7977 - History 11 - Class Information

Political and Social History of the United States I

Winter 2009

3 Units, (UC: CSU)

A survey of major events, personages, and themes most significant to the political, economic and social development of this nation from it's New World beginings through the Civil War.

Meets: It meets the American History and Institutions requirements for the California State University system and the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement for all Universities.

Prerequisites: None.


Benjamin Christensen, M.A.
Email: bchristensen@mhs-la.org
Office Hours: Wednesdays 5:00 - 8:00 PM, and Thursdays 4:00 - 8:00 PM
(818) 364-7600, ext. 7161

Classroom Location Schedule

 Day  Campus  Time  Location
 Saturday  L.A. City College  09:00 AM - 12:00 Noon   Da Vinci Hall, Rm. 310 
 Saturday  L.A. Southwest  College   01:30 - 04:30 PM   Lecture Lab., Rm. 210
 Sunday  L.A. Pierce College  09:00 AM - 12:00 Noon  Business Bldg., Rm. 3208 
 Sunday  L.A. Valley  College   01:30 - 04:30 PM   Foreign Language Bldg., Rm. 110 

Click here for directions and maps to the campuses.



American History: A Survey, Volume 1
  • Author: Brinkley, Alan
  • Edition: 12th Edition, 2007
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN: 978-0-07336-778-1


Distance Learning Study Guide for The Unfinished Nation
  • Author: Intelecom
  • Edition: 2nd Edition, 2007
  • Publisher: Intelecom
  • ISBN: 978-0-07726-176-4

Textbooks may be purchased at the City, Southwest, Valley, and Pierce College bookstores.


The Unfinished Nation, Part I

A study of the main cultural, economic and political trends and events from the rise of civilization in the Near East to the eve of the French Revolution.

Where to Watch Videos

Cable Channel LA36

Video broadcasts are available on cable channel LA36. The broadcast schedule is below.

Broadcast Schedule

All videos are closed captioned.
Buy the Videos

Videos may be purchased at the Pierce College Bookstore. and LA Mission College Bookstore

Watch the Videos on Campus

Videos may be viewed at the Learning Resource Centers of: 

Los Angeles City College
East Los Angeles College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Los Angeles Valley College
West Los Angeles College

You must bring your Student ID or fee receipt  to watch the videos.

Online Course Website

Jan.  5 is the official start date of the term. If you enrolled after that date, you can expect a delay of 2-3 business days in accessing the class website. 

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