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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Correctional Science - COR 110

Introduction to Corrections

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

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

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; CORRECTIONS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 110142474Intro CorrectionsONL3Buck J1/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2020; CORRECTIONS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 110347603Intro CorrectionsRMT3Hummer H6/20/0Open$12.00M  01:00 PM-03:54 PM WEBWEB
 110347610Intro CorrectionsRMT3Hummer H12/20/0Open$12.00M  09:30 AM-12:30 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; CORRECTIONS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 110112973Intro CorrectionsONL3Hummer H31/31/0Open$12.00 
 110317601Intro CorrectionsPSTC3Hummer H20/20/0Open$12.00M  09:30 AM-12:24 PM FTC140
 110317655Intro CorrectionsPSTC3Hummer H20/20/0Open$12.00M  06:00 PM-08:54 PM FTC140

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday