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Courses

* = Online classes  - offered 100% online

(H) = Hybrid class - 51% online/ 49% face-to-face.  These classes may require students to come to the Denton campus for some scheduled meetings.

GOV 3053. The American Presidency

Recruitment, selection, and authority; interaction of the executive branch with Congress, parties, the courts, and the public; the influence of personality on performance. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or consent of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

(H) GOV 3153. Legal Environment (same as BUS 3153)

Introduction to law and the legal professions; the role of the various actors in the legal process including lawyers, paralegals, judges, and court administrators; legal ethics; basic legal terminology; structure, functions, and political impact of the judicial system at the local, state, and national levels. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or instructors permission. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* GOV 3243. Criminal Law

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. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or consent of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* GOV 3253. Criminal Evidence and Procedure

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; sentencing. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or consent of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* GOV 4133. Women in Leadership

An introduction to the principles and practices of leadership, with emphasis on women in exercising leadership. Stresses political leadership, but includes business and community leadership as well. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above or consent of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* GOV 4813. Seminar in Public Policy

Analysis of the formation, implementation, and impact of public policy in selected areas of current interest. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or consent of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours. May be repeated.

* SOCI 3043. Deviant Behavior and Social Control

Examines social definitions of deviant behavior, the historial development of knowledge concerning deviance, theories of deviance, and the development, organization, and operation of systems of social control including criminal justice, mental health and welfare. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* SOCI 3093. Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States

Sociological perspectives on the dynamics of racial and ethnic relations focusing on social structure, group interaction processes, group inequality, cultural diversity and gender relations within and between groups. Uses sociological-historical analysis, gendered analysis, social theory/research to study Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and European Americans. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* GOV 3233. Police Policies and Practices

The police profession; organization of law enforcement systems; the police role; police discretion; ethics; police-community interaction; current and future issues. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or consent of the instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* GOV 4073. Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure

The development of the American Constitution through judicial interpretation by the Supreme Court, including cases involving commerce, taxation, divisions of powers, and separation of powers. Prerequisites: Three hours of government or consent of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* GOV 4083. Constitutional Law: Individual Rights

Judicial cases, especially those involving the Bill of Rights, the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. Prerequisites: Three hours of government or consent of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4143. Drug Law and Policy

Legal and political aspects of federal and Texas drug laws, including the Controlled Substances Act and Dangerous Drugs Act. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or consent of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4433. Family Law

Study of the legal aspects of marriage/other relationships; duties and liabilities of husband/wife/children; adoption; illegitimacy; Annulment; separation; divorce, delinquent children; field trip(s). Prerequisite: Three hours of government or consent of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours

* SOCI 3003. Theories of Crime and Deviance

Examination of leading theories of crime and deviance. Classical and contemporary theories are reviewed, with particular attention to the context within which each developed. Emphasis is on applications to the study of crime and crime control. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* SOCI 3113. Juvenile Delinquency

The adjustment of youths as they take on the roles and statuses culturally defined for their age group; emphasis on causation, treatment, and prevention of juvenile delinquency; sociological principles for working with youth. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOCI 4203. Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Examines the various forms of family violence and sexual assault with an emphasis on women as victims and as survivors. Theoretical explanations, research literature, treatment, and prevention will be studied in relation to child abuse, battering, incest, and sexual assault. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* SOCI 4303. Correctional Systems and Practices

Corrections in the criminal justice system; organization of correctional systems; role of criminal justice practitioners; institutional operations;alternatives to incarceration; treatment and rehabilitation; current and future issues. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

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