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Registration and Advising Meetings


Greetings everyone!  It is time to start thinking about registration for Summer and Fall 2017. Courses are up on KeanWise. Registration begins April 4.

ADVISING IS MANDATORY PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.  SO ALL KEAN UNION STUDENTS SHOULD ATTEND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ADVISING MEETINGS: MARCH 16th at 3:15 PM (J100) and 6:45 PM, IN T111.  Bring your guide sheets and questions.  We will be discussing changes to the guide sheets.  If you cannot attend, you must make an appointment to see your advisor.  Only your advisor can remove your advising block.

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

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

Have Advising Questions?

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.

Advising Basics

You cannot register before you have received advising.  The Department of History holds pre-registration advising meetings. 

This semester they are scheduled for THURSDAY March, 16th at 3:15 PM (J100) and 6:45 PM, IN T111

Faculty members will be on hand to conduct advising, answer your questions, and remove advisement blocks. We cannot advise you effectively without the right information.  So 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 must 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.

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

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.


Are you History/Teacher Cert?


If you are enrolled in a dual degree program, you have two advisors and TWO advising blocks. 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?


Registration begins April 4.  Click HERE to go to the Registrar's "System Availability" page to find out when you can register.  

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

Course Offerings Summer I 2017

*Please note that several of these courses are HYBRID.  What is a HYBRID course?  It is a course that will be conducted in part face-to-face in the classroom AND in part online according to the schedule as outlined on the course syllabus. 
 
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

HIST 1062:(ONLINE) WORLDS OF HISTORY

FOUNDATION CORE
HIST 2060:(HYBRID) WORLD CIVILIZATION I
HIST 2303:(HYBRID) US HISTORY TO 1877

COMPARATIVE/THEMATIC
HIST 4320:(HYBRID) PIRATES AND THE ATLANTIC WORLD

EUROPEAN HISTORY
HIST 4000:(HYBRID) SP TPCS: EUROPEAN COLONIALISM & THE WORLD (counts as European or World Area)

AMERICAN HISTORY
HIST 3324:(HYBRID) AMERICAN WEST
HIST 3326:(ONLINE) HISTORY OF NEW JERSEY 
HIST 4320:(HYBRID) PIRATES AND THE ATLANTIC WORLD

MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY
HIST 4121:(HYBRID) THE CRUSADES
HIST 4320:(HYBRID) PIRATES AND THE ATLANTIC WORLD

SEMINARS AND INDEPENDENT STUDY
HIST 4990: SENIOR SEMINAR IN HISTORY
HIST 4991: FIELD WORK & SEMINAR IN URBAN STUDIES
HIST 4995: INDEPENDENT STUDY

MAHGS
MAHG 5900: SP TPCS: "LARGE SCALE VIOLENCE AND ITS AFTERMATHS."

Course Offerings Summer II 2017

*Please note that several of these courses are HYBRID.  What is a HYBRID course?  It is a course that will be conducted in part face-to-face in the classroom AND in part online according to the schedule as outlined on the course syllabus. 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
HIST 1062:(ONLINE) WORLDS OF HISTORY

FOUNDATION CORE
HIST 2070:(HYBRID) WORLD CIVILIZATION II
HIST 2304:(HYBRID) US HISTORY 1877 TO PRESENT
 
EUROPEAN HISTORY
HIST 3242:(HYBRID) EUROPE SINCE 1870
AMERICAN HISTORY
HIST 3326:(ONLINE) HISTORY OF NEW JERSEY 
SEMINARS AND INDEPENDENT STUDY
HIST 4990: SENIOR SEMINAR IN HISTORY
HIST 4991: FIELD WORK & SEMINAR IN URBAN STUDIES
HIST 4995: INDEPENDENT STUDY
CHINESE
CHIN 1102:41 BASIC CHINESE II

Course Offerings Fall 2017

FOUNDATION CORE
HIST 2060: WORLD CIVILIZATION I
HIST 2070: WORLD CIVILIZATION II
HIST 2303:(AVAILABLE IN HYBRID OR REGULAR) US HIST TO 1877
HIST 2304:(AVAILABLE IN HYBRID OR REGULAR)  US HIST 1877 TO PRESENT
COMPARATIVE/THEMATIC
HIST 3000: PERSPECTIVES ON HISTORY
HIST 3301:(HYBRID) PUBLIC HISTORY II
HIST 3861: MODERN JEWISH HISTORY
HIST 3864: THE FIRST WORLD WAR
HIST 4000: SP TPCS: ISLAM, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND THE WEST
HIST 4236: HISTORY OF ALCHEMY
HIST 4850: EMANCIPATION & LIBERATION
EUROPEAN HISTORY
HIST 3110: GREEK CIVILIZATION
HIST 3244: NAZI-ERA-GERMANY PRE-HOLOCAUST
HIST 3260: RENAISSANCE EUROPE
HIST 3261: REFORMATION EUROPE
HIST 3274: IRELAND: 1801-1977
HIST 3845: WITCHCRAFT IN THE WESTERN TRADITION
HIST 3864:THE FIRST WORLD WAR
HIST 4233: TSARIST RUSSIA
AMERICAN HISTORY
HIST 3010: AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH FILM
HIST 3326: HISTORY OF NEW JERSEY
HIST 3363: AMERICA IN THE 1960'S
HIST 4318: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
HIST 4321: AMERICAN LIBERTY & LAW
HIST 4368: CIVIL WAR & RECONSTRUCTION
LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
HIST 3382: HISTORY OF MEXICO
ASIAN HISTORY
HIST 2471: HISTORY OF EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION TO 1600
HIST 4000: SP TOPICS: GOVERNING CRAFT OF ANCIENT CHINA
HIST 4410: RISE OF MODERN JAPAN
ASIAN STUDIES
AS 2000: INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN STUDIES
AS 2110: SURVEY OF CHINESE CULTURE
AS 3416: CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE & FILM
AS 3416: CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE & FILM
AS 4991: INTERNSHIP IN ASIAN STUDIES
AS 4999: INDEPENDENT STUDY
CHINESE
CHIN 1101: BASIC CHINESE I
CHIN 1102: BASIC CHINESE II
CHIN 2101: INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I
CHIN 3101: ADVANCED CHINESE I
MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY
HIST 3600: ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION
HIST 4000: SP TPCS: ISLAM, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND THE WEST
SEMINARS AND INDEPENDENT STUDY
HIST 4900: AMERICAN HONORS
HIST 4988: HONORS THESIS
HIST 4990: SENIOR SEMINAR IN HISTORY
HIST 4991: INTERNSHIP
HIST 4995: INDEPENDENT STUDY
MAHG
MAHG 5002: SURVIVAL STRATEGIES
MAHG 5003: HISTORY OF ANTI-SEMITISM
MAHG 5014: ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
MAHG 5016: THE UKRAINIAN GENOCIDE
MAHG 5026: FIELD WORK & INTERNSHIP

New Pre-Law Program Option

The Department of History is the final stages of obtaining approval for a new degree option in the History program.  The new program is a B.A. in History, Pre-Law Option.

The program combines offerings in History and Political Science, as well as Philosophy, Communications, and other fields, in order to help you develop a solid foundation for future study in law.

If you are interested in the new program, feel free to reach out to Dr. Mercantini for details.  But in the meantime, consider registering for one of the required courses in the pre-law curriculum, HIST 4321:American Liberty and Law (Professor Perkiss).


Registration, continued. . . :  Special Course Information

HIST 3301:Public History II (Perkiss)

In the fall 2017 Public History II course, the classroom will be transformed into a history laboratory, where we'll explore how history is written for kids and young adults, and then try our hand at writing our own kids-focused history. 

HIST 4000: Special topics -Islam, the Middle East and the West (Nicholson)

This course will provide students with an overview of the long and difficult relationship between Islam and the West.  It will look at the formation of Islam, its spread and its movement into Europe. The course will also look at the Crusades, and how the actions and language of the Crusades, have continued to be used. The Course will then look at the issues surrounding this relationship from the early twentieth century to the present day, through wars, actions, and reactions. 

HIST 4321:American Liberty and Law (Professor Perkiss)

Using Reacting to the Past, this course will bring students into three key moments of legal change in American history. By entering into the worlds of 1775 New York City at the start of the Revolution, 1861 Kentucky as state lawmakers decide whether to cede from the Union, and 1968 Chicago as the Democratic National Committee works to select a new presidential nominee in the midst of protests in the streets, students will think hard about the nation's democratic promise and the relationship between law and liberty throughout US history. This class is a requirement for the forthcoming B.A. in History, Pre-Law option.

PHIL 3313:Justice and Human Rights
In a world of violence and the constant threat of violence, what are the chances that justice can intervene if not prevail? This course looks at the history of the human rights movement - its accomplishments and troubling shortcomings. It will also look at the aftermath of mass violence, such as genocide and other atrocities, and evaluate the record of justice and the hope it suggests for the future. Counts as an Additional Required Course of the guide sheet.

 ID 1800:The Holocaust, Genocide, and Modern Humanity

The 20th century, historians observe, was the most violent in the history of the Western world, and our own century doesn't look much better. Why has genocide become an integral part of our time? How does it start, how often has it happened, and why can't the world find a way to prevent it from happening again. Counts as an Additional Required Course of the guidesheet.

Using History to Understand Trump's America: A Lecture Series

The lecture series continues after break with one more lecture and our latest installment of the "Banned Book Club"--a discussion of George Orwell's 1984.  So pick up a copy, read it over break, and plan to join us at the following events!  

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March 21: Using History to Understand Trump’s America:

“Thinking with History in the Trump Era,” 

Drs. Klein, Mercantini, and Regal, 
2 PM, Little Theatre 

March 23: Using History to Understand Trump's America:

George Orwell’s 1984: A Banned Book Read
3:15 PM, T111 

(Please note that these events are all about how history can help us understand contemporary US and global politics.  They do not advocate any particular political position.  Discussions have been broad, inclusive, and historical.)


