Fall Quarter 2019

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. All 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 2A United States History M. Wishon
HILD 7A Race & Ethnicity in the United States J. Graham
HILD 10 East Asia: The Great Tradition S. Schneewind

Upper Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
None Offered
HIEA 112 Japan: Mid 19th C. U.S. Occupation W. Matsamura
HIEU 102 Roman History G. Nathan
HIEU 109 Nationalism in Europe D. Hertz
HIEU 111 Europe in the Middle Ages N. Caciola
HIEU 122 Ancient Greece 1600 to 400 BC + D. Demetriou
HIEU 116B Greece and the Balkans in the Age of Nationalism T. Gallant
HIEU 127 Sport in the Modern World R. Edelman
HIEU 138 Imperial Spain 1476-1808+ A. Devereux
HIEU 154 Modern German History: From Bismarck to Hitler J. Neuheiser
HILA 121A History of Brazil through 1888 + B. Cowan
HILA 123 The Incas and Their Ancestors + C. Hunefeldt
HILA 131 A History of Mexico M. Vitz
HINE 111 History of Medieval Middle East + N. Shafir
HINE 119 U.S. Middle East Policy Post World War II M. Provence
HISC 107 The Emergence of Modern Science T. Golan
HISC 115 History of Modern Medicine C. Gere
HIUS 103 The United States and the Pacific World S. Man
HIUS 108B History of Native Americans Staff
HIUS 131 Cultural History 1865-1917 R. Klein
HIUS 141 Economic History of the United States II M. Hendrickson
HIUS 156 American Women, American Womanhood R. Plant


Course Title Instructor
HIEA 290M Special Topics in East Asian Modern History: TBA W. Matsamura
HIEU 160 Topics in Ancient Greek History: Greek Religion and Society D. Demetriou
HILA 169 Seminar in Latin America 20th Century B. Cowan
HINE 168 Topics in Middle Eastern History: TBA N. Shafir
HIUS 168 Seminar in Race, Resistance & Cultural Politics S. Man
HIUS 183 Topics in African American History: TBA J. Graham
HITO 196 History Honors S. Schneewind

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 200 History and Theory R. Edelman
HIGR 280 Global History Early Modern Era A. Devereux
HIGR 281 Global History Modern Era J. Prestholdt
HIEA 210 Historical Scholarship on Modern East Asian History K. Gerth
HIEA 290M Special Topics in East Asian Modern History W. Matsamura
HIGR 221 Historical  Scholarship on European History 1715-1850 D. Hertz
HIGR 230A Research Seminar in European History P. Radcliff
HIGR 228 Historical Scholarship on Greece and the Balkans, 1768- 1923 T. Gallant
HIEU 260 Topics in Ancient Greek History D. Demetriou

HILA 269

Seminar in Latin America 20th Century B. Cowan
HIGR 275A Historical Scholarship on Modern Middle East History M. Provence
HINE 268 Topics in Middle Eastern History: TBA N. Shafir
HIGR 238 Introduction to Science Studies C. Gere
HIGR 240 Colloquium in Science Studies C. Gere
HIUS 268 Seminar in Race, Resistance & Cultural Politics S. Man
HIUS 283 Topics in African American History: TBA J. Graham

New and Topical Course Descriptions

HIEU 160/260. Topics in Ancient Greek History: Greek Religion and Society

Ancient Greek religion, with its multiplicity of divinities, the absence of scriptural books, and its sacrificial and ritualistic practices, was an integral part of ancient Greek culture and society.  This course examines how the Greek polytheistic religious system was shaped by and, in turn, shaped Greek society.  More specifically, religious festivals and rituals reflected the general Greek religious system of practices and beliefs, while at the same time helped to define and reinforce the social and political identities of each city-state, smaller social groups within it, and the larger Greek collective. Topics we will study include, animal sacrifice; priests and priesthoods; sacred spaces; civic religion (especially in Athens); rites of passage and initiation cults; panhellenism and religion; mystery and ecstatic cults; oracles; the afterlife; and magic.

HILA 169/269 Scholarship in Latin American 20th Century

Course description coming soon!

HINE 186/286 Topics/Middle Eastern History

Course description coming soon! 

Freshman Seminars Course Descriptions

HITO 87. Why Do Europeans Love and Hate America?

"Americanization" and "McDonaldization" in Europe spark controversy and even violent protests. Many treat imports of American culture with disgust. Yet the US is also admired, even loved, and demand for American things remains strong. We will study key forms of and resistance to Americanization.

HITO 87. What is Socialism? What isn't? 

Description coming soon