REQUIRED BOOK: Samaha, J. (2016). Criminal law (12 th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning. OTHER REQUIRED RESOURCES: BlackBoard, Email, Adobe Reader, MS Word, and the instructor will assign/provide additional resources as necessary. STATEMENT OF WORKLOARD EXPECTATIONS: The Arizona Board of Regents, the governing board for ASU, NAU, and the U of A, has a policy for how much time students should invest in their courses: “A minimum of 45 hours of work by each student is required for each unit of credit.” Therefore, in a 3-credit course, students should expect to invest 45 hours in class meetings (or the online equivalent), as well as 90 hours doing homework and assignments—a total of 135 hours in any given session (A, B, or C). As you register for courses, keep this 135-hour standard in mind because during some semesters your work and/or family commitments may prevent you from taking a full load of classes. LEARNING ACTIVITIES: 1. Reading Assignments – Unless otherwise specifically assigned, reading assignments are taken from the required resources specified above. The reading assignments listed for each class are those readings which a student must complete before the class in order to be prepared for class that week. Not all of the assigned readings will be discussed in class; however, all assigned readings may be covered on quizzes, exams, or other assessments. 2. Exams : There will be three exams over the course of the semester. The exams will be comprised of a variety of objective and subjective question types (e.g., true/false, multiple choice, fill-ins), and may contain some short-answer or full-length essay questions. The exams may be a combination of in-class, take home, and class presentation formats. Exam grades may or may not be curved at the discretion of the instructor. See Course Outline for dates. 2
3. Writing Assignment(s) – "YOU DECIDE": Weekly Submittals and Discussion: 13 @ 15 points each = 195 points total. You will receive a +5 point bonus if you submit ALL of the You Decide assignments on time. Each student is required to prepare and submit answers to each chapter's YOU DECIDE starting with Chapter 1. These are located in blue shaded sections within each chapter (except for Chap 12. You will draft your OWN "You Decide" based on Chap. 12 subjects. These answers MUST be thoroughly answered, typed, NO LESS THAN ONE FULL PAGE AND NO MORE THAN THREE pages in length, double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman or similar font. Be prepared to discuss these answers at the beginning of every class. We will discuss the answers and students will be called upon at random to informally present their findings/answers/analysis. Please submit your own work – plagiarism will not be tolerated. You will receive full credit for these weekly YOU DECIDE submittals for BOTH submitting your answers and for being prepared to discuss your answers in class. These MUST be submitted via Blackboard no later than 5:59p each Thursday. NO late submittals will be accepted.
- Spring '17
- Jill Hudson, JD
- criminal law