2015-2016 Advising Newsletter

Contents

  1. 1  Registration Time!
  2. 2 Registration Information
  3. 3 PRE-REGISTRATION ADVISING MEETINGS
  4. 4 Have questions about advising?
  5. 5 Why do I have a hold on my account?
  6. 6 History Teacher/Cert?
  7. 7 When can I register?
  8. 8 Have basic questions about registration?
  9. 9 Spring 2016 Courses by Category
    1. 9.1 Foundational Core
      1. 9.1.1 Comparative/Thematic History
      2. 9.1.2 European History
      3. 9.1.3 American History
      4. 9.1.4 Latin American History
      5. 9.1.5 Asian History
      6. 9.1.6 African and Middle Eastern History
      7. 9.1.7 Seminars and Independent Study
      8. 9.1.8 Masters in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
      9. 9.1.9 Asian Studies
      10. 9.1.10 Chinese
  10. 10 From the Archives:  Document of the Month
  11. 11 Annual Halloween Lecture
  12. 12 Learn about Kean's exciting graduate program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies! 
  13. 13 History Department in the Spotlight!
  14. 14 Kean University Archives And Special Collections Announces Open Hours For Research
  15. 15 Contact Erin Alghandoor, University Archivist, for more information at ealghand@kean.edu.  Or stop by! Discover Your Family History   
  16. 16 Workshop: Living Across the Pacific
  17. 17 Updates from Liberty Hall! 
    1. 17.1 Toys Through Time: The History of American Fun
      1. 17.1.1 Ghost Tours
      2. 17.1.2 Join us for a spine-tingling tour of Liberty Hall Museum, after hours! Museum staff will share their own paranormal experiences with you before embarking on a guided, candlelit tour of the museum. Perhaps you’ll even come away with your own ghost stories! Light refreshments will be served; space is limited and fills quickly, so make your reservation today! 
      3. 17.1.3 Friday, October 23
  18. 18 NEW COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS
    1. 18.1 Genocide in A Multinational Context:  
    2. 18.2 Travelearn Course on Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Vietnam
  19. 19 Mark your Calendars:

 Registration Time!

Greetings all!  Every semester we produce an edition of the newsletter primarily dedicated to registration and advising. Please read the contents carefully: you will find many of your registration and advising questions answered.  Also plan to attend one of thadvising meetings on October 27th at 3:15pm in Hennings Hall Room 113 or 6:30pm in Townsend 117).

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Registration Information

You will not be able to register for classes until you have your advising block removed.  To have this block removed, you can either attend one of our pre-registration advising meetings (see below) or schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor.  See below for details and ALWAYS BRING YOUR GUIDESHEET TO ADVISING MEETINGS AND APPOINTMENTS!

(PLEASE NOTE THAT KEAN-OCEAN STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED SEPARATELY ABOUT THEIR ADVISING/REGISTRATION SCHEDULE.)

PRE-REGISTRATION ADVISING MEETINGS

Pre-Registration Advising Meetings:
  • Tuesday, October 27, 3:15 PM in Hennings 113)
  • Tuesday, October 27, 6:30pm in T117.
The Department of History will hold its pre-registration advising meeting on Tuesday, October 27th at 3:15 PM in Hennings 113.  We are also offering an evening advising session: it is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27th, at 6:30 PM in Townsend 117. Faculty members will be on hand to conduct advising, answer your questions, and remove advisement blocks.  Please bring your GUIDESHEETS (up-to-date, please), program evaluations and/or degree audits (from KeanWise), and your questions!  If you need a clean GUIDESHEET, download one from the department website.  Click here for GUIDESHEET.

If you cannot attend the meeting, you need to schedule an appointment with your advisor.  To do so, first check his/her office hours on KeanWise, then send him/her an email to schedule an appointment.

When you meet with your advisor, bring your GUIDESHEETS (up-to-date, please), program evaluations, degree audits, and any other relevant information.

Have questions about advising?

Start with Advising FAQs:
 
Please be aware that you can find answers to most of your advising questions on the History Department FAQs posted on the department webpage.  Try looking here first before you see your advisor.

Why do I have a hold on my account?


See University Academic Advisement Policy:

All undergraduate students will be required to receive academic advisement prior to registration. This advisement will be provided by the student’s faculty adviser.  An academic advisement hold will be placed on the student’s account until they have met with their advisor. Students can access their first major advisor information by logging into their KeanWISE account and clicking on the link Search Office Hour by Faculty/Advisor Name. (This link will only provide you with your first major advisor information.)
 
Students admitted into the following programs (EEO, EPIC, Passport, and Spanish-Speaking) will have an additional hold placed on their account. Students in these special admit programs are required to contact their respective program for removal of this hold prior to registration.

Students with a second major or content area will have a second major advisement hold placed on their account until they have met with their second advisor.  

History Teacher/Cert?


You will need to seek advising and have advising blocks removed by BOTH your history advisor AND your education advisor.  

