Geography Major (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2013 University Catalog

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A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field of study. In addition to the major requirement outlined below, all university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree.

GEOGRAPHY MAJOR

Complete 47 semester hours including the following 4 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete the following 3 requirement(s) for 15 semester hours:

    1. Complete 1 course from the following: .

      EAES 100 Principles of Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 101 Planet Earth (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    2. Complete 1 course from the following: .

      EAES 161 Human Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 170 World Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. Complete the following 3 courses: .

      EAES 210 Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      EAES 281 Introduction to American Urban Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 390 Research Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. CAPSTONE COURSE

    Complete 1 course from the following: .

    EAES 487 Senior Seminar in Urban Study (Urban Studies Internship) (3 hours semester) 3
    EAES 497 Senior Seminar Geography (3 hours seminar) 3
  3. MAJOR ELECTIVES

    Complete a minimum of 17 semester hours from the following. Must include at least 3 semester hours from each category:

    1. PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY

      Complete 3 semester hours to 12 semester hours from the following:

      BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      EAES 200 Geomorphology (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 201 Understanding Weather and Climate (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      EAES 230 Hydrology (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 250 Introduction to Marine Sciences (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      EAES 301 Climatology (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 322 Environmental Geochemistry (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      EAES 330 Fluvial Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 331 Geohydrology (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 332 Hydroclimatology (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 341 Principles of Soil Science (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      EAES 401 Geo-Ecology (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 403 Meteorology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      EAES 454 Human Impact on the Coastal Zone 4
      EAES 470 The Geology of New Jersey (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
    2. URBAN SYSTEMS

      Complete 3 semester hours to 12 semester hours from the following:

      EAES 161 Human Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 280 Principles of Land Use (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 282 Urban Design and Architecture: American Cityscape (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 283 Urban Georgraphy (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 363 Geopolitics (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 370 World Resources and Industries (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 373 Historical Geography of the United States (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 380 Transportation (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 381 Urban Field Studies 3
      EAES 385 Urbanization and Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 386 People and Cities: Comparative Urban Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 484 Urban Planning (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. REGIONAL & SPATIAL ANALYSIS

      Complete 3 semester hours to 12 semester hours from the following:

      EAES 170 World Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 211 Aerial Photograph Interpretation (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      EAES 263 Noise Pollution: Contemporary Problems and Issues (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 272 Land and Life in Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 303 Field Geography 3
      EAES 310 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 hours lab) 3
      EAES 311 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 372 Geography of South Asia (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 376 Geography of New Jersey (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 377 Geography of Sub-Sahara Africa (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 378 Geography of the Middle East (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 391 Quantitative Methods in Geography and Urban Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
  4. COLLATERAL COURSES

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. STATISTICS

      Complete for 3 semester hours.

      MATH 109 Statistics (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete 1 of the following collateral sequences:

      1. PHYSICS

        Complete 1 of the following:

        1. Complete the following 2 courses:

          PHYS 193 College Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
          PHYS 194 College Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        2. Complete the following 2 courses:

          PHYS 191 University Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
          PHYS 192 University Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      2. Complete 3 courses:

        CMPT 183 Foundations of Computer Science I (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        CMPT 184 Foundations of Computer Science II (3 hours lecture) 3
        MATH 112 Precalculus Mathematics (3 hours lecture) 3
      3. CHEMISTRY

        Complete the following 2 courses:

        CHEM 120 General Chemistry I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        CHEM 121 General Chemistry II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      4. BIOLOGY

        Complete the following 2 courses:

        BIOL 112 Principles of Biology I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory) 4
        BIOL 113 Principles of Biology II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory) 4
      5. GEOLOGY

        Complete the following 2 courses:

        EAES 105 Physical Geology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        EAES 240 Historical Geology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      6. ECONOMICS/MANAGEMENT

        Complete the following 3 courses:

        ECON 101 Applied Macroeconomics (3 hours lecture) 3
        ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics (3 hours lecture) 3
        MGMT 231 Management Processes (3 hours lecture) 3
      7. SOCIOLOGY

        Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

        1. Complete for 4 semester hours.

          SOCI 201 Foundations of Sociological Inquiry (4 hours lecture) 4
        2. Complete 4 semester hours from the following:

          SOCI 104 Sociology of the Family (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 105 Black Family (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 106 Individual and Society 3
          SOCI 201 Foundations of Sociological Inquiry (4 hours lecture) 4
          SOCI 204 Sociology of the Family (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 205 Black Family (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 206 Individual and Society (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 207 Social Structure of American Society (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 208 Men and Masculinities (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 209 Sociology of Poverty and Welfare (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 212 Sociology of Technology (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 215 Sociology of Sports (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 216 Sociology of Food and Population (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 218 Sociology of Population (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 219 Sociology of Aging (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 220 Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 230 Sociology of Conflict and Violence (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 231 Social Bases of the Arts (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 238 Research Methods in Criminal Justice (2 hours lecture, 1 hour other) 3
          SOCI 240 Statistics for Social Research (4 hours lecture) 4
          SOCI 301 Sociological Research Methods I (4 hours lecture) 4
          SOCI 302 Sociological Research Methods II (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 303 Large Scale Organizations (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 304 Sociology of Work and Professions (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 309 Sociology of Health and Illness (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 310 Directed Independent Research 3-9
          SOCI 311 Urban Sociology (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 312 Environmental Sociology (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 313 Sociological Theory: A Critical Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 314 Environmental Justice (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 315 Social Inequality (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 316 Sociology of Education (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 318 Sociology of Population (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 320 Sociology of Communes, Cooperatives and Collectives (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 330 Political Sociology (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 331 Sociology of Power (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 332 Sociology of Popular Arts (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 334 Comparative Social Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 335 Workers and Their Organizations (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 336 Sociology and Social Work (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 390 Cooperative Education in Sociology 3-4
          SOCI 400 Senior Project 3
          SOCI 401 Sociology of Emotions (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 402 Social Contexts of Mental Illness and Treatment (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 403 Sociology of Knowledge (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 404 Sociology of Religion (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 405 Deviance and Social Control (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 407 Sociology of the Mass Media (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 408 Social Movements (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 411 Selected Topics in Sociology (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 416 Qualitative Research in Sociology (1 hour lecture, 2 hours other) 3
          SOCI 420 Sociology of Law (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 421 Social Uses of Language (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 425 Sociology of the Future (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 426 Sociology of Sexuality (3 hours lecture) 3
          SOCI 430 Sociology of Gender (3 hours lecture) 3
      8. ANTHROPOLOGY

        Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

        1. Complete the following 2 courses:

          ANTH 100 Cultural Anthropology (3 hours lecture) 3
          ANTH 201 Applied Anthropology (3 hours lecture) 3
        2. Complete 1 course from the following:

          ANTH 110 Anthropology of Multicultural America (3 hours lecture) 3
          ANTH 115 Cultures of the Middle East (3 hours lecture) 3
          ANTH 120 Native North Americans (3 hours lecture) 3
          ANTH 130 Cultures of South Asia (3 hours lecture) 3
          ANTH 140 Non-Western Contributions to the Western World (3 hours lecture) 3
          ANTH 150 Cultures of Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
          ANTH 155 Urban Anthropology (3 hours lecture) 3
          ANTH 170 Peoples of Africa (3 hours lecture) 3
          ANTH 220 American Folk Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
          ANTH 270 Archaeology of Ancient Middle America (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

ANTH100: Cultural Anthropology (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to the basic concepts, goals, and research strategies of anthropology, the nature of culture, its role in human experience, and its universality. Presentation of cross-cultural examples and conceptual frameworks for understanding and explaining cultural diversity. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement, World Cultures. 3 sh.

ANTH110: Anthropology of Multicultural America (3 hours lecture)

Analysis of the diversity of racial, ethnic, religious, occupational, and other subcultures and subgroups within the U.S. Emphasis on the character of American culture. Subpopulations are examined in relationship to each other and to the mainstream culture. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

ANTH115: Cultures of the Middle East (3 hours lecture)

The Middle East culture area in anthropological perspective. Emphasis is placed on the nature of different interlocking cultural systems which are adaptations to environmental stresses in the Middle East. The concepts of culture and society will be explored in the context of course materials. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

ANTH120: Native North Americans (3 hours lecture)

Amerindian cultures north of Mexico; representative tribes, their world views, and their adaptations to the environment, each other and European contact. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

ANTH130: Cultures of South Asia (3 hours lecture)

This course will provide a broad overview of society, culture, and history of South Asia. The goal is to convey the tremendous diversity of cultural expression and social plurality found in the region by focusing on specific events and concepts at scales varying from local to national, such as the emergence of nationalism, formation of nation states, and caste. The course will introduce students to an important region, home to one-fifth of the population of the world, and also help them understand contemporary political, economic, and environmental change in the subcontinent. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

ANTH140: Non-Western Contributions to the Western World (3 hours lecture)

A survey of scientific, medical, artistic, and other contributions from cultures outside the mainstream of European, North American, and Judeo-Christian history that influence our lives in the West today. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

ANTH150: Cultures of Latin America (3 hours lecture)

Study of indigenous peoples of Latin America. Surveys earliest evidence of human occupation of Middle and South America and the Caribbean; diverse origins of food production; intellectual achievements; political organization; material contributions to world culture; and aspects of early European contact and conquest. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

ANTH155: Urban Anthropology (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces students to a broad, cross-cultural, evolutionary perspective on urban settlements. The goal is to provide students with a framework of theoretical models and concepts for analyzing and understanding the learned behavior of people in cities. Most of the course examines contemporary North American cities with additional data from African, South American, and European cities. Topics covered include the archaeology of cities, world systems theory, transnational corporations, the community study model, urban fieldwork, migration, class, poverty, gentrification, homelessness and hip-hop. Meets General Education (GER) 2002 Social Science. 3 sh.

ANTH170: Peoples of Africa (3 hours lecture)

Diversity in the lifestyles of representative African cultures; prehistory, culture change, and contemporary problems in sub-Saharan Africa. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

ANTH201: Applied Anthropology (3 hours lecture)

The course emphasizes the uses of anthropology in contemporary societies by stressing the skills and knowledge needed for the development of practical solutions to current problems. Special attention is placed on: policy decision-making, community development, cultural resource management, advocacy and social impact assessment. This is a service-learning course. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Anthropology and is designed to pay close attention to and support for the enhancement of writing in the discipline of anthropology. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or ANTH 101 or ANTH 102 or ANTH 103 or ANTH 110 or ANTH 115 or ANTH 120 or ANTH 130 or ANTH 140 or ANTH 150 or ANTH 170 or ANTH 180 or ANTH 195 or departmental approval.

ANTH220: American Folk Culture (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces students to the anthropological literature concerning American oral (folklore) and material (folklife) folk culture. Students are exposed to the different folk traditions as well as analytical theory concerning them, in the first half of the course. The second half is devoted to student presentation and analysis of material folk culture. 3 sh.

ANTH270: Archaeology of Ancient Middle America (3 hours lecture)

The archaeology of ancient cultures of Middle America. Consists of two major units (1) Northern Mesoamerica, the Gulf Coast, Oaxaco and Central Mexican Aztecs (2) Ancient Maya of Mexico and Central America. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or ANTH 101 or ANTH 102 or ANTH 103 or ANTH 110 or ANTH 115 or ANTH 120 or ANTH 130 or ANTH 140 or ANTH 150 or ANTH 170 or ANTH 180 or ANTH 195 or departmental approval.

BIOL112: Principles of Biology I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)

Principles of Biology I involves the study of life from molecule to multicellular organism with focus on structure and function of cells, mechanisms of heredity and change, and the ways in which these processes shape higher levels of biological organization. This course is designed to fulfill the first core course requirement of the biology major. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or a satisfactory score on the Math department's precalculus readiness test.

BIOL113: Principles of Biology II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)

Principles of Biology II will provide an introductory level study of biodiversity and the origins of life, phylogenetic relationships among organisms, genetics, developmental biology, reproduction, the biology of populations and communities, and ecosystem processes. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Interdisciplinary Core, Scientific Issues. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or a satisfactory score on the Math department's precalculus readiness test.

