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History Courses

The following are courses you can select from. 

History 101:  World Civilizations to the 16th Century

Units:  3
Class Hours:  48 lecture total
Prerequisite:  None
Examines the development of world civilizations and their interrelationships from the earliest beginnings to the sixteenth century.  Emphasis on basic ideas, institutions, personalities, religious traditions, and artistic achievements.

History 101H:  Honors World Civilizations to the 16th Century

Units:  3
Class Hours:  48 lecture total
Prerequisite:  A high school or college GPA of 3.0 or above.

An enriched approach designed for honors students that includes individual research as well as small group analysis of historical problems.  Emphasis on the development of world civilizations and their interrelationships, basic ideas, institutions, personalities, and artistic achievements from the earliest beginnings to the sixteenth century.

History 102:  World Civilizations Since the 16th Century

Units:  3
Class Hours:  48 lecture total
Broad historical study of world civilizations and their interrelationships from the 16th century to the present.  Ideas, institutions, personalities, and artistic achievements which have contributed to present-day society.

History 102H:  Honors World Civilizations Since the 16th Century

Units:  3
Class Hours:  48 lecture total
Prerequisite:  A high school or college GPA of 3.0 or above.
An enriched approach designed for honors students with emphasis on individual research as well as small group analysis of historical problems.  Broad historical study of world civilizations and their interrelationships from the 16th century to the present.  Ideas, institutions, personalities, and artistic achievements which have contributed to present day society.

History 118:  Social and Cultural History of the United States

Units:  3
Class Hours:  48 lecture total
Examines social and cultural traditions during major historical periods.  Focuses on American attitudes and response to economic and technological changes, aesthetics, music, art, language, architecture, folklore, high and popular culture.

History 120:  The United States to 1865

Units:  3
Class Hours:  48 lecture total
Examines major political, economic, intellectual, and social forces at home and abroad that shaped American life from the colonial period through the Civil War.

History 120H:  Honors the United States to 1865

Units:  3
Class Hours:  48 lecture total
Prerequisite:  A high school or college GPA of 3.0 or above.
Seminar-style, content-enriched course for Honors students that examines major political, economic, intellectual, and social forces at home and abroad shaping American life from colonial period through Civil War.

History 121:  The United States Since 1865

Units:  3
Class Hours:  48 lecture total
A critical analysis of American history.  Includes industrial and technological developments, the changing nature of society, cultural developments, domestic politics, and America's expanded world role.

 

History 121H:  Honors the United States Since 1865

Units:  3
Class Hours:  48 lecture total
Prerequisite:  A high school or college GPA of 3.0 or above.
Seminar-style, content-enriched course for honors students exploring a critical analysis of American history including industrial and technological development, the changing nature of society, cultural patterns, domestic politics, artistic attainments, and America's expanded world role.

 

History 123:  African American History to 1865

Units:  3
Class Hours:  48 lecture total
Surveys the history of African Americans in the United States from their African origins through the Civil War.  Emphasizes African American impact on U.S. economic and political life, and highlights the effect slavery had on selected American thinkers.

History 124:  Mexican American History in the United States

Units:  3
Class Hours:  48 lecture total
Surveys of Mexican-American history in the U.S. from the Pre-Columbian period to the present.  Emphasis on Mexican American contributions to the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the U.S.  Will also examine the relationship of Mexican-Americans to other cultural groups.

History 124H:  Honors Mexican American History in the United States

Units:  3
Class hours:  48 lecture total
Prerequisite:  A high school or college GPA of 3.0 or above
Enriched and intensive survey of Mexican-American history in the U.S. from the Pre-Columbian period to the present.  Utilizing a seminar approach, emphasis on Mexican-American contributions to the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the U.S.  Will also examine the relationship of Mexican-Americans to other cultural groups.

History 125:  Native Americans in the U.S.

Units:  3
Class hours:  48 lecture total
An historical and contemporary survey of Native Americans in the United States, including the development of tribes and nations, and the cultural practices of Native Americans today (same as Anthropology 125).

History 127:  Women in U.S. History

Units:  3
Class hours:  48
Women of European, African, Native, Hispanic, and Asian backgrounds examined in U.S. from 1607 to present.  Emphasis on individuation, social status, family, reproduction, child care, slavery, jobs, and political activism.  Legal impact and theories of patriarchal oppression raised.

History 133:  History of California

Units:  3
Class hours:  48
An examination of the major social, political, and economic developments that have shaped California history from the indigenous period to the present.  Special attention is given to regional issues, ethnic or cultural groups, constitutional matter, cultural change, and California's connection with the Pacific Basin.

History 146:  African American History From 1863 to The Present

Units:  3
Class Hours:  48
Survey of the history of African Americans in the United States from Reconstruction to the present.  Focuses on the economic, political and social aspects of racism and the varied efforts to advance civil rights.

History 150:  Latin American Civilization to Independence

Units:  3
Class Hours:  48
A study of Latin American civilization from the Indian, African, and European origins to Independence.  Topics include native cultures, Spanish and Portuguese colonialism, the evolution of regional societies, and intellectual trends.

History 150:  Modern Latin American Civilization

Units:  3
Lecture hours:  48
Latin American civilization in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with a focus on the historical background of contemporary conditions and issues.  Major and minor countries studied.

History 153:  History of Mexico

Units:  3
Class Hours:  48
Mexican history from the pre-Columbian period to the present.  Includes social, political, economic and cultural growth of the Mexican nation.  Emphasis on cultural and political development. 

History 163:  Introduction to Southeast Asia History

Units: 3
Class Hours:  48
Analyzes the general history of Southeast Asia's society, economy, government, religion, philosophy, and the arts.  Also includes the impact of the West, decolonization and national unification movements during the Cold War, and the historical background of contemporary social and political problems.

History 181:  Survey of Chicana/Latina Women's History

Units:  3
Class Hours:  48
Survey of the historical roots of modern-day Chicana/Latina women.  course will discuss women in pre-Columbian America, colonial women in Mexico and the Southwest U.S., as well as Chican/Latina women in a national/international context, labor, and culture.