Academic Catalogs

History

This History Department Mission Statement:

To investigate the impact of continuity and change upon human life in a sequential and cumulative manner and through a systematic application of such intellectual tools as analysis and interpretation to develop a self-educating person.​

Program Information

The History Department offers a variety of General Education and Elective courses. There are a number of ways that these courses might be used for continuing education by students. Most commonly, students focus upon an Associate Degree for Transfer in History to the California State University System or focus on an appropriate IGETC plan for transfer to a University of California campus. Ultimately, History faculty at Orange Coast College seek to present students with challenges involved with "investigating" history, much the way one might perform as a detective or legal analyst, which are indeed similar skillsets. In this process, the story of our collective past can be discovered. History is really a debate, using sources, about what we "think" actually happened. In this, we are really story-tellers, looking to understand ourselves and our world through the narrative of those that came before us.  Career paths for those involved in history generally center around (but are not limited to) teaching, Archival curatorship, museums, law enforcement, historic preservation, record management, and governmental research. Many will seek to apply a History minor to any career that requires skills in research, analysis and a discovery of the facts of past events.

Department Contact Information

Melissa Archibald: marchibald@occ.cccd.edu

Jon Mockizuki: jmochizuki@cccd.edu

Brent Rudmann: brudmann@occ.cccd.edu

Jordan Stanton: jstanton@occ.cccd.edu

History Department Website

Credit Courses

HIST A1013 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Afro-American History  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Political, legal, economic and social themes of blacks in the United States. Emphasis is given to the Afro-American experience from African origins, through slavery, into the 20th Century. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A101

    HIST A1403 Units (54 lecture hours)  
    The California Experience  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

    This introductory course surveys the uniqueness of the California experience. It explains the state’s history with emphasis on the Indians, Spanish missions, Mexican ranchos, Gold Rush, transcontinental railroads, global population, colorful figures, 20th century contributions to atomic and space developments, and multinational corporations. Recommended for elementary education majors. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A140

      HIST A1503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
      Ethnic Groups of the United States: Their Histories  

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

      A survey of the history of the many (40+) ethnic groups originating in Europe, Asia (including the American Indian), the Americas, the Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Middle East, that make up the population of the United States. Same as Ethnic Studies A150. Students who enroll in History A150 may not receive credit for Ethnic Studies A150. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A150

        HIST A1513 Units (54 lecture hours)  
        History of the Middle East to 1500  

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

        Transfer Credit: CSU

        A survey of political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Middle East from the Bronze Age through the rise of the Ottoman Empire. Emphasis is placed on the contributions of ancient Near Eastern and Classical civilizations - Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Israel, Greece, and Rome - to the development of the Islamic world, and the expansion of Islam and its interaction with the pre-Islamic Middle Eastern societies and the world until 1500 CE.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A151

          HIST A1523 Units (54 lecture hours)  
          History of the Middle East Since 1500  

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

          Transfer Credit: CSU.

          A survey of the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Middle East from 1500 CE to the present. Emphasis is placed on the development and decline of the Ottoman and Safavid Empires, the impact of European imperialism and modernity, the rise of nationalism and creation of nation-states, the Arab-Israeli conflicts, and Islamic revivalist movements.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A152

            HIST A1613 Units (54 lecture hours)  
            World History 1  

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

            The history of world civilizations from the earliest beginnings to the 17th century, giving a general outline of political, social, economic, and cultural institutions. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: HIST 150.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A161

              HIST A161H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
              World History 1 Honors  

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

              The history of world civilizations from the earliest beginnings to the 17th Century, giving a general outline of political, social, economic, and cultural institutions. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: HIST 150.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A161H

                HIST A1623 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                World History 2  

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                The history of world civilizations since the 17th century, giving a general outline of political, social, economic, and cultural institutions. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: HIST 160.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A162

                  HIST A162H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                  World History 2 Honors  

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                  The history of world civilizations since the 17th Century, giving a general outline of political, social, economic, and cultural institutions. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: HIST 160.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A162H

                    HIST A1703 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 the English colonies to 1876. Emphasis is placed on the evolution of the nation’s political and economic institutions, social and intellectual history, and foreign policy. Satisfies the state college requirement in American History. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: HIST 130.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A170

                      HIST A170H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                      History of the United States to 1876 Honors  

                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                      A survey of American historical development from the founding of the English colonies to 1876. Emphasis is placed on the evolution of the nation’s political and economic institutions, social and intellectual history, and foreign policy. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: HIST 130.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A170H

                        HIST A1753 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                        History of the United States Since 1876  

                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                        A continuation of the survey of American history development since 1876. Satisfies the state college requirement of American History. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: HIST 140.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A175

                          HIST A175H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                          History of the United States Since 1876 Honors  

                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                          A continuation of the survey of American history development since 1876. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: HIST 140.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A175H

                            HIST A1763 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                            Women In U.S. History  

                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                            A survey of the history of women in the United States from the pre-contact period to the present, emphasizing significant events, individuals, and movements that have contributed to the nation's development and women's changing roles. The course investigates how factors like geographic location, class, ethnicity, race, industrialization, sexual orientation, and notions of family have affected the lives of American women. Transfer Status: CSU, UC

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A176

                              HIST A1803 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                              Western Civilization 1  

                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                              The development of present day Western culture from the earliest beginnings to 1715, giving a general outline of the development of social, economic, political, and cultural institutions that have had a major impact upon our civilization. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: HIST 170.

                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A180

                                HIST A180H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                Western Civilization 1 Honors  

                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                The development of present day Western culture from the earliest beginnings to 1715, giving a general outline of the development of social, economic, political, and cultural institutions that have had a major impact upon our civilization. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: HIST 170.

                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A180H

                                  HIST A1853 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                  Western Civilization 2  

                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                  A study of Western culture from 1715 to the present with particular emphasis on the persons, ideas, movements, and institutions which help to interpret our present day civilization. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: HIST 180.

                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A185

                                    HIST A185H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                    Western Civilization 2 Honors  

                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                    A study of Western culture from 1715 to the present with particular emphasis on the persons, ideas, movements, and institutions which help to interpret our present day civilization. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: HIST 180.

                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A185H

                                      HIST A1873 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                      Women in History  

                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                      Provides a broad overview of the experiences of women in the history of the world from hunter-gatherer societies to the present. It examines how women’s political, economic, social, and cultural experiences have been shaped by gender and affected by place, time, class, and race. Same as Gender Studies A187. Students receiving credit for History A187 may not receive credit for Gender Studies A187.

                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A187

                                        HIST A1953 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                        History of England and Greater Britain  

                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                        Survey of British history with an emphasis on the development of Anglo-American institutions. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A195

                                          HIST A1983 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                          The World at War  

                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                          Political, military, diplomatic, economic, social, and cultural developments of World War II. Emphasis on the role of the United States. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing HIST A198