BIOL213: Introduction to Ecology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Semester-long field oriented course designed as an introduction to the natural world. Emphasis will be placed on identifying and characterizing the variety of habitats in New Jersey through field observations, group and individual projects and specimen collection. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113.

CHEM120: General Chemistry I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Introductory lecture and laboratory course for science majors, prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses. Introduction to atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory stresses techniques and data treatment and their use in examining chemical systems. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the Mathematics readiness test OR a grade of C- or better in MATH 100 or MATH 111 or MATH 112 or MATH 116 or MATH 122 or MATH 221 or MATH 222. Satisfactory score on the Chemistry readiness test OR a grade of C- or better in CHEM 105 or CHEM 106 or CHEM 113.

CHEM121: General Chemistry II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Introductory lecture and laboratory course for science majors, prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses. Introduction to thermochemistry, kinetics; general acid base, precipitation, redox equilibria, electrochemistry and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory stresses techniques and data treatment and their use in examining chemical systems. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 120 with a grade of C- or better.

CMPT183: Foundations of Computer Science I (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Basic theory of digital computers. Syntax and semantics of a programming language. Algorithms: logic, design, testing and documentation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100, MATH 112, MATH 114, MATH 116, MATH 122 or MATH 221.

CMPT184: Foundations of Computer Science II (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of CMPT 183. Algorithm development involving user functions; subroutines, recursions, structures file manipulation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMPT 183.

EAES100: Principles of Geography (3 hours lecture)

The course studies the major elements of the natural environment and their interrelation. The principles and processes essential to the understanding of the natural environmental system and their significance are stressed. The elements studied include: atmosphere, weather and climate, continents, landforms, river systems, ocean currents and tides, soils, vegetation, animal and marine life. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Interdisciplinary Core, Scientific Issues. Previous course EUGS 100 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES101: Planet Earth (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

An introduction to the physical characteristics of planet earth. The focus is on processes and interactions of the four components of the earth system: atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. An understanding of the human impact on earth systems is also developed and maintained in perspective. Satellite information, aerial photography, maps, charts and other Geographic Information Systems technologies are used to study planet earth in this course. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Previous course GEOS 107 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

EAES105: Physical Geology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Materials of the earth; landforms and structures; the processes and agents responsible for their formation and modification. Modern tectonic concepts. Topographic and geologic maps. Required field trips. Not open to students who have had Principles of Geology. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Previous course GEOS 112 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

EAES161: Human Geography (3 hours lecture)

Human Geography presents the interaction of culture and environment. Variations in environment and culture result in great differences how culture is imprinted upon the environment. The role of politics, language, religion, economics, urban systems, and technology reveal the relative intensity with which culture roots in nature. Emphasis is upon culture as a force that shapes the human use of the earth. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Previous course EUGS 101 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES170: World Geography (3 hours lecture)

World geography aims to present essential facts and concepts about the natural and human environment of major regions and countries. The course presents a picture of regions as developed through the interactions of natural, cultural, economic and political forces. Geopolitical, social and economic relationships between and among countries are studied. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science. Previous course EUGS 102 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES200: Geomorphology (3 hours lecture)

Major controls of climate and the landforms of North America are analyzed in order to gain an understanding of how the continent compares and is related to the rest of the world. The basis and distinct characteristics of the subdivisions of North America are examined in order to bring out contrasts and unique features within the continent. Previous course GEOS 254 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 100, EAES 101, EAES 105 or EAES 107.

EAES201: Understanding Weather and Climate (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Presents a basic understanding of the dynamic atmosphere and explores the impacts that weather and climate have on humans and the biosphere. Basic physical laws of energy and motion are employed to explain temperature, precipitation, atmospheric circulation, storms, and how climates vary regionally. Connections are made toward management of weather hazards, air pollution, impacts on agriculture and economy, and environmental and social implications of climate change. Lectures are supplemented by current events discussions and hands-on exercises in lab sections. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Previous course GEOS 257 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES210: Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Introduces the basic principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing. Focus on digital cartographic science, graphic design, spatial data and image portrayal and inquiry, map overlays, and applications. Previous course EUGS 270 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMPT 183, EAES 100, EAES 101, EAES 105, EAES 107, EAES 160, EAES 161 or EAES 170.

EAES211: Aerial Photograph Interpretation (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Principles of photogrammetry and the use of aerial photographs as a significant research method to recognize and evaluate earth environments and resources. Previous course GEOS 251 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 100, EAES 101, EAES 105, EAES 107, EAES 160, EAES 161 or EAES 170.

EAES230: Hydrology (3 hours lecture)

Water, its availability, distribution and usefulness. Hydrologic cycle examined in detail. Interaction with man and his usage. Applications to models and systematic processes. Previous courses ENVR 252 and GEOS 252 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 100, EAES 101, EAES 105 or EAES 107.

EAES240: Historical Geology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Geological history of the earth; the evolution of North America in terms of the changing geography, climate, and plant and animal life as interpreted from the rock and fossil record. Required field trips. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Previous course GEOS 114 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 101, EAES 105, EAES 107 or EAES 250.

