» Historical Studies

+ - American History

Focus: This cluster gives students the chance to explore American history from expanded cultural and media perspectives.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Chair, Department of History; Professor of History, Dr. Jennifer Keene

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Not open to majors in History
 
Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.  
 
HIST 101: United States History Survey I
HIST 103: United States History Survey II
HIST 211: Mother Russia and Uncle Sam During the Cold War: Conflict and Coexistence
HIST 220: The Vietnam Wars
HIST 221: Native American History: The Struggle to be Heard
HIST 223: The Sixties
HIST 224: United States Women's History
HIST 230: Chicano/a History and Culture to 1865
HIST 231: Chicano/a History and Culture, 1848-present
HIST 233: Disability and American Life
HIST 240: History of America through Sport
HIST 301: U.S. Environmental History
HIST 317: Migration in World History
HIST 326: The African-American Historical Experience
HIST 328: American Colonial History
HIST 330: America and Its Revolution: The Bonfires of Change
HIST 332: Slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction
HIST 333: Images of American History
HIST 336: Conflict and Change in America: 1920-1945
HIST 337: World War II
HIST 338: America After the War, 1945-1960
HIST 340: American Diplomatic History and Foreign Policy
HIST 342: The History of Everyday Life in America: Cooking, Cleaning, Life, and Death
HIST 347A: African in America
HIST 369: History of Terrorism in the United States
HIST 371: U.S. Business and Entrepreneurial History (cross listed with ECON 371)
HIST 372: California History
HIST 373: U.S. Economic History (cross listed with ECON 373)

+ - Central and Eastern European History and Culture

Focus: Students taking this cluster have the opportunity to study the history, politics, and culture of Central and Eastern Europe both at Chapman and at the Anglo-American University in Prague.* This multi-ethnic region, encompassing Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the former Soviet Union, was the backdrop for the emergence of Communism and National Socialism, two World Wars and the Cold War, dramatic revolutions in the arts, and the reemergence of nationalist debates in the post-Communist era.

*Chapman University offers free airfare to students who choose to study abroad at AAU. For more information, please contact the Center for Global Education.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Professor of Art, Dr. Wendy Salmond

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Open to all majors.  Courses in your major(s’) discipline are not eligible.
 
Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.
 
Chapman Courses
AH 322: Baroque Art
AH 333: Modern Russian Art
AH 334: Soviet and Post-Soviet Art
ENG 445: Major Authors [prerequisite ENG 256]
HIST 297: The Holocaust in History and Film
HIST 307: Germany and the Holocaust (Same as REL 307)
HIST 310: Modern Europe
HIST 311: Russian History

Chapman courses taught at the Anglo-American University in Prague
IPCP 202: Nations and Nationalism
IPCP 207: History of the Cold War and Post-Cold War Transition
IPCP 210: Literature of Prague
IPCP 302: Gender Equality in Europe 

Courses taught at the Anglo-American University in Prague--Courses in your major discipline are not eligible. (Note: not all courses offered each semester.)
Credit will be transferred back to Chapman under a different course number.
ART 131: Prague Art and Architecture
ART 150: Cities of Central Europe: Prague, Krakow, Bratislava, Budapest
ART 225: Postwar European Film
EC 445: Economics of the European Union
HIS 236: The Jewish Experience in Central Europe
HIS 237: Central Europe History
HIS 238: Tradition and Modernity:  Jewish Culture in Central Europe
HIS 336: The Holocaust and its Representation
HIS 370: East Central European Post War History
HIS 122: European History II:  The Making of Modern Europe
HIS 200: European Music History and Appreciation
JRN 321: Media Impact in the New Europe
LIT 232: 1,000 years of Czech literature:  from Kosmas to Kundera
LIT 233: Central European Literature
LIT 430: Franz Kafka:  An Advanced Seminar
POL 205: Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe
POL 320: Politics of the European Union
POL 330: Central and Eastern European Politics
POL 381: Multiculturalism in Europe
SOC 301: Central and Eastern Europe Totalitarian Experience

+ - European History

Focus: This cluster contains courses that give students the chance to explore European history to gain a broad overview, expand their knowledge of several cultures, or develop an in-depth understanding of a particular era.

Cluster Coordinator/email:  Chair, Department of History; Professor of History, Dr. Jennifer Keene

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Not open to majors in History.
 
Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.  
 
HIST 110: Western Civilization: From Mesopotamia to the Renaissance
HIST 112: Western Civilization: From the Reformation to Modern Times
HIST 134: The Historian as a Sleuth: Crime in 19th-Century Britain
HIST 211: Mother Russia and Uncle Sam during the Cold War: Conflict and Coexistence
HIST 234: 3000 Years of Jewish History
HIST 254: British History Through Films and Documentaries
HIST 255: From Kabbalah to Hummus: Jewish History since 1500
HIST 297: The Holocaust in History and Film
HIST 304: The Ancient Mediterranean World (cross listed with REL 304)
HIST 305: Daily Life in Modern Europe
HIST 306: The Middle Ages (cross listed with REL 306)
HIST 307: Germany and the Holocaust
HIST 308: Early Modern Europe
HIST 310: Modern Europe
HIST 311: Russian History
HIST 312: History of Spain and Portugal
HIST 313: Modern British History
HIST 317: Migration in World History
HIST 337: World War II
HIST 346i: Travel Course: Topics in Historical Tours; A Tale of Two Cities
HIST 357: History of Jewish Migration
HIST 358: Jewish Life from Napoleon to Hitler
HIST 359: Elie Wiesel: Life and Works (cross listed with REL 359)
HIST 365a: Perpetrators, Witnesses, and Rescuers (cross listed with REL 365a]
HIST 365b: The Holocaust: Memoirs and Histories

+ - History and Media

Focus: This cluster allows students to examine the impact of film, photography, and other forms of mass media as agents of historical change, as appropriate media for presenting history, and as materials that provide insight into the past.

Cluster Coordinator/email:  Chair, Department of History; Professor of History, Dr. Jennifer Keene

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Open to all majors. *Course may not be available to non-majors. Check with the department.
 
Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.
 
ANTH 372: Images of American Indians
ART 367: History of Photography
COM 151: Mass Communication
*COM 351: Propaganda and Public Opinion [COM 100, 212 with a minimum grade of B-]
FS 244: History of Film to 1959
FS 245: History of Film 1960 to present [FS 244]
HIST 234: 3000 Years of Jewish History
HIST 252: History and Film
HIST 254: British History through Film and Documentaries
HIST 255: From Kabbalah to Hummus: Jewish History since 1500
HIST 256: Film and American History
HIST 258: Latin American History through Film
HIST 297: The Holocaust in History and Film
HIST 305: Daily Life in Modern Europe
HIST 317: Migration in World History
HIST 328: American Colonial History
HIST 333: Images of American History
HIST 358: Jewish Life from Napoleon to Hitler
HIST 359: Elie Wiesel: Life and Works (cross listed with REL 359)
HIST 369: History of Terrorism in the United States
HIST 395: Technology in Historical Research, Analysis, and Pedagogy
ITAL 341: Italian Cinema: Politics, Art, and Industry (cross listed with FS 443f)
ITAL 387: Italian American Cinema (cross listed with FS 444m)
POSC 317: Media and Politics
*TWP 246: History of Television

+ - Histories and Religions of the East

Focus: This cluster gives students the opportunity to explore the history, values, and practice of major Eastern religious traditions.

Cluster Coordinator/email:  Chair, Department of History; Professor of History, Dr. Jennifer Keene

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.
Restrictions: Open to majors in History.
 
Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.
 
AH 202: Art of India, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia
AH 203: Exchange and Evolution in the Arts of China and Japan
HIST 190: From the Shaolin Temple to Shonen Manga: Modern East Asia
HIST 204: From the Garden of Eden to the Black Death: Jewish History to 1500
HIST 210: Modern Middle East History (cross listed with POSC 210)
HIST 234: 3,000 Years of Jewish History
HIST 262: History of the Samurai
HIST 264: Empire and War in East Asia: History and Memory
HIST 275: Iran/Iraq: A Parallel History
HIST 307: Germany and the Holocaust (cross listed with REL 307)
HIST 315: Archaeology of Ancient Israel (cross listed with REL 315)
HIST 317: Migration in World History
HIST 319: Israel/Palestine: 3,000 Years (cross listed with POSC 319 and PCST 319)
HIST 352: Chinese Civilization
HIST 354: Samurai to Pokemon: A Social History of Modern Japan
HIST 355: Disease, Power and Sex: Medicine/Body
HIST 357: History of Jewish Migration
HIST 362: The Golden Age of Islam
HIST 363: The Arab World: Colonialism to Revolution (cross listed with POSC 363)
REL 115: Living Religions of the World
REL 120: Global Ethics and Religion (cross listed with PHIL 120)
REL 330: Women in Religion
REL 335: Hinduism and the Religions of India
REL 336: Buddhism

+ - Histories and Religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

Focus: This cluster gives students the opportunity to explore the history, values, and practice of the three major Western religious traditions.

