History (HIST)

HIST 100  The Study of History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Restricted to History Majors and Minors. The course is designed to introduce students to the nature of history as a scholarly intellectual pursuit. It is built around student activities dealing with the materials and typical research procedures used by historians and the challenges of criticizing and writing history at the beginner's level. Meets the University Writing Requirement majors in History. Restricted to History Majors and Minors. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 101  Connections: Years That Made History 3 Credits


This special course will link people and events in eight significant years in history since 1500. Students will explore how events and prominent people are tied together. While the course will emphasize Western history, elements of non-Western history will be incorporated to achieve a more global perspective. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 103  Foundations of Western Civilization 3 Credits


Origins and development of Western civilization to about 1350: Egyptian, Judaic, Greek, Roman, Islamic and Medieval European contributions. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - American and European History. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 105  Emergence of European Civilization, 1500-1914 3 Credits


The emergence of Europe as a distinctive world civilization. The development of ideas, institutions and technologies from medieval times to World War I. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - American and European History. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 106  Contemporary Europe, 1914 to the Present 3 Credits


European society in transition since World War I. The role of two world wars in shaping contemporary times. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - American and European History. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 108  Introduction to African Civilization 3 Credits


Pre-colonial African civilization and its eclipse under slavery and the colonial onslaught. Principal social, political and cultural systems of the period. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Global Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 109  Introduction to Islamic Civilization 3 Credits


Examination of various institutions and value systems in Islam which characterize it as a major civilization. Important cultural developments as they are affected by the process of transition. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 110  Introduction to American Civilization 3 Credits


The mainstreams of development in American civilization. Political, intellectual, social, economic and cultural forces and achievements which have made the U.S. distinctive. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - American and European History. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 111  Contemporary American Issues in Historical Perspective 3 Credits


Examines contemporary issues in American society in historical perspective. Topics will vary from semester to semester in the light of changing problems confronting our society. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 112  Introduction to the Modern Middle East 3 Credits


This course aims to offer a general survey of the important themes and developments in Modern Middle Eastern History from 1750 to the present. By the end of the course, students should gain an appreciation of some of the major topics and issues that are central to the understanding of the Modern Middle East. Students will consider the social political and cultural history of the late eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century Middle East. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Global Cultural Perspectives. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 114  Early Latin America 3 Credits


This course will provide a background in the main issues, themes and events in the history of colonial Latin America, including an introduction to the pre-contact (pre-1492) histories of Spain, Portugal and the Americas. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Global Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 115  History of Puerto Rico 3 Credits


The history and culture of Puerto Rico and interaction with Spain, Latin America and the United States. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 116  Modern Latin America 3 Credits


This course offers an introduction to the history of Latin America, with an emphasis on the period since the 1810s. Students unfamiliar with the region should emerge from the course with a firm grounding in the major themes of modern Latin American history. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Global Cultural Perspectives. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 117  History of the United States to 1876 3 Credits


Issues and problems in the development of the American nation from discovery and exploration to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - American and European History. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 118  History of the United States Since 1876 3 Credits


American development from an agrarian power after the Civil War into an urban-industrial society with the liberal institutions that accompanied it. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - American and European History. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 128  Pre-Modern Japan: A History of Japan to the Meiji Restoration 3 Credits


This is an introductory survey course in Japanese history from earliest times to the Meiji (1868-1912). It is a first step in Japan studies designed to provide a broad, useful, working knowledge of key aspects of traditional Japan. Culture, politics, society and economy will be built into a chronological, historical structure. Japan's uniqueness will be outlined against a background of greater East Asian and world interactions. This course will stand on its own, but will also serve as a useful background to understanding modern and contemporary Japan. The course also aspires to sensitizing students to the inherent value of East Asian culture as a part of human richness and diversity. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 129  Modern Japan: A History of Japan From the Meiji Through the Showa 3 Credits


This is an introductory survey course in Japanese history from the Meiji (1868-1912) through the Showa (1925-present). While it would be useful to study premodern Japan before taking this course, modern Japan does stand on its own. A review of traditional Japan will be followed by study of the dynamic interaction of Japan and the West during the 19th Century. Japan's expansionism, World War II and the postwar period will be important topics. Cultural, military, economic, political, and social developments will be discussed in historical settings. Students will be encouraged to appreciate the unique dynamics of Japan's development as a modern nation state and to explore the likely progress of Japan into the 21st Century. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 131  Introduction to Indian Civilization 3 Credits


