Courses of general interest for all students. No prerequisites. Designed to survey particular fields or themes and to introduce methods and premises of historical study. Many of these courses fulfill part of the UCI breadth requirement.
11 Introduction to Peace and Conflict (4). Examines the causes and effects of international violence, focusing on World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. Relates what is known about the dynamics of war to what is understood by conditions of peace. Required for the minor in Global Peace and Conflict Studies. (VII-B)
15 American Ethnic History
15A Native American History (4). Introduction to multiple topics: indigenous religious beliefs and sociopolitical organization, stereotypic "images," intermarriage, the fur trade, Native leaders, warfare, and contemporary issues. Formerly History 14. (VII-A)
15B Introduction to African-American Studies I (4). An undergraduate survey course. Introduction to the main contours of the African-American experience from the importation of Africans into the Americas to the present time. Focuses on the unique expressions of African-American society and culture. Same as Humanities 51A. (IV, VII-A)
15C Introduction to Asian American Studies I (4). Examines and compares the diverse experiences of major Asian American groups since the mid-nineteenth century. Topics include: origins of emigration; the formation and transformation of community; gender and family life; changing roles of Asian Americans in American society. Same as Humanities 60A and Social Sciences 78A. (VII-A)
21 World History
21A World History: Beginnings to 1650 (4). Treats major themes of world historical development through the mid-seventeenth century, focusing on the Eurasian world, but with secondary emphasis on Africa and the Americas. (IV, VII-B)
21B World History: 16501870 (4). Examines three major transformations that made the world of 1870 dramatically different from that of 1650: e.g., the scientific revolution, industrialization, and the formation of modern states and nations. (IV, VII-B)
21C World History Since 1870 (4). Considers several major currents of modern history: technological change and its social effects; changes in gender relations; totalitarianism; peasant revolutions and the crisis of colonization; international migration; and ecological problems. (IV, VII-B)
35 The Formation of Ancient Society. A unified view of the cultures of the Mediterranean world in Antiquity. Focuses on major institutions and cultural phenomena, as seen through the study of ancient literature, history, archaeology, and religion. Same as Classics 35A, B, C.
35A Origins of Ancient Society (4). (IV)
35B Classical Greece (4). (IV)
35C Ancient Rome (4). (IV)
40 The Formation of American Society. An introduction to the social, economic, political, and cultural development of the United States from the fifteenth century to the present. Any one quarter of history 40A, 40B, or 40C satisfies the American History portion of the UC American History and Institutions requirement.
40A The Formation of American Society: 14921790 (4). (IV)
40B The Formation of American Society: The Nineteenth Century (4). (IV)
40C The Formation of American Society: The Twentieth Century (4). (IV)
41 The Formation of European Society. An introduction to the social, economic, political, and cultural development of Europe from the fourteenth century to the present.
41A The Formation of European Society: From the Fourteenth to the Eighteenth Century (4). (IV, VII-B)
41B The Formation of European Society: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (4). (IV, VII-B)
41C The Formation of European Society: 1914 to Present (4). (IV, VII-B)
42 Latin America. An overview of Latin American history from pre-Columbian civilizations to today. Topics include native cultures, European conquest, colonialism, independence, nation-building, economic development, foreign influences, social protests, and revolutions.
42A Pre-Columbian Civilizations and European Colonization: 12001750 (4). (IV, VII-B)
42B Independence and the Nineteenth Century (4). (IV, VII-B)
42C Twentieth Century (4). (IV, VII-B)
43 East Asia: Traditions and Transformations. A survey of the distinctive cultures and histories of China, Japan, and neighboring countries. The first quarter is devoted to premodern patterns of politics, thought, social organization, and economic activity. The second and third quarters focus principally upon the modern histories of China and Japan, with attention to the different responses to Western impact each country made.
43A Pre-Modern East Asia (4). (IV, VII-B)
43B Modern China (4). (IV, VII-B)
43C Modern Japan (4). (IV, VII-B)
50 Crises and Revolutions (4). Study of turning points in world history, illustrating themes and methods of historical analysis. May be taken for credit three times as topics vary. (VII-B)
60 Introduction to the History of Science (4). The emergence of modern science since 1500. Case studies to illuminate revolutionary change in science and the impact of science-based technology on society. (IV)
Courses in which students gain experience in analysis, interpretation, and writing. No prerequisites.
