2017-2018 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in History

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

General Education Requirements (55-62 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

No minor required.

Major Requirements (45 units)

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

A.  Lower Division Required Courses (6 units):

HIS 120World History I

3

HIS 121World History II

3

B.  Upper Division Requirements (39 units)

1.  Required Courses (9 units):

HIS 300 Theory and Practice of History

3

HIS 400Proseminar

3

HIS 490Senior Seminar In History

3

NOTE: HIS 300, HIS 400, and HIS 490 must be completed with a grade of C or better.

2.  Select three courses in non-U.S. history (representing at least two regions) from the courses numbered HIS 305, HIS 310-319, HIS 360-369 and HIS 395, when the subject is appropriate (9 units).

3.  Select three courses in U.S. history. Two should be period courses, selected from the courses numbered HIS 330-336. One should be topical, selected from the courses numbered HIS 340-359 or HIS 395, when the subject is appropriate (9 units).

4.  Select four additional upper-division courses, one of which must be a topical course (courses numbered HIS 301, HIS 340-352, HIS 354, HIS 370-390, and HIS 395).  The other three may be any upper-division courses (12 units).

History/Social Science Education Option

1. Required Courses (21 units):

HIS 120World History I

3

HIS 121World History II

3

HIS 300 Theory and Practice of History

3

HIS 305World History for Teachers

3

HIS 341California

3

HIS 400Proseminar

3

HIS 490Senior Seminar In History

3

2. United States History Requirements (9 units)

Select one from each group

Group A: Early America

HIS 300 Theory and Practice of History

3

HIS 331United States: Revolutionary and Constitutional Period

3


Group B: The Nineteenth Century

HIS 332United States: Early National Period

3

HIS 333United States: Civil War and Reconstruction

3

Group C: The Twentieth Century

HIS 334Emergence of Modern America

3

HIS 335United States: War and Depression

3

HIS 336 United States: Recent Period

3

3. Global History Requirements (12 units):

Select one from each group:

Group A: Early Global

HIS 360African History to the 1880's

3

HIS 362Traditional China

3

HIS 364Traditional Japan

3

HIS 366Colonial Latin America

3

HIS 368Mexico: Colonial Period

3

Group B: Modern Global

HIS 361 African History from the Colonial Era to the Present

3

HIS 363Modern China

3

HIS 365Modern Japan

3

HIS 367Modern Latin America

3

HIS 369Mexico: National Period

3

Group C: Ancient to Early Modern Europe

HIS 310The Ancient World

3

HIS 311Medieval Europe

3

HIS 312Renaissance and Reformation

3

HIS 313Absolutism and Enlightenment

3

HIS 318History of Medieval Russia

3

Group D: Modern Europe

HIS 314Emergence Modern Europe

3

HIS 31520th Century Europe

3

HIS 319History of Imperial Russia, 1689-1917

3

HIS 320History of the USSR and Post-Soviet Russia

3

4. Social Science Requirements (21 units)

ECO 210Economic Theory 1A Microeconomics

3

ECO 211 Economic Theory 1B Macroeconomics

3

GEO 350World Geography

3

POL 100General Studies Political Science: World Perspectives

3

Political Science

Select one course:

POL 354American Political Thought

3

POL 361American Constitutional Law: Civil Rights

3

Comparative Religions

Select one course:

PHI 383Comparative Religions

3

HIS 370History of Early Monotheism

3

Areas of Study

Select one course:

APP 101Introduction To Asian Studies

3

APP 212Introduction to Comparative Ethnic and Global Studies

3

CHS 100Chicana/o Cultural Roots

3

CHS 205Introduction to Chicano Literature

3

CHS 212Introduction to Comparative Ethnic and Global Societies

3

WMS 250Women's Studies

3

5.

To receive certification of Subject Matter Competency in Social Sciences for credentialing, students will be required to maintain a 2.85 GPA in the major with a C or better in all courses. They must also successfully complete and submit a teaching portfolio to the department.