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HIST 1, History of Western Civilization I   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys the development of Western Civilization from its beginnings in the valleys of the Tigris-Euphrates and Nile Rivers to Europe of the 16th century. It addresses cultures of the Near East, Greece, and Rome; the medieval period; the Renaissance; and the Reformation, introducing the social, economic, political, intellectual, and artistic transformations that shaped what came to be known as the West.

2391   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 205   Fogleman A M

2392   8:00a-9:20a MW   BUNDY 235   Byrne D

Above section 2392 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2393   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 104   Frisch D C W

2394   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 204   Fogleman A M

Above section 2394 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

2395   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 106   Clayborne D

Above section 2395 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2396   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 104   Romano H M

2397   3:45p-5:05p TTh   HSS 104   Stiles C L

2398   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Byrne D

Above section 2398 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4274   6:45p-9:50p W   HSS 104   Stiles C L

HIST 2, History of Western Civilization II   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys the development of Western Civilization from the 16th century into the 21st century. It addresses social, economic, political, intellectual, and artistic transformations that relate to the development of nation-states, industrialization, imperialism, and international conflicts and migration.

2399   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 104   Ellefson D C

2400   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 105   Kerze M

Above section 2400 requires that students use a computer with Internet access in order to complete timed quizzes and assignments.

2401   9:30a-10:50a MW   BUNDY 235   Kent M L

Above section 2401 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2402   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 205   Manoff R J

2403   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 105   Romano H M

Above section 2403 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2404   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 204   Kent M L

2405   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 205   Ghanbarpour C

2406   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Verlet M C

Above section 2406 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 16 to Dec 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2407   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Verlet M C

Above section 2407 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 16 to Dec 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4275   6:45p-9:50p T   HSS 103   Rasmussen K A

HIST 3, History of British Civilization I   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys the development of British Civilization from Roman times to the Restoration of 1660. It addresses the significant social, economic, political, intellectual, and artistic transformations that shaped British and Irish history, from Roman occupation through the medieval period and the political and religious upheavals of the English Reformation, Civil Wars, and Restoration.

4276   6:45p-9:50p T   HSS 104   Stiles C L

HIST 4, History of British Civilization II   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys the development of British Civilization from the Restoration of 1660 into the post-World War II period. It addresses the significant social, economic, political, intellectual, and artistic transformations that shaped British and Irish history, including the development of a constitutional monarchy, the industrial revolution, establishment of a global empire, Irish independence, and involvement in world wars.

4277   6:45p-9:50p Th   HSS 104   Stiles C L

HIST 5, History of Latin America 1   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys the history of Latin America, from its pre-Columbian origins to the end of the colonial period in the early nineteenth century. Using a thematic and chronological approach, it addresses the initial encounters between pre-Columbians, Iberians, and West Africans; the subsequent development of Iberian political, economic, social, and cultural colonialism; and the movements for political change.

2408   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 205   Mostkoff A

2409   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 205   Mostkoff A

NEW 3366   2:15p-3:35p TTh   LS 119   Ruiz R

HIST 6, History of Latin America 2   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys modern Latin American history from independence to the present. Using a thematic and chronological approach, it addresses post-colonial developments in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, including such topics as the social and cultural challenges of nation-building and economic growth through periods of political conflict to contemporary globalization.

2410   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 205   Mostkoff A

2411   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 103   Mostkoff A

HIST 10, Ethnicity and American Culture    3 units

Transfer: UC (meets UC Berkeley American Cultures graduation requirement), CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course surveys ethnic groups in America from pre-contact to the present, including Native Americans, European Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinos, emphasizing the forces prompting emigration and immigration, their roles in shaping American society and culture, their reception by and adaptation to American society, as well as an examination of contending theoretical models of the immigrant experience in America.

2412   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 106   Kawaguchi L A

2413   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 106   Kawaguchi L A

2414   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 106   Cruz J S

2415   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 103   Cruz J S

Above section 2415 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2416   11:15a-12:35p TTh   BUNDY 235   Saavedra Y

Above section 2416 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section 2416 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2417   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 154   Cruz J S

2418   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 205   Amerian S M

2419   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Kawaguchi L A

Above section 2419 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

HIST 11, History of the United States through Reconstruction    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) + satisfies CSU U.S. History graduation requirement • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys the United States from the colonial period through post-Civil War Reconstruction, addressing developments in American culture; ethnic, racial, gender, and class relations; politics; and the economy. It also considers American interaction with other nations, including both foreign policy and the relationship of domestic developments to the larger history of the modern world.

2420   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 105   Slaughter M A

2421   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUNDY 416   Keville T J

Above section 2421 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2422   9:00a-12:05p Sat & Sun   HSS 103   Nielsen C S

Above section 2422 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 20 to Dec 14.

2423   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 105   Borghei S C

2424   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 106   Chi J S

2425   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 204   Gantner D C

Above section 2425 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2426   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 204   Gantner D C

Above section 2426 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

2427   3:45p-5:05p TTh   HSS 106   Keville T J

2428   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Nielsen C S

Above section 2428 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2429   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Vanbenschoten W D

Above section 2429 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

HIST 12, United States History Since Reconstruction    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) + satisfies CSU U.S. History graduation requirement • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys the United States from post-Civil War Reconstruction to the present, addressing developments in American culture; ethnic, racial, gender, and class relations; politics; and the economy. It also considers American interaction with other nations, including both foreign policy and the relationship of domestic developments to the larger history of the modern world.

2430   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 204   Amerian S M

2431   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 104   Saavedra Y

2432   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 104   Chi J S

2433   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUNDY 416   Keville T J

Above section 2433 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2434   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 104   Chi J S

Above section 2434 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2435   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 104   Chi J S

2436   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 204   Slaughter M A

2437   3:45p-5:05p MW   HSS 103   Bolelli D

2438   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Vanbenschoten W D

Above section 2438 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4278   6:45p-9:50p W   HSS 105   Bolelli D

HIST 13, History of the U.S. after 1945    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course addresses political, social, cultural, economic, and international developments of the U.S. from 1945 to the present. Major topics include the emergence of political consensus then polarization, the economics and demographics of suburbanization, the Civil Rights movement; the Cold War, including the Vietnam War, and its aftermath; trends related to environmentalism, immigration, and technology, and responses to 9/11.

2439   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 105   Borghei S C

Above section 2439 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

2440   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 105   Wilkinson Jr E C

2441   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   McMillen R

Above section 2441 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

HIST 14, Environmental History    3 units

Transfer: UC (pending), CSU • IGETC Area 4F (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

IGETC: 3B (Humanities) (pending) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys environmental history of the United States from earliest human migration to the present, focusing on the complex and consequential ways people have perceived, relied on, interacted with, and been impacted by the natural world. Topics include diverse patterns of interaction with land, water, plants, animals, and energy sources, as well as the economic, political, social, cultural, technological and global aspects of these patterns.

2442   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 106   Kawaguchi L A

HIST 15, Economic History of the U.S.    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) or 4 (Social and Behavioral Science) + satisfies CSU U.S. History graduation requirement • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course is a chronological study of American economic history by major areas, including agriculture, industrial development, money, banking, and transportation. The roles of business, labor, and government are given a particular emphasis.

History 15 is the same course as Economics 15. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

2443   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 263   Rabach E R

2444   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 263   Rabach E R

4279   6:45p-9:50p Th   HSS 252   Moore D W

HIST 16, African American History   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys African American history from its beginnings in Africa through slavery, abolition, the Civil Rights movement, and into the present. The course will pay particular attention to the development of internal and external definitions of freedom and equality and to African Americans’ influences on the social, economic, political, and cultural development of the United States.

2445   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 106   Clayborne D

2446   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   McMillen R

Above section 2446 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 16 to Dec 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

HIST 19, History of Mexico   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys Mexican history from pre-Columbian civilizations to the present. It addresses such major political, economic, social, and cultural developments as the Spanish conquest and colonial era; nineteenth-century struggles for independence; and political and economic transitions of the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries.

2447   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 103   Mostkoff A

HIST 20, History of California   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys Californian history from its earliest settlement to the present. It addresses political, economic, social, cultural, and external developments that accompanied the state’s transformation from the Native American through the Spanish, Mexican, and American periods.

2448   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 105   Wilkinson Jr E C

2449   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Vanbenschoten W D

Above section 2449 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

HIST 22, History of the Middle East   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys the history of the Middle East, from the ancient civilizations of the Tigris-Euphrates river valley to the present. Major topics include the religious, ethnic, social and political differences that developed prior to and since the emergence of Islam; the establishment of new states following the world wars, and the 21st-century engagement with globalizing trends.

2450   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 106   Roraback A J

HIST 24, History of East Asia to 1600   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys East Asian history to 1600, tracing the rise of classical Chinese civilization and the subsequent dispersion of this culture to Korea and Japan. Addressing the connections, convergences, and divergences in the histories of China, Japan, and Korea, it examines such topics as the earliest state-formations and the emergence and maturation of market economies and popular cultures prior to the modern era.

