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HIST 301
History of Western Civilization (to 1660)
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
History 301 is a survey course on Western Civilization from c. 3000 BCE to 1600 CE. The course will trace the origins, development, and advancement of European Civilization from antiquity to early modernization. In addition to political analysis, emphasis will be placed upon the socio-economical structures of various peoples discussed during the four thousand six hundred year time period. Finally, the birth, growth, and later fragmentation of Christianity will be covered. (C-ID HIST 170)
HIST 302
History of Western Civilization
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This is a survey of Western Civilization from 1600 to the present. The course will trace the development and advancement of European nation-states from early modernization to the crises of the World Wars. In addition to political analysis, emphasis will be placed upon the ideological and socio-economical structures that developed during the last four hundred years of the 20th century. Finally, the effects of the Cold War and decolonization will also be addressed. (C-ID HIST 180)
HIST 307
History of World Civilizations to 1500
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
History 307 is a survey course on world civilization from c. 3000 BCE to 1500 CE. The course will trace the development of various peoples beginning with the first civilizations of Mesopotamia, India, and China to the establishment of great empires and infant nations of the world. In addition to political analysis, emphasis will be placed upon the advancement of various world cultures and social structures. Particular attention will be placed on the lives of the common people of various civilizations discussed during the four thousand, five hundred year time period. Finally, various world religions will be highlighted during the duration of the course.
HIST 308
History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
History 308 is a survey course on world civilization from 1500 to the present age. The course will cover the political, economical, and intellectual developments of various world social and cultural structures. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the increased integration of peoples and cultures as a result of globalization. Additional focus will center upon the influencing effects of modern warfare, military technology, and international politics in shaping world society. Analysis of these revolutionary changes of the past five hundred years will offer a better understanding of world society today. (C-ID HIST 160)
HIST 312
History of the United States (to 1865)
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D6; CSU Area F1; CSU Area F2; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This is a survey course on the establishment and development of the United States from its colonial beginnings to the end of Reconstruction in 1877. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the political, economic, social, and cultural developments of the United States during the designated time period. The course will cover the ideological influences that were instrumental in shaping the Constitution and other related government structures. Additionally, the course will address the institution of slavery and how the divisive issue dismembered the nation and further complicated the process of Reconstruction. (C-ID HIST 130)
HIST 313
History of the United States (1865-1945)
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D6; CSU Area F1; CSU Area F3; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This is a survey course on the development and growth of the United States from the end of Reconstruction in 1877 to the present day. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the political, economic, social and cultural developments during the designated time period. The course will cover the establishment and evolutionary status of the U.S. as a leading world power. Additionally, the course will address the changes to American society resulting from various revolutionary movements on race, gender, orientation, and labor. Includes coverage of California state and local government.
HIST 314
Recent United States History
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D; CSU Area F1; CSU Area F3; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This is a survey of the development and growth of the United States from the conclusion of World War II in 1945 to the present. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the political, economical, social, and cultural developments of the United States during the designated time period. The course will also address the establishment of the United States as a world power following the Second World War. Finally, particular emphasis will center upon the social and economical conditions of various minority groups, especially African Americans.
HIST 320
History of the United States: African-American Emphasis
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D; CSU Area F1; CSU Area F2; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
U.S. History from the founding of Jamestown in 1607, through the Civil War. The course begins with a brief overview of the Black American's African heritage. It continues with the role played by African-American women as well as men in the growth and development of the nation. The U.S. Constitution and the establishment of American government institutions are also covered.
HIST 321
History of the United States: African-American Emphasis
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D; CSU Area F1; CSU Area F3; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
U.S. History from 1865 to the present, including coverage of the state and local government, with an increased emphasis on the role of black women as well as men, spelling out their specific contributions in the growth and development of the nation. It includes coverage of California state and local government.
HIST 331
Women in American History
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D4; CSU Area F1; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Survey history of the United States from 1607 to the present, emphasizing the economic and social conditions that gave women more actual respect and some public power. Course includes the roles of women in Native American tribes, the English heritage of the colonists, the contributions of women in creating new homes and farms, and the role of women in times of war. Emphasis on the role of women in the three major social issues of the 19th century: labor, abolition, and women's rights. Includes present-day issues and the legacy of how women in the past dealt with similar issues.
HIST 344
Survey of California History: A Multicultural Perspective
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This is a survey course on the development and growth of California from its origins to the present time. Particular emphasis will be placed upon California's multicultural heritage and the state's significant local history. The course will examine, compare, and evaluate the historical experiences of Native Californians, Spanish, Mexican, Asian, African, and European Americans. Field trips to local sites of historical significance may be included.
HIST 360
History of African Civilizations
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is an introductory survey of the history of Africa from earliest times to the present. Major topics will include origins of humanity and society, civilizations of the Nile Valley, the peopling of Sub-Saharan Africa, African societies to 1500 A.D. , precolonial Saharan and Sub-Saharan Africa, colonial Africa and the emergence of modern state in Africa.
HIST 364
Asian Civilization
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This is a survey of Asian History from the birth of civilization to 1600 C.E. With particular emphasis on East Asia, the course will evaluate the political, economical, social, and cultural developments of China, Japan, and Korea. Additional topics will include the effects of foreign interactions with peoples from India, the Middle East, and Europe.
HIST 365
Asian Civilization
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This is a survey of Asian History from 1600 C.E. to the present. With particular emphasis on China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, the course will evaluate the political, economical, social, and cultural effects of Western involvement in East Asia. Additional topics will include the rise of nationalism in East Asia during the Cold War, as well as China's rising participation in world events.
HIST 370
History of the Americas through the 19th Century Wars of Independence
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is a general historical survey of North, Central, and South America from the earliest civilizations through to the 19th century wars of independence. The focus is on the roles played by political, economic, cultural, and religious forces in shaping the western hemisphere.
HIST 371
History of the Americas from the 19th Century Wars of Independence to the Present
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is a general historical survey of North, Central, and South America from the wars of independence to the present day. Special emphasis is placed on a review of the North American colonies, the road to revolution, independence from England, and the constitutional period as well as subsequent Latin American - United States relations. This course satisfies the state requirements in United States history.
HIST 373
History of Mexico
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
History 373 is a survey course on the origins and development of Mexico from c. 2500 BCE to the present. In addition to discussing the early civilizations of Mesoamerica, the course will evaluate the political, economical, social, and cultural evolution of Mexico from the colonial era to the present day. Finally, Mexico's relationship with the United States and other western powers will be addressed.
HIST 380
History of the Middle East
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area C2; CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course surveys the history of the Middle East and North Africa with emphasis on the period from the 6th century C.E. (A.D.) to the present. The course focuses on the major social, economic, political and cultural transformations of the region, while taking into account both regional and global contexts of interaction and change in a comparative format. This course will provide students with a historical understanding of the impact of European colonialism, the discovery of petroleum and its consequences, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and the role played by the United States in the region.
HIST 495
Independent Studies in History
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
HIST 499
Experimental Offering in History
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB