This online course offers a general overview of the four subfields of anthropology (Biological/Physical Anthropology, Archeology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Social/Cultural Anthropology), a discipline studying social and physical practices and behaviors characteristics of humankind.
This online elective explores popular music of various societies from around the world, and how it is created and transformed by cultural and musical influences from other societies and world views when they encounter and interact with one another. Students will examine the artistic, cultural, and socioeconomic effects of global popular music.
Explore the Black Renaissance in the film industry through the historical depiction of the black image from the beginning of Cinema to present day in this asynchronous online course. Each week students will view and discuss two films from the past and present that are similar in context, yet contrasting in direction and cinematic approach. Weekly recorded lectures will review online discussion, provide further analysis of assigned films, and assign basic film technique exercises.
Expand your knowledge beyond American borders with the history of the Caribbean. This online asynchronous course allows students to research the Caribbean, past and present. Students will discuss different topics, such as globalization and inequality; migration and diaspora; the legacies of slavery and colonialism; race and racism; gender and sexuality; and tourism. Leave the course with a greater appreciation of the region that is the crossroads of the world and largely responsible for the riches of many European powers.
This online course guides students through an exploration of literatures and cultures across the globe. It focuses on short stories that show the richness and diversity of cultural expression. It gives students powerful instruments to better understand the world we live in by focusing on four main topics: heritage, culture, translation, and migration. Students will look at the world around them with a sharper, critical eye. They will be encouraged to reflect upon important issues in our society, from cultural heritage to migration.
This course provides an opportunity for frank and candid conversations about sexual expression and sexual health. Students will explore love relationships and values throughout history leading up to contemporary practices of sex and dating. At the end of the course, students will be able to more comfortably articulate their concerns for their own sexual health, and be able to broaden their view on the differing aspects of sensation, love, sexual expression, romance, and intimacy.
Students are often familiar with Jersey Shore music culture, especially Asbury Park, but students don't often compare the musical styles that have evolved on differing beaches.This course studies the many connections between all of the arts, music, and summer beach culture. Students will gain a full understanding of how summer beach culture music has contributed to popular music today. Students will see the rise from humble beginnings of Bruce Springsteen.
Course instructor, Jonathon Appels has an M.A. in Music, and has created sound design for Theatre and Dance performances.
In this course, students will compare the value of New Jersey beaches with beaches from other far flown geographic regions, including the sands of Atascadero, cliffside beaches of the Olympic peninsula, Hawaii's beaches, the surfing beaches of Portugal, the liberated beaches of Southern France, the thermal bathing beaches of Iceland, and the ninety mile beach of Australia with golden sand and blue water of the Tasman Sea.
This 3-credit course introduces a diversity of bio-career categories, discusses specifics relevant to overarching career paths and explores career opportunities within. Throughout the course, professionals share their journeys and students work through case studies relevant to various professional environments, seeding group discussions for further role-play and completing individual career development plans.