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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
Africana Studies
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 080, 081
Art History 082
Arts and Science 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Business Law 140
Catalan 145
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203, 206
Douglass College Courses
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
Education 300
Environmental Certificates
European Studies 360
Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Hindi 505
Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Teacher Certification
Departmental Honors Program
Courses (506)
Courses (508)
Courses (510)
Courses (512)
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies 575
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Livingston College Courses
Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medical Technology 660
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health
Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 836
Religion 840
Russian 860
Russian, Central and East European Studies 861
Rutgers College Courses
Science, Technology, and Society
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Theater Arts 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
University College–New Brunswick College Courses
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Douglass College
Livingston College
Rutgers College
University College
Cook College
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies (SCILS)
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses History  


(General/Comparative History 506; African, Asian, and Latin American History 508; European History 510; American History 512)

Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Chairperson: Ziva Galili

Undergraduate Director: Matt K. Matsuda


Michael P. Adas, B.A., Western Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin

Rudolph M. Bell, B.A., Queens College; Ph.D., CUNY

Jack Cargill, B.A., M.A., Texas; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

John W. Chambers II, B.S., Temple; M.A., San Francisco State; Ph.D., Columbia

Paul G.E. Clemens, B.S., Maryland; Ph.D., Wisconsin

Ziva Galili, B.A., Hebrew (Jerusalem); M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia

William Gillette, B.S.F.S., Georgetown; A.M., Columbia; Ph.D., Princeton

Sumit Guha, B.A., Delhi; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford

Nancy A. Hewitt, B.A., SUNY (Brockport); Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Reese Jenkins, B.A., Rochester; M.A., Jawaharlal Nehru; Ph.D., Cambridge

Temma Kaplan, B.A., Brandeis; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Donald R. Kelley, A.B., Harvard; M.A., Paris; Ph.D., Columbia

Steven F. Lawson, B.A., CUNY (City College); M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

T.J. Jackson Lears, B.A., Virginia; M.A., North Carolina (Chapel Hill); M.A., Ph.D., Yale

Suzanne Lebsock, B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia

James Livingston, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Northern Illinois

Phyllis Mack, A.B., Barnard College; A.M., San Francisco State; Ph.D., Cornell

Karl F. Morrison, B.A., Mississippi; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell

Martin Mulsow, B.A., Free (Berlin); M.A., Ph.D., Munich

William L. O`Neill, A.B., Michigan; A.M., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Philip J. Pauly, B.A., Catholic; M.A., Maryland; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

James W. Reed, B.A., Louisiana State; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard

Bonnie G. Smith, A.B., Smith College; Ph.D., Rochester

Keith Wailoo, B.A., Yale; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Mark Wasserman, A.B., Duke; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Deborah G. White, B.A., SUNY (Binghamton); M.A., Columbia; Ph.D., Illinois

Virginia Yans, B.A., Skidmore College; Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)

Yael Zerubavel, B.A., Tel Aviv; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Associate Professors:

Mia Bay, B.A., Toronto; M.A., Ph.D., Yale

Alastair J. Bellany, B.A., Oxford; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Herman Bennett, B.A., North Carolina (Chapel Hill); M.A., Ph.D., Duke

Carolyn A. Brown, B.A., Hiram College; M.I.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia

Christopher L. Brown, B.A., Yale; D.Phil, Oxford

Indrani Chatterjee, B.A., M.A., Delhi; Ph.D., London

Barbara Cooper, B.A., St. John`s (Maryland); M.A., Ph.D., Boston

Belinda Davis, B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan

David S. Foglesong, B.A., Amherst College; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Allen Howard, A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Wisconsin

Alison Isenberg, B.A., Yale; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Jennifer M. Jones B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Norman Markowitz, A.B., CUNY (City College); A.M., Ph.D., Michigan

Luis Martinez-Fernández, B.A., M.A., Puerto Rico; Ph.D., Duke

James P. Masschaele, B.A., Western Ontario; M.A., Ph.D., Toronto

Matt K. Matsuda, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Jennifer Morgan, B.A., Oberlin; M.A., Ph.D., Duke

Stephen Reinert, B.A., Western Washington; M.A., Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Donald T. Roden, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin

Susan R. Schrepfer, A.B., California (Santa Barbara); A.M., Ph.D., New York

Gail Triner, B.A., Michigan; M.A., Maryland; Ph.D., Columbia

Assistant Professors:

Paul Hanebrink, B.A., Columbia; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Jochen Hellbeck, B.A., Free (Berlin); M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Samantha Kelly, B.A., Yale; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern

Dina Le Gall, B.A., Tel Aviv; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Xun Liu, B.A., Huazhong Normal (China); M.A., California (Long Beach); Ph.D., Southern California

Minkah Makalani B.A., Missouri (Columbia); M.A., Southern Illinois (Edwardsville); Ph.D., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

Donna Murch B.A., Williams; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

The study of history provides students with a perspective on events that have shaped the contemporary world. The Department of History offers an array of two hundred course offerings and many research opportunities. The courses are designed to (1) teach the student the important skills of critical reading, logical analysis, and effective essay writing, and (2) provide the student with an understanding of the historical context in which contemporary men and women have developed.

Students should begin with introductory-level courses (100), proceed to the upper-level courses that are at the center of the history major (300), and finally to the advanced courses (400), which usually require significant research. First-year students may not take 300- or 400-level courses without departmental approval.

The history major is designed to expose students to the histories of various civilizations over time and place. However, it also affords specialization in one area, time, or theme (e.g., African history, medieval Europe, or women in history) to interested students, in consultation with departmental advisers.

For additional information, visit the department's web site.

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