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means of broadening professional skills and expanding employment opportunities. All criminal justice students are encouraged to concentrate their general elective courses in areas which enhance career goals, such as foreign language, social and behavioral sciences, business administration, computer science and chemistry/biology sequences. All criminal justice students are encouraged to concentrate their general elective courses in areas which enhance career goals, such as foreign language, social and behavioral sciences, business administration, computer science and chemistry/biology sequences.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: CRJS 101: Defense Tactics and Safe Physical Management This course is designed to focus on the application of the use of force by criminal justice personnel and the benefit that traditional martial arts can have in carrying out this aspect of law enforcement/criminal justice responsibility. Law enforcement agencies advocate a use of force continuum that indicates options available in response to levels of resistance that may be encountered by enforcement personnel. This course has been developed to meet the needs of students that are anticipating careers in criminal justice agencies. Students from other academic disciplines will also derive benefits in the use of personal self-defense. CRJS 101 is intended to be a general elective for criminal justice majors. 3 credits CRJS 105: Introduction to Basic Firearms This course will presume that there are students that have had no prior experience with firearms. This section will be devoted to providing basic accurate information, proper form, procedure and habits. Each student will have a full working familiarity with the firearm and ammunition that they will encounter and have at least a basic understanding of ballistics. The first three sections, "A. Introduction to firearms", "B. Shooting Fundamentals", "C. Range Behavior/Safety" are taught in the classroom. CRJS 105 is an absolute prerequisite for CRJS 106. All participants must attend CRJS 105 for safety protocol. Students are responsible for the acquisition of their own firearm and associated ammunition, holster, ear and eye protection. The course is taught by a team of certified firearm instructors at an off campus indoor range. Availability for course is restricted to upper level criminal justice majors and all others only by permission of the Director of the Criminal Justice Program. CRJS 105 is intended as a general elective for criminal justice majors. Corequisite: CRJS 106 1 credit CRJS 106: Basic Firearms II This portion of the firearm instruction focuses upon basic marksmanship techniques. The five principles of marksmanship will include proper stance grip, sight picture, trigger control, presentation and follow-through. The training paradigm will also encompass the entire scope of the use of force continuum from command presence to deadly force. Students are responsible for the acquisition of their own firearm and associated ammunition, holster, ear and eye protection. You will need at least 600 rounds of ammunition for this section. Instruction is held at an indoor range for application of proper techniques. The course is taught by a team of certified firearm instructors at an off campus indoor range. Availability for course is restricted to upper level criminal justice majors and all others only by permission of the Director of the Criminal Justice Program. CRJS 106 is intended as a general elective for criminal justice majors. Corequisite: CRJS 105 2 credits CRJS 108: First-Year Seminar: Issues in Crime and Justice Applied Concepts in Crime and Justice is a First-Year Seminar that is required of all CRJS students and open to all students at Gannon University. This is a discussion/experience-based course intended to orient the new student to Gannon University, to introduce the Liberal Studies Core and LIFECORE, to assist in the transition from high school to university life, and to encourage development of academic, personal and spiritual aspects of the student’s life.

Gannon University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014  
Gannon University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014  
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