History

Course Descriptions

BARD043History 9: History of the Americas I
BARD044History 9: History of the Americas II

This two-semester sequence examines the history, politics, people, and cultures of the American continents. The primary focus of the class will be on the United States, but we will also look at the Caribbean region and Latin America, as well as connections between the Americas and the rest of the globe. Students can expect informal lectures and discussions, in-class activities and student presentations, debates, and instruction illustrated with visual and audio materials. Writing and close reading of texts will play a major part in the class. This course aims to give students a thorough grounding in the history of the Americas, to prompt students to consider their own stake in American history and society, as well as to teach students how to research, analyze, and synthesize historical artifacts and texts.

BARD043 History 10: Area Studies I
BARD044History 10: Area Studies II

This two-semester sequence examines the history, politics, people, and cultures of selected regions through an area studies approach. The primary areas of study will be Europe, East Asia with a focus on China, and regions of the African continent. Global connections and interactions between all regions will also be studied. Students can expect informal lectures and discussions, in-class activities and student presentations, debates, and instruction illustrated with visual and audio materials. Writing and close reading of texts will play a major part in the class. This course aims to give students a thorough grounding in the history of world regions, to prompt students to consider their own relationship with different parts of the world, as well as to teach students how to research, analyze, and synthesize historical artifacts and texts from a variety of cultural contexts.

BARD062 College Financial Literacy

This course addresses the areas of study required by the New Jersey high school graduation requirement in financial literacy, with an additional emphasis on the financial issues faced by college students today. College-oriented topics include investigating and managing financial aid, developing a personal financial strategy for college, and making long-term financial decisions based on projected career paths. Taken in either Year 1 or Year 2, this course extends the introductory financial aid information addressed in the College Experience sequence.