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This is a CGS web course delivered entirely online through the CANVAS learning management system (LMS). The course consists of a combination of online and off-line activities and participation in asynchronous and/or synchronous meetings and discussions. Online interaction is required each week as outlined in the class syllabus and schedule. Students must have reliable internet access to take this course. Students complete the course requirements within one term and move through the course materials as a cohort.
   
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Introduces various historical and philosophical approaches to corrections.  Course explores origins of correctional institutions and evolution of correctional practices in contemporary society.  Emphasis on modifications of institutional practices in contemporary society and development of new strategies as alternatives to incarceration.  Various methodologies applicable to homogeneous and heterogeneous population groupings of offenders are examined taking into account individual characteristics and differences.

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This course examines the procedural effects of criminal law, including constitutional rights, state criminal procedure, and appellate decisions and rules.
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Traditionally, crime has taken place in the physical world.  Since the dawn of the internet, criminal activities on the web have been continually increasing.  Crime is no longer restricted to a town, city, state or even country as the internet crime transcends all different types of jurisdictions. This is a CGS web course delivered entirely online through the CANVAS learning management system (LMS). The course consists of a combination of online and off-line activities and participation in asynchronous and/or synchronous meetings and discussions. Online interaction is required each week as outlined in the class syllabus and schedule. Students must have reliable internet access to take this course. Students complete the course requirements within one term and move through the course materials as a cohort
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Presentation, discussion and analysis of the nature of the juvenile justice process, legal steps required in processing juveniles, nature and operation of juvenile justice institutions, interrelationships between parts of the system, and problems and prospects for their solution. This is a CGS web course delivered entirely online through the CANVAS learning management system (LMS). The course consists of a combination of online and off-line activities and participation in asynchronous and/or synchronous meetings and discussions. Online interaction is required each week as outlined in the class syllabus and schedule. Students must have reliable internet access to take this course. Students complete the course requirements within one term and move through the course materials as a cohort.
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This course examines the meaning, varieties, and extent of "white collar crime" in America.  It investigates the developmental history of this concept, theories of white collar crime causation, specific types of white collar crime, empirical and theoretical controversies surrounding white collar crime, and the probable future directions for this type of criminal behavior.
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Introduction to black American literature from its oral traditions to the written form from the 18th to 20th century interrelated to historical social and political movements. Special emphasis will be placed upon the Harlem Renaissance period, the literature of the 1960's, and a work by the Pulitzer Prize winners (Gwendolyn brooks, James Alan McPherson, Alice Walker, or Toni Morrison).
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This course surveys the history of Afro-Americans from their African origins to their emancipation during the Civil War. Combined Section: HIST 0670
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This course surveys the development of black Americans from the time of the Civil War to the present. Combined Section: Hist 0671
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A survey of black history in the countries of Latin America, from the period of European conquest (c. 1500) To the present. Combined Section HIST 0502
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This course examines the history of black women in the United States.  It will explore the contradictions and boundaries they confronted living in a limited democracy that supported slavery.  The role of ideologies of gender and race will be a major component of this course.
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Introduction to the growing body of coherent cultural ideas and beliefs which provide a positive framework for study and interpretation of the black experience in North America. The course is pan-African in scope and context.  One of the goals is to enable the student to view the African and the African-American struggles as part of the world struggle of human rights.
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Examines historical roots of modern Caribbean.  Examines major historical developments from period of subjugation of indigenous population through era of slavery to rise of modern nationalism and impact of American intervention. Also analyzes related socioeconomic systems and institutions.  Selected country case studies included. Combined Section: HIST 0521
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This course will examine the cultural patterns of black dance styles and the similarities and differences in the motor behaviors among blacks in dance from South America, the Caribbean islands, Africa, and North America.  Contents of the course will be introduced through films, lecture, and videotapes.
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The course surveys the emergence and growth of early African civilization from the beginnings of the evolution of the human race to the eve of the European colonization of the continent. It introduces students to the multiple disciplines contributing to knowledge about early Africa, and shows the centrality of Africa and Africans for humanity in general. Among the principal themes that the readings and discussions focus on are: pre-history of Africa and the genesis of humankind; the complexity of migration, and state formation; and African and European earlier contact. A fundamental approach will be to look at Africa from the inside out and to analyze African societies from the perspective of their internal development and reaction to external influences. Its basic goal is to promote, first, an appreciation of Africa's contributions to world civilization.
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This course introduces the student to an overview of the poetry by focusing on both male and female writers and their works that illuminate the Afro-American poetic tradition and those pivotal moments or transitions within the development of the tradition.  The instructor recognizes that black female poetry especially, is a complex whole that can be analyzed in terms of style, structure and that it has a coherent history.
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