Fall 2020 Courses

 

Listed below are all the undergraduate and graduate courses the department is offering in Fall 2020. Courses in all three disciplines offered on the Camden campus are listed first, followed by online courses, courses offered at our off-campus locations, and our graduate program on campus. Courses that satisfy a new general education requirement are denoted by an asterisk.

 

Anthropology (Camden campus)

 

*50:070:213 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (GCM) (R) (3) Introduces the student to the study of culture. Topics include the nature and diversity of culture among different peoples; the fieldwork process; cultural change; political, economic, and social organizations; worldview and values; socialization; social and religious movements; and applications of anthropology to the contemporary world.  Cati Coe

 

*50:070:307 Psychological Anthropology (PLS) (3) Relation between sociocultural factors and psychological processes among members of different groups: socialization of the individual, culturally determined variations in personality structure, evaluation of theories of personality in light of cross-cultural evidence, and psychological factors in sociocultural change. Prerequisite: 50:070:213.  Cynthia Clark

 

50:070:313 Children, Health and Illness (3) Introduces issues and trends facing health care professionals, policymakers, and researchers involved in the health, medical care, and treatment of persons under 18 years. Addresses major health problems faced by children; how illness relates to a child’s developing selfhood; children’s knowledge about such issues as health, illness, death, and bodily functions; how care should be given to best serve children’s physical, emotional, and cognitive needs; and health policy related to children’s well-being.  Cynthia Clark

 

*50:070:340 Women, Men and Culture (G) (3) Sex roles compared in various societies, from hunting-and-gathering to modernizing and industrialized societies, including economic, political, and domestic roles; social status; personality; and sexuality.  Cynthia Saltzman

 

 

Criminal Justice (Camden campus)

 

50:202:201 Criminal Justice in American Society (R) (3) American crime and criminal justice agencies, i.e., police, courts, and correctional agencies. Emphasis on criminal justice as a system and the processing of persons accused of a crime from the point of arrest to post conviction and release.  Ross Allen, Harry Rhea

 

50:202:202 Police and Policing (3) Explores the role of the police officer in the criminal justice system as well as the function of law enforcement in the United States. Includes historical foundations, trends, organizational structures, strategies, and issues concerning American police and policing. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.  Kayla Preito-Hodge

 

50:202:203 Confinement and Corrections (3) History and organization of American corrections. Emphasis on sentencing, custodial institutions, intermediate sanctions, community corrections, and mechanisms for release. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.  Kurt Fowler

 

50:202:204 Courts and Criminal Law (3) Structures and functions of American courts and law. Courtroom work group; roles of attorneys, judges, and other court personnel; trial, trial outcomes, and appellate courts. Prerequisite: 50:202:201. Harry Rhea

 

50:202:302 Statistics for Criminal Justice (3) A course in statistical methods with emphasis on criminal justice applications. Covers descriptive statistics, including levels of measurement, measures of central tendency, and measures of variability. Introduces the student to inferential statistics, including correlation, chi-square, the normal curve, and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: 50:202:201. Recommended for students considering graduate study.  Gail Caputo

 

50:202:310 Juvenile Delinquency (3) Examines the nature, extent, causes and correlates of youth crime. Topics include the legal status of youth; the measurement of delinquency; the types of offenses youth commonly commit; gender and delinquency; and the role of education, families, peers, and gangs in delinquency.  The course will also examine the philosophy and development of preventive and rehabilitative programs.  Dan Semenza

 

50:202:322 Juvenile Justice (3) Juvenile offenders and the changing perception of juvenile crime; the legal status of juvenile offenders and the role of the family court in preventing delinquency. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.  James Williams

 

50:202:325 Violent Crime (W) (3) Discussion of gangs, homicide, serial crimes of violence, interpersonal violence, and rape. Emphasis on crimes involving weapon use. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.  Daniel Semenza

 

50:202:326 White Collar Crime (3) History and development of corporate crime, white-collar crime, political corruption, and other “upper-world” crimes. Emphasis on effective strategies for combating this phenomenon. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.  Joe DaGrossa

 

50:202:342 Domestic Violence (3) Comprehensive overview of all forms of domestic violence and some of the variables such as race, gender, class, and sexual orientation that impact the criminal justice system’s response to these crimes. Specific topics may include intimate partner violence, elder abuse, sexual victimization, and battering. Prerequisite: Junior or senior status, or permission of instructor.  Chris Auletto

 

50:202:348 Practicum: Creating Resources on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers-Camden (3) Provides students with an opportunity to be part of a program that spans three decades in providing resources on children and families of the incarcerated. Opportunities for students include gathering and disseminating current research and resources, identifying policy and practice initiatives across the country, tracking the needs of programs and systems, requesting information, participating in public awareness campaigns, and collaboration in planning for NRCCFI events and activities. Ann Adalist-Estrin

 

50:202:371 Gender Advocacy and Juvenile Justice I (3) Course will examine the juvenile justice system and the role of gender in it, including examination of effective evidence-based programs for girls. Students will work on projects designed to provide services to girls in detention or on probation in Camden County. In the spring, students will have an opportunity to take a second class in which they will implement the programs designed in this class by working with the girls themselves.  Jane Siegel

 

50:202:404 Service/Internship in Criminal Justice (BA) Supervised service/internship in a criminal justice agency. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. No more than 3 credits to be counted toward the major. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.  Cheryl Hallman

 

50:202:449 Ethics and Policy in Criminal Justice (3) The development, implementation, and evaluation of criminal justice policy. Ethics of law enforcement, court processes, and corrections. Evaluation of research on topics such as race, class, and gender disparities; capital punishment; gun control; and drug policy. Prerequisites: Senior status. 50:202:201 and 50:920:301.  Bryn Herrschaft-Eckman

 

 

Sociology (Camden campus)

 

50:920:207 Introduction to Sociology (R) (3) Introduction to the study of social groups and societies. Basic sociological methods and theoretical perspectives. Survey of basic subfields of sociology, such as socialization, family, religion, inequality, race and ethnicity, politics, deviance, and social change. The department recommends that students wishing to take advanced courses begin with Introduction to Sociology.  Joan Mazelis, Joanna Cohen Kallan

 

50:920:208 Contemporary Social Problems (R) (3) Survey of contemporary social problems with particular attention to how social issues become defined as “problems” and to how sociological knowledge can inform social policy choices. Topics include poverty, discrimination, family breakup, crime, mental illness, alcoholism, and others. Nonmajors may choose to take this course as a beginning course in sociology.  Katrina Hazzard-Donald

 

50:920:217 Drugs and Society (3) Use and abuse of controlled substances in American society; public health and medical considerations; addiction and treatment; illegal markets; and drug control policy.  Sarah Tosh

 

50:920:301 Methods and Techniques of Social Research (3) Introduces basic methods and techniques of social research, including formulating research design and utilizing appropriate data-gathering techniques.  Laura Napolitano, Kurt Fowler

 

50:920:306 Sociology of the Family (3) Examines family life in the United States through a sociological lens. Covers historic and current trends in American family life and provides an examination of how social class, race/ethnicity, and gender impact the family.  Augustine Isamah

 

50:920:313 Theories of Crime and Delinquency (3) Explanation of crime and delinquency in American society. Topics include deterrence theory, biological explanations for crime, sociological theories, and conflict-based theories. Emphasis on social causes of crime. Prerequisite: 50:920:207 or 50:202:201.  Kurt Fowler, Richard Stansfield

 

*50:920:316 Race and Ethnicity (D) (3) The social construction of race and ethnicity in the United States and around the globe. The formation of racial and ethnic identities and the varieties of group interaction, including prejudice, discrimination, assimilation, institutional domination, and change. Changing concepts, boundaries, and interrelationships within a global context.  Katrina Hazzard-Donald

 

*50:920:317 Race in Latin America (GCM) (3) Overview of race and race-mixing in Brazil and across the Americas. Interdisciplinary examination of forms of racial categorization, discrimination, and ideologies, whether in the form of nation-building projects, addressing racial inequality, or sexuality and family formation.  Chinyere Osuji

 

50:920:325 Sociological Theory (3) An intensive study of the classical sociological thinkers–Marx, Durkheim, Weber–and a survey of contemporary theoretical traditions in the field. Prerequisite: 50:920:207.  Joan Mazelis

 

50:920:326 American Communities-Structure and Change (3) A look at the meaning and social structure of the African American community over time as well as its relation to other ethnic and racial communities. It provides an examination of the elusive concept of Black community life in light of present-day socioeconomic realities, social movements, and other efforts at local self-determination.  Chinyere Osuji

 

 

Online Courses

 

*50:070:338 North American Indians (D) (3) History, cultural background, and contemporary situation of major North American Indian groups. Special attention to social relations, political and religious movements, and cultural change.  Patrick McCarty

 

50:202:355 Special Topics in Criminal Justice: From Mass Incarceration to Decarceration (3) Throughout the last half century, the use of incarceration as a means of addresses crime in the United States has changed dramatically. This course will discuss those changes, focusing both on large-scale changes in the rate of incarceration and also what incarceration means for an individual behind bars. The course will begin with an historical deep dive into these changes. In the second half of the semester, we will discuss the long term actual and potential consequences of these changes.  Walter Campbell

 

50:202:356 Special Topics in Criminal Justice: Intelligence Analysis (3) This upper level criminal justice course will explore the skills and techniques intelligence analysts utilize to identify, track, and predict criminal activity, detect hot spots for the proposes of directed patrol, and develop strategic responses to domestic and international threats. Particular attention will be paid to the intelligence-led policing movement post 9/11 and the technological advancements that assist with data collection. This course will also cover how to develop intelligence products and best practices in gaining buy in from key stakeholders.  Brenna Stone

 

50:202:404 Service/Internship in Criminal Justice (BA) Supervised service/internship in a criminal justice agency. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. No more than 3 credits to be counted toward the major.  Cheryl Hallman

 

