AJ 030A/B- Justice
Field Experience (Online/On-campus)
Instructor: Marge Faulstich
you enroll, you must send your email address to the instructor by the first
day of class, or you may be dropped.
will be Email to everyone after school begins.
- The Orientation
On-Campus Meeting is mandatory!
failing to attend the Orientation meeting will receive a "no-credit" grade.
institution tours are subject to rescheduling, or cancellation.
the WVC Schedule of classes for dates/time/room number for the orientation.
Driver's License, or passport, and writing materials to Orientation meeting.
Grades will not be posted.
to attend one field trip will require makeup work, subject to instructor
to attend two field trips will result in a NO Credit grade.
- You can
obtain grades by phone by calling WVC Records Office, 741-2400.
TITLE AND NUMBER
Justice Field Experience
Units-3 (credit/no credit
Each class (AJ030A and
AJ 030B) is repeatable (12 units total)
Prerequisite: must be
18 years of age or older
Acceptable for credit.
California State University.
ABOUT THIS COURSE:
class is an online class with on-campus and field visit components.
- The class is open to
any interested student, age 18 years or older, who has no felony convictions.
- Penal institutions may
exclude those students with felony convictions.
- The class is a lecture/travel-study
class with visits to criminal justice agencies within California & Internationally.
Justice visits have, for example, included the Royal Hong Kong Police Department;
The Hong Kong Supreme Court; The Peoples Republic of China; The Munich, Germany
Anti-Terrorist Training School; The Paris, France 911 Communication Center;
Reading Prison, England; San Quentin, Folsom, Soledad, and Vacaville State
Prisons, California; the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office; various California
police academies, and much more. Guest Speakers have included U.S. Secret
Service Agents (assigned to Presidential Protection), Judges; undercover investigators,
and many, many more.
experience visits will be within California, unless otherwise printed in the
West Valley College, Schedule of Classes.
A course for students,
police officers, deputy sheriffs, probation and, parole officers, and interested
citizens. This course is designed to update and upgrade skills in law enforcement
interpretation, crime prevention, and related topics. Format: lecture, guest
speakers and field visits to law enforcement agencies, police academies, courts,
juvenile halls, and State and Federal prisons. (Level I through IV security).
Students are subject to justice institution security clearances and those
convicted of a felony maybe excluded. Must be age 18 or older to visit penal
- The student will develop
the ability to recognize the Administration of Justice agency best suited
to his/her talents.
- The student will acquire
a broad base of information regarding current problems and issues of the Administration
of Justice practitioners and their agencies with emphasis on corrections (America's
fastest growing career field).
- The student will gain
an up-to-date “reality experience” through lecture, expert speakers
from various law-enforcement agencies, courts, and prisons (including x-convicts).
- The student will have
a learning opportunity for instructor-supervised field visits to institutions
they otherwise could not visit.
GRADING PROCEDURE - Students will be graded based upon completion of the following:
- Class attendance, participation
in on-line assignment, class room discussion, and field trips.
- Online Project: TBA.
- Reaction Paper: must
- Title Page (Title;
Instructor/Student Names; Semester;
- Course Title; and
- 10 pages of text,
(not including Title Page or Attachments)
- Table of Contents
- Reaction Paper will include
lecture material, handouts, beginning at day one of class, guest lecture material,
films, dialogue sessions, and especially the student's reaction to field visits.
- Reaction Paper must be
typed or computer produced, double-spaced, size 12 font, and proofread. –4
points to be deducted per misspelled word.
The Reaction Paper is required for a Letter Grade!
- Letter Grades awarded for Reaction Papers (Graded A-F) & attendance
- Credit Grades awarded
for attending all meetings, & submitting internet research.
- Attendance at all meetings required to receive credit, (Letter or Credit
Click here to view some pictures of past
class field visits.
West Valley College
Disability Statement: West Valley College makes reasonable accommodations
for persons with documented disabilities. College materials will be available
in alternate formats (Braille, audio, electronic format, or large print) upon
request. Please contact the Disability and Educational Support Program at (408)
741-2010 (voice) or (408) 741-2658 (TTY) for assistance.
It is the student's responsibility to officially drop classes.