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UNDERGRADUATE ARTS AND SCIENCES

ANTHROPOLOGY

Gods, Cults and Rituals (Cr.3)
50:070:317:Sec.W1:00782 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
McCarty, Patrick
Email: patrick.mccarty@rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/11/17.
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Partially satisfies the Social Sciences or Global General Requirement. Introduction to the basic theoretical approaches anthropologists bring to the study of religious institutions, symbols, and practices. Ethnographic case studies of religious groups in the United States and around the world used to explore how these groups adapt to and explain their larger social worlds, especially in the current era of transnational migration and economic change.

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ASTRONOMY

Descriptive Astronomy (Cr.3)
50:100:306:Sec.W1:00113 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Bubb, Danny
Email: danny.bubb@rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 11/14/17.
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Satisfies the Physical and Life Sciences General Requirement. Partially satisfies the Natural Sciences General Requirement. Introduction to astronomy and astrophysics. Emphasis on the solar system and Kepler's Laws, stellar magnitudes, distances, stellar evolution, the galaxy, black holes, and the Big Bang. Recommended for non-science majors; however, numerical examples are used. Students also may be required to participate in a star-viewing program.

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BIOLOGY

Facts of Life (Cr.3)
50:120:105:Sec.W1:00056 eCollege
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Oberle, Jennifer
Email: joberle@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in eCollege. Go to http://onlinelearning.rutgers.edu/ecollege. Online course fee of $100. Course not normally open to Biology or Biotechnology Majors. Credit not give for both this course and for the course sequence 50;120:101-102. Satisfies the Physical and Life Sciences General Requirement. Partially satisfies the Natural Sciences General Requirement. Introduction (without laboratory) to biological principles. Covers basic concepts involved in understanding the structure, function, and evolution of organisms with an emphasis placed on the application of biological knowledge to problems of man and society. Topics include human nutrition, disease, reproduction and development, genetic engineering, pollution, and conservation.

Basic Botany (Cr.3)
50:120:201:Sec.W1:00117 eCollege
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Paulson, Tracie
Email: traciep@camden.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/11/17.
Pre-requisite: cell biology course. Online course in eCollege. Go to http://onlinelearning.rutgers.edu/ecollege. Online course fee of $100. Course not normally open to Biology or Biotechnology Majors. Satisfies the Physical and Life Sciences General Requirement. Partially satisfies the Natural Sciences General Requirement. An introduction to the members of the plant kingdom with emphasis on their structure and function, growth and development, worldwide distribution, ecology, and economic importance. Additional topics include plant biotechnology, herbs and spices, and the origins of agriculture.

Clinical Aspects of Human Genetics (Cr.3)
50:120:231:Sec.W2:00159 BSB 134
F 12/22/17 8:00am-12:30pm; M,Tu,W,Th,F 1/2/18-1/12/18 8:00am-12:30pm
Carroll, Jill
Email: carrollj@camden.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/11/17.
Pre-requisite: 50:120:101/127 and 50:160:103. Intended for students in the Nursing program. Focuses on principles of human heredity as applicable to nursing and allied health fields. Topics include patterns of inheritance, genetic aspects of health and disease, common genetic disorders and birth defects, genetic testing, genetic counseling, gene therapy, pedigree analysis, and genomics. Case studies will be discussed extensely.

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CHEMISTRY

Consumer Chemistry (Cr.3)
50:160:101:Sec.W1:00783 eCollege
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Griepenburg, Julianne
Email: j.griepenburg@rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/11/17.
Online course in eCollege. Go to http://onlinelearning.rutgers.edu/ecollege. Online course fee of $100. Partially satisfies the Natural Sciences General Requirement. For nonscience majors. Introduces areas of chemistry that are encountered in everyday living. Typical topics include nuclear chemistry, power plants, nuclear waste, radiation therapy, food chemistry, additives, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, fermentation, consumer products, soaps, toothpaste, detergents, drugs, and pharmaceuticals from aspirin to vitamins.

