# Title Days Time Location Instructor
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.

TR 2:00 - 3:15pm CHEM 1179 Lee  
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.

TR 11:00am - 12:15pm GIRV 1004 Perrone  
8A Latin American History: Pre-Columbian and Colonial Periods
History 8A-B are general survey courses designed to introduce students to major themes in Latin American history. This course focuses on the diverse histories, politics, cultures, and societies of Mesoamerica, South America, and the Caribbean in the pre-Columbian and colonial periods. Topics include indigenous cultures, Mexica (Aztec) and Inca expansion, Spanish and Portuguese invasion, African diaspora, colonialism, law and legal institutions, religious conversion, trade and economic change, and 18th-century reform.
MW 3:30 - 4:45pm HFH 1104 Cobo Betancourt  
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.

TR 11:00am - 12:15pm GIRV 2124 Henderson  
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.

MWF 2:00pm - 2:50pm PHELP1444 McDonald  
17A The American People

Colonial through Jacksonian era. 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.

TR 12:30 - 1:45pm IV THEA1 Adams  
20 Science and the Modern World

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.

MW 5:00 - 6:15pm EMBARHALL Aronova  
46B The Middle East: From the Nineteenth Century to the Present

A general introduction to the history, politics, culture, and social life of the modern Middle East. Begins with the nineteenth century Ottoman reforms known as the Tanzimat and moves on to cover capitalist consolidation, the rise of European colonialism, the state-building process, social movements, Cold War politics, and the growth of the oil industry. Pays particular attention to how twentieth century transformations shaped new modes of identification including nationalism and citizenship, feminism, sectarianism, pan-Arabism, Third Worldism, Islamism.

TR 5:00 - 6:15pm CHEM 1171 Salushchev  
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.

WF 2:00 - 3:15pm BRDA 1640 Ware  
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.

MW 5:00 - 6:15pm CHEM 1179 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). Selectedexamples of fiction and poetry will also be used.
TR 8:00 - 9:15am HFH 1104 Roberts  
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.

MW 9:30 - 10:45am PHELP1425 Henderson  
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.

F 10:00am - 12:50pm LSB 1001 Bouley  
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.

TR 9:30 - 10:45am GIRV 1116 Lansing  
124A Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Europe, 1750-1914

The roles of women, gender, and sexuality in eighteenth and nineteenth century Europe. Exploration of the nature of women and revolution: religious, legal, scientific, and popular conceptions of gender and sexuality; industrialization and family life, the rise of organized feminism.

MW 2:00 - 3:15pm HSSB 4080 Rappaport  
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.

TR 2:00 - 3:15pm EMBARHALL Marcuse  
133Q Readings on the Holocaust

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.

W 3:00 - 5:50pm GIRV 2128 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.
MW 9:30 - 10:45am 387 1011 Edgar  
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.

MW 5:00 - 6:15pm GIRV 2112 Castillo-Muñoz  
142AL American Legal & Constitutional History

The U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on the nation’s most significant social questions ranging from segregation to same-sex marriage and women’s work. Designed to put these and other decisions in proper context, this course covers U.S. legal history from the founding period to the present, with special attention to the evolution of legal conceptions of property, race and gender, civil rights, and criminal justice. Students must read critically and make arguments based on evidence.

WF 9:30 - 10:45am HFH 1104 Zipperstein  
145A The Middle East I: From the Origins of Islam to the Year 1000

The rise of a world religion and the emergence of a new multi-ethnic society under its aegis; the evolution of social and political institutions within the Universal caliphate; the creation of a specifically Islamic culture and intellectual life.

TR 9:30 - 10:45am 387 1015 Sabra  
147R Undergraduate Research Seminar in African History

A seminar on a topic in African history. A research paper is required.

M 10:00am - 12:50pm ELLSN2816 Chikowero  
149AD Blackness in Latin America, An Introduction

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.

TR 8:00 - 9:15am PHELP1508 Laurent-Perrault  
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.

MWF 9:00 - 9:50am 387 1015 Ware  
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.

MWF 1:00 - 1:50pm 387 1011 Case  
162B Antislavery Movements in the United States

Analyzes antislavery movements in U.S. from the Revolution to the present, with special focus on the enslaved, Black abolitionists, and transatlantic reformers.

MW 5:00 - 6:15pm TD-W 1701 Majewski  
168A History of the Chicanos

The history of the Chicanos from the indigenous/colonial past to 1900. Explores the evolving history of Mexican descent people during the Pre-Columbian, Spanish, Mexican, and the U.S. periods.

TR 2:00 - 3:15pm HSSB 4080 Castillo-Muñoz  
184E History of Trans-Eurasian Exchanges

Eurasia is the largest geographical feature on earth. It gave birth to the earliest civilizations and fostered the antecedents of many modern cultures. Yet, in much historical writing, the regions of Eurasia are treated as isolated units with independent trajectories. This is an artifact of nationalism and ignores the key role that trans-Eurasian interaction played in world history. This course investigates the movement of people, technology, ideas, and images across Eurasia from 3,000 BC to the present. It encourages one to think of a past world without national boundaries, a vast interconnected organism inside which materials and ideas were transmitted in all directions, adapted to the cultural and environmental needs of specific areas.

TR 9:30 - 10:45am 387 1011 Barbieri  
187R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Japanese History
A research seminar on Japanese History. Course culminates in a 10-20 page research paper. Topics vary by quarter.
F 2:00pm - 4:50pm HSSB 4020 Roberts  
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.
W 9:00 - 11:50am HSSB 4020 Blumenthal  
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.

T 3:00 - 5:50pm HSSB 4041 Henderson  
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.

W 1:00 - 3:50pm HSSB 4041 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. E. Europe.

W 9:00 - 11:50am HSSB 4041 Lansing  
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.

T 2:00pm - 4:50pm HSSB 4020 Sabra  
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.

F 10:00am - 12:50pm HSSB 4041 Aronova  
263B Research Seminar in 19th Century U.S. History

This is a two-quarter graduate seminar on any aspect of U.S. history during the long 19th century.

W 2:00pm - 4:50pm HSSB 4020 Perrone  
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.

W 4:00 - 6:50pm HSSB 2252 McDonald  
289A Seminar in Chinese History

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

M 9:00 - 11:50am HSSB 4041 Barbieri  
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.

F 2:00pm - 4:50pm HSSB 4041 Covo  
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.

F 12:00 - 2:50pm HSSB 4080 Covo  
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.

R 2:00pm - 4:50pm HSSB 4020 Miescher  
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.

T 3:30 - 5:00pm HSSB 4080 Bouley