The following courses will be offered in the Summer II 10-Week Term, which runs from May 30 – August 9, 2014
Online Courses - Summer II 2014
The social and institutional response to crime is discussed topically in this interdisciplinary survey of the American Criminal Justice System. Students are required to formulate views on controversial issues and concerns such as plea bargaining, the exclusionary rule, the insanity defense and the death penalty. This course is a prerequisite for all 200 level courses in the Criminal Justice program.
The course will examine the social and behavioral causes of delinquency. In addition, the historical background, legal rights and procedural problems of the juvenile justice system will be reviewed. Students will be expected to: identify and describe four separate theories of delinquency, distinguish the practices and procedures of the adult justice system from the juvenile justice system and explain recent reforms and innovations in deliquency prevention, punishment and treatment. (Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in CRJU 101)
The student will read and respond to selected plays, novels, short stories and essays selected from modern world literature from the 18th Century to the present. The works’ relevance for contemporary readers will be examined. This broad based exploration of the modern world, as seen through its literary art, exposes students to a wide variety of cultures, religions, histories and regions. Those regions include works from Africa, the Middle East, China, Japan, India, Central Asia, the Americas and Europe.
Prerequisite: ENGL 095, ENGL 097 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in writing; READ 092, READ 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in reading.
This course prepares students for courses that require algebraic skills beyond those taught in Elementary Algebra. Topics include equations, inequalities, linear systems in two and three variables, complex numbers and applications of functions: linear, exponential, logarithmic, quadratic, polynomial, rational and radical. In addition, the course provides a basic introduction to right triangle trigonometry, vectors, and the Laws of Sines and Cosines. Problems are approached from a variety of perspectives, including graphical, numerical, verbal and algebraic. A graphing calculator is required – the specific model is determined by the department.
Prerequisite: MATH 022 or MATH 025 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in algebra. Please note that in-person testing is required.
The purpose of the Family Law Course is to give legal assistants an understanding of domestic relations law. Students will learn how the laws governing family situations are applied. The content of the course covers dissolution, child custody, child support, alimony, property settlement agreements, orders to show cause, domestic violence and adoption. The students will be able to define and differentiate between the various grounds for divorce and annulment, and they will be able to prepare all forms and pleadings necessary for divorce, and annulment proceedings. This course is designed to give an overview of the law, rules of procedure, ethical and professional responsibilities and tasks essential to the role of the paralegal in assisting the attorney in the family law litigation process. (Prerequisite or Corequisite: PLGL-105)
Students will build upon skills acquired in the first semester course and will be able to express themselves in a variety of more complex situations in Spanish. Prerequisite: a “C” or higher in SPAN 101 or instructor approval