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HIST 110 : History of Western Civilization I

Prerequisites: None
Description: The growth of the political, economic, and cultural institutions of the Western World from the beginnings to the Renaissance.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
  • Lifelong Development (LLD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 111 : History of Western Civilization II

Prerequisites: None
Description: From the Renaissance to the present.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
  • Lifelong Development (LLD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 114 : World History to 1500

Prerequisites: None
Description: The world's civilizations from 4500 B.C.E. to 1500 C.E.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 115 : World History Since 1500

Prerequisites: None
Description: The world's civilizations from 1500 C.E. to the present.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 120 : History of the U.S. through Reconstruction

Prerequisites: None
Description: History of the U.S. from Colonial times to the end of Reconstruction and the beginnings of the Industrial Age. Political, constitutional, economic, and cultural aspects of American life as they developed both nationally and locally. (Fulfills the U.S. History component of the U.S. History and Government Requirement) [USH]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 121 : History of the U.S. since Reconstruction

Prerequisites: None
Description: History of the U.S. from the end of Reconstruction to the present. Political, constitutional, economic, and cultural aspects of American life as they developed both nationally and locally. (Fulfills the U.S. History component of the U.S. History and Government Requirement) [USH]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 130 : Survey of U.S. History for Foreign Students

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have had US history in a US high school.
Description: The American people from colonial times to the present; the development of American political, social, and economic institutions. (Fulfills the U.S. History component of the U.S. History and Government Requirement) [USH]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 300 GW : Seminar in Historical Analysis - GWAR

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C or better; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: The nature and sources of historical evidence and the tools and techniques of historical writing and interpretation; the philosophy of history. (ABC/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 302 : Doing Local History

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Learning the methodological skills of doing local history: the use of manuscript collections, family letters and diaries, oral history interviewing techniques, and finding little known historical collections.
Units: 3

HIST 303 : Introduction to Oral History: Disability, Memory, and Experience

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; ENG 214 or equivalent; or consent of instructor.
Description: Utilization of oral history to explore the multifaceted dimensions of ability and disability in the history of the San Francisco Bay region.
Units: 3

HIST 313 : Comparative History of Love and Sexuality

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Development of and changes in the attitudes and practices surrounding love and sexuality on selected western and non-western cultures from antiquity to the present.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Sexuality
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 317 : The Holocaust and Genocide

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Process and conditions which led to the harassment, expulsion, and extermination of the Jews during World War II; new information about the concentration camp system. This course is offered as HIST 317 and JS 317. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Jewish Experience
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 320 : Archaic and Classical Greece

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Political, institutional, and cultural history of Greece from the Bronze Age to the end of the Peloponnesian War.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 321 : Hellenistic Greece

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Political, institutional, and cultural history of Greece from the end of the 5th century to 146 B.C.E.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 322 : The Roman Republic

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Political, institutional, and cultural history of Rome from the Etruscans to the outbreak of the Civil War of 49 B.C.E.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 323 : Imperial Rome

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Political, institutional, and cultural history of Rome from the outbreak of the Civil War of 49 B.C.E. to the council of Nicaea (325 C.E.).
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 325 : Late Antiquity

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Mediterranean world from the 4th to the 8th centuries C.E. Roman Empire and its early Greek, German, and Arabic-speaking successor states.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 326 : The Byzantine Empire

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with MGS/CLAS 510. For course description, see MGS 510. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 327 : The Medieval Mediterranean

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the interaction of geography, economy, religion, state, and society in the Mediterranean from the 6th to 15th centuries and complex Christian, Muslim, and Jewish conceptualizations of culture.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

HIST 328 : Early Christian Church to 313

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Christian Church from its beginnings to the conversion of Constantine. Quest for the historical Jesus; Orthodoxy and Gnosticism; development of worship; the Apologists; the phenomenon of martyrdom.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Religious Studies
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 329 : Early Christian Church: 313-787

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Christian Church from the conversion of Constantine to Iconoclasm. Establishment of the Imperial Church; monasticism; doctrinal controversies of the 4th and 5th centuries; worship; Rome, Africa, and the development of the papal primacy.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Religious Studies
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 330 : The Early Middle Ages

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Society and culture in early medieval Europe, up to the 12th century. This course is offered as HIST 330 and HUM 403. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Medieval and Renaissance Europe
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 331 : The High Middle Ages

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Society and culture in medieval Europe from the 12th to the 14th century. (Cross listed with HUM 404. May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Medieval and Renaissance Europe
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 334 : The Renaissance

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Political and economic conditions during the 14th and 15th centuries; the rise and spread of humanism; intellectual, political, and cultural developments characteristic of the Renaissance era.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Units: 3

HIST 336 : The Reformation

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Causes and progress of the Lutheran Reformation, variations within Protestantism, the Counter-Reformation; political and economic history of the 16th century.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 337 : Knowing and Unknowing in Early Modern Europe

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor
Description: Examines ideological changes in Early Modern Europe by focusing on the dichotomies of knowing and unknowing, reason and religious mysticism, science and faith.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 338 : Europe and the Wider World, 1348-1768

Prerequisites: ENG 214; upper division standing.
Description: Examination of European history in a global light; impact of non-Europeans and marginalized inhabitants of Europe on political, social, economic, and intellectual developments in Europe.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

HIST 342 : Europe and the French Revolution

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: European history from 1760-1799; the development of the Revolution in France; concurrent revolutionary movements outside of France.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 344 : Nineteenth Century Europe

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Development of Western Europe from the time of the fall of Napoleon to World War I (1814-1914).
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Nineteenth & Twentieth Century European Contributions to World Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

HIST 346 : Recent European History

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Western Europe since the eve of World War I; political and social problems originating in the conditions of the interwar period and World War II. This course is offered as I R 346. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Nineteenth & Twentieth Century European Contributions to World Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 347 : Women in Modern Europe

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Social, economic, political, and intellectual life of European women since 1500.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 348 : Modern European Intellectual and Cultural History

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: European intellectual and cultural history from the Enlightenment to the present, and how this history has reacted to the changing European social and political landscape. (Formerly HISY 409)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

HIST 349 : Topics in European History

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated when topics vary.
Units: 3

HIST 349 : Disease in European History before 1900

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; ENG 214 or equivalent; or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the social and political responses to European epidemics and their broader world impacts before 1900.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 349 : Medieval Popular Beliefs

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Introduction to medieval popular beliefs and the place of the supernatural in pre-modern society.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 349 : Venetians and Ottomans in the Eastern Mediterranean

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of the complex interactions and relationships between the Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Empire, from the origins of Venice through the Greek War of Independence.
Units: 3

HIST 350 : Greece and the Balkans

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with MGS 350. For course description, see MGS 350. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3

HIST 351 : Venetians and Ottomans in the Eastern Mediterranean and Greece

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing.
Description: Examination of the Republic of Venice in conjunction with the Ottoman Empire in their interactions in the eastern Mediterranean. This course is offered as HIST 351 and MGS 351. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3

HIST 352 : From Glory to Debt: Greece from the 19th to the 21st Centuries

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing.
Description: Examination of political, social, and economic crises and transformations sustained by the Modern Greek State from 1830 to the present. This course is offered as HIST 352 and MGS 352. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3

HIST 385 : The Russian Revolution

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Crisis and collapse of Imperial Russia, traditions of the Russian revolutionaries, and rise of the Soviet Union of Stalin.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 386 : Soviet Russia, the West, and the Cold War

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Relations between the Soviets and the West from 1945 to 1991; nuclear arms race and geopolitical conflicts.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - America and World Affairs
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 387 : The Era of Globalization, 1968-2008

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, upper division standing, or consent of instructor
Description: Survey of world history between 1968 and 2008, seen as a process of globalization in the world economy and polity. Focus on fall of Soviet Bloc, rise of Islam, and emergence of new power centers in Asia and Latin America.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 389 : European International History: 1848-1918

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: International relations of the European states: diplomatic history, including the range of cultural and intellectual contacts among them.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Nineteenth & Twentieth Century European Contributions to World Culture
  • Segment III Cluster - America and World Affairs
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

HIST 390 : European International History: 1918 to 1945

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: International relations of the European states, diplomatic history: including the range of cultural and intellectual contacts among them.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Nineteenth & Twentieth Century European Contributions to World Culture
  • Segment III Cluster - America and World Affairs
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 400 : History of Modern European Imperialism

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Theories of imperialism, European public opinion and policies with regard to imperialism; influence of Western practices on non-European societies.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Segment III Cluster - Nineteenth & Twentieth Century European Contributions to World Culture
  • Segment III Cluster - Third World Development
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 405 : Atlantic World History

