History (HIST)

HIST-103  World Civilizations I  3 Credits  
HIST-104  World Civilizations II  3 Credits  
HIST-156C  U.S. History  3 Credits  

A study of the United States from colonial times to the present, seeking to help the student develop an understanding of the growth of the institutions and culture of the nation, and gain insight into the similarities and differences of people of different times, classes, and ethnicity. Strongly recommended as a prerequisite for upper division U.S. History courses.

HIST-203C  World Civilizations I  3 Credits  

Emphasizes the development of the basic ideas, institutions, individuals, and the outstanding cultural, economic, political, and social movements that have shaped humanity from ancient times. The course divides in 1648. Students may take either course to fulfill the core curriculum requirement. Strongly recommended as a prerequisite for upper division non-U.S. History courses. May be taken as an honors course.

HIST-204  World Civilizations II  3 Credits  
HIST-204C  World Civilization II  3 Credits  

Emphasizes the development of the basic ideas, institutions, individuals, and the outstanding cultural, economic, political, and social movements that have shaped humanity from ancient times. The course divides in 1648. Students may take either course to fulfill the core curriculum requirement. Strongly recommended as a prerequisite for upper division non-U.S. History courses. May be taken as an honors course.

HIST-262  Research Methods in Hist/Poli Science  3 Credits  

Writing intensive class which will teach students proper research techniques and the different aspects of History and Political Science scholarship. Class will focus on how to write a major research paper, book reviews, and other scholarly works. Prerequisite for upper-division History and Political Science courses. Satisfies ENGL-220C requirement. Students are expected to take HIST/POLS-262, but if ENGL-220C was taken before a History & Political Science major was declared, it will be an acceptable substitution. Must be passed with a "C" (not a "C-") or better to fulfill the core curriculum requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL-120C

HIST-270  Special Topic:  1-3 Credits  
HIST-275  Topics in American History  3 Credits  

A study of five periods in American history emphasizing the development of a distinctive American culture.(meets Social Science requirement)

HIST-302  Twentieth-Century Europe  3 Credits  

The history of Europe in the twentieth century and beyond, including political, military, economic, religious, social, and intellectual aspects.

HIST-310  History of Baseball  3 Credits  

A study of America's national pastime from its mythical beginnings to its 21st-century role in American society. Includes political, sociological, economic, literary, and statistical elements.

HIST-316  Teaching Hist/Multcltr Setting  3 Credits  

Students seeking to complete the subject matter program in Social Science must take this class as part of that program to ensure that they are integrating historical content with their pedagogical experience. This course provides the philosophical background and classroom experience necessary to introduce a person to the teaching profession in a public or private school in a multicultural environment. The purpose of the class is to assist the student to gain an understanding of the resources and challenges facing a teacher serving a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. Discussion will focus on the major professional organizations and educational research related to the philosophical, historical, and demographic developments of American education. Students will complete a 30-hour field work component to observe classroom management and organization, Specially Designed Academic Instruction Delivered in English (SDAIE) instructional practices, and the curricula of grades K-12. The role and function of Christian beliefs and values in the public school will be integrated throughout the course. This course is a prerequisite requirement for the Single Subject Credential program Lab fee.

HIST-317  Modern China  3 Credits  

A study of the political and social history of China from the mid-nineteenth century, when European aggression forced China on a path to modernization, to the present.

HIST-319  Imperial China  3 Credits  

A study of the political and social history of China from earliest times until the mid-nineteenth century.

HIST-322  History of England  3 Credits  

A study of English history from the advent of the Tudors until the present, emphasizing the development of ideas and significant political, social, and economic institutions.

HIST-323  The British Empire  3 Credits  

The history of the British Empire, from its beginnings in the sixteenth century to decolonization in the twentieth century, with a particular emphasis on cultural exchanges, imperialism, and how the empire shaped our modern world.

HIST-339  Area Studies:  3 Credits  

Area Studies is an intensive examination of specific regions of the world. Each course gives a brief survey of the region with attention to cultural history, ethnicity, family structure, political organization, technology, social structure, ethnopsychology, economics and ideologies present within the region. Issues of cultural difference and commonality, regional minority sub-cultural groups, and the role that this region plays within "global" culture are also addressed. (This course may be repeated for credit.) Areas of study in the rotation may include: Latin America, Pacific Rim, Japan, Middle East, Oceania, East Asia, South East Asia, China, Korea, Northern Africa, Sub-Sahara Africa, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, North America, and North America Diaspora.

HIST-345  The Birth of Modern Europe  3 Credits  

Traces the development of ideas and events in Europe that shattered the old order and created modernity from 1648-1900. Major topics include the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment, liberal political revolutions, the industrial revolution,nationalism, and imperialism.

