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History

HIST 1, History of Western Civilization I    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: HIST 170.

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.

2398   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 204   Kerze M

2399   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 105   Kent M L
Above section 2399 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2400   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 106   Bennett H M

2401   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 106   Bennett H M

2402   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 205   Stiles C L

2403   3:45p-5:05p TTh   HSS 205   Stiles C L

2404   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Byrne D
Above section 2404 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4227   5:15p-8:20p W   HSS 106   Stiles C L

NEW   3443   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE   Byrne D
Above section 3443 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

HIST 2, History of Western Civilization II    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: HIST 180.

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

This course surveys the tranformations 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.

2405   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 103   Maync T M
Above section 2405 requires that students have Internet access.

2406   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 103   Byrne D

2407   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 103   Bennett H M

2408   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 104   Thomasson B A
Above section 2408 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2409   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 103   Bennett H M

Above section 2409 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.

2410   12:45p-2:05p TTh   BUNDY 235   Manoff R J
Above section 2410 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

2411   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Verlet M C
Above section 2411 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to Jun 02, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

2412   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Verlet M C
Above section 2412 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to Jun 02, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NEW   3444   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE   Verlet M C
Above section 3444 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

HIST 3, 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.

4228   6:45p-9:50p T   HSS 205   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.

2413   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 104   Garcia R M
Above section 2413 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante Program.

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 satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

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.

2414   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 205   Moreno M
Above section 2414 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante Program. Above section 2414 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Black Collegians Program. Above section 2414 requires that students have Internet access.

HIST 10, Ethnicity and American Culture    3 units

Transfer: UC (meets UC Berkeley American Cultures graduation requirement), CSU   •   IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) or 4F (Social & Behavioral Sciences)

+ satisfies CSU U.S. History graduation requirement   •   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.

2415   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 106   Kawaguchi L A

2416   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 105   Amerian-Donnell S M
Above section 2416 requires that students have Internet access.

2417   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 106   Kawaguchi L A

2418   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 106   Kawaguchi L A

2419   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 105   Amerian-Donnell S M
Above section 2419 requires that students have Internet access.

2420   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 205   Wilkinson Jr E C
Above section 2420 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2421   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 105   Cruz J S

2422   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Kawaguchi L A
Above section 2422 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NEW   3460   2:15p-5:20p MW   HSS 104   Harris J L
Above section 3460 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 07.

4229   6:45p-9:50p T   HSS 204   Slaughter M A

HIST 11, United States History through Reconstruction    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: HIST 130.

IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) or 4F (Social & Behavioral Sciences)   •   + 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.

2423   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 205   Moreno M
Above section 2423 requires that students have Internet access.

2424   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 205   Moreno M
Above section 2424 requires that students have Internet access.

2425   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 104   Chi J S
Above section 2425 requires that students have Internet access.

2426   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 205   Moreno M
Above section 2426 requires that students have Internet access.

Above section is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante Program. Above section is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Black Collegians Program.

2427   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 103   Chi J S
Above section 2427 requires that students have Internet access.

2428   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 105   Cruz J S

2429   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 106   Keville T J

2430   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Borghei S C
Above section 2430 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4230   6:45p-9:50p Th   HSS 205   Stiles C L

HIST 12, The United States History Since Reconstruction    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: HIST 140.

IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) or 4F (Social & Behavioral Sciences)   •   + 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.

2431   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 105   Amerian-Donnell S M
Above section 2431 requires that students have Internet access.

2432   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 104   Chi J S
Above section 2432 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante Program. Above section 2432 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Black Collegians Program. Above section 2432 requires that students have Internet access.

2433   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 105   Amerian-Donnell S M

Above section 2433 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. Above section 2433 requires that students have Internet access.

2434   11:15a-12:35p TTh   BUNDY 235   Manoff R J
Above section 2434 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section 2434 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2435   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 106   Keville T J
Above section 2435 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2436   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 105   Chi J S
Above section 2436 requires that students have Internet access.

2437   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Lynch S H
Above section 2437 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4231   5:15p-8:20p M   HSS 205   Bolelli D

HIST 13, United States History 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.

