Contact Us

History Department
Rutgers University, Camden
429 Cooper St.
Camden, NJ 08102

Dr. Laurie Bernstein, Chair
(856) 225-2716
lbernste@camden.rutgers.edu

Sharon Smith, Secretary
(856) 225-6080
Fax: (856) 225-6806
sas548@camden.rutgers.edu

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Our department consists of fourteen full-time members, all of whom are recognized scholars as well as teachers.

Drawing on our own research and writing, we seek to provide perspective on the present by helping to make students aware of the habits and hopes, and the setbacks and successes of men and women around the globe, from ancient times to recent times.

We also work to strengthen students’ abilities to read critically, to think analytically, and to write clearly.

The knowledge and training our students gain provide excellent background for teaching, for business, for graduate study (including the study of law), and for life as an informed citizen.

Students and others who wish to find out more about what we have to offer may follow the links on the menu above, or they may come to the History Department’s offices in Camden, NJ at 429 Cooper Street (on the corner of Cooper and Fifth Streets – entrance off Fifth Street, at rear of building).

Courses in the Department of History:

  • Provide students with a solid grounding in narrative history

  • Communicate to students the historical experiences of peoples across the globe

  • Stress critical thinking and academic skills

  • Train students in historical methodology

Upon completion of the History major, students should be able to:

  • Analyze primary sources

  • Engage with secondary sources in a critical manner

  • Cite sources properly and evaluate the integrity, reliability, and usefulness of disparate sources

  • Write to the expectations of the discipline of history

  • Conduct original research