Jul 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 485 - Policing and Society

Units: 4
Examines issues related to police, policing, and police-related public policy. It addresses knowledge of crime, how the police respond to crime, and how institutions designed to address crime (police, courts, corrections) function. Race and class is also addressed.

Equivalent Quarter Course: SOC 4730.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. SLO1: Students will be able to think critically and creatively about policing in the U.S. Students will apply analytical reasoning to address complex policy challenges and problems.
  2. SLO 2: Students will demonstrate oral and written abilities to effectively communicate and engage in educated, open-minded discussions about social policing.
  3. SLO 3: Students will possess knowledge of cultural differences and an understanding of how power, privilege, and culture produce social inequalities and stigmatization, and how structures of domination are effectively challenged or maintained by policing.
  4. SLO 6: Students will demonstrate an ability to critically read, interpret and synthesize abstract sociological arguments and theories regarding policing.

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