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CHILDHOOD STUDIES

Children's Literacies (Cr.3)
50:163:362:Sec.W1:00223 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Cox, Patrick
Email: patrick.cox@rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 11/6/17.
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. This course considers the ways in which literacy has expanded beyond learning to read and write. The literate child must negotiate not only traditional textual and visual formats such as picture books, animated television programs, and novels, but also websites, handheld devices, and film. Students will learn both the historical contextualization of children's literacy and be introduced to multimodal and transmedia texts available to--and at times created by--children and young adults, including websites, iPhone apps, fan fiction, graphic novels, and vooks in order to gain a deep understanding of the multiple literacies of childhood.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Serial Killers (Cr.3)
50:202:317:Sec.W1:00784 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Caputo, Gail
Email: gcaputo@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Partially satisfies the Social Sciences General Requirement. This course will explore the topic of serial murder, including motivations, methods, and types of killers, serial killer victims, as well as prosecution and social impact of serial homicide. Topics also include gender, race, myth, and the media. Case analysis of serial killers will be a central part of the class. The course incorporates academic and popular literature as well as film and official statistics.

Punishment and Sentencing (Cr.3)
50:202:350:Sec.W1:00785 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Allen, Ross
Email: ross.allen@rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:202:201. Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Partially satisfies the Social Sciences General Requirement. Historical overview of punishment and punishment theory, with an emphasis on community corrections. Discussion of sentencing as a process, rights of offenders at sentencing, and factors involved in sentencing by judges and juries.

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ECONOMICS

Microeconomic Principles (Cr.3)
50:220:102:Sec.W1:00118 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Shinn, Joseph
Email: js2396@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Satisfies the Logical and Quantitative Reasoning General Requirement. Partially satisfies the Social Sciences General Requirement. Economic systems; supply, demand, and role of the market; consumer behavior and utility; firm behavior, cost, and profit; competitive and monopolistic markets for products and inputs; government regulation of markets.

Macroeconomic Principles (Cr.3)
50:220:103:Sec.W1:00147 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Pascale, Guy
Email: pascale@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Satisfies the Logical and Quantitative Reasoning General Requirement. Partially satisfies the Social Sciences General Requirement. National income and how it is determined; consumption, investment, and government spending; the monetary system; control of inflation and unemployment; international exchange; alternative economic systems.

Economic Development (Cr.3)
50:220:339:Sec.W1:00219 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Dasari, Babu
Email: babu.dasari@rutgers.edu
Pre-requisites: 50:220:102,103. Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Partially satisfies the Social Sciences General Requirement. Economic and social problems of developing countries: poverty, low savings, inadequate investments, unemployment, inflation, and the transfer of technology, and such social problems as education, health, and administration. Examines development theories models and notes interdependence between developing economies and developed countries, particularly with respect to trade, capital and labor movements, and the transfer of technology.

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ENGLISH (Literature, American Literature, Film, Writing)

World Masterpieces I (Cr.3)
50:350:238:Sec.W1:00786 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Meredith, Joseph
Email: jmeredit@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Satifies the Civilizations and Heritages and Heritages and Civilizations General Requirements. Studies in great works of world literature from antiquity to the early modern era.

Children's Literature in Print and Film (Cr.3)
50:350:362:Sec.W1:00787 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Hoffman, Tyler
Email: t.hoffman@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Selected texts in children's literature studied alongside film adaptations of these texts.

FILM STUDIES

Romantic Comedy (Cr.3)
50:354:215:Sec.W1:00831 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Zeidner, Lisa
Email: lisa.zeidner@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Cross-listed with 50:988:298:W1. Bogart and Bacall. Tracy and Hepburn. Hall and Allen. In this class, we will examine what makes a romantic comedy work. We'll trace the history of the genre considered by many to be Hollywood's finest invention back to the directors Lubitsch and Sturges, and watch some of the classics of the genre, from Philadelphia Story to Sleepless in Seattle. We'll pay particular attention to why such movies sink or swim: What must the script give the actors? What kind of "chemistry" do the actors achieve, and how do they do it? Some critical reading and short response papers.

