01:512:103Making of America: Colonization to Civil War (3) Political, economic, and social history of the United States from colonial times to the Civil War.
01:512:104Making of America: Gilded Age to Global Power (3) Political, economic, and social history of the United States from the Civil War to the present.
01:512:107Gateway to Making of America: Colonization to Civil War (4) U.S. history to 1877, with weekly recitation section. Registration through school dean.
01:512:108Gateway to Making of America: Gilded Age to Global Power (4) U.S. history since 1877, with weekly recitation section. Registration through school dean.
01:512:111 Race, Place, and Space in American History (3) Explores the interplay of social, historical, and spatial forces in configuring American racial formations and identities--white, black, Indian, and Asia--from the colonial period to the present. Situates race in geographical context and assesses how modern America has been influenced by the historical development of racialized spaces and places.
01:512:121Health and Environment in America (3) Changing manner in which Americans perceived and responded to health-related problems involving both the individual and the physical and social environment from the 17th to the 20th century.
01:512:191,192 American Topics (3,3)Study of special topics in American history at the introductory level.
01:512:205 The American Presidency (3)Examines the American presidency in historical perspective, including the powers of the office, its place in the American imagination, and the substantive achievement of the most significant presidents.
01:512:210Food in the United States and the World (3)Examines the histories of food production and consumption in the United States and the world from the colonial era
to the 21st century, with particular emphasis on the 19th and
20th centuries. Considers how
political and economic power relations, social norms, and cultural traditions
regarding food production and consumption have changed over time.
01:512:212Cowboys and Indians on the Western Frontier (3)Introduction to the history of the west and tensions between native people and settlers.
01:512:215American Legal History (3)American legal history from the 18th century to the
contemporary era. Focus on specific case studies in the history of American law.
01:512:216Famous Trials (3)Examines famous American
trials (Sacco and Vanzetti, Scopes, Scottsboro, Hiss) with comparative trials
from world history (Galileo, Dreyfus, Oscar Wilde). Includes film portrayals
and 21st-century parallels.
01:512:220Your Family in History (3) American history from the perspective of a student's own family or
ethnic group. Impact of social, cultural, economic, and religious
changes on the family.
01:512:225Sexuality in America (3)The history of sexuality in American history
from early colonization to contemporary America. Explores the factors that shaped people's sexual lives and
introduces students to the historical study of sexuality.
01:512:229History of Medical Ethics (3)Overview of medical ethics in
19th and 20th century United States and the historical milestones that led to our
current system of research oversight. Traces history of research with human subjects prior to the
establishment of bioethics as a field and examines discussion and practice
surrounding human subjects research in late 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment,
ethical issues in human reproduction, ethics of death and dying, ethics of
commodification of medical care.
01:512:230History of Medicine in Film (3)Portrayals of medicine and medical care in American film over the past 80 years. What popular
films can tell us about the cultural images of physicians, technology, and medicine in American society.
01:512:231American Jewish History (3)History of the Jews in the New World, beginning in the middle of the 17th century, and then focusing on the United States until the present.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:231.
01:512:235Accidents and Disasters in the United States and the World (3)Examines the histories of accidents and disasters in the United States and the world from the 17th to the 21st centuries, with
particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.
01:512:236Edison and His Era (3) Work of Thomas Edison as a vehicle for understanding the transformation of the American economy and culture from 1880-1930.
01:512:240World War I (3) Study of the causes, course, and consequences of World War I, with particular emphasis on American culture and foreign policy within Western civilization.
01:512:242World War II (3) Study of the causes, course, and aftermath of World War II, with particular emphasis on the place of American culture and foreign policy within world politics.
01:512:250Natives and Newcomers: Immigration and Migration in U.S. History (3)Immigration and migration in
U.S. history from precolonial societies to the present. Critical examination of
the dynamics of im/migration over several centuries, challenging common fundamental
views. Considers im/migration from the perspective of natives or "the nation" and from the view of newcomers.
01:512:260American Slavery (3)Examines the institution of
slavery from 1619 through the Civil War. Considers how slavery changed over time
and how it was experienced in different regions.
01:512:262African-American History to 1877 (3)African-American history from origins in Atlantic Africa to the end of the Civil War. Focal points
include the Atlantic African background, the Atlantic slave trade, Antebellum slavery, slave culture, and the Civil War. Explores forces which have converged to create African-American peoples and shape their lives, communities, and cultures in early North America.
