Contemporary 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 Contemporary 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.

Diversities and Social Inequities [CC-D]

Course # Course Title Credits Core Codes
 
AMESALL: African, Middles Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literature
01:013:204 Introduction to Discourse Analysis 3 CCD, SCL
01:013:205 Cultural Forces in International Politics 3 CCD
01:013:285 Language and Globalization 3 CCD or CCO
01:013:307 Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures and Theories 3 CCD or CCO, AHo or AHp
Africana Studies
01:014:353 Black Community Law and Social Change (NB) 3 CCD
American Studies
01:050:102 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity in America 3 CCD
01:050:210 The American Dream 3 CCD, AHp
01:050:223 Learning from the Past: Early America and the 21st Century 3 CCD, HST
01:050:248 Native American Experience 3 CCD, AHo
01:050:271 Immigrant States: Jersey's Global Routes 3 CCD, SCL
Anthropology
01:070:111 Extinction 4 CCD or CCO, NS
01:070:223 Anthropology of Latin America 3 CCD
01:070:225 Gender in Global Perspective 3 CCD
01:070:242 Anthropology of the Middle East 3 CCD
01:070:248 Anthropology of China 3 CCD
01:070:303 Wealth and Culture 3 CCD
Art History
01:082:230 Latinx Art 3 CCD
Cognitive Science
01:185:253 Human Nature and Human Diversity 4 CCD or CCO, AHo
Communication and Information
04:192:446 Communication and Social Change 3 CCD, WCd
Comparative Literature
01:195:220 Our World: Social Justice and the Environment 4 CCD, AHo
01:195:270 Past Today: Why Conflicts Endure - Signature course 3 CCD or CCO, AHo or AHp
01:195:307 Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures and Theories 3 CCD or CCO, AHo or AHp
French
01:420:271 Francophilia: Literature and Sexuality in Modern France 3 CCD, WCd
Geography
01:450:214 Conservation 3 CCD, CCO, SCL
01:450:363 Geography of Development 3 CCD
German
01:470:369 Remembering the Holocaust 3 CCD
History
01:506:227 Health, Culture and Society 3 CCD or CCO
01:508:226 War and Violence in Africa 3 CCD. HST
01:510:269 Antisemitism 3 CCD, HST
01:510:370 Remembering the Holocaust 3 CCD
01:512:216 Famous Trials 3 CCD, HST
01:512:250 Natives and Newcomers: Immigration and Migration in U.S. History 3 CCD, HST
01:512:268 Plantation to White House 3 CCD, HST or SCL
Information Technology and Informatics
04:547:340 Gender and Technology 3 CCD, WCd
Interdisciplinary Studies- Arts and Sciences
01:556:271 Immigrant States: Jersey's Global Routes 3 CCD, SCL
International and Global Studies
01:558:101 Global Awareness: An Introduction to International and Global Studies 3 CCD
Jewish Studies
01:563:269 Antisemitism 3 CCD, HST
01:563:360 Remembering the Holocaust 3 CCD
Journalism and Media Studies
04:567:215 Gender Race and Class in the Media 3 CCD
Korean
01:574:210 Introduction to Korean Culture, History and Society 3 HST, AHo, WCr
Labor Studies
37:575:215 Youth and Work 3 CCD, SCL
37:575:303 Black Workers in American Society 3 CCD, SCL
37:575:307 Latino Workers in the U.S. 2 CCD
37:575:309 Working Women in American Society 3 CCD, SCL
37:575:357 Social Movements, Social Change and Work 3 CCD
37:575:359 Organizing for Social Change 3 CCD
37:575:363 Labor and the Global Economy 3 CCD
37:575:364 Diversity in the Work Place 3 CCD
Landscape Architecture
11:550:271 Agriculture and the Landscape 3 CCD
Latin American Studies
01:590:101 Latin America: An Introduction  3 CC, HST or SCL
Latino and Caribbean Studies
01:595:101 Introduction to Latino Studies 3 CCD
01:595:202 Color-Lines and Borderlands 3 CCD, AHo
01:595:230 Latinx Art 3 CCD
Middle Eastern Studies
01:685:306 Multiple Identities of the Middle East 3 CCD, HST
Music
07:700:292 Musics of the World 3 CCD, AHp
Organizational Leadership
01:713:308 Leadership in a Diverse Workplace 3 CCD
Philosophy
01:730:253 Human Nature and Human Diversity 4 CCD or CCO, AHo
Political Science
01:790:333 Race, Ethnicity, and Politics 3 CCD
Public Health
10:832:252 Health and Social Justice 3 CCD, SCL
Religion
01:840:105 Religions Now: 21st Century Controversies 3 CCD, AHo
Sexualties Studies
01:888:290 Introduction to Critical Sexualities Studies 3 CCD or CCO
01:888:291 Francophilia: Literature and Sexuality in Modern France 3 CCD, WCd
Social Justice
01:904:201 Introduction to Social Justice 3 CCD
Social Work
09:910:228 Understanding Violence: Causes, Consequences, and Social Justice Change 3 CCD
Sociology
01:920:103 Sociological Analysis of Social Problems 3 CCD, SCL
01:920:108 Minority Groups in American Society 3 CCD, SCL
01:920:226 Health, Culture and Society 3 CCD or CCO
Spanish
01:940:450 Spanish-American Theater 3 CCD
Women's and Gender Studies
01:988:101 Introduction to Gender, Race, and Sexuality 3 CCD or CCO
01:988:130 Knowledge and Power: Issues in Women's Leadership 3 CCD or CCO
01:988:235 Dynamics of Class, Race, and Sex 3 CCD or CCO
01:988:309 Working Women in American Society 3 CCD, SCL
01:988:317 Gender and Consumption 3 CCD or CCO

