Ancient and Medieval Era

56:606:501:01 Greek Tragedy and its Legacy
Cross Listed with: 56:350:594:01
Th 6-8 pm
Location: BSB-107
Instructor: Professor Fiske

In this course we will read a number of works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, studying them within their own historical context as well as exploring their relevance to later literary / historical periods. In addition to Greek tragedies like Medea, Trojan Women, the Theban trilogy, and the Oresteian trilogy, we will examine modern adaptations / interpretations of these classical works such as Christa Wolf’s feminist play Medea: A Modern Retelling; Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies (as a modern Antigone); and Freud’s appropriations of the Oedipus and Electra stories. Along with primary texts, we will read critical works by Simon Goldhill, Jean-Pierre Vernant, Edith Hall, Jennifer Jones, and others that amplify and theorize ongoing conversations between the ancients and the moderns. Course requirements include active class participation, an oral presentation, a mid-term paper, and a longer final paper.

Age of Revolutions

56:606:522:01 European Painting 1780-1860
Cross Listed with: 50:082:351:01
T/Th 11 am – 12:20 pm
Location: FA-225
Instructor: Professor Rosenberg

Course description will be updated as they become available.

The 20th Century

56:606:531:01 Art in the Age of the New Deal
Cross Listed with: 50:082:368:01
T 3-5:50 pm
Location: FA-225
Instructor: Professor Reade

Art in the Age of the New Deal examines the art of the 1920s and the 1930s and the historical context that spawned the works of the Federal Art Projects of the 1930s. The Roosevelt administration launched New Deal programs that fostered government sponsorship of the visual arts, film, theater, literature, music and dance. The art produced through this sponsorship reflected and diverged from early twentieth century European modernism that had begun to influence American art. The figurative style, known as the American Scene, also had affinities with the Mexican muralists of the 1920s and other government-sponsored social realist art of the 1930s.

Studies of Ideas

56:606:602:01 Teaching Beyond Regurgitation
Cross Listed with: 56:645:507:40
M 6-8:40 pm
Location: ATG-113
Instructor: Professor Johansen

This course will discuss some traditional as well as contemporary approaches to teaching mathematics. We will analyze and investigate strategies and methods used to successfully present concepts relative to standard middle and high school curriculums. The major focus will be to investigate and connect many of the topics covered throughout 5th to 12th grades. These will include but not be limited to the following concepts: operations with sets, number systems, algebraic fundamentals, geometry, and types of reasoning.

56:606:603:01 Educational Psychology
Cross Listed: 56:645:507:40
M 6 pm – 8:40 pm
Location: ATG-113
Instructor: Professor Meier

Course description will be updated as they become available.

Arts and Literature

56:606:608:01 Art and Urban Sustainability
Cross Listed with: 50:080:300:01, 50:975:387:01
T 1:30- 4:20 pm
Location: FA-108
Instructor: Professor Mattingly

Art and Urban Sustainability addresses public art, community art, environmental art and issues of sustainability as they relate to Camden, New Jersey. Students in this class will author proposals for projects that merge art and sustainable practices within the city of Camden. Students will also collaborate on one civically engaged and sustainable project in the city of Camden. Some areas of focus include: Earth Art, sustainable architecture, urban interventions, social ecologies, site-specificity, urban reforestation, remediation, and urban farming. Art and Urban Sustainability is both a theory and practice course.

56:606:609:01 From Jacobs – Django: Remembering Slavery
Cross Listed with: 50:014:400:01, 56:352:540:01
W 6- 8:40 pm
Location: CS-202
Instructor: Professor Green

This class seeks to explore rememberings of American chattel slavery from the eighteenth century to the present. It will pay special attention to first-person slave narratives, but will also consider visual, filmic, aural, and material incarnations of the desire to document and remember African American unfreedom. Representative selections and sites include Briton Hammon?s Surprising Deliverance, Harriet Jacobs?s Incidents, Toni Morrison?s Beloved, Richard Pryor?s Bicentennial Nigger, Haile Gerima?s Sankofa, Steve McQueen?s Twelve Years a Slave, Quentin Tarantino?s Django, Kara Walker?s My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, David Eltis?s Voyages website, and Camden?s Pomona Hall. A seminar paper, presentation, and annotated bibliography are required.

Vanishing American
Cross Listed with: 56:352:593:01
M 6- 8:40 pm
Location: CS-202
Instructor: Professor Sayre

In this seminar, we will study the Native turn in early national American literature, the dominant and seemingly contradictory assertions of a “vanishing” Native American population and an emerging nativism among the creole (American of European descent) population that identified with those disappearing (or disappeared) subjects. Our focus will be on the Indian, or Indianist, Romance of the early republic, thinking about how this growing body of texts becomes both a way of affirming a national culture distinct from that European heritage ostensibly ruptured by the events of Revolution and a means of papering over the ongoing violence of removal. We will explore this vision in the works of Lydia Maria Child, James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Catharine Maria Sedgwick. We will also think about how contemporaneous Native American writers like William Apess, Elias Boudinot, and Jane Johnston Schoolcraft resisted that dominant trope, asserting their presence against the idea of their absence, their endurance against the trope of their disappearance.

International Study Abroad

Urban Change and Housing in Germany
Cross Listed with: 56:834:531:I1, 50:975:399:I1
T 3:10- 5:50 pm
Meeting Dates: 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/1 and 4/19
Location: FA-240
Instructor: Professor Fletcher

This course will teach students about urban change in German cities with emphasis on the effects of globalization on housing markets in particular. We will explore topics such as gentrification, urban renewal, and displacement (or threat thereof) in particular, and neighborhood change in general. We will put equal emphasis on learning about social movements (e.g. rent strikes, squatting, radical “leftist” protests, peaceful demonstrations, street art, etc.), as well as the history and tradition of such resistance strategies. In addition, students will learn about housing policy/housing paradigm and its impact on urban areas in Germany in comparison to the US. While the focus of the course is on Germany, it is critical that students will have a basic understanding of US housing policy, the affordable housing crisis, the homeownership paradigm, and other urban topics/problems. Prior to traveling to Berlin, Hamburg, and Koln, students will examine through selected readings, discussions, assignments, and instruction:
a) the history of German housing policy and its effect on urbanization and suburbanization,
b) topics such as the global flow of capital and its effect on housing prices and neighborhood change, gentrification, displacement, urban renewal, community development, the role of urban planning, and regional development,
c) the history and efficacy of urban social movements, the tradition of radical “leftist” protest, street art as a form of protest, rent strikes, squatting, socialist collectives, the solidarity economy, etc.
d) the role of government and the role of NGOs in achieving stable and affordable housing in spite of the global recession and global economic pressure.

The intellectual preparation coupled with useful information about the German culture and customs prepares students for the 10-day journey through Germany where we will explore the topics discussed in class “hands-on” through site visits, lectures, and city tours. We will spend 3 days in each city, beginning with Berlin in the Northeast, then traveling by train to Hamburg in the North, and finally K?ln in the Midwest. Students will be able to synthesize their intellectual knowledge by:
a) touring (via walking and public transit) newer, older, and gentrified neighborhoods; becoming “urban pioneers” through extensive excursions through these cities; engaging in the “classroom” in the streets where we will make regular stops to discuss our observations in relation to the intellectual material;
b) visiting with protest groups, initiatives, organizations, centers, community leaders, and other local experts to hear about their objectives and take on current plans and developments and have the opportunity to ask questions,
c) attending university/research lectures on topics related to our course.
In Berlin, students will connect with researchers from the TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN: URBAN RESEARCH AND DESIGN LABORATORY to hear about the latest urban developments. In addition, students will meet with a local, renowned artist who will share her story about having lived in Berlin for the past decade. We will explore both, the upscale and affordable housing stock, gentrified neighborhoods and neighborhoods in transition.

In Hamburg, students will connect with two local community initiatives – the RIGHT TO CITY group and the KOMM IN DIE GÄNGE group. In addition, students will meet with a recent graduate of the university and expert on Hamburg’s ethnic “burning point” neighborhoods and street art movement. Students will also take an extensive tour of this port city and meet with locals for Q&A.