The early history of India, 3000 B.C. to 1000 A.D. Principal religions, political and literary works, and their insights into Indian social values and institutions. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 132  Introduction to Chinese Civilization 3 Credits


The early history of China, 2000 B.C. to 1300 A.D. Principal social, political and metaphysical-philosophic works, corresponding values and institutions. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Global Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 133  Modern Chinese Civilization 3 Credits


Modern China, 1600 to the present. Changes in values and mutual influence of East and West, studied through literary, philosophical, anthropological, historical and artistic works. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 138  Introduction to Modern South Asia 3 Credits


A survey of the history of the Indian subcontinent, 1526 CE to the present, this course examines the evolution of the states and societies of modern South Asia. Beginning with the question of modernity in the Mughal Empire, proceeding through the rise and fall of the British Empire in India, and continuing into the postcolonial period, this course takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the making of modern South Asia. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Global Cultural Perspectivest. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 141  Foundations of Global Civilization 3 Credits


The increasing interaction between world cultures and civilizations during A.D. 1500-1914. The central role of Europe in the development of the first global phase of world history to 1914. Cultural confrontation between West and non-West in the age of Modern Imperialism. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 204  The Second World War 3 Credits


A study of the origins and course of World War II in Europe, Asia and the Pacific. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 205  Minorities in American History 3 Credits


A study of the historical background of the various ethnic, racial and religious minorities in contemporary American society. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 212  Social History of the United States 3 Credits


Social and cultural aspects of American history: population movements, rural and urban problems, status of women, utopian ventures, mass media, recreation, human rights. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 213  Economic History of the United States 3 Credits


Major trends in agriculture, commerce, finance, manufacturing, transportation and industrial relations from colonial beginnings to the present. Cross listed with Economics and Finance, ECON 213. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 214  Diplomatic History of the United States 3 Credits


Evolution of American foreign policy and diplomacy from the Revolution to the present. Selected basic readings in the field. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 215  Women in American History 3 Credits


The changing role and status of women in American society from colonial times to the present. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 216  Italian American History and Culture 3 Credits


The history and culture of Italian Americans from the colonial era to the present. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 217  History of Black Americans 3 Credits


Role of Americans of African descent in the development of the United States. Contributions of black Americans from initial discovery and exploration to mid-20th century. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 218  Political History of the United States 3 Credits


The historical development of American political institutions from the early 1700s to the present. Focus upon the evolution of constitutional and legal structures, the party system and pressure groups, the role of bureaucracies, and the impact of political leaders. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 219  Sport in History 3 Credits


This course takes a global approach to the history of sport, but focuses on the role of sport in American history. It examines sport in early world cultures, the development of sport as a mass spectator phenomenon in modern times, and the social significance of sport in the contemporary world. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 221  Europe's Conquest of the Americas, 1415-1763 3 Credits


A study of European explorations, discoveries and territorial settlements in the Americas during the 15th to the 18th century. Examination of the expansion and impact of Europe -- institutions, ideas, traditions, technologies -- and resulting confrontations with and impact on native American peoples. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 222  Economic History of Europe 3 Credits


European economic development from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis on the first industrial revolution in Britain; comparing 19th century economic growth in Britain, France, Germany and Russia. Cross listed with Economics and Finance, ECON 222. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 223  Communist Revolution in China 3 Credits


Ideological and historical significance studied against the background of domestic and international events, personalities and ideologies. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 231  New Jersey: Past and Present 3 Credits


A survey of New Jersey history emphasizing (1) the state's political, economic, and social heritage and evolution, and (2) New Jersey's role in the development of the United States. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 250  Selected Content 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100. Students will study a specific historical period, topic, theme or problem. Individual course offerings will vary. Students may repeat this course twice, although not with same subject matter, for a total of 6 s.h. Consult advisor or History Department webpage for specifics about content for current semester offerings. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 281  Greek Civilization 3 Credits


The political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Greek world from the Bronze Age to the Roman Conquest as seen through literary, documentary, and archaeological sources. Cross listed with Classics and General Humanities, GNHU 281. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - American and European History. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 282  Roman Civilization 3 Credits


The political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Roman world from the Regal Period to Justinian as seen through literary, documentary and archaeological sources. Cross listed with Classics and General Humanities, GNHU 282. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - American and European History. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 299  History Study Abroad 1-3 Credits


This study abroad course is an exploration of a specific historical period, problem, theme, or geographical region. Particular course offerings will vary according to the location of study and the expertise of the instructor. Students will consult current schedule of courses for a specific semester offering. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 9.0 credits as long as the individual topic is different.

HIST 300  Research Seminar 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; and HIST 117 or HIST 118. Students will study a specific historical topic or set of related topics in considerable depth. Advanced level research methodological skills will be integrated throughout, culminating with students writing a significant formal research paper. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 309  Feminist Ideas in Western Thought 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; and HIST 117 or HIST 118. History of feminist ideas and theories about women and womanhood. Students examine important theoretical literature in Europe and America from 18th century to present. Original texts of Wollstonecroft, Fuller, Mill, and Freud will be considered against their socio-historic milieu. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 310  Immigrant in American History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; and HIST 117 or HIST 118. The processes by which the immigrant was incorporated into American society. Includes the cultural backgrounds from which the different groups came; the reasons for emigration; the nature of the communities they created once they reached the U.S.; their religious and social institutions; the problems of maintaining ethnic culture with the pressure to Americanize. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 311  Early History of New Jersey 1702-89 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; and HIST 117 or HIST 118. From royal colony to the establishment of the federal government under the constitution state; and local events during the American Revolution. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 312  Historical Geography of the United States 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; and HIST 117 or HIST 118. The slow pace of settlement of the eastern seaboard and the development of distinctive culture hearths prior to 1800; the rapid settlement and diffusion of culture traits in the area beyond the Appalachians since 1809. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 313  Biography in American History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; and HIST 117 or HIST 118. The significant biographical materials available in the study of American history; the problems and uses of biography. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 314  Women and Migration 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): WMGS 102; or HIST 100 and HIST 117 or 118. This course focuses on female migrants from the late nineteenth century to the present. Using an interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on historical studies, it considers issues of work, family, sexuality, and identity formation for migrant women past and present. Questions to explore include: what distinguishes the experiences of migration for women; what are the continuities and differences for women across time, ethnicity, and geography; how do historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and others, as well as the migrants themselves, understand female migration; what do women gain and lose through migration; and why a gendered approach to migration studies is crucial. Cross listed with Women's and Gender Studies, WMGS 314. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 315  War in History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Examines selected wars in the history of the world in an attempt to learn about causes and consequences of war. Consider attempts to prevent war in the past, and proposed methods for preventing war in the future. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 319  American Urban History to 1880 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. The urban dimension in American history and development of city life to 1880. Shapers of the 19th century city; instability and disorders due to transit and demographic revolutions. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 320  American Urban History Since 1880 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Transformation of the 19th century industrial city into the 20th century metropolis; the emergence of the New York metropolitan region. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 321  History of the American Worker Since 1877 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. History of the American worker rather than his trade union. The worker's legal status, political behavior, social and cultural activities, treatment by employer and state. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 322  Medieval European Civilization 450-1350 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Origins, development, and significance of a civilization whose political, social and cultural foundations had a spiritual basis and unity. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 323  History of Russia to 1917 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Factors shaping the Russian people: Byzantium and Greek Orthodox faith, Tartar state organization, the Mir, Westernization from Peter to Lenin, intellectual and radical movements. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 324  Russia Since 1917 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Political, social, economic and intellectual developments in the Soviet Union and Russia; the relationship of ideology and national goals. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 326  Modern German History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. German society, culture and politics from 1789 to the present. The formation of a unified state in the nineteenth century. The effects of World War I and of National Socialism. The division of Germany after World War II and the reunification of the country in 1989-90. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 327  History of France Since 1789 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Political, social, economic and intellectual developments in France since the Revolution. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 328  Conflict in Modern Ireland 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. A history of Irish nationalism with emphasis on the period from 1782 to the present. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 329  History of England to 1714 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Emphasis on political and constitutional history, the formation of basic institutions of law and government and related economic, social and cultural factors. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 330  Chinese Social History Through Literature 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Masterpieces of the Chinese literary tradition from earliest times to the 20th century. Literary genre in historical perspective and as expression of social and cultural values. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 331  History of England 1714-1914 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Political, social and economic history from the Hanoverian succession to the 20th century: Industrial Revolution, changing balance of the constitution, British imperialism, the Irish question. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 333  History of Brazil 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Traces the historical development from the pre-historical Indian cultures to the 1970s; covers the social, cultural, political, economic and religious aspects of the largest Latin-American nation. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 334  Women in the Muslim World: A History of Representations 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Passing grade in the following: HIST 100; HIST 117 or 118; HIST 103 or 105 or 106; 108 or 109 or 114 or 116 or 128 or 129 or 131 or 132 or 133. A survey of writings by and about Muslim women examined historiographically. We examine conventional wisdom about Muslim women through the ages, and how this "wisdom" was constructed: Who wrote about Muslim women? When? How? What purposes have these writings served at different times and places since the inception of Islam and during the course of its 1,500 year history. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 339  Seminar in Latin American History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Intensive study of specific periods and/or problems in Latin American history. 3 hours seminar.