EAES250: Introduction to Marine Sciences (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

A general study of the marine sciences, including origin and evolution of the oceans, physical and chemical properties of seawater, marine life, oceanic circulation, atmospheric-ocean exchange and other processes that take place in the oceans. This course also deals with marine resources and human interaction with the marine environment. Field trips required. May be taught off-campus at the NJ Marine Sciences Consortium in the summer. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, PHMS 250. Previous course PHMS 210 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES263: Noise Pollution: Contemporary Problems and Issues (3 hours lecture)

Noise, noise pollution, the psycho-physical effects of noise, noise control, and hearing conservation is studied. Previous course GEOS 205 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES272: Land and Life in Latin America (3 hours lecture)

"Land and Life in Latin America" is a regional survey course that explores and explains the physical-human interface and the constantly changing environmental societal needs. The course focuses on the functional processes that mold contemporary states and regional realignments. Emphasis is upon environmental conservation, demographic transitions, the role of culture and politics to foster a viable ecumene. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Previous course EUGS 208 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES280: Principles of Land Use (3 hours lecture)

Geographical analysis of rural and urban land use patterns in the United States. Field work stresses mapping techniques and socio-economic aspects of urban land use in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. Previous course EUGS 204 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES281: Introduction to American Urban Studies (3 hours lecture)

An interdisciplinary introduction to the development of American cities and their suburbs, with an emphasis on current patterns of urbanism and urbanization. The growth and evolution of metropolitan systems, urban-suburban ecology, and planning responses to critical metropolitan issues. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Previous course EUGS 206 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES282: Urban Design and Architecture: American Cityscape (3 hours lecture)

The evolution of American urban form and architecture from the colonial town to the contemporary metropolitan region; city plans and the emergence of professional planning; the architect and the urban environment cultural values and changing urban forms and new town design. Previous course EUGS 209 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES283: Urban Georgraphy (3 hours lecture)

Principles of location, interaction in the socioeconomic spheres, and the increasing importance of sustainable environmental management are dominant themes. Close attention to socio-spatial conditions, especially the housing sector, are addressed, as well as the suburbanization process and the urban sprawl challenge to a viable long-term urban system. Assignments are structured to introduce students to professional presentations, both maps and graphics, and written analysis. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Previous course EUGS 213 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES301: Climatology (3 hours lecture)

Basic climate elements examined in terms of their influence on habitats and various aspects of human activities. The energy flux between atmosphere and biosphere affords a fundamental understanding of limitations in ecosystems development. Knowledge and climatic influences on health, clothing, human comfort, architecture, commerce and industry encourages the student to investigate new ways of living rationally within a climatic environment. Previous course GEOS 201 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 201.

EAES303: Field Geography

Geographic analysis of local region. Uses of reconnaissance and survey, interviews, maps and ground and aerial photographs in information gathering. Requires individual area study. Previous course EUGS 303 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 200, EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 230, EAES 281 or EAES 283.

EAES310: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 hours lab)

This course deals with fundamental principles and applications of GIS. Various ways in which GIS can be used in planning and management analysis and research will be discussed. Students will learn the issues which need to be considered when planning and implementing GIS. One or two widely used software packages will be employed as a tool to study GIS applications. Previous courses GEOS 470 and EUGS 470 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 210.

EAES311: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of Environment (3 hours lecture)

Systematic study of multiband spectral reconnaissance of the environment; multifrequency radar systems and their uses. Previous courses GEOS 455 and ENVR 455 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 210.

EAES322: Environmental Geochemistry (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Chemical principles and methods applied to the study of interactions among lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere. Topics such as water pollution, waste disposal and human impact on global geochemical cycles will be discussed. Laboratory will stress the measurement of chemical properties related to water and soil quality as well as computer modeling of chemical transport in porous media. Previous course GEOS 454 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 220 or CHEM 230.

EAES330: Fluvial Geography (3 hours lecture)

Detailed study of streams and rivers emphasizing processes causing variations of size and shape; the morphology of streams and stream channels; processes, quantitative techniques. Previous courses GEOS 352 and EUGS 352 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 200 or EAES 230 or departmental approval.

EAES331: Geohydrology (3 hours lecture)

The study of ground water with particular emphasis given to its mode of migration, chemistry and relation to the geographic environment. Particular attention is given to Darcy's law, soil porosity, soil permeability and the ability to withdraw water for human consumption. Water pollutants and salt water incursions are investigated. Spatial distributions are analyzed and the processes examined. Previous course GEOS 452 and ENVR 452 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 200, EAES 230 or EAES 240.

EAES332: Hydroclimatology (3 hours lecture)

Climatology emphasizing moisture as one of the fundamental factors in climatic analysis; processes and problems of classification and variability. Examines energy and water balance. Previous course ENVR 456 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 201, EAES 230 or EAES 301.

EAES341: Principles of Soil Science (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Origin, composition, properties and classification of soils. Additional topics include water in soils and human impact on soil resources. Laboratory covers the measurement of soil properties and principles of soil mapping and soil resource assessment. Field trips are required. Previous course GEOS 450 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 270, ANTH 360, ANTH 370, BIOL 213, CHEM 230, EAES 200, EAES 220, EAES 230 or EAES 240.

EAES363: Geopolitics (3 hours lecture)

Main theories of the field and their application to selected political entities, current problem zones and the spatial interaction of nations. Previous course EUGS 408 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES370: World Resources and Industries (3 hours lecture)

Distribution, flow and consumption of mineral resources. Political, economic and social implications of the geography of resources. Basic studies in industrial location, agricultural land use, problems of economic development and population-resource ratios. Examines world trend in production controls and market allocations. Previous course EUGS 300 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 207, ECON 208, EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281 or EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES372: Geography of South Asia (3 hours lecture)

Political, cultural and economic study of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh; interrelationship between cultural and physical aspects of the regional landscape. Previous course EUGS 306 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES373: Historical Geography of the United States (3 hours lecture)

The slow pace of settlement of the Eastern Seaboard and the development of distinctive culture hearths prior to 1800; the rapid settlement and diffusion of culture traits in the area beyond the Appalachians since 1800. Previous course EUGS 312 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES376: Geography of New Jersey (3 hours lecture)

Demographic and economic organization of the State. Spatial contrasts in population density; suburban-central city interactions; the influence of New York and Philadelphia on landscape organization. Philosophical concepts of regionalism and investigation of micro-regionalism in New Jersey. Previous course EUGS 424 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES377: Geography of Sub-Sahara Africa (3 hours lecture)

Topical and regional study of African soils, vegetation, climate, physiography, mineral resources and other aspects of the physical environment in the light of man's habitation of the continent. Previous course EUGS 412 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES378: Geography of the Middle East (3 hours lecture)

Topical study of area extending from Morocco to Iran: arid land agriculture, nomadism, land tenure systems, settlement patterns, problems of industrial development, and socio-economic and military implications of region's oil wealth. Includes Arab culture and Islamic influences on urban and rural landscapes. Previous course EUGS 413 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES380: Transportation (3 hours lecture)

Transportation is the study of spatial interaction of economic factors and societal functioning. Transportation flows are analyzed in the context of technological change, degree of accessibility, different transport cost surfaces, and transportation as it relates to land use planning. Previous course EUGS 234 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281 or EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES381: Urban Field Studies

Off-campus study of urban conditions in New York-New Jersey metropolitan area: housing, mass transportation, social pathologies, inner city economics and the role of planning. On-campus discussion sessions alternate with field trips. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Previous course EUGS 301 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 281 or EAES 283.

