May 22, 2024  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Prefix and Course Index 

 

History

Courses are designated as HIST in the class schedule.

  
  • HIST 452 - 20th-Century Brazil (3)


    Social, economic, cultural and political history of Brazil, with particular emphasis on the period since World War II.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1 or HIST 110B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 453A - History of Mexico pre-Columbian (pre 1521) through 1821 (3)


    History of Mexico from prior to the Spanish conquest of 1521 through the wars for Independence ending in 1821.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1 or HIST 110B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 453B - History of Mexico from Independence (1821) to Modern Day (3)


    Pivotal moments in modern Mexican history, including post-colonial nation building, Mexican-American War, Mexican Revolution of 1910, Chiapas Rebellion of the mid-1990s and 2000 elections.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1 or HIST 110B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 458A - West Africa and the African Diaspora (3)


    West African relationships with the African diaspora in the Americas. Issues of the origins of political conflict, economic exploitation, racism, gender, revolts and emancipation, Pan-Africanism and rights of African descendants since the 15th century.

    Prerequisite: HIST 110B .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 458B - Southern Africa in the 20th Century (3)


    Twentieth-century developments in the Union (Republic) of South Africa, Central Africa (the Rhodesias and Nyasaland) and Portuguese colonies; the political, economic and social ramifications of race relations.

    Prerequisite: HIST 110B .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 458C - African History Since 1935 (3)


    Issues of European imperialism, settler cultures, racism and African consciousness, ethnic conflict, gender, nationalist and guerrilla liberation movements, Pan-Africanism, international relations and society development policies in Africa since 1935.

    Prerequisite: HIST 110B .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 460A - The Chinese Diaspora (3)


    History of Chinese migration from the 16th century to the present, focusing on the domestic and international situations that shaped the conditions for Chinese migration to different parts of the world.

    Prerequisite: HIST 110B .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 461 - History of Ancient China (3)


    Chinese history from ancient times to the middle of the 17th century; society, thought, economy and political institutions.

    Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category D.1 or C.2 or C.3 or HIST 110A  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 462 - History of China (3)


    Political events, intellectual movements, cultural developments and socio-economic trends that have shaped China since 1600. The rise and fall of the Qing dynasty and the history of the Republic of China and the Peoples Republic of China.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1 or HIST 110B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 462C - China Since 1949 (3)


    History of China from 1949 to the present. Communist Party, political institutions, ideology, economic modernization and foreign relations of China.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1 or HIST 110B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 463A - History of Japan (3)


    Social, political, and economic history of Japan until 1868, stressing the Tokugawa era.

    Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category C.2 or C.3 or HIST 110A ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 463B - History of Japan (3)


    Rise of the modern Japanese state, Japanese imperialism and the postwar era.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1 or HIST 110B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 463C - Themes in Korean History (3)


    Chronological overview of Korean history, emphasizing the modern period. Thematic approach covers topics such as a state building, Confucianism, nationalism, the colonial period, the Korean War and reunification of the peninsula.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1 or HIST 110B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 464A - History of Southeast Asia to 1800 (3)


    Development of Southeast Asian civilizations from the earliest times to 1800, including the classical and early modern era.

    Prerequisite: Completion of G.E. Category D.1; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 464B - History of Southeast Asia, 1800-present (3)


    Development of Southeast Asian history from 1800 to the present, including the colonial, post-colonial and contemporary period.

    Prerequisite: Completion of G.E. Category D.1; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 464C - Early Vietnam (3)


    History of Vietnam from the earliest times to c. 1800. Seeks to identify main issues in early history of Vietnam, trade origins of Vietnamese civilization and its implications on the formation of Vietnamese national identity and nationalism.

    Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category C.2 or C.3 or HIST 110A ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 464D - Modern Vietnam (3)


    History of Vietnam since 1802. The French colonial experience, the Vietnamese struggle against the French from 1946 to 1954, and the American involvement in Vietnam.

