Oct 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRIM 450 - Capstone - Field Experience

(3cr) This course is a planned program of field work and participant observation in a selected criminal justice agency or community-based organization. Students will work with the internship coordinator to select an appropriate agency for placement. Once placement is approved, an internship supervisor from the internship agency will be secured and field work activities will be assigned by the agency as deemed appropriate. Learners will participate in a supervised field experience enabling an integration of major theories into practice and the ability to master practical writing and oral presentation skills.  They will also demonstrate the capacity to utilize the fundamental concepts of the social sciences (e.g., culture, social structure, inequality, social roles, etc.). Learners are required to utilize an online “web enhanced companion” to submit their internship journals, site contracts, and other writing assignments. To demonstrate an ability to do organizational analysis of the work site, utilizing the analytical frameworks discussed in upper-division social science courses, learners are required to maintain a journal that documents the field work experience and write a final paper. Additionally, all students enrolled will complete a resume workshop to prepare for prospective employment. This course may not be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisites: SOCI 301  and  SOCI 322 ; junior or senior standing; permission of sociology faculty.

CORE CODES :  CP



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