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HIST 301 History of Western Civilization (to 1660)

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID HIST 170

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-economic 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of Western Civilization from c. 3000th BCE to the 17th century CE (SLO #1).

HIST 302 History of Western Civilization

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID HIST 180

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-economic 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of Western Civilization from the 17th century to the present (SLO #1).

HIST 307 History of World Civilizations to 1500

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of World Civilization from c. 3000 BCE to the 16th century CE (SLO #1).

HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID HIST 160

History 308 is a survey course on world civilization from 1500 to the present age. The course will cover the political, economic, 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of World Civilization from the 16th century to the present by comparing the diverse political and economic structures of each civilization /or nation covered in the course (SLO #1).

HIST 310 History of the United States

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU (Previously HIST 312); UC (History 310 & 320 combined: Maximum transfer credit is one course. )

CID: C-ID HIST 130 (effective Fall 2019)

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the key events, individuals, and themes that have shaped United States history, to 1877.

HIST 311 History of the United States

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU (Previously HIST 313.); UC (HIST 311 & 321 combined: Max transfer credit is one course.)

CID: C-ID HIST 140 (effective Fall 2019)

This is a survey course on the development and growth of the United States from Reconstruction 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the key events, individuals, and themes that have shaped United States History from 1865-Present (SLO #1).

HIST 312 History of the United States (to 1865)

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC (HIST 312 and 320 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course)

CID: C-ID HIST 130

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the key events, individuals, and themes that have shaped United States history, to 1877.

HIST 313 History of the United States (1865-1945)

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC (HIST 313 and 321 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course)

CID: C-ID HIST 140

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the key events, individuals, and themes that have shaped United States History from 1877-Present (SLO #1).

HIST 314 Recent United States History

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of United States History from 1945 to the present (SLO #1).

HIST 320 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC (HIST 312 and 320 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course)

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the key events, individuals, and themes that have shaped United States history, with an African-American to 1865.

HIST 321 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC (HIST 313 and 321 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course)

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the key events, individuals, and themes that have shaped United States history,with an African-American Emphasis from 1865 to the present.

HIST 331 Women in American History

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Demonstrate an understanding of the basic facts, themes and chronology involved in the account of Women in American History.

HIST 344 Survey of California History: A Multicultural Perspective

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate understanding of California history from its origin to the present day (SLO #1).

HIST 360 History of African Civilizations

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the key events, individuals, and themes that have shaped African Civilizations.

HIST 364 Asian Civilization

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of East Asian civilizations from the birth of such civilizations to the 17th century C.E. (SLO #1).

HIST 365 Asian Civilization

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of East Asian civilizations from the 17th century C.E. to the present (SLO #1).

HIST 370 History of the Americas through the 19th Century Wars of Independence

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of the history of the Americas to the 19th century wars of independence by comparing the diverse political and economical structures of each civilization and/or nation covered in the course (SLO #1).

HIST 371 History of the Americas from the 19th Century Wars of Independence to the Present

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of the history of the Americas from the 19th century wars of independence to the present day by comparing the diverse political and economical structures of each civilization and/or nation covered in the course (SLO #1).

HIST 373 History of Mexico

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of the history of Mexico from the earliest Mesoamerican civilizations to the present day by comparing the key events, individuals, and themes that helped shape Mexican history from Mesoamerican heritage to the present (SLO #1).

HIST 380 History of the Middle East

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 101, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DESCRIBE AND ANALYZE THE ANCIENT HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA. - SLO 1

HIST 485 Recent United States History - Honors

Units: 3

Same As: HONOR 366

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Enrollment Limitation:

Enrollment is limited to students that are eligible for the Cosumnes River College Honors Program.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course is an introduction to the study of American history from 1945 to the present day. It is an honors course that uses an intensive instructional methodology designed to challenge motivated students and cultivate advanced critical thinking skills. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role played by complex interrelationships of political, economic, social, and cultural forces in United States history after World War II, and the role played by multiple ethnic groups as well. This course is not open to students who have completed HIST 314. Enrollment is limited to Honors Program students. Details about the Honors Program can be found in the front of the Catalog and on the CRC website. This course is the same as HONOR 366 and only one may be taken for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ANALYZE REASONING PROCESSES TO EVALUATE ISSUES, VALUE JUDGMENTS, OR CONCLUSIONS THAT DETERMINE THE QUALITY, VALIDITY, AND /OR RELIABILITY OF INFORMATION (SLO #1).

HIST 495 Independent Studies in History

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).