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.  And plan to attend one of the October 21st advising meetings  at 3:15pm in Bruce 109 or 6:30pm in T111).

Do not forget to check the website (history.kean.edu) frequently, "like" us on facebook, and follow us on Twitter @KeanHistory!

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 21, 3:15 PM in Bruce 109)
  • Tuesday, October 21, 6:30pm in T111.
The Department of History will hold its pre-registration advising meeting on Tuesday, October 21st at 3:15 PM in Bruce 109.  We are also offering an evening advising session:  it is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21st, at 6:30 PM in Townsend 111.  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 2014 Courses by Category

Below you will find Spring 2014 history courses listed by category.  For a complete list, remember to consult the department website at http://history.kean.edu/courses.
 

Introductory

HISTORY OF WESTERN CIV I

HISTORY WESTERN CIV II

WORLDS OF HISTORY

 

Comparative/Thematic History

PERSPECTIVES ON HISTORY

PUBLIC HISTORY I

PUBLIC HISTORY II

WOMEN IN THE MODERN AGE

WORLD WAR II

HISTORY OF THE BOOK

HISTORY OF CRIME

HISTORY OF ALCHEMY

 

European History

MEDIEVAL EUROPE II

THE TUDOR-STUART AGE

THE CRUSADES

REVOLUTIONARY ERA

REVOLUTIONARY/SOVIET RUSSIA

WEIMAR GERMANY

 

American History

US HISTORY TO 1877

US HISTORY 1877 - PRESENT

20TH CENTURY BLACK HISTORY

HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN AMERICA

AMERICAN WEST

HISTORY OF NEW JERSEY

HISTORY OF SPORTS IN THE US

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN VIETNAM

HISTORY OF CRIME

THE COLD WAR

CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION

WOMEN IN THE MODERN ERA

 

Latin American History

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICA

HISTORY OF CUBA 

AZTECS AND MAYAS   

 

Asian History

MODERNIZATION OF CHINA & JAPAN

CHINA IN THE 20TH CENTURY

 

African and Middle Eastern History

AFRICAN HISTORY SINCE 1885

ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION

THE CRUSADES

 

Seminars and Independent Study

HONORS SEMINAR IN HISTORY

FLD WRK & SEMINAR URB STDIES

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HISTORY


Asian Studies


Basic Chinese II  

Intermediate Chinese II 

Advanced Chinese II 


Survey of Chinese Culture

Chinese Literature in Translation I  

Indian Cinema 

Chinese Popular Culture & Film 

Images of Asian and Asian Americans

Internship in Asian Studies

Independent Study


Additional Degree Programs

B.A. in History, Honors Option

The Department of History is pleased to announce that it has launched its Honors Program. 
  • Are you considering graduate school? or law school?
  • Do you want your resume to stand out in applying for teaching jobs?
  • Do you want the opportunity to do original historical research?
  • If your answer to any one of the above questions is "yes," then you should strongly consider applying. Honors degrees tell graduate admissions committees and potential employers that you are a high achieving and hard working student and that you therefore deserve their consideration.

The History Honors Program has the same number of credit hours as the B.A. in history and requires no extra courses. It entails taking Honors Readings Seminars in US, European, or World history as part of your upper level course requirements, completing an Honors section of Senior Seminar, and completing an Honors thesis in which you will be guided through the research and writing of a piece of original historical research.

Admission to the program is by application (click here for admission application and further information). Eligible students should have a minimum GPA of 3.75 and have completed 12 credit hours in history. Students whose GPA is lower than 3.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have questions, email Drs. Mercantini and Hyde at honorshistory@kean.edu.

Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies



Not too early to start thinking about life - and a rewarding career - after college. Consider a graduate program designed to inspire.

Consider a strong career in education, human rights, public policy, and other growing professional fields

The opportunities are impressive:
  • An internship program with local, national, and international human rights agencies
  • An overseas study experience with guided visits to sites where genocide occurred
  • An opportunity to study human rights at our partner university outside London
  • An invitation to present your work at national and international conferences
You can start now, before you graduate.

Register for ID 1800: The Holocaust, Genocide, and Modern Humanity. Earn history major credit at the 3000 level and get an idea about this exceptional graduate program.
Register for a graduate course in your senior year. Earn up to six credits to jump-start your masters degree.

Here's how you can learn more:

For details, visit http://grad.kean.edu/mahgs
Read all about the program: grad.kean.edu/mahgs.
Email Dr. C. Brid Nicholson at cnichols@kean.edu.

B.A. in Asian Studies

Kean University Asian Studies graduates will gain an informed, global perspective, as well as expertise in Asia sought by employers in a wide range of professions including business, government, international companies and organizations, libraries and museums, media, non-profit organizations, education, and language teaching abroad. The federal government projects a high demand for graduates trained in "Critical Need Languages" such as Mandarin Chinese. With an Asian Studies degree from Kean, students will experience travel abroad and/or professional internships.

You can major in Asian Studies or complete a minor in Chinese Studies. For information, follow the links:

See Dr. Xurong Kong (xkong@kean.edu) for details. 

NEW COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS



Hist 4000 Sec 02:  History of the Book (Dr. Hyde)

This special topics course looks at the history of the book as a material and cultural object from Antiquity to the modern digital era. Topics covered will include the emergence of print technology, book ownership and collecting, the history of reading, and the importance of the book in the dissemination of information. Opportunities to do original historical research abound! The course will satisfy requirements for "Comparative/Thematic" or "European."

Hist 4000 Sec 03:  History of Crime and Punishment (Dr. Nicholson)

A History of Crime and Punishment will study the historical and changing views of crime and how we punish. This course will look at such trials as Eichmann's and detectives such as Sherlock Holmes, and murders that were never solved such as Jack the Ripper. Students will get an opportunity to study how we have changed our mind about guilt and try and solve an unsolvable mystery!  The course will satisfy requirements for "Comparative/Thematic" or "American."

Public History II: The Closing of Atlantic City (Dr. Perkiss at Kean-Ocean) 

The course will be centered on documenting the Atlantic City casino shutdown. Working with a parallel class at Richard Stockton College, students will learn the process of oral history research, will collaboratively develop the framework for an oral history project, and will go into Atlantic City to conduct interviews on the casino shutdown. Students may have the opportunity to present their work in April at the Oral History Association in the Mid-Atlantic Region conference, at Rutgers University.

**The course fits the Comparative/Thematic or Major Elective category.**

Mark your Calendars:

October 16: Oral History Workshop, 3:15pm, Dr. Perkiss.
October 16:  Writing Workshop, "How to Write a History Paper," 3:15 PM, T111
October 18 & 19: "Elizabethtown, New Jersey 350," Historic reenactments of famous Revolutionary War events in Elizabeth & Union.
October 21: Student advising meeting for Spring 2015, 3:15 in pm Bruce 109, and 6:30pm T111 Map Room.
October 23:  History, Politics and Policy Brown Bag:  Sue Gronewold on Bangladesh, 12:30 PM in T111.
October 25: The department will have a booth at the Homecoming celebration.
October 28: 5th Annual Halloween Lecture on the History of the Occult, "What's so Scary about Frankenstein?" Dr. Lisa Nocks, NJIT, 3:15pm Carriage House. Open to the public.
November 3:  Writing Workshop, "How to Take an Essay Exam," Dr. Mayer, 3:15 PM, T111.
November 4:  MAHGS Information Session, Dr. Nicholson, 5:30 PM, East Campus 125A. 
November 10: History Panel Discussion:  "World War I at 100," 3:15pm, Carriage House.
November 21 & 22: NJHC New Jersey Forum, NJ350 Anniversary.