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Academic Foundations 003
African American and African Studies 014
American Studies 050
Ancient and Medieval Civilizations 060
Anthropology 070
Arabic 074
Art, Design, and Art History (080, 081, 082, 083, 085)
Asian Studies 098
Biological Sciences 120
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Clinical Laboratory Sciences 191
Computer Science 198
Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geology 460)
Economics 220
English (350 and 352)
English: Composition and Writing 355
Environmental Sciences 375
Film Studies 380
French 420
Geoscience Engineering 465
Global Politics 487
Health Information Management 504
Health Sciences: Aging 499J
Health Sciences: Health Advocacy 499K
History (History 510, American 512)
Learning Goals
Major Requirements
Minor in History
Minor in Ancient and Medieval Civilizations
Minor in Asian Studies
Minor in Film Studies
Minor in Legal Studies
Minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
Teacher Certification
Courses (History 510)
Courses (American History 512)
History Courses (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Honors 525
Honors Living-Learning Community 526
Information Systems 548
International Affairs 551
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Journalism and Media Studies 086
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Legal Studies 603
Linguistics 615
Mathematics 640
Medical Imaging Sciences 658
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 686
Music 087
Neuroscience 112
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies 812
Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology 819
Psychology 830
Religious Studies 840
Russian 860
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Theater 088
Urban Education 300
Video Production 089
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Writing 989
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Consortium with New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2016–2018 Liberal Arts Colleges Academic Programs and Courses History (History 510, American 512)  

History (510 and 512)

Department of History

Conklin Hall



The history major and minor are offered jointly by Rutgers University–Newark and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and draw on faculty and courses from both universities. At Rutgers, the history major and minor are offered for both Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College-Newark students.

The major in history gives students a broad grasp of world history and the cultural backgrounds of many segments of contemporary society. Students learn methods of historical research and exposition that may be applied not only by the professional historian but also by those interested in pursuing careers in government, law, the media, education, business, and other fields. Although not a requirement, proficiency in at least one foreign language is recommended, especially for students who are considering graduate study in history.

(Federated with New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Chair: Karen D. Caplan


Susan L. Carruthers, B.A., Ph.D., Leeds (UK)

Steven J. Diner, B.A., SUNY (Binghamton); Ph.D., Chicago

James Goodman, B.A., Hobart; M.A., New York; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Jan Ellen Lewis, A.B., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan

Beryl Satter, B.A., Barnard College; M.T.S., Harvard; M.A., Ph.D., Yale

Richard Sher (NJIT), B.A., George Washington; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Associate Professors:

Karen D. Caplan, B.A., Wesleyan; Ph.D., Princeton

Kornel Chang, B.A., SUNY (Stony Brook); M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Jon Cowans, B.S.F.S., Georgetown; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford

Gary D. Farney, B.A., Indiana; M.A., Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College

Ruth Feldstein, B.A., Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., Brown 

Eva Giloi, B.A., Barnard; Ph.D., Princeton 

Neil M. Maher (NJIT), B.A., Dartmouth; M.A., Ph.D., New York

Stephen Pemberton (NJIT), B.A., Rice; Ph.D., North Carolina

Timothy Stewart-Winter, B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Whitney Strub, B.S., Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ph.D., California

Nukhet Varlik, B.A., M.A., Boaziçi (Turkey); Ph.D., Chicago

Assistant Professors:

Daniel Asen, B.A., M.A., Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Columbia

Melissa L. Cooper, B.S., Temple; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Alison L. Lefkovitz (NJIT), B.A., Indiana, M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Lyra D. Monteiro, B.A., New York; M.A., Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Brown

Elizabeth R. Petrick, B.S., Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., California (San Diego)

Habtamu M. Tegegne, B.A., M.A., Addis Ababa; Ph.D., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

Audrey Truschke, B.A., Chicago; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia

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