EAES385: Urbanization and Environment (3 hours lecture)

Examines interaction between man and the physical urban environment. Studies dynamic and physical processes as related to air, water and noise pollution, and hydrologic and geologic hazards. Previous course EUGS 331 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES386: People and Cities: Comparative Urban Studies (3 hours lecture)

Introduction and cross-cultural investigation of the processes of urbanism and urbanization: formation, structure and functioning of cities throughout the world. Previous course EUGS 462 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 210, EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES390: Research Methods (3 hours lecture)

The course introduces a widely used statistical package to analyze data. The application and interpretation of results of frequently used statistical techniques remains the primary focus. Survey research techniques are stressed. All the steps in the completion of a research project are emphasized. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Geography. Previous course EUGS 309 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 109 and EAES 210.

EAES391: Quantitative Methods in Geography and Urban Studies (3 hours lecture)

Treatment of measurements and design in geography; definition of problems, hypotheses formulation and tests of hypotheses by alternative methods of measurement. Geographic applications of computer methods, multi-variate analysis, systems analysis, data bank maintenance and evaluation. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Geography. Previous course EUGS 310 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 109 and EAES 210.

EAES401: Geo-Ecology (3 hours lecture)

Spatial relations of the living environment. A systems approach to functional processes, characteristics and relationships of the ecological elements, i.e. soil, water, air, vegetation, etc. Both natural succession and human-induced changes including pollution, within the ecosystem. Previous course GEOS 404 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 322, EAES 332, EAES 341, BIOL 370 or departmental approval.

EAES403: Meteorology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The characteristics of the earth's atmosphere. Meteorological instruments, principles of atmospheric physics, weather patterns and measurements of changes within the atmosphere. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Geoscience. Previous course GEOS 457 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 301 or departmental approval.

EAES454: Human Impact on the Coastal Zone

A study of man's economic, political, legal and social impacts on the physical and biological aspects of the coastal zone, primarily a field course with supporting lectures and discussion. Previous course GEOS 403 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 350, PHMS 350, AQUA 351, EAES 451, EAES 452 or departmental approval.

EAES470: The Geology of New Jersey (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The physical features of New Jersey and their origin, geologic history, stratigraphy, palebiology, mineralogy, structural geology, economic geology. Required field trips. Previous course GEOS 410 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 302, EAES 320 or EAES 441.

EAES484: Urban Planning (3 hours lecture)

The course focuses on the principles, processes, and practices of urban planning. The formulation of policies and the management roles of the planning agencies are emphasized. Previous course EUGS 460 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 373, EAES 380, EAES 385, EAES 386 or departmental approval.

EAES487: Senior Seminar in Urban Study (Urban Studies Internship) (3 hours semester)

A seminar to be taken in conjunction with the urban studies semester internship, and designed as a synthesis of the various approaches in urban studies which the student has acquired in previous urban-related courses. Each semester the seminar focuses upon a specific in-the-field research project, and an analysis and evaluation of the student's internship experience. Previous course EUGS 464 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 390 or departmental approval.

EAES497: Senior Seminar Geography (3 hours seminar)

The course provides students with the tools and experience to develop and complete a geographic research project from start to finish. Students will be introduced to issues associated with becoming a professional geographer. Students will produce a senior thesis. Previous course EUGS 466 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 390 or departmental approval.

ECON101: Applied Macroeconomics (3 hours lecture)

The course introduces undergraduate students to the macro economy of the United States of America. Students learn how to apply the mechanism needed for the achievement of an optimal allocation of resources, price stability, full employment level of national income and long-term growth. In addition, they learn to analyze the macroeconomic data and the implications of fiscal and monetary policies. 3 sh.

ECON102: Applied Microeconomics (3 hours lecture)

In this course, undergraduate students will learn about the organization and operation of the American economy for the production and distribution of goods and services. Students learn the mechanism behind the pricing of products and factors of production in market situations varying from competition to monopoly. In addition, they learn to analyze microeconomic data and apply the abstract theoretical models into real life situations. 3 sh.

MATH109: Statistics (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to the use of statistics in the real world. Topics include: analysis and presentation of data, variability and uncertainty in data, techniques of statistical inference and decision-making. Computer assisted including lecture, individual and small group tutoring in Mathematics Computer Laboratory. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Mathematics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 051 or MATH 061 or MATH 071 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT). Not for majors in Mathematics (MATH), Mathematics with Applied Math concentration (MAAM) or Mathematics-Teacher Education (MTED).

MATH112: Precalculus Mathematics (3 hours lecture)

Binomial theorem, relations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, right triangle trigonometry, circular functions. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) or a satisfactory score on department's Precalculus Readiness Test. (Students who did not satisfy the course prerequisite at MSU and students who received a grade of D-, D, or D+ in the prerequisite course taken at MSU are required to demonstrate competency on the department's Precalculus Readiness Test.)

MGMT231: Management Processes (3 hours lecture)

To provide undergraduate students a review of classical and modern approaches to the managerial process as it relates to the manager's functions of planning, organizing, communication, motivation, leading, controlling, and managing change. Emphasizing new forces in the managerial environment such as workplace diversity and economic globalization, these reviews will be tied to the open-system model and the contingency approach as overall frameworks for understanding organizations and management. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

PHYS191: University Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

This one-semester calculus-based course including laboratory is a study of the principles of physics and some applications to society's problems. Topics covered include mechanics, thermodynamics, fluids, and harmonic motion. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 is prerequisite or co-requisite.

PHYS192: University Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Calculus-based course. Study of some principles of physics and some applications to society's problems. Topics include: wave motion, sound and noise pollution, optics, electricity, lasers, nuclear theory, radiation, nuclear reactors, waste disposal. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 221 is prerequisite or corequisite.

PHYS193: College Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

This one-semester course including laboratory is a study of the principles and applications of classical physics. Topics covered include mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, wave motion and sound, as well as societal applications of physical principles. Calculus is not used, but familiarity with some algebra and trigonometry is required. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100.

PHYS194: College Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

This one-semester course including laboratory is a study of the principles and applications of classical physics. Topics covered include optics, electricity and magnetism, and an introduction to modern and nuclear physics, as well as societal applications of physical principles. Calculus is not used, but familiarity with some algebra and trigonometry is required. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 193 and MATH 100 or MATH 111 or MATH 112.

SOCI104: Sociology of the Family (3 hours lecture)

Discussion of "official" and "unofficial" (single parent, gay/lesbian) family relationships; compare current U.S. family forms with those of other historical periods and societies; examine trends in contemporary societies affecting family forms, such as changing work role of women, changed sexual norms in courtship and recent changes in divorce rate; analyze issues in the "politics of the family." Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science. Previous course SOCI 204 effective through Spring 2013. 3 sh.

SOCI105: Black Family (3 hours lecture)

The black family in American society; historical perspectives and contemporary conflicts surrounding the black family. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Previous course SOCI 205 effective through Spring 2013. 3 sh.

SOCI106: Individual and Society

The relationship between culture, social structure, various institutions and the individual's social perceptions, sense of self and self-presentation are explored in this course. The structure of small groups is also discussed. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Previous course SOCI 206 effective through Spring 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 3 hours lecture.

SOCI201: Foundations of Sociological Inquiry (4 hours lecture)

An introduction to the methods and theory of sociological inquiry. Topics include: comparisons of dominant paradigms of sociological thought, critical analysis of basic concepts in the field, logic and rhetoric of sociological analysis, and ethical and value issues in the practice of sociology. Emphasis will also be placed upon writing sociology: documentation, literature search, organization and style. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Sociology. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 102 or SOCI 104 or SOCI 105 or SOCI 106 or SOCI 112 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 207 or SOCI 208 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 212 or SOCI 215 or SOCI 219.

SOCI204: Sociology of the Family (3 hours lecture)

Discussion of "official" and "unofficial" (single parent, gay/lesbian) family relationships; compare current U.S. family forms with those of other historical periods and societies; examine trends in contemporary societies affecting family forms, such as changing work role of women, changed sexual norms in courtship and recent changes in divorce rate; analyze issues in the "politics of the family." Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science. Offered as SOCI 204 through Summer 2013. To become SOCI 104 effective Fall 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or HONP 100 or HONP 101 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI205: Black Family (3 hours lecture)

The black family in American society; historical perspectives and contemporary conflicts surrounding the black family. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Offered as SOCI 205 through Summer 2013. To become SOCI 105 effective Fall 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or HONP 100 or HONP 101 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or departmental approval.

SOCI206: Individual and Society (3 hours lecture)

The relationship between culture, social structure, various institutions and the individual's social perceptions, sense of self and self-presentation are explored in this course. The structure of small groups is also discussed. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Offered as SOCI 206 through Summer 2013. To become SOCI 106 effective Fall 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or HONP 100 or HONP 101 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI207: Social Structure of American Society (3 hours lecture)

Empirical materials on social structure. Inter-institutional relations as the form of the broad, general structure of American society. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 102 or SOCI 104 or SOCI 105 or SOCI 106 or SOCI 112 or SOCI 113.

SOCI208: Men and Masculinities (3 hours lecture)

This course focuses on men and masculine identities in the United States and other countries. It reviews how masculine identities are constructed in everyday lives and how societies shape such identities. In this class, we will examine the construction of masculinity in different areas such as work, school, sports, family and other social relationships. We also explore the diverse experiences of masculinities based on race, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 102 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or SOCI 204 or SOCI 206.

SOCI209: Sociology of Poverty and Welfare (3 hours lecture)

Poverty and welfare institutions as social phenomena. The meaning of poverty, absolute and relative deprivation, the functions of social welfare institutions. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI212: Sociology of Technology (3 hours lecture)

Social processes affecting technological innovation and the forms in which an innovation is institutionalized or abandoned. The social consequences and assessment of technological innovations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 102 or SOCI 104 or SOCI 105 or SOCI 106 or SOCI 201 or SOCI 112 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 207 or SOCI 208 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 212 or SOCI 215 or SOCI 219.

SOCI215: Sociology of Sports (3 hours lecture)

This course will examine the major theoretical and substantive writings on the sociology of amateur and professional sports. Topics to be explored from conflict, functionalist and symbolic interactionist perspectives include socialization and athletic identity, women in sports, race and class in sports, gender relations and sport participation, sport risk and injury, education and sports participation, sports in the media, sport and the reproduction of society, and fieldwork among college and professional athletes. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI216: Sociology of Food and Population (3 hours lecture)

This course will examine the ways in which people's food production and consumption patterns are affected by and related to other aspects of their social organization. The interrelationship between food production/consumption patterns, political life, stratification systems, and demography will be examined. The main focus will be a comparison between different forms of social organization with respect to the management of food and population issues. 3 sh.

SOCI218: Sociology of Population (3 hours lecture)

Problems of population and demographic change; social foundations and consequences of changes in fertility, mortality, and migration. Population and socio-economic development. The uses of demographic data in planning, policy making, and social research. Offered as SOCI 218 through Winter 2013. To become SOCI 318 effective Spring 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI219: Sociology of Aging (3 hours lecture)

With a shift in America's population toward an older society, it becomes important to understand the aging process and its implications for various social institutions. This course examines demographic characteristics which influence the aging process; various theories to explain the process; and specific policies, nationally and locally, to address it. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI220: Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations (3 hours lecture)

This course deals with the disparity in standards of living among the nations of the world today as well as with the strategies social scientists and social planners have formulated to eradicate poverty where it occurs. This course focuses on the historical, political, economic, cultural, and sociological relationships that have contributed to the current division of labor in the world and world inequalities. Furthermore, it focuses on specific social problems faced by poor nations while comparing social institutions in Western societies with their counterpart in non-Western societies. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or HONP 100 or HONP 101 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 102 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI230: Sociology of Conflict and Violence (3 hours lecture)

Types of conflict and violence including war, crime, family and sexual violence, class and ethnic violence, and genocide; biological determinist and cultural explanations of violence; theories of nonviolent social change. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 102 or SOCI 104 or SOCI 105 or SOCI 106 or SOCI 112 or SOCI 113 or departmental approval.

