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History


HIST 2A World History to 1600 Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of world societies from prehistoric times to 1600. Special emphasis is placed on the dynamic interaction and comparison of peoples and cultures. Focus is placed on tracing concurrent political, social, cultural, economic, and religious developments. The course examines the key elements of various cultures and their legacy for the global community today. (UC, CSU)

HIST 2B World History Since 1600 Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of world societies since 1600 with special emphasis on the dynamic interaction and comparison of peoples and cultures. Focus is placed on tracing concurrent political, social, cultural, economic, and religious developments. The course examines the key elements of various cultures and their legacy for the global community today. (UC, CSU)

HIST 4A History of Western Civilization Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of Western Civilization from its origins in the Ancient Middle East to the Renaissance and Reformation, emphasizing the social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural forces that have shaped the West. Emphasis is on the contributions of the Ancient Middle East, Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages. (UC, CSU, CAN HIST 2, CAN HIST SEQ A with both HIST 4A and 4B)

HIST 4B History of Western Civilization Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of Western Civilization from the Renaissance and Reformation to the present, emphasizing the social, political, economic, intellectual, and cultural forces that have shaped the modern West. Emphasis is on the impact of science, technology, industrialization, the modern state, and modern ideologies on the development and influence of the West. (UC, CSU, CAN HIST 4, CAN HIST SEQ A with both HIST 4A and 4B)

HIST 6A History of Asian Civilization Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introductory survey of East Asian civilization from the ancient times to the present. Emphasis is placed on history, religion, art, and literature of China, Japan, and Korea. Perspectives on East Asia's modern transformation are provided. (UC, CSU)

HIST 6B History of South and Southeast Asian Civilizaition Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introductory survey of the histories, philosophies, and cultural characteristics of South and Southeast Asian societies. Attention is given to the impact of the West on India and Southeast Asia. (UC, CSU)

HIST 6C History of the Middle East Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of Middle Eastern history from its origins to the present. Topics emphasized include the political, cultural, social, and economic developments: the pre-Islamic period, the rise of Islam, its expansion, imperialism, nationalism, independence, the Arabic world in conflict, religious revival, and the problems of modernizations. (UC, CSU)

HIST 7 History Through Film Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a study of films to explore subjects and themes relevant to modern United States history since the end of the Civil War. The student views, discusses, and writes about selected films. The course emphasizes a historical analysis of how films as cultural and historical documents convey meaning. The student examines how film as a mass medium and art form has shaped, reflected, and commented upon historical events, institutions, and values. The student examines the various ways films reveal their relationship to the political, social, and cultural developments that marked the times in which they were made. (CSU)

HIST 15 Selected Topics: History Units 0.5-1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This topics course is designed to offer instruction in one of the specialization areas of History not already covered by existing curriculum. (CSU)

HIST 17A History of the United States Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of United States history from its pre-colonial beginnings through Civil War and Reconstruction. The course covers significant persons, events, and issues from our nation's past. Covered topics include all geographical regions ultimately encompassed by the United States, initial cultural contact, European settlements, racial, class, religious, and gender conflicts, immmigration, the development of a national identity and American institutions, as well as sectionalism and trans-continental expansion. This course fulfills the Social Science (group A) requirement for the AA degree and it applies toward the completion of California State requirements in United States history and institutions. (UC, CSU, CAN HIST 8, CAN HIST SEQ B with both HIST 17A and HIST 17B)

HIST 17B History of the United States Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of United States History from Reconstruction to the present. Emphasis is on the political, economic, intellectual, and social forces which have molded modern America. The course covers significant persons, events, and issues from our nation's past. Covered topics include all geographical regions ultimately encompassed by the United States, racial, class, religious, and gender conflicts, immigration, politics, economics, culture, the development of a national identity and American institutions, as well as the United States's rise as a major world power. The course fulfills the Social Science (group A) requirement for AA degree and applies toward completion of the California state requirements in United States History and Institutions. A study of California state and local government is included in this History 17B. (UC, CSU, CAN HIST 10, CAN HIST SEQ B with both HIST 17A and HIST 17B)

HIST 19 Selected Topics: Study and Travel Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to combine travel with study experiences to enrich the curriculum. One or more aspects of the history of the area visited is stressed in this course. (CSU)

HIST 27 Women in History Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a review of the history of women in America covering the period from 1600 to the present. The emphasis of the course is on a multicultural and multi-class approach, examining the problems of women of various ethnicities, races and classes in America. The formation or gender roles is discussed along with an analysis of women's political and economic status across the period. The course will analyze women's struggle for equal rights, the impact of women's participation in significant events in American history, and regional and cultural differences in the way women are treated in society. Emphais will be on the California state and local governments, their operations and how women have politically participated in California. (UC, CSU)

HIST 30A African-American History to 1877 Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an examination of African American history from its origins in early West Africa through Reconstruction. Topics emphasized include the contributions of African Americans to colonial economic growth; the role of African Americans in the American Revolution and the impact of revolutionary ideology on the issue of slavery; slavery in the antebellum South; the rise of the abolitionist movement; and the Civil War and Reconstruction. This course fulfills the Social Science (group A) requirement for the AA and AS degrees and applies toward the completion of California state requirements in U.S. History and Institutions. (Title 5, Section 40404). (UC, CSU)

HIST 30B African-American History since 1877 Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an examination of African American history from Reconstruction to the present. Topics emphasized include the "Jim Crow" period; the careers of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois; the Spanish-American War; the Progressive era, World War I, and the Harlem Renaissance; the Depression and New Deal; World War II; the post-war Civil Rights Movement; and African Americans in contemporary America. This course fulfills the Social Science (group A) requirement for the AA and AS degrees and applies toward the completion of California state requirements in U.S. History and Institutions and California State and Local Government. (Title 5, Section 40404). (UC, CSU)

HIST 31 Mexican-American History Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This is designed as a lecture survey course on the historical development of the Mexican American people from their Pre-Columbian roots through the Spanish-Europeon conquest (1520-50) and "colonial" era (1550-1820), on through the birth of Mexico (1810-20) as an example of colonial independence movements. The transition from "Mexican" Southwest to the "American" Southwest (1848-1900) includes the role played by Mexican Americans as one of many ethnic and European minority/immigrants groups in the making of modern America from 1850-1900, through the roaring 20's, the Depression, W.W. II, into the 1960's to the present. The course fulfills the Social Science - (Group A) requirement for a Delta College AA Degree and applies toward the completion of the General Education CSU/UC transfer requirement. This course must be taken together with the United States History 17A or the American Government and Institutions (POLSC 1) course to meet the General Education CSU/UC transfer requirement. (UC, CSU)

HIST 34 Asian Pacific American History Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed as a survey of the Asian American experience in America from the California Gold Rush to the present. Both United States and California historical contexts are placed on the anti-Asian laws passed after the Civil War, the Japanese American internment during World War II. Asian involvement in the union and civil rights movements, and the socio-political changes in the post-Vietnam War era. It fulfills the Social Science (group A) requirements for the AA degree and applies toward the completion of the California state requirements in American History and Institutions. (UC, CSU)

HIST 37 California History Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of California history from the period of exploration and discovery to the present. Emphasis is on Spanish and Mexican periods, American infiltration and conquest, the Gold Rush, statehood and the formation of government, economic growth, and social development. (UC, CSU)

HIST 50H Special Studies: History Units 1-2
Prerequisites: Presentation of a project acceptable to the instructor and the division chairperson in one of the following with a grade of "B" or better: HIST 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 6A, 6B, 17A, 17B, 27, 30A, 30B, 31, or 37.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is open to the student qualified to do advanced work in the field of history. The course includes research, directed reading, field work, or other advanced study, and the course may be repeated for a maximum total of four units. (CSU)

HIST 75 Selected Topics: History Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of history not covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.




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