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Fall Quarter 2024

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 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
"#" indicates course is a colloquium

Lower Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
HILD 2A United States History Lewandoski
HILD 7C Race & Ethnicity in the United States Alvarez
HILD 10 East Asia: The Great Tradition Schneewind
HILD 14 Film & History in Latin America Cowan
HILD 30 History of Public Health Edington

Upper Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
HIAF 111 Modern Africa since 1880 Prestholdt
HIEA 112 Japan-Mid-19th C. through the U.S. Occupation Matsumura
HIEA 137 Women & Family/Chinese History +


HIEA 151 The Two Koreas, 1945-Present Henry
HIEA 155 China & the Environment


HIEA 171 Society & Culture in Premodern China + #


HIEU 135 Sun, Sea, Sand, & Sex: Tourism & Tourists in the Contemporary World Patterson
HIEU 137 History of Colonialism: From New Imperialism to Decolonization Edington
HIEU 144P Topics in European History: Nonspecialist Roman History + Watts
HIEU 154 Modern Germany:Bismarck to Hitler Hansen
HIEU 171 Topics in European History: Beriln and the 20th Century # Hansen
 HIGL 127 Sport in the Modern World J. Ivey
HILA 118 U.S. Aggression in Latin America, 1898-Present Kozameh
HILA 121A History of Brazil though 1889 + Graham
HILA 122 Cuba: From Colony to Socialist Republic Kozameh
HILA 169 Scholarship on Latin American History in 20th Century # Cowan
HINE 100 The Hebrew Bible and History + Balberg
HINE 137 Two Peoples-Palestine/Israel Hertz
 HISC 107 The Emergence of Modern Science Golan
 HISC 119 Biology and Society Golan
HITO 100 The Craft of History Radcliff
HITO 136 Jews & African Americans: Slavery, Diaspora, Ghetto Hertz
HITO 192 Senior Seminar: Physics and Politics in World War II: The Bulding of the Nuclear Bomb  Biess
HITO 196 Honors Seminar # Kwak
HIUS 108A History of Native Americans in the U.S. I + Lewandoski
HIUS 112 The U.S. Civil War Plant
HIUS 113 History of Mexican America Martinez-Matsuda
HIUS 136 Citizenship & Civil Rights in the 20th Century Martinez-Matsuda
HIUS 141 Economic History of the United States II Hendrickson

Graduate Courses

Course Title Instructor
HIGR 200 History and Theory Matsumura
HIGR 201 Topical Graduate Seminar: Histories of Transformative Urban Design Kwak
HIGR 215A Res. Sem./Modern Chinese Hist. Muscolino
HIGR 217A Premodern Chinese History Schneedwind
HIGR 230A Research Seminr in European Seminar Gallant
HIGR 281 Global History: Modern Era Prestholdt
HIGR 248A Research Seminar in Latin America, National Period Vitz
None Offered
HIGR 238 Intro to Sci Studies Part I Golan
  None Offered  

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