# Title Days Time Location Instructor
/MDVST 200C Intro to Medieval Studies
English  
/LAIS 100 Introduction to Latin American and Iberian Studies
Cobo  
2C World History
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed History 2CH.
 
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.
Henderson  
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.  

Lee  
4C Modern Europe
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed History 4CH.
 
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.
Rappaport  
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.  

Digeser  
17C 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.  

Yaqub  
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.  

Ware  
107C The Darwinian Revolution and Modern Biology

Examines the social and scientific impacts of evolutionary ideas from around 1800 through Charles Darwin, the modern evolutionary synthesis, the birth of ecology, and molecular biology. Focus is on America and Western Europe.

T/R 2:00-3:15pm GIRV 2112 Aronova  
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.  

Digeser  
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.

Covo  
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  
140A Early Modern Britain

A history of England from the late middle ages to the eighteenth century.  

McGee
146BQ Readings Seminar in the Body and Revolution in Middle East History

How does the body become a political symbol in various moments of revolt and uprising? What can these experiences and representations tell us about the very possibility of change? What can it reveal about political economy, sex, gender, torture and brutality? This course seeks to answer these questions through a study of the histories of the body and revolution in the Middle East.  

Seikaly  
147G Gender and Power in Modern African History

Examination of gender, power, and authority among and between men and women in response to socioeconomic transformations in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Africa. Themes include interpretations of gender, organization of labor, the missionary project, the state, and colonial rule.  

Miescher  
159C Women in Twentieth Century American History

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

Case  
161B Colonial and Revolutionary America

A social and political history of colonial and revolutionary America with emphasis on the interaction of Native Americans, Europeans, and African Americans. The course will combine lectures with discussion of both primary and secondary sources. From mid-eighteenth century to 1800.  

Plane  
161R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Early American History

Students will conduct historical research in early American history in a seminar context. An original and substantial research paper is required.  

Plane  
164IB American Immigration

U.S. immigration history from the eighteenth to twentieth century. Examines forces that brought people from various parts of the globe to the U.S., their experiences in migrating and in subsequent generations, and enduring racial and ethnic hierarchies.  

Spickard  
166LB American Legal History

The history of the U.S. Supreme Court, legal thought, legal education and the legal profession since the late nineteenth century.

S. Zipperstein
173T American Environmental History
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Environmental Studies 173.

Traces the history of American attitudes and behavior toward nature. Focus on wilderness, the conservation movement, and modern forms of environmentalism.
B. Adams
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
175R Undergraduate Research Seminar in American Consumer Culture

Recommended Preparation: HIST 9 and WRIT 109HU

Research seminar that examines the history of consumption and consumer cultures in the United States. Students will conduct historical research in a seminar context, using both primary and secondary sources, to produce an original research paper.History 175A or 175B or 175D or a previous course in History and upper division standing.
Jacobson  
184R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Early Chinese History
Specific topics will differ from year to year. Through readings and discussion students will explore a topic or problem in the history of Pre-Modern China. The course will culminate with a 10-20 page research paper.
Ya Zou
184A History of China
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Chinese 184A. Not open for credit to students who have completed History 186A or Chinese 186A.
 
Ancient China to 589ce.
Barbieri  
187S The Samurai

The samurai of Japan were a hereditary military class that evolved over a millennium. Course traces this history and clarifies the range of differences that separated samurai in each era as their roles and ideologies changed.

Roberts  
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.

Jacobson  
196JA-JC Internship in Scholarly Publishing

Through this year-long internship, students will work under faculty direction to produce an issue of the UCSB History Department’s Undergraduate Journal. Students will 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 will also gain a working knowledge of the UCSB Library’s online publication platform, which will host the journal. Students will utilize various digital humanities tools – podcasts, social media, websites – to promote the undergraduate research being published in Journal as well as host an annual showcase of scholars’ work.

Enrollment comments: This is part one of a two quarter internship. Students will earn 4 units total upon completion of HIST 196JA and 196JB. Use HIST 196JC to earn credit for journal participation beyond two quarters. 

Henderson  
201AF Advanced Historical Literature: Africa
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit. Open to both M.A. and Ph.D. candidates.
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. AF: Africa.
 
Miescher  
201E Advanced Historical Literature: Latin Paleography

Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit. Open to both M.A. and Ph.D. candidates.

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  
201ME Advanced Historical Literature: Middle East
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit. Open to both M.A. and Ph.D. candidates.
 
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.
 
Repeat Comments: May be repeated for credit.
McCray  
201RE Advanced Historical Literature: Race and Ethnicity
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit. Open to both M.A. and Ph.D. candidates.
 
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  
210RA Race, Religion, and Revolution

How do human beings manage relations between the seen and unseen worlds? This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of the relationship between spirituality and radical social change, especially?though not exclusively?among people of color. Visiting scholars and activists will workshop or present original research rooted in the humanities and social sciences and graduate students will read and respond to their work as they develop their own research questions. Short weekly reading responses and one 8-10 page paper are required each term. The goal is to foster collaborative interdisciplinary scholarship on the intersection of racial, religious, and revolutionary thought and practice, irrespective of period or place. 2-quarter course.

Ware  
223B Seminar in Modern European History
A research seminar in selected topics in the history of Europe, 1815 to the present.  
 
Enrollment Comments: A two-quarter in-progress sequence course with grades for both quarters issued upon completion of History 223B.
Bernstein  
253A Special Seminar in Latin American History
Enrollment Comments: Two-quarter sequence course; final grade given upon completion of History253B. May be repeated for credit.
 
A two-quarter special seminar on a given topic. Students will produce a chapter-length paper or publishable article.
Cobo  
284 Global South Asia
Chattopadhyaya  
289B Seminar in Chinese History
A research seminar on selected problems in Chinese history. Some working knowledge of the Chinese language desirable but not necessary.
Barbieri  
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.

Yaqub  
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.  

Henderson  
295PH Public History Colloquium

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. 

Plane  
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