50:920:348 Special Topics in Sociology: Masculinities (3) This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of masculinities. Moving past the conception of gender as a fixed biological category, the course addresses the emergence and representations of multiple masculinities in American culture along intersections with race, class, sexuality, and other areas of difference. It examines the ways diverse formations of masculinities function at the individual and collective level in various domains, such as in sports, family, relationships, subcultures, work and other social and physical sites. It addresses issues including the body, female and queer masculinities, maleness, boyhood, and violence. The course is interdisciplinary and will offer various contexts for exploring masculinities, such as academic and popular literature, film, and music.  Gail Caputo

 

 

Camden County College – Blackwood Campus

 

50:202:319 Narcoterrorism (3) Examines the intersection between narcotics and terrorism, paying special attention to the fiscal basis of terrorism, threats to national and international security, and related crimes including trafficking in drugs and arms. Assesses profiles and ideologies of narcoterrorists with an additional emphasis on policing global narcoterrorism.  Daniel Brown

 

50:202:325 Violent Crime (W) (3) Discussion of gangs, homicide, serial crimes of violence, interpersonal violence, and rape. Emphasis on crimes involving weapon use. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.  Ross Allen

 

50:202:420 International Criminal Law and Justice (3) Examines subject of international criminal justice, which includes the prosecution and punishment of crimes that shock the conscience of the international community, namely genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. History and development of international criminal justice, crimes established under international law, mechanisms of prosecuting perpetrators of international crimes, and general principles of international criminal law.  Harry Rhea

 

50:920:313 Theories of Crime and Delinquency (3) Explanation of crime and delinquency in American society. Topics include deterrence theory, biological explanations for crime, sociological theories, and conflict-based theories. Emphasis on social causes of crime. Prerequisite: 50:920:207 or 50:202:201. Kurt Fowler

 

50:920:332 Social Stratification (3) Analyzes class inequality and the class structure in U.S. society, with particular attention to the processes which generate, reproduce, and change social and economic inequalities, as well as the consequences of inequality. When offered with a lab, this course has a mandatory engaged civic learning component (ECL), included in a 1-credit lab section, making the course worth a total of 4 credits rather than 3. In those circumstances, all students must register for the course and one lab section, and the 1-credit lab section is a corequisite.Prerequisite: 50:920:207.  Augustine Isamah

 

 

Atlantic Cape Community College – Mays Landing campus

 

50:202:326 White Collar Crime (3) History and development of corporate crime, white-collar crime, political corruption, and other “upper-world” crimes. Emphasis on effective strategies for combating this phenomenon. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.  Dean Wyks

 

50:202:346 Children and Families of the Incarcerated (3) Connects research on the impact of parental incarceration, brain development, trauma, toxic stress, attachment, and resilience theories to the experiences of children of incarcerated parents and their families. Examines emerging best practices in serving children with incarcerated parents in education, health/mental health, child welfare, and corrections.  Ann Adalist-Estrin

 

50:202:449 Ethics and Policy in Criminal Justice (3) The development, implementation, and evaluation of criminal justice policy. Ethics of law enforcement, court processes, and corrections. Evaluation of research on topics such as race, class, and gender disparities; capital punishment; gun control; drug policy; pornography; and gambling. Prerequisites: Senior status. 50:202:201 and 50:920:301.  Tracy Swan

 

50:920:301 Methods and Techniques of Social Research (3) Introduces basic methods and techniques of social research, including formulating research design and utilizing appropriate data-gathering techniques.  Joe DaGrossa

 

 

Raritan Valley Community – College Branchburg campus

 

50:202:352 Community Corrections (3) Historical and philosophical overview of the theories behind alternatives to incarceration and their implementation in corrections. Emphasis on their impact and future. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.  Nicole Sachs

 

50:920:301 Methods and Techniques of Social Research (3) Introduces basic methods and techniques of social research, including formulating research design and utilizing appropriate data-gathering techniques.  Laura Salerno

 

 

Criminal Justice Graduate Program

 

56:202:600 Research Methods in Criminal Justice (3) Foundation in research methods commonly used in criminal justice and the social sciences. Includes conceptualization, operationalization, research method and design, sampling approaches, data collection, analysis, and ethics in research. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in research methods.  Sarah Tosh

 

56:202:601 Data Analysis in Criminal Justice (3) This course provides students with a grounding in the basic tools used in quantitative analysis in the field of criminal justice along with an introduction to the statistical issues involved in the design and logic of research. Students learn to use various nonparametric measures of association as well as parametric tests of significance and are introduced to the fundamentals of correlation, regression, and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in statistics.  Richard Stansfield

 

56:202:610 Gender Advocacy and Juvenile Justice I (3) Course will examine the juvenile justice system and the role of gender in it, including examination of effective evidence-based programs for girls. Students will work on projects designed to provide services to girls in detention or on probation in Camden County. In the spring, students will have an opportunity to take a second class in which they will implement the programs designed in this class by working with the girls themselves.  Jane Siegel

 

56:202:674 Special Topics in Criminal Justice: Terrorism (3) This course provides a theoretical understanding of terrorism, including the criminological theories of why people become terrorists.  Students are also provided with an overview of the nature, scope, and severity of terrorist tactics, as well as national and international responses to bring terrorists to justice within the framework of international and domestic legal regimes.  Harry Rhea