DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORY

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR

SUMMER SESSIONS

MAY 28 - AUGUST 15, 2002

SUMMER I (May 28 - July 3)

HIST 2369 MODERN INDIAN HISTORY: IMPERIALISM, NATIONALISM, COLONIALISM

Historical developments from the emergence of East India Company as a political power to India's independence in 1947. The history of modern India will be studied in the context of British Imperialism and the shaping of India as a British colony as well as the challenge of Indian nationalism to British rule.

T, TH 6:00-9:30PM Govindan

 

POLS 1201 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

Structure and function of American national government; roles of interest groups and political parties, voting behavior, power of president, congress, bureaucracy and federal judiciary.

M, W 6:00-9:30 pm Schiemann

 

POLS 1220 COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT

Analysis and comparison of contemporary political institutions and processes of selected countries.

T, TH 11:00AM-2:30PM Kishan

 

SOCI 3310 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

This course explores the juvenile justice system in the US, including the role of the courts, police, and corrections. Current empirical evidence regarding trends in juvenile delinquency is provided, along with an examination of theoretical explanatory models. Juvenile delinquency is understood within the larger social contexts including the family, school and peer groups. The relationship between juvenile delinquency and the use of drugs and violence is discussed.

M,W 6:00-9:30PM Weyer

 

SOCI 3354 CONFLICT IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

An introduction to sociological and cross-cultural perspectives in social, ethnic, and national conflicts. A case analysis approach is used to illustrate the complexity of conflict situations across the world.

M,W 9:30AM-1:00PM Nasser

 

SUMMER II (June 10 - July 23)

POLS 2265 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

An examination of state and local political systems in the United States with particular emphasis on New Jersey. Topics include governmental structures, the electoral process and the formulation of public policy in a variety of issue areas.

M, W 9:30AM-1:00PM Pope

 

POLS 3302 THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY

Roles and functions of president, cabinet, executive agencies; relations with Congress.

Web Course offering Pope

 

SOCI 1201 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

An introduction to sociology that explores: society and culture, groups and organizations, socialization, deviance, social stratification, race and ethnicity, the family and education.

Web Course offering Gadsden

 

SUMMER III (July 8 - August 15)

HIST 3315 ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

The study of the history of ecology and of man's relationship to nature. Focus will be on Anglo-American history from the late 18th century to the present.

T, TH 9:00-12:30PM Holland

 

POLS 1220 COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT

Analysis and comparison of contemporary political institutions and processes of selected countries.

M,W 6:00-9:30pm Schiemann

 

SOCI 2306 CRIME AND CRIMINOLOGY

This course provides an understanding of crime and criminal justice. Students will examine theories of crime, individual and group criminal behavior and aspects of criminal justice systems from an American and global perspective.

Web Course offering Gadsden

 

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