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Course Equivalents

Course Equivalents for CJS 101 at Metropolitan State University in Fall 2017 (Aug - Dec)

While all courses listed as equivalents below are transferable, they are not necessarily equivalent in both directions. The courses below transfer TO the college or university shown above. To see how courses from your home college or university transfer to other participating colleges or universities, you can search Transferology.

If you are enrolling in the equivalent course in order to fulfill a program/major requirement, it is best to check with your academic advisor to ensure that the equivalent course will meet the requirements of your particular major.

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Anoka-Ramsey Community College
SOC 2261 - Introduction to Crime and Criminology - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
(Meets MnTC Goal 5 and 9) Prerequisites: SOC 1111 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: College-level reading and writing Overview and analysis of crime and its relationship to societal institutions such as the criminal justice system. Major topics may include but are not limited to measures of crime (crime data), the consequences of criminal law, theories of criminal motivation, theories of crime control, evaluation of crime control policy, and victimology. Special topics may include traditional street crime, white-collar crime, juvenile crime, police conduct, and the relationship between the criminal justice system and other societal institutions.
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Bemidji State University
CRJS 1120 - Criminal Justice and Society - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
A general introduction to the philosophies, principles, and social aspects which underlie the formulation of law and administration of justice in the United States. Provides an overview of the institutions and relationships of those agencies composing the criminal justice system. Liberal Education Goal Area 9.
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Central Lakes College
CRJU 1101 - Criminal Justice - 3 credits

This is an introduction into the American Criminal Justice System. The course will cover police, court, and correctional facilities, and given an overview of how our criminal justice system works. Discussion on various topics will analyze procedures and cases that made our laws what they are today.
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Century College
SOC 1080 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (Online) - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course provides an overview of the criminal justice system in US society, including the philosophy, history, organization, and function of the police, courts, and corrections. Sociological perspectives are applied to an analysis of crime and victimization, ethics, and the concept of justice. Topics include foundations of crime; justice and law; federal, tribal and state elements; victimization; victim rights; crime statistics and the extent of crime; police issues; juvenile justice system; juvenile delinquency; court systems; corrections, community corrections; professional career opportunities; and future trends. Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 or completion of RDNG 0900 or RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher. Assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 or completion of ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher.
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Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
LAWE 1001 - Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 credits
An analysis of the criminal justice system in the United States, including criminal law and the roles and relationships of agencies of crime and delinquency prevention, police, courts, and corrections.
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Inver Hills Community College
CJS 1150 - Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 credits

Describes the American system of criminal justice, covering theories of justice, criminal law, policing, courts and associated pre- and post-trial legal processes, punishment and corrections, and juvenile justice. Prerequisites: Instructor approval or placement by Accuplacer assessment into ENG 1108 or completion of ENG/EAP 0099 with a C grade or better.
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Lake Superior College
SOC 1114 - Criminal Justice in Society - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Critical Thinking (02)
This course will explore the development of the U.S. criminal justice system, focusing both on the social values which form the basis for this institution and on the particular institutional arrangements through which society aspires to foster responsible behavior among its citizens. It will examine the broad ideals of justice and the underlying assumptions about the personal rights and obligations that come with membership in a society. It will analyze the workings of the criminal justice system within the context of a free society characterized by broad human diversity. MTC goal areas: (5) History and Social and Behavioral Sciences and (9) Ethic and Civic Responsibility. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
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Mesabi Range College
SOC 1551 - Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course is an analysis of the criminal justice system in the United States. It deals with criminal law and the roles and relationships of the four institutions in the criminal justice system: law enforcement, criminal bar, courts, and corrections.
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
SOCI 2155 - Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course is intended to give an overview of the American criminal justice system, with specific review of the roles and responsibilities of the police, courts, corrections institutions and the democratic foundations upon which the system is based. In addition, the course is appropriate for those who want to learn more about career options in the areas of criminal justice.
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
CRJU 1101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 credits

This course serves as an introduction to the American criminal justice system including police, courts, and correctional systems. Minnesota POST objectives will also be covered in this course.
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Minnesota State University Moorhead
CJ 200 - Introduction to Criminal Justice - 4 credits
Overview of the criminal justice field focusing on the history and description of the contemporary United States system. The overview will include both the adult and the juvenile justice system.
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
CORR 106 - Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Examines the making of criminal law, the evolution of policing, the adjudication of persons accused of criminal law violations, and the punishment of adult offenders.
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LAWE 131 - Introduction to Law Enforcement - 3 credits
The course provides a survey of the institutions and processes of the criminal justice system with an emphasis on the role of law enforcement agencies in a free society. Political theories of justice are explored with theories of crime causation.
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LAWE 131 - Introduction to Law Enforcement - 3 credits
The course provides a survey of the institutions and processes of the criminal justice system with an emphasis on the role of law enforcement agencies in a free society. Political theories of justice are explored with theories of crime causation.
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Normandale Community College
SOC 2130 - Criminal Justice - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Provides an overview of the criminal justice system. Includes the historical development of law enforcement as well as an exploration of the components of the criminal justice system and the functions, jurisdictions, and interrelationships of various law enforcement agencies.
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North Hennepin Community College
SOC 1710 - Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course covers the history, organization, and function of the criminal justice system in the United States. Topics include foundations of crime and justice, victimization, crime statistics and the extent of crime, police issues, court systems, corrections, and future trends. Note: Sociology 1110 recommended prior to taking this course.
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Ridgewater College
LAWE 0103 - Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 credits

This course provides an overview of the criminal justice system in US society, including the philosophy, history, organization, and function of the police, courts, and corrections. Topics include foundations of crime; justice and law; federal, tribal and state elements; victimization; victim rights; crime statistics and the extent of crime; police issues; juvenile justice system; juvenile delinquency; court systems; corrections, community corrections; professional career opportunities; and future trends.
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Southwest Minnesota State University
JUAD 144 - Introduction to Justice & Society - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
An introduction to the three components of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. The course includes the nature and history of criminal justice in society, development of criminal law, the extent and measurement of crime, crime prevention and control, and crime victims. For each area, current research, theoretical developments, and contemporary issues will be addressed.
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St. Cloud State University
CJS 111 - Crime and Justice in America (Diversity) - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
(MGM) Components, structure, and functioning of the criminal justice system in America: crime victims, law enforcement, courts, corrections, probation, parole, community corrections and juvenile justice. Document the failures of the system to provide equal justice to all people, especially women, children, and people of culturally diverse backgrounds. 3 Cr. ANNUAL.
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Vermilion Community College
SOC 1451 - Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course is an introduction to Criminal Justice and provides students with an analysis of the criminal justice system in the United States. It deals with criminal law and the roles and relationships of agencies of crime and delinquency prevention, police, courts and corrections.
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Winona State University
SOC 210 - Crime & Justice in America - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
An introductory course focusing on the criminal justice system in America. To develop students' capacity to understand the concepts of crime, justice, ordered liberty, fundamental fairness and individuals rights and liberties. An examination and analysis of the agencies of justice to develop skills to understand evolving methodologies for identifying and managing offenders in a pluralistic society. Grade only. Offered each semester. Meets GOAL 9.
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