Courses are three units unless otherwise noted.
World Civilizations to 1500
Surveys the history of the world from the early river-valley civilizations to the year 1500. Emphasis upon Afro-Eurasia and the Americas. Subject matter includes politics, society, religion, and global interactions. May not be taken for credit by students who received credit for HIST 201.
World Civilizations from 1500 to the Present
Surveys the history of the world from the commercial empires of the 16th Century to the present. Examines global convergences, colonialism, imperialism, and the modern world system. May not be taken for credit by students who received credit for HIST 202.
U.S. History 1500-1865
A survey of the development and changing historical interpretation of the American institutions and society from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War. Special attention to the interplay of European, American Indian, and African cultures in this development. Themes include immigration, colonial formation, Indian-white contact, constitutional development, economics, religion, slavery, status of women, westward expansion, reform, and political parties. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 230.
U.S. History 1865-Present
A survey of the development and the changing historical interpretation of institutions and society in the United States from Reconstruction to the present. Special attention to the interplay between races and cultural diversity and conflict. Themes include immigration, constitutional development, politics, economics, religion, reform, the growth of the United States as a world power, status of women, westward expansion, and urbanization. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 231.
Thematic Topics in History
Thematic topics in History. Topics may come from any world area or be comparative. May be repeated for credit as topics change for a total of six (6) units. Students should check the class schedule for listing of actual topics.
Historical Methods and Writing
Explores the various approaches historians take to their study and a variety of styles of historical writing including analytical reviews, abstracts, and the research paper. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 395.
History of Internationalism and Human Rights
A course in intellectual history that considers the history behind the idea of human rights in the modern world. Explores how historical ideas about universalism and human nature from the 18th century forward led to challenges to the nation-state system as the dominant model of international society. Subjects include abolitionist movements, anti-imperialism, self-determination and humanitarian agencies, with special emphasis on the League of Nations, United Nations, and the challenges that human rights pose to questions of national sovereignty. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for 300G.
The Politics of Irish Nationalism
Presents Irish History both as case study in European nationalist movements and as model for British colonial/ imperial relations. Examines impact of nationalism and colonialism on state-building, economic development and cultural/intellectual life. Particular emphasis on relationship between nationalist movements, colonial policy, and political violence. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 300B.
National Cinema and National History in 20th Century Europe
Explores the history of how European national identities were created, defined and sustained in the 20th Century through the new medium of motion pictures. Examines the creation of national cinemas in several countries including Germany, France and the Soviet Union. Considers films and filmmakers as manufacturers of national identities and myths both in support of and in opposition to European states in the 20th Century as a way of understanding a nation’s history.
Ancient Middle East
An overview of the social, political, and cultural developments of the civilizations of the ancient Middle East, including Mesopotamia (Sumer, Akkad, and Babylonia), Eqypt, Isreal, Phoenicia, Asia Minor, Assyria, and Persia, and the interactions among them.
An overview of the social, political, and cultural institutions of ancient Greek civilization from the Bronze Age kingdoms of the Minoan and Mycenaean periods, through the indepenedent city-states of the Archaic and Classical periods (particularly Sparta and Athens, to the conquests of Alexander the Great, which unified the Greek and Middle Eastern worlds during the Hellenistic period.
The Mediterranean in the Age of Rome
The political, social, and economic development of the Roman empire from the founding of Rome to the end of the Western Empire.
The Ancient World in Film
An examination of modern cinematic and television depictions of the mythology, drama, and history of ancient Greece and Rome, including the Trojan War, Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, gladiators, and early Christianity. Special emphasis is placed on understanding why the ancient world is such a popular setting for modern films, how accurately such films portray the ancient world, and how they serve as vehicles to express modern concerns and ideologies. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 300M.
Church and Society in Medieval Europe
Explores the relationship of religion to other aspects of medieval society. Includes exploration of religious orders, class, the arts, witchcraft, church-state relations, and feudal structures.
Gender and Authority in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
An exploration of gender ideologies and practices in traditional European society. Evaluates the social meanings of sexuality and the ways they shifted over time. This survey begins with a political and social consideration of gender in the Greco-Roman world. It then studies images and roles for men and women in medieval and early modern Europe. Subjects considered include: sexual ideologies, labor and domestic roles, the regulation of sexual practices by church and state, and the use of gendered imagery in the construction of political authority. Meets major requirements in women’s
Renaissance and Reformation of Europe
Europe in the era of the Renaissance and Reformation. Explores the rise of nation states in an era of profound religious change. Examines demographic and economic transformation as well as the beginnings of European expansion.
Society and Culture in Early Modern Europe
Changes in European thought, art, and society from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Treats the development of two European cultures — elite and popular — in response to religious change. Examines literacy and printing, scientific thinking, and developments in political theory.
Interwar Europe 1918-1939
Political, economic, and cultural/artistic responses to World War I in Europe. Explores the attraction of totalitarian political ideologies, the aftermath of the Paris Peace Conference, economic upheaval in the Great Depression, and the coming of World War II. Subjects include the rise of Nazism, the Spanish Civil War, Modernist movements in thought and the arts, the rise of Stalinism, and peace and appeasement.
Society and Culture in Modern Europe
Changes in European thought, art, and society from the rise of romanticism to post-modernism.
The Enlightenment and European Society
Examines the tumultuous and world-changing ideas of the Enlightenment of 18th Century Europe. Looks at challenges to traditional views of religion, knowledge, politics, gender and peoples on other continents.
Political, social, and cultural responses to revolutionary movements in Europe from 1789 to the present. Explores the role of class, gender, ideology, as well as political and economic structures in both "successful" and "failed" revolutions from the French Revolution through recent struggles in eastern Europe.
Europe Since 1945
Political, economic, and social developments in contemporary western Europe since the end of World War II. Themes include European relations with the United States and issues of "americanization"; political and economic integration and rivalry; terrorist, radical and youth movements since the 1960s; demographic trends and issues of immigration/multiculturalism.
Women in Modern Europe
The experience of women in Europe from the 17th Century to the present. Themes include changes in the definition of women’s roles, legal and political status, education, with attention to the impact of industrialization, the cult of womanhood, war, state family and welfare policies on women’s lives. Meets major requirements in women’s history.
The Constitution and American Society
Origins and writing of the U.S. Constitution and the political and social issues that have arisen as the Supreme Court and others have interpreted, amended, and implemented the basic law of the United States.
Law, Women, Family, and American History
Explores the ways law has shaped women’s lives and the family from the colonial period to the present in the United States. Includes questions of inheritance, regulation of marriage and custody, regulation of sexuality, legal definitions and control of abuse, employment legislation, legal and civil rights. Special attention paid to the differential impacts of race and class. Meets major requirements in women’s history.
Women in the United States
The changing roles and status of women from the colonial period to the present. Explores the way women and society have continuously redefined work, family, law, education, and political activity. Meets major requirements in women’s history.
Foundations of the African-American Experience
The experience of African-Americans in American society from the colonial period to 1865. Includes an investigation into African heritage, the middle passage, antebellum African-American culture, enslavement, the struggle against slavery, the position of free blacks, and emancipation.
The African American Struggle for Equality
A survey of the development of traditional and legal segregation, the challenge provided by civil rights movements and related themes such as black separatism and nationalism.
The U.S. Historical Experience: The Colonial Experience
The development of cultural and political institutions of work, family, and society in the British colonies, including interactions between American Indians, Europeans, and Africans. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 333.
The U.S. Historical Experience: The Early Republic
An intensive consideration of the crucial first 50 years of the United States, with particular attention to the development of key political institutions and the dramatic expansion of the national economy. Subjects include the consolidation of the two party system, the growth and limits of the federal government, developing sectionalism, early industrialization, the elaboration of the Southern slave system, and the rise of gender-based, religiously inspired reform movements.
The U.S. Historical Experience: The Civil War Era, 1845-1877
Focuses on the process of division, war, and reunion from 1845 to 1877. Examines the social and economic structures of the United States in the antebellum period and the evolution of the political crisis that led to the South's secession and to civil war. Treats the Union and Confederate home fronts during the war and analyzes major military strategies and battles. Devotes a high priority to the experience of African-Americans throughout this period. Finally, it looks at the successes and failures of the efforts to reunify and reconstruct the nation in the post-Civil War years. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 300A.
The U.S. Historical Experience: The Progressive Era, 1884-1920
Focuses on the "Progressive Era" in American life. A time of enormous change and development and a period that saw numerous reforms at the local, state, and national levels. Examines the major forces changing American life, such as industrialization, finance capitalism, urban growth, burgeoning immigration, trade unionism,
the urban poor, and the plight of laborers, women, and minorities. Looks at the perceived loss of traditional values and the sharp conflicts between urban and rural areas. Finally, analyzes the nation's rise to become an international, military, economic, and financial power. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 300B.
The U.S. Historical Experience: Prosperity, Depression, and War: The United States from 1920-1945
An exploration of society in the United States from 1920 to 1945. Between these years the United States moved from seemingly widespread prosperity through the Great Depression and into WWII. All of these phases induced profound changes in American society which will be monitored by examining how Americans from diverse backgrounds responded to the challenges of these eras. Covers such issues as the intolerance of the 1920s which included the "Red Scare" and a renewal of racism; the class divisions of the 1920s which became so apparent during the depression, and the impact that WWII not only had on American society as a whole, but specifically on women and minorities. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 342.
The U.S. Historical Experience: The United States in the Cold War Era
A history of society and culture in the United States since World War II, with particular attention to the social movements of the period, as well as the impact of the Cold War. Focuses on the struggle of Americans from diverse backgrounds for inclusion and equality, with special attention to the links between the Civil Rights Movement, feminism, the Student Movement, the Antiwar Movement, and the Chicano Movement. Examines the backlash to multicultural inclusion in the 1980s. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 340.
American Indian Response to White Expansion
The historical experience of American Indians from the arrival of Europeans to the end of the 19th Century.
Modern U.S. Indian Policy
Development of U.S. Indian policy and responses of Indian people since the imposition of the western reservation system in the nineteenth century. Considers allotment, reduction of the Indian land base, the Indian New Deal, termination, and demands for self-determination and sovereignty.
Native Communities in Southern California from Coloinization to the 20th Century
Considers the responses of native communities to the changes that came with colonization and Americanization, beginning in 1769 with the arrival of Mexican colonists in San Diego, through the recorded history and ethnography of native peoples in Southern California.
The American City
The development of urban areas in the United States and their influence on American thought, life, and economic development from the colonial period to the present.
Environmental History of the United States
Considers the complex relationship between humans and the natural environment in the United States. Specific subjects include: the Native American interaction with the environment, nature’s influence on European colonization, the role of natural resources in America’s national development, the human attempt to control nature in the industrial era, the emergence of conservation and preservationist movements at the end of the nineteenth century, and the development of current environmental issues and concerns over the course of the twentieth century. May not be taken by students who have received credit for HIST 300R.
Ideas in America
The development and change of social, political, religious, and economic ideas in American History from the colonial period to the present.
Religion in the United States
Religious traditions studied in the context of changes social, cultural, and political traditions of the United States from 1600 to the present.
The American Frontier as Symbol and Myth
The frontier as a metaphor for the hopes and fears of Europeans and Euroamericans from 1492 to the present, as seen in the works of writers, philosophers, political theorists, movie makers, historians, and others. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 300A.
The Immigrant Experience
Patterns of migration to and the experience of immigrants in areas now part of the United States. Themes include the role of the family, neighborhood, church, and work; patterns of assimilation and acculturation; formation of political and social institutions; and the impact of immigration on the country.
Development of the American Frontier
The development of population, social institutions, resources, transportation, and markets along the moving line dividing indigenous and non-Indian societies from the beginnings of European colonization in the present-day United States to the early 20th Century.
Beginning with the diverse native cultures of the region, the course explores the impact of Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. control. Traces the origins of contemporary issues through the area’s economic development, multi-ethnic immigration, and evolving political institutions, and provides a survey of the human response to a place called "California."