HIST 400  Senior Seminar in History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Directed research and preparation of seminar reports and written paper on special topics in the main fields of history. Required for senior history majors. 3 hours seminar.

HIST 401  Kingdoms in the Sun:Sicily and Southern Italy in Antiquity and the Middle Ages 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. This course is an excursion into the history of Sicily and the southern Italian mainland from approximately 500 BC - 1300 AD. It is driven by the cultures that left lasting impressions on this diverse region, investigating Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, German and French occupations and influences. Students will have an opportunity to engage in this exploration "on location," as it will be offered as part of a summer study abroad experience in Sicily. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 406  History of American Business 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Provides historical background toward understanding the present role business plays in American society. Examines the role of the entrepreneur and business manager in the evolution of American business. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 408  Independent Study European History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. To provide opportunity for capable students, mainly history majors, to do independent work in the field of European history. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different.

HIST 409  Independent Study Non-Western History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. To provide opportunity for capable students, mainly in history or transcultural studies, to do independent work in the field of non-Western history. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different.

HIST 410  Independent Study in American History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. To provide an opportunity to do independent work in the field. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different.

HIST 411  Intellectual History of the United States 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Development and contributions of the thought of individuals and groups, dominant and minority, and their effect on the American mind, traditions and practices. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 413  The Philosophy of History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Development of historical thought and the writing of history in the Western world from Herodotus to the present. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 415  European Social History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. This course will introduce history majors and other interested students to European social history in particular and social history in general. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 416  Church and State in Latin America 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. The Roman Catholic church as the major spiritual institution as well as a cultural, moral, political and economic force in Latin America. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 419  Age of Renaissance, 1350-1517 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Political, economic, social and broad cultural developments in Italy and Western Europe during 1350-1517. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 420  The Reformation Era, 1500-1650 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Religious movements of the 16th and 17th centuries; their medieval antecedents; the accompanying political, intellectual and socioeconomic forces. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 422  Studies in Enlightenment History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Major intellectual developments in 18th century Europe: rise of skepticism, toleration, empiricism, idea of progress. Readings in Hume, Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau, Kant and antecedent figures. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 424  Diplomatic History of Europe 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Diplomatic history of Europe since the Congress of Vienna. Emphasis on development of diplomatic practice and relations between states during 1870 to present. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 426  The Nazi Third Reich 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Major economic, social, political and intellectual developments in 20th century Germany. Demise of Weimar Republic and ascension of Nazi Third Reich. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 427  The Holocaust, 1939-1945 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. The history of the Holocaust and an overview of its representations in the academic historiography as well as in literary and autobiographical texts. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 430  Revolutions in Latin American History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Examines and compares the causes, course and consequences of three major social revolutions in Latin America: Mexico (1910), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959). 3 hours lecture.

HIST 431  Development of Indian Character and Culture 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ANTH 100 or HIST 100; and HIST 117 or HIST 118. The historical conditioning of Indian behavior. Culture change in the perspective of colonialism and modernization; contributions of religion to social and political values and modern literature. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 432  Development of Japanese Character and Culture 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ANTH 100 OR HIST 100; and HIST 117 or HIST 118. The historical conditioning of Japanese behavior. Cultural change in the perspective of traditional periodization of Japanese history. Contributions of religion and philosophy to defining social values. Cross listed with Anthropology, ANTH 432. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 433  American Colonial History 1607-1763 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Developments within the English colonies, interactions between England and the colonists, growth of a distinctive American society. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 434  American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-1828 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Analysis of events leading to the war for independence; political, economic and foreign problems of the new nation; the growth of nationalism. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 435  The Union in Crisis 1820-1877 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Significant events and developments of the period: Jacksonian democracy, westward expansion and sectionalism, the Civil War and Reconstruction. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 436  America in the Gilded Age 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; and HIST 117 or 118. The forces which contributed to the development of modern, industrialized America; American society and its reaction to changes of the period. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 437  American Society in the 20th Century 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. The continuing reactions to the problems of an industrialized America. The New Deal and recent Supreme Court decisions. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 438  America in the Sixties: The Crisis of Consensus Liberalism 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Analyzes the crisis of American liberalism as that ideology was beset by the consequences of postwar affluence and the growing radicalism during the Kennedy-Johnson administration; and the backlash that developed into the Nixon "New Majority". 3 hours lecture.

