History Summer Courses


    Introduction to Native American History

  • HIS 9

    Session 1

    Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Native American Studies and the Indigenous experience. Topics include: history of United States-Indian relations; colonialism; sovereignty; identity; representation of Native Americans in popular culture; and contemporary efforts toward decolonization in indigenous communities. (Formerly Introduction to Native American Studies.) (General Education Code(s): ER.)

     


  • United States History to 1877

  • HIS 10A

    Session 2

    Focuses on the building of British American colonies and the establishment, disintegration, and reconstruction of the nation with an emphasis on how class, race, ethnicity, and gender impacted colonial development and structured the nation's agenda and the definition of citizenship. Satisfies American History and Institutions Requirement. (General Education Code(s): ER, IH.)

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  • United States History, 1877 to 1977

  • HIS 10B

    Session 1

    Surveys the political, social, and cultural history of the United States from 1877 to 1977. Focuses on national politics with emphasis on how class, race, ethnicity, and gender changed the nation's agenda. Satisfies American History and Institutions Requirement. (General Education Code(s): ER, IH.)

     


  • Scientific Vocabulary and the Roots of the European Scientific Tradition (online)

  • HIS 60

    Session 2 

    Online only course. 

    Trains students in the principals that will help them make sense of Greco-Latin scientific and technical vocabulary. Introduces Greco-Roman natural philosophy and its general cultural context, and explains the historical relationship of that tradition to the emergence of modern European experimental science and technology. (General Education Code(s): PE-T.) 

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  • The Holocaust: Destruction of European Jewry (online)

  • HIS 71

    8-Week 

    Focuses on the destruction of the Jews of Europe by Nazi Germany. Issues and themes are historically grounded and include works of literature, social sciences, philosophy, and film. Online course. (General Education Code(s): ER.) 

     


  • Chicana/Chicano History

  • HIS 128

    Session 1

    A survey course on the social history of the Mexican (Chicana/o) community and people in the U.S. through the 20th century. Themes include resistance, migration, labor, urbanization, culture and politics. Satisfies American History and Institutions Requirement. (General Education Code(s): ER, E.) 

     


  • Colonial Mexico

  • HIS 134A

    Session 1

    Covers the social, cultural, economic, and political history of colonial Mexico (New Spain). Special attention paid to colonial identity formation, religion, and labor systems. Begins by examining indigenous societies prior to the arrival of Europeans and concludes with Mexico's independence movement in the early 19th century. (General Education Code(s): ER, E.)

     


  • Santa Cruz History: 1770-Present

  • HIS 139E

    Session 2

    Santa Cruz County was historically home to many Awaswas Ohlone-speaking tribes. Course traces the persistent multiethnic quality of the region as it became part of the Spanish empire, Mexico, and the United States. (General Education Code(s): TA.)

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