Monday, March 5, 2012

Study Abroad in Ireland with CCJS

The application deadline for the CCJS summer study abroad course is fast approaching and we would like to encourage all interested students to apply as soon as possible!  The application deadline for the study abroad course in Ireland is Thursday, March 15, 2012.   Below, you will find additional information on the course.

WHEN:  JULY 23 - AUGUST 5, 2012

Course Title: CCJS 418C - Offender Decision Making and Changing Sanctions: Northern Ireland as a Case Study
Prerequisites:  CCJS 100 and CCJS 105
Class Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0

CCJS is offering its first ever short-term summer abroad course taught by CCJS faculty members! Students will visit Dublin, Belfast, and Derry from July 23-August 5, 2012.  This course will focus on how offenders make decisions about whether or not to engage in political violence, different strategies of police/government strategies and sanctions, as well as how and why policies affect offender decision-making.  It will use political violence in Ireland and Northern Ireland as a case study to flesh out these concepts.  While abroad, students will visit museums and jails, have guided walking tours, and listen to guest speakers who have experienced political violence in Northern Ireland.  In order to enroll in this course, you must have a 3.0 GPA and have completed CCJS 100 and 105. This course can count towards the CCJS Course of Choice requirement for CCJS majors and toward the supporting sequence requirement for several other BSOS majors. 

Applications can be found and submitted through the education abroad website: 
• There is a $50, non-refundable application fee to apply
• If accepted, students must pay a non-refundable $250 deposit within 10 business days to confirm their space

Students can pick up a copy of a brochure and syllabus in the CCJS Advising Office.  For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact Dr. Jean McGloin at or Dr. Tom Loughran at  For general questions or assistance with applying, please contact Conrad Zeutenhorst at, an Advisor within the Education Abroad office.