HIST 443  Internship in History 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Opportunity for the advanced student to acquire practical experience working directly with primary sources of history in state and local depositories of historical materials.

HIST 460  Independent Transcultural Study 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. No formal class meetings, this study program includes directed reading and preparation of written papers on transcultural subjects not offered in the regular curriculum and advanced independent study of subjects with which students have had course experience. Students seeking admission must secure approval of at least two professors representing different fields in the transcultural program. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different.

HIST 499  Selected Topics 1-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118. Study in a specific historical period, problem or theme. Particular course offerings will vary. Students may repeat course for up to nine credits as long as individual topic is different. Consult current schedule of courses for semester offering. May be repeated for a maximum of 9.0 credits as long as the topic is different.

HIST 501  New Interpretations in History 3 Credits


Designed to help students keep up to date in the fields of American, European and Non-Western history. Major trends and developments in the study of history in the light of recent representative examples of historical research and interpretation. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 502  History and New Social Studies 3 Credits


Designed to assist teachers, administrators and supervisors in acquiring a comprehensive view of modern materials, methods and curricula in history and the social sciences. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 511  Seminar in American Colonial History 3 Credits


This course will examine the forces and conditions of the colonial period which contributed to the shaping of the characteristics of American political and economic institutions, social practices and ideas, intellectual outlooks, and attitudes. 3 hours seminar.

HIST 512  American Revolution 1763-1787 3 Credits


The causes and course of the American revolution from both British and American viewpoints, including analysis of economic, political, social and intellectual factors. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 513  Problems-New Nation 1789-1828 3 Credits


The growth of political institutions under the Constitution, the gaining of respect as a new country in the family of nations. The establishment of economic credit, and the rise of American nationalism. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 514  The Crisis of American Nationalism, 1828-1876 3 Credits


The crisis in American nationalism from Jackson through Reconstruction as the country's constitution, party system, and social structure contended with the disruptive effects of territorial expansion, the factory system, slavery and the new immigration. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 515  Culture and Consciousness: Women in Nineteenth Century America 3 Credits


This course in the history of American women will focus on major themes in nineteenth century women's culture. It will explore the implications of industrialization and modernization for women, the construction of domestic ideology, the development of feminism, and the centrality of gender in nineteenth century life and culture. The emphasis of the course is antebellum, but will consider the implications of this legacy for post Civil War history. Readings will include contemporary scholarship as well as a selection of representative primary texts by and about nineteenth century American women. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 517  Age of Franklin D. Roosevelt 3 Credits


An opportunity to study that part of recent American history centering about Franklin Delano Roosevelt. While concentrating on domestic aspects of American life, attention is given also to foreign affairs and their impact on the daily lives of Americans. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 518  Urban History: National Trends in New Jersey Cities 3 Credits


An advanced survey of the urban dimension in American history and of urban history as a discipline. Late 19th and 20th century national trends are pinpointed within the development of Paterson, Passaic, Jersey City, Newark and their suburbs. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 519  America Since 1945 3 Credits


This course studies the transformation of the Roosevelt coalition and its liberal policies since 1945 as they faced the challenge of the cold war abroad and growing class and racial upheaval at home. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 521  Civil War and Revolution in Chinese History, 1911-1949 3 Credits


The transformation of China from empire to Peoples Republic. Chinese concepts of revolution and the intellectual, political and social changes which preceded the formation of the Peoples Republic in 1949. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 522  Revolutionary Russia 1905-1921 3 Credits


The historical forces of 19th and 20th century Russia which led to the Bolshevik revolution of November, 1917 and to the consolidation of Soviet power by 1921. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 523  History of Soviet Diplomacy 3 Credits


Changes in the ideological determinants of Soviet diplomacy contrasted with fluctuations in internal and external political and economic policies. Contributions of leading Soviet statesmen to diplomatic history. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 524  History of American Business Leaders 3 Credits


