History

HIST 10 – WORLD HISTORY
This course is a survey of the development of the world's largest and most influential cultures. While many civilizations will appear, the major emphasis will be on China, Islamic Middle East, India and Europe. The first half of the course will cover the formative stages of the great civilizations. The second half will survey the enormous economic, political and social impact of industrialization. Throughout the course, where appropriate, a comparative approach will be used to illustrate the relative degree of continuity and change in the major cultures. (3 units)

HIST 15A – HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES I
United States History I covers the period 1607 (the first English speaking colonies) through 1865 (the end of the American Civil War). We will identify and analyze major themes that appeared in this time frame that continue to shape the United States today. Major themes include the development of wealth, the growth of democracy and the creation of the Constitution, relationships between settlers and native inhabitants, the impact of slavery and sectional conflict. Rather than stressing the memorization of facts and dates, students will be encouraged to cultivate good note-taking skills and to approach complex subjects analytically. (3 units)

HIST 15B – HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES II
United States History II covers the period 1865 (the end of the American Civil War) to the present. We shall examine major themes including the impact of industrialization, the growth of multi-ethnic America, racial relations, changing gender roles, the rise of the United States to a position of world power and the future place of America in the world community. Rather than stressing the memorization of facts and dates, students will be encouraged to cultivate good note-taking skills and to approach complex subjects analytically. (3 units)

HIST 110 – MODERN TIMES
This course is a history of the world from 1914 (the start of World War I) until the present. While economic and social developments shall be covered, the focus will be on the great political events which continue to shape our world. The great events analyzed include the impact of the world wars, revolutions in Russia & China, the fall of European empires, the Cold War, the growth of bitter regional conflicts and the changing nature of power in the post-industrial world. (3 units)

HIST 299 – SPECIAL STUDIES IN HISTORY
Students in History 299 may be required to read one or more important works in the field of history and write an original analytical paper on the books assigned. This project will be undertaken under the close supervision of the instructor. Unless an unusual situation arises, this course is designed for students in upper division.
(3 units)  Prerequisite: Instructor's permission