21st Century Challenges

Students take one credit-bearing course (at least 3 credits) and, in doing so, meet one goal.

  • Analyze the degree to which forms of human difference shape a person's experiences of and perspectives on contemporary issues.
  • Analyze a contemporary global issue from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  • Analyze the relationship that science and technology have to a contemporary social issue.
  • Analyze contemporary issues of social justice.

The 21st Century Challenge learning goals must be fulfilled by taking classes at Rutgers New Brunswick; transfer and AP courses are not certified to meet these learning goals.

SEBS Core courses taught each semester are available to view in the Schedule of Classes. After selecting a semester, New Brunswick, and Undergraduate and hitting "Continue", choose the tab on the left labeled "Core Code". The dropdown list will show each of the SEBS Core codes. After selecting one of the options, courses will appear from all departments that fulfill that SEBS Core goal.

Course # Course Title Credits Core Codes
 
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures
01:013:205 Cultural Forces in International Politics 3 21C
01:013:285 Language and Globalization 3 21C
01:013:305 African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages in Peril 3 21C, ITR
01:013:307 Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures and Theories 3 21C, AHo or AHp
American Studies
01:050:210 The American Dream 4 21c, AHp
01:050:271 Immigrant States: Jersey's Global Routes 3 21C, SCL
01:050:316 Twenty-First Century Writing 3 21C, AHp
Anthropology
01:070:111 Extinction 4 21C, NS, SCL
01:070:223 Anthropology of Latin America 3 21C
01:070:225 Gender in Global Perspective 3 21C
01:070:303 Wealth and Culture 3 21C
01:070:324 Globalization, Sex, and Families 3 21C
01:070:372 Body Politics (formerly Anthropology of the Body) 3 21C
Art History
01:082:101 Building the Future: An Introduction to Architecture 3 21C, AHp
01:082:118 Looking at 21st Century World History 3 21C, HST
Asian Studies
01:098:245 Global East Asia (no longer offered) 3 21C, HST or SCL, WCd
01:098:250 Global East Asia 4 21C, HST or SCL
Biological Sciences
01:119:150 Biology, Society, and Biomedical Issues 3 21C, NS
01:119:154 Genetics, Law, and Social Policy 3 21C, NS
01:119:155 Human Genetics 3 21C, NS
01:119:156 Genetics, Evolution and Human Health 3 21C, NS
01:119:160 Biology, Society, and Ecological Issues 3 21C, NS
Chemistry
01:160:127 Impact of Chemistry 3 21C, NS
Chinese Studies
01:170:245 Women and Contemporary Chinese Society 3 21C, HST, WCd
Cinema Studies
01:175:321 World Cinema II 3 21C, AHp
Cognitive Science
01:185:253 Human Nature and Human Diversity 4 21C, AHo
Communication
04:192:346 Intercultural Communication 3 21C, WCd
04:192:354 Mediated Communication Theory 3 21C, WCd
04:192:380 Public Speaking 3 21C, ITR
04:192:432 Mediated Communication in Society 3 21C
04:192:446 Communication and Social Change 3 21C, WCd
04:192:478 Family Communication 3 21C, WCd
Communication and Information
04:189:103 Information Technology and Informatics 3 21C, ITR
04:189:353 Digital Technology and Disruptive Change 3 21C, ITR
Comparative Literature
01:195:220 The Global Ecological Imagination 3 21C, AHo
01:195:270 Past Today 3 21C, AHo or AHp
01:195:307 Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures and Theories 3 21C, AHo or AHp
01:195:321 World Cinema II 3 21C, AHp
01:195:334 Russia: Between Empire and Nation 3 21C
Computer Science
01:198:142 Data 101 3 21C, QQ or QR, ITR
01:198:405 Seminar in Computers and Society 3 21C, WCd
East Asian Languages and Area Studies
01:214:245 Global East Asia (no longer offered) 3 21C, HST or SCL, WCd
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