01:512:263African-American History, 1877 to Present (3)African-American history from
defeat of Reconstruction to present. Topics covered include the post-Reconstruction period, Jim Crow, urbanization, and migration, as well as
African-Americans' experiences with education, housing, and justice in the U.S.
legal system. Examines key social justice movements such as the Civil Rights
Movement and Black Power.
01:512:266History of the Black American (3) Survey of the history of the black American from the colonial era to the present. Includes such topics as slavery, the Reconstruction era, the Washington-DuBois controversy, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights movement.
01:512:268Plantation to White House (3)Exploration of the history of blackness in America, from colonial times to the present, with key questions focusing on slavery, citizenship,
gender, and racial identity.
01:512:278Popular Music in American History (3) Popular music examined within the broader social and cultural context
of America's past. Significant historical changes in musical
01:512:280News Media and Government in American History (3)Examines relationship between media and institutions, and the processes through which people and societies make political choices.Credit not given for both this course and 04:567:278.
01:512:282Sport in History (3) Role of sport in ancient and preindustrial societies; modernization of sport following the Industrial Revolution; social functions and aesthetics of sport; women in sport; sport in contemporary society.
01:512:291,292 Topics in History (3,3) Study of special topics in American history at the intermediate level.
01:512:300History of Colonial America (3) From the Age of Discovery through the American Revolution, with particular emphasis on political, economic, and social history.
01:512:301The American Revolution (3) Coming of the American Revolution seen in its world setting; various interpretations of the causes: ideological, constitutional, social, economic, political, diplomatic, and military perspectives.
01:512:302The United States: The Young Republic (3) Examination of the principal political, economic, and social forces that were responsible for the development of the new nation.
01:512:303American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1848-1880 (3) Analysis of major forces 1848 to 1880. Emphasis on the more immediate background to the war; how the war began; how it was fought; and why Reconstruction developed and collapsed.
01:512:304The Forging of Modern America, 1880-1920 (3) Political reform movements against the background of industrial development, urbanization, and immigration in the United States from 1880 to 1920.
01:512:305U.S. History, 1914-1945 (3) U.S. history from World War I through World War II, emphasizing major themes in U.S. politics, society, culture, and diplomacy.
01:512:306U.S. History, 1945 to the Present (3) U.S. history emphasizing the cold war, McCarthyism, and the major political, social, and economic trends of the 1960s and 1970s.
01:512:310New Jersey History (3)New Jersey from its
proprietorial beginnings to the present. Emphasis on those factors that have
been most influential in determining the character of the state today.
01:512:311History of American Education (3)A historical survey of American education from the colonial period to the present. Topics considered
will include the following: 1) colonial American education; 2) the origins of
common schools; 3) the development of a public school system; and 4) 20th- and
21st-century educational reform.
Credit not given for both this course and 05:300:364.
01:512:313Childhood in America (3)Introduction to childhood
as a subject of historical inquiry, exploring both childhood as a cultural
expression and children as historical subjects over the course of 400 years of American experience in psychological, religious, social, educational,
economic, and political terms.
01:512:314The City in American History (3) Urbanization from the colonial city to the 20th-century metropolis; urban population, institutions, problems, and planning; urbanism in American culture.
01:512:315Famous Trials in Modern America (3) Civil liberties and civil rights trials in 20th-century America: Abrams, Sacco and Vanzetti, Scopes, Scottsboro, Rosenbergs, Hiss, Roe v. Wade.
01:512:316Radicalism in America (3) Ideas of the outstanding radicals in American history (18th century to the present), the areas of discontent, and an analysis of the response of the American community.
01:512:317Murder in American History (3) Famous murders (and other capital crimes) illustrating major cultural and political trends in American life. May include Salem witchcraft, the Boston Massacre, Sacco and Vanzetti, Lindbergh, Leopold and Loeb, and Emmett Till.
01:512:318History of Political Corruption and Reform in America (3)The long history of political corruption in
America, and the reform movements designed to combat corruption. From colonial America to the present.
01:512:319Nineteenth-Century Architecture and Society in the United States (3)Overview of the social and intellectual history of
architecture in the United States to 1900. Role of architecture in societal transformations (the development of nationhood, industrialization, and
urbanization). Emphasis on the invention of new building types, including universities, government buildings, prisons, hospitals, railroad stations, and the architecture of World's Fairs.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:082:391.
