Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Edition

HIS • History

HIS 202 · World Civilizations   3 Credits

This course provides an in-depth analysis of global historical trends which have transformed world civilization, such as the emergence of world system(s); formation of ethnic, racial, and national identities; capitalism, colonialism, and development; ecological imperialism; religious movements; industrialization; and modernization.

Prerequisite: ENG 105.

HIS 203 · U.S. History to 1877   3 Credits

This course acquaints the student with the major developments of U.S. history from early colonial developments through the Civil War. Emphasis is given to the ideas, groups, and events that helped form American culture. Students develop critical reading and writing skills through analyzing primary documents in this era and also by considering how past movements have shaped our country in the present day.

Prerequisite: ENG 105. Students who have successfully completed HIS 201 will not receive credit for this course. Students cannot earn credit for both HIS 203 and HIS 420.

HIS 204 · U.S. History from 1865   3 Credits

This course acquaints the student with the major developments of U.S. history from the Reconstruction Era through recent times. Emphasis is given to the ideas, groups, and events that helped form American culture. Students develop critical reading and writing skills through analyzing primary documents in this era and also by considering how past movements have shaped our country in the present day.

Prerequisite: ENG 105. Students who have successfully completed HIS 201 will not receive credit for this course.

HIS 420 · United States History and the Constitution   3 Credits

Exploration of United States history from pre-colonization until the Industrial Revolution. Candidates reflect on the importance of democracy and the Constitution as a lens for understanding democratic principles that serve as the foundation of our political system.

Prerequisite: ENG 105. Students cannot earn credit for both HIS 203 and HIS 420.

HIS 440 · California History   3 Credits

Exploration of the factors contributing to California’s development as a region, including agriculture, immigration, religion, arts, technology, and geography. This course acquaints the student with the major developments of California history from the Native American period, European exploration period, Spanish colonial period, Mexican period, and statehood in the United States to present.

Prerequisite: ENG 105.