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Course Descriptions

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

 

HIST 1, 3 Units

American Indian History and Culture

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Survey of American Indians: Traditional ways of life and history both before and after contact with Europeans; current trends in American Indian socio-economic and cultural development.

 

HIST 2A, 3 Units

History of European Civilization

3 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

History of Western civilization to 1660: Prehistoric, Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance periods to 1660.

 

HIST 2B, 3 Units

History of European Civilization

3 hours lecture (GR). HIST 2A is not a prerequisite for HIST 2B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

History of Western civilization since 1660: Rise of nations, revolutionary eras, European expansion and decline; Europe and its impact on the world; emphasis on ideas and institutions rather than national histories.

 

HIST 3A, 3 Units

World History to 1500

3 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Survey of the development of world civilizations to 1500.

 

HIST 3B, 3 Units

Modern World History: 1500-Present.

3 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Survey of world history since 1500: Developments of the modern world as shaped by social, religious, economic, political, philosophical, and historical forces.

 

HIST 5, 3 Units

History of Mexico

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Interpretative survey of Mexican history from the Spanish Conquest to the present: Nature of the Mexican Revolution; problems of contemporary Mexico concentrating on political and economic development.

 

HIST 7A, 3 Units

History of the United States to 1877

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

History of the United States from colonial days to Reconstruction (1877): Survey and interpretation of political, social, and economic factors contributing to the growth of the nation.

 

HIST 7B, 3 Units

History of the United States Since 1865

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). HIST 7A is not prerequisite to HIST 7B.

Not open for credit to students who have completed or are concurrently enrolled in HIST 15. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

History of the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present: Survey and interpretation of political, social, and economic factors contributing to the growth of the nation.

 

HIST 8B, 3 Units

History of Latin-American Civilization

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

History of Latin America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Changing patterns of political, social, and cultural life.

 

HIST 10B, 3 Units

History of Africa Since 1750

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

African civilizations since 1750: Rise of African nationalism and independence and the creation of new African states.

 

HIST 12, 3 Units

History and Culture of Eastern Asia

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

History and culture of eastern Asia: Emphasis on the history and culture of China and its role as a major influence on other Asian nations; eastern Asia in the modern world.

 

HIST 17, 3 Units

History of the Mexican-American

3 hours lecture (GR). Also offered as M/LAT 19. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in M/LAT 19. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

History of the people of Mexican descent from colonial times to the present: Contemporary status and problems of Mexican-Americans in the United States.

 

HIST 19, 3 Units

History of California

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

California’s multi-ethnic history from the pre-Spanish period to the present: Emphasis on the social and ethnic diversity of past and present California.

 

HIST 21, 3 Units

U.S. Women: A Social History

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Survey of the role and contributions of women to the development of U.S. society from colonial times to the present: Examination of U.S. women as social activists in their own and other movements.

 

HIST 22, 3 Units

Introduction to Peace Studies

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Survey of the political, social, economic, and cultural conditions necessary to build a peaceful world: Effectiveness of world twentieth-century peace movements.

 

HIST 23, 3 Units

Global Perspectives

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Survey of the historical development of twentieth-century global political, social, and economic systems: Examination of key historical events, analysis of the interdependence among and conflict between different systems, and identification of possible solutions to current global problems.

 

HIST 28, 3 Units

American Labor Movement

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

History of the American labor movement from colonial times to the present: First unions, creation of laws, beginnings of national union structures, rise of the AFL, development of the CIO, and current issues.

 

HIST 31, 3 Units

Contemporary Middle East: Politics of Nationalism

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Also offered as POSCI 12. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in POSCI 12. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Survey of economic, political, and social forces behind current Middle East tensions: Examination of key current conflicts in the Middle East; analysis of the role of oil, religious and national antagonisms; and the geopolitical importance of the region in twentieth-century superpower policy.

 

HIST 32, 3 Units

The United States since 1945

3 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Recent history of the United States: Social and political developments and the changing role of the United States in modern world relations.

 

HIST 33, 3 Units

History of Native American Thought and Literature

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Historical survey of thought and literature of North American Indians: Origin stories, spiritual perspectives, treaty writings, memoirs, novels, children’s literature, essays, and contemporary political treatises.

 

HIST 37, 3 Units

Developing World

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Also offered as POSCI 25. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in POSCI 25. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Survey of the historical evolution of developing regions of the world: Examination of their infrastructures, political stability, economic development, acquisition of technology; analysis of ethnic conflicts, environmental problems, and role in the global economy and international community.

 

HIST 38, 3 Units

Current World Problems

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Also offered as POSCI 20. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in POSCI 20. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

World problems with emphasis on four major areas of concern: Population explosion, war, ideological confrontation, and disparity of resources among nations.

 

HIST 39, 3 Units

History of Soviet Russia: 1917-Present

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Survey of contemporary Russian history: Rise and fall of the Soviet Union, multiculturalism, and challenges of the post-communist era.

 

HIST 43, 1 Unit

Berkeley History

1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Berkeley as a special identity: A place of political/cultural experimentations and town-grown divisions; historical roots of contemporary Berkeley.

 

HIST 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in History

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Selected Topics.

 

HIST 49, .5-5 Units

Independent Study in History

.5-5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Independent Study.

 

HIST 60A, 1 Unit

Preparing an Oral History Interview

1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Preparation of an oral history interview: Setting interview goals, budget, and timeline; review of ethics guidelines; use of primary source documents; development of an interview outline; biographical interview and legal release forms; overview of oral history organizations and archives and the uses of oral history.

 

HIST 60B, 1 Unit

Conducting an Oral History Interview

1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Conducting an oral history interview: Effective interview techniques and interview procedures, use of recording equipment, and practice in conducting and transcribing an interview.

 

HIST 60C, 1 Unit

Transcribing and Editing an Oral History Interview

1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Transcribing and editing an oral history interview: Use of transcription equipment, effective transcription and editing practices, and practice in transcribing and editing an oral history.

 

HIST 248UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in History

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

See section on Selected Topics.

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

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