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Registration Time!

Greetings everyone!  It is time to start thinking about registration for Summer and Fall 2016.  Courses are up on KeanWise.  Kean Union students should plan to attend one of our two advising meetings (Tuesday March 22 at 3:15 in Bruce 109 or 6:30 in T111).  We will be discussing changes to the guidesheets.  If you cannot attend, make an appointment to see your advisor.  

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

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 Meeting

The Department of History will hold its pre-registration advising meetings on Tuesday, March 22, 3:15 PM in Bruce 109 and at 6:30 PM in Townsend 111. Faculty members will be on hand to conduct advising, answer your questions, and remove advisement blocks. 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 need to 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.

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, April 5.  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 Summer and Fall 2016 history courses listed by category.  For a complete list, remember to consult the department website at http://history.kean.edu/courses.
 

Introductory

HISTORY OF WORLD CIV I

HISTORY OF WORLD CIV II

WORLDS OF HISTORY

 

Comparative/Thematic History

PERSPECTIVES IN HISTORY

PUBLIC HISTORY II

MODERN JEWISH HISTORY

FIRST WORLD WAR

WORLD WAR II

SPECIAL TOPICS:  HISTORY OF THE PACIFIC

THE PAPACY & ITS HISTORY

WOMEN ION HISTORY

 

European History

MEDIEVAL EUROPE I

EUROPE IN THE 18TH CENTURY 

NAZI ERA GERMANY PRE-HOLOCAUST 

IRELAND: 1801-1977

FIRST WORLD WAR

WORLD WAR II

WEIMAR GERMANY

PAPACY & ITS HISTORY

TSARIST RUSSIA


American History

US HISTORY TO 1877

US HISTORY 1877 - PRESENT

AMERICAN WEST

HISTORY OF PSEUDOSCIENCE

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION

 

World Areas

COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

HISTORY OF ASIAN CIVILIZATION

THE ASIAN WOMAN

AFRICAN HISTORY SINCE 1885 

SPECIAL TOPICS: POST COLONIAL AFRICA

ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION 

MODERN ISRAEL 



Seminars and Independent Study

HONORS SEMINAR IN WORLD HIST

SR SEMINAR IN HISTORY (WE)

FIELD WORK & SEMINAR URB STUDIES

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HISTORY


Asian Studies

INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN STUDIES

CHINESE LITERATURE ACROSS MEDIA

CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE AND FILM

INTERNSHIP IN ASIAN STUDIES

INDEPENDENT STUDY



Summer I and II Courses

SUMMER I:

Hist 1062 Worlds of History ONLINE

Hist 2060  World Civilization I 

Hist 2303 US History to 1877 ONLINE

Hist 2304 US History 1877 to Present ONLINE

Hist 3233 England in the Middle Ages 

Hist 3324  The American West ONLINE

Hist 4000  Special Topics/Versailles

Hist 4111  The Roman Empire ONLINE 

Hist 4320 Pirates and The Atlantic World ONLINE

Hist 4990 Senior Seminar in History

Hist 4991 Field Work & Seminar in Urban Studies 

MAHG 5014 The Armenian Genocide 

MAHG 5900 Special Topics 


SUMMER II:

Hist 1062 World of History ONLINE

Hist 2060 World Civilization I ONLINE 

Hist 2070 World Civilization II ONLINE

Hist 2303 US History to 1877 ONLINE 

Hist 2304 US History 1877 to Present ONLINE

Hist 3010 American History Through Film

Hist 3326 History of New Jersey ONLINE

Hist 3363 America in the 1960’s 

Hist 4111 The Roman Empire ONLINE

Hist 4990 Senior Seminar in History ONLINE OR IN PERSON 

Hist 4991 Field Work & Seminar in Urban Studies 

MAHG 5020 The Church & The Holocaust 

MAHG 5025 Travel Learn 


Course Announcements

Hist 3861:  Modern Jewish History
During the past two hundred years, emancipated Jews searched for friendly relationships with their neighbors. This course will examine why that strategy worked at first, then tragically failed.

Hist 3865:  World War II
This course will examine World War II in part through the Nancy Thompson WWII Scrapbook and Collection of letters from Newark State Teachers' College student serving in the war.
Co-taught by Dr. Mercantini and Hyde

Hist 4000: 01 Post Colonial Africa

Taught by Dr. Perkiss

Hist 4000: 02 History of the Pacific

This course will examine French colonial history on the Pacific islands of Tahiti and New Caledonia. The course offers an anthropological perspective and analyzes the interplay of cultural contact for 'Old and New Worlds' by focusing on a number of cultural dynamics: metropole-colony, colonialism/neo-colonialism and Europeanism-exoticism. 

Hist 4000: 14:  Versailles (Summer I)

A history of the palace of Versailles and its gardens as a means to explore the relationship between art, architecture, and power.
Taught by Dr. Hyde.

Hist 4241:  Weimar Germany
A look at Germany between the two World Wars as it struggled to establish a republic against the rise of extreme communist and Nazi movements.
Dr. Klein.

Hist 4250:  The Papacy and its History
Can count as either a European or Comparative/Thematic course.
Dr. Bellitto

Hist 4840:  Women in History
The course will focus on the history of women through the study of U.S. Representative Florence Dwyer, whose papers are housed in the Kean University Archives and Special Collections.  
Co-taught by Dr. Nicholson and Dr. Hyde

MHGS 5025:  Genocide in Multinational Context (Travelearn)


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: July 8-18, 2016

Dr. Gronewold




Thinking about history careers?



To begin your career search and planning, we suggest you take the following steps:

1.  Get (free!) help from the Kean Office of Career Development and Advancement. 

Janice Johnston, director of the Office of Career Development and Advancement at Kean University, suggests that you think about your academic experience as work experience:  presentations, research projects, and research papers are all evidence of your written and oral communication skills as well as research skills.  To learn how to communicate this to potential employers, seek help at Kean's career services office.  The offer help not only with resume and cover letter writing, but also opportunities for mock interviews.  Click here to access their website:  http://www.kean.edu/~career/  And plan to attend their upcoming career fairs.

2.  Consult our "What to do with a degree in history" resource page.

We have assembled many history specific resources to help you on this webpage:  https://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/department-of-history-career-resources-what-to-do-with-a-degree-in-history/  It includes discussion of jobs appropriate for history majors, as well as information for those thinking about law school, grad school, and careers in public history and museum work.  CHECK IT OUT!

3.  Do 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.  

The Kean University Archives and Special Collections, under the direction of University Archivist Erin Alghandoor, seeks interns to help with the following collections:

  • NJ and Rare Books: confirm titles in KU Library Catalog and arrange in call number order on shelves
  • Florence P. Dwyer: help arrange and describe photographs
  • NJ History Collection: add titles to list
  • Grand Army of the Republic Collection: file papers accordingly and create finding aid
  • Newspapers: create an index of titles in student papers (1926 - present)
  • The Papers of William Livingston Microfilm: create an item level description of material
In addition, we have been contacted by Historic Societies and Sites throughout New Jersey who are eager to work with interns.  The Department of History can provide assistance in identifying internship opportunities at places like the Westfield Historical Society, Twin Lights Historic Site, First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, NJ State Archives and many more.

Internships provide professionally valuable experience--and they look great on resumes!

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

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS

1.  Shofuso

Travel to see Shofuso, a Japanese garden outside Philadelphia on March 31 to see cherry blossoms and participate in a formal Japanese tea ceremony. Departs at 8:30, back by 3:30. For more information, contact Dr. Gronewold at sgronewo@kean.edu.

2.  USS Battleship New Jersey

KUHS is sponsoring at trip to visit the USS Battleship New Jersey, anchored in the Delaware River at Camden on April 23.  Departs at 8 AM, back at 3 PM.  Tickets go on sale March 16.  For more information, contact KUHS student president Shannon Berry at berrysha@kean.edu

3.  Washington, D.C.

KUHS is sponsoring a trip to Washington, D.C. on April 9.  Departs at 6:30 AM, back at 11:30 PM.  For more information, contact KUHS student president Shannon Berry at berrysha@kean.edu.

Upcoming Symposium:  China in the World

CHINA IN THE WORLDAPRIL 7-8, 2016, KEAN UNIVERSITY

The China in the World conference at Kean University will focus on the growth, progress, and influence of China both within its own borders and around the globe. This two-day event at Kean will feature Thursday afternoon lectures by two top Chinese scholars, followed on Friday afternoon by a workshop for teachers and interested students and community members discussing key readings on the subject of China in the world. After a reception featuring tasty Chinese food, the day will
culminate with a panel of world famous speakers--all of which will no doubt spark a heated discussion of the topic of China in today's world.

For more information, please check the site 
Or contact Dr. Xurong Kong, organizer at xkong@kean.edu





Travelearn Course Rescheduled for Summer

Genocide in A Multinational Context:  

Travelearn Course on Cambodia and Vietnam


Sponsored by the Masters of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies this course will take an interested group of mature students to sites of alleged genocides in two Asian countries: Cambodia and Vietnam.For more information: Contact Dr. Sue Gronewold at sgronewo@kean.eduCosts: $3,650* includes: Airfare to/from Asia, air travel within Asia, hotels and special meals, visas, local guides, lectures by specialists, all entrance fees

Course: MAHG 5025-Travelearn: Genocide in A Multinational Context
Travel Dates: July 8-18, 2016

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

For more information, contact Dr. Sue Gronewold ASAP at sgronewo@kean.edu.

HGS OBSERVES GENOCIDE AWARENESS MONTH in APRIL

GENOCIDE AWARENESS MONTH

MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Information Session at the Graduate Open House  April 3, 12-2 pm / East Campus

Improbable Images: School Photos in Holocaust Europe
An illustrated lecture by Marianne Hirsch (Columbia University) and Leo Spitzer (Dartmouth College) April 5, 7:30- 9 pm / Kean Hall Conference Center. 
Friends of MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies meet-the-speakers reception before the program, at 6:30 pm in Kean Hall Conference Center. RSVP (reception only) before March 28 to the MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Graduate Network

Emerging Research in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
A graduate thesis forum April 7, 4:30-6:30 pm / Human Rights Institute, Rm. 201.

At the Annual Millesville University Holocaust and Genocide Studies Conference  Three MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies degree candidates - Michael Carter, John Lestrange, and Rachel Wagner - will present their research on transitional justice at this conference in Pennsylvania on April 8. Dr. Klein, the program director, will moderate this panel and, just before it, will present his own research based on his forthcoming book, The Second Liberation: Moral Survival after Atrocity. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Klein. 

MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Information Session April 13, 5:30-6:30 pm / Kean Hall, Rm. 130. Reception and speaker to follow: See next calendar entry for details.  

Transitional Justice in Cambodia: The Trial of a Torturer
A lecture by Alexander Hinton (Founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University, Newark) April 13, 7:30 – 9 pm / Kean Hall Conference Center. 
Friends of MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies meet-the-speaker reception before the program, at 6:30 pm in Kean Hall Conference Center. RSVP (reception only) before March 28 to the MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Graduate Network

Negotiating Genocide: Tribunals, Reparations, and Commemoration
A graduate faculty Research Days panel featuring Drs. Argote-Freyre, Esposito, Gronewold, and Nicholson; moderated by Dr. Klein April 26, 3:30- 5:30 pm, STEM Building, Rm. 401.

What Is Transitional Justice?
A graduate student Research Days panel featuring Michael Carter, John Lestrange, and Rachel Wagner April 27, 4:30-6:30 pm; moderated by Dr. Klein, Kean Hall Conference Center. Reception and speaker to follow. See next calendar entry for details.  

After the Deluge
An interview with Ian Buruma (Bard College) April 27, 7:30- 9 pm / Kean Hall Conference CenterFriends of MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies meet-the-speaker reception before the program, at 6:30 pm in Kean Hall Conference Center. RSVP (reception only) before March 28 to the MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Graduate Network 


Learn about the HGS and Jewish Studies Programs

To learn more about the M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, attend one of the upcoming information sessions:
    April 3 at 12 noon on the East Campus; 
    April 13 at 5:30 pm in K-127; 

Or come to a MAHGS reception, sponsored by the mahgs graduate network, one hour before all visiting scholars programs, 6:30-7:30 pm in K-127, on April 5, 13, and 27. 

To learn more about the Jewish Studies minor, come to the Open House on March 28 at 3:20 in MSC 228 during the "major/minor" event that will also feature the history department and Asian Studies, or the Undergraduate Open House on May 1 (time and location TBA)

For more information contact Dr. Dennis Klein at dklein@kean.edu 


Mark your Calendars

March 22:  Advising Meetings, 3:15 PM and 6:30 PM

March 31:  Field Trip to Shofuso, Japanese Garden and Tea Ceremony

April 5:  HGS Lecture:  Improbably Images:  School Photos in Holocaust Europe, 7:30 PM-9PM, Kean Hall Conference Center

April 7:  HGS Graduate Thesis Forum:  Emerging Research in Holocaust Studiess, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM, Human Rights Institute

April 8:  China in the World

April 8:  HGS Master Seminar on Post-Genocide, 9AM – 4PM, Human Rights Institute

April 9:  KUHS Field Trip to Washington, DC 

April 13:  HGS Lecture:  Alexander Hinton on Transitional Justice in Cambodia, 7:30 PM-9PM, Kean Hall Conference Center

April 13:  HGS Information Session, 6 PM -7PM, Location TBD

April 23:  KUHS Field Trip to USS Battleship New Jersey

April 26-27:  Kean University Research Days

April 27:  HGS Interview with Ian Buruma, 7:30 PM-9PM, Kean Hall Conference Center

May 6:  Honors Convocation


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