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History

College of Liberal Arts

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History - HIST Lower Division Courses

LOWER DIVISION

101. Facts, Evidence and Explanation (3)

Corequisite: ENGL 100.
Explanation of facts, evidence and explanation to explore and develop habits of critical thought using a historical and global perspective. Topics include argument, inductive and deductive reasoning, the relationship of language to logic and theoretical perspectives.
Not open for credit to students with credit in HIST 201.

131. Early Western Civilization (3)

Corequisite: ENGL 100.
History of western civilization from its origins through the 16th century. Stresses society, culture, and political institutions of ancient Near East, classical world, the medieval West, and renaissance and reformation Europe.

132. Modern Western Civilization (3)

Corequisite: ENGL 100.
European society from 16th century to present. Stresses events and phenomena which reshaped political, economic and social structures of the West and their impact throughout the world. Emphasis on intellectual, social and psychological transformation of modern life.

141. Jewish Civilization (3)

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Completion of one GE Foundation course and ENGL 100 or equivalent.
Survey traces diversity and complexity of Jewish traditions from ancient to modern times across different regions, exploring inter-cultural and assimilationist contacts in Diaspora. Students critically engage with Jewish source texts from various eras and regions.

161. Introduction to Latin American Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100.
Interdisciplinary overview of history, society, and culture in Latin America – Mexico, Central American, the Caribbean, and South America. Examines political, economic, social, and cultural conditions for conflict, change, and continuity over last five hundred years.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as SOC 161 and LAS 161. Not open for credit to students with credit in SOC 161 and LAS 161.

172. Early United States History (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Completion of one G.E. Foundation course and ENGL 100 or equivalent.
Survey of political, social, economic, and cultural development of the United States from discovery through reconstruction. Focus on the colonial era, establishment of the new nation, sectional problems, national growth, disunion, and reconstruction. Material may be covered chronologically or topically.
Not open for credit to students with credit in HIST 162A.

173. Recent United States History (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Completion of one G.E. Foundation course and ENGL 100 or equivalent.
Survey of political social, economic, intellectual, and cultural development of United States from Reconstruction to present. Focuses on different social groups; movements of people; labor; women’s and minority issues; politics, protest, and war; society and culture.

211. World History: Origins to 1500 (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Survey of pre-modern World History emphasizes interactions between civilizations. Topics include role of universal religions; political, social, and gender structures; economic and demographic development; diffusion of culture and technology via migration, commerce, and imperial expansion.
Not open for credit to students with credit in HIST 111.

212. World Since 1500 (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Survey of modern World History emphasizing global interactions such as economic globalization; demographic, environmental and gender transitions; intellectual, religious and cultural transformations; imperialism and resistance to empire, birth of nations; and historical origins of contemporary world.
Not open for credit to students with credit in HIST 112.

250. Early World Historical Geography (4)

Prerequisites: Open only to Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) students.
Examines emergence and changing nature of urban life, cultural and technological diffusions, and cross-cultural contact and exchange between cultures and civilizations over time
Same as GEOG 250.

290. Special Topics in History (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Topics of current interest in History. Applicability to major requirements will be specified in description of individual topics.
Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F).