California State University, Fullerton

History

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
William W. Haddad

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
Humanities 815F

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://hss.fullerton.edu/history

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Arts in History
Minor in History
Master of Arts in History

FACULTY
Gordon Bakken, Gayle Brunelle, Jochen Burgtorf, Benjamin Cawthra, Kristine Dennehy, Jack Elenbaas, Nancy Fitch, Natalie Fousekis, Cora Granata, William W. Haddad, Volker Janssen, Steven Jobbitt, Jonathan Markley, Robert McLain, Maged S.A. Mikhail, Megan Kate Nelson, Mougo Nyaggah, Raymond Rast, Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi, Lynn Sargeant, Jessica R. Stern, Laichen Sun, Lisa Tran, Allison Varzally, Philippe Zacair

ADVISERS
General Advisement: Check with departmental office.
Undergraduate Coordinators: Maged S.A. Mikhail Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi
Graduate Advisers: Volker Janssen
Allison Varzally
Credential Adviser: Kristine Dennehy

INTRODUCTION
Historians engage in systematic study of the human past in order to discover meaning for people in the present. The student of history may draw upon the subject matter and methods of many academic disciplines. Thus, social history employs the methods of the social sciences, including quantitative analysis, in examining social movements and issues in the past; psycho-history utilizes the approaches of psychology in the study of the behavior of historically significant individuals and groups; and the development of the various areas of human intellectual and cultural activity, for instance, the arts and sciences, are studied to inform us of how and why people have thought as they did.

Lower-division survey courses are designed to convey the broad sweep of past human events and introduce the student to the study of causation and historical source materials. Aspects of the philosophy and methodology of history and the mechanics of writing historical essays are addressed in History 300A and 300B. The study, in greater depth, of specialized historical topics comprises the bulk of the upper-division offerings of the department. History majors are required to take History 490T, a senior seminar on a special topic in which they are expected to write an original historical essay based chiefly upon the analysis of historical materials that date from the time of the events studied.

The history major is useful for students who: (1) seek a broad liberal arts education with the option to choose more specialized study by geographical region, epoch and focus of inquiry (cultural, social, etc.); (2) plan a career in government service, including positions in United States Government agencies and international organizations overseas; (3) in business where writing, research and people skills are important; (4) pursue a career in private, nonprofit organizations that may involve research and service organizations, i.e., archives, museums and libraries; (5) desire to study law; (6) intend to prepare for primary or secondary school teaching; or (7) intend to work for advanced degrees in history in preparation for college teaching. The department is committed to the university’s missions and goals where learning is preeminent.

Credential Information
The bachelor’s degree in history may be effectively combined with subject matter studies necessary for either the multiple subject teaching credential (K-8) or single subject credential (7-12) in history. Teaching credentials require specific study plans and students are urged to seek advice from an adviser early in their course of study. Majors planning to teach at the secondary level should have a study plan approved by the Undergraduate Coordinator or designee by the first semester of their junior year in residence. Undergraduates are also encouraged to contact the Center for Careers in Teaching (657-278-7130) as early as possible in their academic careers. Postgraduate students should contact the Admission to Teacher Education office in the College of Education (657-278-3352) to obtain information on attending an overview presentation.

Center for Oral and Public History
The Center for Oral and Public History, under the sponsorship of the Department of History, is one of the most comprehensive university-based oral history programs in the nation. In addition to offering coursework in interviewing techniques, technical processing methodology and community fieldwork, the program administers an assortment of ethnic, political and other regional projects.

Pre-Professional Information
Students intending careers in government service or business should seek counsel from an adviser. Those planning to pursue graduate study in history should consult a faculty member of their choice. Those who expect to attend law school should plan their course of study with Professor Bakken.

Prizes and Scholarships
Students should inquire at the department office for information regarding departmental prizes and scholarships.

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HISTORY
The B.A. in History requires a minimum of 120 units that includes courses for the major, General Education, all University requirements and free electives. A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in all history courses applied towards the B.A. in History.

The major requires a total of 45 units distributed as follows:

Introductory Survey Courses (12 units)

World Civilization (6 units)
1. History 110A World Civilizations to the 16th Century (3)
AND History 110B World Civilizations Since the 16th Century (3)

U.S. History (6 units)
2. History 170A United States to 1877 (3) AND History 170B United States Since 1877 (3)
OR History 180 Survey of American History (3) AND 170A or 170B
OR History 190 Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities AND 170A or 170B

Intermediate Requirements (24 units)
History 300A Historical Thinking (3)
History 300B Historical Writing (3

At least 6 units in three of the following four fields:

  1. World/Comparative History
  2. United States History
  3. European History
  4. Non-Western History

Advanced Requirements (9 units)
Two upper-division history electives (6)
History 490T Senior Research Seminar (3)

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MINOR IN HISTORY
The minor in history, undertaken in consultation with a history adviser, should include a concentration in a general field.

1. Lower-division coursework - six or nine units (including general education)
2. Upper-division coursework - 15 or 18 units (including History 300A)

A total of 24 units are required for the minor in history.

To complete 24 units, the student has the option of taking the last three units either in the introductory requirements or the upper-division coursework.

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MASTER OF ARTS IN HISTORY
The Master of Arts degree in history is designed to provide a course of study for those whose interests are in teaching, business, government service and the professions, as well as for personal enrichment. It offers all the basic requirements for those who intend to pursue a doctoral degree upon the completion of their study at California State University, Fullerton.

Application Deadlines
The deadlines for completing online applications are March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester (see http://www.csumentor.edu). Mailed applications need to be postmarked by the same deadlines. However, deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections.

Prerequisites
Applicants to the master’s program must first fulfill all requirements for admission to graduate standing in the University. A student must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester units and a 3.0 grade-point average in upper-division history courses. All graduate program applicants must submit scores from the GRE General Exam. Only those who have at least a 3.5 GPA in upper-division history courses may request an exemption. After fulfilling the university requirements, the applicant’s records are sent to the History Department’s graduate coordinator for additional evaluation. Students with deficiencies will be considered for admission only after they have completed courses approved by the coordinator.

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STUDY PLAN
Each student drafts his or her study plan with the graduate coordinator and an adviser in the area of specialization during the first semester of study. A study plan must be filed after nine units of coursework are completed. Three plans are offered for completion of the master’s program. Each requires 30 units of coursework.

Plan I
Student develops one specific field of interest and writes a thesis or project (with an oral examination taken before the final draft).

Required History Courses (9 units)
History 501 Theory and History (3)
History 521T Directed Readings Seminar in Fields of EuropeanHistory (3)
OR History 551T Directed Readings Seminar – World and Comparative History (3)
OR History 571T Directed Readings Seminar in Fields of American History (3)
History 522 Seminar in European History (3)
OR History 552T Seminar in World and Comparative History (3)
OR History 572 Seminar in American History (3)

Electives (15 units)
May be taken in 400-level or graduate courses related to the study plan, at least one of which must be taken in history and one of which must be a 500-level course.

Culminating Experience (6 units)
History 598 Thesis (6)
OR History 597 History Project (6)

Plan II
Student develops specializations and takes comprehensive examinations in two of the following fields: 1) American; 2) European; 3) Latin American; Asian, African, Middle Eastern; or 4) World History.

Required History Courses (9 units)
History 501 Theory and History (3)
History 521T Directed Readings Seminar in Fields of European History (3)
OR History 551T Directed Readings Seminar – World and Comparative History (3)
OR History 571T Directed Readings Seminar in Fields of American History (3)
History 522 Seminar in European History (3)
OR History 552T Seminar in World and Comparative History (3)
OR History 572 Seminar in American History (3)

Electives (21 units)
Nine additional units of 500-level coursework must be taken. The remaining 12 units may be taken in 400-level or graduate courses related to the study plan, at least one of which must be taken in history.

Culminating Experience
Required and elective courses should prepare students for comprehensive exams in two fields.

Plan III
Student develops an emphasis in public history and writes a thesis or project (with an oral examination taken before the final draft).

Required History Courses (9 units)
History 501 Theory and History (3)
History 506 Seminar in Public History (3)
History 521T Directed Readings Seminar in Fields of EuropeanHistory (3)
OR History 551T Directed Readings Seminar – World and Comparative History (3)
OR History 571T Directed Readings Seminar in Fields of American History (3)

Electives (15 units)
Electives must include nine units in adviser-approved content courses, three of which must be in history, and six units from the following applied courses:
History 456 Introduction to Public History (3)
History 492 Community History (3)
History 493 Oral History (3)
History 494 History and Editing (3)

Culminating Experience (6 units)
History 596 Graduate Internship in History (3) and History 597
History Project (3)
OR History 597 History Project (6)
OR History 598 Thesis (6)

In addition to the 30 units of coursework required of all students, before advancing to candidacy a cultural skills requirement must be met. In consultation with the student’s graduate adviser, this may be fulfilled in a variety of ways: 1) an examination on reading ability in a foreign language or a minimum of two courses of appropriate foreign language coursework over and above the required 30 units; 2) completion of six units of comparative studies in other departments appropriate to the student’s program over and above the required 30 units; 3) an examination of courses taken in statistics; or 4) students in Plan I and Plan II may also fulfill the cultural skills requirement by taking six units of specialized coursework in public history (HIST 492, 493, 494) over and above the required 30 units.

For further information call the Department of History.

HISTORY COURSES
Courses are designated as HIST in the class schedule.

HIST 110A    World Civilizations to the 16th Century

Description: Development of Western and non-Western civilizations from their origins to the 16th century.
Units: (3)

HIST 110B    World Civilizations Since the 16th Century

Description: Development of Western and non-Western civilizations from the 16th century to the present.
Units: (3)

HIST 170A    United States to 1877

Description: Political, social, economic and cultural development of the United States to 1877. Old World background, rise of the new nation, sectional problems, the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Units: (3)

HIST 170B    United States Since 1877

Description: U.S. history from the late 19th century to the present. Economic transformation, political reform movements, social, cultural and intellectual changes and the role of the United States in world affairs.
Units: (3)

HIST 180    Survey of American History

Description: American history from prehistoric times (before 1492) to the present according to chronological time periods. Basic themes that pervade the entire sweep of the nation’s history. Satisfies state requirement in U.S. History. Not available for credit to students who have completed History 190.
Units: (3)

HIST 190    Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities

Description: A survey of American history from prehistoric times (before 1492) to the present with special emphasis on the role of race and ethnicity. (Same as Afro-Ethnic Studies/Asian American Studies/Chicana/o Studies 190). Credit will not be given for both History 180 and 190.
Units: (3)

HIST 201    The History of Asian Pacific Americans

Description: Prerequisite: completion of General Education (G. E.) Category III. C.1. Origins and evolution of Asian American communities and cultures, with an emphasis upon the southern California region, through selected books, oral histories, films, outside speakers and excursions. (Same as Asian American Studies 201)
Units: (3)

HIST 230    The Ascent of Man

Description: Science and technology in the development of human culture, especially the development of science in western culture since the 17th century. Scientific concepts, their emergence and the social impact of science.
Units: (3)

HIST 300A    Historical Thinking

Description: Nature of history, history of historical thought, and history’s relationship to the humanities and social sciences. Seminar required of all history majors. History majors must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in this course.
Units: (3)

HIST 300B    Historical Writing

Description: Research, writing and library usage (including computer-assisted bibliographic searches) as related to history. Meets the classroom portion of the upper-division writing requirement for history majors. Seminar required of all history majors. History majors must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in this course.
Units: (3)

HIST 302A    Historical Dimension of Liberal Studies

Description: Prerequisites: prior or concurrent completion of Liberal Studies 300 and completion of G. E. Category I. Origins and development of modes of thought and forms of expression in the three core areas of liberal studies, i.e., the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. (Same as Liberal Studies 302A)
Units: (3)

HIST 302B    Historical Dimension of Liberal Studies

Description: Prerequisite: completion of History 302A with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better. Origins and development of modes of thought and forms of expression in the three core areas of liberal studies, i.e., the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. (Same as Liberal Studies 302B)
Units: (3)

HIST 310    The California Experience

Description: (Same as Liberal Studies 310)
Units: (3)

HIST 311    World War II

Description: History of World War II: Films, documentaries, lectures and discussion.
Units: (3)

HIST 320    Modern European History 1789 - Present

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B or completion of G. E. Category III.C.1. Major political, social, economic and cultural developments in Modern Europe. Topics include the French Revolution, industrial revolution, liberalism, socialism, nationalism, imperialism, urbanization, modernity, the World Wars, Russian Revolution, inter-war period and post-1945 period.
Units: (3)

HIST 331    History of Science: Copernicus to the Present

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category III.A.2. Science from the 16th century to the present especially the scientific revolutions of the 17th and 20th centuries and the interaction between science, technology and culture.
Units: (3)

HIST 332    Concepts and Approaches in Women’s History

Description: Prerequisites: History 110B and either History 170B or 180. Overview of problems, concepts, methodologies and debates that have characterized women’s history in recent decades. (Same as Women’s Studies 332)
Units: (3)

HIST 350    History of Latin American Civilization

Description: Prerequisites: completion of G. E. Category II.A and III.C.1. Social, economic, political and cultural evolution of Latin America from the European conquest to the present.
Units: (3)

HIST 355    History of African Civilization

Description: Social, political, economic and cultural evolution of African civilizations from early times to the present. Credit will not be given for both History 355 and Afro-Ethnic Studies 346.
Units: (3)

HIST 360    Modern Asia: Nationalism and Revolutionary Change

Description: Prerequisites: History 110B and completion of G. E. Category III.C.1. Modular analysis of nationalism, revolution and modernization as drawn from the experiences of the countries of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia.
Units: (3)

HIST 377    Women’s Image in American Film

Description: Prerequisite: completion of the G. E. Category II.B.1. Images, symbols, visual metaphors and myths as they relate to the image of women. Change in film images will be contrasted with the changing status of women in America. Not available for graduate degree credit.
Units: (3)

HIST 382    World War II Japanese American Evacuation

Description: Prerequisites: completion of G. E. Category III.C.1 and History 170B, 180, or 190. World War II eviction and detention of people of Japanese ancestry in the United States, pivoting on the significance of this experience in the areas of civil and human rights, cross-cultural relations and international affairs. Not available for graduate degree credit. (Same as Asian Amer 382)
Units: (3)

HIST 386A    American Social History 1750-1860

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category II.B. Social history of the United States to the Civil War; reform movements, temperance, moral purity, women’s rights, anti-slavery, spiritualism and their importance to the formation of a modern society.
Units: (3)

HIST 386B    American Social History 1865-1930

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. requirement II.B. Social history of the United States from the Civil War; reform, social organization and values. Women’s movement, censorship, divorce, the child and the limits of reform movements in an organizational society.
Units: (3)

HIST 394    The American Civil War

Description: Prerequisite: History 170A or 180. History of the American Civil War. Both contemporary and current analyses of the war will be amplified by the use of films and slides.
Units: (3)

HIST 395    A History of the First World War

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B. History of the Great War stressing the military, social, economic and political aspects of the war. Films, documentaries and special lectures.
Units: (3)

HIST 400A    Concepts in World History, Ancient to Early Modern

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A. Designed primarily for students intending to teach world history. Ways in which world history can be conceptualized. Explores such themes as nomadism, syncretism, cross-cultural trade and European diffusionism.
Units: (3)

HIST 402    Ancient and Medieval Britain

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A. Britain from 5 B.C. to 1485. Constitutional, institutional and cultural aspects of Roman, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Norman and Plantagenet Britain.
Units: (3)

HIST 403    Tudor-Stuart England

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A or 110B. England from the accession of Henry VII to the Glorious Revolution. Political, institutional, ecclesiastical and cultural aspects of the period of the Tudors and Stuarts.
Units: (3)

HIST 404    History of Modern England and Great Britain

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B. Modern British history (Glorious Revolution to present). Achievement of constitutional monarchy, transition from agrarian to industrial society, establishment of political democracy and the rise and fall of socialism.
Units: (3)

HIST 405    History of the Jews

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category II.A. Jewish people from the biblical period to the present. Literature of each period, as well as the relationships that exist between the Jewish communities and the societies in which they exist. (Same as Comparative Religion 405)
Units: (3)

HIST 406    The Holocaust

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B or any modern European upper-division course. Traces the history and examines the origins, implementation and results of the European-wide programs of persecution and genocide carried out by Nazi Germany and their collaborators against the Jews during the period 1933-1945. (Same as Comparative Religion 406)
Units: (3)

HIST 408    History of California

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. requirement II.B. Political, economic and social history of California from the aboriginal inhabitants to the present; the development of contemporary institutions and the historical background of current issues.
Units: (3)

HIST 409    Cities in European Civilization, 1000-1915

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A or 110B. Urban history of Western Europe from the revival of urban life in the High Middle Ages through WWI, with a focus on urban social and cultural evolution.
Units: (3)

HIST 410    The Rise of the Atlantic World

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A. Main themes of the history of the Atlantic Basin, 1450-1700, including the discovery and conquest of the New World, Africans’ contributions to the creation of the Atlantic world and the origins of the “plantation complex.”
Units: (3)

HIST 413    Oral History/Guided Autobiography

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category I, core competencies or equivalents. Theories and methods of oral history and guided autobiography, and training to become professional practitioners at community and senior centers, educational institutions, historical agencies and other settings. (Same as Gerontology 413.)
Units: (3)

HIST 415A    Classical Greece

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A or equivalent. Civilization of ancient Greece. Rise and flourishing of the classical city-states; literary and philosophic contributions to modern civilization.
Units: (3)

HIST 417A    Roman Republic

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A or equivalent. Roman social and political institutions under the republic.
Units: (3)

HIST 417B    Roman Empire

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A or equivalent. Roman imperial institutions and culture with attention to the rise of Christianity. (Same as Comparative Religion 417B)
Units: (3)

