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                                                       Criminal Justice
                                                    LAW ENFORCEMENT
                                               Associate of Applied Science Degree
                                                       2009-2010 Catalog

The law enforcement emphasis includes elements of criminal law, police systems, court systems, criminal procedure, and criminal
investigation.

    Program Course #     Course Title                                        Sem       Sem          Grade      College (If
                                                                             Hrs.      Taken                   not ACC)
    CRIJ 1301             Introduction to Criminal Justice                   3
    CRIJ 1307             Crime in America                                   3
    ENGL 1301             English Composition I                              3
    SOCI 1301             Introduction to Sociology                          3
    PSYC 2301             Introduction to Psychology                         3
    CRIJ 1310             Fundamentals of Criminal Law                       3
    CRIJ 1306             Court Systems and Practices                        3
    GOVT 2306             Texas State and Local Government                   3
    HIST 1301             United States History I                            3
    CRIJ 1313             Juvenile Justice System                            3
    CJSA 1348             Ethics in Criminal Justice                         3
    CRIJ 2323             Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement                   3
                          Mathematics1                                       3
    HIST 1302             United States History II                           3
    GOVT 2305             United States Government                           3
    CRIJ 2314             Criminal Investigation                             3
    SPCH 1315             Public Speaking                                    3
    CRIJ 2328#            Police Systems and Practices                       3
    COSC 1301             Personal Computing                                 3
                          Humanities/Fine Arts1                              3
                          Unrestricted Elective                              3

1
 Select from the appropriate section of the General Education Course List.
# Capstone course

Final approval of degree plan for graduation is provided by the Admissions Office. Application for graduation must be on file in the
Admissions Office before the published deadline of the student’s final semester. The ACC Catalog contains important information
about graduation.


                                             ACC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CJSA 1348 ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3-3-0). A study of ethical thought and issues facing the criminal
justice professional. Topics include constitutional ethics, codes of conduct, and standards of conduct. Skills: R

COSC 1301 PERSONAL COMPUTING (3-2-2). A hands-on course for the development of skills needed to use
personal computer systems for business, individual, and educational applications. Learn word processing, database
management, spreadsheet development, and how to use the operating system. Keyboarding skills are not required, but are
helpful. May not be applied toward a CSC degree. Fee: $12 Skills: R
CRIJ 1301 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3-3-0). History and philosophy of criminal justice and
ethical considerations; crime defined: its nature and impact; overview of criminal justice system; law enforcement; court
system; prosecution and defense; trial process; corrections. Skills: R

CRIJ 1306 COURT SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES (3-3-0). The judiciary in the criminal justice system; structure of
American court system; prosecution; right to counsel; pre-trial release; grand juries; adjudication process; types and rules
of evidence and sentencing. Skills: R

CRIJ 1307 CRIME IN AMERICA (3-3-0). American crime problems in historical perspective; social and public policy
factors affecting crime; impact and crime trends; social characteristics of specific crimes; prevention of crime. Skills: R

CRIJ 1310 FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIMINAL LAW (3-3-0). A study of the nature of criminal law; philosophical
and historical development; major definitions and concepts; classification of crime; elements of crimes and penalties
using Texas statutes as illustrations; criminal responsibility. Skills: R

CRIJ 1313 JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM (3-3-0). A study of the juvenile justice process to include specialized
juvenile law, role of the juvenile law, role of the juvenile courts, role of police agencies, role of correctional agencies,
and theories concerning delinquency. Skills: R

CRIJ 2314 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (3-3-0). Investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence;
sources of information; interview and interrogation; uses of forensic sciences; case and trial preparation. Skills: R

CRIJ 2323 LEGAL ASPECTS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT (3-3-0). Police authority; responsibilities; constitutional
constraints; laws of arrest, search, and seizure; police liability. Skills: R

CRIJ 2328 POLICE SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES (3-3-0). The police profession; organization of law enforcement
systems; the police role; police discretion; ethics; police-community interaction; current and future issues. Skills: R

ENGL 1301 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (3-3-0). A study of the principals of composition with emphasis on
language, the mechanics of writing, the types of discourse, and research and documentation.

