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Accounting 010
Africana Studies 014
American History 512
American Literature 352
Anthropology 070
Art 080
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biology, Computational and Integrative 121
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Digital Studies 209
Economics 220
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English and Communication (Communication 192, English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Rhetoric 842, Writing 989)
Finance 390
Forensic Science 412
French 420
Gender Studies 443
Geology 460
German 470
Global Studies 480
Health Sciences 499
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
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Courses (Historical Methods and Research 509)
Courses (European History 510)
Courses (American History 512)
Courses (African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Honors College 525
Human Resource Management 533
Individualized Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Minor
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Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Management Science and Information Systems 623
Marketing 630
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Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
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Sociology (920), Anthropology (070), and Criminal Justice (202)
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Teacher Education 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Theater Arts 965)
World Languages and Cultures (French 420, German 470, Global Studies 480, Spanish 940)
Urban Studies 975
Visual, Media, and Performing Arts (Art 080; Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Theater Arts 965)
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2023 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) Major Requirements  

Major Requirements

To graduate with a major in history, students must complete 33 credits (or 11, 3-credit courses) of history classes. One of these courses must be the required core course for the major, Perspectives on History (50:509:299), which history majors should take as soon as they can. Perspectives on History will teach history majors 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 a historical argument;
6. how to evaluate the integrity, reliability, and usefulness of disparate              sources; and
7. how to conduct independent research.
For the remaining 30 credits besides Perspectives, history majors must meet several requirements:
  1. Eighteen of these credits must be from courses taken at Rutgers.
  2. Eighteen of these credits must be from 300- or 400-level courses.
  3. A maximum of 12 credits may be from 100- and 200-level courses, but no more than 6 credits can be counted from Western Civilization I and II (50:510:101 and 50:510:102) and Development of the United States I and II (50:512:201 and 50:512:202).
  4. At least 3 credits must be from each of the three geographical areas: 510 (European), 512 (United States), and 516 (African, Asian, Latin American, and comparative History).
  5. At least five courses must be taken in the student's optional concentration, if the student has declared a concentration. If the student does not declare a concentration, or opts for the "General" concentration, this is not required.
    Grades lower than C do not count toward fulfillment of the history major requirement.
  6. No more than 9 credits will be accepted for the major from online courses, of which 6 credits may be at the 100-200 level, and 3 credits may be at the 300-400 level. This policy will not apply to students who declared the history major before fall 2016.
Grades lower than C do not count toward fulfillment of the history major requirement.

History internships and courses offered in the university's Honors College may also count toward the major, with the department chair's permission.

If students wish, they may take more than 33 credits of history courses. Students who would like to immerse themselves in reading and research should consider finding a faculty member to supervise their work in the department's Honors Course in History (509:495), to be taken in addition to the 33 credits demanded of the major.

Those students seeking certification in teaching should be aware that a requirement is to take a course from a selection dealing with human and intercultural relations. Several history courses may be counted for this purpose for the history major.

Students should feel free to drop in and visit us in our offices at 429 Cooper Street. The Department of History chair is Dr. Wendy Woloson, 856-225-2711, the undergraduate program coordinator is Dr. Rick Demirjian, 856-225-6697, and the history graduate director is Dr. Andrew Shankman, 856-225-6477. They will gladly answer questions about our classes, about majoring in history, and about transferring credit for history courses taken at other schools. Students are also welcome to consult with a faculty member of their choice for history advising.

Courses may be counted toward both major and general education requirements. No course, however, may fulfill two categories of general education requirements. (If you use any course for both major and general education requirements, be sure to count the credits only once toward the degree total.)  History majors can download the worksheet found on the department's website to track their progress toward completing the requirements of the major. 
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