11:216:115 Evolution of Sex and Gender in Animals 3 21C, NS
11:216:317 Conservation Ecology 3 21C, WCd
Economics
01:220:120 Inequality 3 21C, SCL
English
01:354:205 Cinema Today 4 21C, AHp
01:354:321 World Cinema II 3 21C, AHp
01:358:205 The Coming Apocalypse 4 21C, AHp
01:358:275 The Cultural History of Now 3 21C, AHp
Environmental and Business Economics
11:373:101 Economics, People, and the Environment 3 21C, SCL
11:373:431 International Trade Policy (was 11:015:431) 3 21C
Environmental Policy, Insitutions, and Behaviors
11:374:101 Introduction to Human Ecology 3 21C, SCL
11:374:115 Water and Society 3 21C, SCL
11:374:175 Energy and Society 3 21C, SCL
11:374:279 Politics of Environmental Issues 3 21C, SCL
Environmental Resources
11:372:202 Environmental Issues in the United States 3 21C, SCL
Environmental Science
11:375:101 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 21C, NS
11:375:197 Environmental Science Literacy 3 21C, ITR
Environmental Studies
01:381:101 Introduction to Environmental Studies 3 21C
European Studies
01:360:320 Politics and Social Policy: Lessons from Europe 3 21C
French
01:420:251 France and the World - the World in France 3 21C, AHp
01:420:271 Francophilia: Literature and Sexuality in Modern France 3 21C, WCD
Genetics
01:447:354 Social, Legal and Ethical Implications of the New Genetics 3 21C
01:447:356 Evolutionary Medicine 3 21C
01:447:384 Genetic Analysis I 4 21C
Geography
01:450:101 Earth Systems 3 21C, NS
01:450:102 Transforming the Global Environment 3 21C, NS
01:450:214 Conservation 4 21C, SCL
01:450:240 Cities 3 21C, HST or SCL
01:450:341 South Asia 3 21C
01:450:363 Geography of Development 3 21C
01:450:370 Climate Change and Society 3 21C, ITR
Geological Sciences
01:460:110 Sea Change: The Rise and Fall of Sea Level and the Jersey Shore 3 21C, NS
01:460:203 Building and Maintaining a Habitable Planet 3 21C, NS
01:460:204 The Water Planet 3 21C, NS
01:460:207 Oil and Gold: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly 3 21C, NS
01:460:222 Planet Mars, the Next Frontier 3 21C, NS
01:460:224 Geology of the Moons and Planets 3 21C, NS
History
01:506:151 History and the News 3 21C, HST
01:506:118 Looking at 21st Century World History 3 21C, HST
01:508:110 Political Island: Present and Past 3 21C, HST
01:508:209 Jerusalem Contested: A City's History from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives 3 21C, HST
01:512:268 Plantation to White House 3 21C, HST or SCL
Information Technology and Informatics
04:547:111 The Internet and the Information Environment: A Quantitative Approach 3 21C, QR, ITR
04:547:220 Retrieving and Evaluating Electronic Information 3 21C, ITR
04:547:340 Gender and Technology 3 21C, SCL, WCd
Interdisciplinary Studies
01:556:143 Energy and Climate Change 3 21C, NS
01:556:271 Immigrant States: Jersey's Global Routes 3 21C, SCL
International and Global Studies
01:558:101 Global Awareness: An Introduction to International & Global Studies 3 21C
Japanese
01:565:215 A-Bomb Literature and Film in Japan 3 21C, AHp
Jewish Studies
01:563:280 Jerusalem Contested: A City's History from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives 3 21C, HST
01:563:350 Introduction to the Modern Middle East 3 21C, HST or SCL, AHo
Labor Studies
37:575:110 Work, Society, and the Quality of Life 3 21C, SCL
37:575:215 Youth and Work 3 21C, SCL
37:575:301 Labor Movements and Democracy 3 21C
  (formerly Comparative Labor Movements)    
37:575:302 Comparative Social and Labor Legislation 3 21C
37:575:303 Black Workers in American Society 3 21C, SCL
37:575:307 Latino Workers in the U.S. 3 21C
37:575:309 Working Women in American Society 3 21C, SCL
37:575:320 Immigrant Workers and Their Rights 3 21C
37:575:335 Women and the Labor Movement in the US and Globally 3 21C
37:575:357 Social Movements, Social Change and Work 3 21C
37:575:363 Labor and the Global Economy 3 21C
37:575:364 Diversity in the Workplace 3 21C
Landscape Architecture
11:550:230 Environmental Design Analysis 3 21C, AHp
11:550:371 Agriculture and the Landscape 3 21C
Latin American Studies
01:590:101 Latin America: An Introduction 3 21C, HST or SCL
Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
01:595:100 Introduction to Caribbean Studies 3 21C
01:595:101 Introduction to Latino Studies 3 21C
01:595:202 Color-Lines and Borderlands 4 21C, AHo
01:595:271 Immigrant States: Jersey's Global Routes 3 21C, SCL
01:595:333 Caribbean Religion 3 21C, SCL
Marine and Coastal Sciences
11:628:204 The Water Planet 3 21C, NS
11:628:221 Human Interactions with the Coastal Ocean 3 21C, NS
Microbiology
11:680:101 Living in the Microbial World 3 21C, NS
11:680:103 Microbiology of Agricultural Products in New Jersey 3 21C, NS
Middle Eastern Studies
01:685:100 Introduction to the Modern Middle East 3 21C, HST or SCL, AHo
01:685:280 Jerusalem Contested: A City's History from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives 3 21C, HST
01:685:306 Multiple Identities of the Middle East 3 21C, HST
01:685:350 Introduction to the Modern Middle East 3 21C, HST or SCL, AHo
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
01:694:414 Harnessing Solar Energy 3 21C
Music
07:700:292 Introduction to World Music 3 21C, AHp
Nutritional Sciences
11:709:255 Nutrition and Health 3 21C, NS
Organizational Leadership
01:713:308 Leadership in a Diverse Workplace 3 21C
Philosophy
01:730:252 Eating Right: The Ethics of Food Choices and Food Policy 4 21C, AHo, WCd
01:730:253 Human Nature and Human Diversity 4 21C, AHo
Physics
01:750:140 The Greenhouse Effect 3 21C, NS
Political Science
01:790:120 Inequality 3 21C, SCL
01:790:318 Comparative Public Policy 3 21C
01:790:320 Politics and Social Policy: Lessons from Europe 3 21C
01:790:333 Race, Ethnicity, and Politics 3 21C
Psychology
01:830:123 Soul Beliefs: Causes and Consequences 4 21C, HST
Public Health
10:832:252 Health and Social Justice 3 21C, SCL
Religion
01:840:101 Gods, Myths, and Religions in a Secular Age 3 21C, AHo
01:840:105 Religion and Current Events 3 21C, AHo
01:840:333 Caribbean Religion 3 21C, SCL
Russian
01:860:272 Russia: Between Empire and Nation (formerly 01:860:334) 4 21C, AHp
Sexualities Studies
01:888:290 Introduction to Critical Sexualities Studies 3 21C
01:888:291 Francophilia: Literature and Sexuality in Modern France 3 21C, WCD
Sociology
01:920:101 Introduction to Sociology 3 21C, SCL
01:920:103 Sociological Analysis of Social Problems 3 21C, SCL
01:920:108 Minority Groups in American Society 3 21C, SCL
01:920:240 Normality and Abnormality 4 21C, SCL, WCd
01:920:271 Immigrant States: Jersey's Global Routes 3 21C, SCL
01:920:273 War: Critical Perspectives 3 21C, SCL
Spanish
01:940:363 Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World 3 21C
01:940:418 The Spanish Language in Social Contexts 3 21C
01:940:450 Spanish-American Theater 3 21C
01:940:462 Environment and Literature in Hispanic Culture 3 21C
Study Abroad
01:xxx:xxx Study Abroad Program - Full Time (12cr or more in a Fall or Spring term, or 6cr or more in a Summer term) xx 21C
Statistics
01:960:142 Data 101 3 21C, QQ or QR, ITR
Theater Arts
07:965:370 Global Theater I 3 21C, AHo
Women's and Gender Studies
01:988:101 Women, Culture, and Society 3 21C
01:988:130 Knowledge and Power: Issues in Women's Leadership 3 21C
01:988:235 Dynamics of Class, Race, and Sex 3 21C
01:988:270 War: Critical Perspectives 3 21C, SCL
01:988:271 Immigrant States: Jersey's Global Routes 3 21C, SCL
01:988:309 Working Women in American Society 3 21C, SCL
01:988:317 Gender and Consumption 3 21C
01:988:337 Globalization, Sex, and Families 3 21C