Sep 29, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Computer Science and Statistics

  
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    CSS 632 - Communication Systems Analysis

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CSS 631 . Principles and techniques for analyzing the technical performance of voice and data communication systems. Does not apply to Computer Science degree.
  
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    CSS 633 - The Computer and Communications

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CSS 632 . The operation of and uses for digital computers in a communications context. Does not apply to Computer Science degree.
  
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    CSS 636 - Stochastic Processes and Queuing Theory

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): MAT 385. Poisson process, Markov processes, and Queuing theory.
  
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    CSS 637 - Least Squares Techniques

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CSS 516 . Regression analysis, curvilinear regression, discriminant and factor analysis.

Construction Engineering Technology

  
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    BCT 502 - Innovation in Construction Management

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Study the historical development of and possible future.
  
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    BCT 507 - Advanced Construction Equipment

    3 hrs.
    Methods of specification, selection, and charge rate development for construction heavy equipment.
  
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    BCT 508 - Route Surveying

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BCT 205. Corequisite(s): BCT 508L . Principles for the design and layout of routes. Coverage includes horizontal and vertical alignment, route location, earthwork, computation, ground photogrammetric survey methods, and special survey methods for highways, pipelines, transmission lines, and urban construction.
  
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    BCT 508L - Route Surveying Laboratory

    2 hrs.
    Corequisite(s): BCT 508 .
  
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    BCT 509 - Boundary Surveying

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BCT 205. Corequisite(s): BCT 509L . The application of knowledge of the science of surveying measurement, the legal principles of boundary location, the laws related to boundaries and land use, the land planning and development concepts pertinent to subdivision of land and property surveys.
  
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    BCT 509L - Boundary Surveying Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): BCT 509 .
  
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    BCT 544 - Building Structures

    3 hrs.
    Design of reinforced concrete structural members and systems. Concrete formwork design and cost analysis.
  
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    BCT 545 - Soils and Foundations

    2 hrs.
    Theory and application of soil mechanics to foundation design and construction.
  
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    BCT 545L - Soils and Foundations Laboratory

    1 hr.
  
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    BCT 546 - Hydraulics and Surface Drainage

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BCT 544 . Corequisite(s): BCT 546L . Hydraulic analysis and design of urban, highway, airport, and watershed drainage problems; discussion of overload and drainage channel flows; hydraulics of storm-drain systems and culverts; determination of design flow of runoff from drainage from highways, airports, and urban areas; design of drainage gutters, channels, sewer networks, and culverts.
  
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    BCT 546L - Hydraulics and Surface Drainage Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): BCT 546 .
  
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    BCT 554 - Estimating

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Corequisite(s): BCT 554L . Material quantity survey techniques used in estimating costs of construction.
  
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    BCT 554L - Estimating I Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): BCT 554 .
  
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    BCT 555 - Estimating II

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BCT 554 . Corequisite(s): BCT 555L . Determination of construction cost, bidding procedures, and analysis of job cost data.
  
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    BCT 555L - Estimating II Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): BCT 555 .
  
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    BCT 556 - Highway Estimating

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BCT 554 . Corequisite(s): BCT 556L . Determination of highway construction costs, bidding procedures, and analysis of job cost data.
  
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    BCT 556L - Highway Estimating Lab

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): BCT 556 .
  
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    BCT 558 - Construction Planning and Scheduling

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Corequisite(s): BCT 558L . Critical Path Method (CPM) as a project planning, scheduling, and monitoring technique.
  
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    BCT 558L - Construction Planning and Scheduling Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): BCT 558 .
  
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    BCT 576 - Construction Labor

    3 hrs.
    A study of construction labor resources, labor history, and governmental labor regulations.
  
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    BCT 577 - Construction Project Management

    3 hrs.
    Duties and responsibilities of a construction manager. Services provided by CM firms.
  
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    BCT 578 - Applications of Construction Law

    3 hrs.
    Analysis of construction law and the construction process; legal problems in the bidding process and in the performance of the contract.
  
