Department Office: Faculty Towers, 304F
Telephone: (661) 654-3079
Faculty: M. Baker, D. Dodd, J. George, J. Harrie,
J. Maynard, J. Meriwether, C. Murphy, C. I. Orliski,
O. Rink, A. Rodriquez, M.R. Vivian
History has been called the memory of human group experience, the collective repository of all that has happened in the past, and the emotions, ideals, and values that have given human experience its sense of continuity, causation, and meaning. As an academic discipline it is perhaps the broadest of the liberal arts, certainly the least restricted by subject and scope. It requires the development of analytical skills, the use of deductive and inductive reasoning, the mastery of knowledge from different cultures and epochs, and the ability to express ideas in clear, readable prose. The study of history has practical rewards as well. It provides students with a broad cultural background and inculcates skills of analysis and composition that are considered essential to the study of education, literature, law, government, communications, journalism, public service, and business.
The undergraduate curriculum in History consists of three interlocking but distinct parts. Lower- division courses (HIST 100-299) are developmental courses designed for potential history majors, for students who wish to satisfy specific goals in CSUB’s General Education Program, for students seeking courses to fulfill American History and Institutions requirements, and for those who simply want to explore an historical period, topic, or theme. History courses numbered 300-399 are courses designed for students with at least junior standing but are open to sophomores as well. Courses numbered 400-499 are courses for juniors and seniors which may, with departmental approval, also be taken by graduate students for graduate credit. HIST 499 (Individual Study) may be taken only with the consent of the department chair. HIST 490 and 492 (Senior Seminar courses) may be taken only by graduating seniors in the major.
American History and Institutions Requirements
Satisfaction of the American Institutions requirements shall be met by no less than one course in United States History and one other course in United States Government, or respective examinations administered by the History and Political Science Departments. For information about the United States competency examination, see below. For courses that satisfy the United States history portion of the American Institutions Requirement, see page 62.
Examination Procedure Statement
While the Department of History strongly advises all students to meet the history portion of the American Institutions Requirement through classroom experience, an alternative method is available to those who need to fulfill the requirement by challenge examination. A student who intends to challenge the requirement by examination must apply to the Department of History during the first three weeks of the quarter. A student who waits until the senior year to challenge the history requirement may jeopardize graduating on schedule.
Requirements for the Major in History
The minimum requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in History are:
- 1. Western civilization - at least two courses from HIST 202, 204, 206, or equivalent
- 2. United States History survey - two courses, HIST 231, 232, or equivalent
- 3. Non-western civilization - at least one course from HIST 210, 211, 212, 222, 240, 250, or equivalent
- 1. HIST 300 - Historical Writing
- 2. Two courses in United States history
- 3. One course in Gender, Race and Ethnicity
- 4. Two courses in Ancient Mediterranean or European history
- 5. Two courses, one each in two of the following three regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America
- 6. HIST 490 Senior Seminar, or HIST 492 Senior Seminar in Public History
The satisfactory completion of one of the three options listed below:
- 1. A special minor consisting of at least 20 quarter units, 15 of which must be upper division, approved by the student’s advisor, taken outside the major discipline.
- 2. A minor consisting of at least 20 quarter units within a major program designed by another discipline.
- 3. An interdisciplinary concentration or minor in one of the specially developed areas (see “Interdisciplinary Concentration and Minors,” pages 110-114)
Requirements for the Minor in History
The minimum requirements for a History minor are four courses totaling 20 quarter units; three of these courses must be upper division. A student minoring in History shall choose one of the following options:
General History Minor
The student shall choose one upper-division History course from each of the following categories:
- a. United States
- b. Ancient Mediterranean or Europe
- c. Africa, Asia or Latin America
In addition, the student shall complete sufficient coursework in History to total 20 quarter units.
History Minor Complementing the Student’s Major
In consultation with his/her major department, a student may select a minimum of four courses totaling 20 quarter units that complement the major. At least three of these courses must be upper division. The minor must be approved by the chair or designated representative of each department no later than the beginning of the student’s senior year.
Social Science Teacher Preparation Program Within the BA in History
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) has authorized CSUB to offer an approved single subject teacher preparation program in Social Science. The generic Social Science Teacher Preparation Program is listed under Teacher Preparation/Subject Matter Programs. History majors should complete the following program:
Requirements for the Social Science Preparation Program
Basic Core Requirements (13 courses, 65 quarter units)
- 1. Early US History (1 course) HIST 231
- 2. Modern US History (1 course) HIST 232
- 3. Foundations of Western Civilization (1 course) HIST 202, 204, 210, 211
- 4. Making of the Modern World (1 course) HIST 102, 206
- 5. World Civilization: Asia, Africa (1 course) HIST 423, 424, 425, 426, 481
- 6. Cultural Geography (1 course) GEOG 302; EEGS/GEOG 395; HIST 330; PLSI 332
- 7. American Government/US Constitution (1 course) PLSI 314, 315, 316, 317
- 8. International Relations/Comparative Government (1 course) HIST 436; PLSI 304, 306, 309, 404
- 9. Microeconomics (1 course) EEGS 201
- 10. Macroeconomics (1 course) EEGS 202
- 11. Cultural/Ethnic Perspectives (1 course) HIST 460, 465, 466, 468
- 12. Gender Perspectives (1 course) ANTH 438; PSYC 421; SOC 370
- 13. California Perspectives (1 course) HIST 370, 371
Breadth and Perspective (5 courses, 22 units)
- 14. US History (1 course) HIST 351, 352, 356, 357, 358, 359
- 15. World Civilization: Europe, Latin America (1 course) HIST 306, 307, 308, 309, 325, 340, 442, 443
- 16. International Comparative Economics (1 course) EEGS 311, 440; AECO 410; PLSI 404
- 17. Ethical/Religious Perspectives (1 course) RS 110, 111, 316, 320, 323, 348
- 18. Integrative Course (1 course) INST 390
Students should consult the sections above for additional requirements for a BA in History. Taken alone, the Social Science Preparation Program is neither a degree program nor a major. Also, please note that only those courses earning a C- or higher may be counted toward the Social Science Preparation Program and an overall minimum GPA of 2.7 is required for certification of subject matter competency.
HIST 102 The Making of the Modern Western World, 1750 to the Present (5)
An introduction to the major historical events in Western culture which contributed to the shaping of the modern world. Emphasis on the process of modernization in the transformation of Europe, the United States, and the Third World. Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or its equivalent.
HIST 202 Western Civilization I (5)
The cultural, political, social, economic, and intellectual development of Western civilization from its origins in the ancient Mediterranean world to the end of the European High Middle Ages. Readings in the literature and audiovisual explorations of the arts of Western civilization supplement the lectures.
HIST 204 Western Civilization II (5)
The cultural, political, social, economic, and intellectual development of Western civilization from the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance to the end of the Napoleonic era. Readings in the literature and audiovisual explorations of the arts of Western civilization supplement the lectures.
HIST 206 Western Civilization III (5)
The cultural, political, social, economic, and intellectual development of Western civilization from 1815 to the present. Readings in the literature and audiovisual explorations of the arts of Western civilization supplement the lectures.
HIST 210 World History I (5)
Explores the emergence of world civilizations and the development of religion, politics, economy, society, and culture in Mesopotamia, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Stresses the formation, maintenance, and collapse of individual societies and the encounters between people of different societies to the early modern period.
HIST 211 World History II (5)
Examines the increasingly globalized and interconnected early modern world. Includes the most significant developments in political organization, economics, religion, and culture.
HIST 212 World History III (5)
Traces the evolution of the “modern” world. Attention given to social, cultural, political, economic, demographic, and ecological implications of the growing interdependence between world regions.
HIST 222 Modern Pacific Asia (5)
An introduction to the histories of the Asian countries on the Pacific rim. The course provides a chronological survey of the modern political and economic history of each country but emphasizes the history of international relations and trade, especially with the United States.
HIST 231 Survey of US History to 1865 (5)
The colonial foundations; political, economic, social and cultural developments in the emerging United States; the early agrarian republic; the Civil War.
HIST 232 Survey of US History Since 1865 (5)
Reconstruction; problems of an increasingly urban and industrialized society; the United States in World Affairs.
HIST 240 Survey of Latin American History (5)
The evolution of Ibero-American societies from ancient Native American cultures through Spanish and Portuguese colonization to nineteenth and twentieth-century nation-states.
HIST 250 History of Africa (5)
A survey of African history from the Paleolithic era through classical and neo-classical Egypt; the Bantu dispersion and the Iron Age; the Islamic hegemony and the Sudanic empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay; European exploitation and the slave trade; colonization and partition; and the modern liberation and independence movements.
HIST 270 Survey of California History (5)
This course offers a concise history of the state from the pre-Columbian period through the Spanish and Mexican periods to the early 1990s. It emphasizes social, economic and cultural change as well as the development of institutions and the uniqueness of California’s environment, population and politics.
HIST 277 Special Topics in History (1-5)
Group investigation of a specific era or topic with individual research work, papers, and/or examinations as the instructor may require. May be repeated for different course content.
HIST 289 Experiential Prior Learning (variable units)
Evaluation and assessment of learning, which has occurred as a result of prior off-campus, experience relevant to the curriculum of the department. Requires complementary academic study and/or documentation. Available by petition only, on a credit, no-credit basis. Not open to post-graduate students. Interested students should contact the department office.
HIST 300 Historical Writing (5)
Advanced expository writing focusing on historical subjects; practical exercises in style, form, and argumentation; improvement of critical skills and powers of synthesis and analysis; historiography and historical research methods. Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in ENGL 110 or its equivalent and upper-division standing.
HIST 301 Greece (5)
A survey of the Greeks from the Bronze Age up through the conquests of Alexander the Great. Emphasis is placed on the reading of primary documents as a means of understanding the Greeks and their history. The Golden Age of Greece, the developments of democracy, Greek philosophy, religion, literature and drama are explored, as are visual and archaeological evidence.
HIST 302 The Hellenistic Age and the Coming of Rome (5)
From the conquests of Alexander the Great through the last days of the Roman Republic. A survey of Hellenistic philosophy, religion, literature, the arts, and politics is followed by an examination of Rome’s conquest of the Mediterranean and the gradual disintegration of its cherished Republic, culminating in the death of Julius Caesar. Slides and primary works involve the student more closely in the study of Greco-Roman civilization.
HIST 303 The Roman Empire (5)
From the last days of Rome’s Republic and the establishment of the Empire under Augustus to the “Fall” of Rome in the West in the 5th c. A.D. The nature of Augustus’ settlement, problems of political stability, the crisis of the 3rd c., recovery and collapse are explored, along with such topics as art, literature and religion, where special attention is given to the role of Christianity in the empire. Readings by contemporary writers, documents illustrating social history, and slides enhance the course.
HIST 304 Early Medieval Europe: AD 500-1100 (5)
A survey of Europe from the “Fall” of Rome up to the twelfth century. The course begins by focusing on the transformation of the ancient world and the question of the beginnings of medieval Europe, and concludes with a survey of the political and social climate at the dawn of the High Middle Ages. Primary documents cover such topics as feudalism, the spread of Christianity, struggles between church and government, and the Carolingian Renaissance. Contemporary documents and visual evidence are incorporated throughout the course.
HIST 305 Medieval Europe, 1100 to the Renaissance (5)
European social, intellectual, economic, and political development from the dawn of the High Middle Ages ca 1100 to the beginnings of the Italian Renaissance. Use of primary readings and audiovisual materials to explore such themes as economic recovery, the church and popular religiosity, the medieval synthesis, the arts, and the role of women.
HIST 306 Europe 1350-1648 (5)
Political, social, economic, and cultural development of Europe from the Renaissance to the Peace of Westphalia. Primary readings and audiovisual materials are used to explore the Renaissance, the Reformation, the religious wars, commercial development, the scientific revolution, and the arts.
HIST 307 Europe 1648-1815 (5)
Political, social, economic, and cultural development of Europe from the Peace of Westphalia to the Congress of Vienna. Primary readings and audiovisual materials are used to explore the Enlightenment, state-building, the French revolution, the beginnings of industrialization, and the arts.
HIST 308 Europe 1815-1914 (5)
Political, social, economic, and cultural development of Continental Europe from the Congress of Vienna to the outbreak of World War I. Prerequisite: HIST 102, 206, or equivalent.
HIST 309 Europe Since 1914 (5)
The European nations in two World Wars, use and character of totalitarian movements, social and economic development, new intellectual currents, and the revolt of Asia and Africa against European dominance. Prerequisite: HIST 102, 206, or equivalent.
HIST 310 Modern France (5)
Political, social, and cultural development of France from the Revolutionary era to the present. Prerequisite: HIST 102, 206, or equivalent.
HIST 311 Modern Germany (5)
An examination of the social, cultural, and political background of Germany from the failure of democracy to the rise of Fascism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: HIST 102, 206, or equivalent.
HIST 312 Modern Spain (5)
Spanish history from the Spanish American War through the Civil War and Franco dictatorship to the contemporary period of constitutional monarchy. Prerequisite: HIST 102, 206, or equivalent.
INST 312 Plagues and People: A Biohistorical Examination of Humans and Disease (5)
(For course description, see listing under “Interdisciplinary Courses.”)
HIST 313 Ireland Since 1800 (5)
Irish political, economic, social, and cultural history since the Act of Union with Great Britain. Ireland’s transition from colonial status to independent republic will be the underlying theme of the course. Prerequisite: HIST 102, 206, or equivalent.
HIST 315 England, 1485-1783 (5)
Political, economic, social, and constitutional development of the British Isles from the Tudor era to the end of the American Revolution. Prerequisite: HIST 102, 206, or equivalent.
HIST 316 England, 1783 to the Present (5)
Political, economic, social and constitutional development of modern Britain; the role of Britain in modern European history. Prerequisite: HIST 102, 206, or equivalent.
HIST 325 The History of European Colonialism 1500- 1970 (5)
The development of European colonialism in modern history in terms of four major empires: the Dutch, English, French, and Spanish. One of the imperial powers will be used as a focus to be compared with the others. The course will examine voyages of discovery, conquest and settlement, imperial institutions, colonial reform, economic and cultural dependency, and de-colonization.
HIST 330 Historical Geography (5)
An introduction to cultural geography, the adaptation of human societies to their environments, across time. Using the framework of world history, major periods from early civilizations to contemporary societies are examined in relation to the significant regions of the world, emphasizing global connections.
HIST 340 Latin America (5)
Latin American history from ancient origins through European colonial settlement to independent national societies. Emphasis on twentieth-century political, economic, social and cultural conflicts.
HIST 351 Colonial North America, 1492 - 1776 (5)
The age of discovery, the beginnings of European colonization, Puritanism, and the southern slave system. Political, social, and economic development of the Colonies to the outbreak of the American Revolution.
HIST 352 Revolutionary and Early National America, 1776-1828 (5)
Background and theory of the American Revolution. Politics under the Confederation and origins of the Federal Constitution. Origins of political parties and a national political life.
HIST 356 The Civil War Era, 1828-1877 (5)
A political, social, and economic history of the United States from the Age of Jackson to the end of Reconstruction. Emphasis is placed on the development of the North and South since 1828, the causes of the Civil War, the impact of the war itself on the nation, and the major consequences of Reconstruction.
HIST 357 The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era, 1877-1917 (5)
A political, social, and economic history of the United States from the end of Reconstruction to the entrance into World War I. Examines the responses of the American people and their institutions to rapid industrialization and social change in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
HIST 358 America’s Rise to Globalism, 1917-1964 (5)
A political, social, and economic history of the United States as it moved through war and depression from being a world power to a superpower.
HIST 359 Recent America, 1960 - Present (5)
A political, social, and economic history of the United States from the tumult of the 1960s through the “Me Decade,” the Reagan Revolution, the end of the Cold War, and down to the present.
HIST 370 Early California (5)
An analytical investigation of major problems in California history: “civilization” and the mission system; secularization; the Bear Flag revolt; race, politics, and the Civil War; the anti-Chinese movement; railroad rule in government; Populism and the politics of discontent.
HIST 371 Modern California (5)
An analytical investigation of major problems in California history: Progressives, reformers, and reactionaries; the status of agricultural labor; the depression and migration; the rise of Richard Nixon; the hippie movement; contemporary student rebellion; the organization of agricultural labor.
HIST 373 Kern County History (5)
Study of Kern County history for its own sake and as a microcosm of Western United States history. Historical analysis and field work activities required.
HIST 401 The Renaissance (5)
Seminar examining the major figures and developments of the Renaissance. Use of primary sources and audiovisual materials to explore such themes as humanism, changes in the arts, political ideas and developments, the family and society. Emphasis on the Italian renaissance. Prerequisite: HIST 300 or satisfaction of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).
HIST 402 The Reformation (5)
Seminar examining the origins, course, and consequences of the religious reformation of the sixteenth century. Use of primary sources to explore the ideas and actions of the major figures of the age within the broader context of European societies. Prerequisite: HIST 300 or satisfaction of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).
HIST 404 Pagans and Christians in the Roman World (5)
A seminar-style course for both undergraduate and graduate students, the course examines imperial Rome as a religious state, from its classical roots to the rise and success of Christianity. The emphasis of the course is on understanding religious life in Roman society, the principles and expressions of paganism, the early character and struggle of Christianity, its challenge to the Roman social order, and particularly its experience and development within the context of Roman society. The effect of Christianity on Rome, as well as classical Rome’s role in shaping Christianity, will be explored. Primary documents and visual evidence are used extensively to explore these topics.
HIST 406 The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire, 1917-1991 (5)
A survey of the history of the Soviet Union, 1917-1991. This course will explore the nature and significance of the Soviet communist experiment, the controversies to which it has given rise, and the forces, processes, and personalities that shaped the formation, transformation, and ultimate collapse of both the Soviet Union and the Soviet Bloc. From Lenin, Stalin, and communism, to Gorbachev, cosmonauts, and vodka, if you have ever wondered what that Soviet thing was all about, this is the course for you. No previous knowledge of Russian history is required or assumed.
HIST 415 The Vietnam War (5)
Explores the Vietnamese context of the war as well as the reasons for U.S. involvement; the relationship of the war to the domestic and foreign policy of the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations; the anti-war movement; the causes of defeat; the plight of the war’s veterans.
HIST 421 Gender in East Asia (5)
The evolution of sex and gender as they have been influenced by traditional thought systems and by social and economic developments over time. Topics include ideas about masculinity and femininity, division of labor, economic and legal status of women, marriage and dowry, sexuality and the female body.
HIST 422 Medieval and Early Modern Japan (5)
The history of Japan from the earliest times to the beginning of the nineteenth century, focusing on religion, politics, economic development, social trends and elements of the history of ideas. The course also examines Japan’s mythic tradition, culture and social structure and its interaction with mainland civilizations.
HIST 423 Modern Japan (5)
All major aspects of Japanese history since 1800, including politics, economic trends, sociocultural and intellectual changes, and foreign relations. Important themes include the conflict between local and foreign ideologies, the socioeconomic roots of World War II from the Japanese perspective, the development of Japanese science and technology, and Japan’s contemporary economic and political prominence.
HIST 424 China from Qin to Qing, 256 BCE to 1839 CE (5)
Investigation of the social and cultural factors leading to the creation of the world’s longest enduring state by the Qin and Han dynasties; the economic revolution which made the Tang and Song empires the richest in the world; the reasons for the decline of China during the Ming and Qing periods.
HIST 425 China from the Opium War to the Founding of the People’s Republic (5)
Focuses on social, cultural, and intellectual change in China following the intrusion of Western imperialism; contrasts will be drawn between the conservative response of the traditional leadership of the nineteenth century and the radical response of the nationalist and revolutionary leadership of the twentieth century.
HIST 426 China, 1949 - Present (5)
The political, social, and economic history of China from the establishment of the People’s Republic to the present, including the Great Leap Forward, the Sino- Soviet Split, the Cultural Revolution, the Rise and Fall of the “Gang of Four,” and the Four Modernizations under Deng Xiaoping.
HIST 427 The Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon (5)
An analysis of the nature and significance of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods and of their impact on the history of France and modern Europe.
HIST 433 Hitler’s Germany (5)
An analysis of German society and politics between the two world wars. Topics considered are the failure of democracy, the Nazi rise to power, Nazi social and cultural values, preparation for war, and the character of leadership.
HIST 435 The Latin-American Mind (5)
Intellectual and cultural evolution of the Americas. Special emphasis given to the analysis of the novel as a social document.
HIST 436 Inter-American Relations (5)
The evolution of the concept of an American Hemisphere and the role of the United States in Latin America.
HIST 437 The Afro-Creole Caribbean (5)
The development of Black culture in the West Indies and its relation to European colonization from 1500 to the present.
HIST 440 Twentieth-Century U.S. Diplomatic History (5)
An examination of the American world role from the 1890s to the 1970s.
HIST 441 Ancient Mexico (5)
The development of Pre-Hispanic civilizations in Mexico from the Olmec to the Aztec.
HIST 442 Colonial Mexico (5)
The historical evolution of Mexico from Pre-Columbian times through the coming of the Spaniards and the Colonial Period to the War of Independence.
