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Courses Offered

HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I (3 units)

The cultural, political, and economic survey of Western history from the beginnings in the Near East to the Renaissance. Emphasis on the intellectual, artistic, and institutional foundations of Western Civilization.

HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II (3 units)

Western civilization from 1660 to the present, with particular emphasis on European cultural, social, and political development in the 19th and 20th centuries.

HIST 104 World Civilizations I (3 units)

A global and historical survey of civilizations from ancient times to 1500. Emphasis on the origins and development of diverse cultures, political systems, major religions, noted empires, artistic/intellectual achievements and technological breakthroughs.

HIST 106 World Civilizations II (3 units)

A global and historical survey course of world civilizations from 1500 to the present. Emphasis on the origins of global interdependence, revolutions and nationalist movements, the global economy, cultural and religious issues, technological advancements, and current social issues.

HIST 108 Survey of American History (3 units)

Explores major social, political, and cultural developments in the history of the United States. Examines selected events, personalities and trends from the colonial period to the present.

HIST 109 Europe Since 1945 (3 units)

History of Europe from the end of WWII through the present. A comparison of the political, social, economic and cultural elements.

HIST 201 United States History I (3 units)

U.S. History to the mid-19th century, emphasizing the development of U.S. political, social, economic and cultural foundations. Partially satisfies the American History and Institutions requirement.

HIST 202 United States History II (3 units)

U.S. History from Reconstruction (1877) to the present. Topics include the political, economic, and social development of the U.S., the contributions of ethnic and racial groups, the issue of immigration, and U.S. role in the world community.

HIST 203 The United States Since 1945 (3 units)

History of the United States from 1945 to the present. Course focuses on the principal political, social, economic, and cultural challenges and achievements in American life.

HIST 235 History of Ethnic Groups in the United States (3 units)

A survey of the social, economic and political history of ethnic groups in the United States, with particular emphasis on minority communities. In addition to examining the histories of individual ethnic communities, the class will explore the historical relationships between different groups.

HIST 240 History of Ethnic Groups in California (3 units)

A survey of the social, economic, and political history of ethnic groups in California. In addition to examining the histories of individual ethnic communities, the class will explore the historical relationships between different groups.

HIST 244 African American History (3 units)

A history of the African-American community, beginning with an introduction to West African society and continuing through colonial times to the present.

HIST 248 Women and The American Experience (3 units)

The history of women in the United States from the colonial era to the present. Topics include ways in which women have lived, worked and contributed to the social, cultural, political and economic development of the U.S.

HIST 265 American Labor History (3 units)

Examines the dynamics of labor throughout American History. Explores the role of labor in shaping America politically and socially, as well as internationally in order to better understand business and labor today.

HIST 300 History of San Francisco (3 units)

History of San Francisco from its discovery to the present focusing on how it became a prominent U.S. city. Major topics: geography, native populations, European discovery, gold rush, multicultural aspects, social life, politics, natural disasters, crime and punishment, neighborhoods, historical landmarks, parks, transportation, architecture, and international events.

HIST 310 California History (3 units)

The history of California from the Indian period to the present. Topics to include the social, economic, political, and cultural development of the state. Emphasis on contemporary California.

HIST 335 History and Politics of the Middle East (3 units)

Examination of the historical, political, economic and social issues of the Middle East, including the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and U.S. foreign policy in the area. Also listed as PLSC 335.

HIST 410 The Holocaust (3 units)

A study of the history and events of the Holocaust, including the birth of Antisemitism, the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party , WWII, the Final Solution, the Nuremberg Trials and aftermath.

HIST 420 Survey of Latin American History (3 units)

A comparative, chronological and thematic history of regional Latin America, including geography, indigenous people, early contact with Europeans, conquest, movement of people, and the struggle for independence. The development of modern Latin American Nations, cultural uniqueness, economics, politics, religion, society, and cultural histories will be explored as well.

HIST 429 History of Latinos in the United States (3 units)

Examination of the impact of the Latino/a Diaspora on the culture, identity and politics in the United States from Spanish exploration in the Americas to the contemporary period. Emphasis on the Latino/a effect on American political, cultural, and economic systems and institutions.

HIST 430 Early Asian Civilizations (3 units)

A historical and cultural survey of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Philippines from the origins to the 18th century. Emphasis will be on a critical evaluation of the main social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual and historical trends which have shaped the Asian countries.

HIST 432 Modern Asian Civilizations (3 units)

A historical and cultural survey of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Philippines from the 17th century to the present. Emphasis will be on a critical evaluation of the main social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual and historical trends that have shaped the Asian countries.

HIST 435 History of the Philippines (3 units)

A historical and cultural survey of the Philippines from the origins to the present. Emphasis will be on a critical evaluation of the main social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual and historical trends which have shaped the Philippines.

HIST 436 Filipinos in America (3 units)

A historical and cultural survey of Filipinos in America from early settlements in Louisiana, Hawaii and the West Coast to the present. Emphasis will be on a critical evaluation of the main social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual and historical trends that shaped the various Filipino communities in the United States.

HIST 444 Survey of Sub-Saharan African History (3 units)

Survey of Sub-Saharan African History. Topics include the origins and impact of the slave trade, European colonialism, political, social, and economic development, and contemporary issues.

HIST 453 History of China (3 units)

A historical and cultural survey of China from its legendary creation to the present. Emphasis will be on a critical evaluation of the main social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual and historical trends that have shaped China. A study of China and the various Asian civilizations surrounding China is encouraged as a means of acquiring a broad comparative perspective.

HIST B10 History of Religion in the United States (3 units)

Exploration of the role of religious movements and figures in the historical development of the U.S. from the founding of the nation to the present.

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