Program Learning Objectives
- Understand and analyze the sources used by historians.
- Understand how to synthesize historical information.
- Understand how to design, research, and produce an original research paper.
- Understand multiple perspectives.
- Understand chronological and spatial thinking.
- Understand historiography / historical interpretations.
- Understand content knowledge.
- Understand historical change, understand themselves and their lives in historical context, and develop a sense of the past that can sustain them today.
Degree Requirements and Curriculum
In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:
- 60 units of upper division courses
- Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
- 2.0 GPA
- U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)
Note: No major or support courses may be selected as credit/no credit.
|HIST 100||Introduction to the Study of History||2|
|HIST 110||Western Civilization: Ancient to Renaissance||4|
|HIST 111||Western Civilization: Reformation to the Present||4|
|HIST 201||United States History to 1865 (D1) (USCP) 1||4|
|HIST 202||United States History Since 1865 (D1) (USCP) 1||4|
|HIST 213||Modern Political Economy (D2) 1||4|
|HIST 221||World History, Beginnings to 1000 (D3) 1||4|
|or HIST 222||World History, 1000 - 1800|
|or HIST 223||World History, 1800 - Present|
|HIST 303||Research and Writing Seminar in History||5|
|HIST 460||Senior Project I||2|
|HIST 461||Senior Project II||2|
|Select upper division HIST courses 2||24|
Select a minimum of 12 units at the 400 level
Select a minimum of 12 units from the following Non-U.S., Non-European courses
|The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade (D5)|
|Cultures of West Africa and the African Diaspora (D5)|
|East Asian Culture and Civilization (D5)|
|Comparative World Environmental History & Sustainability Since 1492 (D5)|
|Modern Middle East (D5)|
|Modern East Asia (D5)|
|The Lure of the Sea (D5)|
|Modern South and Southeast Asia (D5)|
|Colonial Latin America (D5)|
|Modern Latin America (D5)|
|Modern Central America|
|Vietnam War at Home and Abroad|
|20th Century China|
|Chinese Film and History|
|Modern Southeast Asia|
|The History of Prostitution|
|Japanese Postwar Film and History|
|The History of Vietnam|
|The Indian Ocean|
|Precolonial African History|
|Modern African History|
|Topics and Issues in Latin American History|
|Topics and Issues in Asian History|
|Topics and Issues in African History|
|Topics and Issues in Comparative History|
|Imperialism and Postcolonial Studies|
|Arabia and the Arab Gulf States|
|Foreign Language Requirement|
|Select from the following:||4|
|Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I|
|Intermediate French I|
|Intermediate German I|
|Intermediate Italian I|
|Intermediate Japanese I|
|Intermediate Spanish I|
|Intermediate World Language I|
or equivalent course
|Society and the Individual Breadth:|
|GE Area D5 course not in HIST 1||4|
|Any upper division courses (300-400, including History) 3||24|
|GENERAL EDUCATION (GE)|
|(See GE program requirements below.)||56|
|Free Electives 3||29|
Required in Major/Support; also satisfies GE.
If upper-division GE courses are used to satisfy Support requirements, additional units of Free Electives may be required to complete the 180 total unit requirement. Please note Support courses must be taken for a letter grade.
General Education (GE) Requirements
- 72 units required, 16 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
- See the complete GE course listing.
- Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.
|A3||Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing||4|
|Area B||Math, Science, and Quantitative Reasoning|
|B4||One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course|
|B5||Area B elective (select one course from B1-B5)||4|
|Area C||Arts and Humanities|
|Area D||Society and the Individual|
|D1||The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement) (4 units in Major) 1||0|
|D2||Political Economy (4 units in Major) 1||0|
|D3||Comparative Social Institutions (4 units in Major) 1||0|
|D5||Upper-division elective (4 units in Support) 1||0|
|Area E||Lifelong Learning and Self-Development|
Required in Major; also satisfies GE.