HIST 443 Modern Mexico (5)
The political, economic, social, and cultural development of the peoples of Mexico in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
HIST 445 The American West (5)
This course focuses on the myth and reality of the American West. It covers colonization, exploration, development, politics, geography, economics, and social and ethnic groups in the West. Special topics include Native Americans, the role of the federal government, and the emergence of the modern West.
HIST 450 The Economic History of the United States (5)
The history of the American economy from the colonial period to the present. An exploration of the changes that occurred in the evolution from an agrarian economy to an industrial superpower.
HIST 453 Environmental History of the United States (5)
The history of Americans and their environment. The course will focus on attitudes, policy, and concepts relating to the environment, from the colonial period to the present. Emphasis on the conservation and environmental movements and the development of environmental law and policy.
HIST 457 Radicals and Radicalisms of Twentieth Century America (5)
An examination of American radicalism of both the Left and Right. Topics covered range from the “Wobblies” of the World War I period to the Birchers and Weathermen of the 1960s.
HIST 462 Women in History (5)
A comparative approach to the history of women in the U.S. and Europe. The course investigates changes in the status, social roles, and behavior of women of different classes, races, and cultural backgrounds. Includes an examination of feminist movements and the impact upon society of Western attitudes toward women.
HIST 464 Race, Class and Gender in the American South (5)
This course examines the American South from the colonial period to the recent past, and will pay special attention to the roles of race, class, and gender in influencing the development of southern social traditions and behaviors, culture, law, and politics. Students will have the opportunity to study the dynamics of race, class, and gender in the American South and examine the larger changes in southern society that have occurred over time.
HIST 465 History of African-Americans to 1865 (5)
The history of Black America during the era of slavery: African origins, the slave trade, slavery during the colonial and national periods, the Civil War, and emancipation.
HIST 466 History of African-Americans Since 1865 (5)
The struggle for equality since the Civil War: reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, Black organizations, the Harlem Renaissance, Negroes in depression and war, the civil rights and black power era.
HIST 467 American Indian History (5)
The history and culture of Native Americans north of Mexico, from the colonial period to the present. The course will address cooperation and conflict in relations between Indians and Euro-Americans, as well as Native American cultural persistence and adaptation.
HIST 468 Mexican-American History (5)
A history of Mexican Americans from Spanish colonization to the recent past. Examines Indian and Spanish roots, the Mexican-American War and its consequences, the struggle for civil rights, and contributions to the development of the United States.
HIST 477 Special Topics (1-5)
Group investigation of a specific era or topic, with individual research work, papers, and/or examinations as the instructor may require. May be repeated for different course content.
HIST 481 History of Southern Africa (5)
This course examines the political, economic, and social changes that occurred throughout southern Africa during this period, with particular attention to life before colonialism, slavery and the slave trade, the rise of African states, the impact of colonialism, resistance to colonialism, nationalism and independence, and the problems and prospects facing independent African states.
HIST 489 Experiential Prior Learning (variable units)
Evaluation and assessment of learning, which has occurred as a result of prior off-campus experience relevant to the curriculum of the department. Requires complementary academic study and/or documentation. Available by petition only, on a credit, no-credit basis. Not open to post-graduate students. Interested students should contact the department office.
HIST 490 Senior Seminar (6)
The culminating course for the history degree, Senior Seminar explores the nature of the discipline, considering such topics as objectivity, approaches to writing history, and historiography. Prerequisite: a “C” or better in HIST 300 or its equivalent and senior standing.
HIST 492 Seminar in Public History (6)
The application of historical research beyond the traditional academic setting. Topics include museums and historic sites, archives, historical organizations, government agencies, and business. The course will have a special focus on historic preservation and community history projects, and will include field trips and guest speakers from the public history field. Prerequisite: a “C” or better in HIST 300 or its equivalent and senior standing.
HIST 497 Cooperative Education (5)
The Cooperative Education program offers a sponsored learning experience in a work setting, integrated with a field analysis seminar. The field experience is contracted by the Cooperative Education office on an individual basis, subject to approval by the department. The field experience, including the seminar and reading assignments, is supervised by the cooperative education coordinator and the faculty liaison (or course instructor), working with the field supervisor. Students are expected to enroll in the course for at least two quarters. The determination of course credits, evaluation, and grading are the responsibility of the departmental faculty. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis only. Department will determine application of credit.
HIST 499 Individual Study (1-5)
Admission with consent of department chair.
Graduate courses are listed in the “Graduate Programs” section of this catalog.