NOTE: This exam is used to fulfill the UCSB American History & Institutional General Educational requirement. History majors and minors, please contact the History Undergraduate Advisor, Alan Vu for specific questions about how your degree/minor requirements could be fulfilled through this exam. The current reading list to prepare for the examination can be found below with an important disclaimer. You must read and review all of the listed readings, and no sample exams are provided for reference. This quarter’s exam will be offered during the following time and location:
When: Wednesday, 10/4/17 from 9 am – 12 pm | Where: HSSB 3237
It is graded Pass/Fail, though a Pass is understood to be a grade better than 75%.
1. The American Promise: A History of the United States
by James L. Roark, Michael P. Johnson, and Patricia Cline Cohen
(Bedford Books, 1999) ISBN: 0312191995.
2. The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It
by Richard Hofstader (Vintage Books, 1989) ISBN: 0679723153.
3. Give Me Liberty! An American History 4th Edition
by Eric Foner (Norton & Company, Inc. 2014) ISBN: 0393920338
Courses applicable to the American History and Institutions requirement are listed here: