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Lower Division

HPSC 104 Global Interactions Since the Age of Columbus (4) 
A historical and geographical survey of global interactions and human encounters from the era of Columbus to the present. The course examines the proliferation of European institutions, ideologies, technologies, and related cultural forms and examines how non-Western cultures have appropriated and resisted those forms, imparted their own cultural influences on the West, and how those interactions have been expressed and experienced through the history of human migrations, cross-cultural encounters, the formation of nation states, and the rise of nationalism. (Formerly HIST 104)

HPSC 106 Race, Ethnicity and Class in American History (4) 
An overview of social and economic history in the United States with special attention to the place of race, ethnicity, and social class in American life. Includes discussion of immigrations, multiculturalism, capitalism, and socialism. (Formerly HIST 106)

HPSC 274 The Construction of American Political Life (4)
A survey of the major political systems of world history with emphasis on the historical and ideological backgrounds of the national government of the United States, including its organization and function. Fulfills the California teacher certification requirement. (Formerly PLSC 274)

HPSC 275 Critical Analysis (4)
An introduction to the basic skills of critical analysis, including how to locate information, read and analyze primary and secondary sources, and write scholarly arguments, précis and bibliographic reviews. (Formerly HIST 275)

Upper Division

HPSC 375 Research Methods (4)
An introduction to the qualitative and quantitative research methods used in history and the social sciences and their application to selected programs.
Prerequisite: HPSC 275 or consent of instructor

HPSC 497 Senior Colloquium (1)
Introduction to the Senior Thesis; preparation of a proposal; assignment to a faculty mentor. (Formerly HIST 497)

HPSC 498 Senior Thesis (3)
An opportunity for majors to showcase their breadth of knowledge or research abilities, as well as to pursue an issue of their special interest in further detail. Students have two seminar options: 1) the production of an article-length piece of original research; or 2) an in-depth historiographical review of a major field of history. Required of all students majoring in the department. Students must register for this class no later than the autumn quarter of their senior year. (Formerly HIST 498)
Prerequisite: HPSC 497

Lower Division

ANTH 275 Understanding Cultural Exchange (4)
Interdisciplinary approach to an understanding of the religious, social, and practical circumstances inherent to cultural exchange. Exploration of key issues, including culture, linguistics, health, and religion. Students will receive instruction in the application of principles essential to travel, study, service, and life abroad.

ANTH 299 Directed Study (1-4)
Independent investigations in anthropology under the direction of a department faculty member.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair.

Upper Division

ANTH 315 Cultural Anthropology (4)
Advanced course in ethnographic methods, ethnology and social organization.

ANTH 316 Archaeology (4)
Survey of research in the reconstruction of early sequences and the rise of ancient societies; field methods in archaeological research; cultural resource management.

ANTH 325 Peoples of the World (4)
Interdisciplinary and comparative studies of major cultural groups of the world. Examines ancient and contemporary cultural patterns, problems of cultural exchange, and contemporary social movement.

ANTH 325A Latin America
ANTH 325C Middle East
ANTH 326D Asia
ANTH 325F Australia and the Pacific Rim

ANTH 495 Field Placement (1-4)
Field experience in an applied setting such as an internship. May be reported for a maximum of 8 units.

ANTH 499 Directed Study (1-4)
Limited to students with upper division standing.
Prerequisiste: Consent of the department chair.

ANTH 275 Understanding Cultural Exchange (4)
Interdisciplinary approach to an understanding of the religious, social, and practical circumstances inherent to cultural exchange. Exploration of key issues, including culture, linguistics, health, and religion. Students will receive instruction in the application of principles essential to travel, study, service, and life abroad.

ANTH 316 Archaeology (4)
Survey of research in the reconstruction of early sequences and the rise of ancient societies; field methods in archaeological research; cultural resource management.

GEOG 276 Political and Human Geography (4)
An overview of the principles of physical and human geography for interdisciplinary application to the fields of history, economics, and the social sciences. Emphasis is directed toward developing the ability to analyze, interpret, compare and contrast, and synthesize information regarding the geographic character of the landscapes, societies, and ecosystems of the earth.

HPSC 104 Global Interactions Since the Age of Columbus (4) 
A historical and geographical survey of global interactions and human encounters from the era of Columbus to the present. The course examines the proliferation of European institutions, ideologies, technologies, and related cultural forms and examines how non-Western cultures have appropriated and resisted those forms, imparted their own cultural influences on the West, and how those interactions have been expressed and experienced through the history of human migrations, cross-cultural encounters, the formation of nation states, and the rise of nationalism. (Formerly HIST 104)

HIST 270A History of World Cinema: Asia (4) 
An introduction to the national cinemas of the Pacific Rim and India. Cinemas surveyed include those of Japan, China, Hong Kong, India, and Australia. Students will engage in cultural, historical, and political analyses of these national cinemas.

HIST 270B History of World Cinema: Europe (4) 
This course provides an introduction to the national cinemas of Europe. Cinemas surveyed this quarter will include those of France, Italy, and Spain. After an orientation in cinematic vocabulary, students will engage in cultural, historical, political, and formal analyses of these national cinemas.

HIST 273 Gender, Family, and Society in the Modern World (4) 
An historical survey of family life and the relations of gender from the early modern age to the present in Europe and the Americas. Topics include the roles of men and women in society, family structures, constructions of “childhood,” and the relationships between these issues and class, race, and sexuality.

HIST 430A Disease in History (4) 
This course will study the impact of epidemic disease and environmental illness in history. It will focus most specifically on the devastating effect of smallpox on the people of the Americas, the role of disease in the American Revolution, typhoid and its impact on America’s developing public health system, and what role race, gender, and cultural bias play in the formation of health policy and the delivery of medical services.

HIST 432F The British Imperial Experience in Africa and Asia (4) 
An analysis of themes and processes in the British imperial experience in Africa and Asia from the 19th century to the present. Emphasis on colonial institutions and mentalities, indigenous resistance and collaboration, the influence of travel literature and colonial memoirs on the European imagination, and the impact of recent developments in post-colonial theory on the imperial legacy.

HIST 440F War Crimes and International Policy (4) 
A study of war crimes committed since 1939 and the problem of developing and administering principles of law that can be enforced within the international community.

PLSC 316 Comparative Government (4)
Background, constitutional organization, and activities of the governments of selected states as compared with those of the United States government.

PLSC 420 International Organizations (4)
A study of international organizations such as the UN, WHO, ICC, NGOs, the World Bank and related institutions and agencies that provide vision, services, and aid to the world community and/or monitor or regulate international concerns.

PLSC 440D Problems in International Relations (4)
Major problems facing the international community, with emphasis on the relation of the United States thereto.

SOCI 374 Impacts of Globalization (4)
An examination of the effects of globalization upon worldviews, value systems, international and interpersonal relations, and social institutions, especially politics, religion and education. The underlying forces and counter forces of globalization and the varied human responses to its processes are explored.

Lower Division

HIST 105 The Western Intellectual Traditions (4) 
An overview of Western worldviews, both popular and elite, from the ancient Greeks to the post-moderns. Includes a discussion of their social contexts and their interactions with the worldviews of other world civilizations. Identical to PHIL 105.

HIST 270A History of World Cinema: Asia (4) 
An introduction to the national cinemas of the Pacific Rim and India. Cinemas surveyed include those of Japan, China, Hong Kong, India, and Australia. Students will engage in cultural, historical, and political analyses of these national cinemas.

HIST 270B History of World Cinema: Europe (4) 
This course provides an introduction to the national cinemas of Europe. Cinemas surveyed this quarter will include those of France, Italy, and Spain. After an orientation in cinematic vocabulary, students will engage in cultural, historical, political, and formal analyses of these national cinemas.

HIST 273 Gender, Family, and Society in the Modern World (4) 
An historical survey of family life and the relations of gender from the early modern age to the present in Europe and the Americas. Topics include the roles of men and women in society, family structures, constructions of “childhood,” and the relationships between these issues and class, race, and sexuality.

HIST 299 Directed Study (1-4)
May be repeated in different areas for additional credit.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair.

Upper Division

HIST 321 Modern Europe (1648-1815) (4) 
Europe from 1648 to 1815, with special attention given to the Age of Absolutism, the Enlightenment, English constitutionalism, the French Revolution, and social and cultural developments affecting all levels of European society.

HIST 322 Modern Europe (1815-1914) (4) 
Europe from 1815 to 1914, with special attention given to the Industrial Revolution, nationalism, ideological movements, imperialism, and social and cultural developments affecting all levels of European society.

HIST 323 Modern Europe (since 1914) (4) 
Europe from 1914 to present, with special attention given to World War I, communism, fascism, World War II, the European Economic Community, post-Cold War developments, and Europe’s changed status in a 20th-century world.

HIST 334 Colonial and Revolutionary America (to 1816) (4) 
Explores the patterns of exploration, colonization, and culturalization that led to the formation of the American people, and studies the revolutionary and constitutional impulses that built a republic. Fulfills the California teacher certification requirement.

HIST 335 The Age of Jackson to the Great War (1816-1914) (4) 
Examines the development of the United States through an era of social and political tensions and reforms, Civil War, territorial expansion, and industrialization to reveal the sources of its international and domestic strengths and weaknesses on the eve of World War I.

HIST 336 Modern America (1914 to present) (4) 
Investigates the roots of the modern American temper, the nature of America’s changing role in world affairs, and the evolution of a domestic, social compromise.

HIST 345 The African American Experience (4)
This course examines the experience of African Americans in the United States from their home in Africa through colonization to the present. An emphasis will be placed on the mid-19th century to the modern era, focusing on the dynamics of social, political, economic, and cultural changes the occurred in America during this period. Major topics include slavery, reconstruction, the philosophies of Black leaders, thinkers, and writers, the Civil Rights movement, and the present status of African Americans.

HIST 354 Colonial Latin America (4)
Latin America from the arrival of Columbus through the independence movements of the early nineteenth century. History of the Spanish and Portuguese empires in America. Conquest and colonization, political organization, race and society, the church, the economy, the Enlightenment, and various independence movements. Offered alternate years.

HIST 355 Modern Latin America (4)
Survey of Latin America from the 19th-century independence movements to the present, emphasizing events in the four principal nations of Latin America—Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. Traces the traditional struggles of monarchists versus republicans, and conservatives versus liberals as they evolved into modern revolutionary reform movements. Roles played by the Church, the military, and other power groups.

HIST 366 Concepts in Gender Studies (4)
A survey of how major disciplines in the humanities and social sciences—including anthropology, communications, history, literature, political science, psychology, and sociology—have theorized gender.

HIST 380 Modern China (4) 
A study of modern Chinese history from the early 19th century to the present. The course will focus on a range of subjects, including the decline of the Qing Dynasty, European and Japanese imperialism in China, indigenous reform efforts, and China’s political transformation from a Republic to a state socialism to post-Mao economic and cultural transformations.

HIST 390 Modern India (4) 
A study of modern Indian history from the end of the Mughal period to the rise of British imperial rule to Indian independence and statehood. Particular emphasis will be placed on indigenous assimilation of British socio-political customs and corresponding resistances to them through various Indian political and literary figures, India’s unique cultural heritage and its increasing rise to prominence as a global political and economic power.

HIST 430 Topics in American History
Courses that bring an in-depth analysis to some topic of American history or explore American history from the perspective of a specific historical sub-discipline. See class schedule each quarter for possible offerings.

HIST 430A Disease in History (4) 
This course will study the impact of epidemic disease and environmental illness in history. It will focus most specifically on the devastating effect of smallpox on the people of the Americas, the role of disease in the American Revolution, typhoid and its impact on America’s developing public health system, and what role race, gender, and cultural bias play in the formation of health policy and the delivery of medical services.