United States Film History
Introduction to the history of film in the United States from its inception at the turn of the 20th Century to the present. Explores the many facets of U.S. film and looks at the manner in which the film industry developed during the course of the 20th Century. Looks at the evolution of film making and the manner in which film not only shaped but also reflected the historical moments in which it was born, with careful attention to the manner in which film reflects American society’s tensions over race, class, and gender. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 300W.
Foreign Policy of the United States
Foreign policy of the United States from the American revolution to the present.
Chicana/o Experience in the Borderlands
Examines the historical experience of people of Mexican descent in the southwest United States (1840s 1980s). Includes (1) labor and migration patterns in the "borderlands," and (2) the "Chicano Movement," and (3) "Chicana cultural identity." Uses a "gender" approach to reveal new perspectives on the events of the past and the ways individual and groups have understood culture and society. Students will use historical methods to analyze a variety of historical documents and construct their interpretation. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 300X.
Mexico, Past and Present
Starting with the indigenous civilizations in the 16th Century, through the period of Spain’s imperial rule, the 19th Century wars of independence, the Revolution of 1910, and up to the present day, students are introduced to one of the most important and fascinating nations in the region. The evolution of economic, political, and social systems are traced with an emphasis on themes of ideology, identity, and resistance. Students practice basic historical methods in the required assignments. (Meets "DD" upper-division general education requirements).
Women in Latin America
Focuses on women and gender in 19th- and 20th-Century Latin America. Students will explore the evolution of the historiography, recent research and first-hand testimonial sources. Connections between gender, race, and class will guide the discussion. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 300T.
Culture and Identity in Latin America
Exploring indigenous, European, and African elements, this course encompasses Latin American nations which trace their origins to the Spanish and Portuguese empires. The theme of identity guides the discussion of cultural expressions in the aural, literary, plastic, and visual genres. The goal of national cultural unity contrasts with alternative notions of diversity, and the nation-state is the terrain where this cultural debate takes place. The time-period will be limited to the 19th and 20th centuries, allowing students to study contemporary cultural expressions as well as current historical analysis.
A History of Brazil
Starting with the arrival of the Portuguese in the early 16th Century through the long colonial period, independence, the Brazilian Empire, and, in the 20th Century, periods of alternating republican and military rule, this course introduces students to the fascinating experience of the other Latin America. Themes of race and economic modernization suffuse the political and cultural evolution of this nation. Syncretism in Brazilian culture and society emerges as a central theme.
Introduces students to a selected body of classical texts from Asia, which include philosophical treatises, religious tracts and literary masterpieces that have become the intellectual foundation of Asian civilization. Focuses on culture and ideas, and helps students understand the historical and intellectual roots of contemporary Asia.
China and the West
An exploration of the relations between China and Europe since the 16th Century. Special attention to internal change, religion, and economics as well as diplomacy and politics.
China in Revolution
China since the revolution of 1911. Themes include the rise of Chinese nationalism, civil war, the Japanese invasion, rise of communism, and the cultural revolution.
Image and Reality — Film and Modern Chinese History
Examines modern Chinese history by looking at a group of selected popular films produced in that country during the last 70 years. By analyzing the images and motifs of these selected films, students will discuss the recurring themes and concerns as expressed by the Chinese filmmakers and seek connection between these visual manifestations and the nation’s modern history.
Tradition and Change in Japan
Japanese History from the mid 19th Century to the present with special attention to the interplay between traditional institutions and modernization, and on the expansion of Japan.
Women in China
Survey of women's history in traditional China with an emphasis of the late imperial period (16th to 18th centuries). Students will read Western feminist theories together with historical records on Chinese women. The objectives of the class are: (1) to critically evaluate the universalistic claims of Western theories; (2) to learn how to ask new questions about Chinese women; (3) to gain an understanding of the ways Chinese women actually experienced their lives, and (4) to examine issues related to feminism and women's studies from a comparative perspective.
Early African History
Part I survey of African history discusses the culture expressed through the lives of the elite and the ordinary people, art and literature, and the ritual and belief systems of the African civilizations from the earliest times to 1800. Specific issues include the invention of agricultures, art and oral literature as historical records, centralization of state and urbanization and commerce, observance of religious and ritual ceremonies, and the impact of all these developments. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 270 and HIST 300Y.
Modern African History
Part II survey of African history examines the political, socio-economic, and cultural issues in Africa (particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa), from 1800 to the present. Issues considered include Africa’s increasing economic and political transformation before European intrusion, colonial occupation and African resistance, African response to colonial overrule, and the coming of independence and Africa’s challenges in world affairs. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 271 and 300V.
Africa Under European Imperialism 1880-1975
Studies European imperialism in Africa and its political economic, and socio-cultural impact. Emphasizes the various theories about imperialism, including Marxist, dependency and modernist theories, especially pertaining to the motives, policies, and legacies of the colonial imperialist activities.
African Nationalism and Independence
Explores the rise of African nationalism since the 1940s, and the course of Africa’s regaining of independence. Pays specific attention to the leading personalities in the struggle for independence and their nationalist philosophies. The political, economic and cultural challenges of African nationalism today such as disunity and conflicts, and the poor state of the economy and education, will also be examined.
Africa and the World in the 20th Century
A thematic rather than chronological study of Africa and the world in the 20th century. Focuses on select global themes such as Pan-Africanism, the Cold War and the United Nations organization, and explores how they have variously influenced the course of African history.
The Middle East, 600 to 1700 C.E.
Explores the history of the region from the rise of Islam to the eighteenth century. Emphasizes the social and cultural background and circumstances of the rise of Islam, the formation and development of the early caliphate, the rise of Islamic successor states, the age of Ottoman and Safavid "gunpowder" empires, forms of cultural expression such as art and literature, the role of women and ethnic and religious minorities, and the integration of the Middle East into an emerging world system.
Comparative French Colonialism: From the Caribbean to Indochina
Compares French colonialism in a variety of contexts, such as Haiti, Algeria and Vietnam. Examines the perspective of the colonizers and the colonized, and will bring together works of colonial theory, history, literature, and film. Explores the economic, cultural, political, and social aspects of colonialism French-style, from the eighteenth century to the present.
Crosscultural Encounters: Travel and Contact in the Early Modern World
Examines encounters between people from different cultures in the early modern period (Approximately 1500-1800). Students will read travel and captivity narratives, along with scholarly analyses of travel and of intercultural contact. Focuses on how cultural differences were regarded and managed by different peoples and different states.
Women and Jewish History
What was it like to be both a woman and a member of a minority group, in the diverse locales where Jews have lived? Examines the experiences of Jews in various parts of the world by focusing on the lives of women, using several historical case studies. Also covers important themes and changes affecting Jewish history, such as religious tradition, emancipation, assimilation, anti-Semitism, immigration, Zionism, the Holocaust and feminism.
Women in the Middle East — Historical Perspectives
Explores the history of 19th and 20th Century women in the Middle East, their accomplishments and the barriers to their social, economic, and legal development as an influential force in the middle eastern society. Focuses on the foundation of existing problems, such as social oppression, the debate between Islamists and Secularists regarding the women’s role in society, their roles in the modern workforce and traditional Islamic views regarding "family law." May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 300F. Meets major requirements in women’s history.
The Middle East, 1700-Present
Explores the history of the region from the eighteenth century to the present. Begins with the question of imperial decline and investigates the cultural and political responses of Middle Eastern societies to the challenges of European colonialism and imperialism, the emergence of nationalism, nation-state building, and modern social, political, intellectual, and religious movements. Emphasis on the historical background and development of contemporary issues, such as revolution, Islamism, women's rights, and globalization.
History of War in Modern Society
War has been one of the greatest agents of change in world history, and it has shaped irrevocably the world in which we live. This course explores modern war and the idea of war since the late 18th Century and focuses on the transition in the 20th Century to the realities of both "total" wars and "world" wars; considers the role of war in modern state-building, in social movements and institutions, and in intellectual and artistic expression. An important aspect involves a consideration of the intellectual, philosophical and cultural history of war, including the development of the ethics of war in an international context. This is not a course in military history.
Historical Transformation of Money and Power
Reviews the development of the global political economy (GPE) beginning in the 6th Century B.C. with a particular focus on the history of Western forms of industrialization and economic activity over the past two centuries. Explores how political, historical, economic, technological and cultural factors shaped the evolution of the GPE and how to use them to analyze the transformation of the ideas about and operation of the world political economy. Analysis will be at a system, rather than a state, level and will examine how the convergence of various factors have created an interdependent global political economy. Lectures, case studies, group activities and discussion formats will all be used throughout the course. Also offered as PSCI 363. Students may not receive credit for both. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HIST 300N.
Science and Society
Considers the interaction of science and technology with the historical development of the United States, from Franklin's experiments with electricity to the computer revolution in Silicon Valley, including discussions of the impact of Darwinism, the influence of electrical, communication, and transportation systems on our society, and the innovations in physics, biochemistry and earth science that shape our weaponry, our medicine, and our interaction with the environment.
HIST 391 (1 unit)
Foreign Language Practicum in History
Requires a student to do historical readings and research in a foreign language on a regular basis. Students must be concurrently enrolled in a three (3) unit History course where such foreign language study is appropriate. Readings may either be substitutions or additions to the standard reading list for that class, but shall constitute at least twenty percent (20%) of the total. May be repeated for a maximum of three (3) units. Credit may not be counted toward the thirty (30) unit upper-division major requirements. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and completion of the CSUSM History major's language requirement.
HIST 392 (1 unit)
Experiential Learning in History
Opportunity to provide needed community services through experiential learning. Requires a minimum of 35 hours on-site and a journal reflecting on activities. May not be counted toward the History major. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Directed readings under the guidance of an instructor. Several short analytical papers required. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and discipline advisor.
Seminar in European History
An intensive look at selected areas of European History. A capstone course for history majors in which they draw from their previous work and write a paper focusing on their primary theme. Prerequisites: HIST 301 or consent of instructor.
Seminar in United States History
An intensive look at selected areas of United States History. A capstone course for history majors in which they draw from their previous work and write a paper focusing on their primary theme. Prerequisites: HIST 301 or consent of instructor.
Seminar in Latin American History
An intensive look at selected areas of Latin American History. A capstone course for history majors in which they draw from their previous work and write a paper focusing on their primary theme. Prerequisites: HIST 301 or consent of instructor.
Seminar in African History
An intensive look at selected areas of African History. A capstone course for history majors in which they draw from their previous work and write a paper focusing on their primary theme. Prerequisites: HIST 301 or consent of instructor.
Seminar in World History
An intensive look at selected areas of World History. A capstone course for history majors in which they draw from their previous work and write a paper focusing on their primary theme. Prerequisites: HIST 301 or consent of instructor.
Seminar in Asian History
An intensive look at selected areas of Asian History. A capstone course for history majors in which they draw from their previous work and write a paper focusing on their primary theme. Prerequisites: HIST 301 or consent of instructor.
HIST 494 (1 unit)
Readings and discussions on museum theory, history, and practice. Corequisite: Can only be taken with HIST 495. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
HIST 495A (1 unit) 495B (2 units) 495C (3 units)
On-site work for a historical agency such as an archive or museum, or providing historical research for a business or public agency. Requires assigned readings in theory and historical background, and a sustained project. May be repeated for a total of three (3) units. Arranged upon request through the History discipline. Prerequisites: Fifteen (15) units of upper-division History work, and consent of supervising faculty and discipline advisor.
Development of an extended research paper using primary and secondary sources in consultation with a faculty advisor. Prerequisites: Fifteen (15) units of upper-division History work including HIST 301 and consent of instructor and discipline advisor.
Historical Perspectives on Media
Explores the history of media communication and popular culture as well as the relationship between the change in media over time and the messages that they convey. Advanced undergraduates interested in taking this course should consult the instructor.
History and Applied Media Technology
Introduction to various techniques in applying media technology to present historical research and interpretation. May include, but is not limited to, online instructional techniques, web-based archival preservation or museum presentations, multimedia presentations of historical findings, and video presentations of historical topics. Advanced undergraduates interested in taking this course should consult the instructor.
Experiential Learning in Public History
Introduction to the field of public history, combining graduate level training in the theory and methods of public history with a minimum of 30 hours of an internship in a field placement. This course will consider issues in archival techniques, museum exhibition, oral history, historical preservation, and local history. Advanced undergraduates interested in taking this course should consult the instructor. May be repeated for a total of six (6) units.
Teaching History: Theory and Practice
Introduction to the issues and techniques involved in the effective teaching of history at all levels. The course will cover the historical context of history teaching; major themes in world and U.S. history; and methods that teachers can use to involve students in actively learning about the past. Special emphasis will be placed on the use of technology in the classroom. Advanced undergraduates interested in taking this course should consult the instructor.
HIST 513A (1 unit) 513B (2 units) 513C (3 units)
History Teaching Practicum
Practical applications of teaching history in the college or university classroom for graduate teaching assistants. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Advanced Seminar in Ancient History
Exploration of primary and secondary sources and advanced research on a topic in Ancient History. Advanced undergraduates interested in taking this course should consult the instructor. May be repeated for credit for a total of twelve (12) units as topics change.
Advanced Seminar in European History
Exploration of primary and secondary sources and advanced research in the historical literature of a topic in European History. Advanced undergraduates interested in taking this course should consult the instructor. May be repeated for credit for a total of twelve (12) units as topics change.
Advanced Seminar in United States History
Exploration of primary and secondary sources and advanced research on a topic in United States History. Advanced undergraduates interested in taking this course should consult the instructor. May be repeated for credit for a total of twelve (12) units as topics change.
Advanced Seminar in Latin American History
Exploration of primary and secondary sources and advanced research on a topic in Latin American History. Advanced undergraduates interested in taking this course should consult the instructor. May be repeated for credit for a total of twelve (12) units as topics change.
Advanced Seminar in Asian History
Exploration of primary and secondary sources and advanced research on a topic in Asian History. Advanced undergraduates interested in taking this course should consult the instructor. May be repeated for credit for a total of twelve (12) units as topics change.
Advanced Seminar in African History
Examination of the dominant historiographical themes and issues and advanced research on a topic in African history. Advanced undergraduates interested in taking this course should consult the instructor. May be repeated for credit for a total of twelve (12) units as topics change.
Advanced Seminar in Middle Eastern History
Exploration of primary and secondary sources and advanced research on a topic in Middle Eastern History. Advanced undergraduates interested in taking this course should consult the instructor. May be repeated for credit for a total of twelve (12) units as topics change.
Advanced Seminar in World History
Exploration of primary and secondary sources and advanced research on a topic in World History. Advanced undergraduates interested in taking this course should consult the instructor. May be repeated for credit for a total of twelve (12) units as topics change.
Advanced Seminar in International History
Exploration of primary and secondary sources and advanced research on a topic in International History. Advanced undergraduates interested in taking this course should consult the instructor. May be repeated for credit for a total of twelve (12) units as topics change.
The Philosophy and Practice of History
Exploration of the nature of historical inquiry, historiography, particularly an overview of the different genres of history, and methods of research used in advanced historical writing. Students will be introduced to core philosophical debates about the historical method and texts that exemplify different types of historical writing.
Directed Thesis Research, Writing, and Media Presentation
Faculty supervision of the research and writing of the thesis project and/or development of the media presentation of research findings. May be repeated for credit for a total of six (6) units. Graded Credit/No Credit.
HIST 621A (1 unit) 621B (2 units) 621C (3 units)
Thesis Research, Writing, and Media Presentation Continuation
Continuation of faculty supervision of the research and writing of the thesis project and/or development of the media presentation of research findings. May be repeated, but credit will not be applied toward the Master
HIST 699A (1 unit) 699B (2 units) 699C (3 units)
Independent Study in Advanced Historical Issues
Intensive independent study of advanced historical issues based on secondary and/or primary sources. May be repeated, but only six (6) units may be applied toward the Master of Arts in History degree.