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UNDERGRADUATE ARTS AND SCIENCES

ANTHROPOLOGY

Gods, Cults and Rituals (Cr.3)
50:070:317:Sec.W1:00228 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
McCarty, Patrick
Email: pmccarty@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/8/16.
Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Partially satisfies the Social Sciences 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.W1:00144 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Bubb, Daniel
Email: danny.bubb@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. 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.W1:00066 Location: eCollege
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Oberle, Jennifer
Email: joberle@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in eCollege (go to http://ecollege.rutgers.edu). 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. Partially satisfies the Natural Science 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.W1:00154 Location: eCollege
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Paulson, Tracie
Email: traciep@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:120:105 or another college level biology course. Online course in eCollege (go to http://ecollege.rutgers.edu). Online course fee of $100. Course not normally open to Biology or Biotechnology Majors. Partially satisfies the Natural Science 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.W1:00276 Location: BSB 134
12/23/16 F 8:00am-12:30pm; 1/3/17-1/13/17 M,Tu,W,Th,F 8:00am-12:30pm
Carroll, Jill
Email: carrollj@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisites: 50:120:101 and 50:160:103. Open only to Nursing students. 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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CHILDHOOD STUDIES

Children's Literacies (Cr.3)
50:163:362:Sec.W1:02129 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Cox, Patrick
Email: patrick.cox@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support 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

Criminal Justice in America (Cr.3)
50:202:201:Sec.W1:00230 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Allen, Ross
Email: rea11@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Partially satisfies the Social Sciences General Requirement. American crime and criminal justice agencies, i.e., police, courts, and correctional agencies. Emphasis on criminal justice as a system and the processing of persons accused of a crime from the point of arrest to postconviction and release.

Courts and Criminal Law (Cr.3)
50:202:204:Sec.W1:01588 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Rhea, Harry
Email: rhea@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:202:201. Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Partially satisfies the Social Sciences General Requirement. Structures and functions of American courts and law. Courtroom work group; roles of attorneys, judges, and other court personnel; trial, trial outcomes, and appellate courts.

Serial Killers (Cr.3)
50:202:317:Sec.W1:02481 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Caputo, Gail
Email: gcaputo@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:202:201. Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support 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.

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ECONOMICS

Microeconomic Principles (Cr.3)
50:220:102:Sec.W1:00157 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Pascale, Guy
Email: pascale@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. 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.W1:00248 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Morelli, Michael
Email: mmorelli@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. 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.W1:01645 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Dasari, Babu
Email: babu.dasari@rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:220:102 and 103. Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. 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 (C) (Cr.3)
50:350:238:Sec.W1:02131 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Habib, M.A. Rafey
Email: mhabib@camden.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/8/16.
Pre-requisite: 50:350:102 or 50:350:220. Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Satisfies the Civilizations and Heritages General Requirement. Studies in great works of world literature from antiquity to the early modern era.

Comic Literature (Cr.3)
50:350:246:Sec.W1:02494 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Farquhar, John
Email: johnfar@camden.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/8/16.
Pre-requisite: 50:350:102 or 50:350:220. Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. A study of the comic tradition in British and American literature, including such writers as Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain, Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, John Kennedy Toole, as well as some contemporary humorists such as David Sedaris.

Literature of Childhood (G) (Cr.3)
50:350:360:Sec.W6:00249 Location: BSB 133 and Sakai
12/23/16 F 6:00pm-9:30pm; 1/3/17-1/13/17 M,Tu,Th,F 6:00pm-9:30pm
Guedon-Deconcini, Christine
Email: deke153@aol.com
COURSE CANCELLED 12/8/16.
Pre-requisite: 50:350:102 or 50:350:220. Satisfies the Global General Requirement. Hybrid course with partial online content; go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu. A study of classic and contemporary literature read and enjoyed by children and adolescents, including fairy tales, folklore, fantasy, picture books, chapter books, the adolescent novel, and poetry.

AMERICAN LITERATURE

Special Topics in American Literature: Women and Gender in Children's Literature (Cr.3)
50:352:392:Sec.W1:02160 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Singley, Carol
Email: singley@camden.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/8/16.
Pre-requisite: 50:350:102 or 50:350:220. Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. We read classic and contemporary children’s literature, with a focus on women and gender. We explore work by male as well as female writers about girlhood and adolescence, and we pay critical attention to historical views of childhood and to literary forms and themes. Short papers and exercises, a presentation, and a longer paper or project.

FILM STUDIES

Film Genres: The Western (Cr.3)
50:354:397:Sec.W1:00243 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Sorrento, Matthew
Email: msorrent@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:350:102 or 50:350:220. Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Few genres have captured the imagination of the 20th-century viewer as did the Western. By 1959, the end of the “golden age" of television, 14 of the top 28 programs were Westerns; on the three major networks, a total of 31 series ran in that year alone. In this course, we will look at how the genre has triumphed and evolved in the movies throughout American film history. We will being by reviewing the influence of 19th-century western art and popular fiction on the silent westerns. The course will then focus on the classical era of the genre (roughly 1939 through the 1950s), its archetypal characters and narratives, and how trademark films played on ideals of heroism, colonial expansion, and “manifest destiny." We will also study the Western of the New American cinema, which reassessed the classical myths during the age of Vietnam and Watergate. The course will conclude with contemporary renditions of the genre, such as No Country for Old Men, and the Western's “genre expansion": how it inspired films as varied as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and George Lucas' Star Wars.

