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Fall 2021 early enrollment online classes

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COMM 100. Speech Communication A practical humanistic approach to interpersonal, small group and public communications. Focus is on the communicative event and its context with special emphasis on communication principles and skills.

COMM 140. Film Appreciation An introduction to the basic technical and aesthetic elements of the art of film. The class will examine the nature of cinema and its relation to our culture and our lives through analysis of its many components.

CJ 101. Introduction to Criminal Justice- A survey of the history, organization and function of the various components of the criminal justice system; police, courts and corrections. Analysis of the decisions made in the process whereby citizens become suspects; suspects become defendants; some defendants are convicted; and in turn become probationers, inmates and parolees. Successful completion of this course with a grade of C or better is required before a student can continue to take any other criminal justice courses.

CJ 223. Police and Society
A study of the various levels, roles and functions of law enforcement in America. The nature and responsibilities of law enforcement are discussed and evaluated, including police accountability and civil liability. Examines the racial, ethnic and gender issues in law enforcement.
Prerequisite(s): CJ 101.

HIST 207. American History to 1865 This course will examine Native America, the European conquest, cultural encounters between Africans, Europeans and Native Americans; the colonial era, slavery, revolutionary and Early National periods; westward expansion, nationalism, industrialization and sectional strife through the Civil War and Reconstruction, centering on issues of race, class, society, politics and power. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102. 


PSYC 151. General Psychology A general survey of principles, theories and fields of psychology with emphasis on application. (Course is designed for the student who wishes to gain a greater understanding of human behavior, both adaptive and nonadaptive.) 

SOC 101. Introduction to Sociology A general survey of the discipline, its methods, basic co organization and institutional life, the social process of socialization, conflict and its resolution and social change.
Contact: taylorjh@wvstateu.edu
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