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Registration Time!

Greetings all!  Every semester we produce an edition of the newsletter primarily dedicated to registration and advising. Please read the contents carefully:  you will find many of your registration and advising questions answered.  Registration begins on April 7.  So to prepare, plan to attend one of the March 26 advising  meetings at 3:15 in L-116 or at 6:30 in T111. 

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Registration Information

You will not be able to register for classes until you have your advising block removed.  To have this block removed, you can either attend one of our pre-registration advising meetings (see below) or schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor.  See below for details and ALWAYS BRING YOUR GUIDESHEET TO ADVISING MEETINGS AND APPOINTMENTS!

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

PRE-REGISTRATION ADVISING MEETINGS

Pre-Registration Advising Meetings:
  • Thursday, March 26, 3:15 PM in L-116)
  • Tuesday, March 26, 6:30pm in T111.
The Department of History will hold its pre-registration advising meeting on Thursday, March 26 at 3:15 PM in L-116 (in the library).  We are also offering an evening advising session:  it is scheduled for Thursday, March 26 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 questions about advising?

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?


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?


To find out, follow this link System Availability to the registrar's "system availability" schedule. 

Have basic questions about registration?


Try the "Preparing for Registration" page on the registrar's website.

Fall 2015 Courses by Category

Below you will find Fall 2015 history courses listed by category.  For a complete list, remember to consult the department website at http://history.kean.edu/courses.
 

Introductory

WORLD CIVILIZATION I
WORLD CIVILIZATION II
US HISTORY TO 1877
US HISTORY 1877 TO PRESENT

 

Comparative/Thematic History

PERSPECTIVES ON HISTORY
WORLD WAR I
SPECIAL TOPICS/SCIENCE & GENOCIDE
SPECIAL TOPICS/HISTORIC PRESERVATION

 

European History

GREEK CIVILIZATION

NAZI ERA-GERMANY

RENAISSANCE EUROPE

IRISH HISTORY 1801-1977

WITCHCRAFT IN THE WESTERN TRADITION

FIRST WORLD WAR

TROJAN WAR: HISTORY & LEGEND

TSARIST RUSSIA

WEIMAR GERMANY 


American History

MODERN AMERICA THROUGH FILM

BLACK HISTORY TO 1900

THE AMERICAN WEST

HISTORY OF NEW JERSEY

20TH CENTURY AMERICA

SPECIAL TOPICS/NEW YORK

SPECIAL TOPICS/HISTORIC PRESERVATION 

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

AMERICA 1945 TO PRESENT

CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION

 

Latin American History

HISTORY OF MEXICO

LATINOS IN THE US

HISTORY OF BRAZIL 

 

Asian History

HIST OF EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION

MODERN CHINA & JAPAN

INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN CIVILIZATION

CHINESE LITERATURE ACROSS MEDIA

INDIAN CINEMA

CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE AND FILM

 

African and Middle Eastern History

AFRICAN HISTORY SINCE 1885 

SPECIAL TOPICS/POSTCOLONIAL AFRICAN STRUGGLES


Middle Eastern History 

ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION

SPECIAL TOPICS/HIST OF THE MIDDLE EAST


Seminars and Independent Study 

JUNIOR SEMINAR

SENIOR SEMINAR IN HISTORY

FIELD WORK & SEMINAR IN URBAN STUDIES

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HISTORY

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ASIAN 

HONORS SEMINAR IN HISTORY


Asian Studies


INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CULTURE

BASIC CHINESE I

BASIC CHINESE II

INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I

ADVANCED CHINESE I

INTERNSHIP ASIAN STUDIES


Wondering what you can do with a degree in history? 

Check out our career oriented newsletter with online resources, first person testimonials, graduate school application advice, internships and an overview of the career center's recent workshop.

KUHS Field Trip to Jewish Museum, NYC

KUHS is planning a field trip to the Jewish Museum in New York City on April 15.  If you are interested in attending, please contact KUHS presidente Kaii Abdullah at abdullru@kean.edu.

History Students and Professors Highlighted in KeanXchange!

On March 9th, three history students, Colin Scotti, Lauren Hill, and Gabriel Kissoon presented their research on former New Jersey Representative Florence Dwyer at the annual Union County Republican convention held in Kean’s STEM building.

Click here to read more about their presentation.  The students are shown here with Congressman Leonard Lance, who was in attendance.




"I was a Little Proud of My Uniform: Women, World War II, and Newark State Teachers College"

History honors students Laura Hurley and Christina Leedy, University Archivist Erin Alghandoor, and Dr. Hyde presented during this informative panel on the role of women during WWII.  
This well attended event marked Women's History Month and included the students original research. To read more, click here.



Honors in History

Interested in doing original historical research?  Interested in challenging yourself in your study of history?  Interested in building the strongest possible resume? or application for law or grad school?  Consider the B.A. in History, Honors Option.

