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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

HST 121 History of Western Civilization to 1500

This course is an historical survey of the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome, through the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Emphasis is placed on cultural developments, political trends, and economic and social issues that have influenced the direction of Western Civilization.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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    HST
  • Units:
    3.00

HST 122 History of Western Civilization From 1500

This course is an historical survey from absolutist monarchy through the French Revolution, Industrialization, and 20th century ideological conflicts and wars. Emphasis is placed on the shaping of contemporary ideas, values, institutions, and the impact of technology.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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    HST
  • Units:
    3.00

HST 126 History/Non-Western World Since 1500

This course is a survey of the history of Contemporary Non-Western Civilization and examines the historical roots and modern history of the following areas: The Far East, Southeast Asia, the Sub-continent and the Middle East. The course will include historical origins of the nations covered but will focus on their history from the late 19th century to the present. This course fulfills the CLC International/Multicultural Education requirement.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HST
  • Units:
    3.00

HST 127 History of Chinese Culture and Society

This course is intended to provide students with an introduction to Chinese culture by studying social and cultural awareness of contemporary Chinese reality with a global, historical context. History, geography, political and economic structure and function in the world are examined through social organization and cultural institutions. This course fulfills the CLC International/Multicultural Education requirement.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HST
  • Units:
    3.00

HST 141 World History to 1500

This course surveys the economic, social, cultural and political history of the major settled regions of the world, including the Americas, Asia, Australasia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East from prehistory to 1500, paying particular attention to the ways in which societies organize themselves and interact with each other.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HST
  • Units:
    3.00

HST 142 World History From 1500

This course will examine the development of the modern world, focusing on cross-cultural exchange between the various regions, since 1500. Themes studied will include the influence of religion, culture and conquest on the Americas, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Middle East as well as the increasing conflicts between peoples and regions of the world.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HST
  • Units:
    3.00

HST 221 United States History to 1876

This course is a survey of American history from the pre-Columbian era to the end of Reconstruction. The topics to be explored and examined are: Pre-Columbian Americans, the age of European exploration and colonization in the Americas, the rise of African slavery and the Atlantic trade, British Colonial America, the American move to Independence and the establishment of the United States, the Early Republic and the Age of Jackson, Westward Expansion and Sectionalism, and lastly the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HST
  • Units:
    3.00

HST 222 United States History 1876 to Present

This course is a continuation of HST 221 - US History to 1876. It is an interpretative survey of social, economic, political, diplomatic, and cultural developments of the United States since 1876. Topics covered include the impact of industrialism, urbanization and immigration, overseas expansion, World Wars I and II, economic growth and depressions, development of a consumer culture, modern culture and the arts, the Cold War, suburbanization, civil rights protests and progress, politics and the evolution of liberalism and conservatism, continued overseas conflicts and wars, and the emergence of an information economy/society.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HST
  • Units:
    3.00

HST 223 American Popular Culture

American Popular Culture is a survey of 20th century American culture and social history as reflected in popular movies, music, and general popular expression.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HST
  • Units:
    3.00

HST 226 United States History from 1945

This course provides a topical and thematic approach to post World War II United States History. Among the topics and themes to be covered include: Cold War foreign policy and fears at home; suburbanization and mass consumer culture; the changing politics and meaning of liberalism and conservatism; social movements of the Left and Right; changes in immigration, ethnicity, race, and gender; accelerating technological innovation; and the impact of globalization. The main emphases of the course are the intersection of political economy, culture, and society at home and the evolution of America’s role abroad.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HST
  • Units:
    3.00

HST 245 History of Latin America to 1825

This course provides an introduction to the formation of Latin American society during the colonial period, from the European conquest to the independence of the Iberian colonies. It examines the processes of conquest and colonization, the organization of the Spanish and Portuguese empires in America, and Indian and African resistance and accommodation, in comparative perspective.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    HST
  • Units:
    3.00

HST 246 History of Latin America from 1825

This course provides an introduction to Latin American history after independence, from the consolidation of the national states to the 1980s. By focusing on the cases of Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico, within the broader regional context, it examines significant social, political, and economic developments of modern Latin America.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    HST
  • Units:
    3.00

HST 269 The History of the Second World War

This course will examine the causes, course and end of the Second World War, studying the origins of the war in Europe and Asia; examining the effects of the war on belligerent, occupied, and neutral nations and regions globally as well as the effects of the war in various areas including society, politics and culture.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open HST 269 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    HST
  • Units:
    3.00


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