All history/teacher certification majors should seek education advising from Professor Jerry Weiner in Hutchinson J334E.  He can offer advising and information you need about required education courses and fieldwork.  Please consult KeanWise for Professor Weiner's office hours.  He may be reached by email at jweiner@kean.edu, or by phone at 737-4009.

Specific Education advisors: 

Grades 9-12: Dr. Linda Costanzo Cahir, J-334, lcahir@kean.edu

Grades 5-8: Dr. Frank Osborne, J-334, fosborne@kean.edu

Grades K-5: Prof. Patrick Ippolito, J-330, pippolit@kean.edu

Bilingual Ed: Dr. Gail Verdi, J-330, gverdi@kean.edu

Special Ed: Dr. Barbara Lee, J-317, blee@kean.edu
 

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification: Dr. Ethel Eaddy, J-102 eeaddy@kean.edu and www.kean.edu/~pbtc


When can I register?


To find out, follow this link (System Availability) to the registrar's "system availability" schedule. 

Have basic questions about registration?


Try the "Preparing for Registration" page on the registrar's website.

Spring 2016 Courses by Category

Below you will find Spring 2016 history courses listed by category.  For a complete list, remember to consult the department website at http://history.kean.edu/courses.

Foundational Core

WORLD CIVILIZATION I
WORLD CIVILIZATION II
US HISTORY TO 1877
US HISTORY 1877 - PRESENT

Comparative/Thematic History

PERPECTIVES ON HISTORY
SPECIAL TOPICS/IRELAND, FAMINE, GENOCIDE, AND REVOLUTION
SPECIAL TOPICS/DIGITAL HUMANITIES
SPECIAL TOPICS/HISTORIC PRESERVATION
THE ATLANTIC WORLD
WORLD WAR II

European History

ROMAN CIVILIZATION
THE TUDOR STUART-AGE
NAZI ERA GERMANY
RENAISSANCE EUROPE
IRELAND: 1801-1977
SPECIAL TOPICS/IRELAND, FAMINE, GENOCIDE, AND REVOLUTION
THE CRUSADES
REVOLUTIONARY SOVIET RUSSIA
HISTORY OF GERMANY
THE ATLANTIC WORLD

American History

BLACK HISTORY TO 1900
AMERICAN WEST
HISTORY OF NEW JERSEY
HISTORY OF SPORTS IN US
AMERICA IN THE 1960'S
HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN VIETNAM
CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION

Latin American History

MODERN LATIN AMERICA
GENOCIDE IN LATIN AMERICA

Asian History

MODERNIZATION OF CHINA & JAPAN
THE RISE OF MODERN JAPAN

African and Middle Eastern History

AFRICAN HISTORY SINCE 1885
ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION
MODERN ISRAEL
THE CRUSADES

Seminars and Independent Study

SPECIAL TOPICS/DIGITAL HUMANITIES
SPECIAL TOPICS/IRELAND, FAMINE, GENOCIDE, AND REVOLUTION
SPECIAL TOPICS/HISTORIC PRESERVATION
SENIOR SEMINAR IN HISTORY
FIELD WORK & SEMINAR IN URBAN STUDIES
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HISTORY

Masters in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

HISTORY OF HOLOCAUST II
SURVIVAL STRATEGIES
GENOCIDE IN LATIN AMERICA
TRAVEL LEARN
FIELD WORK & INTERNSHIP SEMINAR
SPECIAL TOPICS/IRELAND, FAMINE, GENOCIDE, AND REVOLUTION

Asian Studies

INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN STUDIES
SURVEY OF CHINESE CULTURE
INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CIVILIZATION
INDIAN CINEMA
CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE AND FILM
INTERNSHIP IN ASIAN STUDIES
INDEPENDENT STUDY

Chinese

BASIC CHINESE I
BASIC CHINESE II
INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II
ADVANCED CHINESE II


From the Archives:  Document of the Month


Annual Halloween Lecture


October 29th, from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Liberty Hall Wagon Shed

Learn about Kean's exciting graduate program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies! 

You are invited to join us for an opportunity to learn about one of the university's fastest growing graduate programs and one of our nation's distinctive programs exploring genocide and the world's response. Consider applying!

Information Session with the director, Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30 pm in the History Department seminar room, Townsend Hall 117. 

History Department in the Spotlight!

A new History Channel series, called 'True Monsters,' will feature Dr. Brian Regal talking about the Jersey Devil as well as other monster related topics. The first episode debuted on Friday October 9 at 10 pm and included Dr. Regal's work on the Jersey Devil.  If you missed it, check it out on Hulu and then tune in for several successive Friday nights.  For more on the series, click here.

Kean University Archives And Special Collections Announces Open Hours For Research


Contact Erin Alghandoor, University Archivist, for more information at ealghand@kean.edu.  Or stop by!

Discover Your Family History   

Every family has a unique story. Do you know yours?

The Kean University Archives and Special Collections will offer an informal “You 101” series this fall. Whether you’re the first generation or fifth, we’ll cover how to get started, stay organized, and help each other climb over brick walls.