WRITING

Writing Public Arguments (Cr.3)
50:989:300:Sec.W1:00227 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Blackford, Holly
Email: blackfor@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:350:102. Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Satisfies the Writing General Requirement. Today's public arguments encompass a wide range of written, aural, and visual media. In this course you will analyze and write a variety of public arguments across media, gaining proficiency with rhetorical strategies in each. I chose the textbook Envision because it has a nice combination of traditional rhetorical devices you need to know and application of those devices to newer media. It is important to me that you gain proficiency with older and newer media, so you will often be asked to seek out internet sources that make arguments in interesting ways, posting your choices for the class and analyzing their persuasive strategies. At the end of the course you will construct your own researched argument in two modes of your choice - hopefully one will be a multimodal project that takes the form of a website on wordpress. This is my preference but I am open to other types of persuasive argument such as a podcast, video essay, animated power point or film, and/or traditional research paper. The key to doing well in this course is applying your interests and media preferences for sound argument. Unit Three asks you to put your research into two modes so you develop a multimodal sensibility and think through what strategies work well in different media.

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FINE ARTS
includes VISUAL ART, ART HISTORY, MUSIC

VISUAL ART

Social Media Photography (Cr.3)
50:080:201:Sec.W1:00142 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Hohing, Ken
Email: khohing@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Must provide own smart phone or other mobile device with 8 megapixel camera. Satisfied the Fine Arts General Requirement or the Art and Aesthetic Interpretation General Requirement. Open to non-art majors. An introductory fine arts studio course designed for non-art majors who have photographic interest or wish to fulfill the General Education art elective requirement. Students must provide their own Apple or Android smart phone or other mobile device with at least 8 megapixel technology. Students will learn basic photographic technique, from making an exposure to presentation via social media. Emphasis is on the photographic image as a means of expression on social media platforms as well as exploring mobile device apps designed for on-line photography editing and enhancement. In this course, you will be asked to open your mind's eye to the possibilities of a world interpretted by digital photo technologies and their context in social media venues.

Drawing I (Cr.3)
50:080:221:Sec.W3:00825 FA 238
12/22/17 F 12:45pm-5:15pm; 1/2/18-1/12/18 M,Tu,W,Th,F 12:45pm-5:15pm
Filbert, Jeffrey
Email: jfilbert@camden.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/11/17.
Pre-requisite to all upper-level art courses. Satisfied the Fine Arts General Requirement or the Art and Aesthetic Interpretation General Requirement. Open to non-art majors. Drawing as independent art form and personal statement. Stresses both disciplined draftsmanship and imaginative composition and explores a variety of media.

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ART HISTORY

Art Appreciation(Cr.3)
50:082:100:Sec.W1:00826 eCollege
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Garrity, Bruce
Email: bgarrity@camden.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/11/17.
Online course in eCollege. http://onlinelearning.rutgers.edu/ecollege.. Online course fee of $100. Satisfied the Fine Arts or Globale General Requirement or the Art and Aesthetic Interpretation General Requirement. Open to non-art majors. Introduces the principles, techniques, and approaches to the creation and analysis of works of art and presents an overview of the great landmarks of art from classical Greece through the 20th century.

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MUSIC

Introduction to Music Theory (Cr.3)
50:700:125:Sec.W1:00823 eCollege
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Zavadsky, Julia
Email: zavadsky@rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/11/17.
Online course in eCollege. Go to http://onlinelearning.rutgers.edu/ecollege. Online course fee of $100. Intended primarily for non-Music majors/minors. Satisfied the Fine Arts General Requirement or the Art and Aesthetic Interpretation General Requirement. An introduction to the elements of tonal music. Provides students with an understanding of rhythm, pitch, keyboard, scales, key signatures, intervals, and triads.

