Seward County Community College/Area Technical School
Course Syllabus

  1. TITLE OF COURSE: CJ2303 - Introduction to Corrections
  2. COURSE DESCRIPTION: 3 credit hours. 3 hours of lecture per week.  This course is an introduction to the philosophy and history of corrections, identifying multiple facets of the correctional system, including: Jails and Detention Facilities, Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, Imprisonment and Parole. This course focuses on how today's correctional subsystems function within a larger criminal justice system and covers correctional systems as they apply to the individual and to society. For each unit of credit, a minimum of three hours per week with one of the hours for class and two hours for studying/preparation outside of class is expected. Prerequisite: none
  3. PROGRAM AND/OR DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT: The Criminal Justice program at Seward County Community College provides students with the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills in the criminal justice field through educational and technical instruction.
  4. TEXTBOOK AND MATERIALS: Clear, Todd, Cole, George, Reisig, Michael, American Corrections,10th Edition, Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2013.
  5. SCCC OUTCOMES: Students who successfully complete this course will demonstrate the ability to do the following SCCC Outcomes:
  6. COURSE OUTCOMES: At the completion of this course students should demonstrate an understanding of corrections from a historical, philosophical and practical point of view. The student will demonstrate their understanding of the subject by demonstrating at least 70% competency of the topics to be covered, including:
  10. METHODS OF ASSESSMENT: Methods of assessing SCCC and course outcomes include tests, daily work class attendance, and participation.
  11. ADA STATEMENT: If you believe that you are entitled to special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Vice President of Student Services at 620-417-1016 or visit the office located in the Hobble Academic Building.    
    Syllabus Reviewed: September 2014