Cluster Coordinator/email: Religious Studies Department Chair, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Dr. Nancy Martin

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Requirements: Not open to majors in Religious Studies or History.

Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division. At least two of the four cluster courses must be in two different religious traditions.

Judaism:
REL 200: Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures
REL 213: Introduction to Judaism
REL 304: The Ancient Mediterranean World (cross listed with HIST 304)
REL 323: Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament)

Christianity:
REL 201: Introduction to the New Testament
REL 214: Introduction to Christianity
REL 310: From Socrates to Aquinas (cross listed with PHIL 310)
REL 311: Descartes to Kierkegaard (cross listed wiht PHIL 311)
REL 319: Images of Jesus
REL 324: Interpretation of the New Testament 

Islam:
REL 202: Introduction to Islam
REL 303: Readings in Qur'an and Hadith 

Related Courses:
HIST 365A: Perpetrators, Witnesses, Rescuers (cross listed with REL 365A)
HIST 365B: The Holocaust: Memoirs and Histories
REL 115: Living Religions of the World
REL 120: Global Ethics and Religion (cross listed with PHIL 120)
REL 130: The Study of Religion
REL 150: The Bible and Popular Culture: Engaging the Sacred Text
REL 204: Mesopotamian Myths and Rituals
REL 307: Germany and the Holocaust (cross listed wiht HIST 307)
REL 312: Religious Experience in Film and Fiction
REL 315: Archaeology of Ancient Israel (cross listed with HIST 315)
REL 316: Genesis and Gender
REL 330: Women and Religion

+ - History of the World

Focus: This cluster contains courses that give students the chance to explore the history of the non-Western world, including Asia, Africa, and South America.

Cluster Coordinator/email:  Chair, Department of History; Professor of History, Dr. Jennifer Keene

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Not open to majors in History.
 
Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.  
 
HIST 160: African Voices: African History to 1800
HIST 170: Why Africa Matters: African History 1800 - Present
HIST 180: Modern Latin American History
HIST 190: From the Shaolin Temple to Shonen Manga: Modern East Asia
HIST 201: The Rise of World Civilizations
HIST 202: Modern World Civilizations
HIST 204: From the Garden of Eden to the Black Death: Jewish History to 1500
HIST 210: Modern Middle East History (cross listed with POSC 210)
HIST 220: The Vietnam Wars
HIST 221: Native American History: The Struggle to be Heard
HIST 227: American Intellectual History
HIST 230: Chicano/a History and Culture to 1865
HIST 231: Chicano/a History and Culture, 1848-present
HIST 234: 3,000 Years of Jewish History
HIST 252: History and Film
HIST 255: From Kabbalah to Hummus: Jewish History since 1500
HIST 258: Latin American History through Film
HIST 260: Asian History and Film
HIST 262: History of the Samurai
HIST 263: Modern Japan
HIST 264: Empire and War in East Asia: History and Memory
HIST 273: Bold Mamas and Audacious Entrepreneurs: Women and Power in African Past
HIST 275: Iran/Iraq: A Parallel History
HIST 297: The Holocaust in History and Film
HIST 307: Germany and the Holocaust (cross listed with REL 307)
HIST 308: Early Modern Europe
HIST 315: Archaeology of Ancient Israel (cross listed with REL 315)
HIST 317: Migration in World History
HIST 319: Israel/Palestine: 3000 Years (cross listed with POSC 319 and PCST 319)
HIST 333: Images of American History
HIST 337: World War II
HIST 351: Fire in the Rainforest: Central African History
HIST 352: Chinese Civilization
HIST 353: Slavery and Slave Trade in an Atlantic World
HIST 354: From Samurai to Pokemon: A Social History of Modern Japan
HIST 355: Disease, Power and Sex: Medicine/Body
HIST 357: History of Jewish Migration
HIST 362: The Golden Age of Islam
HIST 363: The Arab World: Colonialism to Revolution (cross listed with POSC 363)
HIST 396: Mexican History

+ - The Holocaust and Comparative Genocide

Focus: This cluster explores genocide and its causes; social, legal, and political responses to genocide; the historical and social context of genocide; and the depiction of genocide in literature, with special focus upon a comparative examination of the Holocaust and subsequent acts of genocide.

Cluster Coordinator/email:  Chair, Department of History; Professor of History, Dr. Jennifer Keene

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Not open to majors in History or Political Science.
 
Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.

Students are required to take the following two core courses:
HIST 170: Why Africa Matters: African History 1800-Present
HIST 307: Germany and the Holocaust (cross listed with REL 307)

Students are required to take one of the following core courses, and may not take more than one:
POSC 251: Intercultural Conflict and Communication (cross listed with PCST 251)
POSC 323: Law and Politics of Mass Atrocity (cross listed with PCST 323)
POSC 328: Human Rights Law (cross listed with PCST 328)

Students may choose one of the following courses:
FREN 351: French Writers of the Holocaust [FREN 201]
HIST 234: 3,000 Years of Jewish History

HIST 255: From Kabbalah to Hummus: Jewish History since 1500
HIST 297: The Holocaust in History and Film
HIST 310: Modern Europe
HIST 337: World War II
HIST 357: History of Jewish Migration
HIST 358: Jewish Life from Napoleon to Hitler
HIST 359: Elie Wiesel: Life and Works (cross listed with REL 359)
HIST 365A: Perpetrators, Witnesses, and Rescuers (cross listed with REL 365A)

+ - The Holocaust in Modern European History

Focus: This cluster explores the Holocaust within the context of the history of Judaism, the development of anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism, and Europe after World War I.

Cluster Coordinator/email:  Director, The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, Stern Chair in Holocaust Education, and Professor of Religious Studies and History, Dr. Marilyn Harran

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Not open to majors in History or Religious Studies
 
Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.

FREN 351: French Writers of the Holocaust [FREN 201]
GER 351: The Holocaust in German Literature and Film [GER 201] (cross listed with HUM 351)
HIST 234: 3,000 Years of Jewish History
HIST 255: From Kabbalah to Hummus: Jewish History since 1500
HIST 297: The Holocaust in History and Film
HIST 305: Daily Life in Modern Europe
HIST 306: The Middle Ages (cross listed with REL 306)
HIST 307: Germany and the Holocaust (cross listed with REL 307)
HIST 310: Modern Europe
HIST 317: Migration in World History
HIST 337: World War II
HIST 357: History of Jewish Migration
HIST 358: Jewish Life from Napoleon to Hitler
HIST 359: Elie Wiesel: Life and Works (cross listed with REL 359)
HIST 365a: Perpetrators, Witnesses, and Rescuers (cross listed with REL 365a)
HIST 365b: The Holocaust Memoirs and Histories

+ - Modern History

Focus: This cluster contains courses that provide students with the historical understanding that can help them make sense of the modern world.

Cluster Coordinator/email:  Chair, Department of History; Professor of History, Dr. Jennifer Keene

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Not open to majors in History
 
Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.
 