Facing the Music (Cr.3)
50:700:201:Sec.W1:00236 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Zaki, Mark
Email: markzaki@rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/11/17.
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Satisfies the Civilization and Heritages, Global, or Fine Arts General Requirement. Satisfies the Art and Aesthetic Interpretation General Requirement. Set against the idea of music as a reflection of society, this course introduces and traces the main elements of Western music, and how they develop and change throughout history. Students will examine various aspects of music that define style, genre, and period and develop the vocabulary to discuss them. No prior musical knowledge is required, but an enthusiasm for all kinds of music will be helpful.

Rock and Roll (Cr.3)
50:700:306:Sec.W1:00822 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Lallie, Laurie
Email: llally@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu/ Online course fee of $100. Satisfies the Fine Arts General Requirement. This course will examine the history of rock and roll and the artists that greatly influenced American culture and the world. Beginning with some pre-history of the genre, students will travel through time, exploring the development, transitions, and effects rock has had stylistically, socially, and culturally on our society. No prerequisite or prior musical knowledge required for this course.

Special Topics in Music: The Beatles (Cr.3)
50:700:493:Sec.W1:00824 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Smith, Robert
Email: robert.p.smith@rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/11/17.
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. The Beatles Online Course will explore The Beatles from musical, cultural, historical, technological and critical angles as well as placing them in context, examining their assorted confluences and wide influences. Topics include considerations of race, gender, class, sexuality, and the media in their rise to fame; the influence of the counter-culture, drugs, and other rock musicians, as well as Western and Indian classical music on their music and image; and their experimentation with recording technology. Through critically analyzing music, video, and contemporary writings about them as artists, innovators, and public personalities, the students will leave with a broader, deeper, and more personal understanding of the group's enduring appeal. No background in music theory or ability to play a musical instrument is required.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGES
includes GERMAN, SPANISH

GERMAN

Special Topics in German Cinema: World War II in German Film (Cr.3)
50:470:386:Sec.W1:00114 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Rushing, James
Email: rushing@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Course taught in English. Satisfies the Literature or Global Studies General Requirement. Fulfills the Foreign Language requirement for School of Business. Satisfies the Global Communities General Requirement. Most Americans have seen numerous films and television shows about World War II, almost all from the Allied perspective. This course looks at World War II from the German perspective by studying a series of important films from the immediate post-war era itself through the post-war decades up into the 2000s. The work of the course will consist of viewing and discussing the films, and writing a variety of short responses and longer essays, probably including a mid-term and a final paper of about 3 pages each.

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SPANISH

Elementary Spanish I (Cr.4)
50:940:101:Sec.W1:00026 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Santos Quinones, Lorena
Email: lsantosq@camden.rutgers.edu
For students with no knowledge of Spanish or with no more than two years of high school Spanish. Students with three or more years of high school Spanish may not take 940:101 for credit. Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Training designed to lay a foundation for speaking, writing, reading, and understanding the language.

Elementary Spanish II (Cr.4)
50:940:102:Sec.W1:00226 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Santos Quinones, Lorena
Email: lsantosq@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requsite: 50:940:101. For students with little knowledge of Spanish or with no more than three years of high school Spanish. Entering students will be placed according to the results of a proficiency exam. Students with four or more years of Spanish in high school may not take 50:940:102 for credit. Note that 50:940:102 is the minimum level for fulfilling the college general degree requirement in foreign languages. Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Continuation of 50:940:101.

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HISTORY

Special Topics in American History: The Civil War In American Memory (Cr.3)
50:512:381:Sec.W1:00038 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Demirjian, Richard
Email: richard.demirjian@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Satisfies the History/Philosophy/Religion General Requirement. In this seminar-style course we will consider the ongoing memory of the American Civil War. Over 150 years since its eruption, this seminal national moment continues to stand as the crossroads of our history. The sacrifice, suffering, and glory engendered by this fratricidal conflict capture the imagination of millions as evidenced by the millions of visitors to national parks, the innumerable published works, and legions of historical re-enactors which keep its memory alive. The Civil War defined and re-defined questions of federal and state authority, slavery and freedom, the fate of western lands, medical science, and even taxation. Yet in spite of all the change it wrought, there are those today who would suggest that it is still, in some ways, being fought. This course will examine the ways that Americans have searched for meaning in their Civil War, and how they have remembered it even re-fought its underlying battles in their culture. There will be no exams in this course. Students will be evaluated upon two criteria: 1) a series of short papers addressing a host of assigned readings and films and 2) informed class participation.

