California and the West
General Catalog Course Title:
California and the West
Terms Offered:
Spring 2015
Spring 2013
Fall 2011
Fall 2010

This course traces the history of California from the Paleo-Indian past to the postindustrial present. What, though, is California? Bumperstickers tell us "California is a State of Mind." Is California a collective hallucination? Is it just so many lines on a map? A simple collection of whatever lunatics are here at the moment? Or is California greater than the sum of its parts? We will use such questions to help us understand California as both place and process.

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