Addresses and examines major historical developments of the Navajo People with a focus on government, law, society, livelihood, tradition, and culture. Includes the major components and operation of Navajo government and related tribal laws, such as Title II and Title VII of the Navajo Nation Code, as well as the significance of the Treaty of 1868. Federal Indian policies and their impact on Navajo society and government, the importance of federal and tribal citizenship and related federal and tribal laws, and the role of the Navajo clanship system and other relevant cultural concepts addressed. Prerequisites: None.
An introduction to crime and society's responses to it. Examines the nature and causes of crime, the criminal law, constitutional safeguards, and the organization and operation of the criminal justice system including the police, courts, jails, prisons, probation and parole departments, and community corrections agencies. Covers the history of the criminal justice system, terminology and career opportunities. Prerequisites: None.
Covers philosophy of legal sanctions and historical development from the common law to modern American criminal law, classifications of crimes, elements of and parties to crimes, general definition of crimes, common defenses utilized. Includes specific offenses and the essential elements of each offense. Required in AJS curriculum. Prerequisites: None.
Focus on changing the distribution of crime opportunities rather than offender motivation. Topics include application of situational crime prevention strategies, problem-oriented crime control approaches, hot spots policing, defensible space, and crime prevention through defensible space. Prerequisites: None.
Study of deviance, society's role in defining behavior; theories of criminality and the economic, social, and psychological impact of crime; relationships between statistics and crime trends. Examines crime victimization and the various types of crime and categories of offenders. Required in the AJS curriculum. Prerequisites: None.
Theories of procedures and methods of operations of public police with emphasis on discretionary powers available to the working police officer. Career opportunities and current trends in law enforcement presented. Prerequisites: None.
Understanding and enjoyment of art through study of painting, sculpture, architecture design, photography, and decorative arts. Emphasis on contemporary topics and cultural diversity in the arts. Prerequisites: None.
Investigation seeking visual solutions to a variety of problems concerning color in two and three dimensions and modes of color appearances, including light and effects in design and theory of design. Prerequisites: None.
Intermediate theory and techniques of digital photography. Aesthetic awareness and personal expression from image capture through intermediate techniques in the digital darkroom. Introduction to high-resolution digital output.
Explanation of expectations and limitations of the role of the behavioral health professional on a counseling team. Exposure to the variety of modes of work available to the behavioral health professional, the ethical obligations and responsibilities of working with clients under professional supervision. Prerequisites: None.
Development of communication skills important in establishing and maintaining effective helping relationships. Emphasis on rapport building, effective listening skills, appropriate feedback and the helping process.
Values, perceptions, attitudes, behaviors emphasizing intercultural communication patterns. Techniques for establishing rapport and interaction methodologies in a multicultural context. Competencies, strategies, and treatment modalities necessary for the paraprofessional working successfully with the multicultural clients.
Introduction to trauma in children and adults and its impact on human development, mental health, personality, and overall wellness. Overview of major screening tools for assessing and the major treatment modalities available for treating trauma.
Exploration of topics relative to the development of helping professionals involved with perpetrators and individuals directly affected by traumatic or continuous physical or emotional violence and abuse. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to biotechnology and its global impact on society. Covers applications, laboratory techniques, limitations and the international economic benefits, risks, and legal and moral issues associated with biotechnology. Prerequisites: None.