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.
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.
Concerned with the understanding of procedural criminal law. Examines the rationale underlying major court holdings, the procedural requirements that stem from these holdings, and their effect on the daily operations of the criminal justice system. Prerequisites: None.
Understanding and enjoyment of art and visual culture through study of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art, design elements, media and processes, and cultural contexts. Emphasis on contemporary topics and cultural diversity in the arts. 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.
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.
Define and clarify the role of advocacy in relation to multiple systems affecting children and their families. Emphasis on identifying appropriate systems, community resources, wrap around theory and navigation skills in a variety of children's systems to facilitate family support and needs.
Principles of scientific method. Structural organization, homeostasis and control mechanisms of the body. Specific chemistry concepts. Structure and function of the major systems of the body. Prerequisites: None.
The study and principles of structure and function of living things at cellular, organismic, and higher levels of organization. A detailed exploration of the mechanisms of evolution, biological diversity, biology of organisms, and ecology.
Continuation of structure and function of the human body. Topics include endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems; and fluid and electrolyte balance.
Introduction to business and personal computer operations and usage. Software applications for analyzing and solving business problems including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics. Prerequisites: None.
Explore technical aspects of personal computers, including system components, installation, system configuration, peripheral devices, and notebooks. Emphasis placed on hardware installation, maintenance, mobile devices, and hardware troubleshooting. Helps prepare students for the CompTIA A+ examinations.