Social Science Subject Matter Competency

California State University, Fresno 63 units total

Part I. Required Core: ALL of the following courses are required. (10 classes = 30 units)

HIST 4 Intro to Historical Skills HIST 21 World History II
HIST 187 California History GEOG 4 World Geography
HIST 11 American to 1877 PLSI 1 Modern Politics
HIST 12 American from 1877 PLSI 2 Am Gov and Institutions
HIST 20 World History I ECON 165 The Modern Am Economy


Part II. Depth: Choose ONE course from of EACH of the following groups (A-I). (9 classes = 27 units)

A. HIST 151 England & Empire 

HIST 171 Early America

HIST 172 U.S., 1789-1865

B. HIST 173 U.S. , 1865-1914

HIST 174 U.S. , 1914-1945

HIST 175 U.S., 1945-Present
C. HIST 159 Reconstruction

HIST 166 U.S.-Latin Am. Diplo.

HIST 176 Civil Rights Movement

HIST 178 History of African Am

HIST 183 The Hispanic Southwest
D. HIST 111 Ancient Greece

HIST 112 Ancient Rome

HIST 122 Medieval Culture

HIST 125 Renaissance
E. HIST 132 Revolutionary Europe

HIST 133 Europe, 20 th Century

HIST 143 Russia & Eurasia, 20 th Century
F. HIST 114 Ancient Egypt

HIST 162 South America

HIST 157 Modern Africa

HIST 160 Great Am. Civ.

HIST 192 Mod. Far East 1949-present
G. GEOG 127 Human Imp on Nature

GEOG 168 Geology of California

GEOG 161 Historical Geog of U.S.

GEOG 130 Geog of World Econ

GEOG 172 Cultural Geology of Ancient America
H. PLSI 103 California Politics

PLSI 140 Appr to Comp Politics

PLSI 151 Pol Participation & Pol Parties

PLSI 171 Const Law, Civil Lib, & Civil Rights

PLSI 153 Presidential Politics

PLSI 154 Congressional Politics
I. ECON 101 History of Econ Thought

ECON 110 Economic Hist of U.S.

Part III. Breadth: Choose ONE from TWO different disciplines (J-N). (2 classes = 6 units)

J. AAIS 135 African American Community
K. ANTH 115 World Culture

ANTH 136 Anthropology of Education
L. CLS 100 Chicano Literature

CLS 141 The Chicano and the Ed System

CLS 152 The Chicano Family
M. SOC122 Social Movements

SOC 157 Social Change

SOC 169 Sociology of Religion

SOC 165 The Family
N. WS 103 History of Feminism

WS 148 Women and Religion

Social Science Subject Matter Competency NEW PLAN Effective 8/1/05 CSU Fresno 63 units total

For History Majors


Part I. Required Core: ALL of the following courses are required. (10 classes = 30 units)

HIST 4 Intro to Historical Skills 
(LD major req.)
PLSI 1 Modern Politics 
(elective)
HIST 187 California History 
(UD major req.)
HIST 20 World History I 
(LD major req.)
HIST 11 American to 1877 
(GE Area D1)
PLSI 2 Am Gov and Institutions 
(GE Area D2)
GEOG 4 World Geography 
(GE Area D3)
HIST 21 World History II 
(LD major req.)
HIST 12 American from 1877 (elective) ECON 165 The Modern Am Economy (elective)


Part II. Depth: Choose ONE course from of EACH of the following groups (A-I). (9 classes = 27 units)

A. HIST 151 England & Empire 
(UD major req.)

HIST 171 Early America

HIST 172 U.S., 1789-1865
B. HIST 173 U.S. , 1865-1914 
(UD major req.)

HIST 174 U.S. , 1914-1945

HIST 175 U.S., 1945-Present
C. HIST 159 Reconstruction 
(UD major req.)

HIST 166 U.S.-Latin Am. Diplomacy

HIST 176 Civil Rights Movement

HIST 178 History of African Am

HIST 183 The Hispanic Southwest
D. HIST 111 Ancient Greece 
(UD major req.)

HIST 112 Ancient Rome

HIST 122 Medieval Culture

HIST 125 Renaissance
E. HIST 132 Revolutionary Europe 
(UD major req.)

HIST 133 Europe, 20th Century

HIST 143 Russia & Eurasia, 20th Century
F. HIST 114 Ancient Egypt 
(UD major req.)

HIST 157 Modern Africa

HIST 160 Great Am. Civ.

HIST 162 South America

HIST 192 Mod Far East, 1949-present
G. GEOG 127 Human Imp on Nature (elective)

GEOG 130 Geog of World Econ

GEOG 161 Historical Geog of U.S.

GEOG 168 Geog of California

GEOG 172 Cultural Geog of Ancient Am
H. PLSI 103 California Politics 
(elective)

PLSI 140 Appr to Comp Politics

PLSI 151 Pol Participation & Pol Parties

PLSI 153 Presidential Politics

PLSI 154 Congressional Politics

PLSI 171 Const Law, Civil Lib, & Civil Rights
I. ECON 101 History of Econ Thought (elective)

ECON 110 Economic Hist of U.S.

Part III. Breadth: Choose ONE from TWO different disciplines (J-N). (2 classes = 6 units) (2 electives)

J. AAIS 135 African American Community

AAIS 144 Race Relations

AAIS 164 African Cultural Perspectives
K. ANTH 115 World Culture

ANTH 136 Anthropology of Education
L. CLS 100 Chicano Literature

CLS 141 The Chicano and the Ed System

CLS 152 The Chicano Family
M. WS 103 History of Feminism

WS 148 Women and Religion
N. SOC122 Social Movements

SOC 157 Social Change

SOC 165 The Family

SOC 169 Sociology of Religion

Lower division major req. 9

Upper division major req.(of 27 units) 21

Elective units (of 24 units) 24

GE units 9
Total 63 units