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History 50
Special Topics in History

Units determined by individual course;
lecture/ lab hours determined by individual course
Credit status determined by individual course

This course is designed to explore topics in History more specific than provided in other courses in the regular departmental curriculum. Students are referred to the current schedule of classes for details of specific courses.

History 99abc
Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in History with a minimum grade of B
in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC - limitations apply

This course provides advanced studies in a subject field of History not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences will be held with the instructor to discuss and coordinate the assigned projects (60 hours per unit).

Note: Refer to page 11 of the College Catalog for eligibility requirements.

History 101 (formerly 1A)
United States History to 1877

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course is a chronological survey of American history from the first Americans to 1877, focusing on American social, intellectual, political, economic, and diplomatic institutions. Major topics in the course include colonization, slavery, the American Revolution, Native Americans, the Civil War and Reconstruction.

*Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing History 101 and 102 and History 110 and 111 and/or History 105 and 106 is one series.

History 102 (formerly 1B)
United States History from 1877 to the Present

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course is a chronological survey of American history from 1877 to the present, focusing on American social, intellectual, political, economic, and diplomatic institutions. Major topics include culture, ethnic and racial diversity and the role of the United States within the context of world history.

*Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing History 101 and 102 and History 110 and 111 and/or History 105 and 106 is one series.

History 105 (formerly 18A)
Women and American History from the Colonial Era to 1877

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course is a chronological survey of the history of the United States from the colonial period through the era of reconstruction with special emphasis on the role of women in the shaping of American society.  The contributions of women to the political, economic, and social development of the nation will be emphasized.

*Note:  The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing History 105 and 106 and History 101 and 102 and/or History 110 and 111 is one series.

History 106 (formerly 18B)
Women and American History from 1877 to the Present

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course is a chronological survey of the history of the United States from 1877 to the present with special emphasis on the role of women in shaping American society.  The contributions of women to the economic, political, and social development of the nation will be examined.

Note:   The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing History 105 and 106 and History 101 and 102 and/or History 110 and 111 is one series.

History 108 (formerly 9)
United States History: The American Indian Experience

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of the history of the United States with an emphasis on native peoples of North America.  Topics include the impact of European contact, trade, and colonization as well as the impact of United States political, economic, and social policies on Native Americans.  Emphasis is placed on the attempts of American Indians to protect their sovereignty and revitalize their societies.

Note:  This course meets the criteria of the CSU graduation requirement for United States History, Constitution, and American Ideals.

History 110 (formerly 16A)
The African American in the United States to 1877

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course is a survey of the United States to 1877 with particular emphasis on the role of African Americans in shaping American society.  The contributions of African Americans to the economic, political, social, and cultural development of the nation will be examined.

Note:  This course meets the criteria of the CSU graduation requirement for United States History, Constitution, and American Ideals.

*Note:  The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing History 110 and 111 and History 101 and 102 and/or History 105 and 106 is one series.

History 111 (formerly 16B)
The African American in the United States from 1877 to the Present

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course is a survey of the history of the United States from 1877 to the present with particular emphasis on the role of African Americans in shaping American society.  The contributions of African Americans to the American society as a whole will also be examined.

Note: This course meets the criteria of the CSU graduation requirement for United States History, Constitution, and American Ideals.

*Note:  The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing History 110 and 111 and History 101 and 102 and/or History 105 and 106 is one series.

History 112 (formerly 17)
History of the Chicano in the United States

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys United States history from the Chicano perspective and covers historical periods from the initial contact between European and indigenous North American societies through colonial, early national, and contemporary American historical periods. Emphasis is placed on this group's contributions to the development of the United States. Factors that have shaped the formation of Mexican American society within the context of United States history will also be analyzed.

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History 114
History of the Asian American in the United States

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course surveys Asian American history in the United States from 1848 to the present, focusing on the historical interaction of diverse Asian American groups with American politics, culture, society and the economy.  Unique Asian American communities and the historical factors that have formed and shaped them will also be examined.

History 122 (formerly 32)
United States Social History: Cultural Pluralism in America

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys the role and contributions of ethnic groups and racial minorities to United States history. Emphasis is placed on these groups' cultural interaction with the American way of life from colonial times to the present.  Focus will also be given to the ways that race and ethnicity have shaped personal lives, communities, the nation, and international relations.

History 128 (formerly 8)
History of California

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of the history of California with an emphasis on the geographical, political, socio-economic and cultural development of the state. The role of ethnic minorities and women from pre-European times to the present will also be discussed.

History 129 (formerly 27)
History of Los Angeles

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys the political, social, and economic history of Los Angeles from its earliest settlement by Native Californians to the present.  Topics will include environmental issues, urban development, race and ethnicity, the entertainment industry, and the media's portrayal of Los Angeles. Special emphasis is given to the expanding role of Los Angeles as a global city that serves as a destination for diverse immigrant populations and a center of international commerce.