Our Common Future [CC-O]

Course # Course Title Credits Core Codes
 
AMESALL: African, Middles Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literature
01:013:285 Language and Globalization 3 CCO or CCD
01:013:305 Languages in Peril 3 CCO
01:013:307 Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures and Theories 3 CCO or CCD, AHo or AHp
American Studies
 01:050:316 Twenty-First Century Writing  3 CCO, AHp
Anthropology
01:070:111 Extinction 4 CCO or CCD, NS
01:070:283 French Gastronomy and Global Food Culture 3 CCO, HST
01:070:324 Globalization, Sex, and Families 3 CCO
Art History
01:082:101 Building the Future: An Introduction to Architecture 3 CCO, AHp
01:082:118 Looking at Twenty First-Century World History 3 CCO, HST
Asian Languages and Cultures
01:098:250 Global East Asia 4 CCO, HST or SCL
01:098:255 Heroism 4 CCO, AHp
Biochemistry
11:115:100 Molecules of Life: Biochemistry for Everyone 3 CCO, NS
Biological Sciences
01:119:150  Biology, Society, and Biomedical Issues 3 CCO, NS
01:119:154  Genetics, Law, and Social Policy 3 CCO, NS
01:119:155  Human Genetics 3 CCO, NS
01:119:156  Genetics, Evolution & Human Health 3 CCO, NS
01:119:160 Biology, Society, and Ecological Issues 3 CCO, NS
Biotechnology
11:126:111 Ethical and Scientific Challenges in Biotechnology 3 CCO, NS
Chemistry
01:160:127 Impact of Chemistry 3 CCO, NS
Cinema Studies
01:175:321 World Cinema II 3 CCO, AHp
Cognitive Science
01:185:253 Human Nature and Human Diversity 4 CCD or CCO, AHo
Communication and Information
04:189:103 Information Technology and Informatics 3 CCO
04:189:353 Digital Technology and Disruptive Change 3 CCO
Communication
04:192:354 Communication and Technology 3 CCO, WCd
04:192:432 Communication, Technology and Society 3 CCO
Comparative Literature
01:195:270 Past Today: Why Conflicts Endure 3 CCO or CCD, AHo or AHp
01:195:272 Russia: Between Empire and Nation 4 CCO, AHp
01:195:307 Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures and Theories 3 CCO or CCD, AHo or AHp
01:195:321 World Cinema II 3 CCO, AHp
Computer Science
01:198:142 Data 101 4 CCO, QQ or QR
01:198:143 Data 101 (Hybrid version) 3 CCO, QQ or QR
01:198:405 Seminar in Computers and Society 3 CCO, WCd
Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources
11:216:115 Evolution of Sex & Gender in Animals 3 CCO, NS
11:216:317 Conservation Ecology 3 CCO, WCd
Economics
01:220:120 Inequality 3 CCO, SCL
Education
05:300:350 Education and Computers 3 CCO
English
01:354:205 Cinema Today 4 CCO, AHp
01:354:321 World Cinema II 3 CCO, AHp
01:358:205 The Coming Apocalypse 4 CCO, AHp
01:358:207 Writing after the End of the World 4 CCO, AHp
01:358:275 The Cultural History of Now 3 CCO, AHp
Environmental and Business Economics
11:373:101 Economics, People, and the Environment 3 CCO, SCL
11:373:431 International Trade Policy 3 CCO
Environmental Planning and Design
11:573:202 Environmental Issues in the United States 3 CCO, WCd
Environmental Policies, Institutions and Behavior
11:374:101 Introduction to Human Ecology 3 CCO, SCL
11:374:115 Water and Society 3 CCO, SCL
11:374:175 Energy and Society 3 CCO, SCL
11:374:279 Politics of Environmental Issues 3 CCO, SCL
Environmental Sciences
11:375:101 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 CCO, NS
11:375:197 Environmental Science Literacy 3 CCO
Environmental Studies
01:381:101 Introduction to Environmental Studies 3 CCO
European Studies
01:360:320 Politics and Social Policy: Lessons from Europe 3 CCO
Food Science
11:400:107 Foods from Field to Table 3 CCO
French
01:420:251 France and the World - the World in France 3 CCO, AHp
01:420:283 French Gastronomy and Global Food Culture 3 CCO, HST
Genetics
01:447:354 Social, Legal and Ethical Implications of the New Genetics 3 CCO
01:447:356 Evolutionary Medicine 3 CCO
01:447:384 Genetic Analysis I 4 CCO
Geography
01:450:101 Earth Systems 3 CCO, NS
01:450:102 Transforming the Global Environment 3 CCO, NS
