Interdisciplinary Courses

HON 101

This interdisciplinary seminar is for honors level freshmen who want to explore theories of multiple intelligences, diverse learning styles, the campus resources, and off-campus learning activities. Discussions and activities connect freshmen with professors, scholars and artists in and outside the classroom, on and off campus. Students reflect on their own work and talents and the goals for their education.

0.50 c.u.
WMS 104
Also Known As: HIS 104

(Also HIS 104) Community Orientation & Citizenship This course surveys some of the major themes relevant to a gendered understanding of politics, society, and culture. The course introduces gender as a central category of analysis, among others, for critical inquiry, and it examines the experiences of women and men to offer a conceptualization of what gender means for individuals both as citizens and as community members.

1.00 c.u.
Civic Engagement
AFS 105
Also Known As: HIS 105

This course will offer a broad survey of African peoples and the African Diaspora in the world, beginning with their African origins. Special attention will be paid to the enslavement of Africans, colonization, and the resultant freedom struggles undertaken by Africans and the African Diaspora.

1.00 c.u.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
LAC 110
Also Known As: SPA 110

(Also SPA 110) Introductory course to Spanish Language and Culture. Basic language skills for the student who has no previous knowledge of the language. Course will cover different language functions, basic vocabulary, simple grammatical structure, oral recitation and written composition. In addition to language studies, the course will compare and contrast American, Latin American, Latino and Spanish cultures.

1.00 c.u.
Communication Skills
LAC 111
Also Known As: APG 111

(Also APG 111) An analysis of the theory and universality of culture from the historical, functional and structural approaches. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparisons as a basis for understanding contemporary society.

1.00 c.u.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
AFS 113
Also Known As: CAT 113

(Also CAT 113) Hand, heart and spirit have been an intrinsic part of the process of creativity, survival and enthusiasm in the African-American community. This studio course will draw inspiration from the rich artistic traditions in the African-American visual arts. We will engage in creative processes such as improvisation, quilting, and collage –concepts and techniques used by Betye Saar, Faith Ringgold, and Romare Bearden. We will study narrative in the works of Ringgold, Jacob Lawrence and others. With this foundation,students will create their own personal narratives.

1.00 c.u.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
LAC 115
Also Known As: FRN 115

(Also FRN 115) Introductory course to French Language and Culture. Basic language skills for the student who has no previous knowledge of the language. Course will cover different language function, basic vocabulary, simple grammatical structures, oral recitation and written composition. In addition to language studies, the course will compare French and French diasporic cultures in the Caribbean, Africa and elsewhere.

1.00 c.u.
Communication Skills
LAC 116

(Also HIS 116) This course will offer a broad overview of historical and contemporary issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Special attention will be paid to the experiences of Latin American and Caribbean peoples; national, ethnic, and racial identities; waves of migration within the region and beyond; and US-Latin American and Caribbean relations. The course will draw on interdisciplinary materials, including scholarly articles, and fiction.

1.00 c.u.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
LAC 120
Also Known As: SPA 120

(Also SPA 120) Further development of language skills to broaden awareness and increase appreciation of the culture

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: LAC 110 Spanish Language and Culture I
Or two years of high school Spanish or consent of the Instructor.
Communication Skills
LAC 125
Also Known As: FRN 125

(Also FRN 125) Further development of language skills to broaden awareness and increase appreciation of the culture.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: FRN 115 French Language and Culture I
Or two years of high school French or consent of the Instructor.
Communication Skills
LAC 203
Also Known As: GIS 203

(Also GIS 203) General problems of comparative analysis. Political communication, political culture, modernization and nation-building, conflict and revolution.

1.00 c.u.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
AFS 207
Also Known As: HIS 207

(Also HIS 207) (Writing Intensive) This course begins with the history of Africans in continental Africa and their forced removal and enslavement in North America and continues through the Abolition movement, Emancipation, and Reconstruction. This course will examine the creolization of Africans in what became the United States, and the resultant religious, cultural, and political traditions. This is the first course in the African-American History sequence.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 102 Enhanced Argumentative and Analytic Writing , WRT 105 Argumentative and Analytic Writing , WRT 106 Accelerated Argumentative and Analytic Writing
With a final grade of C or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness, Writing Intensive
LAC 210
Also Known As: APG 210

(Also APG 210) Cultural traditions of the Anglo and French Caribbean will be explored. Each cultural area will be examined in terms of its history of slavery and planation life, race and ethnic relations, socio-economic and political change, and family and community organization.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
WMS 213
Also Known As: SOC 213

(Also SOC 213) This course examines the effects of gender, race and class on women's employment opportunities and labor force participation rates. Topics may include: access to education and training, women in the military, professional women, women and poverty, pros titution and sex work, occupational health and safety, sexual harassment on the job, maternity leave, factory work, immigrant women, unemployment, unionization, and the changing structure of work and occupations throughout the world.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: SOC 100 Introduction To Sociology , SOC 215 Statistics For Sociologists
With a grade of C or better.
AFS 213
Also Known As: APG 213

(Also APG 213) An anthropological study of the cultures and social structures, ethos, and configurations of sub-Sahara Africa. The cultures of Black Africa are examined in order to provide an understanding of Black Africa and its contributions to the Americas.

1.00 c.u.
LAC 216
Also Known As: HIS 216

(Also HIS 216) This course explores the history of Latin America and the Caribbean from Conquest to Independence. Special attention will be paid to encounters between various peoples; the economic, political, and cultural institutions of the colonial period; and the wars for independence that ended colonialism. This is the first course offered in the Latin American-Caribbean survey.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking, Writing Intensive
AFS 216
Also Known As: CAT 216

 (Also CAT 216) Emma Amos, Betty Saar, Sam Gilliam, Jacob Lawrence. Do you recognize the names of these artists? Study the achievements of artists of color. How have they integrated their cultural identity with their self-expression? Where and when have African, European, Latino and Caribbean influences affected their art? How have African-American artists established strong, creative communities? Visits to museums, galleries, and cultural centers in New Jersey and New York.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness, Writing Intensive
AFS 222
Also Known As: ENG 222 , WMS 222

Selected poetry, drama, fiction, autobiography, and essays by African-American authors, with emphasis on literary excellence. Authors range from Phillis Wheatley to Frederich Douglas, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Alice Walker, and Ishmael Reed. Lecture, discussion.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
WMS 222
Also Known As: AFS 222 , ENG 222

Selected poetry, drama, fiction, autobiography, and essays by African-American authors, with emphasis on literary excellence. Authors range from Phillis Wheatley to Frederich Douglas, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Alice Walker, and Ishmael Reed. Lecture, discussion.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness
WMS 223

(Also ENG 223) This course focuses on literature in English written by women. We study themes and techniques common to the literature by women. From the late Middle Ages until the present, we examine texts that challenge beliefs of female inferiority, promote a women's perspective on gender and allow for discussion of self esteem, motherhood, privacy, and women's power.                     

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Aesthetic Appreciation, Writing Intensive
LAC 224
Also Known As: GIS 224

(Also GIS 224) American foreign policy today. American relations with major allies, the Communist countries and the Third World. Current problems in American foreign policy such as d’etente, national security, disarmament, the global allocation of resources.

1.00 c.u.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
AFS 224
Also Known As: CAT 224

(Also CAT 224) Musical traditions brought to our country from abroad. The development of American musical culture from colonial times to the present, including a survey of African/American music from its tribal and colonial origins to the present. The sociological impact of jazz upon Western music and culture.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 102 Enhanced Argumentative and Analytic Writing , WRT 105 Argumentative and Analytic Writing , WRT 106 Accelerated Argumentative and Analytic Writing
With a final grade of Cor better.
AFS 225
Also Known As: HIS 225

(Also HIS 225) This course explores the African American struggle for freedom after Reconstruction. Of particular concern will be the economic, political, social and cultural struggles that African-Americans waged to secure freedom and justice in the face of racial segregation and injustice. This is the second course in the African-American survey

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking, Writing Intensive
WMS 226
Also Known As: ENG 226 , AFS 226

(Also AFS/ENG 226) Varied works of literature that illustrate how different races, ethnic groups, genders, and classes view themselves and each will be studied.  Included are works of Philip Roth, Mary Gordon, Ishmael Reed and Alice Walker.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C-or better.
Transcultural & Global Awareness, Writing Intensive
LAC 226
Also Known As: HIS 226

(Also HIS 226) This course explores the history of Latin America and the Caribbean since Independence. It will pay particular attention to the colonial legacy; the abolition of slavery; economic development; twentieth-century social movements and revolutions; and relations with the United States. This is the second course offered in the Latin American-Caribbean survey.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
With a final grade of C- or better.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

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