The Department of History Honors option can  be completed with the SAME NUMBER OF TOTAL CREDIT HOURS as B.A. in History.   Students will complete 2 Honors Readings Seminars (choose from American, European, World), an Honors section of History 4990:  Senior Seminar, and Honors Research Thesis Seminar where you will have the opportunity to do original historical research.  Current students in the Honors Program are engaged in research related to the "Nancy Thompson World War II Scrapbook Project," and have presented their work at the CUR "Poster on the Hill" poster session in Washington, D.C., at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Gettysburg, PA, and at Research Days at Kean University.

Admission is by application only.  Eligible students should have 3.75 GPA and have completed 12 credit hours in History, but lower GPAs will be given consideration.

Questions regarding the program should be directed to Dr. Mercantini or Dr. Hyde via honorshistory@kean.edu.  But you are strongly encouraged to attend the Advising Meeting on March 26 where additional information about the program will be available.

March's Document of the Month!

Actress Patricia Arquette’s passionate speech on behalf of equal pay for women at last month’s Academy Awards captured a great deal of attention. So did another speech on the same topic, given 58 years ago this month. On March 25, 1957, New Jersey Congresswoman Florence Dwyer introduced a bill calling for the federal government to mandate equal pay for equal work for women. President John Kennedy signed the bill into law in 1963. 

Congresswoman Dwyer’s speech is this month’s featured Document of the Month from the Kean University Archives and Special Collections. The speech can be found in the Papers of Florence Dwyer, housed in the Nancy Thompson Library. To read her speech, click here.

Florence Price Dwyer was the second woman – and first Republican woman – elected to Congress from New Jersey.  She served in the House from 1957 to 1973.  She was a staunch advocate for women’s rights, and was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War. Her collection includes over 400 cubic feet of correspondence, bills, speeches, photographs, radio broadcast transcriptions, campaign records, and memorabilia.  For more information on the Florence Dwyer collection, click here.

Kean University students taking 3336 Women’s History and 4990 Senior Seminar in History are conducting original historical research with the collection for their course work.  The students will highlight Dwyer’s accomplishments at the State House in Trenton where a Senate Resolution in her honor was announced.

Students and faculty interested in making an appointment to view the collections should contact Ms. Alghandoor at elaghan@kean.edu.

Upcoming Events

Women's History Month Events! 

Tuesday, March 24th, 11:00am to 12:15pm in UC 228
The Private is Public: Homeownership, Gender, and Neighborhood Organizing In Postwar Philadelphia
Dr. Abigail Perkiss, Assistant Professor of History

Wednesday, March 25th, 9:30am to 10:45am in UC 228
A Discussion of the The Work of Alice Walker 
A discussion with Dr. John Gruesser 

Tuesday, March 31st, 12:30pm to 1:45pm in UC 228
Women In The Environment & Social Justice Movements: Experiences of Race, Class & Ethnicity 
Dr. Celene Krauss, Professor of Sociology, Kean University

Thursday, April 2nd, 12:30pm to 1:45pm UC 228
Hatshepsut: The Queen Who Would Be King
Dr. James Conyers, Director of the Africana Studies Program, Associate Professor of Anthropology 

Writing Workshops

The Department of History will continue to offer writing workshops this semester.  Scheduled workshops include:
 

“How to Write a History Paper,” March 24th from 3:15-4:30pm 

T111 Map Room.

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.


Mark your Calendars

March 24: Writing Workshop - “How to Write a History Paper,” 3:15-4:30 T111 Map Room.
March 25:  HGS Lecture:  "Catholics and Jews Changing the Conversation," Dr. Christopher Bellitto and Rabbi Brooks Susman, 6:30 PM, Kean Hall 127.
March 26: Advising Meeting for Summer and Fall schedule, 3:15 L-116 (Library-116).
March 26: Advising Meeting for Summer and Fall schedule, 6:30pm, T11 Map Room.
March 28Historic Preservation Primer, Kean Ocean Campus, 8:30am - 4pm. (Contact: Mercantini)
April 7:  MAHGS Lecture:  "The Centenary of the Armenian Genocide: What We Have Learned," Dr. Richard Hovannisian, 7PM, Kean Hall. 
April 14:  MAHGS Lecture:  Edwin Ganz on Kristallnacht, Townsend 111, 3:15 PM (Contact:  Nicholson) 
April 15: Kean University Historical Society (KUHS) trip to Jewish Museum in New York City (Contact Perkiss).
April 16:  Phi Alpha Theta at Kean Ocean, Speaker:  C. Brid Nicholson, Gateway 104, 6PM (Contact:  Hyde, Wetta)

April 28:  ORSP Research Days, Faculty.

April 29:  ORSP Research Days, Students.

April 30:  Phi Alpha Theta at Union, Speaker:  Dr. Anthony Grafton of Princeton University, Carriage House, Liberty Hall, 7 PM, (Contact:  Hyde)
May 5:  Graduating Senior Extravaganza! 3:15 PM, T111 (Contact:  Hyde)