– DMH 150
Iris M. Jerke (History)
Larry Gerston (Political Science)
(Please write in subject line: Hist15B2)
On the following Mondays: Feb 2, 8, 22;
Mar 8, 22; Apr 12, 26; May 10
from 3 to 5 pm
or by appointment
OURSE OBJECTIVE AND DESCRIPTION
History 15A/B is a two-semester, interdisciplinary, team-taught course about the history and
government of the United States.
When taken in consecutive semesters with the same
instructors, Hist 15A/B fulfills the American Institutions requirements for U.S. History, U.S.
Constitution, and California Government (F 1-2-3). It also fulfills six credits of the Social
Sciences requirement in Core GE (D2: Comparative Systems and D3: Social Issues).
complete the entire two-semester sequence in order to fulfill the requirements and earn the six
This course provides a multicultural framework for the study of American history and
Note: The History Department recommends that students take Hist 15A/PoliScie 15A
before Hist 15B/PoliScie 15B.
If you have already taken POLS1 or POLS101, you may not
take HIST 15A/B.
This is a General Education course with learning objectives established by the university.
addition to writing 1 term paper totaling more than 750 words, by the end of this course, you
should be able to:
place contemporary developments in cultural, historical, environmental, and spatial contexts
identify the dynamics of ethnic, cultural, gender/sexual, age-based, class, regional, national,
transnational, and global identities and the similarities, differences, linkages, and interactions
between them; and
3. evaluate social science information, draw on different points of view, and formulate
applications appropriate to contemporary social issues.
recognize the interaction of social institutions, culture, and environment with the behavior of
Compare and contrast two or more ethnic groups, cultures, regions, nations or social systems.