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Course Notation Information
Academic Foundations 003
African American and African Studies 014
American Studies 050
Ancient and Medieval Civilizations 060
Anthropology 070
Arabic 074
Art, Design, and Art History (080, 081, 082, 083, 085)
Asian Studies 098
Biological Sciences 120
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Clinical Laboratory Sciences 191
Computer Science 198
Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geology 460)
Economics 220
English (350 and 352)
English: Composition and Writing 355
Environmental Sciences 375
Film Studies 380
French 420
Geoscience Engineering 465
Learning Goals
Major Requirements
Global Politics 487
Health Information Management 504
Health Sciences: Aging 499J
Health Sciences: Health Advocacy 499K
History (History 510, American 512)
Honors 525
Honors Living-Learning Community 526
Information Systems 548
International Affairs 551
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Journalism and Media Studies 086
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Legal Studies 603
Linguistics 615
Mathematics 640
Medical Imaging Sciences 658
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 686
Music 087
Neuroscience 112
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies 812
Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology 819
Psychology 830
Religious Studies 840
Russian 860
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Theater 088
Urban Education 300
Video Production 089
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Writing 989
Administration and Faculty
Consortium with New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark
School of Criminal Justice
School of Public Affairs and Administration
Academic Foundations Center
Honors College
Honors Living-Learning Community
Academic Policies and Procedures
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2016–2018 Liberal Arts Colleges Academic Programs and Courses Geoscience Engineering 465 Learning Goals  

Learning Goals

The learning goals for the bachelor of science programs offered through the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are based on the objective of producing geoscience graduates trained to pursue successful, rewarding careers that utilize the degree earned.

The key learning goals are:

  • Exposure to the nature of science and basic scientific principles through the study of the earth and environmental sciences.
  • Mastery of conceptual frameworks for understanding the spatial and temporal aspects of Earth features and processes.
  • Development of scientific literacy and enhanced critical thinking skills necessary to become self-directed learners through exposure to complex, open-ended geoscience and environmental science problems.
  • Acquisition of the skills necessary to investigate geoscience and environmental science problems through observations and data acquisition in field and laboratory settings and to perform hypothesis testing.
  • Awareness of the unique environmental challenges of urban locations, such as the tristate area including New Jersey, and the importance of resource sustainability.
  • Acquisition of quantitative skills relevant to the geosciences and environmental sciences through the collection, analysis, and synthesis of scientific data.
  • Ability to effectively communicate results of geoscience and environmental science investigations in both written and oral formats.
  • Preparation for graduate studies in earth or environmental sciences or entry-level employment in related fields including resource exploration/development and environmental consulting/management.
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