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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures 013
Africana Studies 014
Agriculture and Food Systems 020
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Animal Science 067
Anthropology 070
Archaeology 075
Architectural Studies 076
Armenian 078
Art 080
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrobiology 101
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Biotechnology 126
Business Analytics and Information Technolgy 136
Business Law 140
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Communication 192
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Criminology 204
Dance 203
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
Economics 220
Education 300
Entomology 370
Environmental and Business Economics 373
Environmental Certificates
Environmental Planning 573
Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior 374
Environmental Sciences 375
Environmental Studies 381
European Studies 360
Exercise Science 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
French 420
Gender and Media 438
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Health Administration 501
Health and Society 502
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Major Requirements
Minor Programs and Requirements
Certificate Programs and Requirements
Teacher Certification
Departmental Honors Program
General/Comparative History Courses (506)
African, Asian, and Latin American History Courses (508)
European History Courses (510)
American History Courses (512)
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Holocaust Studies 564
Human Resource Management 533
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major 555
Information Technology and Informatics 547
Interdisciplinary Studies, SAS 556
International and Global Studies 558
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies and Employment Relations 575
Landscape Architecture 550
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latino and Caribbean Studies 595
Leadership and Management 605
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Management and Global Business 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Meteorology 670
Microbiology 680
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Military Education, Naval 692
Military Science Minor (Military Science 691N, Naval Science 692N, Aerospace Science 693N, Non-Commissioning 695N)
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Organizational Leadership 713
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Plant Biology 776
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health 832
Public Policy 833
Religion 840
Russian 860
Sexualities Studies 888
Social Justice 904
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Sport Management 955
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Supply Chain Management 799
Theater 965
Ukrainian 967
Urban Planning and Design 971
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 988
World Language Proficiency Certificates
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
School of Communication and Information
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
School of Management and Labor Relations
Honors College of Rutgers University-New Brunswick
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences 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, School of Arts and Sciences

Chair: Alastair Bellany

Undergraduate Director: Leah DeVun


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

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

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

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

Dorothy Sue Cobble, B.A., California (Berkeley); M.A., San Francisco State; Ph.D., Stanford

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

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

James Delbourgo, B.A., East Anglia (UK); M.Phil., Cambridge; Ph.D., Columbia

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, B.A., Pennsylvania, M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Melissa Feinberg, A.B., Stanford; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

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

David Greenberg, B.A., Yale; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia

Kali Nicole Gross, B.A., Cornell; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

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

Jochen Hellbeck, B.A., Free University of Berlin; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

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

Seth Koven, B.A., Swarthmore; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard

Aldo A. Lauria-Santiago, B.A., Princeton; M.A., New York; Ph.D., Chicago

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

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

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

Louis Masur, B.A., SUNY (Buffalo); M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

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

Richard L. McCormick, B.A., Amhers Colleget; Ph.D., Yale

Jennifer Mittelstadt, B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan

Gary A. Rendsburg, B.A., North Carolina (Chapel Hill); M.A., Ph.D., New York

Johanna Schoen, B.A., Universität Hamburg (Germany); M.A., Ph.D., North Carolina

Sarolta Takács, B.A., California (Irvine); Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Camilla Townsend, B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

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

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

Associate Professors:

Kim D. Butler, B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.A., Howard; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

Rachel Devlin, A.B., Barnard College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale

Leah DeVun, B.A., Washington; M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., Columbia

Lilia Fernández, B.A., Harvard; M.A., Ph.D., California (San Diego)

Marissa J. Fuentes, B.A., California (Santa Cruz); Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Chie Ikeya, B.A., Ph.D., Cornell

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

Toby C. Jones, B.A., M.A., Auburn; Ph.D., Stanford

Sukhee Lee, B.A., M.A., Yonsei (Korea); Ph.D., Harvard

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

Kathleen López, B.A., Virginia;  M.A., Cornell; Ph.D., Michigan

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

Johan Mathew, B.A., Princeton; Ph.D., Harvard

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

Jamie Pietruska, A.B., Brown; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Tatiana Seijas, B.A., M.A., Columbia; Ph.D., Yale

Peter Silver, A.B., Harvard; M.A., Ph.D., Yale

Nancy Sinkoff, B.A., Harvard; M.A., Columbia and Jewish Theological Seminary of America; Ph.D., Columbia

Judith Surkis, B.A., Brown; Ph.D., Cornell

Paola Tartakoff, B.A., Harvard; Ph.D., Columbia

Andrew T. Urban, B.A., Middlebury; Ph.D., Minnesota

Assistant Professors:

Tuna Artun, B.A., New York; M.A., Bagozici (Istanbul); Ph.D., Princeton

Julia Stephens, B.A., Harvard; M.Phil., Cambridge; Ph.D., Harvard

Research Professor:

Paul Israel, B.A., California Polytechnic (San Luis Obispo); Ph.D., Rutgers

Assistant Teaching Professor:

Sandra Russell-Jones, B.A., Dickinson College; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Teaching Instructor:
Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan, B.A., Millersville; M.A., Queen's (UK); Ph.D., Leicester (UK)

The study of history allows students to understand the past as well as the present--how and why our world became the way it is today. The Department of History offers an array of two hundred course offerings and many research opportunities. The courses are designed to (1) provide the student with an understanding of the social, political, and cultural forces that have shaped the course of history and our present world; and (2) teach the student the important skills of critical reading and research, logical analysis, and effective written and oral communication.

Students should begin with introductory-level courses (100 or 200), 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.

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, etc.) to interested students, in consultation with departmental advisers.

For additional information, visit the department's website.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
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