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Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ499 Course ID: 3979 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This seminar is a senior level course designed to allow the student to review, analyze, and integrate the work the student has completed toward a degree in Criminal Justice. The student will complete an approved academic paper that demonstrates mastery of their program of study in a meaningful culmination of their learning, as well as assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree requirements. NOTE: ALL required, core, and major courses must be completed prior to enrollment in this course. Student must have SENIOR standing to register. (Note to students: The course materials, assignments, learning outcomes, and expectations in this upper level undergraduate course assume that the student has completed all lower level general education and career planning coursework necessary to develop research, writing, and critical thinking skills. Students who have not fulfilled all general education requirements through courses or awarded transfer credit should strongly consider completing these requirements prior to registering for this course.)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 05/30/21 Spring 2021 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, the student will be able to:

CO1: Evaluate a specific issue in the field of Criminal Justice;

CO2: Develop a topic/problem statement (including a proposed solution) based on an issue in Criminal Justice;

CO3: Demonstrate ability to successfully cite university online library database sources pertaining to scholarly journals and peer-reviewed articles;

CO4: Prepare an annotated bibliography based on research from the online library databases;

CO5: Apply successfully various rules related to APA style writing and format, including citations and references; and

CO6: Produce an empirical literature review final document.


Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

Peregrine Assessment

Peregrine Assessment. Instructions and grading expectations for the Peregrine Assessment will appear in the Assignments section of the classroom.

NameGrade %
Introduction 1.00 %
Introduction 1.00 %
Thesis Statement 10.00 %
Thesis Statement 10.00 %
Forums 9.00 %
Week 1 Forum 1.13 %
Week 2 Forum 1.13 %
Week 3 Forum 1.13 %
Week 4 Forum 1.13 %
Week 5 Forum 1.13 %
Week 6 Forum 1.13 %
Week 7 Forum 1.13 %
Week 8 Forum 1.13 %
Assignments 25.00 %
Annotated Bibliography 10.00 %
Rough Draft 15.00 %
Final Paper 50.00 %
Final Paper 50.00 %
Peregrine Assessment 5.00 %
Peregrine Assessment 5.00 %
Peregrine Score 0.00 %
Peregrine Score 0.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.