2438   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 155   Wilkinson Jr E C

2439   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   McMillen R
Above section 2439 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

HIST 14, U.S. Environmental History    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   + satisfies CSU U.S. History graduation requirement

IGETC Area 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences)   •   Prerequisite: None.   •   Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course surveys the 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.

History 14 is the same course as Environmental Studies 14. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

2440   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 204   Borghei S C

2441   9:30a-10:50a 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.

2442   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 263   Rabach E R

2443   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 263   Rabach E R

4232   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 the influences of African Americans on the social, economic, political, and cultural development of the United States.

2444   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 103   Clayborne D
Above section 2444 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Black Collegians Program.

2445   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   McMillen R
Above section 2445 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to Jun 02, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

2446   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 103   Garcia R M
Above section 2446 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante Program.

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.

2447   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Vanbenschoten W D
Above section 2447 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

2448   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 154   Denizeau V

HIST 25, History of East Asia Since 1600    3 units

Transfer: UC, 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 the development of China, Japan, and Korea from 1600 through their linked yet distinct modern transformations. It addresses such topics as early encounters with imperialism; divergent paths of 20th-century social, political, economic and intellectual change; world war, civil wars, and revolution; and their economic growth and social transformation in recent decades.

2449   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 204   Reilly B J

HIST 28, Modern Europe: 1914 to the Present    3 units

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

This course examines the domestic and global politics of and between European states since 1914, exploring such topics as nationalism, imperialism, totalitarianism, decolonization, migrations, and European integration. The course will analyze these topics in relation to major events of the time period, including the World Wars, formation and collapse of the Soviet Union and its satellite system, creation of the European Union, and disputes and cooperation between European states in the contemporary era of globalization.

2450   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 106   Bennett H M

HIST 32, Global Environmental History    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC Area 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences)   •   Prerequisite: None.   •   Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course surveys global environmental history from early human evolution 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 the diverse patterns of interaction with land, water, plants, animals, and energy sources, as well as their economic, political, social, cultural, and technological aspects in the local, regional, and global context.

History 32 is the same course as Environmental Studies 32. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

2451   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 103   Fouser D C

HIST 33, World Civilizations I    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: HIST 150.

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 is used to examine the major civilizations of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas, and Europe in terms of their political, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural development and their inter-regional relations.

2452   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 204   Reilly B J

2453   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 204   Reilly B J

2454   2:15p-5:20p Th   HSS 204   Kent M L

2455   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Vanbenschoten W D
Above section 2455 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

HIST 34, World Civilizations II    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: HIST 160.

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 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, intellectual, 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.

2456   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 204   Reilly B J

2458   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 204   Reilly B J

2459   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Vanbenschoten W D
Above section 2459 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

HIST 41, Native-American History    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 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 the influence of Native Americans on the social, economic, political, and cultural development of America.

2461   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 104   Bolelli D

HIST 42, The Latina/o Experience in the United States    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences)   •   Prerequisite: None.   •   Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course provides a comparative historical survey of the political, cultural, social, and economic experiences of Latinos/as in the United States, concentrating on major demographic groups. Topics include migration and immigrant settlement, economic integration, and the formation of group identities among and politicization of Chicanos, Central Americans, and Cuban, Puerto Rican, and other Caribbean Americans.

2462   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 205   Moreno M
Above section 2462 requires that students have Internet access.

Above section is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante Program.

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.

It is recommended that Hist 47 students enroll in Media 21 in the subsequent semester. 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 21. Past topics have included Santa Monica’s mob history, the Venice canals, the Getty Villa, and the birth of skateboarding.

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.

2463   2:15p-5:20p T   HSS 204   Chi J S

HIST 52, The History of 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.

2464   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 106   Amerian-Donnell S M
Above section 2464 requires that students have Internet access.

HIST 53, The 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 global 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.

2465   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 205   Bolelli D

2466   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Kerze M
Above section 2466 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

HIST 55, History of Science   3 units

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

This course surveys the 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.

2467   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 155   Kerze M

HIST 88A, Independent Studies in History    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2468   Arrange-1 Hour    HSS 305   Borghei S C

HIST 88B, Independent Studies in History    2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2469   Arrange-2 Hours    HSS 305   Borghei S C

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