SRJC Course Outlines

12/6/2022 3:18:26 AMHIST 22 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 22Title:  HISTORY 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 Scheduled06 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Students will undertake a broad survey of California history from the precolonial period to the present. The course will examine the distinct contributions and interactions of diverse peoples and environments. Special attention is given to how political power is shaped by race, gender, class, and ethnicity in different periods of the state's history.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will undertake a broad survey of California history from the precolonial period to the present. The course will examine the distinct contributions and interactions of diverse peoples and environments. Special attention is given to how political power is shaped by race, gender, class, and ethnicity in different periods of the state's history.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:D
G
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2012
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D6History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1996Fall 2012
 D6History  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2012
 4CEthnic Studies  
 4FHistory  
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1992Fall 2012
 4FHistory  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Evaluate the political, economic, social, and cultural forces that shaped the development of California society and institutions from the earliest Native American settlements to the present.
2. Compare and contrast the experience of diverse societies of Californians from the precolonial era to the present.
3. Identify the causes and effects of historical events.
4. Critically analyze primary and secondary sources as historical evidence.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course, students will:
1. Analyze California history from the earliest settlement by Native Americans to the present.
2. Examine and evaluate the experiences of different cultures within California.
3. Analyze the broad range of political, economic, social, and cultural forces that have shaped the development of California.
4. Examine immigration, acculturation, assimilation, and nativist agency in different historical eras.
5. Compare and contrast the evolution of differing opinions on critical historical developments and disciplined historical thinking.

Topics and Scope
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I. Critical Thinking and History: Terminology Defined and Applied
II. Introduction: the California Dream
III. Native Peoples Prior to Contact
IV. Spanish Exploration, the Missions, and Mexican California
V. From Mexican to American California
VI. Gold Rush, Immigration, and Transnational Migration
VII. Gender, Ethnicity, and Urban Politics
VIII. Railroads and Big Business
IX. Xenophobia and Chinese Exclusion
X. Response to Industrialism: Populism, Labor, and Progressivism
XI. Mexican Immigration
XII. Rivers of Empire:  Land, Water, and Power
XIII. Asian Immigration to California: 1890-1945
XIV. The Depression and Migration
XV. California and World War II:  The Bay Area and the Second Gold Rush, Japanese internment, Zoot Suit Riots and Los Angeles
XVI. Suburbanization and Cold War California: Hollywood and the Red Scare
XVII. Postwar California Politics: California Liberalism 1943-1966
XVIII. Student Revolt and the Urban Crisis
XIX. The Neoconservative Transformation of California Politics 1967-1982
XX. California and Post-Industrial Society: New Immigration

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments (40-80 pages per week), may include:
    A. Primary sources
    B. Secondary sources
 
2. Writing assignments (1500-3500 words total) may include:      A. Critical and historical interpretation of primary and secondary sources
     B. Reaction papers
  
     C. Analytical essays
 
     D. Research papers
 
3. Exams including a final (2-3)
 
4. Other assignments may include:
    A. Participation
    B. Group assignments
    C. Quizzes
    D. Presentations

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%
Writing assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Exams, Final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Optional assignments; Class attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Elusive Eden: A New History of California. 5th ed. Rice, Richard B. et al. Waveland Press. 2019
California An Interpretive History. 8th ed. Bean, Walton and Rawls, James. McGraw Hill. 2012 (Classic)
Chicanos in California: A History of Mexican Americans in California. Camarillo, Albert. Boyd and Fraser. 1984 (Classic)
Quiet Odyssey: A Pioneer Korean Woman In America. Lee, Mary Paik. University of Washington Press. 1990 (Classic)
The Ohlone Way. Margolin, Malcolm. Heyday Books. 1978 (Classic)

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