Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Organizational Leadership Minors

Minor in Criminalistics

This minor provides students with an understanding of the significant role that science is accorded in the criminal justice system, especially in criminal investigations and criminal trials. This minor is not permitted for criminal justice majors.

Requirements for Minor: Criminalistics

Credits

JUS 101

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

JUS 204

Criminal Investigation

3

JUS 205

Criminal Evidence

3

JUS 231

Race, Gender, and Crime

3

JUS 303

Criminal Procedure

3

JUS 320

Advanced Crime Scene Technology and Criminalistics

3

JUS 404

Evidence Preparation and Courtroom Testimony

3

TOTAL CREDITS

21

Minor in Criminal Justice

Requirements for Minor: Criminal Justice

Credits

JUS 101

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

JUS 200

Police in America

3

JUS 201

Corrections in America

3

JUS 203

The Criminal Court System

3

Select 9 300/400-level JUS credit hours

9

TOTAL CREDITS

21

Minor in Organizational Leadership

Available in both traditional and fully-online formats.

Requirements for Minor: Organizational Leadership

Credits

LDR 300

Foundations of Leadership

3

LDR 308

Leadership Development

3

Select four additional LDR courses

12

TOTAL CREDITS

18

Minor in Political Science

Available in both traditional and fully-online formats.

Requirements for Minor: Political Science

Credits

PSC 100

American Politics

3

PSC 102

Comparative Politics

3

PSC 103

International Politics

3

Select 12 PSC credit hours at the 300 level or above

12

TOTAL CREDITS

21

Minor in Pre-Law

The pre-law minor may appeal to students who major in non-law-related fields and plan to apply to law school. It exposes them to legal courses before pursuing their professional education. The minor in pre-law does not guarantee successful admission into law school nor is it a prerequisite for law school.

If a particular course has a prerequisite that is not listed as part of the major requirements, then the prerequisite is given in italics below the course for which it is a prerequisite. These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.

Requirements for Minor: Pre-Law

Credits

JUS 210

Legal Research

3

PSC 110

Political Ideas

3

PSC 304

 

Introduction to the Law

Prerequisite: PSC 100, PSC 101, PSC 102, PSC 103 or

PSC 110

3

PSC 305

 

The Judicial Process
Prerequisite: PSC 100, PSC 101, PSC 102, PSC 103 or PSC 110

3

Select three courses from the following:

PSC 307

 

Constitutional Law

Prerequisite: PSC 100, PSC 101, PSC 102, PSC 103 or PSC 110

 

PSC 308

 

Civil Liberties

Prerequisite: PSC 100, PSC 101, PSC 102, PSC 103 or PSC 110

 

PSC 375

Perspectives on Law

Prerequisite: PSC 100, PSC 102,

PSC 103 or PSC 110

 

PSC 394

Special Topics

 

PSC 480

 

International Law

Prerequisite: PSC 100, PSC 102,

PSC 103 or PSC 110

9

PSC 496

Internship in Political Science

 

JUS 203

The Criminal Court Systems

Prerequisite: JUS 101

 

JUS 205

Criminal Evidence

Prerequisite: JUS 101

 

JUS 231

Race, Gender, and Crime

 

JUS 302

Criminal Law

 

JUS 303

Criminal Procedure

 

JUS 313

Rights of the Convicted

 

PHI 200

Ethics

 

PHI 330

Philosophy and the Law

 

TOTAL CREDITS

21

Minor in Public Service

The public service minor is designed for students interested in careers such as: service delivery or management in a local, state or federal agency; policy making, implementation and evaluation; nonprofit management; and community planning and development. Some courses are offered online, and 500-level courses completed with a grade of A or B may be counted toward a Master of Public Administration at NKU. The public service practicum (PAD 498) is an opportunity to earn up to 6 credit hours while applying classroom learning to a practical setting in a government, nonprofit or related organization in the northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region, the state capital of Frankfort, or another locale.