01:512:320American Frontier History (3) Mythology, theory, and reality of the frontier in American social, cultural, and environmental development from discovery to the present.
01:512:321Health Care and Society in America (3) History of disease in America from the age of smallpox and scarlet fever to the era of AIDS; and history of health and health care from the colonial era to present.
01:512:322Drugs: A Social History (3)History of drug use in modern America, drugs in the
underground and informal economy, drug epidemics, and government response in the United States after World War II.
01:512:323,324History of the North American Environment (3,3) Comparative study of the interplay of culture, society, and environment in Canadian, U.S., and Mexican history.
01:512:328Science in American Culture (3) Place of science in U.S. history. Science and exploration, war, the economy, and social problems; growth of research and educational institutions; popular science and antiscience.
01:512:329Technology and Nature in American History (3)Historical exploration of the shaping of
American history by technological and natural forces. From colonial America to the 21st century; from Walden Pond to Yosemite National Park, an
exploration of land-use patterns, transportation networks, suburbanization, ideas about wilderness, environmental politics, and other topics.
01:512:332American Economic Growth since 1860 (3) Main currents and major factors in American economic growth, welfare, and decision making, 1860 to the present. Critical evaluation and interpretation of economic issues.
01:512:335History on Film (3) Examination of films that interpret the American past and engage major historical issues.
01:512:347War, Peace, and the Military of the United States to 1877 (3) Survey of American attitudes toward and developments in regard to war, peace, and the military from colonial times through the Civil War and the end of Reconstruction.
01:512:348War, Peace, and the Military of the United States since 1877 (3) Survey of American attitudes toward and developments in regard to war, peace, and the military from modernization of the army and navy beginning in the late 19th century through the Spanish-American War, two world wars, the Korean and Vietnam wars, to the present military situation.
01:512:350From Colonies to Empire: American Foreign Relations to 1898 (3) American foreign relations from the colonists' conflicts with Native
Americans to the Spanish-American War. Territorial expansion,
diplomatic principles, economic expansion, and rise of the "New Empire."
01:512:351Mexican-American History (3)Examination of major themes in Mexican American/Chicano history since the 19th century. Topics include Spanish empire, Anglo-American
conquest, racial hierarchies, labor migration, politics, popular culture,
gender, sexuality, and social movements.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:351.
01:512:352U.S. Foreign Relations since 1898 (3) American foreign relations from the Spanish-American War to the end of the cold war: Imperialism, Wilsonian interventionism, World War II, cold war, and détente.
01:512:354America, Russia, and the Cold War (3) Examines the shift from friendship to antipathy between Russia and America in the late 19th century and early 20th century; the roots
of Soviet-American ideological rivalry; superpower competition and global conflicts after 1945; détente; the ending of the Cold War; and the question of a "new Cold War" in the 21st century.
01:512:355America's Rise to Global Power (3) Technology as the key source of U.S. identity and projection of power and culture overseas. Focus on the interaction of United States and Asian and African societies.
01:512:356The Thirty Years' War: America in Vietnam (3) Examination of the causes and effects of the war in Vietnam with special emphasis on the United States and its role.
01:512:359Race, Culture, and Politics: Blacks and Jews in America (3)How black and Jewish identities have evolved in relationship
to one another through an examination of social and political history,
literature, and film.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:359 or 01:014:359 or 01:050:339.
01:512:360Latino History (3)History of people of Latin American and Hispanic Caribbean descent in the United States over the last two centuries. Experiences of exile, labor migrants, refugees, and colonial subjects. Formation of communities, political and labor struggles, and racial/ethnic identities. Special Notation: Not open to first-year students. Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:369.
01:512:361History of the South (3) Development of southern society from the settlements of Virginia to the present. Aspects of life in the South that distinguish this region from others in the United States.
01:512:362 Black Family in American History (3)Defines and interprets the black family at different points in American history. Also explores such contemporary topics as the rise of the "underclass" black family, and the tendency toward "singleness" in black America.
01:512:363African-American Women's History (3)Examines the diversity of
African-American women's lives and the development of women, work, and culture
from the colonial era through the late 20th century.
01:512:364History of Blacks in Urban America (3) Explores aspects of black urban life from the early years of the nation to the present. Migration. Examination of contemporary black urban America.
01:512:365African-American History Since 1945 (3)Social history, politics, and culture of African-American life in the United States from 1945 to the present.
