# Title Days Time Location Instructor
2B World History (1000 CE to 1700 CE)

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. 1000 CE to 1700 CE.

Satisfies General Education Requirements:
Area E: Culture and Thought
European Traditions
Writing

Roberts  
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

Digeser  
4B Western Civilization (1050 to 1715 CE)

A general survey course, designed to acquaint the student with major developments that have influenced the course of western civilization since the earliest times. 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, and Writing

Sonnino  
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

Laurent-Perrault  
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.

Plane  
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.

Chattopadhyaya
17B The American People

A survey of the leading issues in American life from the sectional crisis to progressivism. 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

TBA
20 Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern Society

Explores how science, technology and/or medicine have helped shape modern societies (roughly 1850-present). Themes include formation of scientific and technical communities, the interactions of science with political and popular culture, and the social context of knowledge production.

Satisfies General Education Requirements:

Area E: Culture and Thought

Martin
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

Miescher  
74 Poverty, Inequality and Social Justice in Historical and Global Context

Historical and interdisciplinary perspectives on poverty and inequality globally and in the U.S., tracing structural transformations, shifting modes of thought, policy, and action, dynamics of class, racial, gender, ethnic and geographic stratification, and major theoretical debates from antiquity through the present. Course features guest lectures to introduce students to varied conceptual and methodological approaches to studying poverty and inequality, and draws on readings, discussion, writing, and related assignments to explore issues within a social justice framework.

O'Connor  
87 Japanese History Through Art and Literature

A basic introduction to the history of Japanese culture from its origins to the present day, with particular emphasis on the evidence of architecture and painting (presented through audiovisual modules). Selected examples of fiction and poetry will also be used.

McDonald  
100H Historical Writing

Intermediate-level honors seminar in which students read and critique major primary and secondary works from a variety of periods and regions.

Lansing  
106B The Scientific Revolution, 1500 to 1800

The history of science in the West from Copernicus to Lavoisier: the transition from medieval, theocentric views of human nature and its operation to secular and mechanistic views in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the transition from natural philosophy to science. The role of science in Western culture.

Bouley  
111F Achaemenid Persia, 559-330BCE

History of the Persian Empire from its formation under Cyrus II of Anshan (r. 559-530 BCE) to the conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (356-323 BCE).

Lee  
115B THE WORLDS OF RENAISSANCE ITALY, 1300-1500

Explores the overlapping worlds of Renaissance Italy, 1300-1500: the vibrant merchant culture; the elegant courts of princes; intellectual circles like the Platonic Academy; famed mercenary captains and their troops; the underworld of male same sex relations, of criminality and prostitution; the lives of women in marriages, in convents and in poorhouses; the workshops and homes of the laboring poor. One central theme is the culture of patronage and the production of extraordinary art.

Lansing  
117E Society and Nature in the Middle Ages

Human-environmental interaction from the fall of Rome to environmental and epidemiological disasters of the fourteenth century. Topics include agricultural impact on the environment, introduction of new animal species to northern Europe, and selective breeding of livestock and plant life.

Farmer  
121E TOPICS IN EARLY MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY

Examines important themes in early modern European history, 1450-1750. Topics will vary by offering and instructor.

Recommended Preparation: Hist 9 or Writ 109HU

North  
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.

Bernstein  
133B Twentieth Century Germany, Part I

Examination of German history from the beginning of the twentieth century to World War II. Topics include Germany’s role in the first world war, the German revolution of 1918-19, the Weimar Republic, and the national-socialist state and its aims in World War II and the Holocaust.

Marcuse  
136M History of U.S.-Mexican Relations

Explores the history of U.S.-Mexican relations from 1821 to the present. Topics include: U.S. intervention in Mexico, the Mexican Revolution, the Good Neighbor Program, immigration, NAFTA, the U.S.-Mexico border, and War on Drugs. Students will learn to read, interpret, and analyze foreign policy, primary, and secondary sources.

Castillo-Munoz  
140A Early Modern Britain

A history of England from the late middle ages to the eighteenth century.

McGee  
141A Nineteenth-Century Britain

The rise of Britain as an industrial, urban, and imperial nation. Topics include the nature of industrialization, urbanization, and class formation,the role of gender and race in cultural society, the arts, and the construction of Victorian identities.

Henderson
144B SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE U.S. – MEXICO BORDER

Examines the social and cultural construction of the United States and Mexico border.

