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Spring 2014 Department-based Honors Courses and Sections of Courses

Not included in this list are departmental honors thesis courses.  For information about those programs and courses, go to individual department websites.

School of Arts and Sciences - 01

Rutgers Business School - 33

School of Arts and Sciences - 01


Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (4)
01:070:101:H1 Index #14851
Professor Haugerud

Biological Sciences

Physiological Adaptation: Heart, Stress, and Exercise (3)
01:119:194:H1 Index #08612
Professor Golfetti
Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

This seminar will focus on the cardiovascular function and its response to stress, exercise and gender. Initially we will discuss the body’s ability to adjust and adapt to internal and external environmental challenges. Intricate physiological mechanisms underlie these conditions. We will also consider the gender differences in the cardiovascular responses to exercise and stress. Physical and mental stressors induce both short- term adjustments and long- term body adaptations. The interrelation between exercising, relaxation and cardiovascular health will be examined. Finally, significant findings on the mindfulness meditation and its effects on the cardiovascular health and stress will be reviewed.

Brain, Mind, and Behavior (3)
01:119:195:H1 Index #10414 Class Level:  First Year Student
01:119:195:H2 Index #10872 Class Level:  Sophomore 
01:119:195:H3 Index #10873
Professor J. Schjott

The course will be organized around case stories in the fields of neurology and neuroscience.  Several of the case stories are written by neuroscientist and medical doctor V.S. Ramachandran and by neurologist Oliver Sacks.  They both write about patients with neurological deficits in a way that is captivating and fascinating for lay people, but also with enough detail and explanation of the underlying brain mechanisms to be useful as a first view into neuroscience. Articles by other authors from magazines such as The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine and Scientific American will also be used in the course. The course is aimed at honors students with an interest in the topic, but who may not necessarily be science majors. No prior knowledge of neurology or neuroscience is required.


Honors General Chemistry (4)
01:160:164:H1 Index #05228
01:160:164:H2 Index #05229
Professors S. Khare – G. Herzog
Prereq: 160:163   Coreq: 640:136 Or 640:138 Or 640:152 or Equivalent 

Honors Organic Chemistry (4)
01:160:316:H1 Index #11704
01:160:316:H2 Index #11706
01:160:316:H3 Index #11707
Professors L. Williams – L. Tobey
Prereq: 01:160:315


Introduction to Macroeconomics (3)
01:220:103:H1 Index #04040
Professor N. Sheflin
Prereq: 01:640:111 or 640:115 or Placement into Calculus


Approaches to French Literature (3)
01:420:218:H1 Index #07159
Professor Cornilliat
Prereq: 01:420:132 or Placement Test
Credit Not Given For This Course & 01:420:216


Analysis of Scientific Literature (3)
01:447:216:H1 Index #18337
Professor Glodowski
Prereq: 01:119:102 or 01:119:116   highly recommend 01:694:215
Open only to Freshmen and Sophomores   

A systematic approach to the reading, analyzing, and understanding of primary literature in genetics; emphasis will be placed on data analysis and experimental design and demystifying the process of reading a scientific journal article.

Geological Sciences

Sea Change: The Rise and Fall of Sea Level and the Jersey Shore (3) *SAS SIGNATURE COURSE
01:460:110:H1 Index #10241
Professor Kenneth Miller

What do woolly mammoths and the Jersey Shore have in common?  How long until your dorm room has an ocean view? Why is sea level rising? Is it our fault? Can we stop it? Should we? What are the economic, ethical, and political realities of dealing with rising sea level?

Viewing modern sea-level and climate change through a 100-million-year geological perspective, in this course you will reconstruct sea-level changes using different geological methods and try to predict the future, the impact on the Jersey Shore, and our options to fight back.

Designed not just for the environmentally conscious but also for skeptics and those simply curious about where we have been and where we are going, this course employs basic science concepts and helps nonspecialists build the scientific literacy needed to confront the economic, ethical, and political challenges of sea change in the 21st century. Leave your preconceived notions behind!

This course is particularly recommended for students pursuing majors or minors in the social sciences and in areas of the humanities impacted by changing sea levels, such as anthropology, art history, business, classics, economics, European studies, history, human ecology, journalism and media studies, Latino and Hispanic Caribbean studies, political science, public policy, and sociology. It is of interest to students in the physical and biological sciences. Sea Change can be used to meet the SAS Core Curriculum goals in 21st Century Challenges [21C] and Natural Sciences [NS].


Calculus II Math/Physics (4)
01:640:152:H1 Index #04769
By Permission: Department Staff 
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Multivariable Calculus
01:640:251:H1 Index #07180
01:640:251:H2 Index #12972
By Permission: Department Staff  
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Mathematical Analysis II (3)
01:640:412:H1 Index #00356
Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

Abstract Algebra II (3)
01:640:452:H1 Index #05249
Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs


 Concepts of Physics (3)
01:750:106:H1 Index #06660

Honors Physics II
01:750:272:H1 Index #03527
01:750:272:H2 Index #03577
01:750:272:H3 Index #03852
01:750:272:H4 Index #09684
01:750:272:H5 Index #18429
Professor S. Salur
Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

Classical Physics Lab (1)
01:750:276:H1 Index #03578
01:750:276:H2 Index #09212
H3 Index #03853
01:750:276:H4 Index #03528
01:750:276:H5 Index #05647
01:750:276:H6 Index #14997
Professor M. Gershenson.
Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs



General Psychology
01:830:101:H1 Index #08776
Professor G. Brill

This course will explore the wide variety of topics and issues in the scientific study of mind and behavior, with a particular emphasis on (1) areas of theoretical unity and disunity within the discipline, and (2) the psychology of happiness and well-being.

Conditioning & Learning (3)
01:830:311:H1 Index #16786
Professor L. Matzel
Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs


Introduction to the Study of Language (3)
01:940:261:H1 Index #10354
Professor O. Nunez
Special permission of department
CoReq/PreReq:   01:940:202 or 01:940:204 


Rutgers Business School (33)



Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
33:010:275:H1 Index #08866
Professor S. Sahay

Administrative Studies

Introduction to Business (3)
33:011:100:H1 Index #09448
Professor Klepacki
Prereq: No prereqs

This course provides an overview of business, and addresses how the different areas of business fit together in the big picture.  There are no prerequisites. 

This course is open to SAS students in the SAS Honors Program in ANY CLASS YEAR.  For RBS students in SAS Honors, it is only open to freshmen & sophomores.

Business Analytics and Information Technology

Operations Management (3)
33:136:386:H1 Index #19164
Professor Israel

Key quantitative techniques essential for analyzing and improving business operations. Spreadsheet modeling of business decision problems, both with and without data uncertainty. Linear and integer programming optimization models. Elementary applied probability modeling and Monte Carlo simulation. 

Open to students in RBS or SAS, who meet the prerequisites
Open to Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Prerequisites:  01:640:135, 01:960:285 (or 01:960:211)

Management Science and Info Systems

Introduction to Management (3)
33:620:301:H1 Index #17918
Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

Surveys classical, behavioral, systems, and contingency approaches to management; provides bases for understanding the functions of management and human behavior in work organizations; explores influences of complex internal and external environments on management practice and theory.


Introduction to Marketing (3)
33:630:301:H1 Index #17930
Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

Extensive overview of marketing: the process of creating goods and services in response to consumer wants and needs. Study of the marketing function in business firms and nonprofit organizations. Consumer behavior, marketing research, industrial marketing, pricing, channels of distribution, and promotion.



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