Courses Offered


HIST 100 HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION I (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Cultural, political, and economic survey of Western history from the beginnings in the Near East to 1660. Emphasis on the intellectual, artistic, and institutional foundations of Western civilization. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).


HIST 101 HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION II (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Western civilization from 1660 to the present, with particular emphasis on European cultural, social, and political development in the 19th and 20th centuries. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).


HIST 104 WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
A global and historical survey of civilizations from ancient times to 1500. Focus on Asia/Pacific Islands, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. Emphasis on the origins and development of diverse cultures, political systems, major religions, noted empires, artistic/intellectual achievements, and technological breakthroughs. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2, D3).


HIST 106 WORLD CIVILIZATIONS II (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
A global and historical survey course of world civilizations from 1500 to the present. Focus on Asia/Pacific Islands, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. Emphasis on the origins of global interdependence, revolutions and nationalist movements, the global economy, cultural and religious issues, technological advancements, and current social issues. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2, D3).


HIST 108 SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Partially satisfies American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
A single semester survey that stresses major social, political, and cultural developments in the history of the United States. The course examines selected events, personalities and trends from the colonial period to the present. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D1).


HIST 109 EUROPE SINCE 1945 (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
Analysis of Europe from the end of WWII through the present. Topics include postwar reconstruction, the Cold War, new social movements, cultural differences, the fall of communism, ethnic cleansing, and European unity. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).


HIST 201 UNITED STATES HISTORY I (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Partially satisfies American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
U.S. history to the mid-19th century, emphasizing the development of U.S. political, social, economic and cultural foundations. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D1).


HIST 202 UNITED STATES HISTORY II (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Partially satisfies American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
U.S. History from Reconstruction to the present. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D1).


HIST 203 THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1945 (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
United States history since 1945. Focus on the principal political, social, economic, and cultural challenges and achievements in American life. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2, D3).


HIST 235 HISTORY OF ETHNIC GROUPS IN THE UNITED STATES (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
A survey of the social, economic and political history of ethnic groups in the United States, with particular emphasis on minority communities. In addition to examining the histories of individual ethnic communities, the course will explore the historical relationships between different groups. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D1).


HIST 240 HISTORY OF ETHNIC GROUPS IN CALIFORNIA (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Partially satisfies American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
A survey of the social, economic and political history of ethnic groups in California, with particular emphasis on minority communities. In addition to examining the histories of individual ethnic communities, the course will explore the historical relationships between different groups. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D2a).


HIST 244 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Partially satisfies American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
A history of the African-American community, beginning with an introduction to West African society and continuing through colonial times to the present. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D1).

HIST 248 WOMEN AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
This course will examine the experience of women in the United States from the colonial era to the present. Exploration of the diverse ways in which women have lived, worked and contributed to the social, cultural, political and economic development of the United States. Transfer: UC; CSU (C2, D3).

HIST 300 HISTORY OF SAN FRANCISCO (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
The history of San Francisco from its discovery to the present focusing on how it became a prominent U.S. city. Major topics include geography, native populations, European discovery, gold rush, multicultural aspects, social life, politics, natural disasters, crime and punishment, neighborhoods, historical landmarks, parks, transportation, architecture, and international events. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).


HIST 310 CALIFORNIA HISTORY (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Partially satisfies American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
A study of contemporary California with inquiry into how and why its political, economic, social and cultural qualities have developed. Includes examination of the native Californian, Spanish and American Periods; the institutions, functions and interrelations of federal, state and local politics; California’s membership in the Pacific community; and the environment. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D2a).


HIST 335 HISTORY AND POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
Examination of the historical, political, economic and social issues of the Middle East, including the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and U.S. foreign policy in the area. Also listed as PLSC 335. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2, D3).


HIST 420 SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
A comparative, chronological survey of South and Central American history including geography, indigenous peoples, early contact with Europeans, conquest, and struggle for independence. Development of modern Latin American nations, cultural uniqueness, economics, politics, society, and current problems will be explored. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).


HIST 429 HISTORY OF LATINOS IN THE UNITED STATES (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
Examination of the impact of the Latino/a Diaspora on the culture, identity and politics in the United States from Spanish exploration in the Americas to the contemporary period.  Emphasis on the Latino/a effect on American political, cultural, and economic systems and institutions. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2, D3).


HIST 430 EARLY ASIAN CIVILIZATIONS (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
A historical and cultural survey of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Philippines from the origins to the 18th Century. Emphasis will be on a critical evaluation of the main social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual and historical trends that have shaped the Asian countries. Transfer credit: CSU (C2, D3).


HIST 432 MODERN ASIAN CIVILIZATIONS (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
A historical and cultural survey of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the Philippines from the 17th century to the present. Emphasis will be on a critical evaluation of the main social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual and historical trends that have shaped the Asian countries. A study of the various modern Asian civilizations is encouraged as a means of acquiring a broad comparative perspective. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2, D3).


HIST 435 HISTORY OF THE PHILIPPINES (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
A historical and cultural survey of the Philippines from its origins to the present. Emphasis will be on a critical evaluation of the main social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual and historical trends that have shaped the Philippines. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2, D3).


HIST 436 FILIPINOS IN AMERICA (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
A historical and cultural survey of Filipinos in America from early settlements in Louisiana, Hawaii and the west coast to the present. Emphasis will be on a critical evaluation of the main social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual and historical trends that shaped the various Filipino communities in the United States. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

HIST 444 SURVEY OF SUB-SAHARAN HISTORY (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
Survey of Sub-Saharan African history. Topics include the origins and impact of the slave trade; European colonialism; political, social and economic development; and contemporary issues. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2, D3).

HIST 453 HISTORY OF CHINA (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
A historical and cultural survey of China from its legendary creation to the present. Emphasis will be on a critical evaluation of the main social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual and historical trends that have shaped China. A study of China and the various Asian civilizations surrounding China is encouraged as a means of acquiring a broad comparative perspective. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2, D3).


HIST 461 GREAT CITIES OF THE WORLD: PARIS, MADRID AND ISTANBUL (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
An in-depth analysis of the great cities of the world with an emphasis on the more important political, economic, social, artistic and cultural aspects. Cities to be studied are Paris, Madrid and Istanbul. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

HIST 462 GREAT CITIES OF THE WORLD: LONDON, CAIRO AND ROME (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
An in-depth analysis of the great cities of the world with an emphasis on the more important political, economic, social, artistic and cultural aspects. Cities to be studied are London, Cairo and Rome. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

HIST 463 GREAT CITIES OF THE WORLD: FLORENCE, TOKYO AND JERUSALEM (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
An in-depth analysis of the great cities of the world with an emphasis on the more important political, economic, social, artistic, and cultural aspects. Cities to be studied are Florence, Tokyo and Jerusalem. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

HIST 464 GREAT CITIES OF THE WORLD: NEW YORK, BEIJING AND GRANADA (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or equivalent.
An in-depth analysis of the great cities of the world with an emphasis on the more important political, economic, social, artistic and cultural aspects. Cities to be studied are New York, Beijing and Granada. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

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