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    Criminology

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    CCJ 2020 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Credits: 3.
    Overview and general understanding of the structure and processes of the United States criminal justice system. Course covers historical, philosophical, sociological, psychological and legal aspects of crime, law and justice.
    CCJ 3024 Advanced Principles of Criminal Justice
    Credits: 3.
    Advanced overview of criminal law, criminal procedure and criminological theory. Emphasis on the components of the criminal justice system: the police, the prosecutorial and defense functions, the judiciary and the field of corrections. This course is required of all majors. (S)
    CCJ 3301 Corrections
    Credits: 3.
    A critical examination of the philosophies, practices and procedures employed in corrections in the United States. Topics include correctional philosophies and ideologies, the history of punishment and corrections, jails, types of prisons, models of incarceration, probation, intermediate sanctions, parole, characteristics of prisoners, the subculture of prison, the death penalty and the future of corrections.
    CCJ 3662 Crime, Gender and Race
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3LS or 4LS major.
    Examines the relationships between gender, race, age, social class and crime. Explores theoretical explanations, empirical research and patterns in criminal behavior and the criminal justice system.
    CCJ 3701 Research Methods in Criminology
    Credits: 4; Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major.
    Advanced research design and data analysis. Study of experimental and non-experimental research designs; probability and nonprobability sampling techniques; construction of scales; and indexes and methods of bivariate and multivariate data analysis. Previous completion of an introductory course in statistics is recommended but not required. (S) (WR)
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    CCJ 4014 Criminological Theory
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major.
    Advanced study and critical appraisal of various theories of crime causation, including an examination of biological, psychological, economic and sociological perspectives on the etiology of crime.
    CCJ 4037 Psychology and Law
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major.
    Application of behavioral science research and practice to the legal system. Topics include psychologists and the legal system; lawyers' socialization, training and ethics; legality, morality and justice; forensic assessment; the insanity defense; competence in the legal system; eyewitness identification; jury selection; theories of crime; and punishment and sentencing.
    CCJ 4058 History of Criminal Justice in America
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major.
    Examines the historical development of crime and criminal justice in America. Special attention is devoted to the development of the modern prison, police and organized crime in America. (S)
    CCJ 4284 Law and Social Policy
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major.
    Examines the philosophical, legal and scientific modes of inquiry central to the study of law. Students apply the appropriate method of inquiry to the social-policy question presented so that the law and its effectiveness can be evaluated. Previous completion of CCJ 3701 is recommended but not required. (S) (WR)
    CCJ 4622 Violence in American History
    Credits: 3.
    Examines the historical roots of American violence with particular attention to the history of racial, ethnic and domestic violence.
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    CCJ 4644 White-Collar Crime
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major.
    Examines individual criminality in the course of one's occupation and the crimes of organizations and corporations. Studies the societal reaction to these upper class illegalities. (S) (WR)
    CCJ 4681 Intimate Violence
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3LS or 4LS major.
    Examines the factors that increase the risk for intimate violence, the effects of violence on victims, interventions to prevent and treat violence, and public policies. Topics include child physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. Law, social science and feminist scholarship are used to examine current controversies in these fields.
    CCJ 4764 History of Drug Control
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major.
    Trends and developments in the regulation of drugs in America. Emphasizes study of the origins and impact of drug control, the evolution of drug treatment and drug law enforcement.
    CCJ 4905 Individual Work
    Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024, 3LS or 4LS major, and instructor permission.
    Qualified students and the instructor will develop a course of study or investigation designed to extend available coursework. A formal written report is required. Course can be repeated, but no more than three credits earned in CCJ 4905 may be applied to the major or to minimum degree requirements established by the university.
    CCJ 4911 Undergraduate Research in Criminology
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Provides firsthand, supervised research in Criminology. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in Criminology.
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    CCJ 4934 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 12 credits. Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major.
    A variable topic seminar that examines current issues, techniques and problems in criminal justice.
    CCJ 4940 Practicum
    Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024, 3LS or 4LS major, and instructor permission.
