History

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CI is known for its interdisciplinary approach to learning and our history program is no exception. That means your plan of study can include cross-listed history courses and subjects outside of history. Your CI degree will give you a thorough understanding and knowledge of North American history and the history of other regions of the world. You’ll also benefit from:

Small classes so you get personalized attention from your professors

Hands-on learning opportunities - both in class and through internships at public, private, and nonprofit institutions

Studying abroad

Your future

Your CI history degree could literally take you anywhere. You’ll be prepared to continue your studies at graduate and professional schools - or to pursue a variety of careers.

Top careers include:

Archivist

Business

Communication

Education

Foreign service

Government

Journalism

Law

Librarian

Researcher

Lower Division Required Courses (15 units)
6 units of World Civilizations:

HIST 211 World Civilizations: Origins to 1500* 
HIST 212 World Civilizations: Since 1500*

6 units of American History

HIST 270 The United States to 1877† 
HIST 271 The United States since 1877†

3 units in Methodology

HIST 280 The Historian’s Craft*

Upper Division Required Courses (31-33 units)
9-12 units in History of North America

Students should select at least three courses from the following list:

HIST 333 History of Southern California Chicana/o Art* 
HIST 334 Narratives of Southern California* 
HIST 335 American Ethnic Images in Novels and Film* 
HIST 349 History of Business and Economics in North America* 
HIST 350 Chicano History and Culture† 
HIST 351 History of African Americans
HIST 369 California History and Culture 
HIST 370 United States Colonial History 
HIST 371 The Founding of the United States 
HIST 372 United States Industrialism and Progressivism 
HIST 373 American Labor History 
HIST 374 United States since 1945 
HIST 401 United States Immigration History, 1840-1945 
HIST 402 Southern California Chicana/o History and Culture* 
HIST 403 The American Intellectual Tradition 
HIST 420 History of Mexico 
HIST 421 Revolutionary Mexico, 1876-1930 
HIST 470 People and Everyday Life in Early America

9-12 units in World History

Students should select at least three courses from the following list:

HIST 310 History of the Mediterranean 
HIST 319 European History, 1871-1945 
HIST 320 European History 1945 to the Present
HIST 330 History of Science: Non-western Origins and the Western Revolutions* 
HIST 340 History and Psychology of Nazi Germany*
HIST 342 Environmental History*
HIST 360 History of Colonial Latin America*
HIST 361 History of Modern Latin America* 
HIST 365 Themes in World History* 
HIST 366 Oceans of World History 
HIST 380 History of Pacific Islands 
HIST 391 Traditional China 
HIST 392 Modern China 
HIST 393 Contemporary China 
HIST 394 Traditional Japan 
HIST 395 Modern Japan 
HIST 396 East Asia: Then and Now 
HIST 436 Psychology and History of Asian Warrior Cultures* 
HIST 442 African Diaspora* 
HIST 451 History of Africa Since 1800*
HIST 452 History of Southern Africa Since 1600*

6 units in Thematic History

Students should select two courses from the following list:

HIST 330 History of Science: Non-western Origins and the Western Revolutions*
HIST 338 Theatre in History*
HIST 342 Environmental History*
HIST 365 Themes in World History* 
HIST 366 Oceans of World History 
HIST 412 Law and Society* 
HIST 413 World Religions and Classical Philosophy* 
HIST 414 Women in History 
HIST 415 Society and Radicalism

HIST 490 Special Topics (3) can be taken to fulfill major requirements. Its category depends on the topic offered.

3 units in Historiography

HIST 491 Historiography

1-3 units in Capstone or Internship or Service Learning

HIST 492 Internship/Service Learning (1-3) 
HIST 494 Independent Research (1-3) 
HIST 497 Directed Studies (1-3) 
HIST 499 Capstone (1-3)

History Electives

HIST 272 Constitutional History of the United States†
HIST 275 History of United States to 1900† (for LS majors)
HIST 331 Narratives of the Working Class*
HIST 430 Tradition & Transformation: Literature, History & Cultural Change*
HIST 445 Chicano Child and Adolescent*

International Freshmen Checklist  

International Transfer Checklist 

Financial Affidavit for Undergraduate applicants 

Submit all application documents to the Center for International Affairs. 

*Transfer Students: We are currently accepting applications from all community colleges in the U.S.  Please make sure that you have at least 60 units and have completed “Oral communication”, “Written communication”, “Critical thinking” and “College level mathematics/quantitative reasoning” with “C” or better.  Please note that the Nursing programs are closed for international students.  

English Score

Submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other acceptable test (see below for list of tests).  Scores must be sent directly to CSUCI from testing agency.

Acceptable English Placement Exams

TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum Paper-Based score of 500, a minimum Computer Based score of 173 or a minimum Internet Based score of 61.

IELTS – International English Language Test System with an overall band score of 6.0.

*Transfer students: It’s not necessary to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score if you have completed the required Freshman Composition Class at your community college.

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