Courses

HIST 101 (3)
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.

HIST 102 (3)
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.

HIST 130 (3)
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.

HIST 131 (3)
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.

HIST 300 (3)
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.

HIST 301 (3)
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.

HIST 306 (3)
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.

HIST 307 (3)
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.

HIST 308 (3)
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.

HIST 309 (3)
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.

HIST 310 (3)
Ancient Greece

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.

HIST 311 (3)
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.

HIST 312 (3)
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.

HIST 313 (3)
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.

HIST 316 (3)
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
history.

HIST 317 (3)
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.

HIST 318 (3)
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.

HIST 322 (3)
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.

HIST 323 (3)
Society and Culture in Modern Europe

Changes in European thought, art, and society from the rise of romanticism to post-modernism.

HIST 324 (3)
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.

HIST 325 (3)
Revolutionary Europe

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.

HIST 326 (3)
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.

HIST 327 (3)
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.

HIST 330 (3)
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.

HIST 331 (3)
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.

HIST 332 (3)
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.

HIST 334 (3)
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.

HIST 335 (3)
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.

HIST 336A (3)
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.

HIST 336B (3)
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.

HIST 336C (3)
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.

HIST 336D (3)
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.

HIST 336E (3)
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.

HIST 336F (3)
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.

HIST 337 (3)
American Indian Response to White Expansion

The historical experience of American Indians from the arrival of Europeans to the end of the 19th Century.

HIST 338A (3)
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.

HIST 338B (3)
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.

HIST 339 (3)
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.

HIST 340
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.

HIST 341 (3)
Ideas in America

The development and change of social, political, religious, and economic ideas in American History from the colonial period to the present.

HIST 343 (3)
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.

HIST 344 (3)
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.

HIST 345 (3)
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.

HIST 346 (3)
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.

HIST 347 (3)
California History

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."

HIST 348 (3)
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.

HIST 349 (3)
Foreign Policy of the United States

Foreign policy of the United States from the American revolution to the present.

HIST 350 (3)
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.

HIST 352 (3)
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.

HIST 355 (3)
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.

HIST 356 (3)
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.

HIST 359 (3)
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.

HIST 360 (3)
Classical Asia

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.

HIST 362 (3)
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.

HIST 363 (3)
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.

HIST 364 (3)
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.

HIST 365 (3)
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.

HIST 367 (3)
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.

HIST 370 (3)
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.

HIST 371 (3)
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.

HIST 374 (3)
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.

HIST 375 (3)
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.

HIST 379 (3)
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.

HIST 380 (3)
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.

HIST 381 (3)
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.

HIST 382 (3)
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.

HIST 383 (3)
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.

HIST 384 (3)
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.

HIST 385 (3)
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.

HIST 388 (3)
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.

HIST 389 (3)
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.

HIST 390 (3)
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)
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)
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.

HIST 398 (3)
Independent Study

Directed readings under the guidance of an instructor. Several short analytical papers required. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and discipline advisor.

HIST 400 (3)
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.

HIST 430 (3)
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.

HIST 440 (3)
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.

HIST 450 (3)
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.

HIST 460 (3)
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.

HIST 470 (3)
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)
Museum Colloquium

Readings and discussions on museum theory, history, and practice. Corequisite: Can only be taken with HIST 495. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

HIST 495A (1) 495B (2) 495C (3)
Internship

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.

HIST 499 (3)
Independent Research

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.

Graduate Courses

HIST 501 (3)
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.

HIST 502 (3)
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.

HIST 510 (3)
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.

HIST 512 (3)
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) 513B (2) 513C (3)
History Teaching Practicum

Practical applications of teaching history in the college or university classroom for graduate teaching assistants. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

HIST 518 (3)
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.

HIST 528 (3)
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.

HIST 538 (3)
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.

HIST 558 (3)
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.

HIST 568 (3)
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.

HIST 578 (3)
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.

HIST 588 (3)
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.

HIST 591 (3)
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.

HIST 592 (3)
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.

HIST 601 (3)
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.

HIST 620 (3)
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) 621B (2) 621C (3)
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) 699B (2) 699C (3)
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.