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Course Notation Information
Academic Foundations 003
Africana Studies 014
American Studies 050
Ancient and Medieval Civilizations 060
Anthropology 070
Arabic 074
Art, Design, and Art History 080, 081, 082, 083, 085
Arts & Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Biological Sciences 120
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Clinical Laboratory Sciences 191
Computer Science 198
Creative Writing 200
Data Science 219
Economics 220
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
English 350, 352
English: Composition and Writing 355
Environmental Sciences 375
Film Studies 380
French 420
Geoscience/Geology 460
Global Politics 487
Health and Society 502
Health Information Management 504
History 510, 512
Learning Goals
Major Requirements
Minor in History
Minor in Ancient and Medieval Civilizations
Minor in Asian Studies
Minor in Film Studies
Minor in Legal Studies
Minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
Teacher Certification
Courses (History 510)
Courses (American History 512)
History Courses (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Honors 525
Honors Living-Learning Community 526
International Affairs 551
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Journalism 086
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latina/o Studies 597
Legal Studies 603
Linguistics 615
Mathematics 640
Medical Imaging Sciences 658
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 686
Music 087
Neuroscience 112
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies 812
Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology 819
Psychology 830
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Theater 088
Translation and Interpreting Studies 942
Urban Education 300
Video Production 089
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Writing 989
Youth Development & Juvenile Justice 985
Administration and Faculty
Opportunities with New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark
School of Criminal Justice
School of Public Affairs and Administration
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Arts and Sciences-Newark Academic Programs and Courses History 510, 512 Learning Goals  

Learning Goals

History is a versatile and wide-ranging major, offering students many opportunities to expand their knowledge and practical skills. History majors and minors study how cultures, political and economic systems, mentalities, identities, and institutions change over time, and consequently gain insight into the roots of their own experiences and how the world works today. History students also learn valuable skills that can be applied to all manner of future careers: how to analyze evidence and weigh its value and reliability; how to establish likely cause and effect, and find bias and hidden assumptions in sources of information; how to argue persuasively, both verbally and in written form; and how to write clearly and logically. These skills are widely prized in many professions, from law to criminal justice, business to consulting, and scientific research to politics and the public sector.

All students studying history at Rutgers University-Newark should be familiar with the learning goals that the department seeks to fulfill in its courses. These are the goals that all history courses share, and that motivate the overall curriculum that the department has designed for majors and minors. Individual courses might have goals specific to the content of each class.

Students who study history at Rutgers-Newark will develop an understanding of the ways in which our knowledge of past events, experiences, and processes is crucial to an understanding of the present. This entails appreciation of:
1.    How human individuals, communities, and groups are shaped by the pasts of the societies in which they live.

2.    How the institutions central to society both shape and are shaped by those pasts.

3.    The ways in which human agency--how humans believe, produce, create, and act--shapes and is shaped by society.

4.    How economic, political, ideological, cultural, and environmental forces shape and are shaped by human experience.

5.    How the broad diversity of human experience is central to any understanding of the past and the present.
In addition, students of history will develop the following skills:
1.    The ability to read, critically evaluate, and interpret the academic work of historical scholars.

2.    The ability to read, critically evaluate, and interpret a wide range of historical source material, including but not limited to political tracts, laws, diaries and personal papers, speeches, reports, letters, journalistic production, art, literature, and film.

3.    The ability to use both secondary and primary sources to construct arguments about historical events, processes, and experiences.

4.    The ability to express these arguments in effective written work.

5.    The ability to conduct independent historical research and derive original historical arguments from this work.

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