United States History

The UCSB graduate program in U.S. history offers a wide variety of intensive reading and research seminars. The program covers traditional chronological fields, with especially strong coverage of modern U.S. history (1865 to the present). At the same time, the U.S. field has a number of strengths that cross traditional chronological boundaries. These thematic strengths include gender history, race and ethnicity (Native American, African American, Asian American and Chicano history), political economy, and public policy history. Many field members also participate in the history department’s special comparative clusters, including gender history, Cold War history, and the joint UCSB/California State University Program in Public History. Other departments at UCSB-Asian American Studies, Black Studies, Chicano Studies, Religious Studies, and Women’s Studies-have faculty members that work in related fields.

All entering graduate students in U.S. history are expected to take the 292 series during their first year of study. The 292 series provides an intensive overview of the U. S. history field as a whole, with particular emphasis on the strengths of the UCSB faculty.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with any of the faculty listed below. They will be happy to provide you with more information about the graduate program in American history.

 

The following faculty are in this field

The following courses are in this field

  • History 200AM Historical Literature: America
  • History 201AM Advanced Historical Literature: America
  • History 219A Research Seminar in Gender and History
  • History 219B Research Seminar in Gender and History
  • History 259A Seminar in American Social History
  • History 259B Seminar in American Social History
  • History 264IA American Immigration
  • History 264IB American Immigration
  • History 265A Seminar in American Political and Social History
  • History 265B Seminar in American Political and Social History
  • History 266A Research Seminar in Recent U.S. History
  • History 266B Research Seminar in Recent U.S. History
  • History 268A Seminar on Ethnicity and Community
  • History 268B Seminar on Ethnicity and Community
  • History 268CA Seminar in Chicano History
  • History 268CB Seminar in Chicano History
  • History 272A Seminar in American Political and Intellectual History
  • History 272B Seminar in American Political and Intellectual History
  • History 274 Biography and U.S. Political History
  • History 275A American Cultural History
  • History 275B American Cultural History
  • History 290 US-Soviet Relations in the Cold War
  • History 290B US-Soviet Relations in the Cold War
  • History 292A Foundations of U.S. History to 1846
  • History 292B Foundations of U.S. History, 1846 to 1917
  • History 292C Foundations of U.S. History, 1917 to Present
  • History 294 Colloquium in Work, Labor, and Political Economy

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