Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ICJ                                     Course Number: 310                                    
Course Title: Foundations of Scholarship in International Criminal Justice
Subject: Sociology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course aims to provide a set of skills that are essential to conducting and disseminating empirical research. The skills include conducting and writing a focused literature review; understanding the mechanics of research (finding a creative idea, asking the right research questions, utilizing appropriate theories, developing hypotheses, collecting and analyzing data); and finally writing academic papers. The course will discuss research methods (both qualitative and quantitative), their underlying epistemologies and their appropriateness for international criminal justice with specific examples. In will cover ethical concerns and it will provide a basic understanding of the use of computers in research.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 201; ICJ 101, GOV/LAW 259, and junior standing.
Start Date:    12/11/2009                         End Date: