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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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Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
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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 General/Comparative History Courses (506)  

General/Comparative History Courses (506)

01:506:101 World History I (3) Traces human history from the development of modern humans to the beginning of the first era of globalization with the voyage of Columbus to the Americas.
01:506:102 World History II (3) World history since the late 15th century.
01:506:105 Honors Colloquium (3) Study of a contemporary social issue from the perspective of the discipline of history. Specific title available at time of registration through the School of Arts and Sciences honors programs. By permission of the department. Open to students in school honors.
01:506:110 Age of European Global Expansion (3) Traces the rise of Europe to global dominance beginning with early explorers and empire builders, and focuses on Europe's impact on Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
01:506:112 Patterns in Civilization: Love (3) Love and its literary expression in Japan and Europe since the Middle Ages. Comparative analysis of culture and society, political and economic transformations, and religion.
01:506:113 Patterns in Civilization: Death (3) Individual and societal responses to death in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Comparative analysis of culture and society, political and economic transformation, and religion.
01:506:114 World Civilizations: Europe, Africa, and America (3) Family, economy, government, and religion in major civilizations of West Africa, Europe, and North America. Interaction of these three geographical areas through the slave trade, colonialism, and the movement of ideas and culture.
01:506:115 World War II in World History (3) Examines the political, military, economic, social, and cultural dimensions of World War II from the perspectives of its different combatants. Considers the war from the perspective of states, soldiers, and civilians around the world.
01:506:118 Looking at 21st-Century World History (3) Interdisciplinary examination of the role of the visual in both our daily lives and in the way we remember the past. Taught through a series of topics ranging from war and violence to gender, work, and play. Credit not given for both this course and 01:082:118.
01:506:151 History and the News (3) Analysis of the historical background to events in the current week's news; emphasis on how historical knowledge deepens understanding of contemporary issues.
01:506:201 Twentieth-Century Global History to 1945 (3) Emphasis on themes in political-military and social-cultural history worldwide, including imperialism, origins and impact of two world wars, revolutions, fascism, Nazism, and race and gender issues.
01:506:202 Twentieth-Century Global History from 1945 (3) Focus on critical themes from Hiroshima to September 11, 2001, including the atomic age, superpower rivalries, decolonization, population growth and development, globalization, environmental degradation, and terrorism.
01:506:203 Histories of the Pacific (3) Survey of Pacific island peoples and cultures from early navigators and settlers to the colonial and postcolonial eras of the 19th and 20th centuries.
01:506:205 Paris/Tokyo: 1700-Present (3) Comparative study of French and Japanese cultures from 1700 to the present, drawing on literary and visual representations from both traditions.
01:506:210 Sex and Power (3) Investigates how gender relations have changed over time and place by considering different moments in world history. Examines how states, religions, families, and other social or political institutions have created and enforced sex and gender norms.
01:506:211 Women in Europe and the Americas until 1800 (3) Survey of women's roles in Western society and culture--covering Europe and the New World up to about 1800. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:211.
01:506:212 Women in Europe and the United States since 1800 (3) Survey of women's roles in Western society and culture--covering the 19th and 20th centuries. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:212.
01:506:215 The Modern Girl (3) Examines the so-called "modern girl" of the 1920s and 1930s. Representations in fiction, film, and advertisements. Concentrates on the West, with comparative evidence from Asia and Africa. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:260.
01:506:216 Law and History (3) Explores the law through historical and contemporary cases, including disputes about legalization of drugs, religious freedom, and immigration controls, from U.S. and global perspectives.
Required for the Law and History Minor/Certificate.
01:506:220 Piracy: A Global History (3) Examines piracy in world history from Ancient Egypt until the 21st century. Considers its social, political, and economic meanings in different societies.
01:506:221 History of Exploration (3) Exploring expeditions from Columbus to the moon flights. Experiences of explorers; political, economic, and cultural motives for exploration; effects of exploration on society and on views of the world.
01:506:224 Slavery in World History (3) Historical survey of the institution of slavery from antiquity to the present day, with particular attention to the relationship of human bondage to broader progress of social and economic change.
01:506:225 The Black Atlantic World (3) Black Atlantic World (Europe, Atlantic Africa, and the Americas) from the 16th century to the present. Historical, cultural, sociopolitical, and intellectual formations, movements, and connections crisscrossing the Atlantic.
01:506:226 Contemporary Challenges in International Health (3) Examines the history of Western efforts to promote health and nutrition in the developing world, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the former Soviet Republics. Emphasizes the economic, political, and cultural assumptions associated with international health and development.
01:506:233 History of the Future (3) Examines the global history of human attempts to predict the future  from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on the 19-21st century. Engages with topics and concepts from disciplines including meteorology, economics, statistics, computer science, behavioral economics, psychology, and literature to look at attempts to anticipate the future, from fortune telling to sports picks to weather forecasting.
01:506:227 Health, Culture, and Society (3) Integrates perspectives from sociology, history, public health, medicine, and the humanities to define health, understand the diverse ways scholars study health, and identify factors that influence the prevalence, distribution, and experience of four health conditions: obesity; depression; cancer; and HIV/AIDS. Implications of research for medical practice, ethics, and policies to enhance health worldwide. Credit not given for both this course and 01:920:220.
01:506:236 Poverty in World History (3) Explores poverty as people have experienced and understood it in various times, places, and circumstances through world history.
01:506:241 Film and History (3) Presentation of films relating to history and culture, combined with readings and discussions of standard history accounts.
01:506:247 The Seas Around Us: Ocean History in Global Perspective (3) Explores maritime history in a global context from antiquity to the modern period, with a special focus on Polynesian, Malay, Dutch, and Greek mariners, among others.
01:506:249 Climate Politics: A Deep History (3) Studies climate change in the past and present; explores the legitimacy and manipulation of scientific knowledge; analyzes the connections between climate and imperialism in a global context.
01:506:250 Science, Collecting, and Power (3) Explores scientific collections from the ancient world to the present in a global context. Examines the relationship between collecting and science, and how science derives its power from making and using collections.
Credit not given for both this course and 16:082:594.
01:506:251 History of Science and Society (3) Science and its social context from 1500 to the present. Development of ideas; interaction with philosophy, religion, and art; science as a profession.
01:506:252 History of Technology and Society I (3)   Global perspective on the history of materials, energy, manufacturing, transportation, and communication technologies from earliest times to the Industrial Revolution. Central themes include interplay between technology and the pursuits of material wealth, political power, and military, as well as the relationship between early science and burgeoning technology.
01:506:253 History of Technology and Society II (3) History of production, transportation, and communication technologies worldwide from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Integration of science and technology, rise of consumer technologies, and emergence of the United States as a center for technological, economic, military, and political power.
Special Notation: Does not fulfill global requirement for majors.
01:506:254 History of Oil (3) Political and economic history of oil over the 20th and into the 21st century. Oil's impact on the rise and fall of empires, the fates of nation-states, its role in war, as well as its varied impact on social and cultural life.
01:506:255 Science, Nature, and Empire (3) Explores key episodes in the history of science, imperialism, and colonialism in a global context from the 15th to the 21st century.
01:506:260 Wars, Wayfarers, and the Wall: A History of the U.S.-Mexican Border (3) The history of the U.S.-Mexican border from the colonial era to the present and its contemporary significance for national well-being and national identities in the United States and Mexico. Emphasis on this history's influence on contemporary debates regarding immigration, national borders, and the United States' relationship with Mexico and Mexicans.
01:506:271 Jewish History I: Ancient and Medieval (3) Social, economic, religious, and political experiences of the Jewish people from the Biblical world of the ancient Near East until the Middle Ages. Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:201 or 01:685:208.
01:506:272 Jewish History II: Modern (3) Jewish life from the breakdown of traditional society in Europe in the 1700s until the rise of the modern state of Israel in the 20th century. Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:202.
01:506:291,292 Topics in History (3,3) Study of special topics in history at the intermediate level.
01:506:299 History Workshop (3) Introduction to historical research, analysis, and interpretation. Topical lectures and hands-on workshops. Required for all history majors.
01:506:301 Public History: Theory, Method, and Practice (3) Introduction to theory, methods, practice, and politics of public history, exploring production and dissemination of histories in nonacademic settings. Includes workshops conducted by professionals in the field, site visits.
01:506:302 Introduction to Oral History (3) Introduction to oral history and its methods. How to design an oral history project and how to integrate technology into that design.
01:506:303 Digital History (3) History of the United States through space and geography. Focus on three key topics: colonial North America, the American Civil War, and the racial landscape of the modern United States.
01:506:305 Special Topics in Politics, History, and Heritage (3) Special topics emphasizing politics, history, and cultural heritage and preservation studies. Special studies in particular theoretical and practical aspects of historic preservation and conservation. Designed by individual instructor. Credit not given for both this course and 01:082:441.
01:506:313 Women and Social Movements to 1945 (3) In-depth analysis of different ways women have organized for change. Focus on three or four case studies using cross-cultural perspectives to illustrate various themes of gender and collective action by women. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:371.
01:506:314 Women and Social Movements since 1945 (3) Twentieth-century autonomous women's movements, emphasizing the second wave of feminism from cross-cultural perspectives. Selected case studies to illustrate themes of gender and collective action. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:372.
01:506:321 Disease in History (3) Human disease on a global scale from the Paleolithic period to the present, with emphasis on infectious disease and diet.
01:506:322 Black Death to Obesity Epidemic: History of Public Health in the West (3) Surveys attempts to protect the health of human populations from the Black Death in Europe to rising concern about obesity in the United States. Explores shifting patterns of disease and illness, and emergence and growth of public health as a domain of expert knowledge and policy in the United States and Europe.
01:506:324 History of AIDS Pandemic (3) Explores the AIDS epidemic from a range of historical vantage points: science, health care, and social and cultural life in a variety of local, national, international, and institutional contexts. Focuses on United States, Haiti, and Africa.
01:506:325 Living on the Edge : Human Societies in Extreme Environments (3) Focuses on important changes in human history and their origins in extreme environments. Looks closely at environments such as deserts, mountains, and icescapes, from antiquity to the present day, and in a global context.
01:506:328 Atlantic Cultures 1500-1800 (3)   Encounters between peoples of Europe, Africa, and the Americas from the 16th through the 18th centuries. Team-taught, interdisciplinary course with an emphasis on the interpretation of texts and visual images from the era.
01:506:329 Jamestown, 1607, and the Atlantic World (3) The original permanent English New World settlement at Jamestown in 1607, from the perspective of the larger Atlantic World of which it was a part. Course approaches topic through history and other fields such as archaeology, art history, and literature, and is taught from an interdisciplinary perspective.
01:506:330 African Diaspora Liberation Movements (3) Examines liberation movements in Africa and the African diaspora in Europe and the Americas, focusing on common intellectual, political, and social currents. Concentrates on abolitionism, Pan-Africanism, and nationalism, investigating the relationship between elite and mass movements in each case.
01:506:361 History of Socialism and Communism (3) History of movements for socialism and communism, their diverse development on the world scene, and impact on modern history.
01:506:362 Capitalism: The History (3) Explores the nature of capitalism, the relationship between capitalism and history, questions about the relation between capitalism and ideas or events of the modern age.
01:506:363 Imperialism (3) Causes of colonial expansion by European powers, Russia, Japan, and the United States; the nature of colonial empires; and the impact of imperialism on Africa and Asia.
01:506:364 Colonialism to Globalism (3) Differences and similarities of the major European encounters with non-Europeans in modern history.
01:506:373 History of Jewish Women (3) Jewish women's history; examines the religious, social, intellectual, and cultural environments of Jewish women from the biblical period through the 20th century. Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:373 or 01:988:373.
01:506:375 Jewish Immigrant Experience (3) Modern Jewish immigrant experience, focusing on European and Middle Eastern communities resettled in America, Israel, and Europe. Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:375 or 01:685:375.
01:506:390 Historiography: The History of History (3) Explores the history of writing history and the philosophy of history over time.
01:506:391,392 Historical Studies (3,3) Separate sections focusing on different topics at different times and in different areas. Specific titles available at time of registration.
01:506:393 Advanced Topics in the History of Women (3) Advanced course on specialized topic in the history of women.
01:506:401,402 History Seminar (3,3) Introduction to skills and techniques of historical research, including writing a research paper based on primary sources. Specific topics of sections available at time of registration.
01:506:424 Reading and Writing about Nature (3) Exploration of political, philosophical, fictional, and visual texts on relationship between humans and nature in Anglo-North America, late-16th century to present. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
01:506:451 Public History Internship (3) Professional, supervised work for historical society, site, archives, museum, legislative office, or equivalent; 112 hours required. Faculty coordinator evaluates student's paper/product and agency's assessment. Open only to junior and senior history majors.
01:506:452 General History Internship (3) Includes internships in the fields of law, politics, and government. In addition, includes other internships that do not meet the criteria for the Public History Internship Program; 112 hours required. Faculty coordinator evaluates student's paper/product and agency's assessment. Open only to junior and senior history majors. Not eligible for major credit without special permission of undergraduate adviser.
01:506:471,472 Research in History (BA, BA) One-semester independent study projects. Not open to honors candidates.
01:506:473,474 Readings in History (BA, BA) Independent readings under supervision of a member of the department.
01:506:495-496 Honors Program in History (BA,BA) Focus on writing of a major research paper working with an individual professor. A seminar guides students through stages of writing, using short papers as the vehicle for the exploration; includes outlines, rough drafts, etc. Both semesters must be completed to receive degree credit.  
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