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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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Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  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) Courses (American History 512)  

Courses (American History 512)

50:512:201 Development of the United States I (R) (3) Introduction to American history, with emphasis on political, economic, and social factors from the colonial period through the Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
50:512:202 Development of the United States II (R) (3) Continuation of 50:512:201, with emphasis on the development of industrial and corporate America, the evolution of politics and reform, and the role of the United States in world affairs.
50:512:203 African-American History I (D) (R) (3) An introduction to the history of black people in America, with a survey of African background, the history of slavery and resistanceto slavery, and the evolution of black leadership through the Civil War.
50:512:204 African-American History II (D) (3) Continuation of 50:512:203, tracing black leadership and cultural development through Reconstruction, the period of official segregation, and the civil rights revolution.
50:512:225 American Popular Culture since 1900 (3) A study of popular culture--art, music, motion pictures, theater, and popular literature--in historical perspective.
50:512:230 Education in America (3) Ideas, institutions, and practices, from early times to present.
50:512:276 Sports in American History (3) Traces the role of sport in the development of American history from colonial roots through modern urban-industrial society.
50:512:280,281 Introductory Topics in American History (3,3) A theme in American history.
50:512:300 Founding of British America (3) Study of British North America, emphasizing political, social, economic, and cultural developments and the formation of a British empire.
50:512:305 The Age of the American Revolution (3) The American Revolution, with independence from England producing sharp changes in society, economy, and politics, and resulting in the establishment of a unique republican system.
50:512:315 The Age of Jacksonian Democracy (3) American society and politics after the War of 1812, featuring economic transformations, political democratization, social reforms, sectionalism, and expansion.
50:512:320 Civil War and Reconstruction (3) The political, social, and economic history of the United States from 1850 to 1877; emphasis on the Civil War, its causes and effects.
50:512:330 America in the Age of World Wars (3) World War I, the decades of the 1920s and 1930s, the evolution of economic policy during the Hoover and Roosevelt presidencies, and the events of World War II.
50:512:336 Seeking Security: America in the 1950s (3) Examines a wide range of evidence about the culture and meaning of the 1950s, and determines how this era transformed our culture and shaped the way we live today. Topics covered are the Cold War, the role of television, rock and roll, feminism, suburban lives, and the place of technology in society. Prerequisite: 50:512:202.
50:512:338 Hope and Rage: America in the 1960s (3) Explores the 1960s from the perspective of the baby boomers who came of age in the shadow of the bomb, who fought for social justice movements, who experienced hope and rage, and who changed the culture, even as it changed them. Prerequisite: 50:512:202.
50:512:340 The Civil Rights Movement (D) (3) Intensive examination of the civil rights movement, including the legal strategy of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to challenge de jure segregation. Focuses on the period 1954-1968.
50:512:342 America since the 1970s (3) The most recent transformations in American politics, society, and culture seen in historical perspective.
50:512:345 New Jersey and Delaware Valley History (3) First part of course examines New Jersey from earliest colonial roots as West and East Jersey through lectures and readings. The second part consists of student presentations of the histories of their own South Jersey communities, towns, or some specific topic on local history of special interest to the student.
50:512:360 American Ethnicity (D) (3) Examination of different ethnic identities over time, both as separate from and in accommodation to broader structures of American identity.
50:512:362 Health, Disease, Medicine, and Society in America (3) Explores the rise of the American health care system; the development of medicine; the work of healers; the role of technology; and the patient's and community's experiences of illness, healing, death, and birth.
50:512:364 City and Suburb in American History (3) Examination of the central stages of development with metropolitan areas, from the colonial town to suburban sprawl.
50:512:366 Technology in America (3) Technological innovations and their diffusion helped transform the United States from a farming society to an industrial nation, and recently to a complex information-intensive computer- and service-centered economy. Deals with two centuries of American technological development and its implications.
50:512:368 American Business History (3) The emergence of the corporation, the response to industrialism, the evolution of regulatory regimes, the changing political environment for business, and the modern adjustment from production to service industries.
50:512:370 Women in American History (D) (3) Examines the cultural, social, economic, political, and intellectual roles women have played in American history. Focuses on critical events, such as the movements for abolition, temperance, suffrage, and the equal rights amendment, and on critical ideas about the intersection of gender with issues of race, ethnicity, class, religion, and region.
50:512:371 History of Childhood in America (D) (3) Looks at what it has meant to grow up in America and at how the meaning of childhood has changed over time. Explores the roles children have played as workers, students, warriors, criminals, entertainers, and consumers; examines how children have experienced major life events, such as war, illness, and migration.
50:512:375 The United States in the Wider World (3) Diplomatic, military, economic, and cultural relations with other countries.
50:512:376 U.S. Naval/Military History (3) Examines how Americans organize, think about, and fight war on land, sea, and in the air from earliest colonial militias to the latest hi-tech weapons systems.
50:512:380,381 Special Topics in American History (3,3) A theme in American history. Open to majors and nonmajors.
50:512:388 History of Television (3) History of television from its origins in the 1930s to the present. Focuses on how television has changed our social and political culture from its origins to the present. Also examines the change of television companies to media conglomerates in the previous decade. May be taken as part of a minor in media studies. 
50:512:389 American Film History: 1890 to 1940 (3) Survey of economic and artistic origins of the American film industry. Includes discussions of major artists such as D.W. Griffith and Charlie Chaplin.
May be taken as part of a minor in media studies.
50:512:390 American Film History: 1940 to Present (3) Survey of major economic and artistic developments in the American film industry. Includes discussion of major artists such as Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock. Examines the relationship of history and biography. Explores how the lives of individual Americans can be used to illuminate critical themes in American history and demonstrates how individual lives are shaped by historical forces.
May be taken as part of a minor in media studies.
50:512:392 American Lives: History and Biography (3) Examines the relationship of history and biography. Explores how the lives of individual Americans can be used to illuminate critical themes in American history and demonstrates how individual lives are shaped by historical forces.
50:512:499 Independent Study in American History (BA) Independent reading under the direction of a member of the department. Prerequisite: Permission of a faculty supervisor.
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