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Department of Government and Justice Studies Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA-5037

Scope and Contents

The collection contains information pertaining to the operations of the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University primarily during the 1980s and early 1990s.

The bulk of the files focus on activities within the department including annual reports, curriclum review and changes, the department's personnel committee, Faculty Research, the reaccrediation process and its graduate program. Records also exist from University-wide groups the department was a part of, mainly the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee and the Council of Arts and Sciences. Finally the collection contains information on the creation of the department's MPA program including planning, approval, and initial information records.

Dates

  • 1978-1998

Creator

Language

The materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. Individual files may have access restrictions due to the presence of confidential information. These include the department's personnel committee's minutes and memos. Restrictions are noted on the container list, where applicable.

Historical Note

In 1965 Appalachian State University created the Political Science Department and offered its first undergraduate degree in Political Science. Prior to that all political science courses had been taught as electives in the Social Science Department.

In 1977 the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) program was created within the Political Science Department. Two years later tit was renamed the Department of Political Science and Ciminal Justice to reflect this change. In 2008 it became the Department of Government and Justice Studies.

At present the department is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University. It offers undergraduate degrees in Political Science (BS or BA) and Criminal Justice (BSCJ). Graduate offerings include Political Science (MA), Criminal Justice and Criminology (MSCJC), and Public Administration (MPA). The department also offers a Pre-Professional Legal Studies concentration to provide students with the opportunity to explore the legal profession in depth before applying to law school.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes, 1 half-size manuscript box)

Abstract

The Department of Government and Justice Studies, formerly called the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University. This collection contains documents pertaining to the operations of the department and University groups, including correspondence, meeting minutes, course change and curriculum change proposals.

Arrangment

The files are arranged alphabetically by file name and then chronologically by beginning date.

Acquistions Information

These records were transferred to the University Archives from the Department of Government and Justice Studies in multiple accessions (UA.2005.209, UA.2006.026, and UA.2007.111).

Processing Information

Processed and finding aid written by Zachary Hottel, August 2014. Collection information prepared by Kendall Reese, 2011-2012.
Title
UA.5037: Department of Government and Justice Studies Records, 1978-1998
Status
Completed
Author
Zachary Hottel with assistance from Kendall Reese
Date
8-27-2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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