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Accounting 010
Africana Studies 014
American History 512
American Literature 352
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biology, Computational and Integrative 121
Biomedical Technology 124
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
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Institute for Effective Education 964
Engineering Transfer 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)
French 420
Geology 460
German 470
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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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)
Honors College 525
Human Resource Management 533
International Studies 549
Journalism 570
Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Minor
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
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
Reserve Officer Training Programs
Social Work 910
Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Student-Proposed Majors and Minors 555
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies 975
Women's and Gender Studies 988
World Languages and Cultures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Spanish 940)
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2018 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 in History (50:509:299), which history majors should take as soon as they can. Perspectives 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 an 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, majors must meet several requirements:
  1. Eighteen of these credits must be from courses taken at Rutgers.
  2. Eight 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 (510:101 and 510:102) and Development of the United States I and II (512:201 and 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. Effective fall 2016, 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. 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 and for the history major. History majors are encouraged to contact Professor Kate Epstein, undergraduate program coordinator, to discuss their course of study. She can be reached by email at Students should always feel free to drop in during her office hours in Room 204, 429 Cooper Street. She is also available by appointment.

Courses may be counted toward both major and general requirements. No course, however, may fulfill two categories of general requirements. (If you use any course for both major and general 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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