Winter Quarter 2023

Tentative as of 4/20/2022

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.eduAll 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

Freshman Seminars

Course Title Instructor
HITO 87 Pandemics, Panics, & Plagues Patterson
HITO 87 What is Socialism? What Isn't? Patterson
HITO 87 Chinese History Through Film Pickowicz


Lower-Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
HILD 2B United States History Plant
HILD 7B Race & Ethnicity in the United States Man
HILD 11 East Asia and the West, 1279–1911 Lu
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
HIEA 112 Japan: Mid 19th C. US Occupation Matsumura
HIEA 144 Topics in East Asia History: China and the Global Economy Muscolino
HIEA 150 Modern Korea, 1800–1945 Henry
HIEU 103 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Watts
HIEU 111 Europe in the Middle Ages  Caciola
HIEU 116C Greece and the Balkans during the Twentieth Century Gallant
HIEU 120 The Renaissance in Italy Aschenbrenner
HIEU 123 Classical Greek History Demetriou
HIEU 139 Sex and Gender from the Renaissance to the French Revolution Strasser
HIEU 146 Fascism, Communism, and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy: Europe 1919–1945 Radcliff
HIEU 150 Modern Britain Neuheiser
None Offered
HILA 114 Dictatorships in Latin America Cowan
HILA 121A History of Brazil through 1889 Cowan
HINE 109 History of the Ottoman Empire Shafir
HINE 119 US Mid-East Policy Post-WWII Provence
HINE 127 History of Modern Turkey Kayali
HINE 128 History of the Middle East: The Early Medieval Period, 500–1000  Gokatalay
HISC 107 The Emergence of Modern Science  Golan
HISC 109 Invention of Tropical Disease Edington
HISC 123 Exploring the Skies, 1500-1800 Pineda de Avila
HISC 131 Science, Technology, and Law Golan
HITO 100 The Craft of History Radcliff
HITO 119 Introduction to Human Rights and Global Justice Patterson
HIUS 106 Women of Color & Social Movements Bermudez
HIUS 113 History of Mexican America Martinez Mastuda
HIUS 125 Asian American Social Movements Museus
HIUS 137 Mining and American History Hendrickson
HIUS 144 Topics in U.S. History: Digital History and Memory Klann
HIUS 144 Topics in U.S. History: Women of Color Biography and Autobiography Bermudez
HIUS 152B Constitutional History Vandevelde


Course Title Instructor
HIEA 190M/290M Special Topics, Modern East Asia  
HIEU 163 Special Topics in Medieval History Caciola
HITO 192 Senior Seminar: Plague Diaries Edington
HIUS 168 Race, Resistance, and Cultural Politics 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 201 New directions in the colonial and postcolonial history of medicine Edington
HIGR 215 A Research Seminar: Modern Chinese History Gerth
HIGR 222 Historical Scholarship on European History, since 1850 Neuheiser
HIGR 240 Colloquium to Science Studies Gates
HIGR 241 Intro to Science Studies, Part II Pineda de Avila
HIGR 274C Historical Scholarship on Modern Middle East, Colonial, National, and Postcolonial Eras Provence
HIGR 281 Global History: Early Modern Era Prestholdt
HIGR 282 Topics in Global History: TBA Vitz

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.