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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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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
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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 2022-2024 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses History Major Requirements  

Major Requirements

History majors must complete 12 courses in history (36 credits) with a grade of C or better in each course. A minimum of eight courses for the major must be taken at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. All history majors must fulfill the following requirements:

1. At least five courses at the 300 or 400 level

2. At least eight courses at the 200 through 400 level

3. History Workshop, 01:506:299, taken by the end of the sophomore year; transfer students must take 01:506:299 in their first semester at Rutgers

4. A History Seminar, either 01:506:401 or 402, usually taken in the junior year, but can be taken in the senior year

5. Of the 12 history courses, at least two must be in each of the following three areas:

a. Global, African, Asian, Latin American, or Native American history (508 and selected 506 courses)

b. European history (510)

c. United States history (512)

6. At least one course focusing on the period before 1500 C.E.

7. History majors shall not count more than two overlapping courses between history and any other majors or minors.

Ancient History and Classics Option

The ancient history and classics option in the history major requires 15, 3-credit courses (of which at least three must be history department courses and at least three must be classics department courses), apportioned as follows:

1. At least two courses in ancient languages (at least two languages: Latin, Greek, and/or other ancient languages offered at the university, e.g., Sanskrit and Hebrew). One of the courses must be a Greek or Latin course at the 200 level or above. Advanced placement can substitute for either or both of the courses, if at the appropriate level. Suggested intermediate courses are 01:490:207 Classical Greek Prose (3) and 01:580:203 Intermediate Latin Prose (3).

2. Three ancient history or classics survey courses at the 200 level, from among:

 01:190:205  Greek Civilization (3)
 01:190:206  Roman Civilization (3)
 01:508:200  Ancient Near East (3)
 01:510:201  Ancient Greece (3)
 01:510:202/01:190:209  Ancient Rome (3)
 01:510:205  History of the Byzantine Empire (3)
 01:510:207  Byzantine Civilization (3)

In consultation with an adviser, appropriate higher-level courses or courses from other departments may be substituted for any of the 200-level courses mentioned above.

3. Six ancient history or classics lecture courses at the 300 level, from among:

 01:190:310  Augustan Rome (3)
 01:190:320  Women in Antiquity (3)
 01:190:322  Greek Political Philosophy (3)
 01:190:325  Cults, Magic, and Witchcraft (3)
 01:190:350/01:510:350  Greek Society (3)
 01:190:355  Ancient Mythology and Society (3)
 01:190:372  Cities of the Classical World (3)
 01:190:373  Pompeii: The Life and Death of a Roman Town (3)
 01:490:306  From Athens to Alexandria (3)
 01:490:391  Readings in Greek Prose (historical topic/author) (3)
 01:510:301  Early Greece (3)
 01:510:302  Classical Greece (3)
 01:510:303  Hellenistic World (3)
 01:510:304  The Rise of the Roman Republic (3)
 01:510:305  The Crisis of the Roman Republic (3)
 01:510:306/01:190:306  Roman Empire (3)
 01:510:307  The Roman World in Late Antiquity (3)
 01:510:308  Creating Culture and History in the Ancient World (3)
 01:510:403  Ancient Warfare and Diplomacy (3)
 01:580:304  Cicero: Orations (3)
 01:580:325  The History of Livy (3)
 01:580:329  Tacitus (3)

4. One ancient history or classics course at the 300 or 400 level focusing on research and writing such as:

 01:490:391  Readings in Greek Prose (historical readings) (3)
 01:506:401,402  History Seminar (ancient topic) (3,3)
 01:506:471,472  Research in History (ancient topic) (3,3)
 01:510:407  Rome in the Age of Augustus (3)
 01:580:369,370  The Seminar in Latin (historical readings) (3,3), college honors, or departmental project (appropriate topic)

5. Three additional courses in history, classics, Latin, or Greek (in any combination, but no more than two of them at the 100 level)

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