China in the World:  Cutting Edge Fashion

The next event in the "China in the World" series is a discussion of Chinese influence on global fashion.  The event includes a fashion show and food!  And is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29 from 3 -6 PM on the first floor of the STEM building.  

The symposium is open to everyone but you must register in advance at the following link:


The cost for students to attend the banquet is $5.

Genocide Awareness Month Events

April 6: Emerging Research in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at 4:30 pm in HRI 201. Snacks will be available.

April 20: “The Destruction of Memory: The War Against Culture and the Battle to Save It”.7:30 pm in Kean Hall 127
Snacks will be available.

April 25: "Are Millennials Concerned About Genocide?"
Contact dklein@kean.edu for time and location

April 27: For Juniors and Seniors: MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Information Sessions at 6 pm in Kean Hall 130. Snacks will be available.

April 27: "In Praise of Forgetting" at 7:30 pm in Kean Hall 127. Snacks will be available.

June 25-29 at Kean University "Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths: The United States and the World" - A summer session I Institute for 3 course credits. Contact dklein@kean.edu for advice. Register for the Institute at grad.kean.edu/mahgs-conference.

Cherry Blossom Festival Field Trip

The Asian Studies Program will once again sponsor a trip to the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Philadelphia for a tour and tea ceremony during Cherry Blossom Festival on Friday, April 7. Bus will leave 9:30, returning by 4:30. Please reserve a space with Charles Nelson nelcharl@kean.edu and pay $10 to Mary Woubneh in the History Department T117 by March 31.  


Upcoming at Liberty Hall Museum

Happy Hour at Liberty Hall

History Happy Hour at Liberty Hall Museum

Have a drink with your friends at Liberty Hall Museum! Enjoy happy hour beer & wine as you sip, snack and socialize!  Takes place the last Thursday of every month, each evening showcases a different topic featuring mini exhibits demonstrations, games, trivia & more!  March 30— Ladies of Liberty Hall ; April 22— Celebrity sightings—history edition!  Admission is $25 per person, $20 for museum members and Kean Alumni/Students. Must be 21 years and older. Reservations required. Purchase tickets by visiting www.kean.edu/libertyhall

World War I Exhibit at Liberty Hall
New exhibit at Liberty Hall Museum - Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War

Liberty Hall Museum will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States entering with World War I an exhibit entitled, “Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War”, in which the museum will look at the service of Captain John Kean, his brother Congressman, Robert W. Kean, as well as their three Roosevelt cousins, George, John and Philip. The exhibit, using firsthand accounts from their letters and postcards sent home, as well as, photographs and personal objects, will allow visitors to walk in their footsteps as they were sent off to basic training in 1917 to fighting overseas on the front lines of Europe in 1917-18 to their return home in 1919. The collection at Liberty Hall Museum contains over 300 letters from John and Robert as well as their uniforms, military handbooks, maps, pictures, and commemorative pins, all of which will be on display in the exhibit.The exhibit opens on April 7, 2017 and will run through November 10, 2018. Tours run Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am - 3 pm, leaving every hour on the hour.  Admission is free for Kean University students & staff, $12 for adults, $10 for Kean Alumni and $8 for seniors and children. 

Mark Your Calendars

March 15: MHGS Lecture: “Object Authority,” Jane McAdam, 7:30 PM, Miron Student Center

March 15: Career Workshop, Kean Ocean, 12:30 PM 

March 16: Advising Meetings, 3:15 PM (J100) and 6:45 PM, T111 

March 18: National History Day 

March 21: Using History to Understand Trump’s America: “Thinking with History in the Trump Era,” Drs. Klein, Mercantini, and Regal, 2 PM, Little Theater 

March 23: George Orwell’s 1984: A Banned Book Read, 3:15 PM, T111 

March 29: China in the World: Fashion, 3PM-6PM, STEM 1st Floor
 
April 6: MHGS Emerging Research in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Grad Thesis Forum, 4:30 PM, HRI 201 
 
April 7:  Liberty Hall Museum Exhibit "Brothers in Arms:  Memories of the Great War" opens

April 10: Writing Workshop: How to Write a History Paper, Frank Argote-Freyre, 3:15, Kean Ocean 

April 13: Brown Bag Lunch: Internships 12:30 PM 

April 18: Phi Alpha Theta, Kean Union, Carriage House, Liberty Hall, 7 PM 

April 20: MHGS Film Screening: “The Destruction of Memory: The War Against Culture and the
Battle to Save It,” Tim Slade, Location TBD 

April 24-26: Research Days

April 27: MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Information Session, 6 PM-7PM, Kean Hall 130.

April 27: MGHS Lecture: David Rieff, “In Praise of Forgetting,” 7:30 PM, Kean Hall 127 

April 28: Honors Convocation

May 16: Graduate Commencement

May 18: Undergraduate Commencement

June 25-29: MHGS/HRI Summer Institute: “Large-Scale Violence and its Aftermaths: The United States and the World.” 

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