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Department ofHistory

Course List by Geographical Area

Courses numbered 1 through 99 are lower division and are four units of credit. Courses numbered 100 through 199 number are upper division and are five units of credit.

Cultures & Ideas

11A Cultures & Ideas I
12A Cultures & Ideas II


Required for All Majors

100 Historical Interpretation
101S Historical Writing
197S Capstone Seminar

Global History

102S Ethnic Cleansing & Genocide in the 20th Century
103 Jesuit History and Spirituality
104 World History Until 1492
105 Modern World History
106 A World History of Foods, Drugs, and Medicines
107 Spain and Morocco: Jews, Christians, and Muslims, 700-1700
112 The Haitian Revolution in World History and Memory
116S Sex and Gender in the Era of High Imperialism
121S A World History of Capitalism
123 History of Plagues, Epidemics, and Infections
138S Gender and Rights in the Modern World
143S Women in Political Revolutions
145 Islam in the Modern World
153 Civil Rights and Anti-Colonial Movements
157 Black Americans in Africa: Caribbean, United States, and Brazilian Perspectives
179 Special Topics in Science, Technology, and Society
199 Directed Reading/Directed Research

United States

84 Women in American Society
85 Introduction to United States Environmental History
96A Introduction to the History of the United States I
96B Introduction to the History of the United States II
156A African American History, 1300-1877
156B African American History, 1877-Present
170 Revolution, Confederation, Constitution
171 The New Nation
172 The Union in Crisis
173 The Modern Era: 1920-1960
177 Gays & Lesbians in United States History
180 Native Americans of the United States
181 United States Women since 1900
182 Sex & Family in American History
183 Whiteness and Immigration in the United States
184 American Historical Geography
185 African Americans in Postwar Film
186 California
187 The American West: Diverse Peoples, Diverse Places
188S Seminar: The Making of Modern America: The Progressive Era
189 Special Topics in United States History
191S Seminar in United States History
199 Directed Reading/Directed Research


16 Ancient Greek Religion
17 Ancient Roman Religion
94 Introduction to the History of Europe
108 Ancient Greece
109 The Hellenistic Age
110 Roman Republic
111 Roman Empire
113 Seeing: Visual Culture and Technology
115 Gender, Race, and Citizenship in the Atlantic World
117 State & Church in the Middle Ages, 1000-1450
118 Representation, Rights, and Democracy, 1050-1792
119 Sex, Family, & Crime in Mediterranean Europe, 1300-1800
120 The Crusades: Christian and Muslim Perspectives
122 Pirates of the Mediterranean, Pirates of the Caribbean, 1300-1800
124 Diplomacy and War: Europe, 1870-1939
125 History of the Senses
126 Conflicts in Medieval Christianity
127 The World of St. Francis
128 Victorian London
129 Medieval Intellectual History
130A French Enlightenment and Revolutions in Global Context
130B Late Modern France and the World
131 War and Democracy in the United Kingdom during World War I
132 Democracy Under Siege: Ancient Athens and Modern America
133 History of Sexuality
134 Reformers & Revolutionaries in Tsarist Russia
135 Women & Gender in Modern Europe
136 Gender/Race/Class in 20th Century Europe
137 The Soviet Experience
139 Special Topics in European History
192S Seminar in European History
199 Directed Reading/Directed Research


91 Africa in World History
140 African Lives: The Atlantic Era
141 Independent Africa
144S Islam in Africa
149 Special Topics in African History
193S Seminar in Africa and Middle East History  (Africa & Middle East/West Asia)
199 Directed Reading/Directed Research

East Asia

92 Introduction to the History of East Asia
146A Medieval & Early Modern Japan
146B Modern Japan in the World
147A Premodern China in the World to AD 1600
147B Modern China in the World, 17th Century to Present
150 Women in East Asia
151 Imperialism in East Asia
152 History of Christianity in China
199 Directed Reading/Directed Research

Latin America

64 Central America
95 Introduction to the History of Modern Latin America
161 Modern Mexico
162 Argentina
163 Cuba and the Caribbean
164S Seminar: The Catholic Church in Latin America
166 Latin America: Peoples, Empires and Nations
169 Special Topics in Latin American History
196S Seminar in Latin American History
199 Directed Reading/Directed Research

South Asia/Indian Ocean

55 Introduction to Southeast Asia
93 Introduction to the History of South Asia and the Indian Ocean
154A Ancient, Classical, and Medieval India
154B Modern India

Middle East/West Asia

97 Introduction to the History of West Asia and the Middle East
142 Modern West Asia and North Africa
193S Seminar in Africa and Middle East

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