SOCI231: Social Bases of the Arts (3 hours lecture)

The impact of social forces and institutions on the fine, performing and decorative arts; the social importance and functions of the several arts. 3 sh.

SOCI238: Research Methods in Criminal Justice (2 hours lecture, 1 hour other)

An introduction to methods of social research and their particular application to the study of criminal justice. Defining research questions and designing ways of getting systematic evidence relevant for those questions. Understanding the nature of aggregate data, probability, and social science generalization. Creating variables--conceptualization, definition, and measurement. Basic statistical measures, descriptive and inferential. Quantitative and qualitative data. A critical look at existing sources of criminal justice data. Problems of access, quality of data, and interpretation. Ethical issues. 3 sh.

SOCI240: Statistics for Social Research (4 hours lecture)

The use of statistics to summarize data, to show relationships among variables. Evaluating research reports based on statistics. Use of the computer to analyze data. Cross-listed with Justice Studies, JUST 240. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or MATH 109 or departmental approval.

SOCI301: Sociological Research Methods I (4 hours lecture)

Introduction to primary methods of gathering sociological data: experimentation, survey research, participant observation, etc. Use of computers to analyze data. The formulation of hypotheses, survey design, participant observation and the use of elementary statistics. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201.

SOCI302: Sociological Research Methods II (3 hours lecture)

The formulation of hypotheses, survey design, participant observation and the use of elementary statistics; certain broad problems in the philosophy of social science. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301.

SOCI303: Large Scale Organizations (3 hours lecture)

The structure and functions of bureaucracy in modern society; the life cycle of large organizations and their methods of operation; selected contemporary problems. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or SOCI 207 or SOCI 208 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 212 or SOCI 215 or SOCI 219 or SOCI 240 or departmental approval.

SOCI304: Sociology of Work and Professions (3 hours lecture)

The development of modern forms of work; the shift from manufacturing to service occupations; and problems of work alienation; current models of labor management relations in the U.S. compared to Western Europe and Japan; the effects of new technology on skill, employment levels, and on labor management relations; conceptions of the professions and their role in society; the process of an occupation becoming a profession. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or SOCI 204 or SOCI 205 or SOCI 206 or SOCI 207 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 220 or SOCI 230 or departmental approval.

SOCI309: Sociology of Health and Illness (3 hours lecture)

The focus of this course is on the relationship between society and health with a special emphasis on the role of culture and social structure. Health inequalities and the sociology of disability will be central concerns. Other topics will include social and cultural definitions of health and illness, the social role of the "sick", comparative medical beliefs and practices and medical institutions. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or SOCI 204 or SOCI 205 or SOCI 206 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 220 or SOCI 230 or FCST 200 or departmental approval.

SOCI310: Directed Independent Research

Research and report under faculty direction. The student selects for investigation an area of sociological concern with the approval of a faculty supervisor. Multiple semester selection permitted with approval. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 12.0 credits. 3 - 9 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

SOCI311: Urban Sociology (3 hours lecture)

Processes of urbanization and suburbanization; nature of urban social relations, including racial and ethnic relations; urban ecological patterns and demographic conditions. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or SOCI 204 or SOCI 205 or SOCI 206 or SOCI 207 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 220 or SOCI 230 or departmental approval.

SOCI312: Environmental Sociology (3 hours lecture)

The role of sociology in understanding and analyzing the environment, environmental issues and problems, and the sociocultural sources and structure of environmentalism and environmental movements. Various perspectives and approaches to explaining the relationship between society and the environment are explored. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or SOCI 204 or SOCI 205 or SOCI 206 or SOCI 207 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 220 or SOCI 230 or departmental approval.

SOCI313: Sociological Theory: A Critical Analysis (3 hours lecture)

A comparison of important theories on key themes in sociology; the nature of social interaction, the definition of power, stratification, social control and deviance, alienation and anomie, social structure and function, social bases of knowledge and belief, and social conflict and change. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI314: Environmental Justice (3 hours lecture)

The domain of this course is the role of social inequities, especially those of class and race, in the distribution of environmental risks in societies at the local, national, and global levels and includes study of legal remedies and public policy measures that address environmental injustices. Cross listed with Justice Studies, JUST 314. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201 or SOCI 201 or SOCI 207 or SOCI 208 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 212 or SOCI 215 or SOCI 219 or SOCI 240 or departmental approval.

SOCI315: Social Inequality (3 hours lecture)

The inequalities of social ranking systems in societies. Theoretical and empirical approaches to stratification delineating the variables of power, power elites, class consciousness, alienation and class mobility. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or SOCI 207 or SOCI 208 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 212 or SOCI 215 or SOCI 219 or SOCI 240 or departmental approval.

SOCI316: Sociology of Education (3 hours lecture)

The school as an institution of social control and social change. The social organization of schools: social roles of students, teachers and other school personnel. (Not to be used for teacher certification.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100, SOCI 113, SOCI 201, SOCI 204 or departmental approval.

SOCI318: Sociology of Population (3 hours lecture)

Problems of population and demographic change; social foundations and consequences of changes in fertility, mortality, and migration. Population and socio-economic development. The uses of demographic data in planning, policy making, and social research. Previous course SOCI 218 effective through Winter 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201, SOCI 204, SOCI 220 or departmental approval.