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MATHEMATICS

Intermediate Algebra (Cr.N3)
50:640:042:Sec.W1:00005 BSB 108
1/2/18-1/12/18 M,Tu,W,Th,F 8:00am-1:00pm
Mershon, Randy
Email: r.mershon@rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/11/17.
Pre-requisite: 50:640:041 or by math placement. Note special schedule. Classes do not meet on December 22, 2017. This course does not grant college credit. Study of algebraic operations on polynomials, integral and rational exponents, linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, and the function concept.

Accelerated Elementary/Intermediate Algebra (Cr.N4)
50:640:043:Sec.W1:00820 BSB 117
1/2/18-1/12/18 M,Tu,W,Th,F 8:00am-2:00pm
Mershon, Randy
Email: r.mershon@rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: by math placement test. Note special schedule. Classes do not meet on December 22, 2017. This course does not grant college credit. This combination course which will cover all the topics discussed in Elementary algebra (041) and Intermediate algebra (042). If a student proves algebraic competency in this course then they can move to any 100 level math course. This choice is driven by their major of study. The requirement upon completion of this course, is the student?s ability to apply foundational math concepts. In accomplishing this task, the student will demonstrate proficiency in solving equations with one variable and systems of linear equations, inequalities, operations with polynomials and rational expressions, simplifying expressions involving radicals and exponents, graphing lines and generating the equations of lines, solving quadratic equations and graphing parabolas, word problems including but not limited to applications in geometry and with percents.

Precalculus for Business, Economics, and Life Sciences (Cr.3)
50:640:113:Sec.W1:00821 BSB 107
1/2/18-1/12/18 M,Tu,W,Th,F 8:00am-1:00pm
Ma, Dongyuan
Email: dongyuan.ma@rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:640:042 or 043 or by placement. Note special schedule. Classes do not meet on December 22, 2017. A non-required preparatory course for those students who must take 50:640:130. Credit not given for both 50:640:113 and 50:640:115. A study of real numbers with regard to algebraic operations and order properties. Introduction to complex numbers and logarithmic and exponential functions.

Calculus for Business, Economics and Biology (Cr.3)
50:640:130:Sec.W1:00008 BSB 116
1/2/18-1/12/18 M,Tu,W,Th,F 8:00am-1:00pm
Buthusiem, Gregory
Email: gregory.buthusiem@rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:640:113 or 115 or by placement. Note special schedule. Classes do not meet on December 22, 2017. Students who plan to take more than one semester of calculus should follow the sequence 50:640:121-122. Credit not given for both 50:640:130 and 50:640:121. A one-semester survey of the elements of calculus with emphasis on applications in business, economics, and life sciences. Topics covered are basic algebra, derivatives, maximum/minimum problems, integration, and partial differentiation.

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PHILOSOPHY

Biomedical Ethics (Cr.3)
50:730:249:Sec.W1:00115 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Yates, Melissa
Email: melissa.yates@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Satisfies the History, Philosophy and Religion or Ethics and Values General Requirements. Exploration of moral issues in medicine and medical research. Course will typically focus on issues raised by the creation and termination of life and includes topics such as abortion, stem cell research, cloning, prenatal screening for disability, right to medical care, human experimentation, genetic enhancement and eugenics, animal experimentation, the diagnosis of death, and euthanasia.

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POLITICAL SCIENCE

Political Parties in the United States (Cr.3)
50:790:351:Sec.W1:00789 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Shames, Shauna
Email: shauna.shames@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Partially satifies the Social Sciences General Requirement. History, structure, and organization of major and minor parties. The functions of parties in modern society. Strengths and weaknesses of contemporary party alignments. The nature of the electoral process and the electorate.

