Personal website of Dr. Harald Otto Schweizer Dept. of Criminology
California State University-Fresno
Downtown Program Coordinator
Tel. 559-278-8880 Email:
Click here for program description, costs, a web based program application, and additional information on university admission and transfer requirements, and the admission to the downtown degree program, and related information.
NOTE: If you only need the courses offered by the downtown program and are able to transfer in the remaining lower division units, the total cost of all courses towards the B.S. degree is less than $16,000.
NOTICE: The university has raised the unit fees for courses beginning in August 2013 and thereafter to $290 per unit. A three unit course will then cost $870.
Click here for 0n-Line Course registration after you have received a permission number from Dr. Schweizer. Chose FOR CREDIT COURSES. If you are paying by check or money order, you must use a paper based form that you then turn in at the University Administration Bldg (Joyal Bldg) cashier's office with your payment before the first day of class. If you are using a checking account, you can also register and pay ON LINE through Continuing and Global Education. If you are using a credit card, you can pay on line but are assessed a 2.9% fee. If, however, you pay with a credit card in person at the university cashier's office, you do not have to pay the fee.
Contact Dr. Schweizer if you do not have a student account yet or you cannot access it.
Downtown program students MUST be employed by a governmental agency at any level (federal/state/local, etc.) or employed full time in a significant security related function such as with a major bank, manufacturer of surveillance or other high tech equipment used by government.
Former government employees recently laid off from area government agencies due to budget cutbacks, are eligible for the program on a "space available" basis.
UNIVERSITY POLICIES ARE APPLICABLE TO ALL STUDENTS AND/OR FACULTY
COURSE SCHEDULE FOR 2013-2014
CLASSES ARE HELD AT THE CLOVIS POLICE DEPARTMENT
ALL downtown program courses have been reformulated with greater emphasis on web based course material enabling students with work conflicts to complete the course without having to attend all eight weekday evenings and two Saturdays of class.
All students must have a functional computer and internet access.
The course schedule below already reflects this change and meeting dates for courses are listed when feasible.
MULTIMODE AND ON-LINE DOWNTOWN PROGRAM COURSE SCHEDULE
COURSES NOT PRIMARILY ON LINE HAVE FOUR SCHEDULED WEEKDAY EVENING MEETINGS (1800-2230)
AND TWO SATURDAY DAY (0800-1600) MEETINGS FOR EACH CLASS. Actual class time may be less depending on the number of breaks given by the instructor. Classes meet at the Clovis Police Department as indicated below.
ONE CLASS HAS WEEKDAY EVENING MEETINGS ON MONDAYS AND THE OTHER ON WEDNESDAYS AS INDICATED.
TOTALLY ON LINE CLASSES REQUIRE TWO CLASSROOM ORIENTATION MEETINGS AS INDICATED
STUDENTS EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH BLACKBOARD SHOULD CONTACT the Blackboard Resource Center for Assistance: (559) 278-7373 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Students register for any of these courses on line through Cont. and Global Education at
after they contact and receive a permission number from Dr. Schweizer. Students can also register using a hard copy registration form turned in to their instructor on the first day of class but the instructor is not permitted to accept payment. Students receiving financial aid must register for all four fall courses at one time using a hard copy form. Such students cannot register on line.
STANDARD HARD COPY REGISTRATION FORMS: (Payment can be made by check and the form turned into Continuing Ed, or payment can be made by credit card at the Administration Bldg Cashier's office and form turned in separately to Continuing Ed. or through Dr. Schweizer in class. If payment/registration is submitted after the first day of class, a $10 late fee applies for each course registered for.
Current and new students can register on line at:
Geog 115 Violent Weather, Sec# (Integration B Upper Division GE) #76599 taught by Dr. OMOLAYO
All classes are at the Clovis Police Department
Required Textbook for Geography 115 (Violent Weather & Climatic Hazards)
C. Donald Ahrens and Perry Samson, “Extreme Weather & Climate, Brooks/Cole CENGAGE Learning, ISBN-13: 978-0-495-11857-2
GEOG 115 meets from 0900 to 1700 the following Saturdays:
All classes are at the Clovis Police Department
Crim109 meets from 0900 to 1700 the following Saturdays:
TEXT: None required. All material will be posted on Blackboard or be otherwise accessible on line.
Crim 112 Professionalism in Criminal Justice
Crim 170 Research Methods
LING 115 Language, Culture and Society (Upper Division GE Course, area IC)
CRIM 117-Criminal Legal Process
Crim 174 Ethnic and Gender Issues, Course #78256 taught by Dr. Muscat (email@example.com)TEXT: Shusta, R.M., Levine, D.R., Wong, H.Z., Olson, A.T. & Harris, P.R. (2011). Multicultural law enforcement: Strategies for peacekeeping in a diverse society. (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.
While the course is on line, the re are two required class meetings. One at the beginning and the other at the end of the course.
Remaining instruction is on line. Computer literacy and ability to use Internet based instructional services (Blackboard) is required
Crim 113 Forensics in C.J. Course #78255, taught by D. Heredia, the director of the California DOJ crime lab in Fresno.
Meeting dates on Mondays and two Saturdays
Computer literacy and ability to use Internet based instructional services (Blackboard) is required
Crim 127 Advanced Crim Legal Process, Course #78303 taught by Dr. Kissner
a. CRIM 160T Essentials of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (#36836) , taught by Dr. Clement (firstname.lastname@example.org) This course is on line except for two meetings at the beginning and end of the course. (Both on a Monday at the Fresno County Sheriff's Office)
b. CRIM 160T Desistance (#36659) taught by Dr. Hughes (email@example.com).
This Class meets on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Students will need the following two books:
Irwin, J. (2009) Lifers: Seeking Redemption in Prison. New York: Routledge.
Crim 180 Internship coordinated by Dr. SCHWEIZER.
Meetings are on one Saturday and three weekday evenings.
Other class meetings may be scheduled if a need exists.
Anthr 105W (#36833) Upper
division GE multicultural/international. Taught by Dr. Lisa Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Students must also obtain the following:
Course Specific Writing Practice Access by ETS Criterion (This is a required access code that must be purchased at the university bookstore as all papers must be uploaded to this program for the course.)
Gangsters Without Borders: An Ethnography of a Salvadoran Street Gang (Issues of Globalization: Case Studies in Contemporary Anthropology) T.W. Ward. Oxford University Press. 2012. ISBN-10: 019985906X
This course is scheduled to be an on-line course, with an in class orientation at the beginning of the class and a final in class meeting at the end of the course.
All Saturday classes are at the Clovis Police Department
Crim 102 Criminal Justice Organization and Administration #76713(7 August-25 September) taught by Dr. K.J. Ryan (email@example.com)
The suggested text is:
Crim 001 Success in Crim #76595 (7 Aug-25 Sep) taught by Dr. E. Hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Crim 100 Criminology (Theory) #76596 taught by Dr. G. Kikuchi (email@example.com)
This course is fully on line except for a face to face meeting at the beginning and end of the course.
The textbook is as follows: The textbook comes with a key code to access the textbook materials (videos, quizzes, etc). The key code can only be used once; hence, students cannot purchase a used book.