Fall 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.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
HIAF 111 Modern Africa Since 1880 J. Prestholdt
HITO 136 Jews and African Americas: Slavery, Diaspora, Ghetto D. Hertz
HIEA 137 Women and the Family in Chinese History + W. Lu
HIEA 153 Social and Cultural History of Twentieth-Century Korea T. Henry
HIEU 103 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire + E. Watts
HIEU 116A Greece and the Balkans in the Age of Ottoman Expansion+ T. Gallant
HIEU 127 Sport in the Modern World R. Edelman
HIEU 144 Topics in European History: The Mediterranean, 1347-1799 A. Devereux
HIEU 154 Modern German History: From Bismarck to Hitler J. Neuheiser
HILA 114 Dictatorships in Latin America B. Cowan
HINE 114 History of the Islamic Middle East + H. Kayali
HINE 119 U.S. Middle East Policy Post World War II M. Provence
HISC 107 The Emergence of Modern Science T. Golan
CANCELED HISC 109 Invention of Tropical Disease C. Edington
HISC 116 History of Bioethics C. Gere
HIUS 103 The United States and the Pacific World S. Man
HIUS 112 The United States Civil War R. Plant
HIUS 129 The History of Race and Ethnicity in American Cities N. Molina
HIUS 137 Mining and American History M. Hendrickson


Course Title Instructor
HIEU 161 Topics in Roman History A. Petkas
HIEU 164 Special Topics in Early Modern Europe: Race in Early Modern Iberia A. Devereux
HILA 161 History of Women in Latin America B. Cowan
HIUS 180 Immigration and Ethnicity in Modern American Society D. Gutierrez
HIUS 183 Topics in African American History J. Graham
HITO 196 History Honors 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
HIGR 200 History and Theory Staff
HIEA 210 Historical Scholarship on Modern East Asian History K. Gerth
HIGR 219B Research Seminar in Modern Korean History T. Henry
HIGR 223A Research Seminar in Medieval History N. Caciola
HIGR 228 Historical Scholarship on Greece and the Balkans, 1768- 1923 T. Gallant
HIEU 261 Topics in Roman History A. Petkas
HIEU 264 Special Topics in Early Modern Europe: Race in Early Modern Iberia A. Devereux


Research Seminar in Latin America, National Period C. Hunefeldt

HILA 261

History of Women in Latin America B. Cowan
HIGR 257A Historical Scholarship on the Modern Middle East, Eighteenth to Twentieth Century H. Kayali
HIGR 238 Introduction to Science Studies Staff
HIGR 240 Colloquium in Science Studies C. Gere
HIGR 265B Historical Scholarship on American History R. Klein
HIGR 267A Research Seminar in United States History R. Plant
HIUS 280 Immigration and Ethnicity in Modern American Society D. Gutierrez
HIUS 283 Topics in African American History J. Graham

New and Topical Course Descriptions

HIEU 161/261. Topics in Roman History

Course description coming soon!

HIEU 164/264. Topics in Roman History

How do we think about racial and ethnic difference? What is the relationship between religious identity and ethnic or racial identity? Can historical case studies help us to address these questions? This course will examine the construction of religious and ethnic difference in Spain, Portugal, and their overseas possessions, from the thirteenth century up to the seventeenth century.

Beginning with the Middle Ages, HIEU 164/264 will explore the relationships among Jews, Muslims, and Christians in the Kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula (modern Spain and Portugal). From here, we will move south and west to examine the earliest interactions between Europeans and a variety of peoples inhabiting the southern latitudes of the globe: first the Canary Islanders (1300s), then West Africans (1400s) and, after 1492, the American Indians.

Students in HIEU 164/264 will read a variety of primary and secondary sources that elucidate shifting European constructions of religious and racial difference across the pivotal thirteenth through seventeenth centuries, in both Mediterranean and Atlantic World contexts, helping to shed light on a period that ushered in modern categories of racial and ethnic constructs. Readings will address the Iberian Peninsula in the context of Spain and Portugal’s global empires, and will examine Spanish and Portuguese efforts to come to terms with their own Islamic past even as the Crowns propagated increasingly exclusionary statements of Catholic identity.


HIUS 183/283 Topics in African American 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. Sun, Sea, Sand & Sex: What Do Tourism and Tourists Really Do?

Major issues and hot topics relating to the impact of tourism and tourists in the contemporary world, including environmental impacts, sex tourism, economic development and underdevelopment, "cultural imperialism," sustainability.

Senior Seminars Course Descriptions

HITO 192. Photographing Atrocities in the 20th Century

How has photography shaped the way we talk about the past? This class will examine some of the most famous images of the twentieth century, looking at the context and impact of each. We will read theory, history, and most importantly, look at a wide array of photographs and documentary films in order to understand how images are framed.