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, upper division standing, or consent of instructor
Description: Repositions study of history away from a continent-based approach to an ocean-centered one. Focus on transnational exchange across the Atlantic from 1500 to present.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 418 : Society and Politics in American History

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Changing nature of political patterns from the American Revolution to the present. Parties, elections, and policy-making at national level; ideological, social, and economic bases of politics. (Fulfills the U.S. History component of the U.S. History and Government Requirement) [USH]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 420 : American Colonial History

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: English colonies in North America from the settlement of Jamestown to the preliminaries of the great war for Empire. Modification of European institutions and ideals in the New World.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 422 : The Founding of the American Nation

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: American Revolutionary era, 1763-1823: the Confederation, the Constitution, and political party system.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 424 : History of the United States: 1827-1877

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Internal development and expansion of the American people and the rise of sectional conflict, culminating in the Civil War and Reconstruction era.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - America in the Nineteenth Century
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 426 : History of the United States: 1877-1916

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: U.S. history from 1877 to 1916: impact of industrialization, urbanization, immigration on existing social and political systems.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - America in the Nineteenth Century
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 427 : History of the United States: 1916-1945

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: U.S. history from 1916 to 1945: politics of the New Era and New Deal; involvement in two world wars and its domestic impact; changing social, economic, and intellectual patterns.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 428 : History of the United States Since 1945

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: U.S. history since 1945: politics, foreign policy and changing social, economic, and intellectual patterns.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 448 : The American West

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: The trans-Mississippi West in American history and thought: the century from 1846 to 1945.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

HIST 449 : American Jewish History

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with JS 449. For course description, see JS 449. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3

HIST 450 : History of California

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: California through the Spanish and early American periods to the present. Satisfies the California state and local government requirement. (Fulfills the California State and Local Government component of the U.S. History and Government Requirement) [CSLG]
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - California Cultures and Environments
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 455 : The Philippines and the United States

Prerequisites: Upper division standing, or consent of instructor; ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Examination of the relationship between the Philippines and the U.S and Filipinas/os and Americans over the period from the Philippine Revolution against Spain in 1896 to the present.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 460 : U.S. Foreign Relations to 1913

Prerequisites: ENG 214, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Establishment and transformation of American foreign relations from the revolutionary period until the eve of World War I.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 461 : U.S. Foreign Relations: 1913 - Present

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: The role of the U.S. in the world from 1913 to the present. Topics include: creation of American empire, emergence of U.S. as a superpower, the Cold War, U.S. in the international community.
General Education:
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 462 : Making Whites: Race-making in America

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with RRS 670 [formerly ETHS 670]. For course description, see RRS 670. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3

HIST 464 : American Ethnic and Racial Relations I: 1740-1890

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Amerindians, African-Americans, Irish Catholics, and Chinese.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Segment III Cluster - America in the Nineteenth Century
  • American Ethnic and Racial Minorities (AERM)
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 465 : American Ethnic and Racial Relations II: 1890-Present

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Effects of ethnic and race relations on American life from the closing of the frontier to the present: Russian Jews, American Irish, Mexican Americans, Japanese, and African-Americans.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • American Ethnic and Racial Minorities (AERM)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 466 : History of People of Color in the U.S.

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with RRS 600 [formerly ETHS 600]. For course description, see RRS 600. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.) (Fulfills the U.S. History component of the U.S. History and Government Requirement) [USH]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 468 : Women in U.S.: 1890-Present

Prerequisites: ENG 214 and upper division standing.
Description: History of the changing social, economic, political, and intellectual life of women in the U.S., 1890 to the present.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 469 : American Childhoods: Past and Present

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: American childhoods through time and across the cultures since the 17th century.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Children in Families and Society
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 470 : The U.S. Constitution to 1877

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent and upper division standing.
Description: U.S. constitutional developments from the Magna Carta through Reconstruction. The Constitution as a living instrument, shaping and changing national trends.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 471 : U.S. Constitution Since 1877

Prerequisites: ENG 214 and upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: U.S. Constitutional history from the Reconstruction era to the present. The Constitution as a living instrument, shaping and changing national trends.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 473 : Unfree Labor in Early America

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent and upper division standing.
Description: An examination and comparison of various forms of unfree labor in early America from the colonial period to the Civil War, tracing change over time and investigating the relationship among economic systems, ideology, and social relations. This course is offered as HIST 473, ETHS 473, and LABR 473. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 474 : History of Labor in the United States

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Development of the work force and of organized labor in the U.S. Social and economic characteristics of work and of the work force; characteristics of labor organizations at different times. This course is offered as HIST 474, ECON 474, and LABR 474. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 476 : American Environmental History

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Americans' interactions with the physical environment from the European colonial period to the present.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

HIST 480 : Thought and Culture in America to 1880

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: American thought and culture from colonial times to the 1880's. Intellectual movements and influential texts. This course is offered as HIST 480 and HUM 480. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - American Culture and Society
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

HIST 481 : Thought and Culture in America: 1880 to the Present

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: American thought and culture from the 1880s to the present. Intellectual movements and influential texts This course is offered as HIST 481 and HUM 481. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

HIST 482 : Religion in America

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: American religion, from colonial times to the present. Changing relations between religious thought and institutions. The range and variety of forms of religious expression in an increasingly urbanized, industrialized, and organized multicultural society.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Religious Studies
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 484 : Disability and Culture in American

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; ENG 214 or equivalent; or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of some of the major topics in U.S. history (industrialization, Civil War, eugenics, immigration, Great Depression, social policies, etc.) through the lens of "disability."
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 489 : Dynamics of the American City

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with USP 400. For course description, see USP 400. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Dynamics of the City
  • Segment III Cluster - Planning the Urban Environment
  • Segment III Cluster - Making Cities Humane
  • Segment III Cluster - Integrating the Social Sciences
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 490 : Topics in American History

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: May be repeated when topics vary.
Units: 3

HIST 490 : History of Violence in U.S.

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Politically significant violence in America from the colonial era to the present.
Units: 3

HIST 490 : Religion and Politics in the United States

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Historical and cultural examination of the relationship between religion and politics in the U.S.
Units: 3

HIST 490 : The History and Literature of Baseball

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Baseball has often been viewed as a symbol of American culture, values, and society. Utilizing movies with baseball themes and historical studies of the national pastime, examines American life as it is revealed through baseball.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 490 : The US and the Cold War

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: US history during the Cold War, both at home and abroad.
Units: 3

HIST 500 : Colonial Latin America

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Hispanic America from preconquest times to independence. Indian, African, and Hispanic elements in the colonization process; the new colonial culture; political, economic, religious, racial, and sexual domination; and the legacy of colonialism. (Formerly HIST 510.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Latin America: Society and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 501 : Latin America: The National Period

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Latin America since independence (c. 1825). Histories of Latin American peoples: culture, race relations, women, political oppression and resistance, the economy, and development. This course is offered as HIST 501, ANTH 501, and LTNS 501 [formerly RAZA 501]. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Latin America: Society and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3

HIST 520 : Central America and the Caribbean

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Political, economic, and social development from the colonial era to the present. Contemporary Central America and the Caribbean, especially post-revolutionary Cuba.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Latin America: Society and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 524 : History of Mexico

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Mexico from colonial times to the present. Development of major economic, social, and political institutions.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Latin America: Society and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 528 : History of Brazil

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Brazil from colonial times to the present. Role of Brazil in Latin American history, shifting patterns of economic activity, evolution of political institutions, development of cultural patterns.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Latin America: Society and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3

HIST 535 : History of Women in Latin America

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: History of the changing roles of women in Latin America from the colonial period to the present. This course is offered as HIST 535, WGS 535, and LTNS 533 [formerly RAZA 533]. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 550 : Social Change in Modern Latin America

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Processes of modernization operative in various Latin American societies. 20th century developments which typify the region as a whole.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Third World Development
  • Segment III Cluster - Latin America: Society and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 569 : Ancient Chinese Civilization

Prerequisites: ENG 214 and upper division standing.
Description: The social, cultural, and political history of China, the oldest continuous civilization on earth, from the Neolithic through the end of the Tang, reconstructing the lives of philosophers, courtiers, monks, and commoners.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Asian Society, Politics, and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 570 : Imperial China

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: The historical development of the Chinese empire from the budding of Neo-Confucianism, through the Mongol conquest, to the autocratic state of the Ming, down to the Manchu takeover, around 900-1700.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Asian Society, Politics, and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 571 : History of Modern China

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: The rise and fall of the Ch'ing empire, the establishment of the Republic, the Communist Revolution, and its aftermath.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Asian Society, Politics, and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 575 : History of Women in China and Japan

