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HIST 1 United States History through Reconstruction

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2, D6; IGETC: 3B, 4F, 7B; GAV-GE: C2, D2; CAN: HIST 8, HIST SEQ. B

History of the United States from the time before European contact with the Americas through Reconstruction. Emphasis will be placed on distinctive patterns of political, economic, social, intellectual, and geographic developments within their global context. At the conclusion of the course, the student should understand major themes in the history of the United States, and be able to explain various ways in which ideas about federal vs. state power, ethnicity, class, and gender divisions have influenced the nation's development. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.


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HIST 2 United States History Reconstruction to the Present

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2, D6; IGETC: 3B, 4F, 7B; GAV-GE: C2, D2; CAN: HIST 10, HIST SEQ. B

History of the United States from Reconstruction to the present. Emphasis will be placed on distinctive patterns of political, economic, social, intellectual, and geographic developments within their global context. At the conclusion of the course, the student should understand major themes in the history of the United States, and be able to explain various ways in which ideas about federal vs. state power, ethnicity, class, and gender divisions have influenced the nation's development. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.


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HIST 3 History of California

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 1A and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2, D6; IGETC: 3B, 4F; GAV-GE: C2, D1, D2

A study of California's history from pre-contact with Europeans to the present day. Social, cultural, economic, political and environmental issues will be explored towards an understanding of California's history.


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HIST 4A History of World Societies, Before 1500

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2, D6; IGETC: 3B, 4F; GAV-GE: C2, D1

A study of major elements in the development of and interactions between world societies, from the first organization of community to the dawn of the Renaissance. Students will comparatively analyze social, cultural, geographic, economic, demographic, technological, environmental, and political developments that moved humans from nomadic to agri-technological and urban lives.


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HIST 4B History of World Societies 1500 to Present

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2, D6; IGETC: 3B, 4F; GAV-GE: C2, D1

A study of major elements in the development of and interactions between world societies, from the dawn of the Renaissance to the modern day. Students will comparatively analyze the social, cultural, geographic, economic, demographic, technological, environmental, and political developments that moved humans from the Middle Ages to the modern era.


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HIST 5 Women's Lives in Early United States History

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2, D4; IGETC: 3B, 4F; GAV-GE: C2, D1, D2

This survey course begins with pre-contact peoples and extends to the end of the nineteenth century. The class examines the construction of womanhood through United States history, and the effects of gender, ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation upon women's experiences. Students will study the contributions of various individual women and groups of women in creating the modern United States, and will analyze social, political, economic, and cultural forces affecting women to both join and resist movements for social change. Students will also learn to apply contemporary feminist theory to traditional historical approaches. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.


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HIST 6 Women's Lives in Recent United States History

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: English 250

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2, D4; IGETC: 3B, 4F; GAV-GE: C2, D2

A Survey of United States Women's history from 1900 to the present with emphasis on the contributions of individual women and groups of women. Social, political, economic and cultural forces affecting women's public and private roles will be examined. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.


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HIST 7A History of Western Civilization

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2; IGETC: 3B; GAV-GE: C2; CAN: HIST 2, HIST SEQ. A

A study of major elements in Western heritage from the ancient world to the eighteenth century. Course will survey intellectual, political, social, economic and cultural development of the Western World.


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HIST 7B History of Western Civilization

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2; IGETC: 3B; GAV-GE: C2; CAN: HIST 4, HIST SEQ. A

A study of major elements in western heritage from Renaissance Europe to the present. Emphasis is on ideas, attitudes and institutions basic to western civilization of enduring interest.


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HIST 10 African-American History

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: English 260, English 250

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2, D3, D6; IGETC: 3B, 4F; GAV-GE: C2, D2

This class examines how social, political, cultural, intellectual, and economic aspects of African-American life developed in the course of United States history. Students will explore the early effects of race-based ideology, and will consider the legacies of slavery and African-American economic underdevelopment. Students will also learn about the contributions of various African-American individuals and groups to the modern United States, and will use various indicators to assess the current state of the nation's ethnic relations. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.


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HIST 12 Cultural History of the Mexican American

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2, D3, D6; IGETC: 3B, 4F; GAV-GE: D2, F

The Mexican American experience as influenced by society in the United States. Emphasis will be on the historical and contemporary contributions made by the Indian, Spanish, Mexican, and Mexican American. Emphasis will also be on the social, economic, and political milieu of the Mexican American within the context of the American society. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.


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HIST 14 U.S. In the 20th Century: An Oral History Approach

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: History 2, 5, or 12

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2, D6; IGETC: 3B, 4F; GAV-GE: C2, D2

Students in this course will use oral history and traditional research methods to develop a collection of oral histories on family, community and twentieth century topics. Students will learn oral history skills, ethics, and applications. The course will also survey political, economic, social, and cultural history of the past century to provide interviewers with a context for their work.


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HIST 18 Our American Experience I

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2, D6; IGETC: 3B, 4F; GAV-GE: C2, D2

This interdisciplinary course offers students an opportunity to study American history and culture from the Colonial Period to Reconstruction. Our national culture will be examined through political, literary, artistic, economic, and social developments. Emphasis on analytical, reasoning, and writing skills.


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HIST 19 Our American Experience II

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2, D6; IGETC: 3B, 4F; GAV-GE: C2, D2

This interdisciplinary course offers students an opportunity to study American history and culture from the Reconstruction Era to the present. Our national culture will be examined through political, literary, artistic, economic, and social developments. Emphasis on analytical reasoning, and writing skills.


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HIST 21 Ancient Americas: A History through Art

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2; IGETC: 3A; GAV-GE: C2, F

A critical survey of history through the arts of pre-Columbian natives of North, Central and South America. The course will cover major societies and events from the appearance of major civilizations through the initial colonization efforts of European nations. Due to the distinct history of the Americas, this course uses the arts - architecture, sculpture, ceramics and painting, among others - of ancient societies as a primary source material. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. This course is also listed as ART 21.