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  1. 1 Registration and Advising Meetings!
  2. 2 Advising Basics
  3. 3 Have Advising Questions?
    1. 3.1 Start with Advising FAQs:
  4. 4 Why do I have a hold on my account?
    1. 4.1 See University Academic Advisement Policy:
  5. 5 History/Teacher Cert?
  6. 6 When Can I Register?
  7. 7 Course Offerings
  8. 8 Winter Courses
  9. 9 Spring 2017 Courses
  10. 10 Kean Ocean Course Offerings
  11. 11 Brown Bag Lunches on Careers in History
  12. 12 On Thursday, October 13, the Department of History held the first in a series of "Brown Bag Lunch" discussions with faculty in the Department of History on career choices, options, and planning.  Our next is scheduled for November 3.  The topic?  What to do with a history degree.
  13. 13 In the meantime, you can and should consult the extensive career resources compiled for you on our website:  https://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/department-of-history-career-resources-what-to-do-with-a-degree-in-history/
  14. 14 Thinking about What to Do with Your History Degree?
  15. 15 Annual Halloween Lecture!
  16. 16 Celebrate Autumn and Halloween at Liberty Hall
  17. 17 Travelearn Opportunity
  18. 18 Upcoming Information  Session on Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kean
  19. 19 Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Information Session - Attention Seniors:  Learn about Kean's fast growing and influential graduate program with proven career opportunities in teaching and human rights. Attend our dedicated information session on Wednesday, November 2 at 5 pm in Kean Hall 130. For spring semester admission, applications are due December 1. Contact Dr. Klein, program director, to answer your questions: dklein@kean.edu.
  20. 20 Plan Ahead for Summer 2017
  21. 21 Mark your Calendars
  22. 22 Get Updates of History Events by Text!
  23. 23 KEEP UP TO DATE via KEAN HISTORY SOCIAL MEDIA

Registration and Advising Meetings!

Greetings everyone!  It is time to start thinking about registration for Winter and Spring 2017.  Courses are up on KeanWise and Registration begins November 1.  ADVISING IS MANDATORY PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.  SO ALL KEAN UNION STUDENTS SHOULD ATTEND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ADVISING MEETINGS:  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 AT 3:15 IN HENNINGS 113 OR 6:30 PM IN T111.  Bring your guidesheets and questions.  We will be discussing changes to the guidesheets.  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.  BUT SEE BELOW FOR LIST OF COURSES SCHEDULED TO BE OFFERED AT KEAN OCEAN THIS SPRING.)

Announcing Changes to the History and History/Education Guidesheets
At the advising meeting we will discuss changes to the History curriculum that will be REQUIRED OF INCOMING STUDENTS, but OPTIONAL FOR CURRENT STUDENTS.

These changes include reduction of survey course requirements to 3 courses, and the introduction of a new 2 seminar sequence that includes HIST 3990 Junior Seminar (intro to historiography) and HIST 4990 Senior Seminar (a senior thesis course).  

For more information, come to the advising meeting or consult 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 25, 3:15 PM in Hennings 113 and at 6:30 PM in Townsend 111. 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.

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.

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?


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 Tuesday, November 1.  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

Below you will find Winter and Spring 2017 history courses listed by category.  For a complete list, remember to consult the department website at http://history.kean.edu/courses.

Winter Courses

Worlds of History (1062)
US 1877-Present
History of New Jersey
The Roman Empire

 

Spring 2017 Courses

American

History of Medicine in America
History of New Jersey 
History of Religion in America

European

MEDIEVAL EUROPE II
NAZI ERA GERMANY PRE-HOLOCAUST 
SPECIAL TOPICS: VERSAILLES 

World Areas

HISTORY OF CUBA
HISTORY OF THE CARIBBEAN 
AZTECS AND MAYAS 
MODERNIZATION CHINA & JAPAN 
DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF THE FAR EAST
GENOCIDE IN ASIAN HISTORY

Comparative/Thematic

PERPECTIVES ON HISTORY
CHARLES DARWIN
SPECIAL TOPICS: VERSAILLES  

Kean Ocean Course Offerings

American

American West 
History of New Jersey 
History of Sports 
American Experience in Vietnam 
Cold War in History  
World War II

European

British Empire 
Ireland 1801-1977
Revolutionary/Soviet Russia 
World War II

World
 Areas

Aztecs and Mayas
MODERN ISRAEL 
Islamic Civilizations 


Brown Bag Lunches on Careers in History

On Thursday, October 13, the Department of History held the first in a series of "Brown Bag Lunch" discussions with faculty in the Department of History on career choices, options, and planning.  Our next is scheduled for November 3.  The topic?  What to do with a history degree.

