Skip to main content

Search Bar Icon Close Menu

Master Syllabus

Print this Syllabus « Return to Previous Page

Administrative Unit: Criminal Justice Administration and Human Services Department
Course Prefix and Number: MSCJ 550
Course Title: Readings in Criminal Justice Administration
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Selected readings that allow the student to pursue areas of particular interest or need not covered in established courses or programs. Prerequisites: 12 semester hours of required graduate foundation courses.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): 12 semester hours of required graduate foundation courses.

There is not a standardized text or set of reading material for this course. Students will select appropriate reading material in consultation with the instructor. The instructor will make the ultimate determination of the suitability of particular reading material. The designated reading material will vary depending upon the mutual needs and interests of student and instructor.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. ​Describe specific components, problems, trends and issues in the criminal justice system.
  2. Articulate competing views and arguments regarding specific components, problems, trends and issues in the criminal justice system.
  3. Explain the main points of nonfiction book writing on Criminal Justice.
  4. Articulate solutions to criminal justice problems based upon literature.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered: Topical outline varies by session, dependent upon readings selected by student and instructor.

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Barry Langford Date: April 15, 2015
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

Office of Academic Affairs


Request info