History 140 (formerly 3)
History of Early Civilizations

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of World Civilizations from the origins of these complex cultures in the Neolithic era to the emergence of the West in the fifteenth century.  Topics include the early civilizations of the Near East, Egypt, India, China, the Americas,  Greece, and Rome.

History 141 (formerly 4)
History of Modern Civilizations

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of world civilizations from the rise of the West in the mid-fifteenth century to the present day.  Topics include the European voyages of exploration and expansion, Africa and the transatlantic slave trade, protestant and Catholic Reformations, the Islamic empires, China and Japan in the age of global expansion, French and industrial revolutions, World War I and II, the Cold War, and globalization. 

Note: History 140 is not a prerequisite.

History 143 (formerly 22)
Twentieth Century World History

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

The course examines the political, economic and social development of the world from the beginnings of World War I to the present. Focus is placed on the factors that contributed to the outbreak of World War I and World War II and issues that remained unresolved by their treaties.  New challenges introduced by these conflicts will be examined including the Cold War, decolonization and state building in Africa and Asia, the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), and the world's increasing interdependence.

History 145 (formerly 37)
History of World Religions

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an introduction to the origins, essential doctrines, and historical development of the world's major religious traditions from prehistory to today and their impact on the societies in which they appear.  Major religions examined include Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.

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History 152
History of Latin America through Independence

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course will survey the political, economic, social and cultural development of Latin America from the pre-European contact to the achievement of independence in the early 19th century.  Topics covered in this course include the Native American world before European conquest, the socioeconomic, political and cultural consequences of contact between Native Americans, Europeans and Africans, the formation of the colonial order, and the move toward independence from Spanish and Portuguese colonial rule.

History 154 (formerly 19)
A History of Mexico

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys the political, social, cultural, and economic history of Mexico from Pre-Columbian times to the present. Discussion of major epochs of Mexican history will focus on the influence of various cultural groups in shaping modern Mexico.

History 162 (formerly 5A)
History of Early Britain

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course focuses on the political economic, social, and cultural development of Britain from earliest times to the 17th century.  Topics include the emergence of common law and representative government, the evolution of England as a major power based on maritime and commercial supremacy, and the foundations of the British Empire.  Cultural development through the English Renaissance and Baroque periods will also be examined.

History 163 (formerly 5B)
History of Modern Britain

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course focuses on the political, social and cultural development of Great Britain from the 17th century to the present. Topics include the expansion and decline of the British empire, the evolution of democratic institutions and political thought, the Industrial Revolution, the World Wars, and Britain's relationship to the European community. Cultural development from the Neoclassical to the Victorian and contemporary periods also are examined.

History 165 (formerly 25)
History of Modern Germany, 1866 to the Present

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of Germany from the time of unification in the mid-nineteenth century through the reunification of the post-Cold War period.  This course will also consider the problems and historical patterns that characterize contemporary Germany.

History 175 (formerly 14A)
History of Asian Civilizations to 1600

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys on the political, economic, social, and cultural development of Asian civilizations from earliest times to 1600.  Emphasis is placed on the experiences of India, China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia and their interactions.  Topics include the emergence of the earliest Asian civilizations, the development of major religious and philosophical traditions, the rise of regional and imperial states, and the impact of early contacts with the West.

History 176 (formerly 14B)
History of Asian Civilizations from 1600 to the Present

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys the political, economic, social, and cultural development of Asian civilizations from the 17th century to the present. Emphasis is placed on the experiences of India, China, Japan, and Korea and their regional and global interactions. Topics include the impact of Western imperialism on these countries, the response to Western dominance and influence, and the emergence of these societies as modern nation-states.

History 177 (formerly 30)
History of Japan

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys the history of Japan from earliest times to the present day.  Focus will be placed on the origins and evolution of major cultural, social, economic, and political traditions and institutions.  The influence of China and the West in the formation of Japanese values and politics will also be emphasized.

History 178
History of China

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course provides an introduction to the political, economic, social, and cultural development of China from earliest times to the present.  Topics include Confucianism, Doaism, Buddhism, Western Imperialism, and the Republican and Communist Revolutions.

History 183 (formerly 12A)
Introduction to African History, Prehistory to 1885

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of Africa from human evolution to the eve of colonial rule.  Emphasis is given to the political, economic, and social development of the African continent.  Topics to be analyzed include African trade relations with Europe and the world, the influences of Christianity and Islam in Africa, the Transatlantic slave trade, the African Diaspora, and early European incursions.

History 184 (formerly 12B)
Introduction to African History, 1885 to the Present

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of the political, economic, and social development of Africa from 1885 to the present.  Special emphasis will be given to colonial conquest and African resistance to European rule, influence of Christian missionaries and Islam in Africa, the striving for independence and decolonization, and the struggle against apartheid in South Africa.

History 190
History of the Middle East

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides an introduction to the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the Middle East from the earliest civilizations to the present.  Topics include Muhammad and the origins of Islam, the early Islamic Empires, the development of Islamic civilization, and state building in the modern era.

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 Last Published 8/5/10