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Social, cultural, intellectual, political, and economic lives of women in China and Japan. This course is offered as HIST 575 and WGS 575. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Asian Society, Politics, and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 578 : History of Japan

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: The early cultural borrowings from China; the crystallization of feudal society; and the evolution of modern Japan since the Meiji restoration in 1868.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Asian Society, Politics, and Culture
  • Segment III Cluster - America and World Affairs
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 583 : Hindus and Muslims

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or the equivalent.
Description: Examination of the history of Hinduism and Islam, two of the world's great religious and political traditions. Special attention to cultural productions.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 584 : India and the British Empire

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: History of civilization of the Indian subcontinent to the present. Addresses political, economic, social, ethnic, and linguistic factors that shaped regional development.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Asian Society, Politics, and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 585 : India since Gandhi

Prerequisites: ENG 214, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Introduction to themes in Indian history since the end of British colonial rule; the legacy of the British colonial empire, Gandhi and anti-colonial nationalism, Nehru's vision of India, and contemporary Indian nationalism.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Asian Society, Politics, and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 588 : History of Southeast Asia

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Transnational history of Southeast Asia from the eleventh century to the present. Principle cultural and political areas include Burma/Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Asian Society, Politics, and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

HIST 590 : Topics in Asian History

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or the equivalent.
Description: May be repeated when topics vary.
Units: 3

HIST 590 : Asian History: Taiwan: History, Memory, and Imagination

Prerequisites: Upper division standing, ENG 214, or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of Taiwan's colonial legacies, ethnic tensions, democratization, as well as social, cultural, demographic, and economic developments through a historical study of films and fiction.
Units: 3

HIST 590 : Civilizing Demons: Religious, Cultural, and Political Assimilations in Journey to the West

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or the equivalent.
Description: Examination of topics in Asian history through an in-depth exploration of a famous Ming novel. Focus on themes of religious, cultural, and political assimilation.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 600 : Ancient Near East: Cities and Empires in Ancient Mesopotamia

Prerequisites: ENG 214, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: History and culture of Ancient Mesopotamia from the Fourth Millennium B.C.E. through the creation and expansion of the Persian Empire in the First Millennium B.C.E.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

HIST 603 : History of the Ancient Near East: to Muhammad

Prerequisites: Upper division standing, or consent of instructor; ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Examination of the cultural developments, contributions, and influences of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Crete, Anatolia, Greece, and Arabia from the dawn of civilization to the birth of Muhammad.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 604 : Islamic World I: 500-1500

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Islamic civilization, culture, and history from 500-1500.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Mediterranean and Middle East: Cultural Crossroads
  • Segment III Cluster - Islamic Societies and Cultures
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 605 : Islamic World II: 1500 - present

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Islamic civilization, culture, and history from 1500 to the present.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Mediterranean and Middle East: Cultural Crossroads
  • Segment III Cluster - Islamic Societies and Cultures
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 606 : History of Iran and Afghanistan 1500-Present

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: History of Iran from the rise of the Safavid Empire to the present. Beginning with a historical background, the course moves on to examine the history of Iran in a period of colonialism, revolution, and the rise of Islam.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 607 : Imperialism and Nationalism in the Recent Near East

Prerequisites: ENG 214, upper-division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Imperialism and colonialism in Near East (West Asia and Northern Africa) in 20th and 21st centuries, and reaction and reform within the region.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 609 : Approaches to the African Past

Prerequisites: ENG 214, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Explorations of different methodologies for studying the African past, including archaeology, anthropology, oral traditions, and history. This course is offered as HIST 609 and ANTH 609. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 610 : History of Africa

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: African cultures from the Iron Age to 1880 with emphasis on Africa south of the Sahara.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - African Contributions to World Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3

HIST 611 : Modern Africa

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Rise and decline of European colonization and emergence of contemporary nationalist movements.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Third World Development
  • Segment III Cluster - African Contributions to World Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 619 : Topics in World History

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; ENG 214 or equivalent; or consent of instructor.
Description: May be repeated when topics vary.
Units: 3

HIST 619 : Constructing the World before 1500

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; ENG 214 or equivalent; or consent of instructor.
Description: A global examination of topics across time and space, in the period before 1500 C.E.
Units: 3

HIST 632 : Jewish History I: Beginnings to 1650

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with JS 632. For description see JS 632. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Jewish Experience
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 633 : Jewish History II: 1650 to Present

