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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 American History Courses (512)  

American History Courses (512)

01:512:103 Development of the United States I (3) Political, economic, and social history of the United States from colonial times to the Civil War.
01:512:104 Development of the United States II (3) Political, economic, and social history of the United States from the Civil War to the present.
01:512:107 Gateway to Development of the United States I (4) U.S. history to 1877, with weekly recitation section. Registration through school dean.
01:512:108 Gateway to Development of the United States II (4) U.S. history since 1877, with weekly recitation section. Registration through school dean.
01:512:111 Race, Place, and Space in American History (3) Explores the interplay of social, historical, and spatial forces in configuring American racial formations and identities--white, black, Indian, and Asia--from the colonial period to the present.  Situates race in geographical context and assesses how modern America has been influenced by the historical development of racialized spaces and places.
01:512:121 Health and Environment in America (3)   Changing manner in which Americans perceived and responded to health-related problems involving both the individual and the physical and social environment from the 17th to the 20th century.
01:512:191,192 American Topics (3,3) Study of special topics in American history at the introductory level.
01:512:205 The American Presidency (3) Examines the American presidency in historical perspective, including the powers of the office, its place in the American imagination, and the substantive achievement of the most significant presidents.
01:512:212 Cowboys and Indians on the Western Frontier (3) Introduction to the history of the west and tensions between native people and settlers.
01:512:215 American Legal History (3) American legal history from the 18th century to the contemporary era. Focus on specific case studies in the history of American law.
01:512:220 Your Family in History (3) American history from the perspective of a student's own family or ethnic group. Impact of social, cultural, economic, and religious changes on the family.
01:512:225 Sexuality in America (3) The history of sexuality in American history from early colonization to contemporary America. Explores the factors that shaped people's sexual lives and introduces students to the historical study of sexuality.
01:512:230 History of Medicine in Film (3) Portrayals of medicine and medical care in American film over the past 80 years. What popular films can tell us about the cultural images of physicians, technology, and medicine in American society.
01:512:231 American Jewish History (3) History of the Jews in the New World, beginning in the middle of the 17th century, and then focusing on the United States until the present. Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:231.
01:512:236 Edison and His Era (3) Work of Thomas Edison as a vehicle for understanding the transformation of the American economy and culture from 1880-1930.
01:512:240 World War I (3) Study of the causes, course, and consequences of World War I, with particular emphasis on American culture and foreign policy within Western civilization.
01:512:242 World War II (3) Study of the causes, course, and aftermath of World War II, with particular emphasis on the place of American culture and foreign policy within world politics.
01:512:266 History of the Black American (3) Survey of the history of the black American from the colonial era to the present. Includes such topics as slavery, the Reconstruction era, the Washington-DuBois controversy, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights movement.
01:512:268 Plantation to White House (3) Exploration of the history of blackness in America, from colonial times to the present, with key questions focusing on slavery, citizenship, gender, and racial identity.
01:512:278 Popular Music in American History (3)   Popular music examined within the broader social and cultural context of America's past. Significant historical changes in musical expression.
01:512:280 News Media and Government in American History (3) Examines relationship between media and institutions, and the processes through which people and societies make political choices. Credit not given for both this course and 04:567:278.
01:512:282 Sport in History (3) Role of sport in ancient and preindustrial societies; modernization of sport following the Industrial Revolution; social functions and aesthetics of sport; women in sport; sport in contemporary society.
01:512:291,292 Topics in History (3,3) Study of special topics in American history at the intermediate level.
01:512:300 History of Colonial America (3) From the Age of Discovery through the American Revolution, with particular emphasis on political, economic, and social history.
01:512:301 The American Revolution (3) Coming of the American Revolution seen in its world setting; various interpretations of the causes: ideological, constitutional, social, economic, political, diplomatic, and military perspectives.
01:512:302 The United States: The Young Republic (3) Examination of the principal political, economic, and social forces that were responsible for the development of the new nation.
01:512:303 American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1848-1880 (3) Analysis of major forces 1848 to 1880. Emphasis on the more immediate background to the war; how the war began; how it was fought; and why Reconstruction developed and collapsed.
01:512:304 The Forging of Modern America, 1880-1920 (3) Political reform movements against the background of industrial development, urbanization, and immigration in the United States from 1880 to 1920.
01:512:305 U.S. History, 1914-1945 (3) U.S. history from World War I through World War II, emphasizing major themes in U.S. politics, society, culture, and diplomacy.
01:512:306 U.S. History, 1945 to the Present (3) U.S. history emphasizing the cold war, McCarthyism, and the major political, social, and economic trends of the 1960s and 1970s.
01:512:310 New Jersey History (3) New Jersey from its proprietorial beginnings to the present. Emphasis on those factors that have been most influential in determining the character of the state today.
01:512:313 Childhood in America (3) Introduction to childhood as a subject of historical inquiry, exploring both childhood as a cultural expression and children as historical subjects over the course of 400 years of American experience in psychological, religious, social, educational, economic, and political terms.
01:512:314 The City in American History (3) Urbanization from the colonial city to the 20th-century metropolis; urban population, institutions, problems, and planning; urbanism in American culture.
01:512:315 Famous Trials in Modern America (3) Civil liberties and civil rights trials in 20th-century America: Abrams, Sacco and Vanzetti, Scopes, Scottsboro, Rosenbergs, Hiss, Roe v. Wade.
01:512:316 Radicalism in America (3) Ideas of the outstanding radicals in American history (18th century to the present), the areas of discontent, and an analysis of the response of the American community.
01:512:317 Murder in American History (3) Famous murders (and other capital crimes) illustrating major cultural and political trends in American life. May include Salem witchcraft, the Boston Massacre, Sacco and Vanzetti, Lindbergh, Leopold and Loeb, and Emmett Till.
01:512:318 History of Political Corruption and Reform in America (3) The long history of political corruption in America, and the reform movements designed to combat corruption. From colonial America to the present.
01:512:320 American Frontier History (3) Mythology, theory, and reality of the frontier in American social, cultural, and environmental development from discovery to the present.
01:512:321 Health Care and Society in America (3) History of disease in America from the age of smallpox and scarlet fever to the era of AIDS; and history of health and health care from the colonial era to present.
01:512:322 Drugs: A Social History (3) History of drug use in modern America, drugs in the underground and informal economy, drug epidemics, and government response in the United States after World War II.
01:512:323,324 History of the North American Environment (3,3) Comparative study of the interplay of culture, society, and environment in Canadian, U.S., and Mexican history.
01:512:328 Science in American Culture (3) Place of science in U.S. history. Science and exploration, war, the economy, and social problems; growth of research and educational institutions; popular science and antiscience.
01:512:329 Technology and Nature in American History (3) Historical exploration of the shaping of American history by technological and natural forces. From colonial America to the 21st century; from Walden Pond to Yosemite National Park, an exploration of land-use patterns, transportation networks, suburbanization, ideas about wilderness, environmental politics, and other topics.
01:512:332 American Economic Growth since 1860 (3) Main currents and major factors in American economic growth, welfare, and decision making, 1860 to the present. Critical evaluation and interpretation of economic issues.
01:512:335 History on Film (3) Examination of films that interpret the American past and engage major historical issues.
01:512:345 American Jewish History and Culture (3) History of the Jews in the New World, beginning in the middle of the 17th century, and then focusing on the United States, until the present. Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:345.
01:512:347 War, Peace, and the Military of the United States to 1877 (3) Survey of American attitudes toward and developments in regard to war, peace, and the military from colonial times through the Civil War and the end of Reconstruction.
01:512:348 War, Peace, and the Military of the United States since 1877 (3) Survey of American attitudes toward and developments in regard to war, peace, and the military from modernization of the army and navy beginning in the late 19th century through the Spanish-American War, two world wars, the Korean and Vietnam wars, to the present military situation.
01:512:350 From Colonies to Empire: American Foreign Relations to 1898 (3) American foreign relations from the colonists' conflicts with Native Americans to the Spanish-American War. Territorial expansion, diplomatic principles, economic expansion, and rise of the "New Empire."
01:512:352 U.S. Foreign Relations since 1898 (3) American foreign relations from the Spanish-American War to the end of the cold war: Imperialism, Wilsonian interventionism, World War II, cold war, and détente.
01:512:354 History of the Cold War (3) Soviet-American relations since World War I; global conflict in the post-World War II period; the ideological context in the underdeveloped world.
01:512:355 America's Rise to Global Power (3) Technology as the key source of U.S. identity and projection of power and culture overseas. Focus on the interaction of United States and Asian and African societies.
01:512:356 The Thirty Years' War: America in Vietnam (3) Examination of the causes and effects of the war in Vietnam with special emphasis on the United States and its role.
01:512:359 Race, Culture, and Politics: Blacks and Jews in America (3) How black and Jewish identities have evolved in relationship to one another through an examination of social and political history, literature, and film. Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:359 or 01:014:359 or 01:050:339. 
01:512:360 Latino History (3) History of people of Latin American and Hispanic Caribbean descent in the United States over the last two centuries. Experiences of exile, labor migrants, refugees, and colonial subjects.  Formation of communities, political and labor struggles, and racial/ethnic identities.
Special Notation: Not open to first-year students. Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:369.
01:512:361 History of the South (3) Development of southern society from the settlements of Virginia to the present. Aspects of life in the South that distinguish this region from others in the United States.
01:512:362 Black Family in American History (3) Defines and interprets the black family at different points in American history. Also explores such contemporary topics as the rise of the "underclass" black family, and the tendency toward "singleness" in black America.
01:512:364 History of Blacks in Urban America (3) Explores aspects of black urban life from the early years of the nation to the present. Migration. Examination of contemporary black urban America.
01:512:365 African-American History Since 1945 (3) Social history, politics, and culture of African-American life in the United States from 1945 to the present.
01:512:366 History of Race and Sex in America (3) Examines how race and gender have independently and jointly determined life chances throughout American history. Credit not given for both this course and 01:014:366.
01:512:368 History of Civil Rights, 1900-1980 (3) Politico-economic, demographic, cultural, and legal forces generating and shaping the struggle for racial justice in the United States from the beginning of the 20th century.
01:512:369 Latino History (3) History of people of Latin American and Hispanic Caribbean descent in the United States over the last two centuries. Experiences of exile, labor migrants, refugees, and colonial subjects. Formation of communities, political and labor struggles, and racial/ethnic identities.
Not open to first year students. Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:369.
01:512:370 History of American Thought to 1850 (3) Principal ideas about humanity, God, nature, and society in American history from Puritan America to 1850.
01:512:372 History of American Thought since 1850 (3) Principal ideas about humanity, God, nature, and society in American history from 1850 to present.
01:512:373 African Americans in a Revolutionary World, 1910-1940 (3) History of black migration to the urban South and North, Harlem Renaissance and the New Negro movement, the entrance of black people into industrial employment, the establishment of black urban communities, the development of black political activism and artistic production, pan-Africanism and the connection of black activists to global networks of activists and intellectuals in the Caribbean and Europe.
01:512:374 Cultural History of the United States: 20th Century (3) Nature of American culture by study of folk, popular, and elite cultural products, verbal and nonverbal, in a world of mass production and consumption.
01:512:375 Gay and Lesbian History in the United States (3) Introduction to gay and lesbian history in the United States; explores same-sex desire, queer identities, community formation, and social movements from the colonial period to present.  Particular emphasis on queer history's place in the larger context of U.S. political, social, and cultural movements in history.
01:512:376 American Culture in the 1950s (3) Survey of major cultural and political developments of the 1950s. Growth of advertising, consumerism, television, popular music, the "Ike Age," and McCarthy; perceptions of race and sex.
01:512:377 The 1960s (3) Examines the political culture of the 1960s, centering on conflicts between the forces of order, consensus, and containment, and the social forces of protest, resistance, and liberation.
01:512:378 African-American History to 1877 (3) African-American history from Africa and the slave trade through Reconstruction.
01:512:379 African-American History, 1877 to Present (3) African-American history from defeat of Reconstruction to present.
01:512:380 Women in American History I (3) Changing status of women from settlement to Reconstruction, including the study of work, family, religion, sexuality, organizations, and feminism. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:380.
01:512:381 Women in American History II (3) Changing status of women from Reconstruction to the present, including the study of work, family, religion, sexuality, organizations, and feminism. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:390.
01:512:383 Women's Rights in America, 1800-1930 (3) Explores women's rights movements in the United States from 1800-1930 in the context of larger developments in the Atlantic World. Movements studied include abolition of slavery, legal rights, labor organizing, peace, suffrage, and sex radicalism.
01:512:391,392 Historical Studies (3,3) Separate sections focusing on different topics at different times and in different areas. Specific titles available at time of registration.
01:512:395 The Electronic Age (3) Shaping of American social and cultural life in the 20th century by electrical, electronic, communications, and computer technologies.
01:512:400 History of American Politics (3) Conduct of politics in the United States, including the origin and development of political parties, characteristic forms of political behavior, and relationship of parties to democratic government.
01:512:402 American Constitutional History to 1865 (3) Study of the origins of the American Constitutional system: American Revolution; Constitutional Convention of 1787; Bill of Rights; Marshall and Taney courts; slavery, racism, and the Civil War.
01:512:404 American Constitutional History from 1865 (3) Supreme Court's role in interpreting the Constitution from the Civil War and Reconstruction (and passage of the 14th Amendment) to the present. Regulation of the economy and the "right to work"; free speech in war and peace; the New Deal; the due process "revolution"; abortion; affirmative action; and freedom of and from religion.
01:512:432 History of Business in America (3) Historical view of the growth and change of business institutions in the United States from the colonial era to the present.
01:512:434 History of Labor Movement (3) Impact of industrialization on the workforce of the United States. Economic pressures, technological developments, and ethnic subcultures as related to the social history of the working class.
01:512:438 Oral History Fieldwork (3) Problems, theories, and methods of conducting field interviews and transcribing, editing, and analyzing oral sources. Students document New Jersey families; ethnic communities; and labor, business, religious, and political groups.
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