History

History

History is a discipline within social science that includes research and the development of critical thinking skills. History is the study of understanding and analyzing the past, as well as explaining and assessing the present.

History is the field through which the major political, economic, intellectual, and cultural events and or movements of a given period in the United States and world are examined.

Many students complete bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history and then become public school teachers or enter professional fields such as law, management, journalism, library science, public service and politics.

Faculty 

Thurman Robinson

Alicia Rodriquez-Estrada

Alicia Rodriquez-Estrada

Bethany Bird

Bethany Bird

Courses

History 11 – Political and Social History of the United States I (3) UC:CSU

This course examines the historical development of the United States of America from 1492 to the close of the Civil War. Emphasis on the relationship of regions, both internal and external, the role of major ethnic and social groups, the continuity of the American experience, and its derivation from other cultures, politics, economics, social movements, and its geography.

History 12 – Political and Social History of the United States II (3) UC:CSU

This course will explore the historical development of the United States of America from the close of the Civil War to the present. Emphasis on the relationship of regions, both internal and external, the role of major ethnic and social groups, the continuity of the American experience, and its derivation from other cultures, politics, economics, social movements and its geography.

History 41 – The African American in the History of the United States I (3) UC:CSU

This course will examine the historical development of the United States of America from the early colonial era through the Civil War with special emphasis on the contributions of the Afro-American. Emphasis on the relationship of regions, both internal and external, the role of major ethnic and social groups, the continuity of the American experience, and its derivation from other cultures, politics, economics, social movements and its geography.

History 42 – The African American in the History of the United States II (3) UC:CSU

This course will examine the historical development of the United States of America from the end of the Civil War to the present with special emphasis on the contributions of the Afro-American. Emphasis on the relationship of regions, both internal and external, the role of major ethnic and social groups, the continuity of the American experience, and its derivation from other cultures, politics, economics, social movements and its geography.

History 43 – The Mexican-American in the Political and Social History of the United States I (3) UC:CSU

This course examines historical development of the United States from the period of exploration to the close of the Civil War with special emphasis on the history of Mexican-Americans. Emphasis on regions, both internal and external, major ethnic and social groups, the American experience and its derivation from other cultures, politics, economics, social movements, and geography.

History 86 – Introduction to World Civilization I (3) UC:CSU

Students will critically analyze world cultures and their importance and contribution to humankind, explain basic concepts, theories, beliefs of different cultures, from the Stone Age B.C.E. to the end of 1300 A.C.E. (Middle Ages.)

History 87 – Introduction to World Civilization II (3) UC:CSU

Students will critically analyze world cultures and their importance and contributions to humankind, explain basic concepts, theories and beliefs of different cultures from the beginning of the Renaissance to the present.