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

Certificate Programs and Requirements

Law and History Certificate

The certificate in law and history provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the study of law, with a particular focus on the role of history in examining law and legal culture in their social contexts. The certificate in law and history consists of five 3-credit courses, passed with a grade of C or better, from the following list. No more than one course used to complete a major or minor in another department can be used to fulfill the requirements of the law and history certificate.

01:506:216  Law and History (required introductory course)

Four of the following history courses:

01:508:110  Political Islam: Present and Past
01:506:220  Piracy: A Global History
01:506:236  Poverty in World History
01:506:260  Wars, Wayfarers, and the Wall: A History of the U.S.-Mexican Border
01:510:345  English Constitutional History to 1688
01:510:394  Human Rights
01:512:215  American Legal History
01:512:216  Famous Trials
01:512:250  Natives and Newcomers: Immigration and Migration in U.S. History
01:512:308  History and Asylum Law
01:512:317  Murder in American History
01:512:322  Drugs: A Social History
01:512:368  History of Civil Rights, 1900-1980
01:512:383  Women's Rights in America, 1800-1930
01:512:385  Women Behaving Badly
01:512:402  American Constitutional History to 1865
01:512:404  American Constitutional History from 1865

One of the following electives from outside of the Department of History:

Africana Studies
01:014:353  Black Community Law and Social Change
01:070:360  Law, Justice, Rights
Criminal Justice
(Special permission numbers are required for the following courses):
01:202:201  Introduction to Criminal Justice (recommended)
01:202:202  Police
01:202:203  Prisons and Prisoners
01:202:204  Crime and Public Policy
01:202:205  Criminal Procedure
01:220:395  Law and Economics
(01:220:102 and 01:220:103 are prerequisites for 01:220:395, and precalculus math is a prerequisite for 01:220:102 and 01:220:103)
Latino and Caribbean Studies
01:595:370  Law and the Latino Community
Middle Eastern Studies
01:685:457  Islamic Law and Jurisprudence
01:730:345  Philosophy and the Law
01:730:358  Philosophy of Law
01:730:341  Ethics through History
01:730:342  Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Social and Political Philosophy
Political Science
01:790:340  Law and Society
01:790:373  Legal Philosophy, Rights, and Justice
01:790:401  American Constitutional Law I
01:790:404  Politics of Criminal Justice
01:790:406  Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
01:790:409  Courts and Public Policy
01:790:426  Gender, Public Policy, and the Law
01:840:425  Seminar on Law and Religion
01:920:349  Law and Society 
01:920:222  Criminology
01:920:304  Sociology of Deviant Behavior
01:920:361  Sociology of Drug Use
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
01:988:307  Women and the Law

Public History Certificate

Public history explores interpretations of the past produced for the general public in a variety of different settings such as museums, archives, historical preservation, monuments, etc. The certificate in public history consists of the following five courses:
1. History Workshop 01:506:299
2. Public History: Theory, Method, and Practice 01:506:301
3. Introduction to Oral History 01:506:302 or Digital History 01:506:303 or a class on digital humanities (01:506:299 and 01:506:301 should be prerequisites for coursework in oral history or digital history)
4. One elective. See history department's website for approved electives:
5. Public History Internship 01:506:451
STEM in Society Certificate

The certificate in STEM and society examines science, technology and engineering, environment, medicine, and quantification in their historical contexts from the ancient world to the 21st century. The certificate in STEM and society consists of five 3-credit courses, passed with a grade of C or better, from the following list:
01:506:226  Contemporary Challenges in International Health
01:506:227  Health, Culture, and Society
01:506:233  History of the Future
01:506:247  The Seas Around Us: Ocean History in Global Perspective
01:506:249  Climate Politics: A Deep History
01:506:250  Science, Collecting, and Power
01:506:251  History of Science and Society
01:506:252  History of Technology and Society I
01:506:253  History of Technology and Society II
01:506:254  History of Oil
01:506:255  Science, Nature, and Empire
01:508:328  History of Health and Healing in Africa
01:512:121  Health and Environment in America
01:512:210  Food in the United States and the World
01:512:235  Accidents and Disasters in the United States and the World
01:506:321  Disease in History
01:506:322  Black Death to Obesity Epidemic: History of Public Health in the West
01:506:324  History of AIDS Pandemic
01:506:325  Living on the Edge: Human Societies in Extreme Environments
01:508:255  Global Environmental History
01:508:364  Environmental History of Latin America
01:510:248  The Last Climate Crisis: Histories of "The Little Ice Age" c. 1300-1800
01:512:121  Health and Environment in America
01:512:237  Data: A Social History
01:512:321  Health Care and Society in America
01:512:322  Drugs: A Social History
01:512:323,324  History of the North American Environment
01:512:328  Science in American Culture
01:512:329  Technology and Nature in American History
01:512:229  History of Medical Ethics
01:512:230  History of Medicine in Film
01:508:328  History of Health and Healing in Africa
01:880:210  The Edison Effect: Technological Innovation in American Culture
01:880:212  Science and Dollars: The Business of Innovation Since the Age of Edison  
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