Criminal Justice Minor
The Criminal Justice interdisciplinary minor provides an academic opportunity for systematic study in the fields related to criminology, penology and criminal justice.
Admission to the Criminal Justice Minor is open to students who are majoring in either Sociology or Psychology. Students from other disciplines may take the minor, but must meet all program requirements and associated prerequisites. Students must select the Minor in consultation with a Faculty Advisor and this should normally be done at the same time as they declare a Major.
Program of Study
The Minor program in Criminal Justice shall consist of at least eight term-courses of instruction. The four term-courses listed below are mandatory. A minimum grade of C+ is necessary in the mandatory courses to qualify for the Minor. Prerequisites are noted in brackets.
Students must choose the remaining four term-courses from the following courses. Prerequisites are noted in brackets, but students should note that some prerequisite courses also have their own prerequisites that are not noted here. A minimum grade of C in these electives is required for them to count towards the Minor.
ECON 1004 (3 ch) Economics & Society (no prerequisite)
ECON 1013 (3 ch) Introduction to Microeconomics (no prerequisite)
HIST 4337 (3 ch) Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco in North America (completion of 20 term-courses in any discipline, and at least two term-courses in HIST).
HIST 4371 (3 ch) Murder in Canada: A Social and Legal History (completion of 20 term-courses in any discipline, and at least two term-courses in HIST.
HIST 4377 (3 ch) Social History of Crime in Canada (completion of 20 term-courses in any discipline, and at least two term-courses in HIST).
HIST 4381 (3 ch) The Family State and the State of North America (completion of 20 term-courses in any discipline, and at least two term-courses in HIST).
HIST 4383 (3 ch) Police and Society in North America (completion of 20 term-courses in any discipline, and at least two term-courses in HIST).
HIST 4386 (3 ch) Canadian Criminal Justice System (completion of 20 term-courses in any discipline, and at least two term-courses in HIST).
PHIL 2003 (3 ch) Introduction to Moral, Social and Political Philosophy (no prerequisite)
PHIL 3124 (3 ch) Contemporary Moral Problems (no prerequisite)
PHIL 3153 (3 ch) Business Ethics (one term-course in PHIL or permission of instructor)
POLS 1201 (3 ch) Canadian Politics I (no prerequisite)
POLS 4211 Aboriginal People and the Law.
POLS 4311 Indigenous Rights and Reconciliation
POLS 4611 Special Topics in International Politics - Violence and Terrorism
POLS 4311 (3 ch) Special Topics in Comparative Politics (see note 3)
NOTE 1: Mandatory and elective courses taken for the Minor in Criminal Justice cannot be counted towards other program requirements. However, prerequisites taken to be eligible for the mandatory and elective courses may be counted towards other programs.
NOTE 2: Upper level students interested in taking eligible History courses towards the minor, but who do not meet the prerequisites, may consult with the individual course instructor to request permission to register for the course.
NOTE 3: Students who are not majoring or honouring in Political Science will be admitted to a 4000 level POLS course only if they have completed six term-courses in POLS and have consulted with the instructor.