Minor in Criminal Justice Studies

Criminal Justice Studies Minor — 16–20 units

Foundation Course (4 units)

C J 300Criminal Justice: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective4

Distribution Requirements (12–16 units)

Select one course from each of the four categories (I–IV) below.

I. Administration of Justice (3–4 units)

C J 340Comparative Criminal Justice4
C J 400Police and Public Policy3
C J 450Jails and Prisons3
C J 451The Architecture of Incarceration3
C J 460Community Corrections and Sentencing3
C J 475Intervention Policies in Juvenile Justice3
C J 480California Corrections System3
C J 525Global Restorative Justice and Corrections3
C J 530Geographies of Social Control and Urban Diversity3
I R 360Intelligence and Intelligence Agencies4
PLSI 475San Francisco Political Issues4
PLSI 478Judicial Process4
SOC 455Punishment and Social Control3

II. Crime and Delinquency (3–4 units)

AFRS 678Urban Issues of Black Children and Youth3
COMM 571The Rhetoric of Terrorism4
COMM 573The Rhetoric of Criminality and Punishment4
C J 401Criminal Profiling3
C J 405Organized Crime3
C J 435/LTNS 430Race, Crime, and Justice3
C J 452/SOC 451Criminological Theory4
C J 461/I R 361Terrorism and Covert Political Warfare4
C J 470/SOC 452Juvenile Justice4
C J 471Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice3
C J 605Criminalization of Gender and Sexuality3
LTNS/C J 485Latina/o Youth, Crime, and Justice3
PHIL 378Philosophy of Criminal Law3
C J 515Extremism as Crime3
C J 520Construction of Crime and Justice3
C J 550School Violence and Discipline3
C J 570Urban Violence3
C J 600Youth Gangs in Community Context3
ECON 515Economics of Crime and Justice3
SOC 362The Social Construction of Deviance and Conformity4

III. Legal Studies (3–4 units)

AFRS 375Law and the Black Community3
AFRS 376Government, the Constitution, and Black Citizens3
AIS 330American Indian Law3
COMM 564Issues in Free Speech4
COUN 630Legal Center Training I3
COUN 631Legal Center Training II3
C J 335Legal Writing and Research4
C J 501Criminal Law3
C J 502Criminal Procedure3
C J 505/I R 332International Criminal Law4
ECON 516Law and Economics3
GPS/PHIL 375Peace Law and Human Rights in the U.S.3
HIST 470The U.S. Constitution to 18773
HIST 471The U.S. Constitution since 18773
LABR 650Labor Law: An Introduction and Overview3
PHIL 335Law and Society3
PHIL 379Philosophy of Constitutional Interpretation3
PHIL 380Philosophy of Law3
PLSI 552Individual Rights and the Constitution4
PSY 472Introduction to Legal Psychology3
SOC 457Sociology of Law4

IV. Working with Diverse Communities (3–4 units)

AA S 595Asian American Communities and Public Policy3
AIS 460Power and Politics in American Indian History3
COMM 503Gender and Communication4
COMM 525Sexual Identity and Communication4
COMM 531Conflict Resolution4
COMM 541Critical Approaches to Culture and Communication4
COMM 543Dialogues Across Differences4
HIST 462/RRS 670Making Whites: Race-making in America3
HIST 465American Ethnic and Racial Relations II: 1890 - Present3
LTNS 415Economic Progress of Latinos in the U.S.3
LTNS 470Latina/o Immigration to the U.S.3
PHIL 455/SXS 569Sex and the Law3
PLSI 464Race and American Politics4
PLSI/USP 512Urban Politics and Community Power4
PSY 547Social Conflict and Conflict Resolution3
RRS/SOC 330Comparative Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.: Class, Gender, and Nation3
RRS 571Women, Class, and Race3
SXS 455Sex, Power and Politics3
WGS 514Women and the Prison Industrial Complex3
WGS 554Gender and Global Migration3
WGS 570Women, Gender, Policy, and Justice3

Note: A total of 13 units must be upper division courses. Up to a total of 3 transfer units in Introduction to Criminal Justice or Concepts of Criminal Law completed at a California community college may be counted towards meeting requirements for the minor. For applicable courses, go to the ASSIST website: assist.org/web-assist/welcome.html.