01:450:208 Maps, Power, and the Digital World 3 CCO
01:450:214 Conservation 3 CCD, CCO, SCL
01:450:250 Cities  4 CCO, SCL
01:450:341 South Asia 3 CCO
01:450:370 Climate Change and Society 3 CCO
Geological Sciences
01:460:110 Sea Change: The rise and fall of sea level and the Jersey shore 3 CCO, NS
01:460:120 Introduction to Oceanography 3 CCO, NS
01:460:203 Building and Maintaining a Habitable Planet 3 CCO, NS
01:460:204 The Water Planet 3 CCO, NS
01:460:207 Oil and Gold: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly 3 CCO, NS
01:460:222 Planet Mars, the Next Frontier 3 CCO, NS
01:460:224 Geology of the Moons and Planets 3 CCO, NS
History
01:506:118 Looking at Twenty First-Century World History 3 CCO, HST
01:506:151 History and the News 3 CCO, HST
01:506:226 Contemporary Challenges in International Health 3 CCO, HST
01:506:260 Wars, Wayfarers and the Wall: A History of the U.S.-Mexican Border 3 CCO, HST
01:508:110 Political Islam: Present and Past 3 CCO, HST
01:510:268 Fascism 3 CCO, HST
Information Technology and Informatics
04:547:111 The Internet and the Information Environment: A Quantitative 3 CCO, QR
04:547:220  Retrieving and Evaluating Electronic Information 3 CCO
Interdisciplinary Studies
01:556:143 Energy and Climate Change 4 CCO, NS
Japanese
01:565:215  A-Bomb Literature & Film in Japan 3 CCO, AHp
Jewish Studies
01:563:100 Introduction to the Modern Middle East 3 CCO, SCL
Labor Studies
37:575:110 Work, Society, and the Quality of Life 3 CCO, SCL
37:575:301 Labor Movements and Democracy 3 CCO
37:575:302 Comparative Social and Labor Legislation 3 CCO
Landscape Architecture
11:550:230 Environmental Design Analysis 3 CCO, AHp
Latino and Caribbean Studies
01:595:100 Introduction to Caribbean Studies 3 CCO
01:595:224 Comparative Immigration Studies 3 CCO, SCL
01:595:333 Caribbean Religion 3 CCO, SCL, WCr
Marine and Coastal Sciences
11:628:204 The Water Planet 3 CCO, NS
11:628:221 Human Interactions with the Coastal Ocean 3 CCO, NS
Microbiology
11:680:101 Living in the Microbial World 3 CCO, NS
11:680:103 Microbiology of Agricultural Products in New Jersey 3 CCO, NS
Middle Eastern Studies
01:685:100 Introduction to the Modern Middle East 3 CCO, SCL
01:685:110 Political Islam: Present and Past 3 CCO, HST
Nutritional Sciences
11:709:255 Nutrition and Health 3 CCO, NS
Philosophy
01:730:253 Human Nature and Human Diversity 4 CCD or CCO, AHo
Physics
01:750:140  The Greenhouse Effect 3 CCO, NS
Political Science
01:790:120  Inequality 4 CCO, SCL
01:790:313  Political Economy of East Asia 3 CCO
01:790:318  Comparative Public Policy 3 CCO
01:790:320  Politics and Social Policy: Lessons from Europe 3 CCO
Psychology
01:830:123  Soul Beliefs: Causes and Consequences 4 CCO, HST
Religion
01:840:101  Gods, Myths, and Religions in a Secular Age 3 CCO, AHo
01:840:125  Political Islam: Present and Past 3 CCO, HST
01:840:333  Caribbean Religion  3 CCO, WCR
Russian and East European Languages and Literatures
01:860:272 Russia: Between Empire and Nation 4 CCO, AHp
Sexualties Studies
01:888:290 Introduction to Critical Sexualities Studies 3 CCD or CCO
Sociology
01:920:225 Comparative Immigration Studies 3 CCO, SCL
01:920:226 Health, Culture and Society 3 CCD or CCO
01:920:240 Normality and Abnormality 4 CCO, SCL
01:920:273 War: Critical Perspectives 3 CCO, SCL
Spanish
01:940:363 Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World 3 CCO
01:940:462 Environment and Literature in Hispanic Culture 3 CCO
Statistics
01:960:142 Data 101 4 CCO, QQ or QR
Women's and Gender Studies
01:988:101 Introduction to Gender, Race, and Sexuality 3 CCD or CCO
01:988:130 Knowledge and Power: Issues in Women's Leadership 3 CCD or CCO
01:988:235 Dynamics of Class, Race, and Sex 3 CCD or CCO
01:988:270 War: Critical Perspectives 3 CCO, SCL
01:988:317 Gender and Consumption 3 CCO or CCD
01:988:337 Globalization, Sex, and Families 3 CCO