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Fall 2015 Classes!

Non-majors and lower-division students are welcome but should be prepared for a substantial amount of reading and writing. Background in the subject is not required.
(See the SSU catalog for descriptions of other History courses offered.)

History 376.2:
Spain in the World

Professor Halavais
MW 4-5:50 pm

In the 16th century, Spain's holdings expanded to include not only most of Europe, but a lot of the other parts of the world as well. This course looks at Spain's colonies throughout the world in terms of traditional empire-colony distinctions, but also in ways informed by the landscape/place approaches of anthropology and by recent writing about the anthropocene era.


The Department of History at Sonoma State University offers courses in US, European, Asian, and Latin American history in addition to courses with regional and thematic approaches. The department offers a B.A. and M.A. in history and a minor in history. After completing their degrees in history, undergraduates enter careers in a variety of fields including law, government, teaching, journalism, business, academia, and the non-profit sector. Graduate students pursue careers in education, museum curatorship, librarianship with some continuing their historical studies on the PhD level.

We welcome inquiries about our undergraduate and graduate programs, and we appreciate your interest in the study of history at Sonoma State.

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