1 Please select from the Math section of the General Education Course list.
2 Please select from the Humanities/Fine Arts section of the General Education Course list.
+ Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions.
Final approval of degree plan for graduation is provided by the Admissions Office. Application for graduation must be on file in the Admissions Office before the published deadline of the student’s final semester. The ACC Catalog contains important information about graduation.
ACC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS CJSA 1348 ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3-3-0). A study of ethical thought and issues facing the criminal justice professional. Topics include constitutional ethics, codes of conduct, and standards of conduct. Skills: R (CRJ 2143)
COSC 1301 PERSONAL COMPUTING (3-2-2). A hands-on course for the development of skills needed to use personal computer systems for business, individual, and educational applications. Learn word processing, database management, spreadsheet development, and how to use the operating system. Keyboarding skills are not required, but are helpful. May not be applied toward a CSC degree. Fee: $12 Skills: R (CSC 1003)
CRIJ 1301 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3-3-0). History and philosophy of criminal justice and ethical considerations; crime defined: its nature and impact; overview of criminal justice system; law enforcement; court system; prosecution and defense; trial process; corrections. Skills: R (CRJ 1013)
CRIJ 1306 COURT SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES (3-3-0). The judiciary in the criminal justice system; structure of American court system; prosecution; right to counsel; pre-trial release; grand juries; adjudication process; types and rules of evidence and sentencing. Skills: R (CRJ 1133)
CRIJ 1307 CRIME IN AMERICA (3-3-0). American crime problems in historical perspective; social and public policy factors affecting crime; impact and crime trends; social characteristics of specific crimes; prevention of crime. Skills: R (CRJ 1113)
CRIJ 1310 FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIMINAL LAW (3-3-0). A study of the nature of criminal law; philosophical and historical development; major definitions and concepts; classification of crime; elements of crimes and penalties using Texas statutes as illustrations; criminal responsibility. Skills: R (CRJ 1123)
CRIJ 1313 JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM (3-3-0). A study of the juvenile justice process to include specialized juvenile law, role of the juvenile law, role of the juvenile courts, role of police agencies, role of correctional agencies, and theories concerning delinquency. Skills: R (CRJ 2043)
CRIJ 2314 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (3-3-0). Investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence; sources of information; interview and interrogation; uses of forensic sciences; case and trial preparation. Skills: R (CRJ 1023)
CRIJ 2323 LEGAL ASPECTS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT (3-3-0). Police authority; responsibilities; constitutional constraints; laws of arrest, search, and seizure; police liability. Skills: R (CRJ 1033)
CRIJ 2328 POLICE SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES (3-3-0). The police profession; organization of law enforcement systems; the police role; police discretion; ethics; police-community interaction; current and future issues. Skills: R (CRJ 2093)
ENGL 1301 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (3-3-0). A study of the principles of composition with emphasis on language, the mechanics of writing, the types of discourse, and research and documentation. Skills: E (ENG 1613)
GOVT 2305 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT (3-3-0). This course is an introduction to United States national government. The course includes a framework for understanding United States government and politics, the constitutional basis for United States government and politics, the processes of United States government and politics, the institutions of United States government and politics, and the policies of United States government and politics. Skills: E (GOV 2613)
GOVT 2306 TEXAS STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (3-3-0). This course is an introduction to Texas state and local government. The course includes an introduction to a framework for analyzing Texas government and politics, the constitutional basis for Texas government and politics, the processes of Texas government and politics, the institutions of Texas government and politics, and the policies of Texas government and politics. Skills: E (GOV 2623)
HIST 1301 UNITED STATES HISTORY I (3-3-0). A study of the history of the United States to 1877. Skills: E (HIS 1613)
HIST 1302 UNITED STATES HISTORY II (3-3-0). A study of the history of the United States from 1877 to present. Skills: E (HIS 1623)
PSYC 2301 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (3-3-0). Survey of introductory topics, such as: learning, memory, language development, sensation and perception, research methodology, personality, stress, and psychotherapy, as well as developmental, abnormal, physiological, and social psychology. This course is designed for social science majors or those planning to attend a four-year college or university. Skills: E (PSY 1613)
SOCI 1301 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3-3-0). An introduction to the basic elements of society: culture, personality, social groups, social institutions, social processes, and the structure of society. Skills: E (SOC 1613)
SPCH 1315 FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING (3-3-0). A study of the basic principles and techniques for the research, composition, organization and delivery of speeches for various purposes. The course concentrates on practical experience in developing speaking and listening abilities. Skills: E (SPE 1613)