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Spring 2018
Jan 21,2021
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SCIN 198 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 199 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 200 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: SCIENCE INTERDISCIPLINARY
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 205 - FIELD EXPERIENCES
The descriptions and topics ofthis course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor—to—instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered. General description: in this course, students will take guided field trips to sites of scientific interest. Examples include: Cretaceous Paleontology of NJ; Triassic & lurassic Paleontology of the Connecticut Valley; Glacial Landscapes; Paleozoic Marine Paleontology. CRETACEOUS PALEONTOLOGY: We will take two trips in this class, to paleontological field sites in Cretaceous aged rocks of New Jersey: Poricy Brook and Big Brook in Monmouth County, where we will explore for and collect marine fossils; and the Rowan Fossil Park (aka Inversand Fossil Pit) in Gloucester County, where we will collect marginal marine and terrestrial fossils (perhaps including dinosaur remains). The focus of this trip will be paleoecology and paleontological field techniques. TRIASSIC & JURASSlC PALEONTOLOGY: We will take one (long) field trip to the Connecticut Valley. Our first location is Dinosaur State Park (Rocky Hill, CT), where we will explore an in situ Early Jurassic dinosaur tracksite. The second stop will be the Natural History Museum at Amherst College, which houses the world's largest (and scientifically most important) collection of dinosaur footprints. The focus of this trip will be taxonomy, principles of zoological nomenclature, and ascertaining behavior and ecology of dinosaurs from their footprints.
0.000 TO 0.500 Credit hours
0.000 TO 0.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Fieldwork, Hybrid, Lecture, Seminar

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 210 - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
This course considers the complex relations among science, technology, and society, both today and in the past. Drawing on a variety of disciplines--including history, philosophy, sociology, and art history--students will examine some of the principal topics in the study of science, technology and society, from the philosophy of science to the history of technology, to the social and ethical questions concerning recent developments in the fields of medicine and agriculture.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Course Attributes:
TS-Sch Core- SCP Category

SCIN 230 - COMPUTERS AND SOCIETY
This course presents a study of the impact of the computer on modern society. Positive and negative aspects of the use of the computer in such areas as the military, education, medicine, the office, the assembly line, databases, and the computerization of the home will be examined.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Course Attributes:
TS-Sch Core- SCP Category, WRITING INTENSIVE

SCIN 235 - HISTORICAL TRENDS IN NURSING
This course focuses on historical themes, trends, and events in world nursing, demonstrating their relevance to contemporary problems and issues in the profession. Students will examine the social, political, economic, and cultural factors of the late 19th and 20th centuries that influenced the developing nursing profession.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Course Attributes:
TS-Sch Core- SCP Category

SCIN 263 - SURVEY OF SCIENCE FICTION
FORMERLY SCIN-346: Science fiction reflects our most fantastic dreams and hopes of technological and social change. Our fears and anxieties too. Sci-Fi’s thought experiments dramatize social, political and historical concerns. Critic Darko Suvin calls it a literature of “cognitive estrangement” that requires us to learn how to read actively to comprehend the fictional universes of Sci-Fi. This course will explore, in broad strokes, the emergence of science fiction as a distinct genre. Readings will vary, but we will consider authors as diverse as Mary Shelley, Philip K. Dick and Octavia Butler. Through selected literary works, films, television, music, art and other materials representing diverse voices from around the world, we will discuss the role of science and the implications of new scientific knowledge and technologies on human society, all living beings and the planet itself. How do biotechnology, genetic engineering and artificial intelligence change our understanding of what constitutes the “human?” Is our notion of “humanity” itself constructed, like other categories of identity such as gender and race? How do math and theories such as relativity or quantum physics transform how we understand our world? If reality is stranger than fiction, as they say, this course is guaranteed to stretch your concept of reality! Cross-listed course: SCIN-263 and LITR-263.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Course Attributes:
GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES, MJ-LITR-Int'l Litr Selection, TS-Sch Core- SCP Category

SCIN 298 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 299 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: SCIENCE INTERDISCIPLINARY
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 310 - AIDS:BIOLOGICAL, MEDICAL, SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES
The primary goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the biological and clinical aspects of AIDS, its origins, treatment, and disease progression. We will also explore the social, legal, psychological and ethical issues as they relate to patients, their families and caregivers, and health care providers.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Course Attributes:
TS-Sch Core- SCP Category

SCIN 343 - SCIENCE AND RELIGION
An examination of the historical and contemporary relationships of science, religion, and theology with particular emphasis upon an analysis of their common intellectual origins and foundations, their conceptual and normative distinctions, and the different languages and methods they use to attempt to establish existential, moral, and physical order in the world. The course's principal objective is to promote a critically reflective understanding of the natures of science and religion as human inquiries and forms of expression, and not the establishment of particular positions on the issues to be addressed. SCP credit.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 388 - CO-OP/INTERNSHIP SCIENCE
An academic program in which students are placed in work positions relevant to their academic majors and career goals. The program integrates academic work on-campus with supervised off-campus work experience in both the public and private sectors. Students may take up to two Co-ops in their academic career at Ramapo College. Students must be at least a Sophomore and have a 2.0 or better average to be eligible. Transfer students must have completed at least 16 credits at Ramapo.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Co-Op

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 390 - TOPICS:
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered. The contemporary topic is "AIDS: Biological, Medical and Social Perspectives." Others will include "Science and the Law" and other interdisciplinary topics. SCIN 390 AIDS: BIOLOGICAL, MEDICAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES. A primary goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the biological and clinical aspects of AIDS, its origins, treatment and disease progression. We will also explore the social, legal, psychological, and ethical issues as they relate to patients, their families, caregivers and health care providers.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Course Attributes:
TS-Sch Core- SCP Category

SCIN 396 - HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT
This course promotes a critical understanding of the nature and generation of scientific knowledge. It is less a history of science and more an analysis of scientific ideas philosophically and historically. Emphasis will be placed upon contemporary ideas in science, their roots in intellectual history, and their foundations in the traditions of philosophy. The study of the historical developments of science will serve principally as a means and a context for critical analyses of particular ideas in science. This course is the required SCP (Science in a Cultural Perspective) course for the Integrted Science Studies major. This course is cross listed with HIST396.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Integrated Science Studies Department

Course Attributes:
TS-Sch Core- SCP Category

SCIN 398 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 399 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 400 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: SCIENCE INTERDISCIPLINARY
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 405 - FEMINIST SCIENCE FICTION
This course will draw on women's studies, science, literature, cultural studies, and (to a lesser extent) history. We will be examining women writers of science fiction, utopias, dystopias, heterotopias and related genres from the Renaissance through the present. There will be a common set of texts and independently developed reading which will be shared with the class in the course of the seminar. We will attempt to answer a variety of questions about women's science fiction--not systematically--but as they emerge from the texts and the discussion. Background critical and theoretical works will help set a framework and prompt direction of inquiry. A 15-20 page seminar project and oral presentation will be required.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 425 - SCIENCE AND LITERATURE
A review of the history of scientific ideas and the methods of analysis and evaluation of these ideas, followed by an exploration of ways authors have been influenced by natural philosophy, science, and popular attitudes toward science throughout various periods of history. Secondary sources will be examined to illustrate how scholars have viewed such influences. Certain primary readings will be studied in depth: Dostoyevsky's Notes From The Underground, as a reaction to scientific determinism; Hawthorne's short stories, and the treatment of science as sin, among others. Students are expected to present a major paper.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Course Attributes:
TS-Sch Core- SCP Category

SCIN 434 - WOMEN AND SCIENCE
Over the centuries and against all hardship, women were interested, involved and successful at deciphering the secrets of nature. However, their scientific legacy was grossly overlooked. Only about 3% of the Nobel Prize in science was awarded to women. The object of this course is to present a perspective of the social barriers faced by women in order to fulfill a scientific career and their most notable achievements in science. The course will also present basic elements science related to each profile presented.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Course Attributes:
TS-Sch Core- SCP Category, WRITING INTENSIVE

SCIN 435 - WRITING ABOUT SCIENCE FOR PUBLIC MEDIA
The course is a practicum in which students will use a variety of means to communicate contemporary issues in science and technology to an informed citizenry. These will include short oral expositions, new briefs, weekly bulletins, short articles, and book reviews. Students will become familiar with the opportunities for writing about science, the obstacles which shape that writing, and the techniques commonly accepted among science writers and journalists as being effective in writing about science. This course is the capstone course for the Integrated Science Studies major. It fulfills Category 7 of the Writing and Journalism concentrations of the Communications Arts major. It may fulfill electives in other TAS majors -- check with your program. It is a Writing Intensive course.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

SCIN 481 - SCIENCE, LAW, AND FEMINISM
This course will be devoted to an examination of a growing body of recent and interesting literature in science and law which re-evaluates traditional assumptions about the forms and origins of scientific and legal knowledge, particularly in the light of recent research on moral theories by Gilligan and others. The course's principal objective is a critical appreciation of new currents of thought in these areas, not the establishment of any particular position.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 489 - SCIENCE AND LAW
A course devoted to the interaction of science and law from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Selected topics to be addressed include the concepts of proof and certainty in science and law, the issues of scientific reliability in the law of evidence and scientific knowledge, and private property -- including, in particular, significant trends in patent and copyright law given the advances in biotechnology and computer technology.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 498 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 499 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Interdisciplinary Studies Department


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