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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
Biology 120
Biomedical Technology 124
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Classical Studies Minor
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)
European Studies 310
Finance 390
Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; 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 525
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)
Media Studies 657
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Nursing 705
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
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)
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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
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920) Courses (Anthropology 070)  

Courses (Anthropology 070)

Many of these courses are offered only once every academic year, or once every three semesters.
50:070:211 Physical Anthropology (3) The study of human evolution and living populations today. Reading the fossil records; man's primate heritage; culture and biological evolution; heredity and environment in human development; race differences; race, language, and culture; current trends in human evolution.
50:070:213 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (G) (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.
50:070:301 Biocultural Adaptation in Human Populations (3) Introduction to how human populations adapt to their environments genetically, physiologically, behaviorally, and culturally. Topics include human adaptation to diet, disease, pollution, crowding, altitude, and cold; population variations and racial differences; and biological and cultural adaptation in underdeveloped and urban societies.
50:070:307 Psychological Anthropology (3) Relation between sociocultural factors and psychological processes among members of different groups: socialization of the individual, culturally determined variations in personality structure, evaluationof theories of personality in light of cross-cultural evidence, and psychological factors in sociocultural change. Prerequisite: 50:070:213.
50:070:308 Childhood and Culture (G) (3) The study of childhood in various societies with attention to the socialization process in a variety of cultural contexts (e.g., family, peer groups, and social or religious institutions).
50:070:317 Gods, Cults, and Ritual (G) (3) Introduction to the basic theoretical approaches anthropologists bring to the study of religious institutions, symbols, and practices. Ethnographic case studies of religious groups in the United States and around the world used to explore how these groups adapt to and explain their larger social worlds, especially in the current era of transnational migration and economic change.
50:070:319 Visual Anthropology (3) Examination and analysis of selected societies and cultures through films and complementary ethnographies.
50:070:320 Health and Healing (G) (3) The impact of sociocultural factors on illness and health. Causation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease in non-Western and Western societies; ethnomedical beliefs and practices; the impact of social and cultural changes on the health care system. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
50:070:321 Death and Dying (G) (3) Death, dying, and bereavement in a variety of cultures as contexts for understanding the relation between biological and social processes, society and the individual, technology and social change, and socialization and communications. Application of research results in the area of death and dying for improved care of the dying and the bereaved.
50:070:323 Anthropology of American Culture (3) Examines unity and diversity of American culture; methods of study; class, race, and ethnicity; marginal and central groups; and community studies and ethnography.
50:070:336 Primate Behavior (3) Nonhuman primate behaviors: communication, learning, play, aggression, sex, status, territoriality, sociability, and shared systems of behavior. Evolutionary theory, ecology, and sociobiology. Understanding human behavior through its evolution along the primate line. Similarities and differences between human and nonhuman primates.
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.
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.
50:070:341 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (G) (3) Cultural and historical background and contemporary situation of the peoples of Latin America including pre-Columbian Indian, European, and African influences. Consideration given to ethnic relations, stratification, religion, family, socioeconomic development,and current economic and political problems. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
50:070:342 World Cultures (G) (3) Concentrates on study of a single culture each time presented. The choice of culture depends on the instructor.
50:070:344 Dance of the African Diaspora (D) (3) Exploration of how African dance forms and institutions were transported to and transformed in the New World. Includes studio component in which students learn and analyze the development of African-American dances.
50:070:345 Immigration and Families (3) Examines how migration affects families and family life, for both those who migrate and those who do not, with particular focus on new forms of immigration to the United States since 1965. Topics include political, economic, and social forces that motivate migration; impact of U.S. culture, law, and policy on immigrants' traditions; assimilation and family life; and issues related to maintaining family structure and ties transnationally.
50:070:350 Environmental and Cultural Behavior (G) (3) Focuses on the interaction of culture, man, and the environment. Covers basic principles of ecology to analyze communities and human populations in indigenous, colonial, and developing societies. Emphasis on cultural adaptation and the critical role of technology and economic organization in human ecosystems.
50:070:353 Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia (G) (3) Diverse social and cultural systems of Southeast Asia, including traditional systems and contemporary transformations.
50:070:356 Peoples and Cultures of Africa (G) (3) Examines the processes of continuity and change in Africa today and the similarities and differences in African cultures and societies. Focuses on the major institutions of kinship and family, economics, politics, and religion, and on contemporary issues such as socioeconomic development, urbanization, the role of women, and apartheid.
50:070:380 Food and Culture (G) (3) Culinary customs studied cross-culturally. Food in relation to sex, kinship, politics, economics, and religion. Examines sociocultural factors that influence what people eat; how, when, where, and how much; and the ways in which these factors relate to the problem of nutritional adequacy. Considers the interrelation between the sociocultural and biological aspects of "foodways." Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
50:070:385,386,387 Special Topics in Anthropology (1-3,1-3,1-3) Courses may be offered under this general title, dealing with special topics intended to involve students in topics not currently represented in the curriculum.
50:070:405 Culture and Social Change (3) Theories on cultural change, reactions to acculturations, role of new religious movements, problems in applied anthropology.
50:070:438 Methods and Theory in Cultural Anthropology (3) Analysis and comparison of the major contemporary theoretical approaches in cultural anthropology. Methods and techniques of cultural and social structural analysis.
50:070:485,486,487,488 Special Topics in Anthropology (3,3,3,3) Each year several courses may be offered under this general title, dealing with special topics intended to involve students in intensivestudy and investigation of specific issues in anthropological study and research. Topics usually change each year.
50:070:495,496 Individual Study in Anthropology (1-3,1-3) Prerequisites: Permission of department and agreement by a department member to supervise the work. No more than 3 credits can be counted toward the minor in anthropology. No more than 6 credits can be counted toward the major in sociology.
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