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    BCT 580 - Construction Safety

    3 hrs.
    Development and management of accident prevention programs in construction.
  
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    BCT 586 - Project Controls

    2 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BCT 555 . Corequisite(s): BCT 586L . Determination of highway construction costs, bidding procedures, and analysis of job cost data.
  
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    BCT 586L - Project Controls Laboratory

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): BCT 586 .
  
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    BCT 592 - Special Problems

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and approval of faculty adviser.
  
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    BCT 602 - Construction It Solutions

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Analysis of information technology; Software and hardware application to construction problems.
  
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    BCT 636 - Advanced Construction Systems

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of professor. Innovative systems and protocols that enhance the construction process for reductions in construction cycle time and cost, and the integration and automation of project and site metrological information into project information management systems for enhanced project performance.
  
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    BCT 659 - Advanced Scheduling

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Implement the latest method and technology for scheduling construction projects.
  
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    BCT 678 - Construction Risk Management

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of professor. Risk and uncertainty in construction and their impact on management decisions in construction.
  
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    BCT 679 - International Construction Management

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of professor. Organizational, management, cultural, and legal issues involved in international construction management.
  
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    BCT 686 - Cost Engineering and Accounting

    3 hrs.
    Methods of monitoring and reporting the financial status of projects and organizations.
  
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    BCT 692 - Special Problems

    1-3 hrs.
  
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    BCT 696 - Construction Internship

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate program and completion of at least 9 hours of graduate credit.

Cooperative Education

  
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    CED 500 - Cooperative Education

    1-12 hr.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor, 1 semester of academic credit at The University of Southern Mississippi, and a minimum grade-point average of 3.0. A supervised, paid education employment experience in industry or government. May be repeated 4 times.

Counseling Personnel Services

  
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    CPS 611 - Career Development and Information Services

    3 hrs.
    The introduction to theories of career development and an analysis of the world of work. Processes are identified through which occupational/educational and personal/social information may be integrated for career/life planning.
  
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    CPS 612 - Helping and Counseling Skills in Student Affairs Practice

    3 hrs.
    Emphasizes theories and principles undergirding the practical application of various helping techniques.
  
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    CPS 615 - The American College Student

    3 hrs.
    An overview of the American college student, including historical background, demography, societal influences, issues, and trends.
  
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    CPS 619 - Cultural Diversity in Student Affairs

    3 hrs.
    A theoretical and skill development course for Student Affairs professionals designed to strengthen multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills of diverse populations in the higher education setting.
  
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    CPS 639 - Foundations of Student Affairs Administration

    3 hrs.
    A comprehensive introduction to student affairs administration; its philosophical, historical and ethical foundations, functional areas and role in higher education.
  
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    CPS 640 - History of Higher Education & Student Affairs

    3 hrs.
    This course is designed for CPS (Student Affairs) students to gain an understanding and appreciation of the past to help them develop policies and practices in today's university setting.
  
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    CPS 645 - Advising Student Organizations & Groups

    3 hrs.
    This course will provide Student Affairs administrators a knowledge base and skills that are necessary to assist advisers of student organizations in improving their effectiveness.
  
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    CPS 654 - Practicum in Student Affairs

    3 hrs.
    A basic field practicum for student affairs administration specialists.
  
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    CPS 692 - Spec Problems in Student Affairs Administration

    3 hrs.
    Special problems in Student Affairs Administration
  
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    CPS 739 - Current Issues and Trends in Student Affairs

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CPS 639  or permission of instructor. A topical study of current issues and trends in the design of student development services in higher education.
  
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    CPS 740 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Student Affairs

    3 hrs.
    This course will serve as an introduction to the legal and ethical aspects of the student affairs profession for the entry to director level professional.
  
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    CPS 743 - Student Development Theory and Research

    3 hrs.
    A basic course in college student development theory and research.

Criminal Justice

  
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    CJ 500 - Graduate Practicum in Criminal Justice

    3-9 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of director. Blends theory and practice in a public or private criminal justice career field;  3 hours may count towards the degree.
  
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    CJ 520 - Methods of Criminal Justice Research and Planning

    3 hrs.
    An in-depth study of criminal justice planning, evaluation, and research.
  
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    CJ 526 - Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

    3 hrs.
    A study of foreign criminal justice systems, with emphasis on how they suggest possible reforms for the American system.
  
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    CJ 530 - Criminal Procedure

    3 hrs.
    A survey of procedural criminal law. Due process, statute of limitation, venue, and double jeopardy are covered.
  
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    CJ 531 - Environmental Law

    3 hrs.
    A study of environmental law emphasizing regulation, enforcement, and detection of unlawful practices damaging to the environment.
  
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    CJ 533 - Evidence, Search, and Seizure

    3 hrs.
    An examination of the laws of evidence and the procedures for obtaining it, with special emphasis on application in criminal court.
  
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    CJ 535 - Organization and Management of Criminal Justice

    3 hrs.
    Principles and theories of management of criminal justice.
  
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    CJ 540 - Police in the United States

    3 hrs.
    A study of the policies and human issues affecting law enforcement agencies in the United States.
  
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    CJ 542 - Advanced Criminal Investigation

    3 hrs.
    Specialized areas of investigation such as cybercrimes, interview and interrogation, statement analysis, serial crimes, and terrorism.
  
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    CJ 550 - Administration of Criminal Corrections

    3 hrs.
    An in-depth study of administration of correctional systems, including management, the incarceration process, probation, and parole.
  
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    CJ 560 - Juvenile Justice Systems

    3 hrs.
    A study of delinquency prevention, investigation of juvenile crime, disposition of offenders, and juvenile courts.
  
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    CJ 561 - Juvenile Corrections

    3 hrs.
    Course provides the student interested in juvenile corrections with an in-depth perspective of the numerous treatment modalities currently in use.
  
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    CJ 563 - Family Law

    3 hrs.
    An in-depth study of common law and statutory law relating to the family, emphasizing legal remedies to violence and its effects on the criminal justice system.
  
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    CJ 564 - Family Violence, Investigation, and Deterrence

    3 hrs.
    A study of child and spousal abuse within the family, emphasizing detection, investigation, and deterrence.
  
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    CJ 570 - Political Economy of Criminal Justice

    3 hrs.
    A study of the politics and economics of crime and justice.
  
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    CJ 571 - Victims of Crime

    3 hrs.
    Provides an in-depth study of factors that affect the victims of crime. Specific crimes are studied and remedies explored.
  
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    CJ 572 - Organized Crime

    3 hrs.
    A course to familiarize students with the evolution, typology, and etiology of organized crime in the United States.
  
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    CJ 575 - Private Security: Law and Loss Prevention

    3 hrs.
    Basic concepts of the private security industry and the law that controls and directs the profession.
  
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    CJ 580 - Seminar in Criminal Justice

    3 hrs.
    A seminar course dealing with all aspects of the criminal justice system, tying together the knowledge of criminal justice previously learned.
  
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    CJ 582 - Criminal Justice Ethics

    3 hrs.
    An examination of the myriad of ethical dilemmas that arise in the criminal justice system, and of tools for nurturing an ethical life.
  
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    CJ 589 - Caribbean Studies

    3 hrs.
    A comparative study of criminal law, courts, and corrections through lectures, field exercises, and research.
  
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    CJ 598 - British Studies: Comparative Criminal Jurisprudence

    3-6 hrs.
    A comparative study abroad of criminal law, courts, and procedures.
  
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    CJ 599 - British Studies: Comparative Drug Law

    3-6 hrs.
    A comparative study of the instructional responses to drug abuse and related criminal offenses and an analysis of their differences.
  
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    CJ 600 - Seminar in Theory of Criminal Justice

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CJ 325 or equivalent, and consent of instructor. An intensive examination of the theory of justice generally, and of corrective justice in particular, exploiting the published works of leading thinkers from Plato to the present.
  