HIST-346  Ancient Greece and Rome  3 Credits  

Neolithic background of Greece; Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations; the rise of city states, and classical Greek civilization to the Macedonian conquest of Alexander the Great. The life of post-Alexander Greek states and their collapse in the face of Roman growth. Roman civilization from republic to empire concluding with the collapse of their rule in 476 A.D. Latin culture, politics, and the growth of Christianity will be studied.

HIST-350  U.S. Military History  3 Credits  

Traces the course of American military developments from the Revolution to the present, focusing on wars and with a special emphasis on Christian perspectives.

HIST-356  History and Geography of California  3 Credits  

A study of California from pre-Spanish times to the present, with emphasis on political, economic, and social developments and on its physical, political, and human geography.

HIST-358  The Revolutionary Atlantic  3 Credits  

The English Civil War and Glorious Revolution, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the Haitian Revolution, and Latin American Revolutions in comparative context.

HIST-360  Women in American History  3 Credits  

A survey of the role of women in the development of the nation, including the lives of average women and a look at some of the pioneers who reshaped attitudes about women's proper sphere.

HIST-363  America From Colony to Nation  3 Credits  

The history of the thirteen English colonies in America from their beginnings through the American revolution and ending with the conclusion of the War of 1812. This seminar class will focus on specific topics such as the growth of slavery, religion, politics, and Revolutionary War, and the constitutional debates.

HIST-366  The History of Human Rights  3 Credits  

The history of the philosophy, laws, and religious precepts relating to the question of how human beings ought to be treated, from the ancient world to the present. The class culminates in a human rights advocacy project.

HIST-370  Wars of America  3 Credits  

Examines the Civil War, World War II or the Vietnam War in depth. May be repeated for credit.

HIST-373  U.S.1945-1963: Good Old Days  3 Credits  

Explores political, social, economic, and cultural developments in the days of the high Cold War.

HIST-374  U.S.Since 1963: Contemporary America History  3 Credits  

Traces the loss of consensus through the sixties, Vietnam, Watergate, the end of the Cold War, and beyond.

HIST-425  Topics/Amer Relg Hist:  3 Credits  

The class will focus on one topic particular to American religious history and study it in detail. The topics could include: women in American religious history, new religions and cults, evangelical Christian culture in America, specific religious groups such as the Puritans or evangelicals.

HIST-428  The History of Childhood  3 Credits  

An advanced research seminar in which students combine age as a category of historical analysis. Students produce article-length papers of original research on a topic of their choice related to the experiences of children or ideas regarding childhood in history.

HIST-444  Early American Republic  3 Credits  
HIST-446  Colonial America  3 Credits  
HIST-450  History Teaching Internship  1-3 Credits  

Regular hours each week for classes and/or meetings are established at the beginning of the semester. The intern assists an instructor in planning and conducting a course and/or laboratory session. Maximum of three units. (Maximum units for HIST/POLS-450, HIST/POLS-454, and HIST/POLS-457.)

HIST-451  Renaissance & Reformation  3 Credits  

The transition from medieval to modern civilization, emphasizing those forces and persons that brought about change in Europe's intellectual and religious outlook.

HIST-452  History/Christianity in Amer.  3 Credits  
HIST-453  American Social History  3 Credits  
HIST-454  History/Poli Sci Internship  1-3 Credits  

Internship with Vanguard University, local museum, archives, government office, or political campaign. Maximum of three units. (Maximum units for HIST/POLS-450, HIST/POLS-454, and HIST/POLS-457.)

HIST-455  History of California  3 Credits  
HIST-456  History and Geography of Calif  3 Credits  
HIST-457  Research Assistantship  1-3 Credits  

Advanced work in research in History in an on-going project with the cooperation and supervision of a faculty member. Students will meet with instructor weekly to discuss findings and progress. Maximum three units. (Maximum units for HIST/POLS-450, HIST/POLS-454, and HIST/POLS-457.)

HIST-460  U.S. Diplomatic History  3 Credits  
HIST-463  U.S. Diplomatic History  3 Credits  
HIST-465  Civil War & Reconstruction  3 Credits  
HIST-469  Special Topic: U.S.:  1-3 Credits  

Experimental or occasional courses not offered on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit.

HIST-470  Special Topic: Non-U.S.  1-3 Credits  

Experimental or occasional courses not offered on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit.

HIST-471  The Emergence of Modern Amer.  3 Credits  
HIST-472  U.S. Since WWII  3 Credits  
HIST-480  Individual Studies:  1-4 Credits  

May be repeated for credit.

HIST-483  History of Russia  3 Credits  
HIST-485C  Historiography  3 Credits  

A capstone course that traces the evolution of historical theory, interpretation, and practice. Seminar format. Includes focus on integration of faith and learning within the discipline. Culminates with students developing their own philosophies of history. This course fulfills the Core Curriculum Capstone requirement for History majors.

HIST-490  Seminar:  1-3 Credits