Requirements for Minor: Public Service

Credits

PAD 300

Introduction to Public Administration

3

PAD 403

PSC 403

Public Policy --OR--

Politics in Action

3

Select 9 credit hours from the following:

PAD 401

Human Resource Management

 

PSC 405

Politics of Money

 

PAD 412

Administrative Law

 

PAD 420

Managing the Not-for-Profit Organization

9

PAD 511

Budgeting Techniques and Applications

 

PAD 560

Planning and Community Development

 

PAD 394

Special Topics in Public Administration

 

PAD 496

Internship in Public Administration (1-5)

 

PAD 498

Public Service Practicum (1-6)

 

TOTAL CREDITS

15

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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

The Catalog

Catalog Changes

University Accreditation

About NKU

Program Offerings

Admissions and Enrollment

International Admissions and Enrollment

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Academic Program Opportunities

University Policies and Procedures

Academic Support

Student Engagement

General Education

College of Arts and Sciences

Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business

College of Education and Human Services

College of Health Professions

College of Informatics

Pre-Professional and Interdisciplinary Programs

Course Descriptions

Course Description Notes

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Arabic Courses (ARI)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Athletic Training Program Courses (ATP)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIO)

Business Informatics Courses (BIS)

Black Studies Courses (BLS)

Business Courses (BUS)

College of Arts and Sciences Courses (CAS)

Cooperative Education Courses (CEP)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Chinese Courses (CHI)

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Computer Information Technology Courses (CIT)

Construction Management Courses (CMGT)

Communication Studies Courses (CMST)

Communication Courses (COM)

Counseling Courses (COU)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

Dance Courses (DAN)

Data Science Courses (DSC)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education – Special Education Courses (EDS)

Education Courses (EDU)

Engineering Technology Courses (EGT)

Electronic Media and Broadcasting Courses (EMB)

English Courses (ENG)

English Developmental Courses (ENGD)

Entrepreneurship Courses (ENTP)

Environmental Science Courses (ENV)

Finance Courses (FIN)

Financial Literacy Courses (FLC)

French Courses (FRE)

Geography Courses (GEO)

German Courses (GER)

Geology Courses (GLY)

Health Education Courses (HEA)

Health Informatics Courses (HIN)

History Courses (HIS)

Honors Courses (HNR)

Human Resource Management Courses (HRM)

Health Science Courses (HSC)

Human Services/Mental Health Courses (HSR)

Informatics Courses (INF)

International Programs Courses (INTL)

Integrative Studies Courses (IST)

Italian Courses (ITA)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

Japanese Courses (JPN)

Criminal Justice Courses (JUS)

Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

Korean Courses (KOR)

Learning Assistance Program Courses (LAP)

Latin Courses (LAT)

Organizational Leadership Courses (LDR)

Library Informatics Courses (LIN)

Developmental Mathematics Courses (MAHD)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Medieval Studies Courses (MDS)

Management Courses (MGT)

Media Informatics Courses (MIN)

Marketing Courses (MKT)

Military Science Courses (MSC)

Music Courses (MUS)

Neuroscience Courses (NEU)

Nursing Registered Professional Courses (NRP)

Nursing Baccalaureate Courses (NRS)

Public Administration Courses (PAD)

Physical Education Courses (PHE)

Philosophy Courses (PHI)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Popular Culture Courses (POP)

Public Relations Courses (PRE)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Science Courses (RAD)

Reading Workshop Courses (RDG)

Religious Studies Courses (REL)

Respiratory Care Courses (RSP)

Russian Courses (RUS)

Integrated Sciences Courses (SCI)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Sports Business Courses (SPB)

Spanish Courses (SPI)

Statistics Courses (STA)

Social Work Courses (SWK)

Theatre Courses (TAR)

University Programs Courses (UNV)

Women's and Gender Studies Courses (WGS)

World Languages Courses (WLL)

University Administration

Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Appendices

Kentucky Residency

Index