This course explores the history of California from pre-contact through the present.
Topics include the civilizations of indigenous Californians; Pacific exploration;
Spanish colonization; mission, pueblo, and rancho life; American expansion and the
Gold Rush; railroad, agricultural and mineral booms; Progressive reform; the impact
of the Great Depression and World War II; conflicts around water and environmental
resources; counterculture, civil rights, and modern conservative movements; and the
growth of Silicon Valley.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 838 or ENGL 848 or ESL 400. Any READ 400 level course.
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E1, E5b, E5c
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2 or D and US-3), UC (IGETC Area 3B or 4)