In K?ln, students will meet staff from the AUTONOMES ZENTRUM KÖLN (Autonomous Centre Cologne) and an alternative, communal living/work initiative who will discuss co-op / communal housing and work co-op based on principles of solidarity and collective wellbeing. Students will also meet with a group of locals to discuss their experiences of living in the city over decades, their opinions on changes, and an opportunity for Q&A.
Program Cost: Approximately $3,050*

56:606:613:I2 Psychology of Eating in Italy
Cross Listed with: 50:830:434:I1, 50:988:298:I2
T 3- 5 pm
Meeting dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/8, 3/22,4/5, 4/26
Location: ATG-123
Instructor: Professor Markey
prerequisite: prior course in psychology

The psychology of eating is all about why, when, and how we eat; our health, our perceptions of ourselves and others, and the role of food in our lives.

Italy is an obvious destination to pursue an understanding of the cultural influences on eating behaviors because Italian culture focuses on food so heavily. However, the rate of obesity is much lower in Italy than in the U.S. It is believed that this is due to the different approach to eating adopted by Italians. In particular, a focus on the enjoyment of food, food as ritual and tradition keep food from being a source of angst to the extent that it is in countries such as the U.S.

The psychology of eating class will meet for 8 afternoons (Tuesdays from 3-5pm) to cover course curriculum including topics such as: food choice, healthy eating, social influences on eating, body image, dieting, obesity, and eating disorders. This curriculum will provide a foundation for exploring the Psychology of Eating in Italy!

Highlights of our trip abroad will include a visit to the Colosseum in Rome, the underground catacombs in Rome, a cooking class, a food tour, a tour of an olive grove or vineyard in Tuscany, walking tours of open food markets in Rome and Florence, a visit to the famous Uffizi museum in Florence, and the Boboli gardens in Florence.

Students will engage in planned and organized activities with the instructor and their classmates each day and on most days will also have free time to get to know Italy on their own.

Our time in Italy will teach us about the Psychology of Eating, but will be a fabulous international adventure in and of itself. We will spend time enjoying and learning about food, but we also will visit important cultural sights such as the Roman Colosseum.
Program Cost: TBD

56:606:613:I3 Sustainable Development in Cuba
Cross Listed with: 50:975:489:I1, 56:834:532:I1
TBD Meeting Times
Meeting Dates: 1/29, 2/19, 3/14, and either 4/4 or 4/11
Instructor: Professor Minnite

Trip is scheduled for March 11 – 18, 2016.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of a variety of approaches to sustainable community development in Cuba, including historic preservation in Old Havana (Habana Vieja), Cuba’s social solidarity economy of cooperatives, and its post-carbon sustainable agro-ecological revolution. To prepare for the trip, we will first learn about Cuba’s history and the social, cultural and political context for sustainable development. Once in Cuba, we will explore urbanism and specifically, the problems of sustainable development in Havana and Pinar del Rió Province through discussions with Cuban scholars and students, artists, officials, and citizens. Upon our return to campus, students will analyze how lessons from the Cuban experience can be applied to new models of poverty-alleviation and community development in distressed U.S. cities such as Camden.

56:606:613:I4 Comparative Justice in London
Cross Listed with: 50:202:375:I1
F 2- 4:30 pm
Meeting Dates: 2/5 – 4/22
Instructor: Professor Stansfield

Meeting Times: Class will meet 3 times prior to travel, and twice afterwards, on Friday afternoons. Feb 5th, Feb 19th, March 4th, April 8th, April 22nd — 2pm-4:30pm. Travel Dates: March 11th, 2016 – March 20th, 2016.

A course focusing on crime and justice of England. Includes regular class meetings, required readings, and written assignments, as well as a short-term learning experience in London. Highlights of travel will include attending criminal court hearings at the Old Bailey and Blackfriars criminal court; meeting with a member of the Specialist Crime & Operations branch of the Metropolitan Police; Visting Parliament, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Tower of London; Learning about innovations in UK prisons, and having lunch inside prison walls. This is in addition to many cultural and local experiences throughout the London area.