Designed to familiarize students with major developments in American business history. The mutual impact of business and society is investigated through biographical studies of leading American businessmen. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 525  History of American Labor 1870-1970 3 Credits


Study of the American worker from the period after the Civil War to the present, with concentration on social, political and economic behavior as well as the union movement. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 526  The Industrialization of America, 1865-1900 3 Credits


The causes and nature of the industrialization of the American economy after the Civil War; factors responsible for rapid economic growth; the impact of changing productive techniques on American institutions and human welfare. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 529  Europe of the Dictators, 1919-1939 3 Credits


The political, social, economic and intellectual developments in the major states of Western Europe during the interwar period, with emphasis on varieties of fascism. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 532  Modernization in Japanese Cultural History 3 Credits


Modernization in East Asia with focus on Japan. Japanese experience in adjusting new world forces of the 19th and 20th centuries considered against the background of her traditional values and institutions. Comparisons with China and Korea. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 533  French Revolution and Napoleon 3 Credits


The background of the French Revolution, its changing course and cast of characters during 1789-99, and the advent to power and imperial regime of Napoleon, 1799-1814. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 535  Castle, Cathedral and Crusade: Europe in the High Middle Ages, 1000-1300 3 Credits


Guided by the organizing principle that some medieval people themselves used, this course will approach the High Middle Ages through the eyes of those who fought (nobility), worked (peasants), and prayed (clergy). Social, political, economic, religious and cultural aspects of the medieval European experience will be explored through the investigation of topics such as the rise of the nation-state, the expansion of trade, the rise of the university, the launching of the Crusades, the development of Gothic architecture and the intensification of religious belief. A field trip is required as part of the course. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 536  Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800 3 Credits


This course explores the everyday lives and belief systems of early modern Europeans through a survey of developments in French, Italian, English and German popular culture over a period of three centuries from 1500 to 1800. Topics to be covered include Carnival, community policing, ritual behavior, religious beliefs, magic, family life, violence, deviant behavior, and the transmission of culture between groups and across generations. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 537  Nineteenth Century European Intellectual History 3 Credits


Romantic, utilitarian, conservative, liberal and early existential streams of thought in 19th century Europe. The impact of these intellectual movements on European society. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 540  Europe as a World Civilization 3 Credits


General analysis and reappraisal of the place of Europe in world history. The development, distinctive contributions and future prospects of European civilization examined in the light of contemporary world conditions. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 541  Asian Civilization-Comparative Cultural History 3 Credits


Course compares and contrasts central value systems, kinship institutions, social stratification and the exercise of political power in traditional India, China & Japan. These topics are related to differing patterns of nationalism in the 19th and 20th centuries. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 550  African Identities: Gender, Ethnicity, and Nation 3 Credits


This course examines the construction and development of identities in Sub-Saharan Africa. It explores the meanings of concepts such as "tribe," "ethnicity," and "nation"; and it questions the role of history, culture and politics in the formation and evolution of African identities. The course focuses on particular themes such as traditions of origin, cultural nationalism, slavery, etc. These are illustrated by case studies from West, East, Central and Southern Africa, which are organized in a chronological order. Students will be encouraged to reflect on the notion of identity and its importance in the past and present of African societies. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 570  Seminar in Non-Western History 3 Credits


Graduate level study in a period, problem, or theme in Non-Western History. Individual seminars will be offered in African History, South Asian History, Latin American History, etc. May be repeated for a maximum of 9.0 credits as long as the topic is different. Please see Course Schedule for specific offering each semester. 3 hours seminar.

HIST 580  Seminar in Western History 3 Credits


Graduate-level study in a period, problem, or theme in Western history. Individual seminars will be offered in European and American history. Please see semester course listings for specific offering. May be repeated five times for a maximum of 18.0 credits as long as the topic is different each time. 3 hours lecture.

HIST 603  Reading Seminar in History 2 Credits


Required for all master's degree candidates concentrating in history, this seminar entails directed independent study in preparation for a three-hour written comprehensive examination. Candidates should register to take the seminar in the semester preceding the examination date. Take the seminar in the fall if the examination is the following March; take the seminar in the spring if the examination is the following October. 2 hours seminar.

HIST MJ2  HIST: 200 Level Major Elective 3 Credits


2 hours seminar.

HIST MJ3  HIST: 300 Level Major Elective 3 Credits


2 hours seminar.

HIST MJ6  HIST: 200-300 Level Elective 3 Credits


2 hours seminar.