Greetings all! Please read the final newsletter of the semester for details on upcoming events and important information regarding registration.
Do not forget to check the website (history.kean.edu) frequently, "like" us on facebook, and follow us on Twitter @KeanHistory!
Registration for Winter Session and Spring 2014 is underway. If you have not already seen your advisor to have your advising block removed, please do so immediately. The best way to ensure that the classes you need to take will be available is to register for them! Email your advisor to set up an appointment. And be sure to take your guidesheet to your advising session. We cannot advise you effectively if we do not know what courses you have already taken!
Drs. Hyde and Mercantini will be holding an information session on the Department of History's Honors Program on in Townsend 111. They, along with students currently in Honors, will be on hand to discuss the program, share their enthusiasm for the Honors Thesis Project and answer any questions. If you are interested in learning more about the Department of History Honors Program, please plan to attend!
The Department of History is pleased to announce that it has launched its Honors Program.
Are you considering graduate school? or law school?
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 email@example.com.
Think Now about a Masters Degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
The MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kean University - one of only three such programs in the United States - is exceptionally poised to inspire leaders in education, human rights, government and public policy, and other growing professional fields for the 21st century.
Benefit from the program's attractive scholarship opportunities;
Join the program's unique summer study delegations to international sites where genocide occurred; receive offers to intern at human rights organizations in New York City - a center of human rights activity - and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC; join 28 degree candidates from locations across the US who are currently working towards their HGS masters degree.
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:
Major in Asian Studies: https://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/xurongkong-phd/asian-studies
Minor in Chinese Studies: https://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/xurongkong-phd/chinese-program
See Dr. Xurong Kong (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
A screening of the award-winning film on the events of Newark 1967, with a discussion with the filmmakers to follow.
When: Tuesday, November 19
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Liberty Hall Carriage House
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Dr. Abigail Perkiss at email@example.com.
The Department of History will continue to offer writing workshops this semester. Scheduled workshops include:
December 5: Writing Workshop, 3:15-4:30 PM, T111
In the meantime, note that you can always get help with writing with the resources available on the Department of History website at http://www.kean.edu/~history/resources/workscited.html.
The Kean University Historical Society, or the student history club, is already hard at work planning for a variety of events this fall. All students are welcome to participate. See their meeting schedule below:
November 19: Film Screening: "Revolution '67" on Newark Riots, 7 PM, Carriage House, Liberty Hall
December 5: Writing Workshop, 3:15-4:30PM, T111
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.
CIVIL SOCIETY IN AMERICA
HISTORY OF WESTERN CIV I
HISTORY WESTERN CIV II
WORLDS OF HISTORY
PERSPECTIVES ON HISTORY
PUBLIC HISTORY I
WORLD WAR II
MEDIEVAL EUR: HISTORY & CIV II
EUROPE IN THE 18TH CENTURY
THE TUDOR-STUART AGE
THE HOLOCAUST 1939-1945
HISTORY OF GERMANY
THE PAPACY AND ITS HISTORY
US HISTORY TO 1877
US HISTORY 1877 - PRESENT
20TH HISTORY OF THE BLACK AMERICAN
THE AMERICAN WEST
HISTORY OF NEW JERSEY
HISTORY OF SPORTS IN THE US
AMERICA IN THE 1960'S
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN VIETNAM
BRITISH COLONIES & AMERICAN REVO
AMERICA 1945 TO THE PRESENT
Latin American History
MODERN LATING AMERICA
MODERN/CONT LATIN AMERICA
HISTORY OF MEXICO AND CENTRAL A
DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF FAR EAST
African and Middle Eastern History
AFRICAN HISTORY SINCE 1885
Seminars and Independent Study
HONORS SEMINAR IN AMERICAN HIST
SENIOR SEMINAR IN HISTORY-WE
FLD WRK & SEMINAR URB STDIES
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN CIVILIZATION
SURVEY OF CHINESE CULTURE
INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CIVILIZATION
CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE AND FILM
INTER:FIELD EXPER IN AS STUDY
BASIC CHINESE I
INTERMDIATE CHINESE I
ADVANCED CHINESE I