    Supervised experience in a criminal justice agency. Course can be repeated, but no more than three credits earned in CCJ 4905 may be applied to the major or to minimum degree requirements established by the university. (S-U)
    CCJ 4956 Overseas Studies
    Credits: 1 to 15; can be repeated with change in content up to 15 credits. Prereq: undergraduate advisor permission.
    Provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.
    CCJ 4970 Senior Thesis
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024 and director permission.
    Qualified students submit a formal research proposal, carry out individual research under the supervision of a faculty member and prepare a formal written report of the research to a faculty committee. Course can be repeated, but no more than six credits earned in CCJ 4905 may be applied to the major or to minimum degree requirements established by the university.
    CJC 4010 Introduction to Corrections
    Credits: 3; Coreq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major.
    Introduces the field of penology and corrections. Consideration is given to conflicting philosophies of punishment; criminological theory as it applies to the field of corrections; the selectivity of the process through which offenders move before their involvement in correctional programs; alternative correctional placements; and empirical assessments of the short-term and long-term consequences of involvement in correctional programs. (S)
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    CJE 3114 Introduction to Law Enforcement
    Credits: 3; Coreq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major.
    The role of the police in the criminal justice system of a democratic society. Topics include the organization of police work, discretion and the role of law enforcement in a socio-legal context.
    CJE 4144 Private Security and Control
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3LS or 4LS major.
    Understanding the role of private security in the prevention of crime. Examines deviance against the assets of formal organizations and their employees, such as business corporations, retail stores and educational institutions.
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    CJJ 4010 Juvenile Justice
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 2LS or 3LS major.
    Examines the development, change and operation of the American juvenile justice system. Emphasizes the nature of juvenile law and the methods of dealing with youthful offenders. (S)
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    CJL 2000 Law and the Legal Process
    Credits: 3.
    Understanding the law as it relates to everyday encounters with the legal system. Actual legal cases may be studied to analyze how disputes are resolved by application of legal principles to factual situations, whether justice was served by the decision and the potential implications of the decision on future cases. (S)
    CJL 3038 Law and Society
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces the scholarly study of law from a multidisciplinary, liberal arts perspective. Examines legal ideas, legal institutions and the legal process with emphasis on the study of criminal behavior and the American criminal justice process.
    CJL 4035 Children, Families and the Law
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3LS or 4LS major.
    Uses scholarship in psychology and law to examine relationships and conflicts between the state, children and families. Issues include child abuse and neglect, reproductive rights of adolescents, juvenile delinquency and child custody. The developing psychological capacities of children are evaluated in light of their legal rights and responsibilities.
    CJL 4044 Tort Law
    Credits: 3; 3LS or 4LS major.
    Studies civil liability for damages caused by a breach of an imposed duty. Topics pursued include negligence, absolute liability, intentional torts, defamation, economic torts, products liability and damages.
    CJL 4050 Juvenile Law
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major.
    Examines the juvenile justice system, including delinquency, dependency and laws that apply especially to juveniles. Studies operation of the Florida juvenile code and the relationship between children and society.
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    CJL 4110 Criminal Law
    Credits: 3; 3LS or 4LS major.
    Studies substantive criminal law, including historical development, the tension between social and legal definitions of crime, the basic dimensions of criminality, the specific elements of major crimes and the nature of criminal sanctions. (S)
    CJL 4410 Criminal Procedure
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major.
    Studies constitutional rights of the accused in criminal proceedings. Focuses on analysis of case materials involving the law of arrest, search and seizure, the use of confessions, fair trial and the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishments.
    CJL 4565 Law and Social Policy
    Credits: 3.
    Examines the philosophical, legal and scientific modes of inquiry central to the study of law. Students apply the appropriate method of inquiry to the social-policy question presented so that the law and its effectiveness can be evaluated. Previous completion of CCJ 3701 is recommended but not required.
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    Sociology

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    SYA 4110 Development of Sociological Thought
    Credits: 4; Prereq: nine credits of sociology.
    Comparative study of the principal contributors to the development of sociology. Emphasizes relevance of these ideas to contemporary social thought and current social issues.
    SYA 4300 Methods of Social Research
    Credits: 4; Prereq: 4 credits of sociology, STA 2023.
    Introduces the scientific method and its application to social science research. Includes research design, data collection and computer data analysis and interpretation.
    SYA 4506 Writing in Sociology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: sociology majors only.
    Helps sociology majors improve the quality of writing professional sociological reports.
    SYA 4010 Advanced General Sociology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: nine credits of sociology.
    Intensive advanced theoretical study of the general principles of sociology, sociological concepts and social issues. Emphasizes classical and/or contemporary schools of sociological thought.
    SYA 4905 Individual Work
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits. Prereq: nine credits of sociology and department permission.
    Examines topics/areas/issues not covered in regularly scheduled courses.
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    SYA 4911 Undergraduate Research in Sociology
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Provides firsthand, supervised research in Sociology. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in Sociology.
    SYA 4930 Special Study
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 12 credits. Prereq: nine credits of sociology.
    Various specialized topics/areas/issues not covered in regularly scheduled courses.
    SYA 4931 Department Honors in Sociology
    Credits: 3.
    Department honors course.
    SYA 4941 Internship in Applied Sociology
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with department permission and a different field placement. Prereq: six credits of sociology and department permission.
    Supervised individual sociology practicum / internship in a social services organization.
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    SYD 3410 Urban Sociology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000 or department permission.
    The development of cities and their spatial and social structure. Critical problems and solutions. Integration of people in the social setting. Social implications of city planning. (S and N) (WR)
    SYD 3630 Latin American Societies
    Credits: 3.
    Latin American culture and social structure. Historical, geographical, economic, social and population characteristics of Latin American nations. Spanish, Portuguese, English and American exploitation of Latin America. (S and N)
    SYD 3700 Minorities in American Society
    Credits: 3.
    Sociological analysis of the structure, social processes and efforts to effect change of racial, ethnic and religious minorities. (S and D) (WR)
    SYD 3805 Gender and Health
    Credits: 3.
    Examines gender differences and similarities in health and illness in the United States. Uses a broad focus on health and illness across the life course and integrates social and biomedical determinants of health.
    SYD 4020 Population
    Credits: 3.
    Characteristics and trends in the populations of the contemporary world. Historical and current growth patterns related to resource conservation, food production and modernization in various regions of the world. (S and N)
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    SYD 4021 U.S. Population Issues
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces major issues related to U.S. population size, growth and composition. Covers historical and contemporary population issues and introduces basic demographic measures and sources of data.
    SYD 4510 Environment and Society
    Credits: 3.
    Social foundations of environmental problems and social responses to environmental issues, including contestation, conflicts and movements.
    SYD 4512 Social Institutions and Environment
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000 or instructor permission.
    The promise and limitations of new social institutions associated with environmental improvement, such as fair trade, corporate social responsibility and eco-labeling schemes.
    SYD 4701 Nationalism and Ethnicity in Europe
    Credits: 3.
    Comparative study of the roles played by nationalism and ethnic identity in modern Europe. (S and N)
    SYD 4800 Sociology of Gender
    Credits: 3.
    Examines the social construction of gender in everyday life; how gender structures social institutions such as the economy and mass media; and how gender shapes the distribution of resources, power and privilege in ways that benefit men over women. (S and D)
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    SYD 4808 Reproduction and Gender
    Credits: 3.
    Examines contemporary reproductive issues in the U.S. How culture and social structures shape the reproductive realm and how the social psychology of individuals' influence their reproductive experiences. (S and D)
    SYD 4810 Sociology of Women
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000 or SYG 2430.
    Examines the gender-based system of social stratification that exists in Western societies. Focuses on social institutions such as education, family, religion and economy. (S and D)
    SYD 4820 Men and Masculinities
    Credits: 3.
    Focuses on issues related to traditional and emerging images of masculinity in the past, present and future. Emphasizes relationships between social forces and males' everyday life experiences across the life-span. (S and D)
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    SYG 2000 Principles of Sociology
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces sociology as a social science and analysis of American society. Culture, socialization, deviance, bureaucracy, population, urbanization, social stratification, minorities and other topics. (S)
    SYG 2004 Principles of Sociology (Honors)
    Credits: 3.
    Available only to students in the UF Honors Program. Covers topics that parallel those covered in SYG 2000. (WR)
    SYG 2010 Social Problems
    Credits: 3.