    Prerequisite: Completion of G.E. Category D.1; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 464E - The Vietnam War from the Vietnamese Perspective (3)


    The Vietnam War from various Vietnamese perspectives: historical, cultural and psychological; North vs. South; personal, regional, national and global; men and women; elite class and ordinary people. (HIST 464E and ASAM 464E are the same course)

    Prerequisite: Completion of G.E. Category D.1; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 466A - Islamic Civilization: Arab Era (3)


    Arab predominance in the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the Mongol invasions of the 13th century. (HIST 466A and RLST 466A are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category C.2 or C.3 or HIST 110A ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 466B - Islamic Civilization: Imperial Age (3)


    Mongol invasions of the Middle East and their effects. Ottoman Turkish, Safavid Persian and Moghul Empires to 1800. (HIST 466B and RLST 466B are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category C.2 or C.3 or HIST 110A  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 467A - The Middle East in the 19th Century (3)


    Western penetration of the Middle East and the reaction to it, modernization, the growth of nationalist movements and revolutionary disturbances ending with World War I.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1 or HIST 110B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 467B - Contemporary Middle East History (3)


    Social, political and economic changes in the Middle East since World War I. The period after World War II and recent independence movements.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1 or HIST 110B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 468A - Women and Gender in Middle East History (3)


    History of women and gender relations in Middle Eastern society and culture from the period of late antiquity to the present.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1 or HIST 110B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 468B - Making the Medieval Middle East (3)


    Most important historical events, social transformations and historiographic issues that pertain to the rise of caliphal rule and the creation of medieval society in the Eastern Mediterranean.

    Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category C.2 or C.3 or HIST 110A ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 471A - American Colonial Civilization (3)


    Creation and development of societies in English North America from 1492-1754; the emergence of economic, social and political patterns and structures in a maturing Anglo-American culture.

    Prerequisite: HIST 170A  or HIST 180 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 471B - The United States from Colony to Nation (3)


    Social, economic, political and intellectual developments in late 18th-century America, the coming of the American Revolution, origins of American nationalism, social structure of the new nation and formation and ratification of the Constitution.

    Prerequisite: HIST 170A  or HIST 180 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 473B - United States, 1845-1877 (3)


    Mid-19th century U.S. society, politics and culture. Slavery, the sectional crisis, the Civil War and Reconstruction.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.2, POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 473C - United States, 1876-1920 (3)


    Industrialization, urbanization and immigration. Reconstruction, the New South, and the West. Populist and Progressive reform movements. World War I and the Red Scare.

    Prerequisites: HIST 170B , HIST 180 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 475A - United States, 1920-1960 (3)


    Major trends and conflicting values in domestic policies, national security policies, the economy, society and culture. Civil rights, civil liberties, parties and politics. Key historiographic controversies.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.2, POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 475B - United States in the 1950s (3)


    American society, politics and culture during the Cold War era. From World War II’s end, the Cold War at home and abroad and America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.

    Prerequisites: HIST 170A , HIST 170B ; or HIST 180  and HIST 170A  or HIST 170B ; or HIST 190  and HIST 170A  or HIST 170B ; or HIST 180  or HIST 190 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 475C - United States Since 1960 (3)


    U.S. History from 1960 to present, interrelating foreign and domestic policy, economic, social and cultural trends, a study of U.S. history as it is being formed.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.2, POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 476A - African American History: 1619 to 1863 (3)


    Key events, individuals, institutions and experiences that shaped the history and culture of Africans and their descendants in North America from the 17th century to the American Civil War (AFAM 476A and HIST 476A are the same course).

    Prerequisite: AFAM 107 , AFAM 190 , AFAM 280  or HIST 170A .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 476B - African Americans since 1863 (3)


    African Americans as historical actors from 1863 to the present, including responses to segregation and disfranchisement, participation in the Great Migration, and the movement for civil rights (HIST 476B and AFAM 476B are the same course).

