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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
Engineering Transfer 005
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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Departmental Honors Program
Teacher Certification in Social Studies
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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
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
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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Social Work 910
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) Courses (Historical Methods and Research 509)  

Courses (Historical Methods and Research 509)

50:509:101 What Is History? (3) What is the past, and how is it remembered (or forgotten)? How have conceptions of "history" evolved over time? In what ways does history differ from other disciplines or modes of analysis? How have various notions of the past been used (or abused) to support specific policies or course of action? Why should we study the past at all? In pondering these and other questions about the nature of history and the past, we will draw upon examples from American, European, and non-Western history. This class is designed to be both fun and informative and is open to both majors and nonmajors alike.
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 a historical argument; 6. how to evaluate the integrity, reliability, and usefulness of disparate sources; and 7. how to conduct independent research.
Open only to history majors, and should be taken as soon as possible after a student has decided to major in history (preferably by the end of the sophomore year).
50:509:300 Public History Practice (BA) Get your hands on history: This is an individualized opportunity to gain knowledge of local and regional history while contributing to a public history project based at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden. The options include historic house research and curatorship for the Cooper Street Historic District and research and digital publishing for The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. In addition to readings in local and regional history, students will be provided with training and ongoing supervision and feedback while working approximately six hours per week on site on their selected projects (or remotely if the center is not open).
Prerequisites: This course is by arrangement, with permission of the instructor, and is open to juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 and above.
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. Credit toward the history major only with permission of department chair.
Open only to history majors. 
50:509:495,496 Honors Program in History (3,3) The departmental Honors Program is a one-semester course of study intended for seniors who are both interested in and prepared for intensive study of a particular topic and the preparation of a research paper at least 30 pages in length. Students should have grade-point averages of 3.3 or better overall and in courses in history in order to be admitted to the program. Approval must be obtained from the chair and the member of the department who is to serve as the adviser. This course is to be taken in addition to the 33 credits needed to satisfy the requirements for the history major.
Prerequisites: The Honors Program is open only to students with a grade-point average in history of 3.3 or better. A student interested in taking the Honors Program course must receive the permission of a professor who will supervise this independent study.
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