National Security and Homeland Security (Cr.3)
50:790:388:Sec.W1:00790 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Wolfe, Wojtek
Email: wojwolfe@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Partially satifies the Social Sciences General Requirement. An examination of the legal, organizational, and political components of the numerous agencies dealing with security issues in the United States since 9/11. Includes intelligence gathering, sharing, and evaluation; the organization of the homeland security department; and counterterrorism strategies. Also focuses on cooperation and conflict in relations among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government in matters of national security.

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PSYCHOLOGY

Special Topics in Psychology: Psychology of Human Action (Cr.3)
50:830:459:Sec.W1:00116 BSB 109
F 12/22/17 8:00am-12:30pm; M,Tu,W,Th,F 1/2/18-1/12/18 8:00am-12:30pm
Van der wel, Robrecht
Email: r.vanderwel@rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:830:101. Partially satifies the Social Sciences General Requirement. Have you ever wondered why you cannot tickle yourself? Or how someone manages to text 149 characters in 39 seconds with no spelling or punctuation errors (the most recent US speed texting champion)? Both of these questions speak to the mental substrate that underlies the physical actions people perform. Actions are fundamental to our existence: For people to live, they must act. Psychologists have increasingly become interested in the mechanisms underlying the planning and execution of actions. How do people plan and execute actions? How do they learn them? What is the influence of expertise? How do we understand others? actions? How do we experience the actions we perform? What do disturbances in actions tell us about the mind and brain? Answers to these (and related) questions are important for domains as wide-ranging as psychology, philosophy, robotics, physical rehabilitation, and engineering alike. In this course, we will discover that much can be learned about the workings of the mind and brain through the study of action. We will explore issues in cognitive, developmental, and social psychology, philosophy, motor control, and cognitive neuroscience through the lens of physical action.

Special Topics in Psychology: Environmental Psychology (Cr.3)
50:830:461:Sec.W1:00225 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Staff
Email: marmorst@camden.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 10/16/17.
Pre-requisite: 50:830:101. Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Partially satifies the Social Sciences General Requirement. In this course we will examine philosophical and psychological literature regarding the relationship between humans and natural and built environments. Topics addressed include the psychology underlying environmental concerns about issues such as climate change and recycling, our interactions with animals (including pets and the use of "therapy pets" in clinical settings such as hospitals and nursing homes), and the role of natural and urban settings on health, well-being, and thought. Other topics such as the design of objects (ergonomics) and the psychology of architecture and landscaping will be addressed as well.

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SOCIOLOGY

Sociology of the Family (Cr.3)
50:920:306:Sec.W1:00145 BSB 118
F 12/22/17 8:00am-12:30pm; M,Tu,W,Th,F 1/2/18-1/12/18 8:00am-12:30pm
Isamah, Augustine
Email: isamah@camden.rutgers.edu
Partially satifies the Social Sciences General Requirement. A comparative study of the institutions of marriage and the family in various societies with special emphasis on the contemporary American family.

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TEACHER PREPARATION

Exceptional Learners (Cr.3)
50:964:201:Sec.W1:00234 eCollege
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Roberts, Lauren
Email: lrobertsru@gmail.com
Online course in eCollege. Go to http://onlinelearning.rutgers.edu/ecollege. Online course fee of $100. Satisfies the Diversity General Requirement. A survey of the neurological, sensory, orthopedic, communicative, and social disabilities present in children and the impact of these on the psychological and academic development of the child. Students will also examine the impact of the disabilities on cognitive, mental, and social growth and the factors to be considered in assessment and rehabilitative developments.