01:512:366History of Race and Sex in America (3) Examines how race and gender have independently and jointly determined life chances throughout American history. Credit not given for both this course and 01:014:366 and 01:988:329.
01:512:368History of Civil Rights, 1900-1980 (3) Politico-economic, demographic, cultural, and legal forces generating and shaping the struggle for racial justice in the United States from the beginning of the 20th century.
01:512:370History of American Thought to 1850 (3) Principal ideas about humanity, God, nature, and society in American history from Puritan America to 1850.
01:512:372History of American Thought since 1850 (3) Principal ideas about humanity, God, nature, and society in American history from 1850 to present.
01:512:373African Americans in a Revolutionary World, 1910-1940 (3)History of black migration
to the urban South and North, Harlem Renaissance and the New Negro movement,
the entrance of black people into industrial employment, the establishment of
black urban communities, the development of black political activism and
artistic production, pan-Africanism and the connection of black activists to
global networks of activists and intellectuals in the Caribbean and Europe.
01:512:374Cultural History of the United States: 20th Century (3) Nature of American culture by study of folk, popular, and elite cultural products, verbal and nonverbal, in a world of mass production and consumption.
01:512:375Gay and Lesbian History in the United States (3)Introduction to gay and lesbian history in the United States; explores same-sex desire, queer identities, community formation, and social movements from the colonial period to present. Particular emphasis on queer history's place in the larger context of U.S. political, social, and cultural movements in history.
01:512:376American Culture in the 1950s (3) Survey of major cultural and political developments of the 1950s. Growth of advertising, consumerism, television, popular music, the "Ike Age," and McCarthy; perceptions of race and sex.
01:512:377The 1960s (3) Examines the political culture of the 1960s, centering on conflicts between the forces of order, consensus, and containment, and the social forces of protest, resistance, and liberation.
01:512:379African-American History, 1877 to Present (3) African-American history from defeat of Reconstruction to present.
01:512:380Women in American History I (3) Changing status of women from settlement to Reconstruction, including the study of work, family, religion, sexuality, organizations, and feminism. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:380.
01:512:381Women in American History II (3) Changing status of women from Reconstruction to the present, including the study of work, family, religion, sexuality, organizations, and feminism. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:390.
01:512:383Women's Rights in America, 1800-1930 (3)Explores women's rights movements in the United States from 1800-1930 in the context of larger developments in the Atlantic World. Movements studied include abolition of slavery, legal rights, labor organizing, peace, suffrage, and sex radicalism.
01:512:385Women Behaving Badly (3)History of women behaving
badly in the late 19th- and early 20th-century United States. Examines histories of women criminals as well
as experiences of women who transgressed racial, gendered, and sexual
boundaries. Analysis of crime and female
sexual deviance as well as efforts to curtail and reform disorderly women.
Emphasis on social constructions of morality, delinquency, and womanhood.
01:512:391,392Historical Studies (3,3) Separate sections focusing on different topics at different times and in different areas. Specific titles available at time of registration.
01:512:395The Electronic Century: Technology and Popular Culture Description (3) Shaping of American social and cultural life in the 20th century by electrical, electronic, communications, and computer technologies.
01:512:400History of American Politics (3) Conduct of politics in the United States, including the origin and development of political parties, characteristic forms of political behavior, and relationship of parties to democratic government.
01:512:402American Constitutional History to 1865 (3) Study of the origins of the American Constitutional system: American Revolution; Constitutional Convention of 1787; Bill of Rights; Marshall and Taney courts; slavery, racism, and the Civil War.
01:512:404American Constitutional History from 1865 (3) Supreme Court's role in interpreting the Constitution from the Civil
War and Reconstruction (and passage of the 14th Amendment) to the
present. Regulation of the economy and the "right to work"; free speech
in war and peace; the New Deal; the due process "revolution"; abortion;
affirmative action; and freedom of and from religion.
01:512:432History of Business in America (3) Historical view of the growth and change of business institutions in the United States from the colonial era to the present.
01:512:434History of Labor Movement (3) Impact of industrialization on the workforce of the United States. Economic pressures, technological developments, and ethnic subcultures as related to the social history of the working class.
01:512:438Oral History Fieldwork (3) Problems, theories, and methods of conducting field interviews and transcribing, editing, and analyzing oral sources. Students document New Jersey families; ethnic communities; and labor, business, religious, and political groups.