HISTORY

Associate in Arts Degree: History

In a broad sense, history is the study and record of all human experience. It examines people, institutions, ideas and events through the past, develops cultural literacy, critical thinking and other useful skills while helping to plan for the future. By having knowledge of the origins and people of the past we are able to obtain a better understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.
History provides a solid fundamental preparation for careers in business, industry, government and education. It also serves as a preparation for law school, foreign service, international work, urban affairs, and library science.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to analyze and interpret the significance of specific historical events and time periods.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 18
 

    Units
12 units from the following:  
HIST-101 History of Western Civilization: The Pre-Industrial West 3.0
OR    
HIST-101H History of Western Civilization: The Pre-Industrial West - Honors 3.0
HIST-102 History of Western Civilization: the Modern Era 3.0
HIST-111 United States History I 3.0
OR    
HIST-111H United States History I - Honors 3.0
HIST-112 United States History II 3.0
     
Plus three units from the following:  
     
HIST-191 History of Eastern Civilization I 3.0
HIST-192 History of Eastern Civilization II 3.0
HIST-240 Latin American Civilization 3.0
     
Plus three units from the following:  
     
ECON-170 Economic History of the United States 3.0
OR    
ECON-170H Economic History of the United States - Honors 3.0
HIST-115 United States History Since 1945 3.0
HIST-120 The Role of Women in the History of the United States 3.0
OR    
HIST-120H The Role of Women in the History of the United States - Honors 3.0
HIST-161 World History I 3.0
HIST-170 Economic History of the United States 3.0
OR    
HIST-170H Economic History of the United States - Honors 3.0
HIST-210 History of California 3.0
HIST-212 History of the Middle East 3.0
HIST-230 History of American Indians 3.0
HIST-243 History of Mexico and the Mexican and Chicano Peoples 3.0


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 101H HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: THE PRE-INDUSTRIAL WEST HONORS
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL-101 or ENGL-101H

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. Additional reading, writing, critical thinking, and research techniques are required.


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 or ENGL-101H

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 SINCE 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.


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 or ENGL-101H

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 or ENGL-101H

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 165 HISTORY OF AFRICA
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Examines Classical African Civilization and analyzes its various great societies, including neo-classical Egypt, the Bantu dispersion, the Iron Age, Islamic hegemony, Sudanic Empire, and the Zulu Kingdom, as well as the relationship of the rise and fall between modern day Africa and its historical past.


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 198 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY
Units: 1.00-3.00
18.00-54.00 hours lecture
May be taken three times for credit
Examines specific areas of interest in U.S. and global history, including U.S. foreign policy, constitutional history, and African history, among others. Topics will change each term.


HIST 210 HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys California from its pre-Columbian past to the present and 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 the rise of Islam, including economic, political, ethnic, religious, and national differences.


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.


HIST 243 HISTORY OF MEXICO AND THE MEXICAN AND CHICANO PEOPLES
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Examines the history of Mexico and the Mexican/Chicano people from the late Pre-Cortesian era to the present, including Aztec and Maya societies, Mexican Independence Movement, Mexican Revolution, and the North American Free Trade Agreement.


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