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signature coursesSchool of Arts and Sciences Signature Courses are foundational courses covering engaging topics of grand intellectual sweep and enduring importance. They are designed and taught by our renowned scholars and scientists who are not only recognized for their specialized research but are also eloquent and demanding award-winning teachers. Each course is made up of a combination of capacious lectures by faculty and small discussion sections led by graduate students from our nationally ranked graduate programs. They establish a common basis for intellectual exchange and define us as the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) community of students and scholars working together.

For a current listing of courses and information, please visit http://sas.rutgers.edu/signature-courses.

Banned Books

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Fall 2022
01:013/195:206
CCD, AH
Preetha Mani and Samah Selim
AMESALL

Black Lives Matter

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Fall 2022
01:014/512:264
CCD
Tiffany Gill
Africana Studies

Cities

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Spring 2023
01:450:250
CCO, SCL
Nathaniel Gabriel
Geography

Color-Lines and Borderlands

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Fall 2019
01:595:202
CCD, AH
Nelson Maldonado-Torres
Latino and Caribbean Studies

Conservation

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Fall 2015
01:450:214
CCO, SCL
Richard Schroeder
Geography

Data and American Society: From Almanacs to Algorithms

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Spring 2023
01:512:237
CCO, HST
Jamie Pietruska
History

Eating Right: The Ethics of Food Choices and Food Policy

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Fall 2013
01:730:252
AH, WCd, 21C
Andy Egan
Philosophy

Energy and Climate Change

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Fall 2016
01:556:143
NS, CC
Alan Goldman
Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Extinction

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Fall 2023
01:070:111
CCD, CCO, NS
Rob Scott and David Hughes
Anthropology

Famous Trials

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Fall 2023
01:512:216
CCD, HST
Paul G. E. Clemens
History

From Plantation to White House

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Spring 2012
01:512:268
Deborah White and Donna Murch
History

Genetics, Evolution, and Human Health

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Fall 2013
01:119:156
NS, 21C
Terry McGuire
Biological Sciences

Heroism

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Fall 2023
01:098:255
CCO, AH
Wendy Swartz
Asian Languages and Cultures

Immigrant States: Jersey's Global Routes

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Fall 2011
01:556:271
SCL, 21C
Carlos Decena and Robyn Rodriguez
Latino and Caribbean Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Sociology; American Studies

Inequality

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Spring 2023
01:220:120
CCO, SCL
Colin Campbell
Economics

Normality and Abnormality

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Spring 2017
01:920:240
SCL, WCd, CC
Allan Horwitz
Sociology

Once Upon A Time

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Fall 2019
01:358:200
AH
Chris Iannini
English

Our World: Social Justice and the Environment

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Spring 2019
01:195:220
CCD, AH
Jorge T. Marcone
Comparative Literature

Pandemics

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Fall 2021
01:450:280
CCO
Nathaniel Gabriel
Geography

Past Today: Why Conflicts Endure

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Spring 2020
01:195:270
CCD, CCO, AH
Richard Serrano
Comparative Literature

Religions Now: 21st Century Controversies

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Spring 2023
01:840:105
CCD, AH
Tia Kolbaba and Joseph Williams
Religion

Rhymes and Reasons: Hip Hop and Philosophy

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Fall 2023
01:730:256
CCD
Derrick Darby
Philosophy

Soul Beliefs: Causes and Consequences

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Fall 2012
01:830:123
HST, 21C
Daniel Ogilvie and Leonard Hamilton
Psychology

The American Dream

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Fall 2022
01:050:210
CCD, AH
Louis P. Masur
American Studies and History

The Arts of Power

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Spring 2022
01:510:245
HST, SCL
Alastair Bellany
History

The Coming Apocalypse

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Fall 2018
01:358:205
CCO, AH
Richard Miller
English

War: Critical Perspectives

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Fall 2013
01:920:273 and 01:988:270
SCL, 21C
Ethel Brooks
Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Wars, Wayfarers, and the Wall

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Fall 2019
01:506:260
CCO, HST
Camilla Townsend
History

Writing after the End of the World

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Spring 2020
01:358:207
CCO, AH
Richard Miller
English