# Title Days Time Location
2A World History  (Prehistory to 1000CE)
This course surveys the early cultural, social, economic, and political development of Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Mediterranean, and Oceania, from prehistory to 1000 CE. Satisfies General Education Requirements: Area E: Culture and Thought European Traditions Writing
2C World History (1700CE-Present)
Survey of the peoples, cultures, and social, economic, and political systems that have characterized the world's major civilizations in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania. 1700 CE to present. Satisfies General Education Requirements: Area E: Culture and Thought European Traditions Writing
4C Western Civilization (1715CE to Present)
General survey courses, designed to acquaint the student with major developments that have influenced the course of western civilization from 1715 CE to present. These developments are as likely to be in religion, the arts, and sciences as in the more traditional political field. Weekly discussion sections are an important feature of this course, enabling the student to develop and expand upon material presented during the lecture hour. Satisfies General Education Requirements: Area E: Culture and Thought European Traditions Writing
7 Great Issues in the History of Public Policy
Broad exploration of great issues in the history of public policy from ancient times to the present, to understand basic ways in which societies make their major decisions, the shared dynamics in the process, and how varied settings affect it. Satisfies General Education Requirements: Area D : Social Science Writing
8 Introduction to History of Latin America
Deals with major issues in Latin America's historical formation: pre-Hispanic cultures, the Spanish conquest, the role of colonial institutions, the development of trade, eighteenth-century reform, independence, the formation of nations; and identify major issues in current Latin American affairs. Satisfies General Education Requirements: Area E: Culture and Thought Writing
9 Historical Investigations: Methods and Skills
Through studying a particular topic in history, students gain insight into historical methods and skills. Course designed for freshmen and sophomore history majors or prospective majors. Others may enroll by permission of instructor. Topics vary by quarter and instructor.
9 Historical Investigations: Methods and Skills
Through studying a particular topic in history, students gain insight into historical methods and skills. Course designed for freshmen and sophomore history majors or prospective majors. Others may enroll by permission of instructor. Topics vary by quarter and instructor.
17C The American People (WWI-Present)
A survey of the leading issues in American life from World War I to the present. The course focuses on politics, cultural development, social conflict, economic life, foreign policy, and influential ideas. Features discussion sections. Satisfies General Education Requirements: Area D: Social Science American History and Institutions Writing
46MI Modern Iran
Modern Iranian history from the 1906 Constitutional Revolution to the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the post- revolutionary years. Shi'i Islam, the rise of nationalism, the quest for modernization, democracy and authoritarianism, and imperialism and politics of oil. Same course as RG ST 81
49B Survey of African History
An introduction to the history of Africa from 1800 CE to the present. Course themes include: organization of production, state formation, Africa and the world economy, colonialism, resistance, power and identities in African societies, current struggles and conflicts. Satisfies General Education Requirements: Area E: Culture and Thought World Cultures Writing
109T Technology in Modern American History
Surveys social history of technology in American life with attention to 19th and 20th centuries. Focuses on history of U.S. industrialization, the place of innovation in U.S. history, and role of technology in intellectual, political, and social life.
112A Roman Imperialism
Examines the topic of imperialism under the Roman Republic by examining the circumstances and motivations that encouraged Rome to become an imperial power. The justifications for Roman imperialism and some of its consequences are explored.
121R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Early Modern Europe, 1450-1700
A seminar in early modern European history, 1450-1700. Students develop research skills and use them to complete a research topic of their choice in early modern European history. Emphases will vary with instructor and offering.
123C Europe Since Hitler
European history from the end of World War II to the present. Satisfies General Education Requirements: Writing
129E Europe: 1715-1763

Economic, social, political, and intellectual history of Europe from 1763 to 1789.

144W Women of Color and Social Movements in the United States

The course foregrounds social movements led and formed by U.S. women of color, including Chicanas, Latinas, African American, Native American, and Asian American women in the twentieth century. It begins by examining the purpose, processes, outcomes, and the legacies of social movements, paying attention to what they can teach us about social change and human agency. Then it focuses on specific movements including struggles for civil rights; black, brown, and red power; feminist rights; reproductive justice; and economic justice.

