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HIST-105 (H) (d) World Civilization I; 3 credits… (Click here for Course Learning Programs and Objectives (PDF))

The course will provide a general understanding of the chief characteristics of human history up to 1500, as exemplified by the traditional cultures of Africa, the Middle East, China, Japan, India, Central Asia, the Americas and Europe. Emphasis will be placed on the institutions, values and interrelationships among people across the globe, and the achievements and contributions of individual civilizations to human history.

HIST-106 (H) (d) World Civilization II; 3 credits… (Click here for Course Learning Programs and Objectives (PDF))

The course will examine the major developments in human history from 1500 to the present. It will focus on the elements involved in Europe's self-transformation into a modern society as seen in its intellectual, industrial and imperialist movements, and the world wars. Emphasis will also be placed on the history of Asian, African, Middle Eastern and Latin American societies and the impact of imperialism of those cultures; their reactions to, interaction with, and finally independence from Western dominance in the 20th century will also be explored.

HIST-107 (H) (d) Contemporary World History; 3 credits…

This course is designed to provide students with the framework of the contemporary world which will be discussed by examining key historical developments since 1945, including the Cold War and the fall of communism, as well as the independence movements and revolutions in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Relying on a variety of historical readings and current accounts, emphasis will be placed on understanding the historical readings and contemporary issues such as international conflict, the environment, human and natural resources and global cultural and economic trends.

HIST-108 Modern European History; 3 credits…

Students will review the development of industrialism, nationalism, liberalism and socialism as background for understanding the 20th century as an age of total war. They will examine the events surrounding the two World Wars and the Cold War, the role of ideology and the emergence of modern culture in its scientific, technological, economic and artistic dimensions.

HIST-115 (H) Great Persons in History; 1 credit…

The student will examine the contributions of the most important people in history, such as Jesus, Confucius, Hitler, Marx, Darwin and others. The careers of major religious figures, philosophers, scientists, inventors and political leaders will be evaluated in the light of their influences on mankind’s thoughts and actions in the past and present.

HIST-116 (H) Vietnam: Historical Perspectives; 3 credits…

In this course students will examine the culture and history of the Vietnamese people; the twentieth-century wars involving the French and Americans that took place there; the impact of these conflicts on Vietnam and America; and their legacy in the contemporary world. Two field trips will be taken to the Vietnam Era Educational Center and Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in New Jersey.

HIST-125 (H) (d) Women's History Survey: Experiences, Contributions and Debates; 3 credits…

A survey of the experiences, lives and contribution of women to American history. The student will study women's changing roles through history, as well as the diversity of women's experience on a racial, ethnic and class basis. Problems and solutions women have faced in the past will be discussed with an emphasis on understanding the participation of women in America, to uncover and restore women's achievements and experiences.

HIST-126 (H) (d) Dimensions of the Holocaust; 3 credits…

The student will investigate the origins, events, and outcomes of a watershed in human history--The Holocaust. Hitler's rise to power and the racial objectives in his Nazi program led to the systematic murder of millions of innocent victims. In a search for meaning and conscience in this cataclysmic event, the student will encounter additional material covering other genocides and genocidal events, e.g. The Armenian and Cambodian genocides, genocidal actions in Rwanda, Bosnia, etc. The student must attend at least two programs given by the Center for Holocaust Education. (Prerequisites: ENGL 121 and READ 095 or passing score in reading on Basic Skills Test)

HIST-135 (H) American Civilization I; 3 credits…

Students will identify and discuss problems, events and personalities in American history which have influenced the origins and growth of the Republic from the colonial period until the Civil War (1861). History will be viewed from many perspectives.

HIST-136 (H) American Civilization II; 3 credits…

Students will demonstrate an understanding of personalities, events and problems in American history from the Civil War (1865) until World War II (1941).

HIST-137 (H) Recent American History; 3 credits…

The student will recognize and assess the major forces that have shaped the course of American domestic and foreign policies since World War II (1945). The student will analyze the inter-relationship and consequences of foreign and domestic events.

HIST-138 (H) The 1960’S: Pop Music and the Counterculture; 3 credits…

Students will evaluate the history of the 1960’s through an examination of the rock and folk music of the turbulent decade. The focus will be on leaders such as Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Doors. The emphasis will be on how music shaped and reflected the values of young people, expressed in movements such as the counterculture, civil rights and the resistance to the Vietnam War.

HIST-145 (H) (d) African-American History I; 3 credits…

Students will examine the cultural and historical themes of the African experience which dominated and influenced the evolving African-American culture during slavery. In reviewing African origins, students will study the Atlantic Slave Trade, its participants, the resulting African Diaspora and the contrasting perspectives on Africa and Africans during the Slave Trade period. The course will offer a survey of major events, issues, legislation and critical environmental factors shaping the African-American experience in Colonial America from the 1600's to the Civil War.

HIST-146 (H) (d) African-American History II; 3 credits…

Students will examine the complex historical, sociocultural and environmental forces which have shaped the African- American culture and its communities in the United States. After surveying how slavery became institutionalized in Colonial America, students will focus on events, legislation and issues defining the struggles, acts of resistance, varied accomplishments and cultural experiences unique to African-Americans from the Civil War and Reconstruction Era to contemporary times.

HIST-155 (H) (d) Native American Studies; 3 credits…

This course will identify and survey native peoples of the Americas from before European contact to the present. Students will have an opportunity to explore various aspects of Native American cultures. Comparative themes, issues and problems concerning them will be discussed. Presentations by Native Americans will be included. There will be an emphasis on understanding the participation of Native Americans in a world of diverse cultures.

HIST-202 (H) History of New Jersey; 3 credits…

This survey of New Jersey history will cover the development of New Jersey from the Native American inhabitants, the Leni Lenape, European colonization, the colonial period, the American Revolution, the Jacksonian Era, Slavery and the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, Labor Union Movements, Immigration, Women's Suffrage, Race issues and relations, the Great Depression, World War II, as well as the rise of Victorian Leisure, tourism and motion pictures. There will be special emphasis on Ecological history, Women's history, architecture and African American history in all topics. The course will use New Jersey history as a means of understanding the major themes of United States history. Therefore, the themes of United States history, such as European Colonization, the American Revolution, Slavery, Industrialization, etc. are employed and amplified by local history. This approach will also give students a greater sense of place as New Jersey residents and will provide Education majors with a pedagogical foundation for teaching the subject. The course will include a class trip to a historical site. (Prerequisites: READ 092 or READ 095 and ENGL 095 or passing scores in reading and English on Basic Skills Test)

HIST-205 (H) History of World War II; 3 credits…

The student will study the military, political, social and economic history of World War II, stressing both America's role and worldwide implications. The student will investigate the causes, events and outcomes of World War II. An understanding of this cataclysmic event will also necessitate knowing the leading personalities of the conflict and their goals and motivations.

HIST-215 (H) (d) African Civilization; 3 credits…

The student will describe the environmental, historical and socio-cultural factors that have shaped and continue to shape the course of human affairs in Africa. In addition, the relationship of the continent with the African Diaspora and the place of Africa in world civilization will be discussed and evaluated.

HIST-217 (H) (d) Modern Latin American History; 3 credits…

The student will understand and discuss peoples cultures of Latin America, emphasizing the period between the wars of independence and characterizing the Latin American role in the world today

HIST-225 (H) (d) Modern Asia; 3 credits…

The course is an introduction to Asian civilizations from the 18th century to the present. Though the focus will be on China and Japan, the cultures of India and Southeast Asia will also be included. In the modern period a central feature of world civilization has been the interaction between Asia and the rest of the world, and the course will emphasize those interactions, highlighting the era of imperialism, conflicts such as those in Korea and Vietnam, revolution and independence throughout Asia and political developments after World War II, and corresponding social and cultural change.

HIST-226 (H) (d) History of Modern Russia; 3 credits…

After a survey of earlier Russian history, students will discuss the political, social, economic and intellectual events in Russia since 1800. Emphasis will be placed on the Russia Revolutions, the features of modern Soviet society and the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

HIST-227 (H) (d) Middle Eastern History; 3 credits…

Increasingly, events in the Middle East have commanded more attention throughout the world. The student will understand the historical evolution of the volatile Middle East from ancient times to the crisis-ridden present. Special emphasis will be placed on such themes as preIslamic civilization, the rise and expansion of Islam, the conflict between modernity and tradition, the growth of Arab nationalism, the persistence of Arab-Israeli crisis and Arab rivalries, Great Power conflicts in the region and the worldwide impact of oil. The effects of the end of the Cold War will also be considered.

HIST-235 (H) (d) Immigration & Ethnicity in American History; 3 credits…

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the historical experiences of immigrants before, during and after arrival in this country, including ethnic life in the Unites States today.

HIST-236 (H) Global History of the Cold War…3 credits

This course examines some of the major events, personalities, movements, and ideas of the Cold War. Students will study this conflict from the viewpoints of the main protagonists: America and the Soviet Union, and from the numerous vantage points of the many nations impacted politically, economically, militarily and socially.

HIST-237 (H) American Civil War; 3 credits…

The student will survey all aspects of America's most tragic conflict: political, diplomatic, economic, psychological, social and religious. Military leaders, tactics, strategies and battle campaigns will also be discussed.

HIST-295 Special Project — History; 1 to 3 credits…

The student will work independently on a project mutually agreed upon with the instructor.

HIST-299 Internship in History; 3 credits…

The student will select from a variety of internships of a historical nature that are located within the community.