W 6:00 PM – 8:50 PM 
Professor Shankman

This course examines the primary political, economic, social and cultural developments of North America and the Atlantic World from the 16th century through the mid-18th century. It pays particular attention to Native-American and European contact, the rise of slavery in the Americas, and the development of British North America through the end of the Seven Years (French and Indian) War in 1763.

Issues in Public History
M 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm
Professor Goodman – email will be updated when available

Public history is history made with and for the public. In this course, we will explore how public historians can build bridges between academic historians, historical institutions, and communities. We will pay careful attention to the challenges and opportunities that come with working on contested histories in collaborative projects for different audiences. This work requires us to hone our skills as historians, as communicators, as creative thinkers, and as colleagues working together. Together, we will develop a grounding in the practice of public history and its key modes, particularly public-facing history writing and exhibitions.

T 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm 
Professor Boyd

This course provides an introduction to the history of black people in America, with a survey of African backgrounds, the history of enslavement and resistance to slavery, and the evolution of black leadership through the Civil War (ending in 1865). Focal points include the transatlantic slave trade, the transition from African to African-American culture, the black family, the movement for abolition, and African American’s participation in the Civil War. We will explore the major political developments of the era, as well as how slavery and the Civil War were memorialized through monuments and celebrations.

Craft of History
Th 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm
Professor Jewell

The Craft of History is unique in the master’s program at Rutgers-Camden. Rather than a readings or research course in a particular area of history, Craft is designed to familiarize students with major problems, questions, and methods that shape the discipline of history as a whole, beginning with the major historiographical developments in the field, such as Thucydides, Herodotus, von Ranke, Marx, Bloch and Weber, and then turning to thematic areas of development, such as gender, race, postcolonial, and environmental histories, and certain methodologies, such as material culture and oral history. The course will hone students’ analytical skills through reading, notetaking, class discussion, and paper-writing.

Methods in Global History 
M 2:05 pm – 4:55 pm
Professor Mokhberi

Globalization emerged as the alternative to cultural and social theories of history but what precisely is global history? How is it different from a national history? Is it a “better” approach or does it come with its own set of pitfalls? This course will introduce students to writing world history. Students will discuss approaches and problems. We will analyze the work of historians who focus on race, conflict, difference, and incommensurability between cultures and those who find cooperation and connections across the globe. The class will contrast microhistories with macrohistories as approaches to studying the global. We will explore specific examples that focus on the movement of peoples, commodities, and diplomatic exchanges. Finally, we will discuss how global history can help us uncover the histories of networks, groups, diasporas, and marginalized groups who are often left out of national histories.

Readings in Migration and Immigration
W 2:05 pm – 4:55 pm
Professor Thomas

In the first lines of the book that would become one of the most celebrated histories of European immigrants in the U.S., The Uprooted (1951), historian Oscar Handlin wrote, “Once I thought to write a history of immigrants in America. Then I discovered that immigrants were American history.” For the next four decades, most of the historical scholarship on immigration in the U.S. responded in some way to Handlin’s framing of the field, and most of those studies continued to focus on European immigrants. By the early 1990s, however, the field of immigration history was changing dramatically. New work focused on the experience of those who emigrated from Asia, Latin America, and Africa and younger scholars pursued questions about race, class, and transnational identity that pushed the analysis in the field in more complex and nuanced directions.

In this course, we will survey the scholarship on immigration and transnationalism in the 20th century United States that has emerged over the last several decades. Our readings will focus on the history of a variety of immigrant groups and diasporas, some with a comparative component, and we will also explore the experience of refugees and deportees and the policies and politics that defined their experience across the 20th century.

By Arrangement

Independent reading under the direction of a member of the department.

By Arrangement

Continuous registration may be accomplished by enrolling for at least 3 credits in standard course offerings, including research courses, or by enrolling in this course for 0 credits. Students actively engaged in study toward their degree who are using university facilities and faculty time are expected to enroll for the appropriate credits.