HIST 420    The Byzantine Empire

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A or equivalent. East Roman Empire from Constantine to the Ottoman conquest of 1453. Institutional aspects of Byzantine society: church, state, the economy, law and culture.
Units: (3)

HIST 421A    History of the Christian Church to the Reformation (1517)

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A or equivalent. Christian Church from its origins in the apostolic preaching through the late Middle Ages and the beginning (1517) of the Reformation in both the East and West. (Same as Comparative Religion 421A)
Units: (3)

HIST 421B    History of the Christian Church from the Reformation to the Present

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B or equivalent. Western church as an institution from the Reformation (1517) to the present. Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Protestantism in historical perspective. (Same as Comparative Religion 421B)
Units: (3)

HIST 423    Medieval History, 300-1350

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A or equivalent. Medieval civilizations – East European, West European and Islamic – from the decline of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the Hundred Year’s War, with emphasis on cultural, intellectual and social history.
Units: (3)

HIST 424T    Gender and Sexuality in History

Description: Prerequisites: History 110A and 110B, 170A and 170B, or equivalents. Variable topics in gender and sexuality in history. Historical forces that shaped masculinity and/or femininity.
Units: (3)

HIST 425A    The Renaissance

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category II.A. Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries: development of humanism and capitalism in Italy and their impact on European culture; rise of Renaissance monarchies; the Renaissance papacy; Christian humanism; and Renaissance science and mysticism.
Units: (3)

HIST 425B    The Reformation

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category II.A. Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries: impact of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations on European culture; the religious wars; the price revolution and ; crises of the nobility; rise of absolutism; and the early modern family. (Same as Comparative Religion 425B)
Units: (3)

HIST 425C    Society and Culture in Early Modern Europe

Description: Prerequisites: History 110A,B. Main themes and problems of the social and cultural history of Europe from 1450 to 1700, such as social status and class, gender, ethnicity and violence.
Units: (3)

HIST 427    Enlightenment and Revolution

Description: Prerequisites: History 110A,B. Impact of slavery in the French Caribbean, rise of nation states, emergence of Enlightenment thought, feminism and popular politics during the 18th century and French Revolution.
Units: (3)

HIST 428    The Rise and Decline of Liberal Europe in the 19th Century

Description: Prerequisites: History 110A,B. Impact of industrialization, liberal political reform and new forms of consumption and production on the daily lives of men and women who lived in 19th-century Europe. Socialist, nationalist and feminist responses to social change.
Units: (3)

HIST 429A    Europe 1890-1945

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B. Survey of the cultural, political and economic history of Europe, 1890-1945.
Units: (3)

HIST 429B    Europe Since 1945

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B. Survey of the cultural, political and economic history of Europe since 1945.
Units: (3)

HIST 432    From Bismarck to Hitler: Modern Germany, 1870-1945

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B. Social and political history of Germany from 1871 through World War II, and current historiographical debates in modern German history.
Units: (3)

HIST 434A    Russia to 1801

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category II.A. Establishment of the Russian state at Kiev through the reign of Catherine the Great. Political, cultural and social history of medieval, early modern and imperial Russia.
Units: (3)

HIST 434B    Modern Russia and the Soviet Regime

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category II.A. Political, cultural and social history of Late Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. The 1905 and 1917 revolutions, their roots in 19th-century political and social changes, and the consolidation of power under the Bolshevik party. Continuity and change of Russian institutions and politics in Tsarist, Soviet and post-Soviet Russia.
Units: (3)

HIST 449    Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Latin America: A History

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B. Issues of race, ethnicity and gender in Latin America from the 15th century to the present. Emphasizes Latin America’s two largest countries: Brazil and Mexico.
Units: (3)

HIST 450    African History Since 1935

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B or equivalent. Issues of European imperialism, settler cultures, racism and African consciousness, ethnic conflict, gender, nationalist and guerrilla liberation movements, Pan-Africanism, international relations and society development policies in Africa since 1935. (Same as Afro 450)
Units: (3)

HIST 451    Colonial Period of Latin America

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A or equivalent. Latin America from its pre-Columbian origins to the era of the Wars of Independence. Emphasizes ethnic, social and cultural factors that characterized the colonial period.
Units: (3)

HIST 452    20th-Century Brazil

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B. Social, economic, cultural and political history of Brazil, with particular emphasis on the period since World War II.
Units: (3)

HIST 453A    History of Mexico pre-Columbian (pre 1521) through 1821

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A or History 110B or equivalent. History of Mexico from prior to the Spanish conquest of 1521 through the wars for Independence ending in 1821.
Units: (3)

HIST 453B    History of Mexico from Independence (1821) to Modern Day

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A or History 110B or equivalent. Pivotal moments in modern Mexican history, including post-colonial nation building, Mexican-American War, Mexican Revolution of 1910, Chiapas Rebellion of the mid-1990s and 2000 elections.
Units: (3)

HIST 454    19th-Century Latin America: Era of Nation Building

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B or equivalent. Latin America during the 19th century (1810-1910) with emphasis on cultural and socio-political factors that were important in the creation of Latin American nations. Special focus on development of the Rio de la Plata, the Andean nations and Mexico.
Units: (3)

HIST 455    Latin America Since 1945

Description: Prerequisites: completion of History 110A,B. Political, economic, cultural and social patterns in key Latin American nations from 1945 to the present.
Units: (3)

HIST 456    Introduction to Public History

Description: Prerequisite: History 180 or its equivalent. Applications of history to activities outside of teaching and academic research. Archival work, historic preservation, exhibit interpretation and historical research and writing in business, government and individual consulting.
Units: (3)

HIST 457    West Africa and the African Diaspora

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B or equivalent. West African relationships with the African diaspora in the Americas. Issues of the origins of political conflict, economic exploitation, racism, gender, revolts, emancipation, Pan-Africanism and rights of African descendants since the 15th century. (Same as Afro-Ethnic Studies 457)
Units: (3)

HIST 458    Southern Africa in the 20th Century

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B or equivalent. Twentieth-century developments in the Union (Republic) of South Africa, Central Africa (the Rhodesias and Nyasaland) and the Portuguese colonies; the political, economic and social ramifications of race relations. (Same as Afro-Ethnic Studies 458)
Units: (3)

HIST 460    The Chinese Diaspora

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B. History of Chinese migration from the 16th century to the present; focuses on the domestic and international situations that shaped the conditions for Chinese emigration in different parts of the world.
Units: (3)

HIST 461A    Early Vietnam

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A. History of Vietnam from the earliest times to c. 1850. Seeks to identify the main issues in Vietnam’s early history and trace the origins of the Vietnamese civilization and its implications on the formation of Vietnamese national identity and nationalism.
Units: (3)

HIST 461B    Modern Vietnam

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B. History of Vietnam since 1802. Special emphasis placed on the French colonial experience, the Vietnamese struggle against the French from 1946 to 1954, and the American involvement in Vietnam.
Units: (3)

HIST 462A    History of China

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A or equivalent. Chinese history from ancient times to the middle of the 17th century; society, thought, economy and political institutions.
Units: (3)

HIST 462B    History of China

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B or equivalent. Chinese history from the middle of the 17th century to the 1950s. China’s internal developments and foreign intrusion, the rise of modern Chinese nationalism and intellectual developments in the Republican period, and the attempts at modernization and the triumph of communism.
Units: (3)

HIST 462C    China Since 1949

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B or equivalent. History of China from 1949 to the present. Communist Party, political institutions, ideology, economic modernization and foreign relations of China.
Units: (3)

HIST 463A    History of Japan

Description: Prerequisite: completion of the G. E. Category II.A. Social, political and economic history of Japan until 1868, stressing the Tokugawa era.
Units: (3)

HIST 463B    History of Japan

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B or equivalent. Rise of the modern Japanese state, Japanese imperialism and the postwar era.
Units: (3)

HIST 463C    Themes in Korean History

Description: Prerequisites: History 110A,B. Chronological overview of Korean history, with an emphasis on the modern period. Thematic approach covers topics such as a state building, Confucianism, nationalism, the colonial period, the Korean War and reunification of the peninsula.
Units: (3)

HIST 464A    History of Southeast Asia to 1800

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B or equivalent. Development of Southeast Asian civilizations from the earliest times to 1800, including the classical and early modern era.
Units: (3)

HIST 464B    History of Southeast Asia, 1800-present

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B or equivalent. Development of Southeast Asian history from 1800 to the present, including the colonial, post-colonial and contemporary period.
Units: (3)

HIST 465A    History of India

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category II.A. History of India from ancient times through the arrival of Islam, to the decline of the Mughul Empire in 18th century. Political developments, social and religious institutions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, class, caste, early impact of Europeans. Not available for graduate degree credit. (Same as Comparative Religion 465A)
Units: (3)

HIST 465B    History of India

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B or equivalent. India from early activities of British in 18th century through Indian Independence in 1948. Political, economic, religious developments: crystallization of British supremacy in South Asia through the Indian Mutiny of 1857; India’s struggle for independence; emergence of Gandhi and Nehru. (Same as Comparative Religion 465B)
Units: (3)

HIST 466A    Islamic Civilization: Arab Era

Description: Prerequisite: History 110A or equivalent. Arab predominance in the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the Mongol invasions of the 13th century. (Same as Comparative Religion 466A).
Units: (3)

HIST 466B    Islamic Civilization: Imperial Age

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. requirement II.A. Mongol invasions of the Middle East and their effects. Ottoman Turkish, Safavid Persian and Moghul Empires to 1800. (Same as Comparative Religion 466B).
Units: (3)

HIST 467    The Middle East in the 19th Century

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B or equivalent. Western penetration of the Middle East and the reaction to it, modernization, the growth of nationalist movements and revolutionary disturbances ending with World War I.
Units: (3)

HIST 468    Middle East in the 20th Century

Description: Prerequisite: History 110B or equivalent. Social, political and economic changes in the Middle East since World War I. The period after World War II and recent independence movements.
Units: (3)

HIST 469    American Military History

Description: Prerequisite: History 180 or equivalent. America’s military experience focusing upon the democratic, industrial, managerial, mechanical, scientific and social revolutions that have molded military institutions and national policies.
Units: (3)

HIST 470    American Colonial Civilization

Description: Prerequisite: History 170A or 180. Creation and development of societies in English North America from 1492-1754; the emergence of economic, social and political patterns and structures in a maturing Anglo-American culture.
Units: (3)

HIST 471    The United States from Colony to Nation

Description: Prerequisite: History 170A or 180. Social, economic, political and intellectual developments in late 18th-century America, the coming of the American Revolution, origins of American nationalism, social structure of the new nation and formation and ratification of the Constitution.
Units: (3)

HIST 472    Jeffersonian Themes in American Society, 1800-1861

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category in American History, Institutions and Values. Jeffersonian values and their impact upon the social, political and cultural life of the nation.
Units: (3)

HIST 473    Democracy on Trial, 1845-1877

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category in American History, Institutions and Values. America’s “great national crisis” and the impact of slavery, civil war and national reconstruction upon the democratic process of the republic.
Units: (3)

HIST 474    United States, 1876-1920

Description: Prerequisites: History 170B or 180 or equivalent. Industrialization, urbanization and immigration. Reconstruction, the New South and the West. Populist and Progressive reform movements. World War I and the Red Scare.
Units: (3)

HIST 475    United States, 1920-1960

Description: Prerequisite: History 170B or 180, or equivalent. Major trends and conflicting values in domestic policies, national security policies, the economy, society and culture. Analyses of civil rights, civil liberties, parties and politics. Examination of key historiographic controversies.
Units: (3)

HIST 476    United States Since 1960

Description: Prerequisite: History 170B or 180, or equivalent. U.S. History from 1960 to present, interrelating foreign and domestic policy, economic, social and cultural trends, a study of U.S. history as it is being formed.
Units: (3)

HIST 478    The History of Orange County

Description: Prerequisite: History 170B or 180, or equivalent. History of Orange County. Stresses the process of urbanization.
Units: (3)

HIST 479    The Urbanization of American Life

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category II.B. Urban life in America; the colonial town, the western town and the industrial city.
Units: (3)

HIST 480    Development of American Law

Description: Prerequisite: History 170A or 170B. American law; contracts, property, commercial law, criminal law, corporations, torts, civil procedure and the legal profession.
Units: (3)

HIST 481A    Westward Movement in the United States

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category II.B. Expansion of the United States population and sovereignty from the eastern seaboard to the Pacific, colonial times to 1900; regional development during the frontier period.
Units: (3)

HIST 482    Themes in American Thought

Description: Prerequisite: History 170A-B, 180, or 190. Intellectual movements and ideas from the colonial period through the 20th century. Examples of topics are: Puritanism; the Enlightenment influence in America; utopian reform; Darwinism; and Freudian thought.
Units: (3)

HIST 483    American Religious History

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category II.B. American religious life and the proliferation of religious organizations as the result of transplanting the European religious heritage in a new environment. (Same as Comparative Religion 483)
Units: (3)

HIST 484    American Legal and Constitutional History

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category II.B. Legal and constitutional issues affecting the development of the U.S. Constitution, American law and government. Developments from English and colonial legal origins to constitutional problems of the post-World War II era.
Units: (3)

HIST 485    United States Foreign Relations

Description: Prerequisite: History 170B or 180, or equivalent. Relations from 1900 to the present. United States as a world power in the 20th century; the search for world order and the diplomacy of the atomic age.
Units: (3)

HIST 486    United States Cultural History

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category II.B. Cultural values, ideas and beliefs of American communities as expressed through a variety of media, including historical, literary, visual, material and aural sources.
Units: (3)

HIST 487    History of American Parties and Politics

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category II.B. Development of American political parties and issues from 1787 to the present. Evolution and change in American political parties and the recent impact of mass media upon them.
Units: (3)

HIST 490T    Senior Research Seminar

Description: Prerequisites: History 300A and 300B. Directed research seminar with class discussions applied to specific topics and areas as schedule and staff allow. Original research and writing. Required of all history majors. History majors must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in this course. (Multiple enrollment permitted in different sections of the same course.)
Units: (3)

HIST 491T    Proseminar in Special Topics in History

Description: Prerequisites: History 110A and 110B for European and non-West courses: History 170A and 170B; or History 170A or 170B and 180; or History 170A or 170B and 190 for U.S. History. Intensive study of selected phases or periods of history.
Units: (3)

HIST 492    Community History

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category II.B. Historical development of communities in general, including the Orange County area. Techniques of gathering and processing local historical data, including oral interviews and other archival materials.
Units: (3)

HIST 493    Oral History

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category II.B. Utilization of tape recorded interviews to document significant events in 20th-century history. Training in interviewing techniques, specific background research and equipment use, after which students conduct a number of tape-recorded interviews.
Units: (3)

HIST 494    History and Editing

Description: Prerequisite: History 300B. Techniques of editing, book and photo layout and indexing. Focuses on oral history documents, but includes other historical and technical editing.
Units: (3)

HIST 498    History Internship

Description: The internship program offers work experience related to the history academic program or to areas of public and private employment where any liberal arts major is appropriate.
Units: (3)

HIST 499    Independent Study

Description: Open to advanced students in history with consent of department chair. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (1-3)

HIST 501    Theory and History

Description: Prerequisite: History 300A or equivalent. Seminar introducing philosophical issues in history as a humanistic social science, to epistemological considerations of the relationship of history to other disciplines and to new subdisciplines in history. Required for the M.A.
Units: (3)

HIST 506    Seminar in Public History

Description: Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Seminar in sources, themes, writing and formats used by historians working outside the classroom. Content will vary with instructor and will emphasize application of historical methods to various sectors of community history. Alternative to History 572/522 requirement for M.A. Required for M.A. students pursuing the Public History Emphasis.
Units: (3)

HIST 521T    Directed Readings Seminar in Fields of European History

Description: Prerequisite: a 3-unit upper-division course in the sub-field of the offering or its equivalent. Critical examination of the literature that has been important in different fields of European history. May be repeated for credit when covering a different subfield.
Units: (3)

HIST 522    Seminar in European History

Description: Prerequisite: History 501 or equivalent. Seminar in which students will utilize primary sources in writing research papers in European History. May be repeated once for credit when covering a different sub-field.
Units: (5)

HIST 551T    Directed Readings Seminar in World and Comparative History

Description: Prerequisite: a 3-unit upper-division course in world history. Variable topics reading seminar designed to offer a comprehensive background in the literature of world and comparative history. May be repeated for credit when covering a different subfield. Topics: “Cross-Cultural interaction in the Medieval World, (ca. 500-1500), “The Age of Discovery,” “The Ancient World.”
Units: (3)

HIST 552T    Seminar in World and Comparative History

Description: Variable topics research seminar designed to explore world and comparative history through a primary source based research paper. May be repeated for credit when covering a different subfield. Topics: “Cross-Cultural Interactions in the Medieval World, (ca. 500-1500),” “The Age of Discovery,” “The Ancient World.”
Units: (3)

HIST 571T    Directed Readings Seminar in Fields of American History

Description: Prerequisite: a 3-unit upper-division course in the sub-field of the offering. Critical examination of literature that has been important or influential in specific fields of American history. May be repeated for credit when covering a different sub-field.
Units: (3)

HIST 572    Seminar in American History

Description: Prerequisite: History 501 or equivalent. Seminar in which students will utilize primary sources in writing research papers in American History. May be repeated once for credit when covering a different sub-field.
Units: (3)

HIST 596    Graduate Internship in History

Description: Prerequisite: classified graduate status. Professional-level internship in historical work. Usually precedes History 597, Project and constitutes research phase of main graduate exercise, as well as preparation for post-graduate career. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (3)

HIST 597    History Project

Description: Editing a significant body of primary source materials, including a critical and interpretive introduction, as well as appropriate reference and explanatory notes. Foreign sources will normally be translated into English.
Units: (3 or 6)

HIST 598    Thesis

Description: Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Units: (3 or 6)

HIST 599    Independent Graduate Research

Description: Open to graduate students in history with consent of department chair. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (1-3)

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