2451   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 104   Frisch D C W

HIST 26, South Asian Civilization 1   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys South Asian history from the Indus Valley civilization to the Mughal Empire, offering an overview of the social, intellectual, cultural, political and economic patterns in the region that encompasses modern India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. It highlights such major themes and events in the development of South Asian civilization as Aryan influence, the emergence of Hinduism and Buddhism, and the impact of Islam.

2452   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 204   Roraback A J

HIST 29, Jewish History   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys the Jewish people and their history from biblical times to the present. The focus is on the development of major institutions, ideas, religious and cultural movements as well as the interaction between Jews and those amongst whom they have lived, from ancient Israel through the global diaspora.

2453   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 204   Pangburn K A

HIST 33, World Civilizations I    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys world history from the rise of humanity to 1500, addressing human impact on the physical environment, the domestication of plants and animals, and the establishment of complex cultures. A thematic and chronological approach will be used to examine the major civilizations of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas, and Europe in terms of their political, social, economic, and cultural development and their inter-regional relations.

2454   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 103   Petrocelli R M

2455   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 103   Hartzmark A L

2456   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 103   Petrocelli R M

2457   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 205   Ghanbarpour C

Above section 2457 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

HIST 34, World Civilizations II    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys world history from 1500 to the present, addressing major developments that contributed to global change. A thematic and chronological approach will be used to examine the economic, social, cultural, and political transformations associated with development of and resistance to colonialism and imperialism, technological and industrial change in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, through the twentieth-century wars and global transitions that shape the contemporary world.

2458   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 204   Petrocelli R M

2459   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 204   Petrocelli R M

2460   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 104   Farrell J

2461   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 104   Farrell J

Above section 2461 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

HIST 38, African History I   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys the political, economic, social, religious, and intellectual activities of African civilization, addressing such topics as early human origins and settlement, the establishment of regional and Islamic states, the emergence and development of European imperialism, and African independence movements. It also traces the influence of the African diaspora on the Caribbean area and Brazil.

2462   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 103   Petrocelli R M

HIST 41, Native American History   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys Native American history from earliest settlement to the present, addressing such topics as colonial-era interactions with Europeans, the development of U.S.-Indian policy, and the effort to reclaim sovereign rights. Focusing primarily on native peoples of the United States, this course pays particular attention to the development of internal and external definitions of freedom and equality and to Native Americans’ influence on the social, economic, political, and cultural development of America.

2463   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 103   Bolelli D

HIST 43, Mexican-American History   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys the history of the US Southwest from Native American settlement through the periods of foreign colonization and conquest to contemporary times. Focusing primarily on Mexican Americans in this border region and, more currently, throughout the nation, the course pays particular attention to the development of internal and external definitions of freedom and equality and to Mexican Americans’ influence on the social, economic, political, and cultural development of America.

2464   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 103   Ruiz R

HIST 47, The Practice of History    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC Area 1B (Critical Thinking) OR 4F (Social and Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: English 1.

This course presents an overview of historians’ methods of research, critical analysis, and written argumentation and introduces historiography and historical theory. Students will apply these methods through a variety of extensive writing projects, leading to a properly documented academic research paper. The research component of the course strengthens students’ information competency skills.

2465   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 106   Chi J S

It is recommended that students enrolled in above section 2465 also enroll in Media 20, section 2814. The two courses are linked to create an innovative digital history project course. Students choose, research and complete their own original work on local history topics and then have the opportunity to turn their research into short documentaries in Media 20. Past topics have included Santa Monica's mob history, the Venice canals, the Getty Villa, & the birth of skateboarding.

HIST 52, Women in American Culture   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys the history of American women from diverse communities, from the fifteenth century through the modern women’s movement to the present. It addresses such topics as traditional gender roles; their transformation through war, industrialization, reform movements, and cultural modernity; and relationships between women of different races and ethnicities. The course will pay particular attention to the development of internal and external definitions of freedom and equality and to women’s influence on the social, economic, political, and cultural development of the United States.

2466   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 205   Manoff R J

HIST 53, History of Religion    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys major themes and trends in the history of religion from prehistoric times to the present. Analyzing the essential principles and historical context of such religions as Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and tribal and contemporary religions, it addresses the cultural, political, social and other roles religion has played throughout history.

2467   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 205   Soomekh S

2468   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Kerze M

Above section 2468 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

HIST 55, History of Science   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) or 4 (Social Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys the global history of science from its earliest beginnings through the theories of the ancient Greeks to contemporary debates. Examining major scientific paradigms, it focuses on how the natural and physical sciences developed in specific philosophical, political, religious, and social contexts.

2469   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 105   Kerze M

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