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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures 013
Africana Studies 014
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 081
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Business Analytics and Information Technology 623
Business Law 140
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Chinese Studies 170
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Communication 192
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Criminology 204
Dance 203, 206
Design 208
Digital Filmmaking 211
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
Education 300
Entomology 370
Environmental Certificates
European Studies 360
Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Health Administration 501
Health and Society 502
Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Public History Certificate
Teacher Certification
Departmental Honors Program
General/Comparative History Courses (506)
African, Asian, and Latin American History Courses (508)
European History Courses (510)
American History Courses (512)
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Human Resource Management 533
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major 555
Information Technology and Informatics 547
Interdisciplinary Studies, SAS 556
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies and Employment Relations 575
Landscape Architecture 550
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 595
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medical Technology 660
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Military Education, Naval 692
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Organizational Leadership 713
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Plant Biology 776
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health 832
Public Policy 833
Religion 840
Russian 860
Science, Technology, and Society 880
Sexualities Studies 888
Social Justice 904
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics and Biostatistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Supply Chain Management and Marketing Science 799
Theater 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
Urban Planning and Design 971
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
School of Communication and Information
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
School of Management and Labor Relations
Honors College of Rutgers University–New Brunswick
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2015–2017 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses History  


(General/Comparative History 506; African, Asian, and Latin American History 508; European History 510; American History 512)

Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences


Chair: Barbara Cooper

Undergraduate Director: Johanna Schoen


Mia Bay, B.A., Toronto; M.A., Ph.D., Yale

Rudolph M. Bell, B.A., CUNY (Queens College); Ph.D., CUNY

Alison Bernstein, B.A., Vassar College; Ph.D., Columbia

John W. Chambers II, B.S., Temple; M.A., San Francisco State; Ph.D., Columbia

Paul G.E. Clemens, B.S., Maryland; Ph.D., Wisconsin

Dorothy Sue Cobble, B.A., California (Berkeley); M.A., San Francisco State; Ph.D., Stanford

Barbara Cooper, B.A., St. John's (Maryland); M.A., Ph.D., Boston

Belinda Davis, B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan

Ann V. Fabian, B.A., California (Santa Cruz); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

David S. Fogelsong, B.A., Amherst College; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Ziva Galili, B.A., Hebrew (Israel); M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia

Douglas Greenberg, B.A., Rutgers; Ph.D., Cornell

Jochen Hellbeck, B.A., Free University of Berlin; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Temma Kaplan, B.A., Brandeis; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Samantha Kelly, B.A., Yale; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern

Aldo A. Lauria-Santiago, B.A., Princeton; M.A., New York; Ph.D., Chicago

T.J. Jackson Lears, B.A., Virginia; M.A., North Carolina (Chapel Hill); M.A., Ph.D., Yale

James Livingston, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Northern Illinois

Phyllis Mack, A.B., Barnard College; A.M., San Francisco State; Ph.D., Cornell

James P. Masschaele, B.A., Western Ontario; M.A., Ph.D., Toronto

Louis Masur, B.A., New York (Buffalo); M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Matt K. Matsuda, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Richard L. McCormick, B.A., Amherst; Ph.D., Yale

Gary A. Rendsburg, B.A., North Carolina (Chapel Hill); M.A., Ph.D., New York

Bonnie G. Smith, A.B., Smith College; Ph.D., Rochester

Sarolta Takács, B.A., California (Irvine); Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Camilla Townsend, B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Gail Triner, B.A., Michigan; M.A., Maryland; Ph.D., Columbia

Mark Wasserman, A.B., Duke; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Deborah G. White, B.A., SUNY (Binghamton); M.A., Columbia; Ph.D., Illinois

Virginia Yans, B.A., Skidmore College; Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)

Yael Zerubavel, B.A., Tel Aviv; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Associate Professors:

Alastair J. Bellany, B.A., Oxford; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Carolyn A. Brown, B.A., Hiram College; M.I.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia

Kim D. Butler, B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.A., Howard; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

James Delbourgo, B.A., East Anglia (UK); M.Phil., Cambridge; Ph.D., Columbia

Rachel Devlin, A.B., Barnard College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale

Leah DeVun, B.A., Washington; M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., Columbia

Melissa Feinberg, A.B., Stanford; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

David Greenberg, B.A., Yale: M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia

Paul Hanebrink, B.A., Columbia; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Bayo Holsey, Ph.D., Columbia

Jennifer M. Jones, B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Toby C. Jones, B.A., M.A., Auburn; Ph.D., Stanford

Seth Koven, B.A., Swarthmore; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard

Xun Liu, B.A., Huazhong Normal (China); M.A., California (Long Beach); Ph.D., Southern California

Kathleen Lopez, B.A., Virginia;  M.A., Cornell; Ph.D., Michigan

Norman Markowitz, A.B., CUNY (City College); A.M., Ph.D., Michigan

Jennifer Mittelstadt, B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan

Donna Murch, B.A., Williams College; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Stephen Reinert, B.A., Western Washington; M.A., Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Donald T. Roden, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin

Walter C. Rucker, Ph.D., California (Riverside)

Johanna Schoen, B.A., Universität Hamburg (Germany); M.A., Ph.D. North Carolina

Peter Silver, A.B., Harvard; M.A., Ph.D., Yale

Nancy Sinkoff, B.A., Harvard; M.A., Columbia and Jewish Theological Seminary of America; Ph.D., Columbia

Judith Surkis, B.A., Brown; Ph.D., Cornell

Paola Tartakoff, B.A., Harvard; Ph.D., Columbia

Assistant Professors:

Tuna Artun, B.A., New York; M.A., Bagozici (Istanbul); Ph.D., Princeton

Marissa Fuentes, B.A., California (Santa Cruz); Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Chie Ikeya, B.A., Ph.D., Cornell

Tarek Kahlaoui, B.A., M.A., Tunis (Tunisia); Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Sukhee Lee, B.A., M.A., Yonsei (Korea); Ph.D., Harvard

Jamie Pietruska, A.B., Brown; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Andrew T. Urban, Ph.D., Minnesota

The study of history provides students with a perspective on events that have shaped the contemporary world. The Department of History offers an array of two hundred course offerings and many research opportunities. The courses are designed to (1) teach the student the important skills of critical reading, logical analysis, and effective essay writing, and (2) provide the student with an understanding of the historical context in which contemporary men and women have developed.

Students should begin with introductory-level courses (100 or 200), proceed to the upper-level courses that are at the center of the history major (300), and finally to the advanced courses (400), which usually require significant research. First-year students may not take 300- or 400-level courses without departmental approval.

The history major is designed to expose students to the histories of various civilizations over time and place. However, it also affords specialization in one area, time, or theme (e.g., African history, medieval Europe, or women in history) to interested students, in consultation with departmental advisers.

For additional information, visit the department's website.
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