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with JS 633. For course description, see JS 633. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Jewish Experience
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 640 : Proseminar: European History

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300, and upper division standing or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated when topics vary.
Units: 3

HIST 640 : Proseminar: Crisis and Creativity: Culture and Politics in Interwar Europe

Prerequisites: ENG 214, HIST 300, or consent of instructor.
Description: Explores cultural history of Europe in the period 1918-1940; theory and practice of cultural history, and the cultural crises, debates and creative production of interwar Europe. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

HIST 640 : Proseminar: Gender, Class, and Ethnic Identity in Ancient Greece and Rome

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300; or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of social structure, politics, and culture of Ancient Greece and Rome. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

HIST 640 : Proseminar: Origins of World War II

Prerequisites: ENG 214, HIST 300, upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: The focus is on Asia and world politics on the eve of World War II. Special attention to the interplay of several forces: Western imperialism, Soviet foreign policy, communist influences, and the foreign policy of Franklin Roosevelt. (Enrollment restricted to History majors)
Units: 3

HIST 640 : Proseminar: Second World War

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300, and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: An analysis of the origins and course of the Second World War covering military, diplomatic, scientific, political, and other aspects.
Units: 3

HIST 640 : Proseminar: The Black Death

Prerequisites: HIST 300 and ENG 214, or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Description: No stranger to catastrophe, Europe suffered a series of disasters after 1300, including the Black Death. Research into the causes, immediate impact, and long-term consequences of the Black Death. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

HIST 640 : Proseminar: The Era of Globalization

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Focus on recent period in world history, widely characterized as an era of globalization. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 640 : Proseminar: The European Witch Craze, 1550-1650

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; HIST 300, ENG 214.
Description: The phenomenon of the European witch craze from 1550 to 1650: approaches of historians to the facts and variables involved, and the resultant varying interpretations. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 640 : Proseminar: The Roman Empire

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300, and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Research seminar on the history of the Roman Empire from Tiberius to Trajan. Concentration of the developments and changes in the politics, institutions, society, and culture of that period.
Units: 3

HIST 640 : Proseminar: World War I: Social and Cultural Perspectives

Prerequisites: HIST 300, upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of ways in which European society and culture were transformed by World War I in Britain, France, and Germany on both home and battle fronts. Not a diplomatic or military history of the war. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

HIST 642 : Proseminar: American History

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300, and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary.
Units: 3

HIST 642 : Proseminar in American History: California in the Great Depression, 1929-1941

Prerequisites: ENG 214, HIST 300, and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Reading and research on the Great Depression (1929-1941), with focus on the experience of northern California. Culminating experience for history majors.
Units: 3

HIST 642 : Proseminar: American Conservativism

Prerequisites: HIST 300, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Investigation of the U.S. conservative movement in the 20th century, with particular attention to its origin and its implications for American political culture. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 642 : Proseminar: American Revolution

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300, and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: A reading and research seminar on the American Revolution. Students are expected to do common reading and prepare a research paper on a topic concerning the American Revolution.
Units: 3

HIST 642 : Proseminar: Americans and Nature

Prerequisites: HIST 300, upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Americans' perceptions of nature, their impact on the environment, and their conscious efforts to reshape nature. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

HIST 642 : Proseminar: Bay Area Social Justice Movements

Prerequisites: HIST 300GW, upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: History of social justice activism in the S.F. Bay Area. Student projects will form basis of online archive, the Bay Area Social Justice History website. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 642 : Proseminar: California Cities: Los Angeles/San Francisco

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300, and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: A seminar that examines the contrasting histories of San Francisco and Los Angeles from 1850-1940.
Units: 3

HIST 642 : Proseminar: Community and Memory in 20th Century California

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300 GW.
Description: Research seminar with focus on the construction of historical memory and identity in contemporary California communities. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 642 : Proseminar: Historical Perspectives on Culture, Identity, and Food

Prerequisites: HIST 300 or consent of instructor.
Description: This senior seminar examines historical shifts in the politics of food in America since 1600 and explores how these shifts have reflected and shaped American culture and identity.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

HIST 642 : Proseminar: Labor in the U.S. West

Prerequisites: HIST 300, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: History of working class social, political, and organization development in the American West from 1877 to the mid-20th century.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

HIST 642 : Proseminar: North vs. South

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the problem of sectionalism in the U.S. and the economic, social, cultural, and ideological underpinnings of sectional antagonism. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

