SRJC Course Outlines

12/8/2023 2:23:24 AMHIST 22 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 22Title:  HIST OF CALIFORNIA  
Full Title:  History of California
Last Reviewed:9/12/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled015 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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A survey of California history from the precolonial period to the present with emphasis on the Native cultures, colonial era, the Gold Rush and statehood, urbanization and labor struggles, conflict over land, water, and natural resources, the Depression, World War II, suburbanization and post-war prosperity, the new social movements of the 60's and challenges of continuing growth and declining resources at centuries end. The course will emphasize California as a 'cultural crossroads' and will examine the distinctive contributions and interaction between European, Asian, Latino, African, and Native American peoples. Special attention is given to how political power and social inequality is shaped by race, gender, class, and ethnicity in different periods of the state's history.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A survey of the history of California from the precolonial period to the Spanish/Mexican eras, to American expansion and the emergence of modern California after World War II. The course explores the state as a 'cultural crossroads'.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2012
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1996Fall 2012
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2012
 4CEthnic Studies  
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1992Fall 2012
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
A.    Evaluate the basic framework of the history of California, from
     the earliest settlement by Native Americans to the present.
B.    Compare and contrast the different periods in the history of
     California: the period of Native Cultures, the Spanish imperial
     period, the Mexican period, the American period.
C.    Explain the role of the major ethnic groups that have contributed
     to California history (Native Americans, European Americans,
     Latinos, African-Americans, and Asian-Americans), and to assess and
     analyze racial stratification in the state and the nature of racism
     and nativism in different historical periods.
D.    Analyze and evaluate the broad range of political, economic,
     social, and cultural forces that have shaped the development of
     modern California.
E.    Explain the broad context of American history and institutions in
     which California has developed.
F.    Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills and apply
     historical learning in in-class discussions and writing assignments.

Topics and Scope
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A.    Critical thinking and history:  terminology defined as applied.
B.    Introduction:  the California Dream, the mystique, paradoxes, and a
     new multicultural history
C.    Native peoples prior to contact:  the Ohlones
D.    Spanish exploration, the Missions, Mexican California and the
E.    From Mexican to American California:  Mexican Independence, manifest
     Destiny, Bear Flag Revolt
F.    Gold Rush, Transnational migration, and Legacy of Violence:
     Mexicans and Natives
G.    Gender, Ethnicity, and Urban Politics:  San Francisco Irish and the
     Origins of Moral Reform
H.    Railroads and Big Business, Workingman's Party, Chinatown, Anti-
     Chinese xenophobia, and Chinese exclusion.
I.    Los Angeles:  An Island on the Land:  Anglo migration, agriculture,
J.    Response to Industrialism:  Populism, Labor, and Progressivism
K.    Mexican immigration, barrioization, and segregation; the Imperial
     Valley and Los Angeles
L.    Rivers of Empire:  Land, Water, and Power; Asian immigration to
     California:  1890-1945
M.    The Depression, Oakie migration to the San Joaquin Valley, Farm
     Fascism and class conflict, Mexican deportation
N.    California and World War II:  The Bay Area and the Second Gold Rush,
     Japanese internment, Zoot Suit Riots and Los Angeles
O.    Suburbanization and Cold War California:  Hollywood and the Red
     Scare, Disneyland, Johnny Otis, Central Avenue, and California R & B
P.    Student Revolt, Watts and Urban Crisis, Chicano and Women's
Q.    California and Post-Industrial Society:  New Immigration, Pacific
     Century, and the Dream:  Multicultural Democracy or Garrison State?

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1.  Regular attendance and extensive notetaking in class is expected
   and assumed.
2.  Read and study generally 1-2 chapters per week in texts and
3.  Read and write papers in response to assigned or approved books and/or
4.  Participate in discussions as directed by the instructor.
5.  Prepare for scheduled quizzes.
6.  Prepare for extensive in-class mid-term and final examinations.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 50%
Reading reports, Research, analytical, or expository papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Essays, quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Class attendance/participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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(McGraw Hill 2002) William Bullough, Richard Rice,
Albert Camarillo - CHICANOS IN CALIFORNIA (Materials for Todays Learning
(University of Washington Press 1990)
Malcolm Margolin - THE OHLONE WAY (Heyday Books 1978)

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