Correctional Science

COR 110

Introduction to Corrections (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course blends theory and operational knowledge for corrections. Students learn about the early development of corrections, sentencing, prisons, probation, parole, prisoner rights, community corrections, the role of the correctional officer and current concerns.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the different components of corrections.
  • Analyze the impact corrections has on other criminal justice agencies.
  • Explain the key issues in the sentencing process.
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of capital punishment.
  • Investigate the realities of prison life.
  • Summarize the impact past incarceration practices has on correctional institutions.
  • Explain the importance of the correctional funnel.
  • Analyze the role of courts on corrections and the issues now being litigated.
  • Assess the concepts of parole and probation.
  • Analyze the different problems and issues created by juvenile and special offenders.
  • Summarize the different management styles utilized in the field today.
  • Analyze the future trends likely in corrections.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; CORRECTIONS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/19/2017

 110142474Intro Corrections Online3Buck J$12.0015/31/0Open

Fall; 2017; CORRECTIONS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/28/2017

 110347603Intro Corrections 3Hummer H$12.0026/31/0Open
M 01:00PM-03:54PMFTC130
 110347652Intro Corrections 3Hummer H$12.0029/31/0Open
M 06:00PM-08:54PMFTC130

Winter; 2017; CORRECTIONS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/09/2017

 110112973Intro Corrections Online3Cavan P$12.0016/31/0Closed
 110317601Intro Corrections 3Hummer H$12.0013/31/0Open
M 09:30AM-12:24PMFTC140
 110317602Intro Corrections 3Hummer H$12.0018/31/0Open
W 01:00PM-03:54PMFTC130
 110317655Intro Corrections 3Hummer H$12.0015/31/0Open
M 06:00PM-08:54PMFTC150

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