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Fall 2019
Nov 30,2020
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SCIN 001 - CAREER PATHWAYS MODULE 1
Module 1: Career Assessment. This serves the administrative and academic purpose of encouraging students to consider how their interests, personality, and strengths align with various career options. This module allows students to identify career readiness and requires completion of an online Career Assessment and attendance of a reflection session hosted by the Career Center Pathways Coordinator.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 002 - CAREER PATHWAYS MODULE 2
Module 2: Resume/CV Development. This serves the administrative and academic purpose of designating the successful completion ofwriting a resume or curriculum vitae (CV). This module requires students to identify activities, skills, and experiences in order to develop a resume or CV based on their post-graduate plans.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

SCIN 003 - CAREER PATHWAYS MODULE 3
Module 3: Interview Preparation. This serves the administrative and academic purpose of designating the successful completion of a mock interview. This approach provides the student support to navigate through the process of preparing for internship/job and graduate/professional school interviews. Note: The completion of the modules will be tracked by the Career Center TAS Pathways Coordinator and the TAS Assistant Director/Career Advisor.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

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 215 - SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
This course is intended primarily for students in the Elementary Education major. lt will provide students with the basic content knowledge in the earth sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences needed to successfully teach the sciences at the elementary level.
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

SCIN 220 - COMMUNITY HEALTH AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
[Study abroad] This course introduces the students to both conventional and traditional healthcare systems in a metropolitan area of China (the City of Nanjing), with emphases on the biological and social determinants of health in the Chinese community in Nanjing, such as transportation, food, age and lifestyle habits (smoking, drinking, etc.). The activities require students to visit locations in NYC and Nanjing, China. This course is cross-listed as NURS 220.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

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

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

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 290 - TOPICS:
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor.
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

SCIN 295 - DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT
(Formerly SCIN395) This course promotes a critical understanding of the nature and generation of scientific knowledge, by looking at how scientific knowledge has been acquired over the course of human history, and comparing historical scientific approaches with how scientific knowledge is generated in the 21$‘ century. We will begin by examining how and why the pre-Socratic philosophers in the Mediterranean started to look at the workings of the world by invoking naturalistic explanations (rather than ascribing phenomena to the gods). As we proceed through human history we will explore how the writings of Plato and Aristotle influenced subsequent generations of natural philosophers and how they sought to explain natural phenomena. We will also explore the tensions and synergies between science and other aspects of society (including religion, politics, and sociology, and pseudo-science) over the past 2500 years. This course is required for the Integrated Science Studies major.
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:
Gen Ed 18-Historical Prspctve, WRITING INTENSIVE

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:
Gen Ed 18-Syst, Sust&Society, TS-Sch Core- SCP Category

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 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 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
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 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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