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4A The Ancient Mediterranean

Prehistory to 800 CE. History 4A introduces students to the histories of the ancient Near East, North Africa and Europe, an understanding of which is important for studying later European history. Lectures and readings examine cultural, economic, intellectual, military, political, religious, and other aspects of the period. Weekly small group sections in which students discuss historical sources and methods are an essential part of this course.

5 The History of the Present

Provides essential historical context for understanding major issues and developments in contemporary life; topics vary each year. Coverage ranges from the local to the global, and encompasses current events in politics, economics, social relations, welfare, science, religion, and popular culture.

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.

9 Historical Investigations: Methods and Skills9

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.

17A The American People

Colonial through Jacksonian era. A survey of the leading issues in Americanlife from colonial times to the present. The course focuses on politics, cultural development, social conflict, economic life, foreign policy, and influential ideas. Features discussion sections.

49A Survey of African History

Prehistory to c. 1800. History 49-A- B-C is a general survey course designed to introduce students to major themes in African history. The course focuses on organization of production, state formation, African civilizations and identities, science and technology, beliefs and knowledge systems, Africa?s interaction with the world economy, such as through enslavement and slave trades. Weekly discussion sections are an important feature of this course, enabling students to develop and expand upon material presented during lecture.

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.

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). Selectedexamples of fiction and poetry will also be used.

88 Survey of South Asian History

An introduction to the history of the South Asian subcontinent, with emphasis on the period from 1500 CE to the present.

106R Undergraduate Research Seminar in History in Science, Technology, and Medicine

Undergraduate research seminar on a diverse range of topics in science, technology, and medicine. Varied topics addressed: defining a research problem, identifying an original topic, conducting research, citing sources, and presenting results. Students will conduct historical research in a seminar context, using both primary and secondary source materials, to produce an original and substantial research paper. Intensive writing required.

109T Machines, People, & Politics: Histories of Modern Technologies

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.

111R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Greek History

Undergraduate research seminar focusing on ancient Greece and West Asia. Students select research topic in consultation with instructor, conduct individual research, write multiple paper drafts, and submit final research paper of 15-20 pages.

114A History of Christianity: Beginning to 800

The history of Christian communities and doctrines from the first through the eighth centuries. Special emphasis on Christians’ evolving relationships with pagan and Jewish communities throughout the Mediterranean world.

115A The Worlds of Medieval Italy

Explores the rich multicultural worlds of medieval Italy, 1000-1300: the Greek south and Muslim Sicily; Norman military conquest and their extraordinary multiethnic aristocratic courts; the commercial revolution and the fluid society of the towns; papal monarchy and religious reactions: saints and heretics; the brutal factional wars of the thirteenth century; popular stories and poetry. The course ends with Dante?s Inferno.

118B Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain: Conquest, Colonization, and Coexistence

Assesses the more than seven centuries of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish coexistence (convivencia) in the Iberian peninsula, examining intercultural and interfaith relations from the time of the Visigoths (fifth century) to the expulsion of the Moriscos (Muslim converts to Christianity) in 1609.

121C France in the Sixteenth Century

Politics, religion, and society and culture in France from the reign of Francois I to Henri IV. Topics include the French Renaissance, religious divisions and civil war, kingship and local authority, family and social hierarchy, and France’s relations beyond its borders.

122 Reformation and Counter-Reformation

The Reformation and the Counter-Reformation in Europe. Through a close analysis of selected primary sources, students will gain a deeper knowledge of the theological, political and cultural impact of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation in a transnational perspective.

127A History of the French Empire

Liberty, equality, fraternity?: what does this revolutionary motto mean from a colonial perspective? France, often characterized as ?the country of human rights,? also has a long imperial history that sheds light on key contradictions of modernity: democracy and populism, citizenship and inequality, colorblindness and racism. Countries as different as Canada, Haiti, Algeria, Vietnam, Senegal, India and even the United States share a common French colonial past: how did these French roots of globalization define the world as we know it?

127F The French Revolution

The French Revolution was a globally significant historical event. The ideas of liberty and equality articulated through the storming of the Bastille and Declaration of the Rights of Man were radical and volatile, and the Revolution engendered modern notions of republicanism, democracy and citizenship. This was also, however, a period of war, violence and terror, which incited conflicts and upheaval across the world. We will explore the multiple meanings of the French Revolution, and its enduring global ramifications and legacies.

138FM The Middle Ages in Film

Addresses how the Ancient World & the Middle Ages have been portrayed in popular culture & film. Did certain films influence our views of the past and how much we know or think we know about the Ancient World & the Middle Ages? Do these movies influence the way we see the past? We will view films in class & discuss them. Among the topics of these films will be the fall of the Roman Empire, the Crusades and Joan of Arc.

141C The British Empire: Past and Present
Examines how and why a small nation in the North Atlantic developed and lost a vast empire whose influence was felt across the globe and is still detected today. Also examines the role of violence, slavery and other systems of unfree labor, state politics, gender and race, as well as the exchange of commodities, ideas and people in forging and breaking imperial ties. Considers shifting power dynamics between colonizer and colonized and the nature of local experiences in the colonies. By focusing on imperial encounters in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific, we ask how Britain and its colonies shaped each other?s histories before, during and long after the heyday of European overseas empire.
148A Pre-Colonial Southern Africa

Explores the major socio-economic and political history of the Southern African region from around 1000 CE to the 1880s. Focuses on state making, economic systems, regional mobilities and international connections through trade before the advent of European colonialism.

