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HIST 2 • HISTORY OF ASIA
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course discusses the development of civilization in Asia from the Agricultural Revolution to the Age of Exploration. It will also cover the beginning of urbanization and the development of civilization in the Middle East, India, China and Japan, emphasizing cultures and institutions through history, art, religion and literature.

  • Advisories: ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area D6; MPC, Area D

 

HIST 4 • WESTERN CIVILIZATION I
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

Students study the growth of European civilization from the earliest times (ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome) through the Middle Ages, to the development of strong national states at the time of Louis XIV.

  • Advisories: ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area D6; IGETC, Area 3B, 4F; MPC, Area D

 

HIST 5 • WESTERN CIVILIZATION II
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture
Survey of the development of western culture and civilization from absolutism to the present.

  • Advisories: ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area D6; IGETC, Area 3B, 4B, 4F; MPC, Area D

 

HIST 6 • HISTORY OF WORLD RELIGIONS
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course covers the history and characteristics of the world’s major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shintoism.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B 186 2014–2015


HIST 7 • WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

Survey of the development of world civilizations to 1500. Also offered online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2, D6; IGETC, Area 3B, 4F; MPC, Area D

HIST 8 • WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

Survey of the development of world civilizations since 1500. Topics include European expansion and colonialism, the Muslim empires, East Asia from Ming to Qing, the Americas, Africa, the scientific technological revolution, decolonization, and modern environmental problems. Also offered online.

  • Advisories: ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2, D6; IGETC, Area 3B, 4F; MPC, Area D

HIST 11 • AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN AMERICAN HISTORY
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

An introduction to the role of the African-American in the development of the United States. Emphasis on the African-American’s contribution to life in the U.S. Satisfies the CSU American History and Institutions requirement. Also offered as Ethnic Studies 11; credit may be earned only once.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 or ENSL 110
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area D3, D6; IGETC, Area 3B, 4C, 4F; MPC, Area D

HIST 12 • WOMEN IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course covers Native American, African-American, Asian- American, Latina, European-American and immigrant women heroines and “ordinary” women who have shaped U.S. history and culture. Satisfies the CSU American History requirement. Also offered as Women’s Studies 12; credit may be earned only once. Also offered online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area D4, D6; IGETC, Area 3B, 4D, 4F; MPC, Area D, F

HIST 15 • HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course examines the history of California from the 1500s to the present, beginning with the study of contact and conquest between California indigenous peoples and Europeans and Euro-Americans. It also examines the historical origins of some important issues confronting Californians today. Also offered online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area D6; IGETC, Area 3B, 4F; MPC, Area D

HIST 17 • UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1877
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course offers a historical survey of the European colonization of North America and of the United States through Reconstruction. It presents ethnic, physical, economic, social, and cultural influences on development of the United States from pre-Colonial times to the Reconstruction Era. Emphasis is placed on legacies derived from
this earlier period of U.S. history. Satisfies the CSU American History requirement. Portions of instruction may be offered online; also offered fully online.

  • Advisories: ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC

HIST 18 • UNITED STATES HISTORY FROM 1865
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

Historical survey of the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present. The course themes include America’s rise to global power, changing ideas of freedom following the Civil War, and the creation of new boundaries of the nation its citizens. Satisfies the CSU American History requirement. Also offered online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area D6; IGETC, Area 3B, 4F; MPC, Area D

HIST 20 • HISTORY OF MEXICO
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

A survey of the history of Mexico from Pre-Columbian times to the present. Special emphasis is placed on introducing students to the ethnic, cultural, social, political, and economic forces that have shaped Mexico’s history. Also offered online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area D6; IGETC, Area 4F; MPC, Area D

HIST 24 • AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course offers an introduction to the role of African Americans in the development of the United States from the country’s beginnings until 1865. Emphasis is placed on their historical and cultural contributions to life in the United States as well as their socioeconomic and sociopolitical status. Also offered as Ethnic Studies 24; credit may be earned only once.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2, D3, D6; IGETC, Area 3B, 4C, 4F; MPC, Area D

HIST 25 • AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course offers an introduction to the role of African Americans in the development of the United States from 1865 to present. Emphasis is placed on their historical and cultural contributions to life in the United States as well as their socioeconomic and sociopolitical status. Also offered as Ethnic Studies 25; credit may be earned only once.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2, D3, D6; IGETC, Area 3B, 4C, 4F; MPC, Area D
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area D6; IGETC, Area 3B, 4F; MPC, Area D

HIST 40 • THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course surveys geography, history, culture, politics, and economics of Africa south of the Sahara and its relation with the Atlantic world. Also offered as Ethnic Studies 40; credit may be earned only once.

  • Advisories: ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2, D6; MPC, Area D

HIST 47 • HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN AND NEAR EAST
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

Students learn about the rise, development, and growth of civilization in the ancient Mediterranean world while focusing on major kingdoms, cultures, and institutions through the study of history, literature, archaeology, art, and religions of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium.

  • Advisories: ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2, D6; IGETC, Area 3B, 4F; MPC, Area D

HIST 48 • HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course addresses the rise, development, and growth of Islam and Arabic civilization from the time of Muhammad and the Golden Age of Islam through the Ottoman Empire, European Imperialism to independence movements, and finishes with the “Arab Spring.” Focus is placed on the diverse cultures and institutions that make the modern
Middle East.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area D6; IGETC, Area 3B, 4F; MPC, Area D