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Spring Quarter 2024

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

Lower Division Courses

Course Title Instructor
HILD 2C United States History M. Hendrickson
HILD 7C Race and Ethnicity in the United States R. Bermudez
HILD 12 Twentieth Century East Asia T. Henry
HILD 30 History of Public Health M. Soleiman
HITO 87 Sun, Sea & Sex: Tourism P. Patterson
HITO 87 What is Socialism/What Isn't P. Patterson
HITO 87 Shangai Women Factory Workers S. Schneewind


Upper Division Courses

Course Title Instructor

HIAF 113

Small Wars and the Global Order: Africa & Asia

J. Prestholdt

HIAF 114

Black Internationalism

B. Gyamfi

HIEA 123 China/Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) + S. Schneewind
HIEA 132 Hist/People's Republic/China

B. Kletzer

HIEA 154 Korean History Through Film

T. Henry

HIEU 139 Sex and Gender 1500-1800 + U. Strasser
HIEU 171 Topics: 20th Century Europe: Cold War: Protest & Dissent # J. Hansen
HIEU 176 Politics in the Jewish Past # D. Hertz
HIEU 183 Social History/Mediterranean # T. Gallant
HIGL 127 Sport in the Modern World J. Ivey
HILA 101 Nation-State Formation/Latin America K. LeNeave
HILA 119 Central America & US Intervention S. Kozameh
HILA 144 Topics: Latin America: Radical Americas S. Kozameh
HINE 118 The Middle East in the Twentieth Century H. Kayali
HISC 119 Biology and Society Tal Golan
HISC 123 Exploring the Skies, 1500-1800 + N. Pineda de Avila
HITO 100 The Craft of History M. Hendrickson
HITO 100 The Craft of History M. Hendrickson
HITO 170 Making History Popular # E. Watts
HIUS 114A California: Conquest-Gold Rush + J. Lewandoski
HIUS 120D Race and Oral History in San Diego L. Alvarez
HIUS 125 Asian American Social Movements S. Museus
HIUS 136 Citizenship & Civil Rights/20th Century V. Martinez Matsuda
HIUS 144 Topics in U.S. History: U.S. Labor and Working Class

V. Martinez Matsuda

HIUS 144 Topics in U.S. History: U.S. Foreign Relations K. Vandevelde
HIUS 144 Topics in U.S. History: Welfare Policy/Welfare Rights M.Klann
HIUS 144 Topics in U.S. History: Settler Colonialism/Early America + J. Lewandoski

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

HIGR 201 Visual Cultures of Science in Latin America N. Pineda de Avila
HIGR 205 Women & Gender U. Strasser
HIGR 217C Premodern Chinese History W. Lu
HIGR 239 Seminar in Science Studies D. Serlin
HIGR 240 Seminar in Science Studies Colloquium K. Gates

New and Topical Course Descriptions

HILA 161.  History of Women in Latin America (4)

A broad historical overview of Latin American women’s history of focusing on the issues of gender, sexuality, and the family as they relate to women, as well as the historiographical issues in Latin American and Chicana women’s history.

To enroll: Submit an EASY request via webreg

HIEU 160: Topics/Ancient Greek History

To enroll: Submit an EASY request via webreg


HIEU 178: Soviet History 

Topics will vary from year to year. Graduate students are required to submit a more substantial paper. Questions about course contact Professor Robert Edelman.

To enroll: Submit an EASY request via webreg

HINE 186/286. Special Topics in Middle Eastern History (4)

Focused study of historical roots of contemporary problems in the Middle East: Islamic modernism and Islamist movements; contacts with the West; ethnic and religious minorities; role of the military; economic resources and development. Department stamp and permission of instructor.

To enroll: Submit an EASY request via webreg

HIUS 185. In the Public Interest (4)

In this seminar, we will examine the shifting boundary between what constitutes a public and a private concern in twentieth-century US history. We will consider issues such as civil rights, immigration, health care, and the regulation of financial institutions. 

To enroll: Submit an EASY request via webreg


Freshman and Senior Seminar Course Descriptions

Freshman Seminars:

HITO 87 A00: Pandemics, Panics, and Plagues

Professor: Patterson, Patrick

An exploration of the role that pandemic and epidemic illness has played in human history, focusing on the different ways in which people have responded to their fears, their mortality, their uncertainty about the causes of contagion, and their disastrous losses. We will study contemporaneous accounts from the distant and recent past, coupled with historical analyses and fictional depictions, to understand the long struggle to survive, control, and recover from the onslaught of deadly infection.


HITO 87 B00: What is Socialism? (And What Isn't)

Professor: Patterson, Patrick

Socialism has recently become a very hot topic in American politics -- something that people are fighting for and fighting against. Conservatives, libertarians, and others on the political "right" continue their long tradition of rejecting as "socialism" a wide range of policies they do not like. But many progressives and others on the "left", inspired by Bernie Sanders and like-minded activists, have recently started to embrace this term -- a label that many had long tried to run away from.