Honors Seminars for the Fall Semester

Check out the fall honors seminars here.  Freshmen should chose one for their schedules.

New Honors College Documentary by Cory Labbree

Check out our You Tube channel for a preview of what’s been happening at the Honors College!

 

I’m Back!

As you can see, I’ve been away for awhile.  Now that I’m back at Rutgers, we’ll be posting the latest news and information, particularly for our students who are coming in the fall of 2011.  I’ll be back soon, with a list of Fall, Honors Seminars, and some of the events we have planned.  In the interim, Laura Goins, an Honors College student with an MA in Psychology has joined us as a Program Coordinator.  Get to know us here.

Dr. Woll

Freshman Trip to Dave and Buster’s!

You’re invited to

The Honors College

Freshman Orientation Trip to

Dave and Buster’s!

Eat, play, and get to know your classmates!

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009

Time: 3:30pm to 7pm

Meet in Lot 7 (Campbell’s Field parking lot) no later than 3:25pm. The bus will depart promptly at 3:40pm for D&B and will return to campus at 7:25pm. Parking permits for Lot 7 will be emailed upon your RSVP.

Admission: FREE!

Trip includes: transportation, buffet dinner, an arcade power game card, and billiard tables.

RSVP to hcollege@camden.rutgers.edu

or call (856) 225-6670 by Thursday, August 20th

For more information on Dave and Buster’s, the restaurant with a midway arcade in Philadelphia, please visit: http://www.daveandbusters.com.

Keys to Success Orientation 2009

  • What is it?

“Keys to Success” is an orientation experience that will help you not only learn about the many services and programs available to you as a Rutgers-Camden student, but how these offerings can best guide your academic career. You will also have an opportunity to interact with student leaders, peer mentors, and our faculty, staff and advisors of both the Honors College and the University.   The Honors College orientation will take place during Keys to Success.

  • When is it?

First-year students will receive communication from the Division of Student Affairs regarding your Orientation date. Orientations are held in July and students are assigned a date after they have confirmed admission to the university and taken the required tests for placement into English, Math, and Foreign Language.

  • Is attendance mandatory?

Yes. These are mandatory programs that give you an opportunity to learn about the campus, meet students and become informed of all services available to you both in the Honors College and the University. The information presented will make navigating Rutgers-Camden much easier.  Plus, you get to hang out with us!

  • What’s the schedule for the day?

Entire Program: 8:00am – 2:30pm

8:00am – 8:30am
Registration: Gordon Theater

8:30am – 9:00am
Welcome: Gordon Theater

9:15am – 9:45am
CIRP Survey: Gordon Theater

10:00am – 12:15pm
Class Registration, Academic Advising, Tips for Success:
Students will be placed in groups with their Peer Mentor and will participate in all of these activities. Lunch will be provided in the Campus Center.

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch

1:45pm – 2:30pm
Campus Walking Tour or Community Bus Tour

  • Is there a parent orientation, too?

At Rutgers-Camden, we strive to strengthen the relationship between parents and the university as it is extremely important for the success of the student. Informed parents can and do influence the success of their children when they attend college. The more you know about the academic resources and services available to your son or daughter, the better prepared you will be to ask the “right” questions or provide the most helpful answers.  Please note that the Student and Parent Orientation Programs run simultaneously.  As we understand, that you may want to be with your child as they learn about the campus, we believe that students need to start assuming primary responsibility for their academic and co-curricular decisions immediately. During the STUDENT ONLY sessions, students will receive individual attention from their peer mentor and faculty or administrator.

Parent Orientation Schedule
Entire Program: 8:00am – 12:00pm

8:00am – 8:30am
Registration: Lobby, Rutgers-Camden Campus Center

8:30am – 9:25am
Welcome and Introduction to Rutgers-Camden: Multipurpose Room, Campus Center

9:25 am

Students proceed to their Course Registration Session
Parents proceed to the Family Orientation Program

9:30 am
Campus Tour

10:00 am
Economic Development and the City of Camden

10:45 am
Major in Success: Utilizing Career Center to your child’s advantage.

11:00 am
How College is Different than High School

Getting Through College in Four Years

Don’t Spend a Fortune Before your Student Begins at Rutgers

Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom

Noon
Program Concludes

  • Where do I park?

Parking is available in Lot #7 on Cooper Street next to the river. Parking passes will be available to download closer to orientation.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: http://orientation.camden.rutgers.edu/index.php

Fall 2009 Honors College Seminars

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
Professor Katz
50 525 105 01
TH 1:30-4:00 ROB 203
Today, 87 % of the world’s energy supply comes from fossil fuels; coal, oil and gas. Nuclear power and hydroelectric power combined meet another 12 % of the global energy demand. While the demand for energy continues to increase, the fossil fuel supplies continue to decrease. This seminar will focus on how energy based on solar power, wind power, geothermal power and biofuels can become viable alternatives for meeting current and future global needs. Recommended Reading : Kruger, Paul, Alternative Energy Resources, Wiley, 2006, ISBN 978-0-471-77208-8. Course satisfies Natural Science requirement.