English Composition I: ESL - English 1301 ESL is a study of the principles of composition with emphasis on language,
the mechanics of writing, documentation and research, and the types of discourse. ENGL 1301 ESL is the equivalent of
ENGL 1301 and is designed to help students who are non-native speakers of English develop the skills they will need to
succeed academically.
English Composition I: Honors - Please contact the Honors Department at 223-3255 or honors@austincc.edu for
additional information.
English Composition I: Self Paced - This course is designed for students with strong writing skills who can complete
the course assignments with only one class meeting per week. Skills: E

GOVT 2305 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT (3-3-0). This course is an introduction to United States national
government. The course includes a framework for understanding United States government and politics and the
constitutional basis for the processes, the institutions, and the policies of United States government and politics. The
government department strongly recommends that students complete ENGL 1301 or the equivalent with a grade of C or
higher prior to enrolling in GOVT 2305.

Minorities Specialization - This course views national government through the perspectives of its political cultures.
Four groups are identified and studied: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, and Native Americans. Study of
the United States Constitution and the institutions and processes of the United States government are an integral part of
this course. However, students do not attend scheduled classes, but study a textbook and use web-based resources to
complete assignments. Students must complete an online orientation during the first week of classes, take all exams in
ACC testing centers, and maintain satisfactory progress in the course to remain enrolled. Students are required to have
an Internet account to take this course. ACC does not provide Internet accounts.
United States Government: Honors - Please contact the Honors Department at 223-3255 or honors@austincc.edu for
additional information.
 Skills: E

GOVT 2306 TEXAS STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (3-3-0). This course is an introduction to Texas state
and local government. The course includes a framework for understanding Texas government and politics and the
constitutional basis for the processes, the institutions, and the policies of Texas government and politics. The government
department strongly recommends that students complete ENGL 1301 or the equivalent with a grade of C or higher prior
to enrolling in GOVT 2306.

Land Use Specialization - This course is an introduction to Texas state and local government with an emphasis on land
use policy. The course includes the powers and practices of local governments in controlling land use. Topics include
annexation, extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), the legal issue of "takings," eminent domain, zoning, Municipal Utility
Districts (MUDs), environmental impact considerations, subdivision ordinances, and deed restrictions. This course
substitutes for GOVT 2306 for degree and graduation requirements.
Texas State and Local Government: Honors - Please contact the Honors Department at 223-3255 or
honors@austincc.edu for additional information.

 Skills: E

HIST 1301 UNITED STATES HISTORY I (3-3-0). A study of the history of the United States to 1877.
United States History I: Honors - Please contact the Honors Department at 223-3255 or honors@austincc.edu for
additional information. Skills: E

HIST 1302 UNITED STATES HISTORY II (3-3-0). A study of the history of the United States from 1877 to present.
United States History II: Honors - Please contact the Honors Department at 223-3255 or honors@austincc.edu for
additional information. Skills: E

PSYC 2301 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (3-3-0). Survey of introductory topics such as learning, memory,
sensation and perception, personality, life-span development, physiological basis of behavior, stress and health,
psychological disorders, social psychology, and research methods. Additional topics such as language development,
states of consciousness, and psychotherapy may also be included as determined by the instructor.

Introduction to Psychology: Honors - The Honors course provides a more in-depth introduction to the science and
profession of psychology with emphasis on developing oral and written communication skills as they relate to the
analysis and discussion of research and controversial issues in psychology. Please contact the Honors Department at
223-3255 or honors@austincc.edu for additional information.
 Skills: E

SOCI 1301 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3-3-0). Introduction to theoretical perspectives and research
pertaining to society and to the relationship between society and the individual. Covers the basic elements of society,
such as culture, social structure, social groups, social class, race, gender, social institutions, social processes, and social
change.
Introduction to Sociology: Honors - Please contact the Honors Department at 223-3255 or honors@austincc.edu for
additional information. For the Honors course, there will be an in-depth examination of these topics and the underlying
theories, with emphasis on developing oral and written communication skills. Skills: E

SPCH 1315 PUBLIC SPEAKING (3-3-0). A study of the basic principles and techniques for the research, composition,
organization, delivery, and analysis of speeches for various purposes and occasions. The course concentrates on practical
experience in developing speaking and listening abilities.
Public Speaking: Honors - Please contact the Honors Department at 223-3255 or honors@austincc.edu for additional
information.
 Skills: E

				
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