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    CJ 620 - Applied Research Methods for Criminal Justice

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CJ 520  or consent of instructor. A course in basic research methodology as applied to the criminal justice context.
  
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    CJ 625 - Applied Statistical Methods for Criminal Justice

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CJ 620  or consent of instructor. A basic course in inferential statistics as applied to the criminal justice context.
  
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    CJ 630 - Seminar in Civil Liberties and Criminal Law

    3 hrs.
    A study of the legal and moral responsibility of the criminal justice system to individual rights.
  
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    CJ 631 - Seminar in Anglo-American Criminal Law and Procedure

    3 hrs.
    A detailed study of topics in English criminal law and procedure oriented toward understanding the basis of American criminal justice and solutions to common problems.
  
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    CJ 640 - Seminar in Policing

    3 hrs.
    A study of issues involved in the administration of a modern police agency.
  
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    CJ 650 - Seminar in Corrections

    3 hrs.
    An analysis of comparative treatment methodologies utilized by correctional programs throughout the United States and in Europe.
  
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    CJ 660 - Seminar in Juvenile Law

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CJ 460 or consent of instructor. An in-depth study of specific problems in the law pertaining to battered, neglected, and delinquent children and their families.
  
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    CJ 670 - Seminar in Criminal Justice Policy

    3 hrs.
    An in-depth examination of crime and criminal justice policy issues.
  
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    CJ 692 - Special Problems

    1-3 hrs.
    Permission of instructor.
  
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    CJ 697 - Independent Study and Research

    1-9 hrs. arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    CJ 698 - Thesis

    1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs.
  
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    CJ 699 - Seminar in Advanced Topics in Comparative Criminal Justice

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CJ 426 or approval of professor. Study abroad of selected topics of foreign criminal justice systems. Emphasis is on theory.
  
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    CJ 700 - Qualitative Research and Analysis

    3-6 hrs.
    A tutorial examining qualitative research methods, the principal theoretical literature of justice, and the role of qualitative methods in the student's area of study.
  
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    CJ 710 - Research and Analysis in Legal Inquiry

    3 hrs.
    A tutorial examining legal research methods, the major holdings of jurists pertaining to justice administration, and the role of legal research in the student's area of study.
  
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    CJ 720 - Quantitative Research and Analysis

    3-12 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CJ 620 , CJ 625  or equivalent A tutorial examining quantitative research methods, the leading studies in justice administration, and the role of quantitative methods in the student's area of study.
  
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    CJ 721 - Applied Regression analysis in Justice Administration

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CJ 720  or equivalent Advanced analysis in regression and discriminate function in justice administration.
  
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    CJ 730 - Advanced Criminal Justice Theory

    3 hrs.
    This course is designed to provide an examination of the theoretical foundations and paradigms that have shaped the disciplines of criminal justice and criminology.
  
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    CJ 731 - Advanced Criminal Justice Theory II

    3 hrs.
    Examination of modern theoretical development with emphasis on theory integration, developmental and life course theories.
  
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    CJ 740 - Administration of Justice

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CJ 535  or CJ 550 . Survey of administration and management patterns in justice administration.
  
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    CJ 792 - Special Problems

    1-3 hrs.
    Permission of instructor required.
  
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    CJ 797 - Independent Study

    1-12 hrs.
    Permission of instructor required. Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    CJ 898 - Dissertation

    1-12 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): AJ 700, 710, 720 and completion of all doctoral cognates.

Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary

  
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    CIE 503 - Kindergarten-Primary Education

    3 hrs.
    A practicum designed to give teaching experiences in understanding the social, emotional, and cognitive growth and development of children.
  
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    CIE 540 - Supervision for Effective Student Teaching

    1 hr.
    Introduction to The University of Southern Mississippi's student teaching program and the roles and responsibilities of associated personnel.
  
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    CIE 542 - Computational Errors in Elementary Mathematics

    1 hr.
    The identification and remediation of pupil errors in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers.
 

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