Spring Quarter 2017

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.edu.

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

Lower Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
HILD 2C United States History M. Hendrickson
HILD 7C Race & Ethnicity in the United States L. Alvarez
HILD 12 Twentieth Century East Asia W. Matsumura
HILD 30 History of Public Health Staff
HITO 87 Why Do Europeans Love and Hate America? P. Patterson
HITO 87 Global History of Drugs C. Edington
HITO 87 Piracy in Popular Culture M. Hanna
HITO 87 Ming China in Short Stories S. Schneewind

Upper Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
HIAF 111 Modern Africa since 1880 Staff
HIEA 115 Social and Cultural History of Twentieth-Century Japan W. Matsumura
HIEA 123 China Under the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) (+) S. Schneewind
HIEA 132 History of the People’s Republic of China K. Gerth
HIEA 133 Twentieth-Century China: Cultural History P. Pickowicz
HIEA 138 Women and the Chinese Revolution W. Lu
HIEA 151 The Two Koreas: 1945-present M. Ahn
HIEU 137 History of Colonialism: From New Imperialism to Decolonization C. Edington
HIEU 144 Topics in European History: History Through Film-WWII and its Aftermath in Europe M. Frolich
HIEU 145 The Holocaust as Public History M. Frolich
HIEU 146 Fascism, Communism, and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy: Europe 1919–1945 P. Radcliff
HIEU 156 History of the Soviet Union, 1905–1991 R. Edelman
HILA 102 Latin America in the Twentieth Century M. Vitz
HILA 121B History of Brazil 1889 to Present J. Graham
HILA 122 Cuba: From Colony to Socialist Republic D. Widener
HINE 118 The Middle East in the Twentieth Century H. Kayali
HINE 144 Topics in Middle Eastern History: Anthropology, Bible, and the Israelites W. Propp
HINE 145 Islam and Science: The History of Science in the Middle East (600-1950) N. Shafir
HISC 109 Invention of Tropical Disease C. Edington
HISC 110 Historical Encounters of Science and Religion (+) R. Westman
HISC 131 Science, Law, and Technology T. Golan
HIUS 103 The United States and the Pacific World S. Man
HIUS 123 History of New York City N. Kwak
HIUS 130 Cultural History from 1607 to 1865 (+) R. Klein
HIUS 131 Cultural History from 1865 to 1917 R. Klein
HIUS 133 The Golden Age of Piracy (+) M. Hanna
HIUS 157 American Women, American Womanhood 1870 to Present R. Plant


Course Title Instructor
HIEA 171 Society and Culture in Premodern China (+) W. Lu
HIEU 160 Topics in Ancient Greek History: Persuasion and Social Order in Classical Athens Staff
HIEU 171 Topics in Modern European History: Democracy in 20th Century Germany F. Biess
HILA 162 Special Topics in Latin American History: Chile: Reform, Revolution, and Reaction, 1940s-Present Monteon
HISC 180 Science and Public Policy T. Golan
HITO 167 Global History of Sports in the Cold War R. Edelman
HITO 178 A History of Seafaring in the Age of Sail M. Hanna
HIUS 177 Asian American Historiography S. Man

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
HIEA 271 Society and Culture in Premodern China (+) W. Lu
HIEA 280 Topics in Pre-Modern Korea Staff
HIEU 260 Topics in Ancient Greek History: Persuasion and Social Order in Classical Athens Staff
HIEU 271 Topics in Modern European History: Democracy in 20th Century Germany F. Biess
HIGR 207 Nationalism, Colonialism, and Race T. Henry
HIGR 209 Historical Pedagogy S. Schneewind
HIGR 215B Research Seminar in Modern Chinese History K. Gerth
HIGR 223B Research Seminar in Medieval History N. Caciola
HIGR 230B Research Seminar in European History P. Patterson
HIGR 239 Introduction to Science Studies J.P. Pardo-Guerra
HIGR 240 Colloquium in Science Studies C. Gere
HIGR 247B Research Seminar in Colonial Latin America D. Murillo
HIGR 257C Historical Scholarship on Modern Middle East, Eighteenth to Twentieth Century M. Provence
HIGR 265C Historical Scholarship on American History R. Plant
HIGR 267B Research Seminar in United States History D. Widener
HILA 269 Scholarship on Latin American History in the Twentieth Century T. Golan
HISC 280 Science and Public Policy T. Golan
HITO 267 Global History of Sports in the Cold War R. Edelman
HITO 278 A History of Seafaring in the Age of Sail M. Hanna
HIUS 277 Asian American History S. Man

New and Topical Course Descriptions

HIEU 144. Topics in European History: History Through Film-World War II and its Aftermath in Europe
In this course, we will study a wide range of fiction films related to different aspects of the European history of World War Two and its aftermath. Readings and lectures provide the historical background about the causes, the course, and the effects of World War Two that will allow us to situate these films and the stories they tell within the larger historical context. The course combines lectures and discussion.

HIEU 160. Topics in Ancient Greek History: Persuasion and Social Order in Classical Athens
This course is an introduction to and exploration of the justice system in classical Athens.  The Athenian courts are the first well attested legal system in the history of western democracy and had a profound impact on later history and culture, especially through the rise of the institution of classical rhetoric.  We will examine both law and Greek rhetoric chiefly through records of court cases and speeches which survive from antiquity (incl. Lysias, Isaeus, Demosthenes). (+)

HIEU 171. Special Topics in 20th Century Europe: Democracy in 20th Century Germany
This course will analyze the history of 20th century Germany in order to understand the conditions under which liberal democracies succeed as well as why they can fail. Topics include the failure of interwar democracy, the appeal of fascism, the reform and reconstruction of democracy after 1945, and the renewed crisis of liberal democracy.

HILA 162. Chile: Reform, Revolution, and Reaction, 1940s-Present
The course covers the most intense political period of Chilean history and focuses on social and political change and how the Left was defeated in its pursuit of a "peaceful road to socialism," and the consequence of that defeat and the reaction that followed.

HINE 144. Topics in Middle Eastern History: Anthropology, Bible, and the Israelites
To explore various topics in the Hebrew Bible through the interpretative lens of Cultural Anthropology.  Resources: Ethnographic literature, archaeological publications, and the Old Testament.  Course format: Half the class will impersonate time-traveling anthropologists, armed with questions about cultural practices and believes.  The other half, impersonating ancient Israelites, interacts with the anthropologists.  Topics: the family, rites of passage, death, sorcery, taboo, spirit possession, conflict resolution, warfare, political organization, gender, worship, mythology. (+) 

HITO 167. Global History of Sports in the Cold War
This course will examine what has been called the Cultural Cold Wars. Sports were the most visible form of popular culture during the era (1945-1991). It will make use of reports and essays produced for an international, multi-year research project. It will combine written and visual sources. Matters of class, race, gender, and nationality will be discussed.

HIUS 177. Asian American Historiography
This course introduces students to the field of Asian American history, with an emphasis on historiographical shifts and debates. It includes a wide range of topics and methodologies that cross disciplinary boundaries.

Freshman Seminars Course Descriptions

Course descriptions coming soon!

Graduate Seminar Course Descriptions

HIUS 288. The First American 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.

Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies:
Dana Velasco Murillo
Office: H&SS 6044
Phone: (858) 822-3575

Undergraduate Coordinator:
Sally Hargate
Office: H&SS 5005
Phone: (858) 534-8940

Mon.-Fri. 7:30am - 4:00pm

Walk-in Advising Hours:
Monday - Friday
1:30pm - 3:00pm