Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: CJBA                                     Course Number: 410                                    
Course Title: Senior Thesis I
Subject: Criminal Justice
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This first Senior Thesis course will provide structured guidance to thesis-track senior students in the Criminal Justice BA program in the craft of proposing a research study. Students will select a topic and develop a research proposal under a Faculty Mentor. They will review scientific literature, formulate relevant hypothesis, plan analytical strategies, and report to the Faculty Mentor in regular meetings. Ethical issues in research involving human subjects and vulnerable populations, including the role of IRB oversight, will be examined. Pilot testing of instruments and collection of preliminary data may also be required. Students will produce a formal research proposal at the end of the semester.

Prerequisite: ENG 102/201, CJBA 240 or STA 250, CJBA 340, CJBA 380, senior standing, and permission of instructor
Start Date:    06/30/2012                         End Date: