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  1. Registration and Advising Meetings
  2. Have Advising Questions?
    1. Start with Advising FAQs:
  3. Advising Basics
  4. Why do I have a hold on my account?
  5. Are you History/Teacher Cert?
  6. When can I register?
  7. Registration begins October 31. 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.)
  8. Course Offerings Spring 2018
  9. New Pre-Law Program Option
  10. Registration, continued. . . :  Special Course Information
  11. Events at Liberty Hall Museum
  12. Mark Your Calendars
  13. KEEP UP TO DATE via KEAN HISTORY SOCIAL MEDIA

Registration and Advising Meetings

Greetings everyone!  It is time to start thinking about registration for Spring 2019. Courses are up on KeanWise. Registration will begin in late October or early November.

ADVISING IS MANDATORY PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.  SO ALL KEAN UNION STUDENTS SHOULD ATTEND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ADVISING MEETINGS: October 16th at 3:15 PM (CAS-106) or 6PM IN T111. 

Please note that Kean is now requiring you to have two advising sessions per major over the course of the semester (so that is 4 per semester for History/Teacher Cert students).  The "second" advising session will in most cases occur AFTER registration (more info forthcoming on History Department second advising session meetings).  And even though the second advising (coded A21 Advising) appears under "Restrictions," we have been assured that not having the second advising restriction removed yet will NOT prevent you from registering.
Questions or concerns?  Email Dr. Hyde at ehyde@kean.edu.


Bring your guide sheets, current program evaluations, 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.)

How to have an effective registration meeting with your advisor?

1) Set up an appointment in advance by email
2) Bring your GUIDE SHEET and current PROGRAM EVALUATION.


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 TUESDAY OCTOBER 16th at 3:15 PM (CAS-106) or 6PM, 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 GUIDESHEETS.
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

*PLEASE NOTE KEAN NO LONGER OFFERS POST-BACCALAUREATE TEACHER'S CERTIFICATION

 

Please Contact:Dr. Ethel Eaddy, J-102 eeaddy@kean.edu and www.kean.edu/~pbtc

When can I register?

Registration begins TBA.  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 Spring 2019

*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. 

*Art History can now be taken as a minor.


FOUNDATION CORE:

HIST 2070:(AVAILABLE IN HYBRID ) WORLD CIVILIZATION II
HIST 2303: (AVAILABLE IN HYBRID) US HISTORY TO 1877
HIST 2304:(AVAILABLE IN HYBRID) US HIST 1877 TO PRESENT

COMPARATIVE/THEMATIC 
HIST 3000: PERSPECTIVES ON HISTORY
HIST 4000: SP TPCS: DISCOVERY OF AMERICA
HIST 4000: SP TPCS: HISTORY OF AMERICAN FASHION
HIST 4000: SP TOPICS: HONGDU GATE ACADEMY

EUROPEAN HISTORY 
HIST 3232: MEDIEVAL EUROPE II
HIST 3244: NAZI-ERA-GERMANY PRE-HOLOCAUST
HIST 3245: THE HOLOCAUST, 1939-1945
HIST 4238: GERMANY EMPIRE AND WAR
HIST 4901: HONORS SEMINAR IN   EUROPEAN HISTORY

AMERICAN HISTORY 
HIST 3326: (AVAILABLE IN HYBRID) HISTORY OF NEW JERSEY
HIST 3341: AMERICA IN THE 1920’S
HIST 4000: SP TPCS: DISCOVERY OF AMERICA
HIST 4000: SP TPCS: HISTORY OF AMERICAN FASHION
HIST 4321: AMERICAN LIBERTY AND LAW

LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY 
HIST 2382: MODERN LATIN AMERICA
HIST 4363: AZTECS AND MAYA

ASIAN HISTORY 
HIST 2472: MODERNIZATION OF CHINA AND JAPAN
HIST 3400: DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF FAR EAST
HIST 4000: SP TPCS: HONGDU GATE ACADEMY
HIST 4430: GENOCIDE IN ASIAN HISTORY
AS 3216: CHINESE CIVILIZATION
 