Recommended Preparation: HIST 9

145B The Middle East II: The Era of Invasions, 1000-1500
The failure of the Caliphate and the search for a new political order, Turkish military and political domination, the structures of urban society, the rebirth of Persian literature, the classical formulations of Islamic religious thought.
147D History of Development in Africa

The course explores the history of development in Africa since the colonial “civilizing mission” of the nineteenth century to the present. Case studies range from agricultural projects, health campaigns, modernist urbanism, to infrastructure projects like harbors railways, and hydroelectric dams. Class material focuses on development discourses by colonial officials, international experts, and African leaders, as well as on development practices and experiences. How did Africans, men and women, engage with specific development projects and shape their outcomes?

151A Latin American History
A general survey of the social, economic, institutional, and intellectual history of colonial Spanish America (1492-1800), with comparisons to colonial Brazil.
151R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Latin American History

A research seminar in Latin American history. Students will conduct historical research in a seminar context, using both primary and secondary source materials, to produce an original and substantial research paper. Topics addressed: defining a research problem, identifying an original topic, conducting research, citing sources, and presenting results. Intensive writing required.

Recommended Preparation: History 9 or WRIT 109HU

159C Women in Twentieth Century American History (cross-listed with FEM ST 159C)
A continuation of History 159B to the present. Satisfies General Education Requirements: Area D: Social Science American History and Institutions Writing
161NE The Cultural History of New England: 1450-1850
The study of New England region in US history. Using materials from different disciplines and methodologies, students will analyze this distinctive regional culture from 1450-1850. Intercultural interaction, the experience of ethnic minorities, and social structures will be investigated.
164C Civil War and Reconstruction
A history of the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century. Emphasis is placed on the causes of the Civil War, the outstanding developments of the war itself, and the major consequences of the Reconstruction period. Satisfies General Education Requirements: American History and Institutions
166C United States in the Twentieth Century

Political, cultural, social, and economic development of the United States from 1960 to the present.

Satisfies General Education Requirements:
American History and Institutions

167Q Labor Studies Internship Research Seminar
Readings and assignments assist students in using historical/social science methods to develop a 20-page research paper on some aspect of their internship.
175R Undergraduate Research Seminar in American Consumer Culture

Research seminar that examines the history of consumption and consumer cultures in the United States. Students will conduct historical research in a seminar context, using both primary and secondary sources, to produce an original research paper.

Recommended Preparation: HIST 9 and WRIT 109HU

177R Undergraduate Research Seminar in California History

A research seminar that explores topics involving the history of California. Students will conduct historical research in a seminar context, using both primary and secondary source materials, to produce an original and substantial research paper.

Recommended Preparation: HIST 9

179B Native American History, 1838 to the Present

A lecture course on the history of the indigenous peoples of North America from Cherokee removal to the present. The course stresses native history, relations with the U.S. Government and offers American history from a native point of view.

179R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Native American History

A research seminar that explores topics involving the history of Native Americans in North America. Students will conduct historical research in a seminar context, using both primary and secondary source materials, to produce an original and substantial research paper.

Prerequisite: History 17A or 179A or 179B and upper division standing or permission of the instructor. 

185B Modern China (Since 1911)
The fall of the dynastic system, the revolution against traditional values, the rise of the Nationalist Party, the challenge from the Communists, the founding of the People's Republic, and the Post-Mao reform, focusing on the theme of revolution. Satisfies General Education Requirements: Area E: Culture and Thought World Cultures Writing
192R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Public History
Students conduct field research on an original project in any sector of public history, which includes, but is not limited to preservation, government, media, historical societies and museums, archives, and teaching public history. An original and substantial research paper is required.
Recommended Preparation: History 9 and WRIT 109HU
193F Food in World History

Explores the cultural, economic, and geopolitical roles of food and drink in world history. Topics include: trade, production, and consumption; global food chains; morality and food reform; identities and body image; scarcity, food scares, and food security.

