Las Positas College | Summer-Fall 2022 Class Schedule

62 FALL 2022 925.424.1000 | [email protected] FALL 2022 - COURSE LISTINGS Please refer to the onl ine schedule on CLASS-Web to access course section detai ls and the course record numbers (CRNs) for registration. HIST 14 AMERICAN CULTURES OF CALI. 3.0 Units The history of California from its pre-contact societies to the present, with particular attention to the following periods: Spanish exploration and colonization; the Mexican Revolution; American conquest and the Gold Rush; the Progressive Era; the Great Depression and World War II; and the social movements of the 1960’s. In addition to exploring the major political, economic, technological, social, cultural, and environmental developments that have shaped California’s history, this course will focus on the distinct and overlapping experiences of the state’s Native American, Latino American, African American, Asian American, and European American populations. HIST 25 AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY 3.0 Units Historical survey of American Indians in the United States from earliest times to the present day. Emphasis on Indian societies and cultures, Indian relations with predominant cultures, Indian movement for self-preservation and historical background necessary to understand contemporary problems of the Indians. Emphasis on the Indians of California and the West. HIST 28 HISTORY OF AMERICANWEST 3.0 Units A history of the trans-Mississippi West of the United States. Emphasis will be placed on Native American history and cultures, European and Anglo-American frontiers, expansion of the United States in the 19th century, and the interaction of Native American, European American, Asian American, African American and Hispanic American peoples, and the significance of the West in American history. HIST 32 U.S. WOMENS HISTORY 3.0 Units A survey of United States women’s history from its indigenous origins through the present. This course emphasizes the interaction and experiences of diverse racial/ethnic groups that include at least three of the following groups: African Americans, Chicana/Latina Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, and Native Americans. Special areas of focus include women’s role in the political, economic, social, and geographic development of the United States. HORTICULTURE HORT 50 INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE 3.0 Units Botanical nomenclature, anatomy and physiology, plant growth, and development are presented. Soils, media, fertilizers, and watering methods are discussed. Preliminary Landscape design, installation and maintenance is included. Current practices of plant propagation, plant disorders and pest management, and 21st Century horticulture trends will be explored. (8 hours of lab to be scheduled on Saturdays which may include one or more field trips) HORT 58 LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION 3.0 Units Design, engineering, construction techniques, and installation methods for landscape site development. Cost estimating, bidding, construction materials, methods, equipment, tools, and safety for landscape plan implementation. Contracts, specifications, and legal aspects regarding landscape installation and site development. HEA 7 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3.0 Units An introduction to the discipline of Public Health including basic concepts and terminologies of public health, as well as the history and accomplishments of public health professionals and agencies. An overview of the functions of various public health professions and institutions, and an in-depth examination of the core public health disciplines will be covered. Topics include epidemiology of infectious and chronic diseases; prevention and control of diseases in the community; analysis of the social determinants of health; health disparities among various populations; strategies for disease reduction; community organizing and health promotion programming; environmental health and safety; global health; and healthcare policy. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A HISTORY HIST 1 WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO 1600 3.0 Units Origin and development of civilization in the Mediterranean and its expansion into Europe - the Near East, Greece, Rome and the Middle Ages, Renaissance and the Reformation. HIST 2 WESTERN CIVILIZATION SINCE1600 3.0 Units History of the Modern Western World: Romanticism and the Industrial Revolution to the present. HIST 3 WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 3.0 Units Survey of the experience of all peoples with vastly different cultures inhabiting a single globe. Emphasizes the emergence of human communities, formation of complex societies, development of major belief systems and interaction with the environment based on experience, knowledge, and technology to c. 1500. HIST 4 WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 3.0 Units This course covers the experience of all the world’s people from the early modern era to the present. Emphasis is upon the interaction of people with the environment based on the development of technology and conflict between traditional systems and new(er) orders. Broader forces that affect civilizations such as borderlands, exploration and travel, gender and class will be studied. HIST 7 US HIST. THROUGH RECONSTRUCTION 3.0 Units A survey of United States history from its pre-colonial, indigenous origins through the end of Reconstruction. Emphasis on (1) distinctively American patterns of political, economic, social, intellectual and geographic developments, (2) the interaction amongst and the experiences of diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups in American History, and (3) the evolution of American institutions and ideals including the U.S. Constitution, the operations of the U.S. government, and the rights and obligations of U.S. citizens under the Constitution. HIST 8 US HIST. POST-RECONSTRUCTION 3.0 Units History of the United States from the post-Civil War period to the present. Emphasis on (1) distinctively American patterns of political, economic, social, intellectual and geographic developments, (2) the framework of California state and local government, and the relationship between state/local government and the federal government.

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