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History & Political Science - Courses We Teach

Have a look at our curriculum!

Bear in mind, however, that Holmes Community College is constantly re-evaluating and re-considering what course offerings best serve our student needs, so some courses may not be actively offered at this point in time – be sure to check with your advisor and consult the schedule for your campus.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
CRJ 1313 - Introduction to Criminal Justice.

History, development, and philosophy of law enforcement in a democratic society, introduction to agencies involved in the administration of criminal justice; career orientation. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 1323 - Police Administration & Organization.
Principles of organization and administration in law enforcement as applied to law enforcement agencies; introduction to concepts of organizational behavior. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 1343 - Police & Community Relations.
Current issues between police and community. Role and influence of officer in community relations, tensions and conflict and the problem areas of race and juveniles. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 1353 - Practicum in Criminal Justice (Prerequisite CRJ 1313).
Practicum in an approved criminal justice agency under supervision of the agency concerned and college instructor.  Written evaluation required of agency.  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 1363 - Introduction to Corrections.
An overview of the correctional field; its origins, historical and philosophical background, development, current status, relationship with other facets of the criminal justice system and future prospects.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 1373 - Introduction to Homeland Security.
The issues pertaining to the role and mission of the Department of Homeland Security and related agencies, both domestic and international.  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 1383 - Criminology.
The nature and significance of criminal behavior. Theories, statistics, trends, and programs concerning criminal behavior. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 2213 – Traffic Law
An examination of the role of government in coping with traffic problems.  Emphasis is placed on the history, development, and enforcement of statutes pertaining to motor vehicles.  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 2313 - Police Operations.
A study of the operation and administration of law enforcement agencies.  Particular emphasis is placed on the functions of the patrol division. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 2323 - Criminal Law.
Basic elements of criminal law under the Constitution of the United States, state Constitutions, and federal and state statutes. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 2333 - Criminal Investigation.
Principles of investigation, search and recording, collection and preservation of evidence, finger printing, photography, sources of information, interviews, interrogation, and investigative problems in major crimes.  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 2393 - Survey of Criminalistics.
The study of scientific crime detention methods; modus operandi, crime scene search, preservation of evidence, research projects and class participation required. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 2413 – Administration of Criminal Justice
A study of the legal concepts and procedures, including laws of arrest and search warrant procedures, beginning with the issuance of legal process to ultimate disposition, including information, indictments, arraignments, preliminary hearings, bail, juries and trial and penal conditions.  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 2513 - Juvenile Justice.
Organization, functions, and jurisdictions of juvenile agencies.  Processing, detention, and disposition of cases.  Statutes and court procedures applied to juveniles.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 2713 - Foundations of Terrorism.
Survey of the role of the criminal justice professional in combating terrorism in the modern world.  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 2723 – Intelligence Analysis and Security Management.
This course is designed to develop an understanding of how intelligence assists in maintaining national security, the laws, guidelines, executive directives and oversight relating to intelligence as well as the methodologies used in the intelligence community.  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.
 
CRJ 2733 – Transportation and Border Security.
This course provides a student with an analysis of issues that concern the protection of the borders of the United States and U. S. policies regarding the safety of the U. S. Transportation System.  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.
 
HISTORY
HIS 1113 - Western Civilization I.
This is a general survey of Western Civilization from ancient times to mid-seventeenth century.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
HIS 1123 - Western Civilization II.
This is a general survey of Western Civilization since the seventeenth century.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
HIS 1163 - World Civilizations I.
This is a general survey of world history from ancient times to the 1500’s. Three lectures.  Three hours credit.
 
HIS 1173 - World Civilizations II.
This is a general survey of world history from the 1500’s to modern times. Three lectures.  Three hours credit.
 
HIS 2213 - American (U.S.) History I.
This is a survey of American (US) history to 1877. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
HIS 2223 - American (U.S.) History II.
This is a survey of American (US) history since 1877. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
HUMANITIES
HUM 1113 - Introduction to Humanities.
A humanistic approach to man’s creative achievements in art, literature, music, and philosophy in western civilization. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
PHILOSOPHY AND BIBLE
PHI 1113 - Old Testament Survey.
The student will survey the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) with regard to its worth as a literary work, along with significant dates, themes, concepts and contributions of its characters to that history and literature. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
PHI 1133 - New Testament Survey.
A study of the New Testament covering the life of Jesus of Nazareth and the establishment of the early church as presented in the Gospels, Acts, and other New Testament books. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
PHI 1153 - Jesus and the Gospels.
This course is a study of the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth as recorded in the four canonical gospels with specific consideration of the geographical, political, and social conditions of the 1st century and recognition of various early interpretations of the meaning of the life and person of Jesus. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
PHI 2113 - Introduction to Philosophy I.
An introduction to the major themes and history of the discipline of Philosophy with an emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
PHI 2143 - Ethics.
An introduction to moral philosophy with the investigation of selected moral problems. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
PHI 2613 - World Religions I.
An introduction to the beliefs and development of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and other religious traditions. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
PHI 2713 - Logic.
An introduction to the discipline of logic including formal and informal logic, as well as the development of critical thinking skills. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
POLITICAL SCIENCE
PSC 1113 - American National Government.
Survey of the organizations, political aspects, and basis of national government. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
PSC 1123 - American State and Local Government (Prerequisite: PSC
1113).
The relationship among states, national and local governments. The organization, function, and operation of the three branches with emphasis on the State and Local Government. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
PSC 2113 - Comparative Government.
A survey of various governmental systems beyond the United States. Three lectures. Three hours credit.