201AM Advanced Historical Literature: American
A reading course in a field of the professor's specialty. Introduces the student to the sources and literature of the field in question. Written work as prescribed by the instructor. (Usually offered quarterly.)
201E Advanced Historical Literature: Europe
A reading course in a field of the professor's specialty. Introduces the student to the sources and literature of the field in question. Written work as prescribed by the instructor. (Usually offered quarterly.)
201E Advanced Historical Literature: Europe
A reading course in a field of the professor's specialty. Introduces the student to the sources and literature of the field in question. Written work as prescribed by the instructor. (Usually offered quarterly.)
201G Advanced Historical Literature: Gender
A reading course in a field of the professor's specialty. Introduces the student to the sources and literature of the field in question. Written work as prescribed by the instructor. (Usually offered quarterly.)
201LA Advanced Historical Literature: Latin America
A reading course in a field of the professor's specialty. Introduces the student to the sources and literature of the field in question. Written work as prescribed by the instructor. (Usually offered quarterly.)
201ME Advanced Historical Literature–Middle East
A reading course in a field of the professor's specialty. Introduces the student to the sources and literature of the field in question. Written work as prescribed by the instructor. ME. Middle East.
201RE Advanced Historical Literature: Race and Ethnicity

A reading course in a field of the professor’s specialty. Introduces the student to the sources and literature of the field in question. Written work as prescribed by the instructor. RE. Race and Ethnicity.

Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit. Open to both M.A. and Ph.D. candidates.

 

204 Research Workshop

Practicum in the writing and critiquing of specialized research papers in all fields of history. May be repeated for credit. May qualify by petition for graduate research seminar credit when combined with a History 596 seminar in which the student has developed a research proposal for this course.

253B Special Seminar in Latin American History
Discussion meetings for postgraduates. Reading, research, and writing in the history of Latin America in subject of student's choice.
266B Research Seminar in Recent U.S. History
A research seminar for graduate students interested in any aspect of recent U.S. history.
277B Topics in the History of Science

Research seminar selected from such topics as Babylonian astronomy, Greek science, Age of Newton, rise of modern physics, scientific instruments, nationalism/internationalism in science, science and society, sociology of science, public conceptions of science, organization and profession of science. (Offered periodically.)

Our focus will be the history of the relationship between technology, imagination, and the future—and how those intersected to create visions, forecasts, speculations, and actual courses of action. We start with the basic assumption – the future is contested territory, politically, morally, and culturally. How has the future been conceived in intellectual, political and popular thought? How have these visions been expressed in literature, cinema, architecture and forward planning? In this research seminar, you will read about and – more importantly – write about the variety of roles that prediction has played, and its changing expression and reception in wider culture. We will investigate how science and technology has historically shaped social ideas about the future and how those social ideas about the future influenced subsequent technologies. In short, we are considering how people in the past thought about, planned for, and worked toward specific futures. The final product of this two quarter seminar will be a research paper suitable for publication in an specific academic journal or which could serve as a chapter of your dissertation. 

287J Reinventing “Japan” Colloquium  
This year long interdisciplinary colloquium brings together graduate students who study Japanese history and culture. It introduces current scholarship on Japan via readings, discussions and presentations by visiting scholars, UCSB scholars and graduate students. The colloquium meets bi- weekly. Students will prepare readings for discussion, write a seminar-length paper and present their paper to the colloquium once during the year.
289A Seminar in Chinese History

A seminar on selected problems in Chinese history. Some working knowledge of the Chinese language desirable but not necessary.

292A Foundations of U.S. History to 1846
A colloquium introducing the important issues, themes, and literature in the history of the United States, from colonial origins to 1846. Historiographical in nature, the course assumes a basic familiarity with the period.
294 Colloquium in Work, Labor, and Political Economy
Hosts leading scholars of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. whose work touches upon the history and character of work, employment, labor, poverty, race, ethnicity, political economy, and public policy. The colloquium meets three to four times per quarter.
295TS Workshop in the History of Science and Technology
Writing/reading workshop, professionalization seminar, and guest lecture series for graduate students working in area of history of science/technology. Meets monthly throughout the academic year.