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Engineering Transfer 005
Accounting 010
African American Studies 014
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
American History 512
American Literature 352
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biomedical Technology 124
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Classical Studies Minor
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer Program 005
English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989)
European Studies 310
Finance 390
Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965)
Foreign Languages and Literatures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Russian 860, Spanish 940)
Geology 460
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Departmental Honors Program
Teacher Certification in Social Studies
The Richard A. Caulk Memorial Scholarship
Courses (Historical Methods and Research 509)
Courses (European History 510)
Courses (American History 512)
Courses (African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Home Economics 520
Honors College 525
International Studies Program 549
Student-Proposed Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Justice and Society 572
Latin American Studies Minor
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Media Studies 657
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Nursing 705
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
Reserve Officer Training Programs
Russian 860
General Science 890
Social Work 910
Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Teacher Preparation Program 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning 975
Walt Whitman Program in American Studies
Women's Studies 988
School of Business-Camden
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)  

History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)


Major requirements in history can be completed either through daytime or evening attendance.

Department of History

Chair: Gerald Verbrugghe


Jeffery M. Dorwart, B.A., Connecticut; M.A., Ph.D., Massachusetts

Howard F. Gillette Jr., B.A., Ph.D., Yale

Janet Golden, B.A., M.U.A., Ph.D., Boston

Andrew Lees, B.A., Amherst; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Margaret Marsh, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Philip Scranton, Board of Governors Professor; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Allen Woll, B.A., Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin

Associate Professors:

Laurie Bernstein, B.A., Sonoma State; M.A., Ph.D., California

Wayne Glasker, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Andrew Shankman, B.A., Northern Illinois; Ph.D., Princeton

Jacob Soll, B.A., Iowa; D.E.A., École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France); Ph.D., Cambridge (U.K.)

Gerald Verbrugghe, A.B., Loyola; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Assistant Professors:

Lorrin Thomas, B.A., Columbia; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Elizabeth VanderVen, B.A., Vassar; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Associate Member:

Nancy Rosoff, B.A., Mount Holyoke College; Ph.D., Temple

Emeritus Faculty:

Rodney Carlisle, B.A., Harvard; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Joseph Held, B.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

James Muldoon, B.A., Iona; M.A., Boston; Ph.D., Cornell

History is the memory of humanity. The study of the past puts us in touch with the hopes, the accomplishments, and the failures of people other than ourselves. It also shows us how and why the world we inhabit today has developed over time, from the birth of civilization up to the age of high technology. It thus enlarges our awareness of the possibilities open to us now and in the future. As an intellectual discipline, it requires students to analyze evidence and to think clearly, relating particular events to general trends. Historical study is one of the essential cornerstones of a broadly based education. It provides not only knowledge and training that are worthwhile in their own right but also excellent background for many graduate programs (including the study of law), for business, and for life as an informed citizen.

Normally, students should begin with courses at the 100 or 200 level and then move on to 300- and 400-level courses. Some students may be prepared to begin at the more advanced level, but first-year students may not enroll in any advanced course without permission of the instructor; sophomores may enroll in 300-level courses but not in 400-level courses without similar permission.

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