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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Course Listing Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior 374  

Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior 374
11:374:101 Introduction to Human Ecology (3) The study of complex and varied patterns of interaction between people and the environment, with special attention to concepts, concerns, and methods of human ecology.
11:374:103 Introduction to Science Communication (3) This survey course is as an introduction to the field of science communication. Students will learn the ways that science is communicated including through research articles, mass media, films, museums, and social media.
11:374:108 Processes in Human Ecology (3) Examination of the interplay of natural and social science processes and drivers of human ecology.
11:374:110 Theories and Reasoning in Human Ecology (3) Theories in human ecology and methods of reasoning in the social sciences. Students are encouraged to take this course before taking Research Methods in Human Ecology 11:374:201.
11:374:115 Water and Society (3) Fundamentals of water resources issues in the United States and the world, and how they affect the development, design, evolution, and sustainability of societies and economic viability.
11:374:141 Health and Society (3) The sociocultural factors affecting health status and disease frequency in human populations.
11:374:175 Energy and Society (3) Main sources, transfers, and losses of energy in the biosphere; how they relate to human resources and enter the immediate environments of humans and other organisms.
11:374:201 Research Methods in Human Ecology (3)   The basic research techniques used by social scientists, planners, and others in writing social impact statements, evaluating programs, and carrying out basic research on human problems. Students are encouraged to take Theories and Reasoning in Human Ecology 11:374:110 before taking this course.
11:374:220 Environmental Solutions (3) The complex causes of environmental problems and the full range of nonregulatory approaches to improving the environment. By focusing on understanding the causes and contexts of environmental problems along with innovative environmental solutions, the class aims to provide students an understanding of under what conditions various environmental solutions are appropriate and should be applied.
11:374:225 Environment in Society and Mass Media (3) Detailed introduction to the patterns and styles of mass media coverage of environmental issues.
11:374:226 Health in Society and Mass Media (3) Detailed introduction to the patterns and styles of mass media coverage of health issues.
11:374:227 Food for Thought: Agriculture and Food Issues in Contemporary Media (3) This course examines current issues in U.S. agriculture and food systems in contemporary media from the position that what we communicate and how we communicate makes meaning, which is translated into decision-making and behavior.
11:374:240 Visualizing Information: Storytelling with Data (3) Students will build skills in developing visual ways to tell a science story with data in effective forms to use outside of higher education. We will expand our abilities to engage more effectively and improve our science communication skills (general and technical). We will practice many types of visualizations, develop a final portfolio of visual written products, and deliver a presentation, relevant to a current research project. We will focus on scientific and nonscientific audiences. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
11:374:250 Environmental Justice (3) Seminar examining unequal exposure to environmental harms and demands for environmental justice, including access to environmental goods.
11:374:269 Population, Resources, and Environment (3) The interaction between populations, resources, and the environment in the developed and developing worlds.
11:374:279 Politics of Environmental Issues (3) The content and process of policymaking concerning air and water quality, toxic wastes, energy, and other environmental issues, with particular emphasis on the United States.
11:374:280 Careers in Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior (1) Career-making and job-seeking skills and knowledge related to the environmental policy, institutions, and behavior major in fields such as law, communication, health, government, industry, advocacy, and education. Topics include résumé writing, internships, and the job interview process.
11:374:289 Sustainable Food: Politics, Policy, and Ethics (3) How can food systems be made more sustainable and socially just? We examine four food-related social movements: organic farming, local food, fair trade, and animal welfare. For each, we ask: Where does it come from? What are its goals? What is working and what is not? And what should be the focus of 21st-century food politics and policy?
11:374:296 Honors Seminar (3) The topic for each semester addresses current issues from the perspectives of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Open only to honors students (SEBS Honors Program, SAS Honors Program, and Honors College) or by permission of instructor. 
11:374:299 Introduction to Sustainability (3) Introduction to sustainable practices across sectors. Required for the sustainability minor (962).
11:374:300 Storytelling for Scientists (3) Students will develop science writing and communication skills for both the academic and public context and hone their critical reading skills. Course topics will include: knowing your audience, reading like a writer, unpacking structure, staging uncertainty, delivering a pitch, research techniques, and working responsibly with sources. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 Expository Writing.
11:374:302 Data Analysis for Human Ecology (3) Data analysis for social sciences focusing on the human dimensions of environmental issues including quantitative and qualitative measures. Prerequisite: 11:374:201.
11:374:305 Globalization, Development, and Environment (3) The management, use, and protection of the global environment in the face of globalization and development.
11:374:307 Experiencing Sustainability in Action (1) Communicating about sustainability as it relates to the mission of the organization. Students will explore sustainability missions of organizations and, using effective communication techniques, will develop a proposal to advance a culture of sustainability at Rutgers.
11:374:311 Environmental Writing: Rhetorical Strategies for Complex Ecological Issues (3) This course examines the range of rhetorical strategies that writers have used to create a sense of urgency in the face of environmental disaster. Our overarching question will be: What is effective environmental writing? Students will write and revise two short essays over the course of the semester and an extended research essay on an environmental topic of the student's choice. Students will present their final work in a class conference. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 Expository Writing.
11:374:312 Environmental History (3) Historical aspects of environmental use and change in relation to present-day problems in sustaining the productivity of physical and biological systems.
11:374:313 U.S. Environmental Policy (3) Political, scientific, and economic dimensions of resource and environmental policy development. Emphasis on the U.S. experience.
11:374:314 Natural Resources Policy (3) Application of theory and methods of social science, particularly the study of common property theory, to problems in natural resource management. Focus on water use, forestry, rangelands, and fisheries.
11:374:322 Behavior and the Environment (3) Why people engage in environmentally helpful or destructive behaviors, and how to change their behavior.
11:374:325 Environmental Communication (3) Development of skills in various modes to encourage environmental change such as fact sheets, letters to the editor, and press releases. Identification of key audiences and development of effective communication plans. Analysis and evaluation of efforts by industry, government, and advocacy groups.
11:374:335 Communities and Environmental Change (3) Analysis of people's responses to environmental stresses or disturbances and the ways in which response patterns change.
11:374:350 Informal Science Education: Learning and Teaching Science outside of the Classroom (3) This course focuses on the teaching and learning of science in out-of-school contexts. These contexts are widely referred to as "informal learning" contexts and include: zoos, aquariums, science centers, natural history museums, docent-led walks/tours, after-school programs, and eco/enviro-tours. Learning theory in this area draws heavily from sociocultural perspectives on knowing and learning, and the class will discuss its influence, along with cognitive and educational psychology, on the teaching and learning of science in out-of-school contexts.
11:374:399 Practicum in Sustainability (3) Students will apply didactic training in environmental studies, economics, and sociology to one of three community projects with a sustainability perspective: 1) governmental (improvement of New Brunswick city's sustainability); 2) academic institution (Rutgers campus sustainability initiative); or 3) nonprofit organization (the Lower Raritan Watershed initiative or the Sustainable Raritan initiative). Students will focus on problem identification, problem solving, working with stakeholders, budgeting, and producing deliverables.
11:374:416 Environmental Education (3) Development and integration of environmental education programs for use in existing K-12 curricula. Use of audiovisuals, applied research, evaluation, and other pertinent resources.
11:374:418 Social-Ecological Research: Mongolia (1) Understanding the multiple components of and how they interact in social-ecological systems is imperative in our growing complex and globalized world. Learn with undergraduate and graduate students from throughout the United States and Mongolia. Design collaborative research projects for field-based research within a discipline (e.g., ecology, anthropology, sociology), as well as across disciplines. This distributed seminar course will be focused around the exemplar of the social-ecological impacts of hydropower development in the Selenge River Watershed, Mongolia.
11:374:424 Segregation and Health (3) Patterns of settlement by race and income and health outcomes associated with those patterns, social responses, and policies.
11:374:426 Climate Change Policy (3) International, national, and intrastate policies on climate change.
11:374:428 Marine Fisheries Policy (3) International and national policies on marine fisheries management.
11:374:429 Agrarian Landscapes (3) Multidisciplinary approach to understanding modern transformations of agrarian, or agricultural, landscapes, with a focus on small-scale agricultural systems.
11:374:430 Risk, Health, and Safety (3) Toxicological and epidemiological concepts, psychological aspects of risk perception and coping, and influences on self-protective behavior. Media reporting on risk and health, and how to communicate with the public about risks.
11:374:431 New and Reemerging Diseases (3) Social and physical conditions contributing to the emergence or reemergence of diseases, disease behaviors, and control.
11:374:435 Advanced Communication in the Sciences (3) The institutional and intellectual contexts, processes, promises, and practical constraints of communication in the life sciences. Prerequisite: 11:374:103 or permission of instructor.
11:374:437 Culture and Health (3) Understanding of the role of culture in health and health care; cultural competence in health care settings intended to improve health care.
11:374:438 Health in the Latino Community (3) Health issues in the Latino community; social and environmental factors that affect the health of Latinos in the United States; and how cultural competence efforts can improve health care for Latinos.
11:374:440  Race and the Environment (3) The ways in which racial categories, racism, environmental care, and environmental destruction have all shaped and informed each other.
11:374:460  Environmental Law and Policy (3) Introduction to U.S. law and policy governing air, water, and other natural resources; species and public health; and the human activities that affect them and are influenced by them. Prerequisite: 11:374:279.
11:374:462 International Environmental Law and Policy (3) The role of formal and informal law in the management of international environmental problems.
11:374:481 Internships in Watershed Management (3) Internships in the watershed management or water resources field with internship mentors from sponsoring organizations and agencies. Includes classes with a cohort of interns.
11:374:490 Research and Practicum in Human Ecology (3) Advanced interdisciplinary reading and independent research in human ecology under the guidance of a faculty member. Prerequisite: By permission only.

Capstone Experience: Seniors Only 

Students will create a capstone project that demonstrates skills in research and analysis and knowledge of human ecology that they have gained through their work on the major. Requirement may be fulfilled through one of three options: a) George H. Cook Honors Paper 11:015:497 [498] (3 or more credits); b) Capstone in Human Ecology, Independent Study 11:374:491; or c) Capstone in Human Ecology 11:374:499.
11:374:491 Capstone in Human Ecology, Independent Study (3) A solo, independent study capstone project completed under the guidance of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Seniors only.
11:374:492 Environmental Studies Internship (BA)    Internships involving environmental research and policy at Rutgers, other institutions, public agencies, nongovernmental organizations, or businesses. Prerequisite: By permission only.
11:374:499 Capstone in Human Ecology (3) Students in this course will complete individual capstone projects related to a particular research topic defined by the instructor. Prerequisite: Seniors only.
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