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History Sophomore College Courses

HISTORY 11SC. How Is a Buddhist

Buddhism as a system of thought, a culture, a way of life, a definition of reality, a method for investigating it, and a mental, physical, and social practice. Buddhism as a total phenomenon. Readings, films, music, and art. How Buddhist practices constitue the world of the Buddhist.

2 units, Aut (Mancall, M)

HISTORY 19SC. Land and Water Policies in the West

(Same as ECON 19SC, POLISCI 21SC.) Historical development and current status, with a focus on California. Topics include: the political origins and economic implications of federal laws and programs that define and allocate rights to land and water; competition for resources between cities and agriculture; the history of federal involvement with the West; contemporary policies and controversies regarding resource management, agriculture, water, energy, and environmental quality. Field trip to California's Central Valley and Owens Valley.

2 units, Aut (Frisby, T; Kennedy, D; Brady, D)

HISTORY 20SC. America in Vietnam

(Same as POLISCI 20SC.) The American intervention in Vietnam, focusing o:n political motives and moral justifications for intervention; the military and political strategies of counterinsurgency and nation building; the political uses of terror and the mobilization strategies of the Viet Cong and N. Vietnam; and consequences of the war at home, including the draft and the efforts of Congress to devise a constitutional remedy to the problem of unilateral, presidential war making. Readings include Michael Herr and Norman Mailer.

2 units, Aut (Goldstein, J; Rakove, J)

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