Film Genres: Romantic Comedy (Cr.3)
50:354:398:Sec.W1:02544 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Zeidner, Lisa
Email: zeidner@camden.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/8/16.
Pre-requisite: 50:350:102 or 50:350:220. Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. 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 (W) (Cr.3)
50:989:300:Sec.W1:02148 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Meredith, Joseph
Email: jmeredit@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:350:102 or 50:350:220. Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Satisfies the Writing General Requirement. Intensive study and practice in the rhetoric of argument; emphasis on composing persuasive texts addressing the public on a range of issues.

Business Writing (W) (Cr.3)
50:989:303:Sec.W6:02166 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Delany, Kate
Email: kdelany@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:350:102 or 50:350:220. Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Satisfies the Writing General Requirement. Intensive study and practice in organizational communication; emphasis on workplace genres including correspondence, reports, presentations, and employment documents.

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FINE ARTS
includes VISUAL ART, ART HISTORY, MUSIC

VISUAL ART

Social Media Photography (Cr.3)
50:080:201:Sec.W1:00229 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Hohing, Ken
Email: khohing@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Must provide own Smart Phone or other mobile device with 8-megapixel camera. Satisfied the Fine Arts 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.W3:02507 Location: FA 238
12/23/16 F 12:45pm-5:15pm; 1/3/17-1/13/17 M,Tu,W,Th,F 12:45pm-5:15pm
Filbert, Jeffrey
Email: jfilbert@camden.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/8/16.
Pre-requisites: 50:080:102 or permission of instructor. Pre-requisite to all upper-level art courses. Satisfies the Fine Arts General Requirement. 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 (G) (Cr.3)
50:082:100:Sec.W1:01711 Location: eCollege
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Garrity, Bruce
Email: bgarrity@camden.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/8/16.
Online course in eCollege (go to http://ecollege.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Satisfies the Fine Arts or Global General Requirement. 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.W1:00237 Location: eCollege
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Zavadsky, Julia
Email: zavadsky@camden.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/8/16.
Online course in eCollege (go to http://ecollege.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Intended primarily for non-Music majors/minors. Satisfies the Fine Arts 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 (C)(G)(Cr.3)
50:700:201:Sec.W1:02498 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Zaki, Mark
Email: mark.zaki@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Satisfies the Civilization and Heritages, Global, or Fine Arts 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.

Introduction to Music (G)(Cr.3)
50:700:202:Sec.W1:02499 Location: eCollege
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Polack, Eric
Email: epolack@camden.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/8/16.
Online course in eCollege (go to http://ecollege.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Satisfies the Global or Fine Arts General Requirement. An approach toward music appreciation that emphasizes the cultural influences that have determined the varied musical languages throughout the world.

American Rhythm and Blues (Cr.3)
50:700:218:Sec.W1:01717 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Lally, Laurie
Email: llally@camden.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/8/16.
Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Satisfies the History/Philosophy/Religion General Requirement. This course examines the life and musical contributions of major contemporary R&B artists from the 1980s to the present era. The history and development of this genre will be explored as well as a host of performers such as Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Erykah Badu, Usher, and Pharrell Williams. In addition to class assignments, a final project will be due at the end of the term.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGES
includes GERMAN, SPANISH

GERMAN

Special Topics in German Cinema: World War II In German Film (G) (Cr.3)
50:470:386:Sec.W1:00147 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Rushing, James
Email: rushing@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Course taught in English. Satisfies the Literature or Global Studies General Requirement. Fulfills the Foreign Language requirement for School of Business. 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.W1:00030 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Gomez Laguna, Ana
Email: alaguna@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 support 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.W1:02140 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Santos Quinones, Lorena
Email: lsantosq@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:940:101. For students with little knowledge of Spanish or with no more than three years of high school Spanish. Students with four or more years of Spanish in high school may not take 50:940:102 for credit. Note that 102 is the minimu Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. A continuation of Elementary Spanish I.

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HISTORY

Special Topics in American History: History of the Atlantic World (Cr.3)
50:512:281:Sec.W1:02482 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Golding, Christopher
Email: cgolding@gmail.com
COURSE CANCELLED 12/8/16.
Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Satisfies the History/Philosophy/Religion General Requirement. Following in the wake of Columbus' "discovery" of the New World, a web of politics, economics, and culture connected Europe, the Americas, the West Indies, and Africa in what historians have described as the Atlantic World. Within this littoral space, European empires developed and rubbed against one another; the slave and sugar trade flourished; colonial populations blossomed; and cultural and intellectual influence washed back and forth. This course will provide an overview of this environment from its early beginnings to its decline (?) in the early nineteenth century, and examine the strengths and weaknesses of viewing the history of the peoples and societies of the Atlantic littoral space as a connected system of interaction and exchange.