    The development, analysis and treatment of social problems. Crime, poverty, prejudice and discrimination, pollution and environmental despoliation, drug abuse and mental illness. Emphasizes factors in U.S. society that cause social problems. (S) (WR)
    SYG 2430 Marriage and Family
    Credits: 3.
    Development of masculine and feminine roles. Recent changes in premarital interaction, such as dating, sexual involvement, coed dorm living, living together. Mutual adjustment and parenthood. Alternative family structures. (S and D) (WR)
    SYG 2930 Specialized Topics
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits
    Examines topics/areas/issues not covered in regularly scheduled courses.
    SYG 4956 Overseas Studies
    Credits: 1 to 18; can be repeated with change in content up to 18 credits. Prereq: undergraduate advisor permission.
    Provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.
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    SYO 3534 Poverty
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.
    The social, cultural, economic, political and psychological implications of being poor. Sources of poverty in the structure and operation of society and the consequences of poverty for society. Current and feasible policies for easing the problem in the contemporary United States with reference to its past and to other nations, both developed and underdeveloped.
    SYO 4102 American Families
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.
    The impact of rapid social changes upon families, including race, class and ethnic variations. The liberation of women and changing family roles. Alternative life styles and the futures of families.
    SYO 4180 Families and Work
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.
    Focuses on the overlapping worlds of work and family. Examines unpaid work that takes place in or around the home as well as paid labor performed in the workplace with an emphasis on the female labor force.
    SYO 4200 Sociology of Religion
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.
    The sociological perspective on religions, including religious ideologies and rituals. Social aspects of the religious and religious aspects of the social. Organized religions and religions. (S and N) (WR)
    SYO 4300 Political Sociology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.
    Applies sociological analysis to political themes in a comparative context. (S)
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    SYO 4352 Consumption, Economy and Society
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000 or instructor permission.
    Introduces the field of economic sociology, defined as the study of economic life using the sociological imagination. (S)
    SYO 4400 Medical Sociology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
    Effects of group characteristics in the causation, amelioration and prevention of mental and physical illness and social influences in medical education, medical practice and hospital administration.
    SYO 4530 Social Inequality
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.
    The unequal distribution among individuals and groups of wealth, power and prestige; the effect of class systems upon society; the effect of class membership on individuals; social mobility. (S and D)
    SYO 4540 Organizations
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 12 credits of sociology or the equivalent foundations in education administration, industrial and systems engineering, management or political science.
    The behavior of individuals and systems in formal organizations and bureaucratic models: government, hospitals, churches, schools, industry as manifestations of a common principle.
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    SYP 3000 Society and the Individual
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.
    Relation of the individual to the social environment with special reference to person perception, self-formation, self-disclosure, attitude formation and change, and group structure and processes. Social forces that shape the lives of individuals and how individuals adjust to modern society. (S) (WR)
    SYP 3510 Deviance
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces the sociology of deviance: the definition of deviance; types of deviant behavior such as suicide, drugs and alcohol abuse, sexual deviance, deviant subcultures and violence; differential labeling and institutional processing; and implications of social control. (S) (WR)
    SYP 4060 Sociology of Human Sexuality
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.
    Theoretical and conceptual issues, empirical research and social policies germane to human sexuality in the U.S. Topics include sexual identity and orientation; sexual behavior; social control of sexuality; social implications of STDs and HIV/AIDS; and the relationship between sexuality and the socio-political process.
    SYP 4520 Criminology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000.
    Nature and causes of crime, criminality and criminal careers. Research in crime and delinquency. Sociological analysis of criminal law, criminal justice, rehabilitation, punishment, prevention and deterrence.
    SYP 4550 Alcohol, Drugs and Society
    Credits: 3.
    Overview of alcohol and drug use and abuse in modern society. Emphasis on social characteristics, social processes, policy and programs in socially accepted and deviant use.
    SYP 4730 Sociology of Aging and Life Course
    Credits: 3.
    Social and personal conditions of post-retirement years; family and housing patterns; income, leisure, health and group processes; evaluating institutional care for the aged. (S and D)
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