California History - Session D

History 127AC

Summer 2015
Second 6 Week Session
Joe Duong
103 GPB
Day & Time: 
MTuWThu 12-2PM
  • This course satisfies the American Cultures Requirement.
  • This course is an introductory survey of California History from pre-European contact to the present day. It draws from social, cultural, and political history to examine the catastrophic population decline of Native Americans; religiosity and the Franciscans; American imperialism; the social world of the miners; the politics of work and racism; the natural and built environment; popular culture and the coming of modernity; The Great Depression and World War II; the Affluent Society; the Red Scare; the Black Freedom Struggle; the New Left and the counterculture; and, lastly, the rise of the New American Right. Students will be asked to think about California as a place and a process. Additionally, by studying the History of California and the way in which it has changed over time, students will be expected to connect the past to the present as well as to hear echoes of yesteryear in the California that they live in today.  

    Course Books

    holy land by d.j. waldie W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN: 978-0393327281 Required
    Harvest Gypsies by John Steinbeck Heyday. ISBN: 978-1890771614 Required