High School Initiative (Pending Implementation Fall 2017 Semester!)
UAF’s Justice Department is launching a new initiative for Alaskan high school students offering them the opportunity to take college-level introductory courses online while they are still in high school. College graduates with a Justice degree are in high demand across the state of Alaska as well as nationwide. These courses will give students an early introduction to the field of Justice, which has strong and growing career opportunities.High school juniors and seniors will be able to take Intro to Justice and/or Intro to Addictive Processes. Here's how it works:
- Interested students should first contact their high school counselor to discuss the opportunity. High school teachers, counselors and principals are encouraged to independently identify juniors and seniors who will benefit from these courses.
These courses are offered entirely online and are supported by UAF's Justice and eLearning departments. Students will have access to hands-on faculty, a knowledgeable student support staff and technical support. The following two introductory classes are available:
JUST F110 Introduction to Justice: Survey of the structure and process of the agencies of criminal justice. Includes introduction to criminology, criminal law, police, courts and corrections. 3 Credits
JUST F125 Introduction to Addictive Processes: Focus on gaining knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of addiction. Historic and behavioral approaches, disease concept and current trends relating to addiction presented. Twelve step and self-help approaches explored.
“This opportunity helps students lean more about the justice system and careers in the criminal justice system. The transition from high school to college is often very difficult and courses like these help the students be better prepared for this transition.”
-Patty Wood, CTE Coordinator
“We currently have 3 students taking online courses through UAFʼs Justice Department. The benefit these courses have had for our students as they prepare to transition into the University system cannot be overstated.”
-John Riddle, Principle at Galena Interior Learning Academy
“Introduction to Justice is very interesting, it has opened my eyes to new possibilities and a deeper understanding for the way our criminal justice works. I am already planning on taking the next class, and I have decided to go to UAF next year and major in Criminal Justice.”
-Raelynn, Senior at West Valley High School
“I really enjoy this class because I love learning about the science of addictions. It makes my other homework seem really easy amd itʼs also preparing me for my future at UAF.”
-Kaitlyn, Senior at Galena
Interior Learning Academy