Special Topics in American History: The Civil War in American Memory (Cr.3)
50:512:381:Sec.W1:00047 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Demirjian, Richard
Email: richard.demirjian@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support 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 Location: BSB 108
1/3/17-1/13/17 M,Tu,W,Th,F 8:00am-1:00pm
Mihalik, Priti
Email: pmihalik@rcbc.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:640:041 or by math placement test. This course does not grant college credit. Note special schedule - first day of class is January 3, 2017. Class does not meet on 12/23/16. 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.W1:00236 Location: BSB 117
1/3/17-1/13/17 M,Tu,W,Th,F 8:00am-2:00pm
Johansen, Josephine
Email: jjohanse@camden.rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/8/16.
Pre-requisite: placement by basic skills test. This course does not grant college credit. Note special schedule - first day of class is January 3, 2017. Class does not meet on 12/23/16. 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.

Pre-Calculus for Business, Economics, and Life Sciences (Cr.3)
50:640:113:Sec.W1:00090 Location: BSB 107
1/3/17-1/13/17 M,Tu,W,Th,F 8:00am-1:00pm
Ma, Dongyuan
Email: dongyuan.ma@rutgers.edu
COURSE CANCELLED 12/8/16.
Pre-requisite: 50:640:042 or appropriate score on the math placement exam. 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. Note special schedule - first day of class is January 3, 2017. Class does not meet on 12/23/16. 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 Life Sciences (Cr.3)
50:640:130:Sec.W1:00009 Location: BSB 116
1/3/17-1/13/17 M,Tu,W,Th,F 8:00am-1:00pm
Buthusiem, Gregory
Email: gregoryb@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:640:113 or 50:640:115 or appropriate schore on the math placement exam. 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. Note special schedule - first day of class is January 3, 2017. Class does not meet on 12/23/16. 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.W1:00148 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Yates, Melissa
Email: melissa.yates@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Satisfies the History/Philosophy/Religion General Requirement. 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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PSYCHOLOGY

Special Topics in Psychology: Psychology of Human Action (Cr.3)
50:830:459:Sec.W1:00149 Location: BSB 109
12/23/16 F 8:00am-12:30pm; 1/3/17-1/13/17 M,Tu,W,Th,F 8:00am-12:30pm
van der Wel, Robrecht
Email: r.vanderwel@rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:830:101 or 50:830:135. Partially satisfies 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: Addictions (Cr.3)
50:830:460:Sec.W6:02137 Location: BSB 109
12/23/16 F 5:30pm-10:00pm; 1/3/17-1/13/17 M,Tu,W,Th,F 5:30pm-10:00pm
Meier, Ines
Email: imeier@rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:830:101 or 50:830:135. Partially satisfies the Social Sciences General Requirement. Provides a comprehensive understanding of what addiction is, its origins, the various forms it takes, its progression as a physical, emotional, and physiological disease, and how it is treated. The course will examine the "nature vs. nurture" debate surrounding its development. In addition to drugs and alcohol, other addictive behaviors will be discussed.

Special Topics in Psychology: Vision and Art (Cr.3)
50:830:461:Sec.W1:02138 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Bravo, Mary
Email: mbravo@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:830:101. Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. Partially satisfies the Social Sciences General Requirement. How are artists able to create a sense of depth, illumination, transparency, and texture using patches of paint on canvas? In this course we examine the relationship between painting and human perception using an interdisciplinary approach that draws on art history, psychology, neuroscience, and physics.

Sociology of the Family (Cr.3)
50:920:306:Sec.W1:00241 Location: BSB 118
12/23/16 F 8:00am-12:30pm; 1/3/17-1/13/17 M,Tu,W,Th,F 8:00am-12:30pm
Isamah, Augustine
Email: isamah@camden.rutgers.edu
Partially satisfies 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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SOCIOLOGY

Sociology of the Family (Cr.3)
50:920:306:Sec.W1:00241 Location: BSB 118
12/23/16 F 8:00am-12:30pm; 1/3/17-1/13/17 M,Tu,W,Th,F 8:00am-12:30pm
Isamah, Augustine
Email: isamah@camden.rutgers.edu
Partially satisfies 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.W1:02491 Location: eCollege
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
McGeehan, Anne
Email: anne.mcgeehan@rutgers.edu
Online course in eCollege (go to http://ecollege.rutgers.edu). Online course support fee of $100. 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.W3:00068 Location: BSB 107
12/23/16 F 4:30pm-5:50pm; 1/3, 1/5, 1/10, 1/12/17 4:30pm-5:50pm; Fieldwork full school days on 1/2/17-1/12/17.
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.W4:00069 Location: BSB 108
12/23/16 F 4:30pm-5:50pm; 1/3, 1/5, 1/10, 1/12/17 4:30pm-5:50pm; Fieldwork full school days on 1/2/17-1/12/17.
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. 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

Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies: Sexual Identity and American Popular Culture (Cr.3)
50:988:297:Sec.W1:02500 Location: Sakai
12/23/16-1/13/17 Time by arrangement
Westman, Leeann
Email: leeann.westman@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai (go to http://sakai.rutgers.edu). Online course support 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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