SOCI320: Sociology of Communes, Cooperatives and Collectives (3 hours lecture)

The sociology and history of communitarian ventures, with emphasis on contemporary communes, cooperatives, and collectives. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI330: Political Sociology (3 hours lecture)

This course will endeavor to give the student a relatively complete understanding of the social dynamics of political actions on various levels. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or SOCI 207 or SOCI 208 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 212 or SOCI 215 or SOCI 219 or SOCI 240 or departmental approval.

SOCI331: Sociology of Power (3 hours lecture)

The nature of power; power on the national level in the United States; alternative theoretical approaches; the historical origins of several of these theories. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI332: Sociology of Popular Arts (3 hours lecture)

An examination of content and forms in the world of entertainment, including paperback and magazine fiction, films, theatre, and popular music. Also a study of artistic production and the relationship between producers (including owners and managers), audiences, and performers. This course incorporates various contemporary cultural studies perspectives. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI334: Comparative Social Analysis (3 hours lecture)

Comparative sociological schemes; the analytical blocks of total society; kinship, family and marriage; policy and bureaucracy; social stratification and mobility; industrialization and urbanization; belief systems and value orientations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

SOCI335: Workers and Their Organizations (3 hours lecture)

The course aims to provide the student with a general overview of the nature of work in modern society and of the ways in which workers react to it. In particular, the ways in which workers' organizations develop, and are shaped by community and political forces, will be an important focus. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI336: Sociology and Social Work (3 hours lecture)

This course focuses on the social functions, determinants, and consequences of helping professions such as social work,and helping institutions such as public welfare. Particular emphasis is placed on the relations of helping professions and institutions with their socio-political environment and with their clients. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or SOCI 207 or SOCI 208 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 212 or SOCI 215 or SOCI 219 or SOCI 240 or departmental approval.

SOCI390: Cooperative Education in Sociology

The cooperative education option integrates academic study with a supervised employment experience outside the formal classroom environment. The co-op term is a semester off-campus, during which a student is supervised by a faculty coordinator and the office of Cooperative Education and is responsible for completing the terms of a learning contract. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

SOCI400: Senior Project

This course prepares students to design and complete a major project. This will involve the gathering, presentation, and analysis of evidence relevant to a particular theoretical or applied problem, using the relevant and appropriate sociological concepts. Since different faculty members emphasize different types of projects, students are urged to review individual syllabi prior to registering for the course. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 and SOCI 240.

SOCI401: Sociology of Emotions (3 hours lecture)

Humans have a unique capacity to experience a large variety of emotions. This course examines how cultures label, shape, and guide their members' emotional experience. It also explores the interplay between social-structural arrangements (e.g., family and economic systems) and emotion, illustrating links between macro-social patterns. Students will conduct original research on social factors related to emotionality. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI402: Social Contexts of Mental Illness and Treatment (3 hours lecture)

Social conceptions of mental health and illness; social factors in the causes and treatment of mental illness. Mental institutions--their structures and ideologies. Comparative psychotherapies in social context; mental health personnel and professional ideologies; social movements and mental health and illness. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 309 or SOCI 336.

SOCI403: Sociology of Knowledge (3 hours lecture)

The interaction between the social structure, the ideas, beliefs, technology, and perceptions that prevail in society or in particular groups within society. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 302 or SOCI 303 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 310 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or SOCI 313 or SOCI 314 or SOCI 315 or SOCI 316 or SOCI 318 or SOCI 330 or SOCI 334 or SOCI 336.

SOCI404: Sociology of Religion (3 hours lecture)

The social bases of religious belief and activity; religious movements, denominationalism, sectarianism, secularization, pluralism, the social bases of belief and unbelief, and cross-cultural and historical comparisons. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI405: Deviance and Social Control (3 hours lecture)

Theoretical perspectives on human deviance. The social organization of specific types of deviance and of formal and informal social control. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI407: Sociology of the Mass Media (3 hours lecture)

A sociological analysis and cultural critique of various mass media with an emphasis on radio, television, newspapers, and the internet. The course will examine their function and their relationship with constituent audiences. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI408: Social Movements (3 hours lecture)

This course focuses on the study of concerted collective behavior for social change, or social movements. Various approaches to the understanding of social movements, including the natural history, case study, and analytical models, will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on relating theoretical work to contemporary empirical examples of social movement activity. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI411: Selected Topics in Sociology (3 hours lecture)

The area to be covered is chosen by the instructor each semester. The course may be selected more than once with approval. Limited to only the general areas of sociological theory, research methodology, problems of institutional processes, and application of methodology and theory to social situations or community issues and problems. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI416: Qualitative Research in Sociology (1 hour lecture, 2 hours other)

The course will explore qualitative research from diverse theoretical perspectives. It will examine the personal, political, and scientific dilemmas that researchers typically face attempting to gather objective data about the "backstage regions" of the subjects' world. Topics may include the researcher's role in the field; developing rapport and trust; emotions and fieldwork; age, race, sex, and gender issues in research; politics and ethics in fieldwork; researching "high risk" settings; and techniques of data collecting in interviewing and fieldwork. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI420: Sociology of Law (3 hours lecture)

The impact of the social usages of law on all levels of operation as an instrument of social policy, social control and social regulation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI421: Social Uses of Language (3 hours lecture)

The functions of language in everyday life. The sociology of language applied to other social phenomena such as social change, religion, stratification, gender roles, and power. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI425: Sociology of the Future (3 hours lecture)

An examination of the study of probable effects of alternative futures to American society. This course will examine, also, the manner in which such alternatives are studied; the role of prediction by scientific means, and the use of probabilities in projecting the outline of our society in the near and great future. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI426: Sociology of Sexuality (3 hours lecture)

The course examines theoretical and empirical work in the sociology of sexuality. It seeks to understand the social foundations of sexual behavior and sexual identity. It explores the relationship between sexuality and politics, focusing on current as well as historical conflicts over sexual behavior and ideologies. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI430: Sociology of Gender (3 hours lecture)

The social determinants of differences between women and men and the effect of sex role differentiation in the social institutions of marriage and family, the economy and work situation, formal education, health, mass media, and religion; special emphasis is placed on the impact of social change on sex roles in contemporary society. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.