HIST 642 : Proseminar: Race and Law

Prerequisites: HIST 300, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Students become familiar with the role played by the Supreme Court in the civil rights revolution, 1865-1965. Examines the Court's evolving interpretations of the Fourteenth Amendment as well as how historians have explained that evolution.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 642 : Proseminar: Reformers and Radicals in American Society, 1820-1865

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Focus on 19th century U.S. reform movements. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 642 : Proseminar: The Civil War and Reconstruction

Prerequisites: HIST 300, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Focus on the impact of the American Civil War on American life and culture. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

HIST 642 : Proseminar: U.S., Vietnam and the War

Prerequisites: HIST 300, ENG 214, or consent of instructor.
Description: American involvement in Vietnam between 1945-1975, with particular emphasis on the intersections between diplomatic, political, social, and cultural history. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 644 : Proseminar in World History

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300, and upper division standing or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated when topics vary.
Units: 3

HIST 644 : Proseminar: Confucius Says -- Or Not

Prerequisites: HIST 300 and ENG 214 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: Across time and space, Confucius has been regarded either as a wise man or as a babbler, and Confucianism as either an obstacle or propeller of East Asian modernity. Research in primary and secondary sources to get at the historical meanings of Confucianism. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

HIST 644 : Proseminar: History, Society, and Restorative Justice

Prerequisites: HIST 300 or consent of instructor.
Description: Research seminar that explores the use of history to overcome or heal the traumas caused by historical events in Africa, the USA, etc. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

HIST 644 : Proseminar: Journeys to the New World: Discovery, Exploration, and Science

Prerequisites: HIST 300, upper division standing, and consent of instructor.
Description: Seminar on writing about Latin America by discoverers, scientists, and other travelers from 1492 to the 20th century. Emphasis on the diverse and evolving images of the New World, and the historical contexts of changing ways of perceiving Latin America.
Units: 3

HIST 644 : Proseminar: Maritime History, 1500-2000

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300.
Description: Research seminar on the place of the ocean--and human life on the ocean--in history. (Plus-minus letter grade.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 644 : Proseminar: One Hundred Years of Latin American Writing

Prerequisites: HIST 300, ENG 214, or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the last 100 years of writing by Latin American authors in the areas of politics, economics, and social thought, utilizing both non-fiction and fiction. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 644 : Proseminar: Topics in the Middle East: 1700-Present

Prerequisites: HIST 300; upper division standing; or consent of instructor.
Description: Different aspects of Middle Eastern history from 1700 C.E. to the present. Topics include colonialism, reform, nationalism, the emergence of nation states, revolutions, and the emergence of political Islam.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

HIST 644 : Proseminar: Travelers to the Dragon Kingdom

Prerequisites: HIST 300, upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Perceptions of travelers who visited China in the 9th and the 13th centuries, analyzing cultural exchanges and conflict. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3

HIST 644 : Proseminar: Borderlands and Contact Zones: Discovery, Exploration, and Science

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the encounters of peoples and the interface of cultures across the Atlantic, mostly between Latin America and Europe. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

HIST 660 : Computer Methodology for Historians

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300, and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Use of computers for on-line research and communication via the Internet, library catalogs, and similar resources.
Units: 3

HIST 680 : Archives or Historical Agency Internship

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, major in history, consent of department chair, and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Internship with an archive or other historical agency. Development of knowledge, experience, and training in archival or historical agency work. Paired with HIST 880. May be repeated once; 7-unit limit in either HIST 680 or 880.
Units: 3-4

HIST 681 : Community Service Learning in the Schools

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Cross listed with LS 681 [formerly S S 681]. For course description, see LS 681. (May be repeated for a total of 6 units.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Integrating the Social Sciences
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

HIST 690 : Editing and Publishing the History Journal

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 300, and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Supervised experience in editing and production of an annual journal of research. Not applicable to major or minor fields in history. No more than a combined total of 8 units may be earned in HIST 690 and 890.
Units: 1-4

HIST 697 : Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, HIST 660 (may be taken concurrently), and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Tutorial leading to an honors project or thesis based on study of a topic. Topic to be determined by student and faculty member.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 698 : Directed Reading in History

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Directed reading in selected areas of history under the supervision of a faculty member.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

HIST 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, major adviser, and department chair.
Description: Supervised study of a particular problem selected by the student.
Units: 1-4

HIST 700 : History as a Field of Knowledge

Prerequisites: