College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Course Descriptions

This page reflects the History Department course descriptions from Fall 2018 onward. For older history department course offerings on the quarter system, please consult CPP's archived course catalogs that range from 2017-2018 back to 1996-1997.

 

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HST 1100 through HST 1102

HST 2000 through HST 2990L

HST 3300 through HST 3399

HST 4000 through HST 4990L

HST 5000 through HST 6990 (graduate courses)

 

 

HST 1100: The Study and Practice of History 

Introduces history as a discipline and as an academic major through readings, group discussion, and participation in research and web-based exercises. 3 units. 

 

HST 1101: World Civilizations to 1500 

From the emergence of human societies to the end of the European Renaissance. Cross-cultural study of global civilizations, their interactions with each other, their impacts, and their contributions to human civilization. Science and technology and their influences on civilizations. Course fulfills GE area C2. 3 units. 

 

HST 1102: World Civilizations from 1500 

World Civilizations from 1500 to the present. Cross-cultural study of global civilizations, their interactions with one another, their impacts, and their contributions to human civilization. Science and technology and their influences on civilizations. Current challenges and concerns. Course fulfills GE area C2. 3 units. 

 

HST 2000: Special Study for Lower Division Students

Individual or group investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems. Proposals to be initiated by student(s) with guidance from faculty. Total credit limited to 6 units, with a maximum of 3 units per semester.

 

HST 2201: United States History to 1877

History of the United States from earliest settlements to the end of Reconstruction (1877), with emphasis on the political, social, cultural, and economic trends and episodes that molded and characterized the early American nation. 3 units. GE D1.

 

HST 2202: United States History, 1877-Present

History of the United States from the end of Reconstruction to the present. Emphasis on political, social, multicultural, and economic developments that have shaped the United States. Significant attention given to the role of social movements, gender, and ethnic diversity, and to U.S. relations with the world. Satisfies the American Institutions requirement. 3 units. GE D1.

 

HST 2213: Introduction to Islam

Introduction to Islam and Islamic culture. Muslim beliefs, societies, traditions, practices, rituals, and festivals. The evolution of the Shari’ah and the formation of law schools, religious sects, theology, mysticism, philosophy and science. Various issues from medieval to contemporary times. 3 units. GE C2.

 

HST 2990: Special Topics for Lower Division Students

Group study of a selected well-defined topic or area not covered by a regularly offered course. Total credit limited to 6 units applicable to a degree, with a maximum of 2 sections per semester. 1-3 units. 

 

HST 2990A: Special Topics for Lower Division Students Activity

Group study of a selected well-defined topic or area not covered by a regularly offered course. Total credit limited to 6 units applicable to a degree, with a maximum of 2 sections per semester. 1-3 units. Activity course.

 

HST 2990L: Special Topics for Lower Division Students Laboratory

Group study of a selected well-defined topic or area not covered by a regularly offered course. Total credit limited to 6 units applicable to a degree, with a maximum of 2 sections per semester. 1-3 units. Laboratory course.

 

HST 3300: Theory and Practice of History

The theory and practice of historical research and writing. Historiographic and theoretical trends in the field, with emphasis on recent schools of historical thought. Historiographic research in preparation for Senior Thesis. Students will demonstrate mastery of the subject in written and oral form. 3 units.

 

HST 3301: China to 1127

Interdisciplinary approach to Chinese history from the earliest historical writings to the fall of the Northern Song dynasty, focusing on archeological origins, rise of the textual tradition, development of political and economic institutions, elite culture, philosophical traditions, social institutions, and religion. 3 units. 

 

HST 3302: China 11270-1644

Interdisciplinary approach to Chinese history from the Southern Song Dynasty through Mongol rule and into consolidation of late imperial China. Changes and continuities in Chinese political, social, cultural, and economic institutions and thought. Chinese border relations. 3 units.



HST 3303: China 1644-1927

Interdisciplinary approach to late imperial China and the transition to a modern nation-state under Republican China. Focus on Manchu rule, reform and revolution, material culture, changing male and female identities, society and social changes, warlord states, and intellectual developments. 3 units.

 

HST 3305: Ancient and Medieval India

Tradition and transformation in the political, social and economic history of India beginning with the Indus Valley civilization and ending with the Mughal empire. Rise of various religions and philosophies. Artistic and creative trends. India and the outside world. 3 units.

 

HST 3306: Modern India

History of modern India’s transition from a British colony to the world’s largest democracy. Interactions among the forces of tradition and modernity, colonialism and nationalism, communal separatism and national integration. Challenges to democracy, development, social justice, and ecological sustainability in independent India. Course fulfills GE interdisciplinary synthesis area C4 or D4. 3 units. GE C4, D4.

 

HST 3307: Modern South Asia

History of South Asian nations of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh since the 1940s. Social, political and economic trends: religion and politics, communal and ethnic conflict, women’s movements, challenges to democracy and development. South Asia in a global perspective. 3 units.

 

HST 3310: Ancient Near East to 1200 BCE

The Ancient Near East from the development of cities to the end of the Bronze Age (ca. 3800 - 1200 B.C.E.). Contacts between regions and states: trade, diplomacy, warfare, migration, influence. Development of writing, monarchy, law, religion, technology, and social hierarchy. 3 units.

 

HST 3311: Ancient Egypt

The society, political and religious institutions of Egypt from the unification of the land to the end of the New Kingdom (3100-1085 B.C.). Cultural conservatism within Egypt and increasing contact with states of the Mediterranean and Africa. 3 units.

 

HST 3312: Ancient Near East 1200-323 BCE

The ancient Near East from the end of the Bronze Age (1200 B.C.E.) to the end of the Persian Empire (323 B.C.E.). Imperialism and government in the major empires (Neo-Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian). The ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah and their relationships with neighboring kingdoms and imperial powers. 3 units.

 

HST 3313: The Middle East from the Rise of Islam to 1500

Muhammad and the rise of Islam. The Caliphate, state institutions and the Islamic expansion. Formation of Islamic society and institutions. Regionalization of the Islamic world. Western Asia and the Crusades. Anatolia and the Turks. Aftermath of the Mongol invasion to 1516. Course fulfills GE synthesis area C4. 3 units. GE C4.

 

HST 3315: The Middle East from 1500

The Modern Middle East from 1500. Social, economic and political developments. The Ottoman Empire and the Safavids. Local Provincial autonomy. The Nineteenth century and reform attempts from Muhammad Ali to Nasser; Colonialism, Nationalism and the rise of the Palestine question. The Islamic Republic, the Iraq war and its aftermath. Oil, modern developments and challenges. Course fulfills GE synthesis area D4. 3 units. GE D4.

 

HST 3316: History of the Modern Iran

Modern history of Iran from the Safavids to the present. Survey of Islamic Persia, Twelver Shi’ism, social and economic developments. The nineteenth century and the encounter with European colonialism, rise of nationalism, oil, the Pahlevis, and the Islamic revolution, within regional and global history. 3 units.

 

HST 3317: Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece from the Neolithic period to the Hellenistic kingdoms; social, economic, political, and cultural history. Cultural aspects, economic and technical developments, politics and empire, and internal conflicts. 3 units.

 

HST 3319: Ancient Rome

Rome and its empire from the founding of Rome to Constantine, political, social, economic, cultural and religious developments, including Christian origins. 3 units.

 

HST 3320: Medieval Europe

History of Europe during the middle ages from the fall of the Roman Empire to the eve of the Renaissance. Survey of the most important social, economic, religious and political developments in the history of medieval Europe, and including topics such as the rise of monastic orders and their reforms, the Carolingian Renaissance, the Investiture Controversy, the Crusades, the commercial revolution and the formation of new monarchies, the Hundred Years War. 3 units.

 

HST 3322: Europe 1450-1648: Renaissance and Reformation

Europe from the 15th to the mid-17th Centuries, Italian city-states, Humanism, universities and print. Challenges to religious authority. Cultural and intellectual achievements of the Renaissance and Reformation, including origins of modern science. Origins of European empires, rise of competitive sovereign states. Warfare, religion and society. Gender, work and families in early modern Europe. 3 units.

 

HST 3323: Europe 1648-1789: Enlightenment, Absolutism, and Constitutionalism

Political, social and cultural history of Europe from the Treaty of Westphalia to the French Revolution (1648-1789). Analysis of absolute and constitutional forms of monarchy; origins of liberalism; Europe’s global trade networks and struggle for empire; European culture and statecraft; The Enlightenment, sociability and the rise of the public; Gender and social organization, origins of the French Revolution. 3 units.

 

HST 3324: European Revolutions, 1789-1914

Political, social, cultural history of Europe and the European world from the French Revolution until the First World War. Key themes include impact of French and Industrial Revolutions, and emergence of modern nationalism, imperialism, socialism, feminism, and anti-Semitism. Course fulfills GE Synthesis D4. 3 units. GE D4.

 

HST 3326: Europe in Crisis, 1900-1945 
Political, social, cultural, and economic history of Europe from the outbreak of the First World War to the end of the Second World War. Themes include the experiences of combat and the “home front” in both wars; gender and class anxieties in the aftermath of war and Revolution; the rise and fall of radical authoritarian movements such as Fascism and Nazism. 3 units.

 

HST 3327: Postwar Europe, 1945-present

Political, social, cultural, and economic history of Europe from the end of World War II to the present. Themes include creation and collapse of the Cold War order, emergence of mass consumer society, decolonization and immigration, and future of Europe as united geopolitical identity. 3 units.

 

HST 3330: History of North Africa

The peoples and cultures of North Africa from ancient times to the present. Islamization, Arabization and indigenous rule to the 16th century. Political, social and economic transformations from the Ottomans to French colonialism, nationalism and independence. Problems of decolonization. Islamism, and democracy. 3 units.

 

HST 3331: Pre-Colonial Africa to 1885

Sub-Saharan Africa from earliest times to 1885. Ancient kingdoms, trade, Islam and the rise of West African empires, central and southern Africa, the East coast and Swahili culture; the Atlantic basin and the slave trade; European colonialism and African responses in the 19th century. 3 units.

 

HST 3332: Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa 

Sub-Saharan Africa from 1885 to the present. Africa and Africans under European colonial rule. Settler colonialism and the struggle for land and labor. Resistance, nationalism and independence. Nation-states and the problems of decolonization. Public health and other current issues. 3 units.

 

HST 3334: Modern Spain

A survey of modern Spanish history since 1600. Some attention to early past and emphasis on empire, rise of republicanism, and the civil war. 3 units.

 

HST 3335: Colonial Latin America

A survey of early Latin American history. Emphasis on political and social evolution of Spanish South America and its multi-ethnic society from the Inca Empire through Independence. 3 units.

 

HST 3337: Latin America since 1810

Survey of Latin American history since Independence. Focus on major issues and trends such as state-formation, neo-colonialism, populist movements and revolution. 3 units. GE D4.

 

HST 3340: History of American Institutions and Ideals, 1877-present

Formation and development of the United States and its institutions from the end of Reconstruction to the present with an emphasis on the social, economic, political, and cultural contributions of its diverse population. Course fulfills GE Synthesis C4. 3 units. GE C4.

 

HST 3341: Colonial America, 1492-1776 

Analysis of the new world created out of Native American, European, and African interaction in the Americas following European colonization. Considers Atlantic exchanges, the expansion of slavery, and the tensions that led to the American Revolution. 3 units.

 

HST 3342: Founding America, 1776-1815 

Analysis of the origins and content of American revolutionary ideology and founding documents; seminar examination of primary source materials and competing interpretations. 3 units.

 

HST 3343: Jacksonian Democracy, 1815-1850

Analysis of the United States’ transformation from a revolutionary, republican society into an expansive democratic society. Considers how American democracy of this period related to the country’s developing market society, movements for social reform, and conflicts over westward movement and slavery. 3 units.

HST 3344: Slavery, Civil War and Reconstruction

Causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, emphasizing ways in which the various facets of the conflict between 1850 and 1877 shaped American society. Special attention given to the struggle over slavery and emancipation during the period. 3 units.

 

HST 3345: The United States, 1877-1945

Economic, social, and political development of the United States from 1877 to 1945. Explores the growth of the US economy and resulting social conflict from industrialization through WWII with emphasis on immigration, race and gender. Growth of the modern liberal state in peace and war. 3 units.

 

HST 3347: United States since 1945

Analysis of the crucial political, social, diplomatic, cultural, economic, technological, and environmental themes of U.S. history since 1945. Emphasis on primary source material focusing on change and continuity, ethnic and cultural diversity, and involvement in world affairs. 3 units.

 

HST 3351: Early Modern Britain, 1485-1688

Politics, culture and society, 1485-1688. Henry VIII, Elizabeth, Religious Reformations, English Civil War, Colonialism in Ireland and the Americas, Restoration, new science and Glorious Revolution. Gender and culture in early modern society. 3 units.

 

HST 3352: History and Culture of the British Empire

History of the British Empire from 1550-1997. Development of global trade, the history of overseas expansion, and global conflict in Britain and its empire. Scope, culture and experience of British Imperialism in Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Gender and Empire. Contesting the empire and de-colonization. Course fulfills GE synthesis area C4. 3 units. GE C4.

 

HST 3352S: History and Culture of the British Empire Service Learning

History of the British Empire from 1550-1997. Development of global trade, the history of overseas expansion, and global conflict in Britain and its empire. Scope, culture and experience of British Imperialism in Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Gender and Empire. Contesting the empire and de-colonization. Course fulfills GE synthesis area C4. 3 units. GE C4. Service Learning.

 

HST 3355: Russia to 1861

Economic, social, political, and cultural development of Russia to 1861. Kiev Rus, Christianization, Mongol rule, Muscovite monarchy, Russian empire, reforms of Peter the Great. Emphasis on state and empire building, social groups and minorities, Europeanization, agrarian economy, war and diplomacy. 3 units. 

 

HST 3356: Russia 1861 to the Present

Imperial Russia from emancipation to revolution. Collapse of old regime in revolutions of 1905-1907 and 1917. Development and dissolution of soviet system. Emphasis on political institutions, social structure, economic modernization, communist ideology, war and diplomacy, Cold War, post-soviet development. 3 units.

 

HST 3362: Colonial Mexico

Mexico from its Pre-Columbian origins through the initial phases of the struggle for Independence after 1810. 3 units.

 

HST 3363: Mexico since 1810

A survey of the history of Mexico from Independence to recent times. 3 units.

 

HST 3365: China 1927 to 2000

Cross-disciplinary approach to modern China, beginning with the Nationalist state, the Second-Sino Japanese War, transition to the People’s Republic of China, and lastly Chinese Communist Party rule. Emphasis on socialism and social engineering, ideology and change, revolution and reform, modernization, gender roles, cultural and literary transformations, mobilization and propaganda, and material and film culture. 3 units.

 

HST 3368: Japan to 1750

Interdisciplinary approach to ancient, medieval, and early modern Japan. Origins, Chinese and Korean influence, Buddhism and Shinto, Heian court culture, political and economic developments, women in pre-modern society, medieval wars, and the Tokugawa peace. 3 units.

 

HST 3369: Japan since 1750

Interdisciplinary approach to the history of modern Japan. Fall of the Tokugawa shogunate, Meiji restoration, building the Japanese nation-state at the turn of the century, politics and constitutionalism, changing women’s roles, tensions of the 1920s, imperialist aspirations and mobilization for war, war and occupation, and post-war reconstruction. 3 units.

 

HST 3370: History of California

Formation and development of California from its Native American origins to the present with an emphasis on the social, economic, political, and artistic contributions of its diverse population. Course fulfills GE Synthesis C4. 3 units. 

 

HST 3371: History of Southern California

History of southern California as a distinctive geographical, economic, cultural, social, and political entity with a focus on the growth and development of Los Angeles. Interrelation of the region with the state, nation, and world. 3 units.

 

HST 3372: Spanish Borderlands in North America

History of the Spanish Borderlands in North America. Emphasis on the impact of European and American intrusion on Native American communities, environment, and culture. 3 units.

 

HST 3373: History and Hollywood

Assesses the relationship of classic Hollywood movies to the political, social, and cultural history of 20th century America. Analyzes different modes of interpreting film’s impact on popular understandings of American history. Evaluates the extent to which American movies have expressed or challenged the dominant political themes and social and cultural values of a particular historical era. Critical examination of different modes of interpreting American history and of film’s impact on popular understandings of history. Course fulfills GE Synthesis C4. 3 units. 

 

HST 3374: The American West

The impact of the West on American democratic ideals and institutions. The diverse American West. Regional growth, economic development, and environmental issues. The frontier in literature, mythology, and the American conscience. 3 units. 

 

HST 3391: Introduction to Public and Applied History

Principles, techniques, and ethical issues of history in a non-academic setting. Production and dissemination of history in museums, archives, historical sites, business, and media with an emphasis on theoretical and practical issues. 3 units. 

 

HST 3392: Oral History in Theory and Practice

Principles and practice of oral history research, the use of oral history interviews in historical scholarship, and the legal and ethical issues related to each. 3 units. 

 

HST 3393S: Digital History and New Media Service Learning

Theories, practice and application of humanities computing, digital history and new media. 3 units. Service Learning.

 

HST 3399: History of Modern Nation States

Analysis of events and developments that shaped a modern nation state, selected in advance and based on faculty specialization. Topics include cultural achievements, nationalism, regionalism, and separatism, ethnic and religious minorities, social class, ideology, modernization, science and technology, and imperialism. May be repeated once when a different historical period of the nation or a new topic is offered. May be taken up to two times, only with different topics, for a total credit of 6 units. 3 units.

 

HST 3399: Special Study for Upper Division Students

Individual or group investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems at advanced level. Proposals to be initiated by student(s) with guidance from faculty. Total credit limited to 6 units, with a maximum of 3 units per semester. 1-3 units.

 

HST 4000: Special Study for Upper Division Students

Individual or group investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems at advanced level. Proposals to be initiated by student(s) with guidance from faculty. Total credit limited to 6 units, with a maximum of 3 units per semester. 1-3 units.

 

HST 4010: American Biography and Autobiography

American history as seen through biographies and autobiographies, with an examination of the making and unmaking of American heroes and changing fashions in the art of biography and autobiography. Includes discussions of family history, community biography, and other ways Americans have collected and constructed stories of our times. 3 units.

 

HST 4011: History of Cities

The development of cities and urban centers from the ancient world through the present era. How political, economic, and social institutions influence the structure of urban centers and shape the built environment. How the structure and design of cities influences the development of civic institutions. Will alternate between US, European, and World History focus. 3 units.

 

HST 4012: Constitutional and Legal History of the U.S.

Constitutional and legal history of the United States from the founding to the present. Importance of the Supreme Court in the historical development of the US. Key legal thinkers and cases in historical context. Analysis of changing constitutional interpretations as they reflect trends in American society. 3 units.

 

HST 4013: Religion in American Society

Historical role of religion in shaping, and challenging, American social and political ideas and practices. Takes a synthetic view of religion from multiple perspectives, combining history, literature and philosophy. 3 units.

 

HST 4014: Diplomatic History of the United States

Historical study of the role of American diplomacy from the colonial era to the present. Analyses of complex questions involving U.S. relations with other nations and peoples, requiring investigation of primary sources, and conflicting historical points of view. 3 units.

 

HST 4015: History of Education in America 

Development and change of education ideas, policies, and institutions from the colonial period to the present. 3 units.

 

HST 4016: History of U.S. Capitalism

Tracing the trajectory of capitalist evolution in American history and the impact various economic theories and worldviews had on the nation’s development. 3 units.

 

HST 4017: American Foodways

Traces a global history of American foodways through the food itself: production, preparation, regulation, distribution, as well as various modes of consumption and valuation. 3 units.

 

HST 4200: Islamic Science in World History

Rise and development of science in Islamic civilization, its relationship to ancient science. Historiography and fields of Islamic science, scientists and their contributions. The translations from Greek to Arabic and from Arabic to Latin. Islamic science and Renaissance Europe. 3 units.

 

HST 4200: Islamic Science in World History

Rise and development of science in Islamic civilization, its relationship to ancient science. Historiography and fields of Islamic science, scientists and their contributions. The translations from Greek to Arabic and from Arabic to Latin. Islamic science and Renaissance Europe. 3 units.

 

HST 4401: African American Experience

The historical experience and contributions of African Americans from the diaspora to the present. The significance of slavery, emancipation, industrialization, migration, and the struggle for racial equality. The contributions of African Americans to American culture and society. 3 units.

 

HST 4403: History of Native Americans

Origins of Native Americans; archaeological remains of major American regions; European contacts and cultural cross-fertilization; development of federal Indian policy; recent and contemporary status; relations of Indian conceptions of the universe to the ecological crisis. 3 units.

 

HST 4405: Immigrants in American Life

Diversity of immigrants; their role in the contributions to the political, economic, social and cultural life. Problems of assimilation and the myth of the ‘melting pot.’ 3 units.

 

HST 4406: Women in the United States

Women’s role in shaping American history from colonial times to the present. Emphasis on the diversity of women’s experiences based on race, ethnicity, and class; questions of sexual stereotyping and historical legal rights of women; shifting cultural ideals for each gender; changing notions of masculinity and of womanhood over time. Course fulfills GE synthesis C4 or D4. 3 units.

 

HST 4407: History of American Workers, 1877-Present

Labor and working class history in the United States. Major themes, events, people in the U.S. labor movement from the early industrial period to the present. The impact of organized labor on the economic and social development of the US and the impact of economic changes on working people and communities. The relationship of race and gender to working class history. Major economic, political, social, and cultural trends related to work and working people. Course fulfills GE synthesis C4. 3 units.

 

HST 4408: History of American Science and Technology 

Social, political, economic, and cultural shaping and impact of American science and technology from colonial period to the present. Science in government, industrial revolution, technological systems, Taylorism, atomic bomb, Cold War, environmental movement, computer, internet, social media, biotechnology, and climate change. Course fulfills GE synthesis C4 or D4. 3 units.

 

HST 4431: Topics in World Civilization 

Lecture and discussion on a selected topic in world civilization, the title to be specified in advance. May be taken up to two times, only with different topics, for a total credit of 6 units. 3 units.

 

HST 4433: Nonviolence in the Modern World

Nonviolence in religious and philosophical traditions of the world, history of nonviolent change in the twentieth century, role of leaders in political and social movements dedicated to nonviolence, analysis of nonviolent worldviews and methods, and their significance in contemporary contexts. Course fulfills GE synthesis C4 or D4. 3 units.

 

HST 4434: Ancient Law

Ancient law and legal systems in Mesopotamia, Hatti, Egypt, Israel, Greece and Rome. Law and society; role of religion in law and justice; institutions and personnel; international law. 3 units.

 

HST 4435: Environmental History

Global and local themes in modern environmental history, including the historical interrelationship between humans and the natural and built environment, development of modern environmental ideas in society and social movements centered on environmental concerns. 3 units.

 

HST 4437: Mexican Revolution

History of the Mexican Revolution, from the last days of the Porfiriato to recent times. Emphasis on Mexico’s political, social, and cultural formation in the Twentieth Century. 3 units.

 

HST 4438: Latin America since the Cuban Revolution

Analysis of the Cuban Revolution and its impact on Latin America and US-Latin American Relations. 3 units.

 

HST 4441: Women in Asia

Interdisciplinary exploration of the subjectivities and representations of twentieth-century Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and South Asian women. Course themes include: women, family and political economy; women in traditional and modernizing societies; women, colonialism and nationalism; women, democracy and human rights; and, women, ecology and development. 3 units.

 

HST 4450: Culture and Thought in Imperial Russia 

Emergence and development of modern Russian culture: Muscovite legacy and Orthodox church; Petrine reforms and Europeanization; enlightenment print culture and theater; emergence of intelligentsia; liberal and revolutionary traditions. Golden Age of literature; avant-garde music and art. 3 units.

 

HST 4451: The Holocaust

History and consequences of the Holocaust. Christianity and European antisemitism. History of Europe 1918 to 1945. Study of perpetrators, victims, collaborators, and resistance through scholarship, memoirs, philosophy, theology, literature, and film. 3 units.

 

HST 4452: History of Sport and Leisure

Development and transformation of leisure, sport, and spectacle from antiquity to the present, with particular focus on Europe and North America. Themes include the relationships between leisure, work, and play; leisure and state-building, urbanization and industrialization; and leisure’s connection to conceptions of race, gender, and class. 3 units.

 

HST 4463: Assessment Seminar and Field Training for Potential Teachers

Study and discussion of major areas in the fields of focus for secondary teaching and of recent developments in public education. Field Training in public schools and portfolio construction. 3 units.

 

HST 4494: Digital Research Project in World History

In-depth supervised research project on a topic in world history. Research project will involve use of digital primary and secondary sources and may incorporate digital media in the finished project. Specific theme of the class will be announced before registration begins. 3 units.

 

HST 4495: Digital Research Project in European History

In-depth supervised research project on a topic in European history. Research project will involve use of digital primary and secondary sources and may incorporate digital media in the finished project. Specific theme of the class will be announced before registration begins. 3 units.

 

HST 4496: Digital Research Project in United States History

In-depth supervised research project on a topic in United States history. Research project will involve use of digital primary and secondary sources and may incorporate digital media in the finished project. Specific theme of the class will be announced before registration begins. 3 units.

 

HST 4497: Digital Research Project in Applied History

In-depth supervised research project using methods and techniques of applied history. Research project will involve use of digital primary and secondary sources and may incorporate digital media in the finished project. Specific theme of the class will be announced before registration begins. 3 units.

 

HST 4610: Senior Thesis in History

First of a two-semester sequence. Researching an original senior thesis in history under one-on-one faculty supervision. Detailed outline of thesis and annotated bibliography required, based on extensive understanding of historiography and research in primary sources. 3 units.

 

HST 4620: Senior Thesis in History

Second of a two-semester sequence. Writing an original senior thesis in history under one-on-one faculty supervision. Completed Senior Thesis required, based on extensive understanding of historiography and research in primary sources. 3 units.

 

HST 4990: Special Topics for Upper Division Students

Group study at an advanced level of a selected well-defined topic or area not covered by a regularly offered course. Total credit limited to 6 units applicable to a degree, with a maximum of 2 sections per semester. 1-3 units.

 

HST 4990A: Special Topics for Upper Division Students Activity

Group study at an advanced level of a selected well-defined topic or area not covered by a regularly offered course. Total credit limited to 6 units applicable to a degree, with a maximum of 2 sections per semester. 1-3 units. Activity.

 

HST 5000: Special Studies for Graduate Students

Individual or group investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems at graduate level. Proposals to be initiated by student(s) with guidance from faculty. Total credit limited to 6 units, with a maximum of 3 units per semester. 1-3 units.

 

HST 5501: Advanced Graduate Methods

Advanced historical research methods, including research in electronic databases and digital archives. Current historiographical approaches. Choosing a topic and the process of research, writing, annotating, and presenting the research. 3 units.

 

HST 5502: Advanced Digital Research Project in History Methods

Advanced research project in the methods and theories of history using digital resources for research and presentation, under faculty supervision. 1 unit.

 

HST 5540: Readings in World History to 1500

In-depth study and analysis of common themes, issues, and documents in world civilizations to 1500 CE. 3 units.

 

HST 5541: Readings in World History from 1500

In-depth study and analysis of common themes, issues, and documents in world civilizations from 1500 to the present. 3 units.

 

HST 5544: Advanced Digital Research Project in World History

Advanced research project in world history using digital resources for research and presentation, under faculty supervision. 1 unit.

 

HST 5560: Readings in Early U.S. History 

In-depth graduate study and analysis of major themes, problems, and trends in U.S. history from Colonial times to the Civil War. 3 units.

 

HST 5561: Readings in Modern U.S. History 

In-depth graduate study and analysis of major subjects, themes, problems, and trends in U.S. history from 1877 to present. 3 units.

 

HST 5562: Readings in California History 

Seminar in California history. Graduate level readings and analysis of major episodes and epochs of California history. 3 units.

 

HST 5564: Advanced Digital Research Project in United States History

Advanced research project in United States history using digital resources for research and presentation, under faculty supervision. 1 unit.

 

HST 5570: Contemporary Historiography

Close reading and analysis of recent trends in historiography, including social history, feminist and gender theory, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, post-structuralism, memory studies, transnational and entangled histories. 3 units.

 

HST 5564: Digital Research Project in Historiography

Advanced research project in historiography using digital resources for research and/or presentation, under faculty supervision. 1 unit.

 

HST 5570: Contemporary Historiography

Close reading and analysis of recent trends in historiography, including social history, feminist and gender theory, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, post-structuralism, memory studies, transnational and entangled histories. 3 units.

 

HST 5590: Special Topics for Graduate Students

Group study at a graduate level of a selected well-defined topic or area not covered by a regularly offered course. Total credit limited to 6 units applicable to a degree, with a maximum of 2 sections per semester. 1-3 units.

 

HST 5590A: Special Topics for Graduate Students Activity

Group study at a graduate level of a selected well-defined topic or area not covered by a regularly offered course. Total credit limited to 6 units applicable to a degree, with a maximum of 2 sections per semester. 1-3 units. Activity.

 

HST 5590L: Special Topics for Graduate Students Laboratory

Group study at a graduate level of a selected well-defined topic or area not covered by a regularly offered course. Total credit limited to 6 units applicable to a degree, with a maximum of 2 sections per semester. 1-3 units. Laboratory. 

 

HST 6910: Directed Research

Individual research in a specialized area, under the direction of a graduate faculty member; work does not pertain directly to the thesis. Total credit limited to 6 units, with a maximum of 3 units per semester. 1-3 units.

 

HST 6920: Independent Research 

Individual study/investigation and research in a specialized area proposed by the student with the approval, and under the supervision, of a graduate faculty member; work does not pertain directly to the thesis. Total credit limited to 6 units, with a maximum of 3 units per semester. 1-3 units.

 

HST 6960: Master's Thesis

Research and writing the MA thesis under faculty supervision. Directed research. 3 units.

 

HST 6970: Comprehensive Exam Preparation

Preparation for comprehensive exams. May be taken up to two times for a total credit of 2 units. 1 unit.

 

HST 6990: Master's Degree Continuation

Enrollment in this course allows candidates that have enrolled in the maximum number of thesis or project units to maintain resident status in order to receive university services. 0 units.