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SOCIAL SCIENCES

History

We are committed to fostering in students an awareness of the importance of active civic engagement and responsibility, a value for diversity with in the context of a rich and complex society, and a broad understanding of the social science method that enables informed citizens to make better choices.

The program offers several history courses, from the history of western civilization to American Women: A Social History. Most of the program's offering meet GE breadth requirements of the associate degree and transfer, and the core courses in U.S. History meet the CSU American Institutions requirement. The program emphasizes a multicultural approach that seeks out the truth from a variety of perspectives.

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Adjunct Faculty

  • K. Gleason
  • M. Lottier
  • Sanfilippo
  • L. Good
  • Linn-Downs
  • M. Irwin
  • G. Gomes
  • E. Niderost
  • S. Hemenway
  • V. Chen
  • J. Flores

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Course Descriptions

History 1 
History of Western Civilization to 1600
3 Units

Origin and development of civilization in the Mediterranean and its expansion into Europe-the Near East, Greece, Rome and the Middle Ages, Renaissance and the Reformation. May be offered in Distance Education delivery format.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: C2, D6; IGETC: Area 3, 4; AA/AS; (CAN Hist 2); with HIST 2; (CAN HIST SEQA).

History 2 
History of Western Civilization Since 1600
3 Units

History of the Modern Western World; Romanticism and the Industrial Revolution to the present. May be offered in Distance Education delivery format

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: C2, D6;  IGETC: Area 3, 4; AA/AS; (CAN Hist 4); with HIST 1; (CAN HIST SEQA).

 

History 5 
Critical Thinking in History
3 Units

Introduction to critical thinking, reading, writing skills and practical logic and reasoning through study o f historical method. Emphasis on the techniques and principles of effective written and oral argument in case studies and historical problems. Includes the perspective of Middle Eastern and Arab Americans, European Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans and Mexican Americans.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: A3, AA/AS.

History 7 
U.S. History through Reconstruction
3 Units

A survey of United States history from its pre-colonial, indigenous origins through the end of Reconstruction. Emphasis on (1) distinctively American patterns of political , economic, social, intellectual and geographic developments. (2) the interaction amongst and the experiences of diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups in American history, and (3) the evolution of American institutions and ideals including the U.S. Constitution, representative democratic government, the framework of the California state and local government, and the federal government. May be offered in Distance Education delivery format.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: C2, D6, AI; Group A; IGETC: Area 4, AI; Group A; AA/AS; (CAN Hist 8); with HIST 8; (CAN HIST SEQ B).

History 8
U.S. History Since Reconstruction
3 Units

A survey of United States history from 18777 to the present with a special emphasis on the interaction amongst the and the experiences of diverse racial/ethnic (African Americans, European Americans, Native Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans, Asian Americans, and Middle Eastern Americans), gender and socioeconomic groups in American History,. Includes analysis  of (1) the U.S. Constitution as a living document in the context of historical change, and (2) significant issues related to California state and local governments. May be offered in Distance Education delivery format.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: D6, AI; Group B; IGETC: Area 4, AI; Group B; AA/AS; (CAN Hist 10); with HIST 7; (CAN HIST SEQ B).

 

History 12
History of California
3 Units

Historical development of California, including Spanish exploration and settlement and the Mexican Revolution. Transformation of California under United States control: the American conquest, the Gold Rush, and dynamic expansion of the present day. Includes Native Americans, Mexican Americans, European Americans, Asian Americans and African Americans groups. Emphasis on political, economic and social factors which transforms American California from a relatively simple rural society to a highly complex ethnically diversified, agricultural-industrial system. Analysis of historical issues and current problems.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: D6, AI; Group B; IGETC: Area 4, AI; Group B; AA/AS.

 

History 19
History of Modern China and Japan from Late 19th to Early 20th Century
3 Units

History and culture of modern China and Japan. Social, political, economic and cultural structures and processes; ideologies and leadership modernization and development; and selected aspects of regional and international interactions.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: D3, D6; IGETC: Area 4, AA/AS.

 

History 20
The African-American Experience in U.S. History through Reconstruction
3 Units

Survey of major themes and issues of the history of the Unites States with a particular focus upon African Americans and the gendered racial, ethic, and socioeconomic diversity within the nation. Contacts between European peoples, African peoples and the indigenous peoples of the New World to the establishment of the British colonies in North America, the formation of the nation, its expansion westward and the social, political and economic factors which lead to division. Examination of the role of race and slavery as evolving concepts and practices affecting the nations' development. Analysis of the role of local, stat and federal governments an the constitutions as institutions of both consistency and change.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: D3, D6, AI. Group A; IGETC: Area 4, AI, Group B; AA/AS.

 

History 21
The African-American Experience in U.S. History since Reconstruction
3 Units

Survey of major themes and issues of the history of the Unites States with a particular focus upon African Americans and the gendered racial, ethic, and socioeconomic diversity within the nation. Emergence of the country from the Civil War and Reconstruction, tracing such themes as industrialization, immigration and migration, Progressivism, the nation at economic crisis and at war the rise of social movements and the social and political backlash against them, and the evolving diversity of the nation. Analysis of the role of the local, state and federal governments and the Constitution as institutes of  both consistency and change.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: D3, D6, AI. Group B; IGETC: Area 4, AI, Group B; AA/AS.

History 22
Mexican American History and Culture
3 Units

A survey of Mexican American history from pre-Columbian period through the present. Special emphasis on Mexican Americans role in the political, economic, social and geographic development in the United States. Major topics include European colonization, native cultures an slavery, the U.S.-Mexican War, World War I and World War II., industrialization, immigration and labor, and the Civil Rights Movement. This course includes analysis of the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court Rulings,  and California state and local government issues related to the rights of Mexican Americans.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: D3, D6, AI. Group B; IGETC: Area 4, AI, Group B; AA/AS

History 25
American Indian History and Culture
3 Units

A survey of American Indians in the United States from earliest times to the present day. Emphasis on Indian societies and cultures. Indian relations with predominant cultures, Indian movement for self-preservation ,a and historical background necessary to understand contemporary problems of the Indians. Emphasis on the Indians of California and the West.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: D3, D6, AI. Group B; IGETC: Area 4, AI, Group B; AA/AS

 

History 27
U.S. Women's History
3 Units

A survey of the Unites States women's history from its indigenous origins through the present. Emphasizes the interaction and experiences of diverse racial/ethnic groups that include at least three of the following groups: African-Americans, Chicana/Latina Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Native Americans, and Middle Eastern Americans. Special areas of focus include women's role in the political, economic social, and geographic development of the United States. This course includes and analysis of the U.S. Constitution and pertinent amendments as a living document. California States Constitution is compared to the U.S. Constitution with regard to women's rights.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: D4, D6, AI. Group B; IGETC: Area 4, AI, Group B; AA/AS

 

History 44
History of England
3 Units

Interpretation and analysis of the development of English institutions emphasis on constitutional and economic developments.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: D6; IGETC: Area 4, Group B; AA/AS

   

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