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Fall Quarter 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 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 M. Hanna
HILD 7A Race & Ethnicity in the United States J. Graham
HILD 10 East Asia: The Great Tradition S. Schneewind

Upper Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
None Offered
HIEA 112 Japan-Mid-19th C.-U.S. Intervention W. Matsumura
HIEA 114 Postwar Japan W. Matsumura
HIEA 137 Women & Family/Chinese History + W. Lu
HIEU 116B Greece & Balkans/Age of Nationalism T. Gallant
HIEU 122 Archaic Greek History + D. Demetriou
HIEU 128 Europe since 1945 F. Biess
HIEU 140 EuroWomen/Gender 1800-present P. Radcliff
HIEU 154 Modern Germany/Bismarck to Hitler J. Hensen
HIGL 114 History of Modern Vietnam C. Edington
HILA 100 Conquest/Empire: The Americas + D. Murillo
HILA 121B History of Brazil, 1889-Present B. Cowan
HILA 122 Colony to Socialist Republic Cuba D. Widener
HINE 115 Death and Dying in Antiguity + M. Balberg
HINE 128 Hist of Mideast:Early Medieval + N. Shafir
HINE 137 Two Peoples-Palestine/Israel D. Hertz
HISC 107 Emergence of Modern Science T. Golan
HIUS 108B History of Native Americans/U.S. II M. Klann
HIUS 114B California History, 1850-Present D. Widener
HIUS 139 African American History in the 20th Century E. Browne
HIUS 152A Constitutional History of the United States to 1865 K. Vandevelde
HIUS 157 American Women/Womanhood, 1870-Present M. Klann


Course Title Instructor
HIEA 171 Society and Culture in Premodern China + W. Lu
HIEA 180 Topics: Modern Korean History-Cities and their Subcultures T. Henry
HIEU 160 Topics: Ancient Greek History + D. Demetriou
HILA 162 Topics: Masculinity and Modernities in the Americas B. Cowan
HILA 162 Topics: Women, Conquest, and Mestizaje + D. Murillo
None Offered
None Offered
HITO 87 First-year Seminar: Ecstasy Brief History K. Gerth
HITO 87 First-year Seminar: Ming China in Short Stories S. Schneewind
HITO 87 First-year Seminar: Pandemics, Panics, Plagues P. Patterson
HITO 87 First-year Seminar: What is Socialism/What Isn't P. Patterson
HITO 88 History and Practice of Well-Being K. Gerth
HITO 100 The Craft of History N. Kwak
HITO 136 Jews/African Americans/Slavery D. Hertz
HITO 196 Honors Seminar M. Provence

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 N. Shafir
HIGR 280 Global History/Early Modern Era N. Shafir
HIGR 210 H. Scholar/Modern Chinese Hist K. Gerth
HIGR 215A Res. Sem./Modern Chinese Hist. K. Gerth
None Offered
None Offered
HIGR 275A Research Seminar in Middle Eastern History M. Provence
HIGR 238 Intro to Sci Studies Part I C. Gere
HIGR 240 Colloquium in Science Studies K. Gates
HIGR 265A H. Scholarship/American Hist. M. Hanna

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