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The following History courses are offered:

HIST 307     History of World Civilizations to 1500    3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of “C” or better; or placement into ENGWR 300.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area C2; CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course is a survey of the development of world civilizations from antiquity to 1500 CE, with particular emphasis on the dynamic interaction and comparison of peoples and cultures.  The focus is on the roles played by social, political, economic, cultural and religious forces in shaping the major world civilizations and the legacy of these civilizations within the world today. 

HIST 308     History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present    3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of “C” or better; or placement into ENGWR 300.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C2; CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course is a survey of the development of the major civilizations of the world from the 16th century to the present, with particular emphasis on the dynamic interaction of peoples and cultures.  The focus is on the role played by social, political, economic, cultural and religious forces in shaping the major world civilizations and the legacy of these civilizations within the world today. 

HIST 312     History of the United States (to 1865)    3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of “C” or better; or placement into ENGWR 300.        
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D6; CSU Area F1; CSU Area F2; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course portrays the growth of the history of America from the pre-Columbian period to 1865 focusing on its institutions and ideals, examining the decisions and developments that shaped our national heritage. The U.S. Constitution and the establishment of American government institutions are also covered. 

HIST 313     History of the United States (1865-1945)    3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of “C” or better; or placement into ENGWR 300.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D6; CSU Area F1; CSU Area F3; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course portrays America’s development from the period of Reconstruction following the Civil War in 1865 through the end of the Second World War in 1945, examining the significant ideals, decisions, forces, institutions, individuals, events, and processes that affected continuity and change during this time.  Coverage also includes California state and local government. 

HIST 314     Recent United States History    3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of “C” or better; or placement into ENGWR 300.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); CSU Area D6; CSU Area F1; CSU Area F3; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course reviews those events that constitute our country’s history from 1945 to the present, ensuing against the background of a “world setting.” While the emphasis tends to be on political developments, the course also covers broad economic, social, and cultural patterns.  It includes coverage of California state and local government. 

HIST 319     American Environmental History    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course examines the past interactions between human society and the natural world in what is now the United States.  Issues to be discussed include Native American resource management, the ecological effects of the arrival of Europeans in the “New World”, resource exploitation in the industrial era, cultural constructions of nature, and the preservation, conservation, and environmental movements.  In the context of the historical influence of nature upon human society and the impact of human society upon nature, the course covers broad political, social, and cultural patterns and conflicts.  In the same context, it also includes multicultural interpretations of the California and Sierra Nevada foothill experience which may entail field trips. 

HIST 331     Women in American History    3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of “C” or better; or placement into ENGWR 300.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D4; CSU Area D6; CSU Area F1; CSU Area F2; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course offers a survey of U.S. women’s history, including the origin and development of the nation’s political, social, economic, and intellectual institutions, from pre-contact indigenous societies to the modern era. The diverse roles and contributions of European American, Native American, African American, Mexican American, and Asian American women are emphasized throughout the course.
 
HIST 344     Survey of California History: A Multicultural Perspective
3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or placement into ENGWR 300.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D6; IGETC Area 4F
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course is a survey of the history of California with an emphasis on the evolution of the state as a multicultural society, beginning with Native Californian cultures and continuing to the present. Above all, the course evaluates the historical experiences and dynamic interaction of Mexican, Asian, African American, European American, and other cultural groups. Field trips to local sites of historical significance may be included. 

HIST 390     History Field Study    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 12 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB 
This course provides an opportunity for first hand observation of a variety of historic and prehistoric sites in the Sacramento and Sierra Nevada foothills environment, as well as an examination of museum collections and presentation techniques of historical and cultural materials.  Depending on availability, it includes visits to active excavation, preservation, and/or restoration projects.  This class is ideal for social science majors, future teachers, park service personnel, heritage resource volunteers, and those interested in the interpretation field.

HIST 392     Principles of Heritage Interpretation    3 Units
Same As: ANTH 392 and BIOL 392
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This interdisciplinary course covers the basics of interpreting historical, cultural, and natural resources to the general public. Interpretation is a communication process that forges emotional and intellectual connections between the interests of the audience and the inherent meanings of the resource. Topics include developing an interpretive program using a thematic approach and learning program delivery techniques. Completion of this course will qualify students to apply for professional certification through the National Association for Interpretation as a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG).  This course is recommended for students interested in history, biology, anthropology, recreation, education, and communication.  Not open to students who have received credit for Biology 392 or Anthropology 392. This course requires field trips. 

HIST 393     Field Experience in History or Heritage Interpretation
2 Units
Same As: ANTH 393 and BIOL 393
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Completion of HIST 344 or HIST 392 with a grade of “C” or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course is a cooperative effort between the college and the organizations involved in history or the related field of heritage interpretation. Internship sponsors assist students in acquisition of skills and the application of knowledge learned in the classroom. In addition to developing applied job related skills, students will learn skills in job seeking, career goal setting, team-building, and leadership. During the internship, students will continue to check in with the class to receive input and feedback on their experience.  This course requires that the students obtain an internship during the course of the semester that will last a minimum of 54 hours. 

HIST 495     Independent Studies in History    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

HIST 498     Work Experience in History    1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101, ESLR 320, or ESLW 320; with a grade of “C” or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to the field of history.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 76 - 316 hours LAB
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completing required forms, which document the student’s progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to fulfill 16 hours of instruction and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 hours of related paid work experience or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken four times for credit, when there is new or expanded learning on the job, for a maximum of 16 units. Students should have access to a computer, the Internet, and some computer media such as a USB drive to store data files. On-line students must have an e-mail account.

HIST 499     Experimental Offering in History    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
 

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