Academic Catalog

History (HIST)

HIST 3A  •  WORLD HISTORY FROM PREHISTORY TO 750 CE

HIST 3A Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Survey of the world's ancient peoples, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas and Oceania. Focus on the interactions between peoples and cultures in broad regions and the similarities and difference between civilizations.

HIST 3B  •  WORLD HISTORY FROM 750 CE TO 1750 CE

HIST 3B Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Survey of world civilizations focusing on the increasing encounters between the world's peoples, cultures, and civilizations. Focus on the constructive and destructive impacts of interactions of civilizations in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania.

HIST 3C  •  WORLD HISTORY FROM 1750 CE TO THE PRESENT

HIST 3C Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Survey of world civilizations as they transition from colonial to modern times. Focus on the increasing interdependency of human societies through revolution, war, globalization, and global environmental changes.

HIST 4A  •  HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO 800 CE

HIST 4A Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Survey of the development of Western culture and civilization in the ancient world. From the Neolithic period to the early Middle Ages.

HIST 4B  •  HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: 700-1800

HIST 4B Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Survey of the development of Western society and culture from the early Middle Ages through the Age of Enlightenment. Emphasis upon the cultural, social, intellectual, and institutional changes that led to the birth of the modern Western culture and its interchange with the peoples of the world's continents.

HIST 4C  •  HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 1789-PRESENT

HIST 4C Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249; not open to students with credit in HIST 4CH.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Survey of the development of Western society and culture during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Emphasis upon the social, intellectual, and institutional changes that have led to the contemporary Western world and its interchange with the peoples and institutions of the world's continents.

HIST 4CH  •  HONORS HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 1789-PRESENT

HIST 4CH Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in HIST 4C.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Survey of the development of Western society and culture during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Emphasis upon the social, intellectual, and institutional changes that have led to the contemporary Western world and its interchange with the peoples and institutions of the world's continents. As an honors course, it is a full thematic seminar with advanced teaching methods focusing on major writing, reading, and research assignments, student class lectures, group discussions and interactions.

HIST 8  •  HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA

HIST 8 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

History of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present. Emphasis upon Native and European contributions to present Latin American culture. Special emphasis on governmental systems and social and economic progress. Includes revolutionary movements and their present status.

HIST 10  •  HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA: THE MULTICULTURAL STATE

HIST 10 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area VI: United States Cultures & Communities, Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

History of California emphasizing the interaction of peoples of different ethnicities from the Native period up to the present day. Emphasis on periods of significant cultural transition--the Spanish mission period, American conquest and dominance, and multicultural movements of the twentieth century. Analysis of class and gender as well as race and ethnicity in the development of California history and culture.

HIST 17A  •  HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1815

HIST 17A Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

History of North America and the United States up to 1815. Survey of the political, economic, intellectual and social antecedents of United States culture with emphasis on the interactions of peoples and ideas that led to the creation and evolution of the early United States.

HIST 17B  •  HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1812 TO 1914

HIST 17B Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

History of the United States from 1812 to 1914. Survey of the political, economic, cultural and social development of the United States with emphasis on its contentious expansion into the North American west, its evolution as an economic world power, and the conflict over the application of the ideals of freedom and equality across race, class and gender lines.

HIST 17C  •  HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT

HIST 17C Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249; not open to students with credit in HIST 17CH.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

History of the United States from 1914 to the present. Survey of the political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States with emphasis on the country's evolving involvement in world affairs and increasing struggle to achieve civil rights for all Americans.

HIST 17CH  •  HONORS HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT

HIST 17CH Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in HIST 17C.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

History of the United States from 1914 to the present. Survey of the political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States with emphasis on the country's evolving involvement in world affairs and increasing struggle to achieve civil rights for all Americans. As an honors course, it is a full thematic seminar with advanced teaching methods focusing on major writing, reading, and research assignments, student class lectures, group discussions and interactions.

HIST 18  •  INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE EASTERN CIVILIZATION

HIST 18 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Civilization of the Middle East. History of the region, concentrating on the 19th and 20th and 21st centuries. European colonization, culture, institutions and religion. Political, economic, and social development of the area.

HIST 19  •  HISTORY OF ASIA: CHINA/JAPAN

HIST 19 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Political, social and economic development of China and Japan. Emphasis on impact of Western culture and problems of political and economic modernization.

HIST 20  •  HISTORY OF RUSSIA & THE SOVIET UNION

HIST 20 Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Russian political and social development from the 10th Century to present. Emphasis on post-revolutionary Russia and problems of authoritarian modernization, independence, political and economic integration and industrialization.

HIST 54H  •  HONORS INSTITUTE SEMINAR IN HISTORY

HIST 54H Details
Units: 1
Hours: 1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in HIST 34 or 34H.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

A seminar in directed readings, discussions and projects in history. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor in consultation with the individual student.