MAVENS, MOGULS, AND MOVIE STARS: JEWS ON AND OFF SCREEN
Professor Bernstein
50 525 112 01
W 1:20-4:10 ROB 203
Descriptions of Hollywood as dominated by Jews reinforce both anti-Semitism and Jewish pride. As Neal Gabler points out in An Empire of Their Own, there is much truth to the stereotype: Jewish immigrants and sons of Jewish immigrants founded the major Hollywood studios of the last century – Warner Brothers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 20th-Century Fox, Paramount , and Columbia Pictures. Jews can still be found in disproportionate numbers as producers, writers, and actors in films and television. Yet, contrary to anti-Semitic paranoia, Jews’ contributions on and off screen have not furthered any particular political or religious agenda. In fact, as Gabler argues, by “inventing Hollywood” Jews like Harry Cohn and Louis B. Mayer not only assimilated into the mainstream but fueled myths of a white, Christian, apple-pie America. In this course we will explore the historical and contemporary roles of Jews in the U.S. film industry and television through books, articles, films (including The Jazz Singer, The Producers, and Annie Hall), and TV shows (such as Bridget Loves Bernie, Seinfeld, and Curb Your Enthusiasm). Course satisfies History and Media Studies Minor requirement.

THE SHAPE OF SPACE
Professor Herrera
50 525 114 01
T 1:30-4:00 ROB 203
In this course we will attempt to understand the different shapes that the 3 dimensional space could have. The way it will be done, is by developing analogies with 2 dimensional shapes, for example, the sphere, the surface of a donut, the Moebius band, the Klein bottle… The study of such shapes in mathematics is known as Topology. In the course we will try to fill the gaps between the simplest examples in Topology and some of the most sophisticated mathematics found in upper lever mathematics courses. Course satisfies (2B) Additional Math requirement.

AMERICA AT RISK: CRITICAL 21 st CENTURY CHALLENGES TO NATIONAL SECURITY
Professor Shienbaum
50 525 119 01 Index
W 1:20-4:10 BSB 134
The 21st. century presents America with a range of challenges, previously unforeseen or underestimated. Unlike the threat environment of the 20th. century, when Communism or Fascism could be identified as the most important risk factors, challenges today come from multiple sources presenting policy makers with a far more complex foreign policy environment than the nation has faced at any time in its history.

Moreover, unprecedented demands within the international community for broad global institutional change, together with the emergence of new economic rivals such as China, as well as the ideological challenge of militant Islam among other risks, suggests that America’s thus far unchallenged post -war leadership may erode in years to come. This course will not only identify the risks but also discuss how America can best adjust to its changing place in the world . Course satisfies Social Science requirement, Political Science.

MARKETING AND PSYCHOLOGY
Professor Woolfolk
50 525 120 01
TTh 11:00-12:20 ROB 205
This seminar will explore the range of intersections between psychology and marketing. We will examine topics such as: the overt and covert psychology of marketing practices; the use of various media formats to appeal to consumers; and how media portrayals’ can have an impact on one’s personal psychology and identity development. We will consider psychological strategies from the point of view of both marketers and their target audiences. Finally, we will examine the potential psychological impact of these images on people as they interact socially. Course satisfies Psychology requirement. Course satisfies Psychology requirement.

SPEAKING OF CINEMA: FILM IN THE HISPANIC WORLD
Professor Laguna
50 525 126 01
T 1:30-4:00 ROB 205
This course provides an introduction to the world of Spanish and Latin-American film. It supplies the historical, cultural and cinematographic background for significant films by accomplished directors such as Pedro Almodóvar. A main focus of our discussions will revolve around whether film texts can reflect, represent and problematize questions of national identity and socio-historical conflict. We will ultimately explore the extent that these films engage with social realities, perceptions and/or other cultural forms. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to “read” a film, understand it, and evaluate it in relation to its cultural context. Course satisfies 4(B) Foreign Language in English Translation and Media Studies Minor requirement.

Placement Testing for Incoming Freshmen

Welcome! This is a friendly reminder that you need to register for, and take the Placement Tests in preparation for your Fall entry into Rutgers. Testing date information and registration can be found by logging onto your Enrollment Pathway here: https://www.ugadmissions.rutgers.edu/pathway/login.asp. Please do this as soon as possible so you can receive priority registration.

The placement tests help us determine your courses for the Fall, as the results will ensure that you are registered for the appropriate level English Composition, Mathematics and Foreign Language courses.  You can read more about the Testing Requirements here:  http://cems.rutgers.edu/admissions/1614.php.

Once you have taken your placement tests and we have received your
scores (results take roughly one week), you must arrange for a
personalized advising appointment with Associate Director Robert
Emmons.  During this appointment, Robert will help you select and
register for your Fall courses.  We are available for appointments from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You may call (856) 225-6670 or email hcollege@camden.rutgers.edu to set up an advising appointment.