Sociology & Anthropology

Peace and Conflict Studies Program Launches this Fall

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

Each year, the start of fall semester is greeted with anticipation by students and faculty at Rutgers-Newark. That excitement also is in the air at NCAS, where a new program in Peace and Conflict Studies is launching within the Department of Sociology and Anthropology this fall.

NCAS Professors Push the Boundaries of Pedagogy With New Course on HBO's "The Wire"

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, nearly 100 students packed a lecture room in Ackerson Hall. On two large screens on the front wall, a still image of a man’s face stared out at them, towering over the audience. Darting up the center aisle, Professor Fran Bartkowski panned the room with her eyes and asked the students about an interaction the man had with another character, then retreated a few steps back as she awaited answers.