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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
Senior Seminar

Global History

79 Technology: Steam to Cyborgs
93 Cold War
102S Genocide and Gender in the 20th Century
104 World History Until 1492
112 The Haitian Revolution in World History and Memory
116 Sex and Gender in the Age of High Imperialism
121 Human Rights and Humanitarianism
123 History of Plagues, Epidemics, and Infections
124 History of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
138S Gender and Rights in the Modern Era
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 Technology: Steam to Cyborgs
199 Directed Reading/Directed Research

United States

27 Public and Digital History
African-American Pursuit of Freedom
America's Immigrants
65 United States Political History: Democracy and Elections
70 The American Revolution
75 Natives and Newcomers: Early North America
83 American Historical Geography
84 United States Women's History
85 United States Environmental History
96A Colonization, Revolution and Civil War: The United States, Origins to 1877
96B Globalization, Reform, and War: The United States, 1877 to Present
119 Gender, Sexuality & Social Movements in the 20th Century
153 Civil Rights and Anti-Colonial Movements
155 African-American Pursuit of Freedom
156 African American History
158 Turmoil and Reform: United States 1877-1920
160 America's Immigrants
165 United States Political History: Democracy and Elections
168 Malcolm and Martin
170 The American Revolution
171 The New Nation: U.S. From Hamilton to Jackso
172 The Civil War Era
172A American Slavery/Emancipation
173 Flappers & Beatniks: The U.S. from 1920-1960
174 Protest and Activism: The U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s
175 Natives and Newcomers: Early North America
176 Celebrity and Politics: U.S. 1980's to Present
177 Gays & Lesbians in United States History
178 Race and World War II
180 Native Americans of the United States
183 Whiteness and Immigration in the United States
184 American Historical Geography
185 African Americans in Postwar Film
186 California
188S The Making of Modern America: The Progressive Era
189 Special Topics in United States History
199 Directed Reading/Directed Research


16 Ancient Greek Religion
17 Ancient Roman Religion
30 The French Revolution: An Introduction
94 Europe
106 The Rise of Macedonia through the Youth of Alexander the Great
107 The World of Gladiators
108 Ancient Greece
109 The Hellenistic Age
110 Roman Republic
111 Roman Empire
113 Seeing: Visual Culture and Technology
115S Revolutions in Sex, Race and Rightrs
117 State & Church in the Middle Ages, 1000-1450
118 Representation, Rights, and Democracy, 1050-1792
120 The Crusades: Christian and Muslim Perspectives
122 The Holocaust
126 Conflicts in Medieval Christianity
128 Crime, Prostitution, and Poverty in Victorian London
130A French Enlightenment and Revolutions in Global Context
130B Late Modern France and the World
131 Britain and the First World War
132 Democracy Under Siege: Ancient Athens and Modern America
133 History of Sexuality
134 Reformers & Revolutionaries in Tsarist Russia
136 Gender, Race and National Identity in 20th Century Eastern and Western Europe
137 The Soviet Experiment
139 Special Topics in European History
199 Directed Reading/Directed Research

Africa, West Asia, Middle East

91 Africa in World History
97 West Asia and the Middle East
140 Black Internationalism in the Atlantic Era
141 Politics and Development in Independent Africa
144S Islam in Africa
149 Special Topics in African or Middle Eastern History
155 African American Pursuits of Freedom
157 Black Atlantic Migrations
193S Seminar in Africa and Middle East History 
199 Directed Reading/Directed Research

East Asia, South Asia, Indian Ocean

54 Modern India
Southeast Asia
92 Modern East Asia
146A Medieval and Early Modern Japan
146B Modern Japan in the World
147A Wonders of Ancient China
147B Modern China
150 Gender and Sexuality in East Asia
151 Imperialism in East Asia
152 History of Christianity in China
154 Modern India
199 Directed Reading/Directed Research

Latin America

64 Central America
95 Modern Latin America
161 Modern Mexico
162 Argentina
163 Cuba and the Caribbean
164 The Catholic Church in Latin America
166 Latin America: Empires
169 Special Topics in Latin American History
199 Directed Reading/Directed Research