In the meantime, you can and should consult the extensive career resources compiled for you on our website:  https://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/department-of-history-career-resources-what-to-do-with-a-degree-in-history/

Time spent perusing its contents is time well spent.

Thinking about What to Do with Your History Degree?

The options are limited only by your imagination.  Consider for example the 2016 Kean University Commencement Speaker, Brandon Stanton, creator of the "Humans of New York"  photo blog.  He proudly described his own B.A. in History in his commencement address. (Watch his address here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcGoceAVeDk)

Check out this personal testimonial from the American Historical Association about how David Glenn uses his B.A. in History while working as an oncology nurse.  Click here:  http://blog.historians.org/2016/08/thinking-like-a-historian-in-scrubs-how-i-use-my-ba-in-history/

Or consider the eloquent and powerful argument made for the study of the liberal arts, broadly, and history, more specifically, by historian and President of Harvard  University, Drew Faust, to students the United States Military Academy at West Point. President Drew Faust President Faust makes a strong case for the relationship between leadership and a deep training in the liberal arts, and she calls on students at West Point to lead using the values and skills acquired through an education in the liberal arts and humanites:  "Lead on behalf of each other. Lead on behalf of the nation. Lead, also, on behalf of the liberal arts—of the traditions of human experience and humane insight that they represent. Recognize the importance of the attributes they have given you, mark their presence in your lives, advocate for them in the lives of others. Keep your own Iliad under your pillow. Be the world’s best force for the humanities—and thus for human possibility."  For the full text of her remarks, click here:  http://www.harvard.edu/president/speech/2016/to-be-speaker-words-and-doer-deeds-literature-and-leadership

Make HISTORY@Kean



In 1922, Newark State Teachers College student athlete Camille Sabie sailed to Paris to compete in the International Feminine Sportive Federation Games.  She won a gold in the 100-yard hurdles and bested her own world record.

In 2016, Kean University students are writing her history.  

And you, too, can 
Make HISTORY@Kean

How?  By enrolling in one of our many classes featuring original research. 
    
Or by doing an internship!  

Employers value real work experience.  Get that work experience while earning 3 course credits towards your history degree by doing an internship.  

The Department of History offers 3 course credits (Hist 4991) for students who complete internships in museums, archives, and historical organizations.  Internships provide professionally valuable experience--and they look great on resumes!  

We have placed interns at Liberty Hall, in the Kean University Archives and Special Collections, at the U.S.S. Battleship New Jersey, at the Museum of the American Gangster, and Macculloch Hall, and more! 

For more information, please contact Dr. C. Brid Nicholson, Internship Coordinator, in the Department of History at cnichols@kean.edu.

Annual Halloween Lecture!

Join us for the annual Halloween Lecture!  

Professor Jon Gruesser will lecture on 

"Black Cats, Haunted Houses, Live Burials, Ravens, Vampires, and Mummies: Edgar Allan Poe and Halloween." 


Tuesday, November 1, 3:15 PM
Carriage House at Liberty Hall

There was no Halloween as we currently know it in Edgar Allan Poe's day, and he was not recognized as a significant literary figure until the early twentieth century.  It was only in the 1950s when popular culture started to embrace Poe and communities and retailers began to promote Halloween that the two became linked.  Today Poe has achieved superstar status, Halloween has become a $7 billion industry, and we can hardly imagine October 31st without the writer (and vice versa). 