HIST 430B African American Experience: The Harlem Renaissance (4)
This course will study the Harlem Renaissance from an historical perspective through both primary and secondary sources, looking at the individuals and ideas that emerged during this crucial period. It will also explore the significance of the intellectual and artistic production both for that time and as a bridge to the Civil Rights Movement.

HIST 430D Women in History: Women and Work (4) 
The aim of this course is to examine the central role work has played in the lives of women in American history and the societal attitudes towards that role. Special attention will be given to race and class while considering the ways work connects and sometimes divides women.

HIST 430G United States Constitution to 1880 (4) 
The federal Constitution and its relation to American institutions. Combined with HIST 430H, fulfills the California teacher certification requirement.

HIST 430H United States Constitution from 1880 (4) 
The federal Constitution and its relation to American institutions. Combined with HIST 430G, fulfills the California teacher certification requirement.

HIST 430J California History (4) 
The history of California as a Spanish, Mexican, and an American possession, with emphasis on the impact of the gold rush and subsequent immigration on California's development.

HIST 430L Mexico (4) 
Mexico, from the Spanish conquest by Cortes and associates, through the 20th century Revolution.

HIST 430M Central America and the Caribbean (4) 
Central America, Panama, and the hispanic Caribbean from the arrival of Columbus to the present.

HIST 430N History of Seventh-day Adventism (3-4) 
A study of the origins, context, and development of Seventh-day Adventist doctrines and institutions from the 1840s to the 1960s. Includes emphasis on the role of Ellen G. White. Identical to RELH 483.

HIST 430Q Asian American History (4) 
This course explores the experience of peoples of Asian descent in the United States. Includes an analysis of immigration patterns, cultural relationships, and political and economic life.

HIST 430R Popular Culture in the United States (4) 
An examination of American popular culture in the 20th century, including the history and social dynamics of cinema, rock music, sports, and television. Emphasis will be given to understanding the several major schools of cultural theory and criticism commonly used to analyze and critique popular culture.

HIST 430S Intellectual Traditions in the United States (4) 
An overview of the changing patterns of intellectual life in the United States from the Puritans to the postmoderns.

HIST 430V The Vietnam War and its Aftermath (4)
An overview of the Viet Nam War, focusing on how and why the United States became involved, how it handled the engagement, and what the legacy has been for domestic and international affairs.

HIST 430W History of American Transportation (4)
An examination of the development of transportation facilities, including trails, canals, railroads, and air routes.

HIST 430Y Sports in American Culture (4) 
An historical analysis of the role of sport in American culture. Particular emphasis will be given to the manner in which sports has intersected with issues of race, gender, class, religion, and geography in American history.

HIST 430Z Hollywood and American History (4) 
An exploration of the political and cultural dimensions of the Hollywood institution from the late 19th century through the present day. Includes a focus on the technological and sociological forces that influenced and were influenced by the film industry.

HIST 432 Topics in World Civilization
Courses that bring an in-depth analysis to some topic of World Civilization. See class schedule each quarter for possible offerings.

HIST 432A The Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment (4) 
An introduction to the formation of early modern science from Copernicus to Newton and its role in transforming European social and political life during the Enlightenment. Includes an analysis of the interactions of philosophy, religion, politics, and culture from the 15th through the 18th centuries. Identical to PHIL 432A.

HIST 432D Women and Gender in Modern Europe (4)
This course surveys the many varieties of experience of European women during the 19th and 20th centuries. It presents a wide-ranging discussion focusing around several key themes, including: gender norms and the justification for women’s subordination; the shifting roles and experience of women in the family, economy, and politics; and the struggle of women for equality and rights.

HIST 432E The Mediterranean World of Antiquity (4) 
An examination of the birth and development of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and other civilizations that formed around the Mediterranean basin during antiquity. Particular focus will be given to the region's political, commercial, and cultural legacies to the West and how the Mediterranean served as a conduit for those activities and traditions.

HIST 432F The British Imperial Experience in Africa and Asia (4) 
An analysis of themes and processes in the British imperial experience in Africa and Asia from the 19th century to the present. Emphasis on colonial institutions and mentalities, indigenous resistance and collaboration, the influence of travel literature and colonial memoirs on the European imagination, and the impact of recent developments in post-colonial theory on the imperial legacy.

