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History Courses

The following is a listing of history courses offered at Santiago Canyon College.  The College offers all courses necessary for an Associate of Arts Degree in History.  

World Civilizations

History 101: World Civilizations to the 16th Century
Units: 3 
Class Hours: 48 lecture total
Prerequisite: None

Development of world civilizations and their interrelationships from the earliest beginnings to the sixteenth century. Basic ideas, institutions, personalities, and artistic achievements of these societies.

History 102: World Civilizations Since The 16th Century
Units: 3
Class Hours: 48 lecture total
Prerequisite: None

Broad historical study of world civilizations and their interrelationships from the 16th century to the present. Ideas, institutions, personalities, and artistic achievements which have contributed to present-day society.

History of the United States

History 120  The United States to 1865
Units:3
Class Hours: 48 lecture total
Prerequisite: None

Examines major political, economic and social forces at home and abroad that shaped American life from the colonial period to the Civil War

History 121 The United States since 1865
Units: 3
Class hours: 48 lecture total.

A critical analysis of American history.  Includes industrial and technological development, the changing nature of society, cultural developments, domestic politics, and America's expanded world role.   

History 122 American History-The Dynamics of Change
Units: 3.
Class hours: 48 lecture total.
Prerequisite: None.

Survey of main cultural, economic, social, and political changes in American history. Fulfills the American institutions requirement for graduation.  Covers U.S. from colonization to present day. No credit for students with credit in History 102, 121.

History 124: Mexican-American History in the United States
Units:3
Class hours: 48 lecture total.
Prerequisite: None.

Survey of Mexican-American history in the U.S. and the Southwest from the Pre-Columbian period to the present.  Emphasis on historical development of Mexican-American contributions to the United States.

History 127: Women in U.S. History
Units: 3
Class hours: 48 lecture total.
Prerequisite: None.

Women of European, African, Native, Hispanic, and Asian backgrounds examined in U.S. 1607 to present. Emphasis on individuation, social status, family, reproduction, child care, slavery, jobs and political activism. Legal impact and theories of patriarchial oppression raised.  

History 133: History of California
Units: 3
Class hours: 48 lecture total.
Prerequisite: None.
 

 

An examination of the major social, political, and economic developments that have shaped California history from the indigenous period to the present. Special attention is given to regional issues, minority groups, constitutional matters, and cultural change.

                                                            Regional Studies

History 152: Latin American Civilization
Units: 3.
Class hours: 48 lecture total.
Prerequisit: None.

A study of Latin American civilization from Indian and European roots.  Topics include native cultures, Spanish and Portuguese colonialism, the evolution of regional societies, independence movements, and intellectual trends. Also considers contemporary issues. Major and minor countries studied.   

History 162: Asian History
Units: 3.
Class hours: 48 lecture total
Prerequisite: None.

Survey of major aspects of civilizations of Asia including India & Pakistan.  Basic social and political ideas & cultural achievements. Examines the change from traditional to modern societies.  

Honors   

SCC also offers Honors Program courses: History 101H, 102H, 120H, and 121H. These are enriched, seminar style, courses designed for honors students with emphasis on individual research and small group analysis of historical problems.  For more information see

SCC Honors Program   

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