Fall Quarter 2017

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 Staff
HILD 7A Race & Ethnicity in the United States J. Graham
HILD 10 East Asia: The Great Tradition S. Schneewind
HILD 30 History of Public Health W. Gonaver
HITO 87 Why Do Europeans Love and Hate America? P. Patterson
HITO 87 Sun, Sea, Sand, and Sex Tourism P. Patterson
HITO 87 Piracy in Popular Culture M. Hanna
HITO 87 Kim the Teenage Spy S. Schneewind

Upper Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
CANCELED HIEA 112 Japan: From the Mid-Nineteenth Century through the US Occupation W. Matsumura
HIEA 131 China in War and Revolution Staff
HIEA 144 Topics in East Asian History: Pre-Modern Korea (+) Staff
HIEU 106 Egypt, Greece, and Rome (+) Staff
HIEU 120 The Renaissance in Italy (+) Staff
HIEU 127 Sport in the Modern World R. Edelman
HIEU 139 Sex and Gender from the Renaissance to the French Revolution (+) U. Strasser
HIEU 154 Modern German History: From Bismarck to Hitler J. Neuheiser
HILA 100 Conquest and Empire: The Americas (+) D. Murillo
HILA 114 Dictatorships in Latin America M. Monteon
HINE 114 History of the Islamic Middle East H. Kayali
HISC 107 The Emergence of Modern Science T. Golan
HISC 115 History of Medicine C. Gere
HIUS 104 The Revolutionary Atlantic (+) M. Hanna
HIUS 125 Asian American Social Movements S. Man
HIUS 130 Cultural History from 1607 to 1865 (+) R. Klein
HIUS 150 American Legal History to 1865 (+) M. Parrish
HIUS 156 American Women, American Womanhood (+) R. Plant


Course Title Instructor
HIEU 178 Soviet History: The Last Soviet Decades R. Edelman
CANCELED HILA 162 Special Topics in Latin American History: Aztecs and Mayas After the Conquest D. Murillo
HILA 162 Special Topics in Latin American History: Third Worldism and the Politics of Development in the Americas M. Vitz
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 W. Lu
HIEA 217A Historical Scholarship on Pre-modern Chinese History: Foundations—China before Buddhism S. Schneewind
HIGR 230A Research Seminar in Modern European History Staff
HIEU 278 Soviet History: The Last Soviet Decades R. Edelman


Special Topics in Latin American History: Aztecs and Mayas After the Conquest D. Murillo
HILA 162 Special Topics in Latin American History: Third Worldism and the Politics of Development in the Americas M. Vitz
CANCELED HIGR 248A Research Seminar in Latin America, National Period M. Vitz
HIGR 257A Historical Scholarship on the Modern Middle East, Eighteenth to Twentieth Century H. Kayali
HIGR 238 Intorduction to Science Studies K. McKenzie
HIGR 240 Colloquium in Science Studies C. Gere
HIGR 267A Research Seminar in United States History R. Plant

New and Topical Course Descriptions

HIEA 144. Topics in East Asian History: Pre-Modern Korean History
This course will examine the evolution of Korean culture and society within the context of political, cultural, and institutional history, from the late thirteenth century through late nineteenth century when Chosǒn opened its ports after signing a treaty with Japan and launched a series of reforms as facing pressure from foreign countries. Major themes of the course will be how the dynastic transition between Koryŏ and Chosŏn is to be understood; how Chosŏn managed to maintain its sovereignty while experiencing a series of foreign invasions, and how certain social circumstances such as introduction of new thoughts through Qing China had influence on the development of Chosŏn dynasty until late nineteenth century.

HILA 162. Topics in Latin American History: Third Worldism and the Politics of Development in the Americas
This colloquium examines the origins and evolution of development discourse and politics in post-war Latin America and will seek to understand revolutionary and Third Worldist challenges and accommodations to developmentalism. Highlights include the rise of development agencies, US foreign policy during the Cold War, dependency theory and the relationship between capitalism and development, as well as various socialist, revolutionary and anti-imperialist alternatives.

HIUS 125. Asian American Social Movements
This course introduces students to the history of Asian American social movements from the late-19th century to the present, with an emphasis on inter-ethnic, cross-racial, and transnational practices. Topics include immigration reform, antiwar and anti-colonial movements, redress, hate crimes, and police brutality.


Freshman Seminars Course Descriptions

Course descriptions coming soon!

Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies:
Dana Velasco Murillo
Office: H&SS 6044
Phone: (858) 822-3575

Undergraduate Coordinator:
Sally Hargate
Office: H&SS 5005
Phone: (858) 534-8940

Mon.-Fri. 7:30am - 4:00pm

Walk-in Advising Hours:
Monday - Friday
1:30pm - 3:00pm