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Course Description

A study of California's history from pre-contact with Europeans to the present day. Social, cultural, economic, political and environmental issues will be explored towards an understanding of California's history. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explanation and demonstration of basic social and material characteristics of representative California indigenous nations.
  • Analysis of California’s complex ethnic history and related social, political, economic, and technological development.
  • Identification and analysis of key causes and consequences of California’s many boom and bust cycles.
  • Development and refinement of varied research skills using state and local topics and resources.
  • Comparision, contrast, and critique of the state’s major social change movements.
  • Analysis of California's historical role as cultural innovation incubator.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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