Practicum II (Cr.3)
50:964:456:Sec.W3:00057 BSB 107
F 12/22/17 4:30pm-5:50pm; M,Tu,W,Th,F 1/2/18-1/12/18 4:30pm-5:50pm plus fieldwork including nine full school days.
Becker, Sara
Email: sara.becker@rutgers.edu
By permission of instructor. Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. This course may only be taken in one of the two semesters immediately prior to student teaching. Additional field work - field placement done through the department. Note special schedule. In the fieldwork component of this second Practicum, students are again assigned to work in a school setting under the supervision of a cooperating teacher. This experience will provide the student with the opportunity to become more familiar with the role of the teacher and the dynamics of the classroom and will include the teaching of lessons. The student will thus gain a more in-depth understanding of instructional planning, teaching strategies, educational technology, classroom management, and how standards are implemented in the classroom. In the seminar component, students will again have the opportunity to discuss and evaluate with their peers the classroom interaction that they have observed, as well as the interrelationships of teaching/learning theory and practice.

Practicum II (Cr.3)
50:964:456:Sec.W4:00058 BSB 108
F 12/22/17 4:30pm-5:50pm; M,Tu,W,Th,F 1/2/18-1/12/18 4:30pm-5:50pm plus fieldwork including nine full school days.
McGeehan, Anne
Email: anne.mcgeehan@rutgers.edu
By permission of instructor. Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. This course may only be taken in one of the two semesters immediately prior to student teaching. Additional field work - field placement done through the department. Note special schedule. In the fieldwork component of this second Practicum, students are again assigned to work in a school setting under the supervision of a cooperating teacher. This experience will provide the student with the opportunity to become more familiar with the role of the teacher and the dynamics of the classroom and will include the teaching of lessons. The student will thus gain a more in-depth understanding of instructional planning, teaching strategies, educational technology, classroom management, and how standards are implemented in the classroom. In the seminar component, students will again have the opportunity to discuss and evaluate with their peers the classroom interaction that they have observed, as well as the interrelationships of teaching/learning theory and practice.

Practicum II (Cr.3)
50:964:456:Sec.W5:00057 Mays Landing
F 12/22/17 4:30pm-5:50pm; M,Tu,W,Th,F 1/2/18-1/12/18 4:30pm-5:50pm plus fieldwork including nine full school days.
Heidelberg, Ann
Email: ann.heidelberg@rutgers.edu
By permission of instructor. Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. This course may only be taken in one of the two semesters immediately prior to student teaching. Additional field work - field placement done through the department. Note special schedule. Off campus courses held in Mays Landings. In the fieldwork component of this second Practicum, students are again assigned to work in a school setting under the supervision of a cooperating teacher. This experience will provide the student with the opportunity to become more familiar with the role of the teacher and the dynamics of the classroom and will include the teaching of lessons. The student will thus gain a more in-depth understanding of instructional planning, teaching strategies, educational technology, classroom management, and how standards are implemented in the classroom. In the seminar component, students will again have the opportunity to discuss and evaluate with their peers the classroom interaction that they have observed, as well as the interrelationships of teaching/learning theory and practice.

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WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES

Romantic Comedy (Cr.3)
50:988:298:W1:00877 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Zeidner, Lisa
Email: lisa.zeidner@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. Cross-listed with 50:354:215:Sec.W1. Bogart and Bacall. Tracy and Hepburn. Hall and Allen. In this class, we will examine what makes a romantic comedy work. We'll trace the history of the genre considered by many to be Hollywood's finest invention back to the directors Lubitsch and Sturges, and watch some of the classics of the genre, from Philadelphia Story to Sleepless in Seattle. We'll pay particular attention to why such movies sink or swim: What must the script give the actors? What kind of "chemistry" do the actors achieve, and how do they do it? Some critical reading and short response papers.

Sexual Identity and American Popular Culture (Cr.3)
50:988:310:Sec.W1:00827 Sakai
12/22/17-1/12/18 Time by arrangement
Westman, Leeann
Email: leeann.westman@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. Online course fee of $100. This course provides students with strategies to think critically about popular culture and to achieve a certain level of cultural literacy by examining both critical essays and primary texts of popular or mass culture productions, such as advertising, television, music videos, popular music, and film. Students will study all of the mass cultural works in the course through the lenses of gender as well as race and class, and will have a deeper understanding of how mass culture serves to reflect and reinforce race, class, and gender norms in American culture.

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