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History and Political Science Major

Core Requirements: 57 units*
(*9 of the 57 units count toward core curriculum)

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Survey of the Field: 18 units

HIST 156C United States History: 3 units

HIST 203C World Civilizations I: 3 units

HIST 204C World Civilizations II: 3 units

POLS 155C United States Government: 3 units

HIST/POLS 262* Research Methods in History and Political Science: 3 units

SOCS 215 Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics): 3 units

*Satisfies ENGL 220C Core Curriculum requirement.

Electives: Upper division U.S. History and Political Science†: 9 units

Choose 9 units from the following courses:

HIST 310 History of Baseball: 3 units

HIST 350 United States Military History: 3 units

HIST 356 History and Geography of California: 3 units

HIST 360 Women in American History: 3 units

HIST 363 America from Colony to Nation: 3 units

HIST 370 Wars of America: 3 units

HIST 373 The Good Old Days: The United States 1945-1963: 3 units

HIST 374 Contemporary American History: U.S. since 1963: 3 units

CHIS 420 History of Pentecostalism: 3 units

HIST 425 Topics in American Religious History: 3 units

HIST 450* History Teaching Internship: 1-3 units

HIST 454* History Internship: 1-3 units

HIST 457* Research Assistantship: 1-3 units

HIST 469 Special Topics: U.S.: 3 units

POLS 303 Classical Political Thought: 3 units

POLS 313 American Political Thought: 3 units

POLS 345 United States Foreign Policy: 3 units

POLS 360 American Politics and Elections: 3 units

POLS 370 Constitutional Law: 3 units

POLS 446 Public Policy Issues: 3 units

POLS 450* Political Science Teaching Internship: 1-3 units

POLS 454* Political Science Internship 1-3 units

POLS 456 United States Congress: 3 units

POLS 457* Research Assistantship: 1-3 units

POLS 469 Special Topics: U.S.: 3 units

POLS 472 United States Presidency: 3 units

*Maximum six hours count toward the 36-hours content requirement.

Electives: Upper division non-U.S. History and Political Science†: 9 units

Choose 9 units from the following courses (at least 3 units must be non-Western:HIST 317, HIST 319, HIST 325, HIST 339, HIST 340, POLS 303, or POLS 460.)

HIST 302 Twentieth Century Europe: 3 units

HIST 305 Church History: 3 units

HIST 317 Modern China: 3 units

HIST 319 Imperial China: 3 units

HIST 322 History of England: 3 units

HIST 339 Area Studies: Topical Area: 3 units

CHIS 340 Late Roman and Byzantine Empires: 3 units

HIST 345The Birth of Modern Europe: 3 units

HIST 346 Ancient Greece and Rome: 3 units

CHIS 450* History Teaching Internship: 1-3 units

HIST 451 Renaissance and Reformation: 3 units

HIST 454* History Internship: 1-3 units

HIST 457* Research Assistantship: 1-3 units

HIST 470 Special Topics: Non-U.S.: 3 units

POLS 303 Classical Political Thought: 3 units

POLS 323 Christian Political Thought: 3 units

POLS 333 Modern Political Thought: 3 units

POLS 438 Comparative Politics: 3 units

POLS 450* Political Science Teaching Internship: 1-3 units

POLS 454* Political Science Internship: 1-3 units

POLS 457* Research Assistantship: 1- 3 units

POLS 470 Special Topics: Non-U.S.: 3 units

POLS 482 International Politics: 3 units

*Maximum six hours count toward the 36-hours content requirement.

Electives: Upper division History or Political Science†: 18 units

Choose 18 units from the courses listed above (unrestricted).

† Note: A minimum of 6 units in History and 6 units in political science must be part of the upper division electives.

Capstone Course: 3 units

HIST 485C Historiography: 3 units

An exit interview is required of all graduating seniors.

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