56:606:613:I5 The Law of Harmony Between Ecosystems
Cross Listed with: 50:120:360:I1
F 2- 4:30 pm
Meeting Dates: 2/5 – 4/22
Instructor: Professor Kotchoni

Travel dates: March 13-22.
This program will introduce students to innovative research on whole systems of botanical biodiversity. The focal point of the course will involve an interdisciplinary research collaboration between students at Rutgers University and the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin, West Africa. Biodiversity is under assault on a global basis. About ten percent of the world’s bird species and twenty-five percent of mammals are currently under threat of extinction. One percent of the world’s tropical forests is lost each year. In Benin, many beneficial interactions between the people and their environment–including the use of plants as drought indicators, in traditional medicine (ethnobotany), and in ritual and religious practices–are rapidly disappearing. This program will introduce students to basic research in botanical biodiversity, with a wide range of beneficial applications in seasonal weather prediction, agricultural sustainability, and plant-based pharmacology. Students will have a rare opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research in a field where very little previous work has been done. During the travel portion of the program, students will participate in tours and social activities that will introduce them to the cultural life of tropical, sub-Saharan Benin.

56:606:613:I6 Race in Brazil: Blackness and Multiracial
Cross Listed with: 50:920:375:I1
Meeting Dates: TBD
Instructor: Professor Osuji

Travel Date: March 11-20
Students will focus on Brazilian race relations and public policy that has been implemented to address racial inequality. Students will spend time in shantytowns (favelas) in Rio de Janeiro. In addition, students will visit the samba school, Salgueiro, where they will learn about the history of resistance to black exclusion in public samba events. Participants will also be introduced to Afro-Brazilian culture through a dance class taught by Fabiana Erramo, an English-speaker who has studied Afro-Brazilian dance for many years in Rio. Additional excursions include a visit to the esteemed Christ the Redeemer Statue and beautiful Sugar Loaf Mountain.

56:606:613:I7 Trip to Iceland
Cross Listed with: 50:080:393:I1
Meeting Dates: TBD
Instructor: Professor Amdur

Program Cost: TBD
This course will offer students a unique opportunity to explore and directly engage the Icelandic landscape. With three class meetings on campus, most of the course will take place in the Icelandic countryside. While no artistic experience is required or necessary, students will look to the landscape and within themselves to be creative in various forms. Each day students will keep an active log of their travels and take time for active contemplation. We will learn about Icelandic history, including Icelandic sagas and artists, as well as watching videos of contemporary American artists and their artistic practices. Students will create their own personal “Fairy Tale,” as well as create visual works of art based on direct and indirect processes: that is, how do artists control their art materials, and how do artists permit external forces to impact their work? This course which will be a “creative retreat” that will function on many levels. Students from the 2014 trip to Iceland expressed that their trip was “a unique journey of a lifetime”!

Politics and Society

56:606:622:01 International Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Cross Listed with: 56:834:670:01, 50:790:489:01
T 6 pm – 8:40 pm
Location: TBD
Instructor: Professor Chevrier

The purpose of this course it to better understand, the cause and conduct of international conflict, particularly war, in the modern world. To do this we will analyze emerging trends and patterns in global conflict, as well as consider the prospects for peace in an evolving world order. We will explore issues of security, identity and equity with the objective of gaining an integrated understanding of the interplay of these critical dimensions of conflict. A large portion of the course will examine just war theory, and the ethics and rules of war. The course will also examine alternatives to ware to pursue changes in government and to oppose tyranny.

56:606:624:01 Victimology
Cross Listed with: 56:202:540:01
T 6- 8:40 pm
Location: SOC-B05
Instructor: Professor Meloy

Study of the role and treatment of victims in the criminal justice system with a particular focus on the victimization that disproportionately affect women and children. Emphasis on risk factors and impact of crime on victims.

56:606:625:01 Youth and Juvenile Justice
Cross Listed with: 56:202:673:01
Th 6- 8:40 pm
Location: ATG-218
Instructor: Professor Marano

This course will study youth crime and some of its antecedents and consequences through the lenses of race, place, class, gender, age, and historical time. Through readings that focus on youth issues, urban ecologies, and delinquency, we will consider how prominent themes in youth studies such as vulnerability and agency, dependence and independence, and responsibility and irresponsibility intersect with youth crime and delinquency.

Psychological Theories and Research

56:606:651:01 Educational Psychology
Cross Listed with: 50:830:301:01
W 3- 5:50 pm
Location: TBD
Instructor: Professor Chevrier

Examines how individuals develop and learn, with particular emphasis upon the classroom. Includes motivation, student interests, creating a healthy learning climate, language development, testing, and individual differences. Prerequisite: 50:830:101 or 135 (starting Spring 2013)

56:606:652:01 The Psychology of Leadership
Cross Listed with: 50:830:458:01
F 1:20- 4:10 pm
Location: ATG-121
Instructor: Professor Guthrie

This course consists of an examination of classic and contemporary theories of leadership; including their evolution and analysis of strengths and weaknesses. The course will provide students with the ability to apply these theories to real-world leaders and critique their effectiveness. Students will also be encouraged to examine their own leadership potential as they will complete self- assessments and participate in leadership exercises. Topics covered include leadership styles, leading groups/teams, facilitating communication, managing conflict, as well as self-analysis and perspectives of leadership across diverse individuals and groups.

56:606:653:01 Graduate Health Psychology
Cross Listed with: 50:830:348:01, 50:830:648:01
T/TH 9:30 am – 10:50 am
Location: ATG-121
Instructor: Professor August

This course will study youth crime and some of its antecedents and consequences through the lenses of race, place, class, gender, age, and historical time. Through readings that focus on youth issues, urban ecologies, and delinquency, we will consider how prominent themes in youth studies such as vulnerability and agency, dependence and independence, and responsibility and irresponsibility intersect with youth crime and delinquency.

56:606:654:01 Development Psychology
Cross Listed with: 50:830:626:40
T 6- 8:40 pm
Location: BSB-109
Instructor: Professor Meier

An examination of life span developmental psychology with reference to classic theories (e.g., Piaget) and recent theoretical and experimental advances. An exploration of typical human development, including infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, with emphasis on childhood social, emotional, and cognitive development. This course counts towards the required 3 content courses.

56:606:655:01 Inclusion and the Psychology of Disability
Cross Listed with: 50:830:459:40
T 6- 8:40 pm
Location: ATG-212
Instructor: Professor Pure

An examination of disabilities through the lens of psychology, as well as its history, social perception and cultural impact. Discusses laws that govern disability rights such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, ADA and IDEA. Examines educational and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Disabilities discussed include physical disabilities, the autistic spectrum, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, genetic disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and traumatic brain injury.

Women, Gender and Sexuality

56:606:661:01 Girlhood Studies
Cross Listed with: 56:163:581:01
W 6- 8:40 pm
Location: SOC-309
Instructor: Professor Cairns

This course explores key scholarly debates within the field of girlhood studies. Students will engage with multiple disciplinary perspectives to examine historical, cultural, social, and political dynamics shaping the way girlhood is imagined and experienced. The course asks how ‘the girl’ is figured as a site of both promise and peril, inspiring various forms of celebration, regulation, and intervention. Particular attention will be devoted to the relationship between representations of girlhood and the diverse experiences of girls’ lives. We will explore how girls inhabit, rework, and resist notions of girlhood at the intersection of race, class, sexuality and disability.

Historical Analysis

56:606:672:01 Global Health
Cross Listed with: 56:834:602:01, 56:163:698:01
T 6- 7:20 pm
Location: ATG-123
Instructor: Professor Golden

This course examines global health policy and history with a focus on maternal and child health. We examine policies, problems, challenges, and solutions with the aim of increasing understanding of how policy makers can investigate, design, and foster effective programs of intervention.

Capstone Research (3 credits)

Instructor: Professor Demaray

Independent study of special interest to the student, under supervision of an advisor chosen by the student in consultation with the program director.

Matriculation Continued

Instructor: Professor Demaray

Continuous registration may be accomplished by enrolling for at least three credits in standard course offerings, including research courses, or by enrolling in this course for 0 credits. Students actively engaged in study toward their degree who are using university facilities and faculty time are expected to enroll for the appropriate credits.