Mar 23, 2018  
2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Lower Division Courses numbered 1–99 are designed primarily for freshmen and sophomores but are open to all students for lower division credit. (Graduate students requesting to enroll in lower-division undergraduate courses will not receive unit credit nor will the course fulfill degree requirements.) Upper Division Courses courses numbered 100–199 are open to all students who have met the necessary prerequisites as indicated in the catalog course description. Preparation should generally include completion of one lower division course in the given subject or completion of two years of college work.


Courses numbered 200–299 are open to graduate students. (Undergraduate students must obtain the signature of the instructor, School Dean, and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Graduate level units will count towards the required 120 units for graduation; however students are urged to meet with their academic advisor in order to determine if graduate course units may be used to fulfill a graduation requirement.)


Cross-listed Courses are the same course offered under different course subjects at the same level (either undergraduate or graduate) that share the same meeting time, requirements, units, etc. Conjoined Courses are the same course but one is undergraduate and one is graduate.


A corequisite course is a course that must be taken at the same time as another course.


Prerequisites for courses should be followed carefully; the responsibility for meeting these requirements rests on the student. If you can demonstrate that your preparation is equivalent to that specified by the prerequisites, the instructor may waive these requirements for you. The instructor also may request that a student who has not completed the prerequisites be dropped from the course. If the prerequisite for a course is not satisfied, students must obtain the approval of the instructor (or school designee) of the course they wish to take.

For all undergraduate courses a “C-” or better grade is required for a course to be used as a prerequisite for another course. If a course was taken for a “P/NP” grade then a “P” grade is required.

For all graduate courses a “B” or better grade is required for a course to be used as a prerequisite for another course. If a course was taken for a “S/U” grade then a “S” grade is required.


No credit is allowed for completing a less advanced course after successful completion (C-or better) of a more advanced course in the foreign languages. This applies only to lower division foreign language courses, not upper division courses. 


Unless otherwise stated in the course description, each course is letter graded with a P/NP or S/U option (unless required for your major or graduate program). The policy regarding Grading Options , can be found in an alternate section of the catalog.

More information about Course Substitutions  and Course Materials and Services Fees  can be found in alternate areas of the catalog.



   •  HIST 021: History of the American West, 1850-2000
   •  HIST 025: Introduction to Environmental History
   •  HIST 027: History of Food
   •  HIST 030A: Medieval Europe
   •  HIST 030B: Early Modern Europe
   •  HIST 031: Modern European History
   •  HIST 040: History of Technology in Society I
   •  HIST 041: History of Technology in Society II
   •  HIST 042: The Body in Health and Disease - An Introduction to the History of Medicine
   •  HIST 060: The Silk Road
   •  HIST 070: History of Islam I: From Muhammad to the Caliphate
   •  HIST 071: History of Islam II: From the Caliphate to the Present
   •  HIST 080: History of China Through the Mongol Conquest
   •  HIST 081: History of China Since the Mongol Conquest
   •  HIST 090X: Freshman Seminar
   •  HIST 092: Internship in History
   •  HIST 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  HIST 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  HIST 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  HIST 100: The Historian's Craft
   •  HIST 101: Visual Arts of the Twentieth Century
   •  HIST 103: Critical Popular Music Studies
   •  HIST 104: Critical Jazz Studies
   •  HIST 107: Topics in Urban History
   •  HIST 108: Topics in World History
   •  HIST 109: Topics in the History of Science and Technology
   •  HIST 110: Environmental History of the World
   •  HIST 111: The Legacy of Genghis Khan
   •  HIST 112: History of Islamic Art and Architecture
   •  HIST 113: History of the Gunpowder Empires
   •  HIST 114: History and Practice of Photography
   •  HIST 115: Topics in African History
   •  HIST 116: History of Decolonization in the Twentieth Century
   •  HIST 117: Topics in Regional or State History
   •  HIST 118: Topics in Environmental History
   •  HIST 119: Topics in the History of Migration and Immigration
   •  HIST 120: Essence of Decision: Case Studies in History
   •  HIST 120R: Essence of Decision: Case Studies in History
   •  HIST 121: Asian Pacific American Music
   •  HIST 122: That's the Joint: Race, Gender, and Migration in Hip-Hop History
   •  HIST 123: Comparative Race and Ethnicity in the United States
   •  HIST 124A: African American History to 1877
   •  HIST 124B: African American History 1877 to Present
   •  HIST 124BR: African American History 1877 to Present: Research
   •  HIST 125: African American Music
   •  HIST 126: Race and Nationalism in American Art
   •  HIST 127: Local Harvest, Global Industry: History of the Production and Consumption of Food
   •  HIST 128: The United States and the Vietnam War
   •  HIST 129: Introduction to Chicano History
   •  HIST 130: The Cold War, 1941-1991
   •  HIST 131: Topics in National History: “Manifest Destiny:” The United States and the World, 1840s-Present
   •  HIST 132: Intelligence and National Security, 1945-2000
   •  HIST 133: Topics in Nineteenth Century U.S. History
   •  HIST 134: History and Literature of the Great Depression
   •  HIST 135: Literature and History of the 1960s
   •  HIST 138: Topics in Visual Culture
   •  HIST 139: Topics in United States History
   •  HIST 141: The African Diaspora
   •  HIST 142: Topics in Latin American History
   •  HIST 158: Topics in Middle Eastern History
   •  HIST 158R: Topics in Middle Eastern History: Research
   •  HIST 165A: China in the Ancient World
   •  HIST 165B: From Tang to Song: China in the Medieval World
   •  HIST 165C: Late Imperial China
   •  HIST 165D: China in the Modern World
   •  HIST 170: Law and Society in Early Modern England
   •  HIST 171: Modern European Intellectual History
   •  HIST 172: Europe and the Early Modern Atlantic World
   •  HIST 179: Topics in European History
   •  HIST 180: The Silk Road
   •  HIST 191: History Capstone Seminar
   •  HIST 192: Internship in History
   •  HIST 193: Honors Thesis Research
   •  HIST 194: Honors Thesis
   •  HIST 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  HIST 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  HIST 199: Upper Division Individual Study
   •  HIST 200: The Uses and Abuses of the Past: History's Role in Society
   •  HIST 295: Graduate Research
   •  HIST 298: Directed Group Study
   •  HIST 299: Directed Independent Study

Human Biology

   •  HBIO 190: Research Seminar
   •  HBIO 195: Research Project in Human Biology
   •  HBIO 198: Directed Group Study in Human Biology
   •  HBIO 199: Directed Independent Study in Human Biology

Interdisciplinary Humanities

   •  IH 201A: Theories and Methods in the Study of the Interdisciplinary Humanities A
   •  IH 201B: Theories and Methods in the Study of the Interdisciplinary Humanities B
   •  IH 202: Study Plan Design
   •  IH 203: Pedagogy in the Interdisciplinary Humanities: Theories, Methods, Practice and Assessment
   •  IH 205: Humanities in the World
   •  IH 206: Methods and Research in the Interdisciplinary Humanities
   •  IH 210: Readings in the Interdisciplinary Humanities: Past Worlds
   •  IH 220: Readings in the Interdisciplinary Humanities: Social and Spatial Dynamics
   •  IH 230: Readings in the Interdisciplinary Humanities: Expressive and Imaginative Works
   •  IH 291: Seminar Series in the Humanities
   •  IH 294: Individualized Study in Pedagogy
   •  IH 295: Graduate Research
   •  IH 296: Research for M.A. Thesis
   •  IH 297: Research for Ph.D. Dissertation
   •  IH 298: Directed Group Study

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