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Winter Quarter 2024

Tentative as of 6/27/2023

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.eduAll courses listed on this page are subject to change.

Colloquia - H*** 160-190 
Graduate Courses - H*** 200+
"+" indicates course that focus on the period before 1800
"#" indicates course is a colloquium

Freshman Seminars

Course Title Instructor
HITO 87 Europeans Love/Hate America Patterson
HITO 87 What is Socialism? What Isn't? Patterson
HITO 87 Gunpowder, China, and the West Schneewind
HITO 87 Ecstasy: A Brief History of the Search for Transcendence Gerth


Lower-Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
HILD 2B United States History Klann
HILD 7B Race & Ethnicity in the United States Kwak
HILD 11 East Asia and the West, 1279–1911 Gerth
HILD 14 Film and History in Latin America Murillo
HILD 42 Anthropocene 3: Industrial Revolution Gere
HILD 60 Global Black History/Biography Graham

Upper-Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
HIAF 111 Modern Africa Since 1880 Prestholdt
HIAF 112 West Africa Since 1880 Gyamfi
HIEA 115 Social and Cultural History-20th Century Japan Matsumura
HIEA 124 Life in Ming China (1368-1644) + Schneewind
HIEA 138 Women & the Chines Revolution Lu
HIEU 102 Roman History + Watts
HIEU 108 Sex and Politics in the Ancient World + Balberg
HIEU 109 Nationalism in Europe + Hertz
HIEU 116C Greece and Balkans in the 20th Century Gallant
None Offered
HILA 102 Latin America/20th Century Cowan
HILA 118 U.S. Aggression/Latin Am 1898-Prs. Kozameh
HILA 144 Topics: Facism and Conservatism in Latin America Cowan
HILA 144 Topics: Spanish California: Indigenous Space/Spanish Borderland + Murillo
HINE 109 History of the Ottoman Empire + N. Shafir
HINE 116 Middle East (1798-1914) Kayali
HINE 129 History of Mideast: Late Medieval + N. Shafir
HISC 106 The Scientific Revolution + Pineda de Avila
HISC 180 Science and Public Policy # T. Golan
HITO 100 The Craft of History Pineda de Avila
HITO 100 The Craft of History Strasser
HITO 119 Human Rights I: Introduction G. Shafir
HITO 133 War & Society-Second World War Hansen
HITO 178 Hist of Seafaring/Age of Sail # Hanna
HIUS 102 Chicana and Chicano Movement Bermudez
HIUS 108A History of Native Americans/US I + Lewandowski
HIUS 113 History of Mexican America Martinez-Matsuda
HIUS 123 History of New York Kwak
HIUS 133 The Golden Age of Piracy + Hanna
HIUS 144 Digital History and Memory Klann
HIUS 149 United States in the 1960s Bermudez
HIUS 152B Constitutional History/US since 1865 Vandevelde

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 208 Graduate Professional Development Alvarez
HIGR 211 Historical Scholarship: Modern Japanese History Matsumura
HIGR 215B Research Seminar: Modern Chinese History Gerth
HIGR 240 Colloquium in Science Studies Gates
HIGR 241 Intro to Sci Studies Part II Cartwright
HIGR 275B Research Seminar: Modern Middle Eastern History Provence
HIGR 281 Global History/Modern Era Prestholdt

New and Topical Course Descriptions

HITO 192 Senior Seminar: Plague Diaries
Records of the personal diaries of those who have lived through past epidemics have proved to be invaluable resources for historians eager to reconstruct daily life during periods of intense social, political, and cultural change. In this seminar, students will read four plague diaries of eyewitnesses to the Plague of Athens (Thucydides), Black Death in 17th century England (Samuel Pepys); HIV/AIDS in poor and marginalized communities of color in the US (Gil Cuadros) and Covid-19 in 21st century Wuhan, China (Fang Fang). We will discuss plague diaries as a literary genre and historical source, and consider the unique insight this form of eye witnessing lends to our understanding of the history of public health.