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Engineering Transfer 005
Accounting 010
African American Studies 014
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
American History 512
American Literature 352
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biological Sciences (Biology 120, Botany 130, Microbiology 680, Physiology 760, Plant Physiology 780, Zoology 990)
Biomedical Technology 124
Botany 130
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer Program 005
English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989)
Film Studies 387
Finance 390
Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Dance 203; Museum Studies 690; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965)
Foreign Languages and Literatures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Russian 860, Spanish 940)
Geology 460
History (Historical Methods and Research 509, European History 510, American History 512, African, Asian, Latin American and Comparative History 516)
Home Economics 520
Honors College
International Studies Program 549
Student-Proposed Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Justice and Society 572
Latin American Studies Minor
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Microbiology 680
Museum Studies 690
Music 700, 701
Nursing 705
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Physiology 760
Plant Physiology 780
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
Reserve Officer Training Programs
Russian 860
General Science 890
Social Work 910
Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)
Major Requirements
Sociology Major
Criminal Justice Major
Minor Requirements
Anthropology Minor
Criminal Justice Minor
Sociology Minor
Justice and Society Minor
Teacher Certification in Sociology
B.A./M.A. Dual-Degree Program
Courses (Anthropology 070)
Courses (Criminal Justice 202)
Courses (Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Teacher Preparation Program 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning 975
Walt Whitman Program in American Studies
Women's Studies 988
Zoology 990
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2008 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)  

Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)

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Major requirements in sociology and criminal justice can be completed only through daytime attendance.

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

Chairperson: Robert E. Wood


Myra Bluebond-Langner, B.A., Temple; M.A., Ph.D., Illinois

Ted George Goertzel,B.A., Antioch; M.A., Ph.D., Washington

Drew Humphries, B.A., M.Criminology, D.Criminology, California (Berkeley)

Robert E. Wood,B.A., Harvard; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Associate Professors:

Sheila Cosminsky,B.A., CUNY (Brooklyn College); M.A., Washington State; Ph.D., Brandeis

Katrina Hazzard-Donald, A.B., Wilberforce; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell

Jon'a F. Meyer,B.A., B.S., California State (Dominguez Hills); M.A., Ph.D., California (Irvine)

Jane A. Siegel,B.A., Drew; M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Assistant Professors:

Gail Caputo,B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers (Newark)

Cati Coe,B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Michelle Meloy,B.A., Indiana; M.A., Northern Illinois; Ph.D., Delaware

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice offers two majors, one in sociology and one in criminal justice. The department also offers minors in all three subjects. Each of these programs is designed to draw on the combined strengths of sociology, anthropology, and criminology in fostering a broad awareness of the nature and functioning of human societies and of the ways in which such knowledge can be put to use. The sociology major is the broader of the two available majors, allowing students substantial latitude in putting together a program of courses from all three fields. Sociology graduates typically go on to a wide range of careers in social services, education, and business, as well as to graduate study in sociology and related fields. The criminal justice program prepares students for careers in a broad array of justice-related settings. Criminal justice courses are complemented with relevant sociological and anthropological course offerings as well.

In response to the challenges of a changing labor market, the department has committed itself to a skill-based curriculum designed to foster mastery of both quantitative and qualitative skills that can be applied in a wide range of job settings. All majors are expected to graduate with a solid range of computer competencies.

50:920:301 Methods and Techniques of Social Research should be taken shortly after the introductory courses and preferably before the junior year. All transfer students should take this course in their first term at Rutgers-Camden.

Students wishing to major in either sociology or criminal justice must declare a major in the registrar's office. Advising in criminal justice is done on a pooled basis, with a list of advisers and meeting times posted in the department each term. Sociology majors should request the assignment of an adviser from the departmental secretary. Students wishing to major in both sociology and criminal justice must meet with the Director of Criminal Justice for advising. All student majors should consult with a departmental faculty adviser regularly each term.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732/932-info (4636) or
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