HIST 432G Church, Chivalry, and Conflict during the Medieval Age (4) 
A study of the distinctive legacy of the Middle Ages in western Europe as expressed through the church, chivalry, feudalism, serfdom, towns, universities and related features of Medieval life. Additional attention will be given to the unique impact that Medieval culture has had on the imagination and traditions of the West.

HIST 432Q History of the Avant-Garde (4)
An overview of the 20th century avant-garde movement, including the political and aesthetic revolutions that radicalized various artistic forms. Particular emphasis will be given to the historical events that influenced this cultural shift and the major schools of cultural theory that govern its society.

HIST 432R Social and Critical Movements in Film (4) 
An exploration of the political and cultural landscapes of film criticism from the early formalists and realists through the diversity of voices present within contemporary society. Particular focus will be given to primary “schools” of criticism.

HIST 423S Law and Society (4) 
A study that addresses how legal issues interact with society, both from an American and global perspective. It focuses on a number of socio-legal issues and what trends and debates are currently active in American society and in the larger world, including such issues as women’s rights, capital punishment, and religious liberty. It also investigates how non-Western sources, whether Islamic, East Asian or other religious, national or regional traditions, often conflict with and challenge Western legal principles and structures.

HIST 432W World War II (4)
A study of the major developments of World War II, its global reach, military strategies, technological advancements, its role in effecting major social and political changes during and after the war, and the emergent and shifting historiography that has arisen from the conflict.

HIST 440 Topics in International Relations
Courses dealing with the relationships of nations. See the class schedule each quarter for possible offerings.

HIST 440C Inter-American Relations (4) 
Relations between the United States and the nations of Latin America and, secondarily relations of Latin American nations among themselves.

HIST 440F War Crimes and International Policy (4) 
A study of war crimes committed since 1939 and the problem of developing and administering principles of law that can be enforced within the international community.

HIST 440G American Diplomatic Relations (4) 
Foreign relations of the United States.

HIST 445 The Story of Christianity: Formation (4)
The birth and development of Christianity from the apostolic age to the high middle ages, with emphasis on the formation of Christian beliefs and traditions. Identical to RELH 445.

HIST 446 The Story of Christianity: Reformation (4)
Christianity in the age of the Renaissance and Reformation, with emphasis on 16th-century movements and the emergence of Protestantism. Identical to RELH 446.

HIST 447 The Story of Christianity: Transformation (4)
Christianity in the Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment eras, with emphasis on the American religious scene, including the development of Adventism. Identical to RELH 447.

HIST 495 Readings in History (1-4) 
Limited to history or history and political science majors with a 3.00 minimum grade point average in the major. Special study in fields specified by the instructor; regular weekly conferences. May be repeated in different areas for additional credit to a maximum of 12 units.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair.

HIST 499 Directed Study (1-4) 
Special study in fields specified by the instructor; regular weekly conferences. May be repeated in different areas for additional credit.                                                 
Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair.

Lower Division

PLSC 225 Introduction to Law (2-4)
Orientation to the study and practice of law and the American legal system, intended for students interested in careers as attorneys, paralegal assistants, and legal secretaries. Topics include legal vocabulary and terminology, career specialization options, and a rudimentary survey of American jurisprudence.

PLSC 299 Directed Study (1-4)
May be repeated in different areas for additional credit. 
Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair.

Upper Division

PLSC 316 Comparative Government (4)
Background, constitutional organization, and activities of the governments of selected states as compared with those of the United States government.

PLSC 420 International Organizations (4)
A study of international organizations such as the UN, WHO, ICC, NGOs, the World Bank and related institutions and agencies that provide vision, services, and aid to the world community and/or monitor or regulate international concerns.

PLSC 432S Law and Society (4) 
This course will focus on a number of socio-legal issues such as women’s rights, the right to privacy, capital punishment, and religious liberty—addressing how such issues impact American politics and society today.

PLSC 440 Topics in International Relations
Courses dealing with the relationships of nations. See the class schedule each quarter for possible offerings.

PLSC 440D Problems in International Relations (4)
Major problems facing the international community, with emphasis on the relation of the United States thereto.

PLSC 474 Political Philosophy (4)
Main currents of political philosophy from Plato to the present. Identical to PHIL 474.

PLSC 485 American Political Thought (4)
American political ideas from the colonial period to the present.

PLSC 488E Political Psychology (4)
Application of psychological theory and research methods to political science topics. Examination of the way that politics is influenced by characteristics of people (abilities, personalities, values, attitudes), as well as the way that people are influenced by the political environment (institutions, information, norms). Major theories and approaches in personality and social psychology are used to explore the topics of political leaders, political followers, public opinion, tolerance, and intolerance, and international relations. Identical to PSYC 488E.

PLSC 494 Public Affairs Internship (1-12)
Supervised internship and study in political, governmental or related organizations.
Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

PLSC 495 Readings in Political Science (1-4) 
Limited to department majors with a 3.00 minimum grade point average in the major. Special study in fields specified by the instructor; regular weekly conferences. 
Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair.

PLSC 499 Directed Study (1-4) 
Special study in fields specified by the instructor; regular weekly conferences. May be repeated in different areas for additional credit.                                                 
Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair.

Lower Division

SOCI 104 General Sociology (4)
A broad survey of the science of society and social interaction. Coverage includes human groups, social structure, institutions, norms, values, and processes of change. Contributes to an understanding of how the sociological imagination can illuminate social life.

SOCI 299 Directed Study (1-4)
Independent investigations in sociology under the direction of a department faculty member.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair

Upper Division

SOCI 304 Social Psychology (4)
Behavior of the individual as a member of the group and behavior patterns within groups. Social interaction, group organization and leadership; social influences on perception, cognitive processes, attitude formation and change. Identical to PSYC 304.

SOCI 306 Pressing Issues in Society (4)
Current issues agitating society and their underlying social factors, including, for example, poverty, class, care for the elderly and young, drug abuse, environment, discrimination, and healthcare.

SOCI 307 Diversity in America (4)
The diversity of human groupings along the line of race, culture, gender and social position. Both historical and theoretical explanations of prejudice and discrimination are presented. Major ethnic groups in America are reviewed.

SOCI 314 Sociology of Love and Marriage (4)
Deals with education and preparation for marriage and such topics as love, courtship, premarital intimacy, emotional maturity, compatibility, couple communication, conflict resolution, religious and cultural variables, marital adjustment, divorce, death, trends in alternative life-styles, singleness and domestic crises.

SOCI 345 Social Organization (4)
Study of the structures and functions of various types of social organizations and bureaucracies; examination of leadership, organizational goal setting, communication, policy-making and performance evaluation and assessment.

SOCI 374 Impacts of Globalization (4)
An examination of the effects of globalization upon worldviews, value systems, international and interpersonal relations, and social institutions, especially politics, religion and education. The underlying forces and counter forces of globalization and the varied human responses to its processes are explored.

SOCI 404 Foundations of Social Thought (4)
Survey of social thoughts ranging from ancient world views to the modern social theories in anthropology and sociology.

SOCI 414 The Family (4)
Structure and function of the family, changing family patterns, threats to the family from within and without, family adaptation to social change, trends into the 21st century, the problem of broken families, and intergenerational relations. Cross-cultural perspective is an underlying dimension.

SOCI 418 Sexual Behavior and Gender Roles (4)
The impact of rapid social change on the social-sexual roles of males and females. Three tracks are followed simultaneously: (a) sex and gender, (b) gender and communication, and (c) social-psychological aspects of human sexual behavior.

SOCI 494 Methods of Research (4)
Conceptual understanding and practical application of social research principles and their components.
Prerequisite: MATH 251.

SOCI 495 Field Placement (4)
Field experience in an applied setting such as an internship. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 units.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair.

SOCI 499 Directed Study (1-4)
Limited to students with upper division standing and majoring in the department.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair.