California Studies

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College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Program Description

California Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide an understanding of California's institutions, culture, and environment in a manner that will be occupationally and academically useful to students in a variety of majors. With the state's central role as a gateway to the Pacific basin, substantial knowledge of California will be necessary for those preparing to engage in commerce and international trade. In addition, for students who are planning careers in the public sector, the California Studies minor will furnish background applicable to their future employment.

Contact Information

Wesley Hussey, Interim Program Coordinator
Brendan Lindsay, Incoming Program Coordinator
Diane Kobely, Academic Support Coordinator
Tahoe Hall 3120
(916) 278-3849

Minor in California Studies

Total units required for Minor: 21

ECON 114The California Economy3
GEOG 131California3
GOVT 180California State and Local Government3
HIST 183BCalifornia History, 1860-19703
Select three of the following: 19
Ancient Technology
Indians of California
State and Local Government Finance
Contemporary Environmental Issues
California's Water Resources
Geology of California
Politics of the Underrepresented
California History, 1542-1860
California Indian History
Total Units21

Must be taken from different departments

Note: It is highly recommended that students consider an internship in a California setting offered by one of the participating departments.