149IA Islam in Africa
Africa is the only continent with a Muslim majority, with more than a quarter of the world?s Muslims living there. Americans tend to associate Islam with Arabs, but Africans greatly outnumber Arabs in the religion. There are more Muslims in Nigeria than in Egypt, more in Ethiopia than Iraq. 1/6th of the world?s Muslims reside in sub-Saharan Africa. How did this come to be? How has the adoption of Islam by Africans shaped their history? And, conversely, how have Africans shaped Islam? We answer these questions by exploring 14 centuries of Islamic African history. We also explore Islam as a system of religious meaning by studying the teachings and writings of African Muslims.
158A Racism, Political Economy, and Public Policy in Modern U.S. History

How has modern U.S. public policy been shaped by issues of racism and inequality? This course investigates the histories of public policies around housing, access to meaningful education, labor markets, imprisonment, environmental justice, and more. Through studying such public policies since the mid-20th Century, students analyze how these policies have shaped inequities of race, class, and gender. We also investigate how historical analyses of these policies have provoked debates around reparative justice, and what this history means for the future of public policy and transformation of political economic systems.

159B Women in American History
Social history of women in America from 1800 to 1900. Changing marriage, reproduction and work patterns, and cultural values about the female role. Attention to racial, class and ethnic differences. Analysis of feminist thought and the several women’s movements.
168B History of the Chicanos

The history of the Chicanos from 1900 to the present. Explores issues such as immigration, second-generation experience, civil rights struggles, the Chicano Movement, the post-Chicano Movement, the role of women in Chicano history, and the new Latino millennials of the 21st century.

174R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Wealth and Poverty in America

A research seminar for undergraduate students who wish to pursue independent research on social class in America, lives of rich and poor, economic and social policy, the rise and present controversy over the welfare state and related questions. An original and substantial research paper is required.

192 Public History
Topical history course to explore the field of public history. Course explores preservation, government, media, historical societies and museums, archives, and teaching of public history. Emphasis on field surveys and case studies.
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.

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.

194AH Senior Honors Seminar
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.
196JA/B/C Internship in Scholarly Publishing

Through this year-long internship, students work under faculty direction to produce an issue of the UCSB History Department?s Undergraduate Journal. Students meet every two weeks and gain practical experience in scholarly publishing disseminating calls for papers, soliciting undergraduate contributions, locating peer reviewers, facilitating revisions with authors, and bibliographic and copywriting work. They also gain a working knowledge of the UCSB Library?s online publication platform, which will host the journal. Students utilize various digital humanities tools – podcasts, social media, and websites – to promote the undergraduate research being published in Journal as well as host an annual showcase of scholars? work.

196SJ Internship in Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice

Students gain practical experience by working in organizations or initiatives engaged in addressing poverty and inequality through policy analysis, advocacy, direct social provision, community action, and/or political organizing. Opportunities to cultivate problem-solving, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills needed to work effectively in institutional or collectively organized settings and to gain exposure to professional, post-graduate educational and training, and related career opportunities in anti-poverty and social justice fields. Students work under faculty supervision to produce reports, a research paper, or other types of creative material based on their experiences.

Tristan Patridge
200AS Historical Literature: Asia

A reading course in a general area of history, specifically designed to prepare M.A. candidates for their comprehensive examination fields, but also appropriate for Ph.D. students seeking broad preparation. Introduces the student to the sources, historiography, and general literature of the field in question.

201AM Advanced Historical Literature: United States

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.

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.

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.

201S Topics in the History of Science
Intensive study of specific problems in the history of science. Topics vary from year to year, and students may therefore repeat the course for credit.
202 Historical Methods
A general introduction to selected historiographical issues and historical methods.
Méndez Gastelumendi  
209A The Academic Profession of History
This course provides students with the practical knowledge needed for obtaining an academic position, develops skills for effective teaching, and prepares students to deal with funding agencies, publishers, employers, and professional organizations.
215B Seminar in Medieval History

A two-quarter course.

221B Research Seminar in Transnational Empire
A two-quarter research seminar that explores the history of modern empire from a transnational perspective. Open to graduate students in any area field.
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.

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.

295GS Gender and Sexualities Colloquium
This year-long interdisciplinary colloquium brings together graduate students and UCSB scholars who study the histories of women, gender, or sexuality across time and space. It introduces students to current literature and contemporary debates through readings, discussion, and public presentations by visiting scholars, UCSB scholars, and graduate students. Participants will meet every other week. Preparation might include coordinating readings for discussion, writing a chapter/article for peer review, or presenting original research to colloquium members.
295TS Workshop in the History of Technology and Science
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.
295PH Colloquium in Public History

A year-long professional colloquium on major topics and new work in Public History. Leading practitioners share theory and practice of the discipline in talks, workshops and occasional field visits. Relevant reading and writing assigned. Meets three to four times per quarter.