HIST 103: United States History Survey II
HIST 112: Western Civilization: From the Reformation to Modern Times
HIST 134: The Historian as a Sleuth, Crime in the 19th-Century Britain
HIST 170: Why Africa Matters: African History 1800-Present
HIST 180: Modern Latin American History
HIST 190: From the Shaolin Temple to Shonen Manga: Modern Asian History
HIST 202: Modern World Civilization
HIST 210: Modern Middle East History
HIST 220: The Vietnam Wars
HIST 224: United States Women's History
HIST 233: Disability and American Life
HIST 234: 3,000 Years of Jewish History
HIST 240: History of America through Sport
HIST 255: From Kabbalah to Hummus: Jewish History since 1500
HIST 256: Film and American History
HIST 258: Latin American History Through Film
HIST 260: Asian History and Film
HIST 264: Empire and War in East Asia: History and Memory
HIST 273: Bold Mamas and Audacious Entrepreneurs: Women and Power in the African Past
HIST 275: Iran/Iraq: A Parallel History
HIST 297: The Holocaust in History and Film
HIST 305: Daily Life in Modern Europe
HIST 307: Germany and the Holocaust (cross listed with REL 307)
HIST 308: Early Modern Europe
HIST 310: Modern Europe
HIST 311: Russian History
HIST 313: Modern British History
HIST 317: Migration in World History
HIST 326: The African-American Historical Experience
HIST 328: American Colonial History
HIST 332: Slavery, Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 333: Images of American History
HIST 336: Conflict and Change in America: 1920-1945
HIST 337: World War II
HIST 340: American Diplomatic History and Foreign Policy
HIST 342: The History of Everyday Life in America: Cooking, Cleaning, Life and Death
HIST 346e: The Grand Tour (travel course)
HIST 347: Topics in Transformative Encounters
HIST 347A: African in America (travel course)
HIST 351: Fire in the Rainforest: Central African History
HIST 352: Chinese Civilization
HIST 354: From Samurai to Pokemon: A Social History of Modern Japan
HIST 355: Disease, Power and Sex: Medicine/Body
HIST 357: History of Jewish Migration
HIST 358: Jewish Life from Napoleon to Hitler
HIST 359: Elie Wiesel: Life and Works (cross listed with REL 359)
HIST 363: The Arab World: Colonialism to Revolution (cross listed with POSC 363)
HIST 365A: Perpetrators, Witnesses, and Rescuers (cross listed with REL 365A)
HIST 365b: The Holocaust: Memoirs and Histories
HIST 369: History of Terrorism in the United States
HIST 372: California History
HIST 388: Technology and Media in the United States

+ - Pre-Modern History

Focus: This cluster allows students to study the pre-modern era, defined by different chronological criteria in different societies, across different cultures and societies.

Cluster Coordinator/email:  Chair, Department of History; Professor of History, Dr. Jennifer Keene

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Requirements: Not open to majors in History
 
Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.
 
HIST 110: Western Civilization: From Mesopotamia to the Renaissance
HIST 160: African Voices: African History to 1800
HIST 190: From the Shaolin Temple to Shonen Manga: Modern East Asia
HIST 201: The Rise of World Civilizations
HIST 234: 3,000 Years of Jewish History
HIST 255: From Kabbalah to Hummus: Jewish History since 1500
HIST 262: History of the Samurai
HIST 275: Iran/Iraq: A Parallel History
HIST 304: The Ancient Mediterranean World (cross listed with REL 304)
HIST 306: The Middle Ages (cross listed with REL 306)
HIST 308: Early Modern Europe
HIST 315: Archaeology of Ancient Israel (cross listed with REL 315)
HIST 319: Israel/Palestine: 3000 Years (cross listed with POSC 319 and PCST 319)
HIST 328: American Colonial History
HIST 330: America and Its Revolution: The Bonfires of Change
HIST 351: Fire in the Rainforest: Central African History
HIST 357: History of Jewish Migration
HIST 362: The Golden Age of Islam

+ - Social History

Focus: This cluster contains courses that emphasize the experiences of ordinary people in history and how they served as agents of historical change.

Cluster Coordinator/email:  Chair, Department of History; Professor of History, Dr. Jennifer Keene

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.

Restrictions: Not open to majors in History.
 
Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.
 
ANTH 361: Conflict and Social Change in Latin America (cross listed with PCST 366)
ANTH 363: African-Caribbean Society and Culture [SOC 101, or ANTH 102]
HIST 160: African Voices: African History to 1800
HIST 170: Why Africa Matters: African History 1800 - Present
HIST 180: Modern Latin American History
HIST 190: From the Shaolin Temple to Shonen Manga: Modern East Asia
HIST 200: A History of Sexuality
HIST 202: Modern World Civilizations
HIST 204: From the Garden of Eden to the Black Death: Jewish History to 1500
HIST 210: Modern Middle East History (cross listed with POSC 210)
HIST 221: Native American History: The Struggle to be Heard
HIST 223: The Sixties
HIST 224: U.S. Women's History
HIST 230: Chicano/a History and Culture to 1865
HIST 231: Chicano/a History and Culture, 1848-present
HIST 233: Disability and American Life
HIST 234: 3000 Years of Jewish History
HIST 240: History of America through Sport
HIST 255: From Kabbalah to Hummus: Jewish History since 1500
HIST 262: History of the Samurai
HIST 264: Empire and War in East Asia: History and Memory
HIST 273: Bold Mamas and Audacious Entrepreneurs: Women and Power in the African Past
HIST 275: Iran/Iraq: A Parallel History
HIST 297: The Holocaust in History and Film
HIST 301: U.S. Environmental History
HIST 304: The Ancient Mediterranean World (cross listed with REL 304)
HIST 305: Daily Life in Modern Europe
HIST 307: Germany and the Holocaust (cross listed with REL 307)
HIST 308: Early Modern Europe
HIST 311: Russian History
HIST 312: Spain and Portugal
HIST 313: Modern British History
HIST 315: Archaeology of Ancient History (cross listed with REL 315)
HIST 317: Migration in World History
HIST 319: Israel/Palestine: 3,000 Years (cross listed with POSC 319 and PCST 319)
HIST 326: The African-American Historical Experience
HIST 328: American Colonial History
HIST 332: Slavery, Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 333: Images of American History
HIST 336: Conflict and Change in America: 1920-1945
HIST 342: The History of Everyday Life in America: Cooking, Cleaning, Life, and Death
HIST 347: Topics in Transformative Encounters
HIST 347A: African in America
HIST 351: Fire in the Rainforest: Central African History
HIST 352: Chinese Civilization
HIST 354: From Samurai to Pokemon: A Social History of Modern Japan
HIST 355: Disease, Power and Sex: Medicine and the Body in East Asia
HIST 357: History of Jewish Migration
HIST 358: Jewish Life from Napoleon to Hitler
HIST 359: Elie Wiesel: Life and Works (cross listed with REL 359)
HIST 362: The Golden Age of Islam
HIST 363: The Arab World: Colonialism to Revolution (cross listed with POSC 363)
HIST 369: History of Terrorism in the United States
HIST 371: U.S. Business and Entrepreneurial History (cross listed with ECON 371)
HIST 373: U.S. Economic History (cross listed with ECON 373)
HIST 388: Technology and Media in the United States
HIST 392: Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America
HIST 396: Mexican History

+ - War and Society

Focus: This cluster allows students to explore the history of warfare in world history and its impact on society.

Cluster Coordinator/email:  Chair, Department of History; Professor of History, Dr. Jennifer Keene

Important information regarding Cluster completion:

  • No course in the student’s major discipline can be used to satisfy cluster requirements, even if the course is not being used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Because you may not apply a GE course to more than one GE category, no cluster courses may be shared with another GE category.
  • Course prerequisites appear in brackets in the list below.
  • If a course is restricted to majors only, you may request permission of the instructor or department chair, if space is available and you have met pre-requisites.
  • Courses in the cluster are not guaranteed for availability. Please check the catalog for the semesters in which the course is offered.
  • If you are having problems completing a cluster or finding available courses, please contact Academic Advising and/or the Cluster Coordinator.
Restrictions: Not open to History majors.
 
Courses: Choose four of the following, two of which must be upper division.
 
HIST 211: Mother Russia and Uncle Sam During the Cold War: Conflict and Coexistence
HIST 220: The Vietnam Wars
HIST 223: The Sixties
HIST 234: 3,000 Years of Jewish History
HIST 255: From Kabbalah to Hummus: Jewish History since 1500
HIST 262: History of the Samurai
HIST 264: Empire and War in East Asia: History and Memory
HIST 297: The Holocaust in History and Film
HIST 305: Daily Life in Modern Europe
HIST 307: Germany and the Holocaust (cross listed with REL 307)
HIST 317: Migration in World History
HIST 319: Israel/Palestine: 3000 Years (cross listed with POSC 319 and PCST 319)
HIST 330: America and Its Revolution: The Bonfires of Change
HIST 332: Slavery, Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 337: World War II
HIST 338: America After the War, 1945-1960
HIST 340: American Diplomatic History and Foreign Policy
HIST 352: Chinese Civilization
HIST 357: History of Jewish Migration
HIST 358: Jewish Life from Napoleon to Hitler
HIST 363: The Arab World: Colonialism to Revolution
HIST 365A: Perpetrators, Witnesses, and Rescuers (cross listed with REL 365A)
HIST 365B: The Holocaust: Memoirs and Histories
HIST 369: History of Terrorism in the United States
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