# 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.

Digeser  
2C 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 1700 to present.

Spickard  
4C Modern Europe

Survey of the history of Modern Europe, 1650-present. Discusses the major social, political, religious, and cultural characteristics and developments of the period, as well as key interactions between Europe and other parts of the world. Weekly discussion sections are an important feature of this course, enabling students to develop and expand upon material presented during the lecture hour.

Covo  
8 Introduction to the 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.

Laurent-Perrault  
17C The American People

World War I to the present. 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.

Kalman  
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.

Seikaly  
49B Survey of African History

1800 – 1945. History 49-A-B-C is a general survey course designed to introduce students to major themes in African history. The course focuses on African civilizations and identities, European colonial conquests, governance and colonial economies, African resistance and engagement with global capitalism. Weekly discussion sections are an important feature of this course, enabling students to develop and expand upon material presented during lecture.

Chikowero  
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.

Roberts  
101WR Undergraduate Research Seminar in World History

An undergraduate research seminar in World history. Topics will vary based on 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.

Henderson
104G The Trial of Galileo

Explores the creation of early modern scientific and religious knowledge by focusing on one of the most famous conflicts between the two: The Trial of Galileo. During this class students study the foundations of early scientific knowledge, read primary sources related to early modern understanding of the natural world, and seek to understand how conflicts between different regimes of knowledge have been navigated in the past. The influence of Galileo’s trial on the perception of science and the Church in European history are considered at the end of the course.

Bouley  
105CW Science and Technology in the Cold War

Examines the evolving relationships between science and Cold War geopolitics through key episodes from the natural as well as social sciences on both sides of the ideological divide. Topics examined include: science/state relationship, arms race, the military-industrial-academic complex, Big Science, government secrecy, the space race, environmentalism.

Aronova  
105R Undergraduate Research Seminar in History in Atomic Age Problems

Seminar, with a required research paper, on the relationship between science and technology and society. Topics, one each course, will include Hiroshima and Nagasaki, arms race, arms control, science and social responsibility, politics of science, scientific advice to government, civilian uses of nuclear energy. Students will conduct historical research in a seminar context, using both primary and secondary source materials, to produce an original and substantial research paper.

Aronova  
111B History of Greece

Archaic and Classical Greece, 750-323 B.C.

Lee  
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.

Lee  
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  
123C Europe Since Hitler

European history from the end of World War II to the present.

Edgar  
141B Twentieth-Century Britain

Culture, society, and politics in Britain since 1914. Topics include the impact of war on society, the economy and empire; the welfare state and changing roles of women, consumer and youth cultures; the new left and new right.

Rappaport  
141R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Modern British History

Research in modern British social, cultural, economic, and political 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.

Henderson
147R Undergraduate Research Seminar in African History

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

Chikowero  
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.

Ware  
151C Latin American History

Twentieth-century Latin America: the export economies, industrialization, the rise of U.S. hegemony; populism and military dictatorship in the postwar period; the Mexican and Cuban revolution; Vargas, Peron, Cardenas, Castro, and Allende

TBA
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.

TBA
159C Women in Twentieth Century American History

A continuation of History 159A. From 1900 to the present.

Case
167Q Labor Studies Internship Research Seminar

Readings and assignments assist students in using historical/social science methods to develop a 20-page research paper on some aspect of their internship.

TBA
171D The United States and the World Since 1945

Analysis of developments in foreign affairs after 1945. Formation and execution of foreign policy; interaction between foreign and domestic affairs.

Yaqub  
174Q Capstone Seminar in Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice

Capstone seminar for the Minor in Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice. Students participate in structured discussion and in-depth reflection of the knowledge acquired through interdisciplinary coursework and internship experiences, to produce a final paper, series of essays or policy briefs, and/or other kinds of creative products in consultation with the course instructor. Students will present their work at a public symposium, providing an opportunity to hone their public speaking skills, while contributing to community understanding of how poverty and inequality can be addressed through purposive social research and action.

TBA
175B American Cultural History

A study of dominant and alternative representations of American values and identity in high and popular culture.

Jacobson  
175D American Family History

Examines how race, ethnicity, and class have shaped changing attitudes toward and experiences of sex roles, sexuality, child rearing, work patterns, and relationships among men, women, and children. Also explores changing conceptions of the state’s role in family life.

Jacobson  
177 History of California

California as a case study of national trends, and as a unique setting with its special problems and culture.

Chavez-Garcia  
178B American Urban History

A study of the political, economic, social, and intellectual impact of the city upon American history, and the impact of history upon the growth of American urbanization.

O'Connor  
184B History of China

Sixth to seventeenth centuries.

Ji  
185R Undergraduate Research Seminar on Modern China

Research seminar in the history of modern China. Students will conduct historical research in a seminar context, using both primary and secondary source materials, to produce an original and substantial research paper.

Zheng  
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.

TBA
200E Historical Literature: Europe

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.

Edgar  
201DH Theories and Practices of “Digital History”

The advent of the world wide web and the development of tools to digitize massive amounts of historical source material are augmenting and changing the ways historians find and analyze sources, as well as how they present their work. This reading seminar explores recent literature on these developments. It includes practice in using the internet to gather sources, collaborate with amateur and professional historians, present one’s findings, and interact with consumers of historical representations.

Griffith  
201LA Advanced Historical Literature: Latin 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. LA. Latin America.

Laurent-Perrault  
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.

Seikaly  
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.

Bouley  
202 Historical Methods

A general introduction to selected historiographical issues and historical methods.

Bernstein  
213B 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  
223A Seminar in Modern European History

A research seminar in selected topics in the history of Europe, 1815 to the present.

Covo  
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  
292C Foundations of U.S. History, 1917-Present

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

O'Connor  
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.

Aronova