Fall Quarter 2022

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. Hanna
HILD 7A Race & Ethnicity in the United States J. Graham
HILD 10 East Asia: The Great Tradition M. Muscolino
HILD 30 History of Public Health C. Edington
HILD 41 Anthropocene 2: Columbian Exchange A. Devereux

Upper Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
None Offered
HIEA 129 Faces of the Chinese Past S. Schneewind
HIEA 137 Women and the Family in Chinese History W. Lu
HIEA 144 Topics in East Asian History T. Henry
HIEU 102 Roman History E. Watts
HIEU 107 Pagan Europe & Christian Aftermath N. Caciola
HIEU 108 Sex & Politics/Ancient World M. Balberg
HIEU 128 Europe since 1945 J. Neuheiser
HIEU 144 Topics in European History: The Crusades & Their Memory N. Aschenbrenner
HIEU 149  Medieval Spain A. Devereux
HIEU 154 Modern Germany/Bismarck to Hitler F. Biess
HIGL 114 History of Modern Vietnam C. Edington
HILA 119 Central America & US Intervention M. Vitz
HILA 122 Colony to Socialist Republic: Cuba D. Widener
HINE 116 The Ottoman Empire, Iran and Egypt (1798-1914) H. Kayali
HINE 144 Topics in Middle Eastern History: Colonial Middle East M. Provence
HISC 106 The Scientific Revolution N. Pineda de Avila
HISC 115 History of Modern Medicine C. Gere
HIUS 108B History of Native Americans/U.S. II M. Klann
HIUS 112 The U.S. Civil War R. Plant
HIUS 152A Constitutional History of the United States to 1865 K. Vandevelde
HIUS 155 Zoot Suit-Hip Hop: Race-Pop Culture L. Alvarez


Course Title Instructor
HIEA 171 Society and Culture in Premodern China+ W. Lu
HIEU 164 Race Modern Iberia  A. Devereux
None Offered
None Offered
HIUS 183 Topics in U.S. History: African American History J. Graham
HITO 87 First-year Seminar: Pandemics, Panics, Plagues P. Patterson
HITO 87 First-year Seminar: Piracy in Popular Culture M. Hanna
HITO 87 First-year Seminar: What is Socialism/What Isn't P. Patterson
HITO 100 The Craft of History M. Hanna
HITO 193 Research Seminar/Washington D.C. S. Hill
HITO 196 Honors Seminar G. Hendrickson

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 F. Biess
HIGR 271 Society & Culture: Premodern China W. Lu
HIGR 230A Research Seminar in European History P. Patterson
HIGR 223A Research Seminar in Medieval History N. Caciola

HILA 267

Colonial Historiography D. Murillo
HIGR 275A Research Seminar in Middle Eastern History H. Kayali
HIGR 239 Seminar in Science Studies C. Gere
HIGR 209 Teaching History M. Hanna

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