Students who participate in all four seminars and create a basic family tree can enter a raffle to win $99 towards the DNA analysis company of their choice (Ancestry DNA, 23andMe, and Family Tree DNA cost $99, others are available for more $).

You spend your whole college career studying other people - study YOU, too! All sessions take place in Library room L116.  For more information, contact University Archivist Erin Alghandoor at ealghand@kean.edu.

October: Homecoming
Monday, 10/19, 3:20-4:30
Thursday, 10/22, 12:30-1:30

November: Share and Learn
Monday, 11/16, 3:20-4:30
Thursday, 11/19, 12:30-1:30

December: Dig Deeper
Monday, 12/14, 3:20-4:30
Thursday, 12/17, 12:30-1:30

Workshop: Living Across the Pacific

Come hear from the panel of faculty, scholars, and students about their experience living, working and studying in Wenzhou, China and Kean USA. Both perspectives will be represented.

Thursday, October 22nd from 3:20 to 4:20pm at the Little Theater

Updates from Liberty Hall! 

Toys Through Time: The History of American Fun

Our highly anticipated toy exhibit Toys through Time: The History of American Fun encompasses five rooms in the museum and will have interactive and hands-on features. The collection ranges from about 1850 to 1950 and will include board games, dolls, trucks, rocking horses, puppets, doll houses and so much more! This fun-for-all-ages exhibit will also be the first time a New Jersey museum will use “augmented reality” technology to enhance the visitor experience. Students at Kean University’s Robert Busch School of Design created six augmented reality posters that will be displayed throughout the exhibit. When viewed through a smartphone or tablet camera using a free app, the posters reveal the additional content. The museum will have iPads available for visitors without access to a smartphone or tablet. The Toys Through Time exhibit will also give visitors a chance to play. Not only will visitors get the chance to view all of these amazing toys, the tour will conclude in an interactive playroom where they will be able to play with reproduction vintage toys, some of which they saw in the exhibit. Toys Through Time will be up through July 2016.

For more on this exhibit check out the coverage from News 12 New Jersey!

Program Time: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tours leave every hour; Last tour leaves at 3 p.m.)

Program Admission: Kean University Students, Faculty & Staff are Free (with ID)

Ghost Tours

Join us for a spine-tingling tour of Liberty Hall Museum, after hours! Museum staff will share their own paranormal experiences with you before embarking on a guided, candlelit tour of the museum. Perhaps you’ll even come away with your own ghost stories! Light refreshments will be served; space is limited and fills quickly, so make your reservation today! 

Friday, October 23

Program Time: 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. (the 7 p.m. tour is suggested for families with younger children)
Program Fee: $20 for adults; $18 for Kean Alumni/Students/Staff; $13 for children (16 years and younger)

Reservations required by October 17, please call 908-527-0400 or email libertyhall@kean.edu

NEW COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Genocide in A Multinational Context:  

Travelearn Course on Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Vietnam

Sponsored by the Masters of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies this course will take an interested group of mature students to sites of alleged genocides in three Asian countries: Cambodia, Bangladesh, Vietnam.

For more information:  Contact Dr. Sue Gronewold at sgronewo@kean.edu

Costs: $3,650* includes: Airfare to/from Asia, air travel within Asia, hotels and special meals, visas, local guides, lectures by specialists, all entrance fees

Course: MAHG 5025-Travelearn: Genocide in A Multinational Context

Travel Dates: March 4-15, 2016

In these three countries, we will:
• Visit mass killing sites
• See the moving memorials that have been erected
• Attend ongoing tribunals in both Bangladesh and Cambodia
• Get acquainted with the splendors of their historic civilizations, and modern metropolises in all three of these fascinating countries.
• Hear from scholars, witnesses, and survivors about their experiences and how they are healing themselves and their countries


Mark your Calendars:

October 22: Writing Workshop, "How to Take an Essay Exam," T111, 3:15. Dr. Mayer.
October 19 & 22: "You 101," Genealogy workshop: Homecoming. Erin Alghandoor, (10/22) 3:20, (10/22) 12pm, Library, Special Collections room.
October 27: Mass Advising Meetings, 3:15pm & 6:30pm, contact Dr. Hyde.
October 29: Halloween Lecture (tentative) "The Occult in China," Dr. Xurong Kong. Rm TBA, contact Dr. Regal.
November 7: Historic Preservation workshop. "Getting your House (Museum) in Order," Rm TBA, contact Dr. Mercantini.
November 12: Writing Workshop, "How to Write a History Paper," T111, 3:15. Dr. Hyde.
November 16 & 19: "You 101," Genealogy workshop: Share and Learn. Erin Alghandoor, (11/16) 3:20, (11/19) 12pm, Library, Special Collections room.
November 17: World War II Scrapbook Project, Student presentations. Rm TBA, contact Drs. Mercantini or Hyde.
December 14 & 17: "You 101," Genealogy workshop: Gig Deeper. Erin Alghandoor, (11/16) 3:20, (11/19) 12pm, Library, Special Collections room.