Criminology, Law and Society
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Special Topics and Directed Reading Courses

In addition to your required coursework, the MA and PhD programs allow you to complete a variety of elective courses. These can be CRIM courses, or courses from departments across the university. Please see the University Catalog for a list of approved electives for your degree program.  CRIM 795 (Special Topics) and CRIM 796 (Directed Reading) courses count as electives.

CRIM 795 special topics courses are affiliated with one or more substantive field of specialization in the doctoral program. In cases where a course is affiliated with more than one field, doctoral students may apply the elective credit to only one substantive field.  Please review the list of special topics courses below.

CRIM 796 directed reading courses allow you to study closely with a faculty member on a topic of interest to you.  To register for a directed reading course, you must submit an enrollment form to the Director of Graduate Programs (see below).

Special Topics and Directed Reading Course Resources

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