Academic Catalogs

History (HIST)

HIST G1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Economic History Of The United States  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

A survey of US economic development from colonial origins to the present, evaluating the various agents of growth. Emphasis is on the changing nature of American capitalism as well as US involvement in the global economy. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

HIST G1203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Asian Civilizations  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course introduces students to the rich variety of Asian civilizations with special emphasis on geographic and demographic patterns and the dynamics of ancient, modern, and transitional Asian societies. Major political, economic, sociocultural developments, and religious traditions of India, China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia will be presented in an historical perspective. In addition, this course examines the implications of Western colonization, independence struggles, and twentieth century wars in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

HIST G1213 Units (54 lecture hours)  
History of American Women  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: HIST G165. This course allows students to explore United States History through the perspective and experiences of American women. Students will compare cultural constructs of gender with the reality of women's lifestyles and their contributions to economic, political, and social change. The emphasis will be on the twentieth century woman. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

HIST G1323 Units (54 lecture hours)  
History Of Britain And Ireland I  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course is a survey of British and Irish history from the Neolithic Age to the 17th century. It explores how various cultures (Celtic, Pictish, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, and Norman-French) struggled for supremacy and survival over several thousand years culminating in the ascendancy of England. Major topics include Celtic culture, Roman imperialism, Viking impact, Norman conquest and the reigns of the Tudors and Stuarts. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

HIST G1353 Units (54 lecture hours)  
History of Britain and Ireland II  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course is a survey of British and Irish history from the 17th century to the present day. Content spans the major political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual forces that have shaped the UK and Eire. Historical emphasis is placed on constitutional development, the preconditions and process of Industrial Revolution, Scottish Highland Clearances, Irish potato famine, Irish partition, the origins and consequences of British imperialism, World Wars, and contemporary British and Irish cultural life. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

HIST G1403 Units (54 lecture hours)  
California History  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This survey course traces the transformation of California from the prehistoric era to the present, highlighting the uniqueness of the state. This course will offer a colorful array of stories examining the diverse geography of the region and the many peoples who, over the centuries, have made California their home. Topics include the Indigenous peoples of California, early explorers, Spanish missions, Mexican ranchos, the Bear Flag Revolt, the California Gold Rush, Statehood, the Railroad era, Progressive Era reforms, Hollywood, the "West" as myth and memory, the Great Depression Era, World War II development, suburbanization, conflict and activism in marginalized populations, the new conservatism, ecological issues, the changing politics of the state and current events. Recommended for transfer students. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

HIST G1503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
History of Latin America  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course navigates students through major historical, political, social, and economic moments and developments in the region labeled as Latin America. The course begins with the encounter and developments between European empires, with emphasis on the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, and the indigenous population of the Western Hemisphere during the 15th and 16th century. The course also takes into account the construction and development of the Spanish and Portuguese colonial society, the course of independence, the creation of the nation-state, the influence of foreign powers and major international wars, and the changing political environment of the 19th, 20th, and 21st century. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

HIST G1613 Units (54 lecture hours)  
World History 1  
Advisory: GEOG G100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: HIST G190 – World History to 1500. A broad survey of the early development of civilizations around the world. The course examines geographic and human influences and compares the differences and similarities in the early civilizations. The survey goes up to the period of broad cultural contacts of the 15th century. Recommended for transfer students. Students are advised to have a basic knowledge of global geography. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: HIST 150.

HIST G1623 Units (54 lecture hours)  
World History 2  
Advisory: GEOG G100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: HIST G195. This course is an exploratory survey of diverse cultural, political, and socio-economic societies in numerous geographical arenas of the world since 1500. The course also addresses unique historical developments and concepts from the Early Modern Era to the current day. Students will also assess contemporary challenges of global interaction and interdependence. Recommended for transfer students. Students are advised to have a basic knowledge of global geography. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: HIST 160.

HIST G1703 Units (54 lecture hours)  
History Of The United States To 1876  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

A survey of American historical development from the founding of English colonies through Reconstruction. The course emphasizes the evolution of political, economic and social institutions and ideas. Recommended for transfer students. Essential for history and political science majors. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: HIST 130.

HIST G1753 Units (54 lecture hours)  
History of the United States Since 1876  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

A survey of American history since the Civil War. The course emphasizes the development of the modern American society and economy, and American participation in world affairs. Recommended for transfer students. Essential for history and political science majors. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: HIST 140.

HIST G1803 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Western Civilization 1  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: History of Western Civilization 1. This course explores the concept of Western Civilization from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia via civilizations in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and medieval Europe to the Renaissance (c.1500). The emphasis is on a wide spectrum of human creativity, ideas, beliefs, institutions and endeavor. Throughout the time period the dynamics of change and continuity will be questioned and analyzed. Recommended for all transfer students majoring in the liberal arts, the humanities or the social sciences. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: HIST 170.

HIST G1853 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Western Civilization 2  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: History of Western Civilization 2. This course explores the concept of Western Civilization from the Renaissance (c.1500) to the modern era. Topics include Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, Constitutionalism, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Romanticism, Nationalism, Totalitarianism, and Consumerism. The dynamics of change and continuity throughout the period will be questioned and analyzed. Recommended for all transfer students majoring in the liberal arts, the humanities or the social sciences. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: HIST 180.