History

School of Arts, Communication, and Social Sciences

Dean: William Kinney, M.A.(Acting)

Department Chair: Victor Chavez, M.A.

School/Department Location: www.swccd.edu/cvlocation

Office: 702B, (619) 482-6372

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/C4E3PnKsdU92

General Description

History is the study of all human experience. History examines the people, institutions, ideas, and events of the past and present. This department provides the basic information necessary for analyzing the major political, economic, and social conditions affecting contemporary society. Historians usually specialize in a chronological, geographical, and/or topical area that constitutes an academic field for inquiry and research, such as U.S. history, ancient Greece, Africa, medieval Europe, Mexico, Islam, China, Latin America, or women in history.

Career Options

Below is a sample of the career options available for the history major. A few of these require an associate in arts degree, most require a bachelor’s degree, and some require a graduate-level degree: research assistant, high school or college instructor, foreign service officer, state park historian or technician, writer, historian, travel journalist, archivist, research analyst, museum curator or director, lawyer, banker, market researcher, business person, public administrator, and historical society personnel.

Degree/Certificate Options Major Code
Associate in Arts Degree: Transfer Preparation
History 01790
History (SB1440) 01795

Consult with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), which lists the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.

Faculty

Victor Chavez, M.A.
vchavez@swccd.edu

Stanley James, M.A.
sjames@swccd.edu

Norris Nagao, Ed.M.
nnagao@swccd.edu

Laura Ryan, M.A.
lryan@swccd.edu

Felix Tuyay, M.A.
ftuyay@swccd.edu

HIST 100

AMERICAN CIVILIZATION I

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers American history from the origins of Native Americans to Reconstruction. Emphasizes the contributions made by the diverse peoples around the world to American culture. Includes a study of the Constitution with an emphasis on the Constitutional issues promoting the Civil War. (Partially fulfills American Institutions requirement at CSU.) [D; CSU; UC; C-ID HIST 130]

HIST 101

AMERICAN CIVILIZATION II

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers American history from Reconstruction to the present day, emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach. Includes a comparative study of the Constitutions of the U.S. and California, and the City Charter of San Diego, and the on-going interactions between federal, state, and local governments within the federal context. (Partially fulfills American Institutions requirement at CSU.) [D; CSU; UC; C-ID HIST 140] (Formerly: HIST 10)

HIST 104

WESTERN CIVILIZATION I

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the history of Western Civilization from ancient origins to the conclusion of the Renaissance. Emphasizes not only the historical and cultural achievements of the indigenous populations of Europe, but also those of the diverse peoples of Africa and Asia who helped influence and shape Western Civilization. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID HIST 170]

HIST 105

WESTERN CIVILIZATION II

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the history of Western Civilization from the Protestant Reformation to the present day. Emphasizes the political, economic, and social consequences of modernity on the Western World and its global interests. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID HIST 180]

HIST 106

WORLD HISTORY I

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers world history from human origins to the emergence of modernity at the beginning of the sixteenth century. Emphasizes not only the history of the world's major civilizations but explains how the diverse peoples of these different societies often helped influence and shape each other's cultural experiences and worldviews. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID HIST 150]

HIST 107

WORLD HISTORY II

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers World History from c. 1500 C.E to the present, focusing on the political, economic, and social consequences of modernity and Western Imperialism on the emerging global community. Emphasizes globalization and its impact on the diverse peoples and civilizations around the world. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID HIST 160]

HIST 110

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes the study of the African-American experience from African origins to the conclusion of the Civil War. Focuses on the Atlantic slave trade and slavery in the United States. Includes a study of the Constitution of the United States and the responsibilities of American citizenship. (Partially fulfills American Institutions requirement at CSU.) [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: BS 110; Same as: AFRO 110)

HIST 111

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Explores the history of African Americans from the Civil War to the present, emphasizing their cultural, social, and political impact on American history. Includes a study of the United States Constitution, the State Constitution of California, and discrepancies between rights and the experiences of African Americans. (Partially fulfills American Institutions requirement at CSU.) [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: BS 111; Same as: AFRO 111)

HIST 112

ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the history of Asian Americans in the social, political, economic, and cultural development of the United States from the colonial era to the annexation of California in 1848. Emphasizes the Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Asian-Indian, and Southeast Asian experiences. Includes study of the United States Constitution. (Partially fulfills American Institutions requirement at CSU.) [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: ASIA 112)

HIST 113

ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Examines the history of Asian Americans in the United States from 1846 to the present. Major themes include the study of economic developments, occupational patterns, anti-Asian movements, inter-ethnic exchanges, gender and intergenerational issues. Includes a study of the Constitution of California. (Partially fulfills American Institutions requirement at CSU.) [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: ASIA 113)

HIST 114

FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes the economic, political, and social history of Filipinos in the Philippines and in the United States. Analyzes the effects of Spanish, American, and Japanese colonization on Filipino culture. Focuses on the major waves of migration to the United States and focuses on youth, intergenerational, women, gender, and political issues. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: ASIA 114)

HIST 121

COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS I

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the history of the Western Hemisphere from pre-Columbian times to 1825, with an emphasis on the diverse cultural roots of the Americas. Includes a study of the U.S. Constitution, emphasizing the interactions between the federal, state, and local governments within the federal context. (Partially fulfills American Institutions requirement at CSU.) [D; CSU; UC]

HIST 122

COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS II

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the history of the Americas from 1812 to the present, emphasizing the growth of American hemispheric power. Includes a comparative study of the Constitutions of the U.S. and California and the City Charter of San Diego, focusing on the on-going interactions between the federal, state, and local governments.(Partially fulfills American Institutions requirement at CSU.) [D; CSU; UC]

HIST 132

WOMEN IN WORLD HISTORY

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes the ideologies, issues, and events that have shaped the lives, roles, and contributions of women throughout the world from prehistory to the present. Explores the models and images of womanhood developed by different cultures to define and determine the nature of women and their position in society. (Not open to students with credit in HIST 130 and 131.) [D; CSU; UC]

HIST 141

MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the history of Mexican-American culture from Pre-Colombian times to c. 1850. Emphasizes the political, economic, and social influences of Pre-Columbian America, Spain, Mexico, and the United States. Includes a study of the United States Constitution. (Partially fulfills American Institutions requirement at CSU.) [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: MAS 141)

HIST 142

MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the history of the Mexican-American experience from 1846 to the present day. Emphasizes the political, economic, and social evolution of the Mexican-American people within the context of both Mexican and American cultural influences. Includes a study of the Constitution of California. (Partially fulfills American Institutions requirement at CSU.) [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: HIST 14; Same as: MAS 142)

HIST 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of history which is of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU; **UC] (**UC Limitation: credit for variable topics courses is given only after a review of the scope and content of the courses by the enrolling UC campus.