# Title Days Time Location Instructor
2A World History

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 from prehistory to 1000 CE

TBA
4B Western Civilization

1050 to 1715. History 4A-B-C is 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.

Bouley  
8 Introduction to History of Latin America

Deals with major issues in Latin America’s historical formation: pre-Hispanic cultures, Spanish conquest, role of colonial institutions, development of trade, eighteenth- century reform,independence, formation of nations; and identify major issues in current Latin American affairs.

Méndez Gastelumendi  
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.

McDonald  
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  
17B American People

Sectional crisis through progressivism. A survey of the leading issues in american life 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.

Perrone  
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.

McCray  
46A The Middle East from Muhammad to the Nineteenth Century

Introduces students to the history of the Middle East from the rise of Islam until the nineteenth-century Ottoman reforms known as the Tanzimat. Subjects covered include the early caliphates, the influence of Turkic and Mongolian peoples on the region, the Crusades and jihad, the Ottoman and Safavid dynasties, and the interactions between people of different cultural and religious backgrounds in the region.

Sabra  
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.war

Ware  
101G Comparative Histories of Same-Sex Practices and Gender Variance
Exploration of same-sex intimacies and gender variance in ancient Greek, pre-modern Oceania, medieval Europe, Tokugawa Japan, modern Africa, and North America. Introduction to the theoretical questions in the study of sexuality and how scholars have used these tools.
Henderson
111A History of Greece

Archaic and Classical Greece, 750-323 B.C

Lee  
112C Disaster and Reform in Rome

Explores the topic of the Roman Empire’s response to crisis by exploring the extent to which the more autocratic form of late imperial government was a response to the invasions, persecutions and civil wars of the third century.

Digeser  
121D Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Europe

Examines the varying judicial systems of early modern Europe and looks at how crime and criminals were defined and treated in a social, religious, and political context. Topics will also include beggars, violence, heretics, and witches.

Bernstein  
121E Topics in Early Modern European History

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

North  
129B Europe in the Seventeenth Century

Economic, social, political, and intellectual history of the seventeenth century: 1648-1685.

Sonnino  
129Q Readings in Early Modern Europe

This course will be a discussion, reading of a single document, and critique of your peers’ papers. Certain principles and rules for the study of history will be discussed. The main thrust of the course, however, is the analysis and writing of one or two short (500 to 600) word papers on some excerpts translated from one of Richelieu’s most famous writings, The Political Testament.

Sonnino  
130 Slavery in the Premodern World

Emphasizing slavery’s persistence in the Middle Ages, this course explores the experiences of captives, slaves, and serfs, as well as eunuchs, concubines and slave-soldiers (mamluks) in Western Europe, Byzantium and the Islamic World from 500-1500.

Blumenthal  
133D The Nazi Holocaust and Other Genocides

The Nazi campaign of ethnic purification through eugenics and mass murder can be considered a watershed event in European history. This course examines the factors that combined to result in the Nazi genocides, as well as the contexts, causes and consequences of other modern genocides.

Marcuse  
133Q Readings on the Holocaust
May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
Exploration of selected topics pertaining to the Holocaust through memoirs, historiography, and works of fiction. The course is structured as a dialog between students and the instructor based on written analyses of the literature
Marcuse  
135C History of Russia

1917-present. A history of the Soviet Union from the Russian Revolution of 1917 to its collapse, focusing on political and social history.

Edgar  
135R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Modern Russian/Soviet History

Research seminar in modern Russian and Soviet 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.

Edgar  
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
146T History of Israel/Palestine

History of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Course themes include evolution of Zionism, Palestine before World War I, and the British mandate, World War II, the Arab- Israeli wars, rise of Palestinian nationalism, and Israeli and Palestinian societies today.

Seikaly  
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.

Laurent-Perrault  
156A History of Mexico: Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Periods

The history of colonial New Spain, from California to Central America and from the Philippines to the Caribbean. Topics include pre-Columbian societies, including the Aztecs; the formation and development of colonial societies; religion; the economy; and global connections.

Carrillo
156R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Mexican History

Undergraduate research seminar on topics in Mexican social and economic history. 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.

Carrillo
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  
168N Interracial Intimacy

Historical, sociological, and psychological exploration of several interconnecting phenomena, including interracial and interethnic romance and marriage, and changing identities and social positions of multiracial and multiethnic individuals. Concentrates mainly on the United States, with selected international comparisons.

Spickard  
171C The United States and the World, 1898-1945

Analysis of developments in foreign affairs in first half of twentieth century. Formation and execution of foreign policy; interaction between foreign and domestic affairs.

Yaqub  
171R Undergraduate Research Seminar in American Diplomacy and Politics

Focuses on training in historical research methods. Requires a paper on some aspect of American history, most likely in the areas of diplomacy and politics, chosen jointly by the student and the instructor. Students will conduct historical research in a seminar context, using both primary and secondary source materials, to produce an original and substantial research paper.

Yaqub  
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.

Zheng  
187C Recent Japan

The history of Japan since World War II, dealing with the American occupation, economic recovery and growth, social change, and political development.

McDonald  
189M South Asian Public Culture

Historical and contemporary forms of South Asian expressive and popular culture, including cinema, television, popular music, material culture, performance, and literature. Focuses on relations among popular culture, everyday life and social history in post-colonial South Asia.

Chattopadhyaya  
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.

Plane  
194BH 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.

Chavez-Garcia  
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  
200G Historical Literature

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. Introduction to the sources, historiography, and general literature of the field in question.

Henderson
201E Advanced Historical Literature

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.

English  
201E Advanced Historical Literature

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  
201ME Advanced Historical Literature
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.
Sabra  
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

Spickard  
202 Historical Methods

A general introduction to selected historiographical issues and historical methods.

Chattopadhyaya  
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).

Bergstrom  
209H Historical Editing and Publishing: The Journal

This course will acquaint students in academic public history (also anthropology, architectural history, folklore, etc.) with the basic issues in editing and publishing, with special emphasis on the historical journal.

van der Hoeven
213A Seminar in Roman History

Selected topics in the history of the Roman Republic and Empire, with particular emphasis on problems of the later Roman Empire.

Digeser  
215F Research Seminar in Medieval Social History

A two-quarter graduate research seminar in medieval social history.

Blumenthal  
224B Research Seminar in Race, Gender, and Inequality

A two-quarter research seminar focusing on race, gender, and inequality in U.S. history and beyond. This is the second class of the two-quarter sequence.

Chavez-Garcia  
250B Foundations of Latin American History: the Nineteenth Century

Seminar introduces the important issues, themes, and literature in Latin American history, from the independence movements to the end of the nineteenth century.

Méndez Gastelumendi  
267B Seminar in American Economic History

Seminar in American economic history.

Lichtenstein  
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  
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.
McCray