ART HISTORY
TBA


ASIAN STUDIES
AS 3116: CHINESE 
CIVILIZATION
AS 3233: INDIAN CINEMA
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 2102: INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II
CHIN 3101: ADVANCED CHINESE I

SEMINARS AND INDEPENDENT STUDY 

HIST 3990: JUNIOR SEMINAR IN HISTORY
HIST 4990:SENIOR SEMINAR IN HISTORY
HIST 4991: INTERNSHIP
HIST 4995: INDEPENDENT STUDY

MAHGS 

MAHG 5001: HOLOCAUST II
MAGH 5014: THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
MAGH 5015: GENOCIDE IN ASIAN HISTORY
MAGH 5031: CONTEMPORARY ANTISEMITISM AFTER THE HOLOCAUST
MAHG 5026: FIELD WORK AND INTERNSHIP

Course Offerings KEAN OCEAN: Spring 2018

HIST 2060: WORLD CIVILIZATION I
HIST 3865: WORLD WAR II
HIST 3232: MEDIEVAL EUROPE II
HIST 3274: IRELAND 1801-1977
HIST 4234: REVOLUTIONARY/SOVIET RUSSIA
HIST 3324: AMERICAN WEST
HIST 3331: HISTORY OF SPORTS IN THE US
HIST 3363: AMERICA IN THE 1960’S
HIST 3999: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN VIETNAM
HIST 3010: MODERN AMERICA THROUGH FILM
HIST 4364: HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN
HIST 4371: THE COLD WAR IN HISTORY
HIST 4363: AZTECS AND MAYA
HIST 3600: ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION
HIST 4900: SENIOR SEMINAR 


GRADUATION INFORMATION

        
        To apply for graduation, you must do so via the registrar's                 website.  Information is available at the following link:
If you have questions, reach out to Dr. Hyde, Dr. Nicholson, or Dr. Wetta (for Kean Ocean students).

IN HISTORY

New Pre-Law Program Option


The Department of History is now offering 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. Perkiss for details. 

Registration, continued. . . :  Special Course Information

New Special Topics Courses:

HIST 4000: SP TPCS: DISCOVERY OF AMERICA, Dr. Regal
HIST 4000: SP TPCS: HISTORY OF AMERICAN FASHION
    Beth Dincuff Charleston
    Explore the history of American fashion using the collection     of Liberty Hall Museum.

HIST 4000: SP TOPICS: HONGDU GATE ACADEMY, Dr. Kong

Consider a Minor in Jewish Studies: 


Social Justice – Not Just Talk



Freedom: Black & Jewish Perspectives

Arab-Israel Conflict

Psychological Perspectives on Prejudice and Racism

Nazi Era Germany

The Holocaust, 1939-1945

Etc.


A minor in Jewish Studies

For courses that matter

For a surprising choice of careers



cnichols@kean.edu




DO AN INTERNSHIP:  Information


3 Credits plus invaluable experience working in museums and historical societies that can be a pathway to jobs in history!

This spring, we have opportunities at Kean, in Liberty Hall, and in Elizabeth, among others. List of sites available in the History Department.

For more information about internship opportunities, contact Dr. Argote-Freyre, History Intern Coordinator at:  fargotef@kean.edu.  


Events 

  

OCTOBER 16: Book Talk 

The Secret History of the Jersey Devil by Professors Brian Regal and Frank Esposito     

Prior to the advising meeting, Drs. Esposito and Regal will discuss their new book on the Jersey Devil--makes advising and registration all the more fun!  See you there!

                                                                                                                     



Black Tom Island                                       By Martin Casella
Presented by Premiere Stages

October 11-21, 2018 (various times)
Little Theatre, Miron Student Center, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ

Based on an actual incident that took place in Jersey City in 1916, the new play Black Tom Island explores the first documented terrorist attack on American soil through the lens of a fictionalized Slovak immigrant and his wife who may or may not be involved in the attack.

Free; reservations required. Please call 908-737-7469, email ticket@kean.edu, or visit www.premierestagesatkean.com.

World War I Exhibit at Liberty Hall

 Exhibit at Liberty Hall Museum - Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War
The 
Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War exhibit at Liberty Hall opened one year ago as a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering World War I. Known then as the Great War, the exhibit was a showcase of the experiences of Captain John Kean and his brother Robert W. Kean had while fighting in the war at the same time. It documents their journeys through the war from 1917-1919. The exhibit displays over 300 letters the brothers sent to each other as well as their uniforms, military handbooks, maps, pictures and commemorative pins. Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War will run until Nov. 15 which almost correlates with the 100th anniversary of the signing of the World War I Armistice that ended the war.

For more on World War I, join us for the World War I Lecture Series.  Next up:

World War I Lecture Series - Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, and World War I
Thursday, October 25
Join Liberty Hall Museum for the second World War I lecture! Melissa Ziobro will present "Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, and World War I"

Melissa Ziobro is a Special Professor of Public History at Monmouth University. Professor Ziobro served as a command historian at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, NJ from 2004-2011. Professor She serves on the Executive Board of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Regions and as the editor for New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Professor Ziobro's talk will highlight the significant breakthroughs created at Fort Monmouth and the important contributions made during World War I.

Program Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Program Fee: FREE
Optional tour of the exhibit, "Brothers in Arms" available at 2 p.m. for a discounted fee of $8
Reservation Required
Make a reservation
Please call 908-527-0400 or email libertyhall@kean.edu
World War I Lecture Series is made possible through a grant from the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs

Mark Your Calendars

November 1: DEMOCRACY DIALOG: ASIAN TIGERS AND REFORMS IN GLOBAL DEMOCRACY; (Asian American Studies)

November 27: PANTIRER LECTURE BY LISA LEFF concerning "The Archive Thief: The Man who Salvaged French Jewish History in the wake of the Holocaust."; Time and Location TBA


Thinking Ahead:  Careers!

It is never too early for you to start thinking about what comes after Kean.  To help you plan for graduation, we have built an information loaded website to help you explore your options:  And you should plan  to attend the October 18 "Brown Bag" lunch to learn what other Kean grads have done with their degrees:  Bring your lunch and your questions:

October  18: Student Brown Bag Luncheon 

Talk to Kean History alums about their career experiences!


What's Been Happening? 

The Kean University Department of History rolled out its new Pre-Law degree option with a book talk by Richard Rothstein on his widely acclaimed study of segregation in American: 

October 2: Professor Rothstein Book Talk and Pre-Law Roll Out

Phi Alpha Theta: 

The Omega-Alpha Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta welcomed its new members in April 2018 at two initiation ceremonies.  Phi Alpha Theta on Kean's Union Campus inducted 14 students into the Chapter. 

Eleven students were inducted 11 students at the Kean Ocean Campus.  

Student Awards: 

The 2018 Dr. Martin J. Siegel Prize for Exc
ellence  for the best student historigraphical paper went to Christopher Morrison for his work on the study of human sacrifice as a pretense for the Conquest of Mexico.


The Mark Edward Lender Prize 

For Best Student Paper Incorporating Original Primary Source Research 

went to Caleb Dagnall for his paper entitled "Statehood and Sovereignty: A case Study of William Livingston from Philosophe to Federalist."


The 2018 Marcus Ellis Award, an award presented to honor the memory of Marcus Ellis, a Kean History/Teacher Certification student tragically killed before he could realize his dream to become a history teacher, was presented 

to 

Connor Effenberger and Juliana Reents.  The small monetary award is intended to help defray the costs of student teaching.  Anyone interested in donating to the departmental Marcus Ellis prize fund, please contact either Mary Woubneh at mwoubneh@kean.edu or Elizabeth Hyde at ehyde@kean.edu.


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