# 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

TR 2:00-3:15pm IV Theater 1 Thompson  
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.

T/R 3:30-4:45pm Buchanan 1910 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.

W/F 3:30-4:45pm Buchanan 1910 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.

T/R 8:00-9:15am Girvetz 2124 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.

M 1:00-3:50pm HSSB 4020 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.

M/W/F 11:00-11:50am IV Theater 1 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.

M/W/F 8:00-8:50am` Harold Frank Hall 1104 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.

T/R 9:30-10:45am Chemistry 1171 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

M/W 5:00-6:15pm Psychology 1924 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.
W/F 2:00-3:15pm Ellison 2617 Henderson  
102PH Photography and History

This course offers a cultural history and a critical introduction of photography. It explores the relationship between photography, memory and history, with a special focus on the United States. Since the invention of photography, photographs have been used to document, represent or commemorate important events. Photographs are accessible sources to reconstruct the past and form opinions about past and present, but they are also easily manipulated or misread. In this course, we examine the relationship between history and photography through various readings and selected topics. These include how photographers have used their medium to consciously record history; to advance human and civil rights; to document and construct nations; to raise awareness of problems in society; to document war; and to commemorate the Holocaust and 9/11.

W/F 11:00-12:15am Girvetz 2119 van der Hoeven
111B History of Greece

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

M/W 2:00-3:15pm ARTS 1349 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.

T/R 9:30-10:45am Girvetz 2115 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.

W/F 9:30-10:45am Girvetz 2119 Bernstein  
121E From the Commercial Revolution to the Industrial Revolution: European Economic and Social History

In the three centuries between Columbus and the Industrial Revolution, economy and society in Europe changed fundamentally. The introduction of new products, such as potatoes, tobacco, coffee or maize, affected society as the import of silver increased international trade. The commercial revolution of the late Middle Ages had already opened up new trade routes and stimulated innovative business practices. The maritime expansion contributed to an accumulation of wealth, growth of the middle classes and a rise of entrepreneurship that fostered the Industrial Revolution. 

This upper division lecture course provides a survey of how the various European countries were affected and how the changes stimulated population movements, technological change, commercial and industrial organization. 

Listed on GOLD as  “Topics in Early Modern Europe” 

T/R 12:30-1:45pm Girvetz 2115 North  
129B Europe in the Seventeenth Century

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

M/W 12:30-1:45pm Arts 1349 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.

M 4:00-6:50pm HSSB 4020 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.

M/W 3:30-4:45pm Girvetz 2115 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.

T/R 2:00-3:15pm IV Theater 2 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
M 4:00-6:50pm HSSB 4041 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.

M/W 2:00-3:15pm Theater and Dance 1701 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.

T 1:00-3:50pm HSSB 4020 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.

W/F 11:00-12:15pm Ellison 2617 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.

M/W 3:30-4:45pm Girvetz 2112 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.

T/R 2:00-3:15pm Phelps 1508 Laurent-Perrault  
151R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Latin American History

A research seminar in Latin American 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. Topics addressed: defining a research problem, identifying an original topic, conducting research, citing sources, and presenting results. Intensive writing required.

W 9:00-11:50am HSSB 4020 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.

T/R 12:30-1:45pm Girvetz 1116 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.

W 12:00-2:50pm HSSB 4041 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.

M 10:00-12:50pm HSSB 4020 Case  
166D United States History Since Watergate

The history of American politics since Watergate.

T/R 11:00- 12:15pm Embarcadero Hall 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.

T/R 3:30-4:45pm Girvetz 2112 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.

T/R 2:00-3:15pm Phelps 2516 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.

T 11:00-1:50pm HSSB 4080 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.

M/W 5:00- 6:15pm Girvetz 2112 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.

T/R 12:30-1:45pm Arts 1356 McDonald  
188S Representations of Sexuality in Modern Japan

The main ideologies guiding the establishment of various representations of sexuality from prewar scientific writings to contemporary popular culture.

M/W 5:00- 6:15pm Embarcadero Hall Fruhstuck
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.

T/R 3:30-4:45pm Arts 1349 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.

T/R 9:30-10:45am HSSB 4020 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.

R 12:00-2:50pm HSSB 4020 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.

R 3:00-5:50pm HSSB 4020 Bergstrom  
200G Historical Literature: Comparative Histories of Sex, Gender, and Colonialism

This graduate reading course is intended to introduce students to the histories of sex, gender, and colonialism through a comparative lens. Though the main focus will be the connected histories of British colonial rule in Australasia, Canada, the Cape Colony, the Carribean, Ireland, and India, attention will also be paid to historical parallels with French, Spanish, and American colonialism. Students will interrogate themes that transcend these geographical spaces to explore how notions of civilization, intimacy, and empire shaped (and were shaped by) the colonial order of people and things.

R 10:00-12:50pm HSSB 4041 Henderson  
200E Historical Literature: Europe

With the rising tide of nationalism and xenophobia across Europe challenging pan-European institutions such as the European Union, citizens, politicians, and academics are questioning whether there is such a thing called “Europe.”  They are debating whether there a discernable shared history, culture, economy, social relations and political institutions that can be identified as European?  This course argues that we can better understand these contemporary questions by examining the years between 1789 and 1914, when revolutionary impulses, technological and economic changes, and new notions of the individual and social groups came into being.  This course is designed to give students an understanding of the key debates, classic texts, and new approaches to the historical study of Nineteenth-Century Europe, particularly Great Britain, France, Russia and Germany. Topics will range from the nature and lasting impact of the French Revolution, industrialization and urbanization, the emergence of new notions of labor and family and the salience of class, gender, racial and national identities. Finally, we will explore Europe’s place in the world by focusing on different expressions of imperialism and globalization in the 19th century.

W 9-11:50am HSSB 4211 Rappaport  
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.

F 10am-12:50pm HSSB 4041 English  
201E Advanced Historical Literature: Europe – Cultural and Artistic Exchanges, 15th to 19th centuries

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.

In an age of globalization and radical changes in the volumes and modes of communication, the exchange of both material goods, ideas and practices has gained increasing scholarly attention. Historians have sought to characterize what is involved in these exchanges, and a lively debate has ensued. This reading seminar will not only follow the theoretical debate, but also elucidate the major achievements of research focusing on such issues from the European Renaissance and the global encounters of the Dutch Golden Age to the discovery of the Pacific. New approaches, such as memory studies, and research practices will also be discussed. The seminar is addresses to graduate students from all epochs of history and art history as well as advanced undergraduates. 

W 9:00am-11:50am HSSB 2252 North  
201ME Advanced Historical Literature

Religious Communities and the Early Modern Ottoman State

Beginning with the confessionalisation debate, this seminar will examine how the Ottoman state dealt with a variety of religious communities that resided in its territories in the period 1500-1850. Rather than restrict ourselves to reified categories such as millet, Sufi order, or sect, we will use the recent historiography about a variety of groups that defy easy description to rethink Ottoman religious policy and practice. These communities include Alevis/Betashis, Nusayri-Alawis, Donmes, Christian converts to Islam, and others, including the Ottoman learned establishment. This course will be of interest to students of early modern religion, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, and secularization.

R 3:00-5:50pm HSSB 4041 Sabra  
202 Historical Methods

A general introduction to selected historiographical issues and historical methods.

If you are interested in taking this course, please complete this google form  to help the professor gauge what you would be interested in learning about. 

W 4:00-6:50pm HSSB 4020 Chattopadhyaya  
203A Seminar in Comparative History

This is a two-quarter research and writing seminar.  We want students to reflect on ways in which their research interest may cross a boundary, whether cultural, national, temporal, disciplinary, epistemological, or some other kind. 

A two-quarter in-progress sequence course with grades for both quarters issued upon completion of History 203B.

W 1:00-3:50pm HSSB 4080 Digeser  Spickard  
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).

W 9:00-11:50am HSSB 4041 Bergstrom  
209H Writing for a Non-Academic Audience

History is writing. Clio, the muse of history, is often depicted with quill feather, papyrus scrolls, and other attributes to record the past. But also for historians in our day, writing is often a central component of their work. Whether they are employed in academia, the cultural sector, creative industries, journalism, teaching, the corporate world, or elsewhere, writing is often a central element of their work. This course offers students an intensive practice of writing and editorial skills. Students will be divided in small editorial groups. Each week, students will write and re-write a short text and provide feedback, input and inspiration to students in their editorial group. Students will write texts in several genres: obituary/profile, book review, historical analysis, column/op-ed, interview/human interest story. Finally, they will work on and produce a feature story: a longread that analyses the present in light of the past, and that combines several journalistic, story telling and writing techniques.

W 1:00-3:50pm HSSB 4020 van der Hoeven
210RA Race, Religion, & 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.

R 4-6 HSSB 3041 Ware  
215F Research Seminar in Medieval Social History

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

M 10:00-12:50pm HSSB 4041 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.

T 10:00-12:50pm HSSB 4041 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.

T 4:00-6:50pm HSSB 4020 Méndez Gastelumendi  
267B Seminar in American Economic History

Seminar in American economic history.

M 1:00-3:50pm HSSB 4041 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.

W 4:00-5:30pm HSSB 4041 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.

T 1:00-3:50pm HSSB 4041 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.

F 1:00-3:50pm HSSB 4041 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.
T 3:30-5:30pm HSSB 6056 McCray