Course Descriptions


HIST 101 HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: THE PRE-INDUSTRIAL WEST
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys the history of Western Civilization from earliest times to the 16th Century, including the development of economic, socio-political, and cultural institutions from pre-history to Riverine cultures of the Near East, Greco-Roman world, and medieval and early modern Europe.
 
HIST 102 HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: THE MODERN ERA
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture Surveys the history of Western Civilization from the 16th Century to the present period, including the economic, socio-political, and cultural developments in Europe, the
Americas, and the emergent nations of the modern era.
 
HIST 111 UNITED STATES HISTORY I
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys American civilization, from the Pre-Columbian era through Reconstruction, emphasizing the political, cultural, economic, and social history of the United States. Meets Title V American Institutions U.S. History requirement for the associate degree.
 
HIST 111H UNITED STATES HISTORY I
HONORS
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-101
Surveys American civilization, from the Pre-Columbian era through Reconstruction, including the political, cultural, economic, and social history of the United States. Additional reading, writing, and research techniques required. UC credit limitation: HIST-111H, 112 combined,
maximum credit, two courses. Meets Title V
American Institutions U.S. History requirement for the associate degree.
 
HIST 112 UNITED STATES HISTORY II
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture Surveys the political, economic, and social history of the United States from Reconstruction to the present. Meets
Title V American Institutions U.S. History requirement for the associate degree.
 
HIST 115 UNITED STATES HISTORY SN
1945
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture Examines the political, social, and cultural events occurring in the United States since 1945, exploring the connections
with racial unrest, foreign and military policy,
civil liberties, and governmental responsibility.
Specifically reviews the Cold War, feminism, and major social changes from 1945 to present.
 
HIST 116 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES, 1619-1877
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL-101
Surveys the development of the African American community in the United States from the Colonial Period to 1877. Emphasizes the historical, cultural, social, economic and political experience of the African American as well as examines the historical content of the American society as a whole.
 
HIST 117 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
IN THE UNITED STATES, 1877-
PRESENT
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL-101
Surveys the African American experience in the United States from 1877 to present, including the examination of the cultural, social, economic, and political factors that have shaped African Americans.
 
HIST 120 THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Explores the political, economic, and intellectual history of women in the development of the United States from the early Colonial Era to the present day, including their challenges and contributions. Meets Title V American Institutions US History requirement for the associate degree.
 
HIST 120H THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES -
HONORS
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-101 or ENGL-101H
Explores the political, economic, and intellectual history of women in the development of the United States from the early Colonial Era to the present day, including their challenges and contributions. Additional reading, writing, and research techniques required. Meets Title V American Institutions US History requirement for the
associate degree.
HIST 130 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture Surveys the social, ethnic, and cultural history of the United States, from the 15th Century to the present, including changes in society, immigration, ethnicity, race,
gender, and culture. Meets Title V American Institutions U.S. History requirement for the associate degree.
                                                                                                       
HIST 161 WORLD HISTORY I
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Examines world civilization from prehistory through the 1500's, including Greek and Roman philosophies,
Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, political institutions, social practices, literature, women's status, and cross cultural influences.
 
HIST 170 ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE
UNITED STATES
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys the economic development of the U.S. emphasizing a topical approach, including the development of business cycles, trade, banks in the new nation, manufacturing, tariffs, slavery, big business, labor, government regulation and deregulation leading to a modern industrial nation. Same as ECON-170. Meets Title V American Institutions U.S. History requirement for the associate degree.
 
HIST 170H ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE
UNITED STATES - HONORS
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-101 or ENGL-101H
Surveys the economic development of the U.S. emphasizing a topical approach, including the development of business cycles, trade, banks in the new nation; manufacturing, tariffs, slavery, big business, labor, government regulation and deregulation leading to a modern industrial nation. Additional reading, writing, critical thinking, and research techniques required (Same as ECON 170H). Fulfills Title V U.S. History requirement for the associate degree.
 
HIST 191 HISTORY OF EASTERN CIVILIZATION I
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Survey of Asian civilizations from antiquity to the nineteenth century, including philosophical and social environments and cultural and political trends. Specifically examines China and Japan, as well as neighboring areas like Korea, India, and Southeast Asia.
 
HIST 192 HISTORY OF EASTERN CIVILIZATION II
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys Asian civilizations from the nineteenth century to the present, emphasizing the regions of China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia. Topics include Western imperialism, nationalist movements, Asian affairs during World War II, communist regimes, economic modernization, and cultural trends.
 
HIST 210 HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys California from its pre-Columbian past to the present. Emphasizes the economic, political, social, and natural history utilizing a cross-cultural emphasis.
 
HIST 212 HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys the Middle East, ancient civilizations in the
Fertile Crescent leading up to the rise of Islam.
Examines the region's economic, political, ethnic, religious, and national differences. Compares and contrasts the artistic contributions of the Middle Eastern cultures with Western cultures. Special attention is given to the concepts of democracy and liberty.
 
HIST 230 HISTORY OF AMERICAN
INDIANS
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys American Indian history from the pre-
Columbian past through the modern era, with emphasis on the intersection of American Indian history and United States history. Meets Title V American Institutions U.S. History requirement for the associate degree.
 
 
HIST 240 LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys the geography, history, culture, economic, and political development of Latin America from the late pre-Colombian era to the present.
Why study history?
The study of history is about problem solving. It promotes critical thinking and the ability to elegantly express oneself both orally and in writing.
History encourages students to search - not for easy answers or assumed truths - for a more inclusive perspective incorporating several viewpoints. Historians are trained to quantify and qualify, to question and hypothesize, to identify mysteries and then solve them. In short, history provides the student with the intellectual tools necessary to function as an educated citizen of the modern world.
 
What does the College of the Canyons History program offer?
Collectively, the history faculty at College of the Canyons brings impressive training and experience, as well as a wide array of interests, to the classroom. In addition to widely popular survey courses in United States History and Western Civilization, students will also find a variety of specialized, transferable courses.
 
For example, students may choose to take transferable courses in:
 
• The History of California
• Latin American History
• Eastern Civilization
• Economic History
• Women’s History
• American Indian History
• Latin American Civilization
• The History of the Americas
• World History
• Western Civilization
• Middle Eastern History
 
A rich variety of historical study awaits you at College of the Canyons.
The History Department invites you to join us and broaden your horizons.
 
What skills will I learn by studying history?
• Detailed research skills
• Interview skills and techniques
• Accurate record-keeping skills
• Critical-thinking skills
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• Outstanding writing skills
• Oral and written presentation skills
 
What kinds of jobs can I get with a history degree?
• History professor
• Foreign service officer
• Magazine editor
• Marketing director
• Novelist
• Politician
• Television producer
• Law enforcement officer