Tonya Rider

Criminal Justice Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will understand basic sociological concepts and theories and their relationship to the institutions of social control.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the administration of law enforcement agencies, adult and juvenile court systems, corrections policies, policing, philosophies of crime and punishment and theories of deviance.
  3. Students will express themselves in a clear and coherent manner and be able to discuss, in written and oral form, issues related to law enforcement and the provision of justice in society.
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply ethical principles to the administration of justice.
  5. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the multicultural nature of society and the implications of societal diversity for the justice system.

Sociology Learning Outcomes

Basic Sociological Concepts & Theory 
1.  Students will understand basic concepts in sociology so that they will be able to

a. Define, give examples, and demonstrate an understanding of sociological concepts and theories.

b. Demonstrate the ability to apply sociological concepts and theories

c.  Express ideas in a clear and coherent manner in writing and in oral presentations.

Basic Research Competence
2.  Students will understand the role of evidence in sociology, such that they will be able to:

a.  Identify basic methodological approaches and describe the general role of methods in building sociological knowledge;

b.  Compare and contrast the basic methodological approaches for gathering data;

c.  Complete  component(s) of a research study and explain why various decisions were made.

Cultural and Global Diversity 
3.  Students will understand the diversity of American society and its place in the international context such that they will be able to:

a.  Describe the significance of variations by race, ethnicity, class, gender, age and sexual orientation and other  culturally relevant categories in human relations;

b.  Describe the social factors and processes through which prejudice and discrimination are created and perpetrated.