Chavez-Garcia  
146 HISTORY OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST

Through a critical engagement with colonialism, nationalism, and modernity this course explores the social, economic, political, and cultural histories of the Middle East from 1750 to the present.

Satisfies General Education Requirements:
World Cultures

Al Sabagh
149AD INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

Explores the experiences of Africans and their descendants in the Americas,mostly in Latin America and the Caribbean. Looks at ways in which men and women (enslaved and free) negotiated their imposed conditions from the colonial period to the present. Considers the methodological challenges of writing a history of people who did not produce primary sources. Underscores the contribution that people of African-descent have made and the debates that continue shaping the discipline.

Recommended Preparation: HIST 9 or WRIT 109HU

Laurent-Perrault  
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

Cobo  
156B History of Mexico

Post independence Mexico.

Méndez Gastelumendi  
159R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Women’s History

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

Case  
166D United States History Since Watergate

The history of American politics since Watergate

Kalman  
166R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR IN 20TH CENTURY U.S. HISTORY

An undergraduate research seminar on US history designed to guide students in doing research. Each student will produce a substantial research paper on some aspect of American politics and/or culture since 1900.

Kalman  
168CR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR IN CHICANO HISTORY

Studies in selected aspects of Chicano history and the United States-Mexico borderlands with an emphasis on social and economic history.

Castillo-Munoz  
172A Politics and Public Policy in the United States

The interaction of politics and public policy from the revolution to the present, focusing upon the key issues of each era in social, economic, cultural, racial, and other policy areas. A particular concern for the policy-making process, ideology, and the cultural origins of politics.

Bergstrom  
176B The American West

The American West as a frontier and as a region, in transit from the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific, and from the seventeenth century to the present.

Same course as Anthropology 176B

Brooks  
184A History of China

Ancient China to 589CE

Barbieri-Low  
185A Qing Empire

The Qing period saw the doubling of China’s territory, the enormous population growth, and the many encounters with the West. We will examine the politics, cultures, social norms, and different peoples, with a focus on the problem of modernization.

Cross-listed with CHIN 185A

Ji  
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.

Jacobson  
194BH SENIOR HONORS SEMINAR
 A 2-quarter in-progress sequence course with grades for both quarters issued upon completion of History 194BH. Only 4 of the 8 units may be applied toward the major. Same course as Medieval Studies 194BH.
Students taking part in departmental honors program will write a senior thesis on a research topic of suitable depth under close supervision of faculty mentors.
Edgar  
195IA SENIOR THESIS

A two-quarter individual research project, under the direction of a history professor selected with the advice of the departmental adviser to public policy students.

Bergstrom  
201AM Advanced Historical Literature: 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. AM. America.

O'Connor  
201C Advanced Historical Literature: Comparative

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

Miescher  
201E Advanced Historical Literature: Comparative

A reading course in a field of the professor’s specialty. Introduces students to the sources and literature of the field in question. Written work as prescribed by the instructor. E. Europe.

Rappaport  
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.)

Digeser  
201WD Advanced Historical Literature: World

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.

Brooks  
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. E. Europe.

North  
205A Public Historical Studies

To acquaint students with relevant research methods (oral history, legal research, family history, government documents and sources, historical preservation, field research).

Plane  
215E Research Seminar in Medieval Social History

A two-quarter graduate seminar in medieval social history.

Bernstein  Farmer  
275B American Cultural History

American cultural history.

Jacobson  
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.

McDonald  
292B Foundations of U.S. History, 1846 to 1917

A colloquium introducing the important issues, themes and literature in the history of the United States, from 1846 to 1917. Historiographical in nature the course assumes a basic familiarity with the period.

Bergstrom  
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.

Lichtenstein  
295LA Workshop on Historical and Digital Methods in Latin-American History

A year-long workshop on methods for graduate students, focused on Latin America but open to students of other fields. Involves readings, discussions, practical exercises, and occasional guest lectures. Includes training in core archival research skills, such as palaeography; the use of digital tools such as online databases, reference managers, and writing software; and digital humanities methodologies such as digital mapping, database creation, text encoding and analysis, web publishing, and the digitization of archival materials. Participants prepare readings for discussion, produce seminar-length papers or small digital humanities projects, and present their results to the group. Meets bi-weekly throughout the academic year.

Cobo  
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.

Aronova