Topics in U.S. History: Lecture 1


This course examines the history of California from multiple lenses and different perspectives. It will dive deep into California’s indigenous past up to the political, cultural, and social complexities that characterize the state today.


What you can learn.

  • The social, cultural, political, and economic trends of California history
  • How to depart from common perceptions of Western popular culture
  • See present-day California as the product of ongoing historical processes
  • The emergence of modern California out of the complex conglomeration of societies that developed over the preceding centuries

About this course:

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Examination of specific historical themes and/or major issues in U.S. history. May be repeated for maximum of 16 units with topic and/or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

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