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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 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 (Historical Methods and Research 509)  

Courses (Historical Methods and Research 509)

50:509:299 Perspectives on History (W) (3) Acquaints students with different ways of thinking about history (historiography) and with techniques of doing and presenting historical research. This core course is designed to teach the following skills: 1. how to analyze primary sources; 2. how to read secondary sources in a critical manner; 3. how to cite sources properly; 4. how to write to the expectations of the discipline of history; 5. how to construct an historical argument; 6. how to evaluate the integrity, reliability, and usefulness of disparate sources; and 7. how to conduct independent research. A substantial term paper is required.
Should be taken as soon as possible after a student has decided to major in history (preferably by the end of the sophomore year).
50:509:475 Internship in Public History (3) Designed to provide students with practical experience in the public history field by working in a local archive, historical society, or other historical activity. Students are assigned an on-site mentor and write a final report on the experience for the supervising instructor in the history department. Usually unpaid, internships include 45 to 90 hours of work over the semester. Open only to history majors. 
50:509:480,481 Senior Seminar (W) (3,3) An intensive study of a theme, a period, a nation, or a region; a comparison between nations or regions; or some mixture of any of these possibilities. A variety of writing assignments relative to the topic will be required.
Prerequisites: A course with maximum enrollment of 20 students in seminar format open in general only to senior history majors.  Permission of instructor is required (which may be granted to second-semester juniors interested in doing honors work in their senior year).
50:509:495,496 Honors Program in History (3,3) Especially recommended for those wishing to do graduate work in history--a one semester independent study course in addition to the 33 credits required to fulfill the major in history. A research paper of at least 25 pages is required. Prerequisites: The Honors Program is open only to students with a grade-point average in history of 3.3 or better, and the course can be taken only after the successful completion of Senior Seminar.  A student interested in taking the Honors Program course must receive the permission of a professor who will supervise the independent study.
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