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2B 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 1000 to 1700 CE.
4B Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Survey of the history of Europe in the Medieval and Early Modern periods, 800-1700. 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.

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.

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.

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.

17B The 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.

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.

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.

46MI Modern Iran and Global Politics

Modern Iranian history from the 1906 Constitutional Revolution to the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the post- revolutionary years. Shi’i Islam, the rise of nationalism, the quest for modernization, democracy and authoritarianism, and imperialism and politics of oil.

Janet Afary
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.

101QA Queer North America

Introduces upper-division undergraduates to some of the main themes and topics in queer history from the seventeenth through to the late twentieth century across North America. The course is organized both chronologically and thematically. It may include discussions of sex, law, and religion, sex, science, and colonialism, sex, immigration, and urbanization, and sex, love, and resistance from perspectives that highlight those who sought to maintain heterosexual hegemony and those who lived lives that were deemed a threat to the sexual order of North America.

106T History of Time

Time plays a central role in human affairs, from the hourly rhythm of a single day to the slow stages of an individual life to the organization of enduring human institutions. This course will explore intellectual conceptions and cultural representations of time across cultures; scientific and socio-technological systems that have recast how we came to think about and experience time; as well as the role of time in structuring societies and their activities. Topics include but not limited to social lives of clocks and calendars; the politics and technologies of labor time; the projects of chronological standardization; relativity theory and its impact; and the experience of time in the Anthropocene.

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.

111B History of Greece

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

115B The Worlds of Renaissance Italy, 1300-1500

Explores the overlapping worlds of Renaissance Italy, 1300-1500: the vibrant merchant culture; the elegant courts of princes; intellectual circles like the Platonic Academy; famed mercenary captains and their troops; the underworld of male same sex relations, of criminality and prostitution; the lives of women in marriages, in convents and in poorhouses; the workshops and homes of the laboring poor. One central theme is the culture of patronage and the production of extraordinary art.

115R Undergraduate Research Seminar in Medieval European History

Students will conduct historical research in a seminar context, using both primary and secondary source materials. Topics addressed: defining a research problem, identifying an original topic, conducting research, citing sources, and presenting results. Intensive writing required.

125 Medieval Medicine: The Discourse and Practices of Medicine in the Middle Ages

Explores medical theory and practice in Western Europe and the Islamic World from the sixth to the sixteenth centuries. Medieval understandings of health, disease and how the body functioned are examined, along with strategies employed to combat injuries and illnesses.

133B Twentieth Century Germany, Part I

Examination of German history from the beginning of the twentieth century to World War II. Topics include Germany’s role in the first world war, the German revolution of 1918-19, the Weimar Republic, and the national-socialist state and its aims in World War II and the Holocaust.

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.

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.

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.

142R Research Seminar in 19th Century US History

This course asks students to research and write about topics in 19th Century US History. Themes might include slavery/abolition, development of racial ideologies, political history, legal history, etc.

146W Women and Gender in Middle Eastern History

A social history of women in the Middle East from the nineteenth century to the present. Course investigates women’s diverse and rapidly changing political, economical, and social roles in the region emphasizing contemporary feminist and Islamic movements.

147R Undergraduate Research Seminar in African History

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

170B A History of Social Policy in the United States

Study of the identification formation, and consequences of social policy inthe U.S. over the past 200 years. Policies toward poverty, civil rights, family and population, health, education, crime, religion, and urban development are studied, among others.

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.

177 History of California

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

187A Japan Under the Tokugawa Shoguns

A survey of Japanese social and cultural history from the mid-sixteenth century to the nineteenth century.

189E History of the Pacific

Peoples, cultures, social systems, politics, and economics of the islands of the Pacific. Prehistory, early contacts with outside peoples, colonial regimes, the transformation of colonialism, and recent developments. Contemporary issues include regional cooperation, neocolonialism, and emigration.

194BH Senior Honors Seminar

Students taking part in departmental honors program will write a senior thesis on a research topic of suitable depth underclose supervision of faculty mentors.

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.

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.

196SJ Internship in Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice

Students gain practical experience by working in organizations or initiatives engaged in addressing poverty and inequality through policy analysis, advocacy, direct social provision, community action, and/or political organizing. Opportunities to cultivate problem-solving, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills needed to work effectively in institutional or collectively organized settings and to gain exposure to professional, post-graduate educational and training, and related career opportunities in anti-poverty and social justice fields. Students work under faculty supervision to produce reports, a research paper, or other types of creative material based on their experiences.

Tristan Patridge
200G Historical Literature – Women, Gender, and Sexuality

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 genereral literature of the field in question.

201AW Advanced Historical Literature: Atlantic World

Readings and discussion on comparative empires of the Atlantic World 1400-1800.

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.

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.

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.

202E Epistemology, Power, Archives

This course is a methods and historiography reading seminar led by faculty specializing in the history of South Asia, Middle East, and Africa. The course aims to familiarize students with historical methods, source-criticism, archival practices, and epistemic genealogies of socio-cultural conventions about the past rooted in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. The emphasis on power and epistemology in archives explores questions about historical ethnographies in pre-colonial, colonial, and postcolonial contexts, critical approaches to reading/hearing/sighting historical traces, working with oral sources, readings of texts in African and Asian languages, embodied historical practices, and unpacking colonial recording conventions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

295PH Colloquium in Public History

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.