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.2, POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 477A - The Multiracial History of America (3)


    History of race relations and racial ideas in the United States through the experiences of multiracial families, from prior to European colonization to the present day.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.2 or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 477B - Native American History (3)


    Role of Native Americans in American history. Focuses on religion, education, literature, commerce and museums to understand the interactions between Native Americans and Americans of other races and ethnicities within the context of wider historical trends.

    Prerequisites: HIST 170A , HIST 170B , HIST 180  or HIST 190 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 477C - American Immigration History (3)


    History of American immigration in a global context. Changes and continuities in the political, cultural, and economic contexts that generated the movement of diverse peoples and structured their experiences of integration within the U.S. (HIST 477C, AFAM 477C, ASAM 477C and CHIC 477C are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.2, POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 479A - The Urbanization of American Life (3)


    Urban life in America; the colonial town, western town and the industrial city.

    Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category D.1 or D.2 or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 479B - U.S. Economic History to 1900 (3)


    Economic origins of the American colonies, economic causes of the Revolution, the market revolution of the early 1800s, the diverging regional developments in North and South, and industrialization and incorporation of America before 1900.

    Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category D.1 or D.2 or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 480B - American Legal and Constitutional History (3)


    Legal and constitutional issues affecting the development of the U.S. Constitution, American law and government. Developments from English and colonial legal origins to constitutional problems of the post-World War II era.

    Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category D.1 or D.2 or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 480C - American Military History (3)


    America’s military experience focusing upon the democratic, industrial, managerial, mechanical, scientific and social revolutions that have molded military institutions and national policies.

    Prerequisite: HIST 180 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 480D - United States Foreign Relations (3)


    Relations from 1900 to the present. United States as a world power in the 20th century; the search for world order and the diplomacy of the atomic age.

    Prerequisites: HIST 170B , HIST 180 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 481A - Westward Movement in the United States (3)


    Expansion of the U.S. population and sovereignty from the eastern seaboard to the Pacific, colonial times to 1900; regional development during the frontier period.

    Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category D.1 or D.2 or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 481B - History of California (3)


    Political, economic and social history of California from the aboriginal inhabitants to the present; the development of contemporary institutions and the historical background of current issues.

    Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category D.1 or D.2 or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 481C - The History of Orange County (3)


    History of Orange County. Stresses the process of urbanization.

    Prerequisites: HIST 170B , HIST 180 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 486 - United States Cultural History (3)


    Cultural values, ideas and beliefs of American communities as expressed through a variety of media, including historical, literary, visual, material and aural sources.

    Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category C.1, C.2, C.4, D.2, D.3, POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 489T - Senior Seminar in Historiography and Theory (3)


    Precedes HIST 490T in the same topic. The historiography, methodology and analytical frameworks used in the particular topic’s sub-field. Culminates in a research proposal to be used in 490T. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Prerequisites: HIST 110A , HIST 110B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 490T - Senior Seminar (3)


    Directed research seminar with class discussions applied to specific topics and areas as schedule and staff allow. Original research and writing. Required of all history majors. History majors must earn a C (2.0) or better. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 units.

    Prerequisites: HIST 300A  and HIST 300B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 491T - Proseminar in Special Topics in History (3)


    Intensive study of selected phases or periods of history. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 units.

    Prerequisites: for European and non-West courses - HIST 110A , HIST 110B . For U.S. History - HIST 170A , HIST 170B ; or HIST 170A  or HIST 170B  and HIST 180 ; or HIST 170A  or HIST 170B  and HIST 190 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 498 - History Internship (3)


    Offers work experience related to the history academic program or to areas of public and private employment where any liberal arts major is appropriate. May be repeated once for credit.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    Open to advanced students in history with consent of department chair. May be repeated once for credit.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HIST 501 - Theory and History (3)


    Seminar introducing philosophical issues in history as a humanistic social science, to epistemological considerations of the relationship of history to other disciplines and to new subdisciplines in history. Required for the M.A.

    Prerequisite: History graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HIST 506 - Seminar in Public History (3)


    Seminar in sources, themes, writing and formats used by historians working outside the classroom. Content will vary with instructor and will emphasize applying historical methods to various sectors of community history. Alternative to HIST 572/HIST 522 requirement for M.A. Required for M.A. students pursuing the Public History Emphasis.

    Prerequisite: History graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HIST 521T - Directed Readings Seminar in Fields of European History (3)


    Literature that has been important in different fields of European history. May be repeated once with different topic. Requires 3-unit upper-division course in the sub-field of the offering.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HIST 522 - Seminar in European History (3)


    Utilize primary sources in writing research papers on European History. May be repeated once for credit with different sub-field.

    Prerequisite: HIST 501 .

    Graduate-level

  
  • HIST 541T - Directed Readings Seminar in Fields of Non-Western History (3)


    Variable topics reading seminar designed to offer a comprehensive background in non-Western history.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HIST 542T - Seminar in Non-Western History (3)


    Variable topics research seminar designed to explore non-Western history through a primary source-based research paper. Topics include: Nation Formation in Latin America; and Africa from Colony to Nation.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HIST 551T - Directed Readings Seminar in World and Comparative History (3)


    Variable topics reading seminar designed to offer a comprehensive background in the literature of world and comparative history. May be repeated once for credit with different topic. Requires 3-unit upper-division course in world history.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HIST 552T - Seminar in World and Comparative History (3)


    Variable topics research seminar designed to explore world and comparative history through a primary source based research paper. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HIST 571T - Directed Readings Seminar in Fields of American History (3)


    Literature that has been important or influential in specific fields of American history. May be repeated once for credit with different topic. Requires 3-unit upper-division course in sub-field of the offering.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HIST 572 - Seminar in American History (3)


    Utilize primary sources in writing research papers on American History. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: HIST 501 .

    Graduate-level

  
  • HIST 596 - Graduate Internship in History (3)


    Professional-level internship in historical work. Usually precedes HIST 597, Project and constitutes research phase of main graduate exercise, as well as preparation for post-graduate career. May be repeated once for credit. Requires classified graduate status.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
  • HIST 597 - History Project (3-6)


    Editing a significant body of primary source materials, including a critical and interpretive introduction, as well as appropriate reference and explanatory notes. Foreign sources will normally be translated into English. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HIST 598 - Thesis (3-6)


    May be repeated for a maximum of 12 units.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
  • HIST 599 - Independent Graduate Research (1-3)


    May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Requires consent of department chair.

    Prerequisite: History graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required

Honors

Courses are designated as HONR in the class schedule. All honors courses are restricted to students enrolled in the University Honors Program.

  
  • HONR 100 - Freshman Honors Colloquium (1)


    Required of all incoming first-year students. Interdisciplinary examination of community and service-learning. Mandatory service-learning component.

    Prerequisite: Student must be in the Honors Program.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 101A - Honors Seminar in Critical Thinking (3)


    Seminar for first-year Honors Program students. Developing critical thinking skills. Interpretation, analysis, criticism and advocacy of ideas encountered in designated Honors Program activities.

    Prerequisite: Student must be in the Honors Program.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 101B - Honors Seminar in Oral Communication (3)


    Seminar for first-year Honors Program students, emphasizing oral communication skills. Construction, presentation and critical analysis of oral presentations related to the ideas encountered in designated Honors Program activities. Instruction in effective oral communication and critical thinking.

    Prerequisite: Student must be in the Honors Program.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 200 - Sophomore Honors Colloquium (1)


    Required of all continuing second-year students. Interdisciplinary consideration of academic research and creative activities.

    Prerequisite: sophomore standing in the University Honors Program

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 201A - Honors Seminar: American Institutions and Values to 1900 (3)


    Critically examines the historical development of American institutions and values, including American political culture and constitutional system. Specific attention to cultural diversity, particularly race, ethnicity, gender, and class, exploring the interaction, conflict, and cooperation of diverse groups in historical context.

    Prerequisite: Student must be in the Honors Program.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 201B - Honors Seminar: American Institutions and Values since 1900 (3)


    Critically examines the historical development of American institutions and values, including American political culture and constitutional system. Specific attention to cultural diversity, particularly race, ethnicity, gender, and class, exploring the interaction, conflict, and cooperation of diverse groups in historical context.

    Prerequisite: Student must be in the Honors Program.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 210A - Honors Seminar: World Civilizations to 1500 (3)


    Integrative, holistic introductory survey of the historical development of civilization within a global context. Impact of Western institutions and ideas upon non-Western societies and cultures and the influence of non-Western cultures and peoples upon Western societies and cultures.

    Prerequisite: Student must be in the Honors Program.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 210B - Honors Seminar: World Civilizations since 1500 (3)


    Integrative, holistic introductory survey of the historical development of civilization within a global context. Impact of Western institutions and ideas upon non-Western societies and cultures and the influence of non-Western cultures and peoples upon Western societies and cultures.

    Prerequisite: Student must be in the Honors Program.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 300 - Junior Honors Colloquium (1)


    Required of all junior honors students. Prepare proposal for the Senior Honors Project and submit to an appropriate faculty mentor.

    Prerequisites: enrollment in the University Honors Program, junior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 300A - Junior Honors Colloquium (1)


    Required of all junior honors students. Interdisciplinary examination of selected topics. Guest lecturers from the university and community.

    Prerequisites: enrollment in the University Honors Program, junior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 300B - Junior Honors Colloquium (1)


    Required of all junior honors students. Orientation to advanced research and creative activity, including the senior honors project.

    Prerequisites: enrollment in the University Honors Program, junior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 301T - Honors Seminar in Natural Science and Mathematics (3)


    Interdisciplinary seminar examining selected topics in natural science and mathematics.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category B.1, B.2 or B.4.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 302T - Honors Seminar in Arts and Humanities (3)


    Interdisciplinary seminar examining selected topics in arts and humanities.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category C.1 or C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 303T - Honors Seminar in Social Sciences (3)


    Interdisciplinary seminar examining selected topics in social sciences.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 304T - Honors Seminar in Lifelong Learning (3)


    Interdisciplinary seminar examining selected topics in lifelong learning.

    Prerequisite: Student must be in the Honors Program.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 305 - Honors Seminar: Evolution and Creation (3)


    Interdisciplinary study of evolutionary biology’s impact on culture in the context of religious doctrines of creation. Evolutionary theory and religious and philosophical reactions to it from Darwin to the present, including relevant educational and legal contexts.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category B.1, B.2 or B.4.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 306 - Honors Seminar: Women in American Society (3)


    Socio-cultural history of women and women’s movements in American society. Cultural models of American womanhood - maternal, domestic, sexual, social - and their development and recent changes.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 400 - Senior Honors Colloquium (1)


    Required of all senior honors students. Interdisciplinary dialogue, presentation and evaluation of the senior honors project.

    Prerequisites: enrollment in the University Honors Program, senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HONR 400A - Senior Honors Colloquium (1)


    Required of all senior honors students. Preparation for advanced academic and professional study: Senior honors project and the graduate and professional school admission process.

    Prerequisites: HONR 300B , enrollment in the University Honors Program, senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • HONR 400B - Senior Honors Colloquium (1)


    Required of all senior honors students. Presentation and evaluation of senior honors projects.

    Prerequisites: HONR 400A , enrollment in the University Honors Program, senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • HONR 497 - Senior Honors Project (2-3)


    Supervised individual research or creative activity. Work toward completing an honors project, which is required in order to graduate with University Honors. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Prerequisites: enrollment in the University Honors Program, senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • HONR 499 - Honors Independent Study (1-3)


    Study of special topic(s) in consultation with and completed under the supervision of a member of the honors faculty, or other faculty upon approval of the director of the Honors Program. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 units.

    Prerequisites: enrollment in the University Honors Program; junior or senior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required

Human Communication Studies

Courses are designated as HCOM in the class schedule.

  
  • HCOM 100 - Introduction to Human Communication (3)


    Theory and practice of interpersonal communication. Practice in the development of skills for improving the quality of communication is required.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 102 - Public Speaking (3)


    Theory and presentation of public speeches, including an analysis of determinants of comprehension and attitude formation; selection and organization of speech materials, development of delivery skills and evaluation of message effectiveness. Student presentations required. Participation in research projects.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 138 - Forensics (3)


    Investigation and practice in the background, format procedures and evaluation criteria of the various forensic events. Students must participate in at least two intercollegiate speech tournaments. May be repeated once for credit. (More than 6 hours of class work for each unit of credit)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 215 - Introduction to Digital Media Studies (3)


    Foundation for inquiry into digital media and studying social and technological contexts of digital communication technologies: social media, mobile technologies, video games, algorithms/platforms, and big data. Covers concerns, questions, methods, and technologies relevant to the field of digital media studies.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 220 - Interpersonal Conflict Management (3)


    Nature, causes and structure of interpersonal conflict; communication strategies exhibited in conflict; and intervention principles for conflict management. Conflict management theory is applied to conflicts within marriages, small groups, organizations and intercultural relationships.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 235 - Essentials of Argumentation (3)


    Methods of critical inquiry and advocacy. Identify fallacies in reasoning, testing evidence and evidence sources; advancing a reasoned position; and defend and refute arguments. Analysis and evaluation of oral and written arguments.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 300 - Introduction to Research in Speech Communication (3)


    Understanding and using professional literature in speech communication and using that literature to generate a formal research paper. A passing grade fulfills the course requirement of the university upper division baccalaureate writing requirement for communication studies majors and communicative disorders majors.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 304 - Introduction to Communication Theory (3)


    Theories and competencies in interpersonal, small group, public, organizational and intercultural communication. Variations in communication processes across contexts are investigated.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 100  or completion of G.E. Category A.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 305 - Digital Media Literacy (3)


    Introduces literacies necessary for thriving in a digital age. Develop, practice and self-evaluate digital literacy. Learn to effectively, ethically, and mindfully use digital media for communication and wellbeing. Topics include participation, collective intelligence, attention, networking, and ethics.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 100  or completion of G.E. Category A.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HCOM 307 - Introduction to Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies (3)


    Introduction to critical/cultural studies of communication. Canonical theoretical texts and primary methods and areas of study. Culture and representation as sites of personal, social and cultural identities. Vocabulary and tools applicable to furthering progressive social, economic and political change.

    Prerequisites: HCOM 100  or HCOM 102 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 308 - Quantitative Research Methods (3)


    Current perspectives in empirical research methodology in the discipline of Communication Studies. Experimental designs, common statistical tests and the use of the computer as a research tool.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category B.4.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 310 - Sexual Communication (3)


    The role of communication in human sexuality and the role communication plays in all stages of sexual encounters and sexual development. Interpersonal communication, but includes mediated messages.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 100  or completion of G.E. Category A.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 313 - Interpersonal Communication Theory (3)


    Behavioral and humanistic approaches to theories of interpersonal communication. Functions of communication that influence interpersonal relationships, including communicator characteristics, information exchange, situational demands and interpersonal evaluations.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 315 - Social Media and Communication (3)


    Social media across communication contexts. Interaction among social media, communication and culture. Analyze and evaluate contemporary social media and practices. Requires basic familiarity with social media technologies.

    Prerequisites: HCOM 100  or completion of G.E. Category A.1; completion of G.E. Category D.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

 

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