Celebrate Autumn and Halloween at Liberty Hall

Revolutionary Woods: Six Terrifying Tales from the American Revolution

The grounds of Liberty Hall Museum in Union will open for the first time at night as visitors walk the half-mile haunted trail, Revolutionary Woods: Six Terrifying Tales from the American Revolution. Undead spirits, called “Griefs” will lead visitors on the trail as chilling tales, blood-curdling spectacle and restless spirits of a bloody and revolutionary past are revealed. The journey through the Colonial hereafter will conclude with light refreshments and a hayride will take visitors safely back to their vehicles. Revolutionary Woods will be scaring guests over the course of four nights on Fridays and Saturdays, October 21, 22, 28 and 29 from 7 – 11:30 p.m. with groups of 15 leaving every half hour. Tickets are $20 per person, $18 for museum members.  Reservations are required to ensure a spot, purchase tickets by visiting www.kean.edu/libertyhall/events or call 908-527-0400.

 

Pumpkin Patch Day

Liberty Hall Museum’s annual Pumpkin Patch Day is Saturday, October 29 (rain date is October 30) from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and offers a variety of fall activities appropriate for all ages in a single, convenient day trip. In addition to pumpkin picking, carving and painting, children will experience a good old-fashioned hayride and make Halloween crafts. Admission is $12 for children and $8 for adults, and children under 3 are free. There is an additional charge for pumpkins, and lunch will be available for purchase from a vendor. Reservations are not required but are suggested, purchase tickets by visiting www.kean.edu/libertyhall/events or call 908-527-0400.

 

History Happy Hour: Ghostly Encounters at Liberty Hall

Have a drink with your friends at Liberty Hall Museum while you sip, snack and socialize! Find out about the ghostly encounters the staff have experienced while working in a house that dates back to 1772.  Will you be too scared to enjoy your drinks? The spooky evening will end with a round of Halloween themed trivia! Admission includes drinks, snacks & fun!  Thursday, October 27 from 7 pm- 9pm. Admission is $25 per person, $20 for museum members and Kean alumni. Reservations are required, and those attending must be 21 years old or older. Reservations are required to ensure a spot, purchase tickets by visiting www.kean.edu/libertyhall/events or call 908-527-0400. 


Travelearn Opportunity

MAHG 5025:  Genocide in Multinational Context
with Dr. Sue Gronewold
 
Travelearn Course on Cambodia and Vietnam
Students will visit sites of alleged genocides in two Asian countries: Cambodia Vietnam.

Costs: $3,650* includes: Airfare, hotels, special meals, visas, local guides, lectures by specialists, all entrance fees

Travel Dates: March 3-12 2017 

Contact Professor Groneworld (sgronewo@kean.edu)

In these countries we will:
  • Visit mass killing sites
  • See the moving memorials that have been erected
  • Attend ongoing tribunals in both Bangladesh and Cambodia
  • Get acquainted with the splendors of their historic civilizations, and modern metropolises in all three of these fascinating countries.
  • Hear from scholars, witnesses, and survivors about their experiences and how they are healing themselves and their countries

Upcoming Information  Session on Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kean




Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Information Session - Attention Seniors:  Learn about Kean's fast growing and influential graduate program with proven career opportunities in teaching and human rights. Attend our dedicated information session on Wednesday, November 2 at 5 pm in Kean Hall 130. For spring semester admission, applications are due December 1. Contact Dr. Klein, program director, to answer your questions: dklein@kean.edu.









Plan Ahead for Summer 2017


Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies National Summer Institute, June 25-29: "Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths." Students receive three course credits (Summer I) for participating. Student and faculty presentations invited (inquire at moyeb@kean.edu). Details to follow. 


Mark your Calendars

October 25:  Advising Meetings, 3:15 PM, HH113 and 6:30 PM, T111

November 1:  Halloween Lecture:  Jon Gruesser, Edgar Allen Poe, 3:15 PM, Carriage House, Liberty Hall

November 3:  Brown Bag History Lunch:  What Else Can I do with a History Degree? 12:30 PM, T111

November 6: Open House

November 10:  World War II Exhibit Opening, Dryfoos Gallery

November 15:  Writing Workshop:  “How to Write a History Paper,” Dr. Regal, 3:15 PM, T111


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