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Department of History Newsletter

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 and Spring 2014 

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!

Honors Information Session

Drs. Hyde and Mercantini will be holding an information session on the Department of History's Honors Program on Thursday November 21 at 3:15 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!



 

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.

    M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

    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.
     
    Undergraduates considering a graduate degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies can prepare now in two ways:

    1. Take up to two HGS courses in your senior year for HGS graduate credit;
    2. See if this degree is for you: Enroll in the undergraduate course The Holocaust, Genocide, and Modern Humanity (ID 1800), which also fulfills requirements toward a major in history.
    For More Information about a Masters of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies contact Dr. Dennis Klein, HGS program director and Professor of History, at dklein@kean.edu / 908-737-0256

    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.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    "Revolution '67" To Be Screened at Kean

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    Revolution ‘67

     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 aperkiss@kean.edu.

    NASA Comes to Kean

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    Writing Workshops

    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.


    Kean University Historical Society

    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:
     
    11/19: Meeting (3:30-4:15 Willis Hall 215)
    12/3: Meeting (3:30-4:15 Willis Hall 215)

    Mark your Calendars

    November 19:  Film Screening:  "Revolution '67" on Newark Riots, 7 PM, Carriage House, Liberty Hall 

    December 5:  Writing Workshop, 3:15-4:30PM, T111


    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

     

    CIVIL SOCIETY IN AMERICA

    HISTORY OF WESTERN CIV I

    HISTORY WESTERN CIV II

    WORLDS OF HISTORY

     

    Comparative/Thematic History

     

    PERSPECTIVES ON HISTORY

    PUBLIC HISTORY I

    CHARLES DARWIN

    WORLD WAR II

     

    European History

     

    ROMAN CIVILIZATION

    MEDIEVAL EUR: HISTORY & CIV II

    EUROPE IN THE 18TH CENTURY

    THE TUDOR-STUART AGE

    THE HOLOCAUST 1939-1945

    RENAISSANCE EUROPE

    TSARIST RUSSIA

    REVOLUTIONARY/SOVIET RUSSIA

    HISTORY OF GERMANY

    WEIMAR GERMANY             

    THE PAPACY AND ITS HISTORY

     

    American 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

    COLONIAL AMERICA

    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

     

    Asian History

     

    MODERNIZTN-CHINA/JAPAN

    DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF FAR EAST

     

    African and Middle Eastern History

     

    AFRICAN HISTORY SINCE 1885 

    ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION

    MODERN ISRAEL

     

    Seminars and Independent Study

     

    HONORS SEMINAR IN AMERICAN HIST

    SENIOR SEMINAR IN HISTORY-WE

    FLD WRK & SEMINAR URB STDIES

    INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HISTORY

     

    Asian Studies

     

    INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN CIVILIZATION

    SURVEY OF CHINESE CULTURE

    INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CIVILIZATION

    INDIAN CINEMA

    CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE AND FILM

    IS/IMAGES/ASIANS&ASIAN AMER

    INTER:FIELD EXPER IN AS STUDY

    INDEPENDENT STUDY

    BASIC CHINESE I

    INTERMDIATE CHINESE I

    ADVANCED CHINESE I