Winter Quarter 2018

Course descriptions can be found in the general catalog, topical course descriptions can be found at the bottom of this page, and syllabi may be found at courses.ucsd.eduAll courses listed on this page are subject to change.

Colloquia - H*** 160-190 
Graduate Courses - H*** 200+
"+" indicates courses that focus on the period before 1800

Lower Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
HILD 2B United States History R. Klein
HILD 7B Race & Ethnicity in the United States S. Man
HILD 11 East Asia and the West, 1279–1911 A. O'Keefe
HILD 30 History of Public Health C. Edington
HITO 87 A Teenage Spy in British India: Reading Kipling's Kim S. Schneewind
HITO 87 Opening the Door to the Past: Practice in Historical Analysis D. Murillo

Upper Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
HIAF 111 Modern Africa since 1880 J. Prestholdt
CANCELED HIEA 115 Social and Cultural History of Twentieth-Century Japan W. Matsumura
HIEA 133 Twentieth-Century China: Cultural History Pickowicz
CANCELED HIEA 144 Topics in East Asian History: Taiping Walton
HIEA 150 Modern Korea, 1800–1945 H. Kim
HIEU 116C Greece and the Balkans during the 20th Century T. Gallant
HIEU 122 Ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to the Peloponnesian War (+) D. Demetriou
HIEU 128 Europe since 1945 J. Neuheiser
HIEU 140 History of Women and Gender in Europe: Revolution to the Present P. Radcliff
HILA 101 Latin America: The Construction of Independence 1810–1898 B. Cowan
HILA 121B History of Brazil, 1889 to Present J. Graham
HILA 144 Topics in Latin American History: Economic History, From Silver to Cocaine C. Hunefeldt
CANCELED HILA 122 Cuba: From Colony to Socialist Republic D. Widener
HINE 118 The Middle East in the Twentieth Century H. Kayali
CANCELED HINE 120 The Middle East in the New Century Staff
HISC 106 The Scientific Revolution R. Westman
HISC 117 History of Neurosciences C. Gere
HITO 119 Human Rights l: Introduction to Human Rights and Global Justice P. Patterson
CANCELED HITO 155 Race, Sport, and Inequality in the Twentieth Century D. Widener
HIUS 108A History of Native Americans in the United States I (+)(DEI) Staff
CANCELED HIUS 146 Race, Riots, and Violence in the U.S. L. Alvarez
CANCELED HIUS 151 American Legal History since 1865 M. Parrish
HIUS 157 American Women, American Womanhood, 1870 to present R. Plant


Course Title Instructor
HIEU 171 Topics in European History: The Two Germanies since 1945 J. Neuheiser
HILA 162 Special Topics in Latin American History: The History of Sex and Sexuality in the Americans B. Cowan
HISC 176 (NEW) History of Medicine in East and Southeast Asia C. Edington
HIUS 180 Immigration and Ethnicity in Modern American Society (DEI) D. Gutierrez
HIUS 181 Topics in Twentieth Century United States History: US in the World N. Kwak
HIUS 181 Topics in Twentieth Century United States History: Militarism and U.S. Empire S. Man
HIUS 188 Topics in Culture and Politics: The Gilded Age R. Klein

Departmental Approval

To enroll in a colloquium you will need to request Department Approval by using the Course Pre-Authorization Request tool. In the justification field please answer the following questions:
  • Why are you interested in taking the class?
  • Have you taken any history classes before?
  • Have you taken any other course on this period?
  • How heavy is your schedule? -- we will have a lot of reading and writing.
  • What kinds of papers have you written before? 

Graduate Courses

Course Title Instructor
HIGR 208 Graduate Professional Practice L. Alvarez
HIGR 215A Research Seminar in Modern Chinese History K. Gerth
HIGR 217B Historical Scholarship on Pre-modern Chinese History: Han Dynasty through the Song Dynasty S. Schneewind
HIGR 223A Research Seminar in Medieval History N. Caciola
HIGR 255 Readings in Ancient Greek History D. Demetriou
HIEU 271 Topics in European History: The Two Germanies since 1945 J. Neuheiser
HILA 262 Special Topics in Latin American History: Amazonia C. Hunefeldt
HIGR 248B Research Seminar in Latin America, National Period M. Vitz
HIGR 275B Research Seminar in Middle Eastern History H. Kayali
HISC 241 Advanced Approaches to Science Studies Staff
HISC 240 Colloquium in Science Studies C. Gere
HISC 276 (NEW) History of Medicine in East and Southeast Asia C. Edington
HIUS 280 Immigration and Ethnicity in Modern American Society D. Gutierrez
HIUS 281 Topics in Twentieth Century United States History: US in the World N. Kwak
HIUS 281 Topics in Twentieth Century United States History: Militarism and U.S. Empire S.Man
HIUS 288 Topics in Culture and Politics: The Gilded Age R. Klein

New and Topical Course Descriptions

HILA 144. Topics in Latin American History: Economic History, From Silver to Cocaine
We will engage case studies as related to Latin American societies throughout time (1500-2000), a historically founded comparison based on the evolution of commodity chains and how they organize the international division of labor. From silver to cocaine.

HIEU 171/271. Topics in European History: The Two Germanies since 1945
Demilitarization, Democratization, Denazification, and Decentralization: These were the four “Ds” that the allied victors set as their goals for Germany’s future in 1945. The story of the two German states that quickly emerged under the conditions of the Cold War can be understood as a constant struggle to achieve these goals. What is a true democracy? How could the perpetrators of the Holocaust be turned into trustworthy Democrats, and how could a democratic Germany contribute to a peaceful post-war international order? This seminar seeks to explore the different paths that the capitalist West and the communist East took after 1945, emphasizing the extent to which policies in both states were always dependent on one another. In particular, it will take a look at calls for democratization in both German states since the 1960s, including the 1968 student revolution in the West and the East German civil rights movement that evolved in the late 1980s. Finally, the course will analyze how the legacies of both German states continue to shape Germany after reunification and how today’s Germany deals with challenges to democracy in light of its totalitarian past.        

HILA 162/262. Topics in Latin American History: The History of Sex and Sexuality in the Americans
This class has it all: cross-dressing nuns, murderous drag queens, puritanical revolutionaries, and just a glimmer of sexual witchcraft. We will use these and other stories to consider what sex, sexuality, and gender meant across time and space in the Americas. The class will explore, compare, and challenge approaches to the history of sexuality and gender in Latin America. Our principal questions will include the following: How do people think about sex and social relations? What can we know about how people thought about or “felt” sex and gender in the past—and how can we know it? What makes the way that sexual norms work particular to specific places, times, and groups of people—and what makes them broader than that? Can we identify peculiarly “Latin American” or “American” approaches to sex and gender? How have gender and sexuality in this hemisphere changed over time, broadly speaking?

HISC 176/276. History of Medicine in East and Southeast Asia
This course introduces students to new and classic works in the history of medicine in East and Southeast Asia. Topics will include epidemic disease and state vaccination campaigns; opium and drug control; mental illness and asylums; earthquakes and disaster technologies; colonialism and public health; venereal disease and prostitution. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of experts and institutions and forms of scientific exchange and collaboration across the region.

HIUS 181/281. Topics in Twentieth Century United States History: U.S. in the World
Where in the world is the United States? Although American history is by definition, nationally bounded and typically told chronologically from colonial to modern times, historians have recently begun tearing apart the nation-state as a “natural” and ever-present organizing principle. More often than not, the history of Americans falls outside the nation-state – when mass migration takes place, for instance, or when borders are disputed or regimes collide. As Tom Bender summed up neatly, “we must understand every dimension of American life as entangled in other histories. Other histories are implicated in American history, and the United States is implicated in other histories.”

HIUS 181/281. Topics in Twentieth Century United States History: Militarism and U.S. Empire
The United States currently maintains the largest military presence around the world.  This class will explore the political and economic rationale of U.S. militarism, as well as its social, cultural, and environmental consequences.  Themes include settler colonialism, tourism, the built environment, indigeneity, and racialized, gendered, and sexualized forms of labor and exploitation.

HIUS 188/288. Topics in Culture and Politics: The Gilded Age
"The Gilded Age,” a term coined by Mark Twain, refers to a period in United States History (1870s to about 1900) when owners of huge concentrations of capital achieved unprecedented power within all branches of the federal and state governments. It was also a period in which the expansion of global markets in labor and commodities contributed to a dramatic reorientation of American culture. This course considers these related transformations from different perspectives with particular attention to the themes of class, race and ethnic conflict, rural crisis, racial ideology, gender identity, mass consumption, industrial work, commercialized leisure, and colonialism. The goal of the course is to enable students to sharpen their critical, analytic, verbal and writing skills in addition to familiarizing them with diverse interpretations, approaches, and sources. Prerequisites: upper-division or graduate standing and department stamp.