Winter Quarter 2019

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 Ming China in Short Stories Schneewind


Lower Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
HILD 2B United States History Klein
HILD 7B Race & Ethnicity in the United States Man
HILD 11 East Asia and the West, 1279–1911 Lu
HILD 30 History of Public Health Gere

Upper Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
HIAF 113 Small Wars and the Global Order Africa and Asia Prestholdt
HIEA 112 Japan: From the Mid-Ninteenth Centure Through the U.S. Occupation Matsumura
HIEA 124 Life in Ming China Schneewind
HIEU 102 Roman History Watts
HIEU 128 Europe Since 1945 Neuheiser
HIEU 107 Pagan Europe and its Christan Aftermath Caciola
HIEU 146 Fascism, Communism and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy Europe 1919-1945 Radcliff
HIEU 156 History of the Soviet Union, 1905-1991 Edelman
HIEU 158 Why Hitler? How Auschwitz? Hertz
HILA 121B History of Brazil, 1889-Present Cowan
HILA 124 History of Women and Gener in Latin America Cowan
HILA 118 Suberting Sovereignty: US Agression in Latin America 1898-Present Lettieri
HINE 100 The Hebrew Bible and History Balberg
HINE 118 The Middle East in the Twentieth Century Wasef
HISC 106 The Scientific Revolution Westman
HISC 115 History of Modern Medecine Gere (Canceled)
HIUS 112 The U.S. Civil War Plant
HIUS 146 Race, Riots and Violence in the United States Alvarez
HIUS 152B A Constitutional History of the United States since 1865 Vandevelde


Course Title Instructor
HIEU 160/260 Topics in Ancient Greek History Demetriou
HIEU 171/271 Special Topics in Twentieth Century Europe Neuheiser
HIEU 178/278 Soviet History Edelman
HILA 168/268 Scholarship on Latin American History in the Ninteenth Centry Vitz
HISC 180/280 Sciene and Public Policy Golan

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 209 Historical Pedagogy Schneewind
HIGR 211 Historical Scholarship on Modern Japanese History Matsumura
HIGR 223B Research Seminar in Medieval History Caciola
HIGR 226 Modern Spanish History Radcliff
HIGR 228 Historical Scholarship on Greece and the Balkans, 1768-1923 Gallant
HIGR 240 Colloquium in Science Studies Staff
HIGR 280 Science and Public Policy Golan
HIGR 257B Historical Scholarship on Modern Middle East, Colonial Period Provence
HIGR 281 Global History: Approaches to the Modern Era Prestholdt

New and Topical Course Descriptions

HIEU 160/260. Topics in Ancient Greek History

From the 9th to 6th centuries BCE Greek city-states embarked on colonizing expeditions resulting in the creation of hundreds of new independent states that gave rise to the ancient Greek world. This course explores the presence of Greek settlements in the Western Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and North Africa, and investigates the motives and processes involved in the establishment of colonies, the invention of histories and myths to account for these processes , the relations between the Greek colonizers and the indigenous populations, the emergence of Greek ethnicity, and the effects of ancient Greek colonization on modern colonialist ideologies.

HIEU 171/271. Topics in European History: Weimar in European History

The history of the Weimar Republic is the history of the failure of the first German democracy. Or is it? For a long time, the main question historians asked about Weimar history was at what point the rise of Hitler became inevitable. More recent research sees Weimar less as a period between the authoritarian German Empire and National Socialism but as a serious attempt to form a new democratic society after the terrible experience of the First World War, sometimes with surprising success even when dealing with a populist far right. Celebrated for its cultural vibrancy, extensive welfare state, and progressive sexual cultures, the Weimar Republic exemplified “modernity” in the 1920s. This seminar will cover the history of the Weimar Republic from its revolutionary beginnings in 1918 up to 1933, and focus on the relationship between cultural and political democratization in the long 1920s. To what extent did Weimar culture anticipate problems of modern culture, politics, and society that are still with us today?

HIEU 178/278. Soviet History

This course focuses on the USSR in the post World War II world, the Cold War era.  This field has recently become the subject of much scholarly interest, and students will read of this work along with films and television shows from the era.  

HILA 168/268. Scholarship on Latin American History in the Nineteenth Century 

Introduction to the historiography on Latin America for the nineteenth century: world economy, nation-state building, agrarian processes, incipient industrialization, political and cultural thought, and social structure. Requirements will vary for undergraduate, MA, and PhD students. Graduate students are required to submit an additional research paper.

HISC 180/280. Science and Public Policy 

This course will explore the evolution of the institutions, ideologies, procedures, standards, and expertise that modern democratic societies have used in applying science to generate and legitimate public policy.