101 History of the World Economy (4). Beginning with a discussion of different economic "worlds" of the 1400s, traces the complex processes by which these worlds began to influence each other, ending with the twentieth-century world economy. Topics include imperialism, industrial revolution, migration, slave trade. (VII-B)
105 The Roman Empire. Creation of a bureaucratic empire; rule by gentry and officers; official culture and rise of Christianity; social conflict and political disintegration.
105A Early Roman Empire (4). Formerly History 103A.
105B Later Roman Empire (4). Formerly History 103B.
105C The Classical Tradition (4). Formerly History 105.
110 Medieval Europe
110A Europe in the Early Middle Ages (4). Survey of Europe between 300 A.D. and 900 A.D. Topics include the breakup of the Roman Empire, barbarian invasions, spread of Christianity, rise of Islam, the Carolingian Empire, and the Vikings. (VII-B)
110B Europe in the Central Middle Ages (4). Survey of European history from ca. 900 to ca. 1300. Topics discussed include the growth of the economy, feudalism, the crusades, the rise of towns, the development of the church, popular heresy, and the rise of large-scale polities. (VII-B)
110C Europe in the Later Middle Ages (4). Survey of European history from ca. 1300 to ca. 1500. Topics include the Black Death, the crisis of the economy, the Hundred Years' War, peasant and urban uprisings, and the Great Schism. (VII-B)
110D Topics in Medieval Europe (4). May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Formerly History 118.
112 Early Modern Europe
112A Renaissance Europe (4). Survey of the Renaissance in Italy and northern Europe. Formerly History 120A.
112B Reformation Europe (4). Survey of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. Formerly History 120B.
112C Europe of the Old Regime (4). Survey of the social, cultural, and political history of Europe from the middle of the seventeenth century to the French Revolution. Formerly History 120C. (VII-B)
112D Topics in Early Modern Europe (4). Theme-based approach to the main social, political, and cultural developments in Europe between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. Topics include Renaissance humanism, Reformation and Counter-Reformation, scientific revolution, court culture and nation building, interactions with non-European peoples, and cities and commerce. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Formerly History 129. (VII-B)
114 Topics in Modern European History (4). Course content changes with instructor. Topics include the Inquisition; science and religion in modern Europe; sex and society in modern Europe; French revolutions; culture in interwar Europe; the Holocaust; the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. (VII-B)
116 Medieval England
116A England in the Early Middle Ages (4). Survey of English history from ca. 400 to ca. 1200. Topics include the Anglo-Saxons, the Viking settlement, the Norman Conquest, the Angevin Empire, and the development of royal, legal, and administrative mechanisms. Formerly History 114A. (VII-B)
116B Later Medieval England (4). Survey of English history between ca. 1200 and ca. 1500. Topics include the Magna Carta, the Barons' War, the Welsh and Scottish wars, the development of Parliament, the Hundred Years' War, and the Wars of the Roses. Formerly History 114B. (VII-B)
117 Early Modern England
117A Tudor England (4). Survey of English history from the fifteenth century until the early seventeenth century. Concentrates on the formation of Tudor political, social, and economic institutions. Formerly History 122A. (VII-B)
117B Stuart England (4). Survey of English history from the early-seventeenth century until the early-eighteenth century. Concentrates on the causes of the English Revolution and the Revolution itself, the Restoration, and the Protestant ascendancy. Formerly History 122B. (VII-B)
118 Great Britain
118A Modern Britain: 1700 to 1850 (4). Examines the major developments in British politics, socioeconomic structure, and culture from 17001850. The development of the British nation-state and the fashioning of a national identity. Explores basic questions about British national identity. Formerly History 134A. (VII-B)
118B Modern Britain: 1850 to 1930 (4). Examines the social, economic, and political history of Britain from 18501930. Post-industrialism, urbanization, population and economic change, increased political participation by working classes and women, consolidation of the empire and the breakup of the United Kingdom. Formerly History 134B. (VII-B)
118C Modern Britain: 1930 to Present (4). Explores Britain from the Second World War to the resignation of Margaret Thatcher. Examines Britain's devolution from world power to member of the European Community; transition from a manufacturing to service-based economy; changing demographic and racial composition in light of decolonization. Formerly History 134C. (VII-B)
120 France. Emphasis on social, economic, and cultural history of France since the Great Revolution.
120A Early Modern France: 15001774 (4). Formerly History 124. (VII-B)
120B The French Revolution and Napoleon: 17741815 (4). Formerly History 135A. (VII-B)
120C France in the Nineteenth Century (4). Formerly History 135B. (VII-B)
120D France in the Twentieth Century: 1914 to Present (4). Formerly History 135C. (VII-B)
122 Germany. Political, social, and economic history from 1815 to the present.
122A Emergence of the German Nation: 18151890 (4). Formerly History 136A. (VII-B)
122B From the Kaiserreich to the Third Reich: 18901939 (4). Formerly History 136B. (VII-B)
122C World War, Cold War, and Reunification: 1939 (4). Formerly History 136C. (VII-B)
124 Russia. Political and social developments from traditional Russia to the present Soviet society.
124A Imperial Russia: 16891905 (4). Formerly History 137A. (VII-B)
124B Twentieth-Century Russia (4). Formerly History 137B. (VII-B)
126 European International History. Europe and world politics; the wars and diplomacy of the major powers.
126A The Era of World War I: Europe and the World, 19001939 (4). Formerly History 133B. (VII-B)
126B World War II (4). Formerly History 133C. (VII-B)
126C The Cold War and After: Europe and the World, 194591 (4). Formerly History 133D. (VII-B)
127 European Cultural and Intellectual History. Main currents of Western thought, emphasizing English, French, and German thinkers.
127A Enlightenment Europe (4). Formerly History 132A. (VII-B)
127B Hegel to Nietzsche (4). Formerly History 132B. (VII-B)
127C Freud to Sartre (4). Formerly History 132C. (VII-B)
127D Contemporary European Thought (4)
128 Topics in the History of Women in Europe (4). May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Same as Women's Studies 171F. Formerly History 130D, 130E. (VII-B)
130 Jewish History
130A Jewish History, Ancient to Early Modern Times (4). The history of the Jewish people from their origins in the ancient world to the 1700s. Social, religious, and intellectual life of Jewish communities in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. Formerly History 108A. (VII-B)
130B Modern Jewish History (4). History of the Jews in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States from the early-eighteenth century to recent times. Emancipation, assimilation, religious reform, antisemitism, Zionism, socialism, the Holocaust, and modern Israel are the major themes. Formerly History 108B. (VII-B)
135 History of Science and Medicine
135A The Scientific Revolution (4). An examination of early modern European science from 1500 to 1700. Includes readings from central figures (Copernicus, Harvey, Bacon, Descartes, et al.); themes include the impact of printing, humanism, patronage, technology, and discussion of the term "revolution" in this context. (IV)
135B Science and Religion (4). Historical analysis of two episodes in the interaction between science and religion in the West: Galileo's defense of heliocentrism and Darwin's theory of evolution. Emphasizes historical context for each case and changes in definitions of science, religion, and their relationship. (IV)
135C Exploring the Cosmos (4). After briefly considering the invention of astronomy in antiquity and the Copernican revolution, examines the development of solar science; the triumph of the view of the expanding universe; and a medley of themes in post-1945 astrophysics and cosmology. (IV)
135D Science and the Environment (4). Science and ideas about ecology, the exploitation of natural resources, and the protection of nature since the Enlightenment. (IV)
135E The Making of Modern Medicine (4). Examination of medical care in Britain from the 1660 plague to establishment of the National Health Service Act in 1946. Structured around meanings of health and disease, the organization of medicine, and the politics of health care. (IV)
135F Topics in the History of Science and Medicine (4). May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Formerly History 186. (IV)
139 History and Prose Composition (4) Summer. Requires at least 4,000 words of assigned composition based upon historical works. History majors are given admission priority. Prerequisites: satisfaction of the lower-division writing requirement; junior standing or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
140 The Development of the American Nation. Growth of a distinctively American society out of the colonial heritage, with emphasis on social and economic bases of culture and politics, sectionalism, industrialization, and the United States as a world power.
140A Early America: 14921740 (4). Examines the history of the land that became the first 13 states of the United States, from early attempts at exploration and discovery to the economic growth and demographic heterogeneity that marked the white settlements of the early 1700s.
140B Revolutionary America: 17401790 (4). An exploration of why 13 continental colonies, whose commercial and cultural connections with Britain far exceed their interaction with one another, resisted imperial reform after 1763 to the point of war in 1775 and independence the following year.
140C Coming of the Civil War (4). Investigates the social, political, economic, cultural, and constitutional changes that transformed antebellum America and culminated in civil war.
140D Civil War and Reconstruction (4). Focuses upon the social, economic, political, cultural, and constitutional changes that transformed the United States during the Civil War era.
140E The Cold War and After (4). Explores topics in gender, race, and class in American history since 1945, considering politics and popular culture, domestic issues, and foreign policy. Topics include McCarthyism and the civil rights, anti-war, and feminist movements.
142 American Social and Economic History
142A California in Modern America (4). California as a case study of national trends and as a unique setting: its specific problems and culture. Major themes include: colonization, immigration, race relations, agricultural development, industrialization, urbanization, working class movements, social conflict, and political reform. Formerly History 142C.
142B Topics in American Social and Economic History (4). May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
144 American Intellectual and Cultural History
144A Early American Cultural and Intellectual History (4). Examination of ideas and culture during the early American period, with emphasis on the relationship of ideas to their social, political contexts. From contact to Puritanism to the Revolutionary era, with attention to constructions of class, race, gender.
144B Nineteenth-Century American Cultural and Intellectual History (4). Topics include religious revivals; antislavery thought; theories of the body; Transcendentalism; feminism and suffrage; the meanings of the Civil War; corporatism; realism; forms of racism and nativism.
144C Twentieth-Century American Cultural and Intellectual History (4). Topics include modernism and anti-modernism; Pragmatism; the Harlem Renaissance; theories of sexuality; mass culture and consumer culture; the rise of social science; Marxism; McCarthyism; the civil rights movement; the New Left; feminism, postmodernism.
144D Religion and Society in the United States (4). An examination of major issues in the study of relationships between religion and society in American history, focusing on the ways in which religious institutions and ideas have influenced, and been influenced by, significant developments in American life. Formerly History 148A, 148B.
144E Racial Thought in America (4). An examination of the development, significance, and persistence of racism in American society. Looking mainly at white racial ideas, considers some of the major historical approaches to understanding their origin, character, and role in American life.
144F Utopian Experiments in American History (4). Focus on the cooperative dimension of the American experience; the large number of intentional experiments in community living and alternative lifestyles in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Examination of both the ideological foundations of communitarianism and specific historical case studies. Formerly History 142B.
144G Topics in American Cultural and Intellectual History (4). May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
145 American Working-Class History (4). Traces formation of the American working-class and examines its response to the changing structures of economic/political power determined by nineteenth-century industrial capitalism and twentieth-century imperialism. Issues/intersections of race, culture, and gender are examined.
146 Women and Gender Relations in the United States. An examination of changes in gender relations and in the conditions of women's lives from the 1700s on. Emphasis on race and class, cultural images of women and men, sexuality, economic power, and political and legal status. Same as Women's Studies 171A, 171B, 171C.
146A American Women to 1820 (4). (VII-A). Formerly History 150A.
146B United States Women: 18201980 (4). Formerly History 150B. (VII-A)
146C Topics in Women and Gender Relations in the United States (4). May be repeated for credit as topics vary. (VII-A)
148 Multicultural United States History
148A Law and Minorities in the United States (4). An analysis of American law as it has affected major minority groups throughout United States history. Readings focus on legal cases and documents, and class sessions are conducted in the socratic method. Formerly History 152C. (VII-A)
148B Topics in Multicultural U.S. History (4). Examines the variety of cultural expressions through which the people who came to inhabit the United States historically signify their collective identities. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. (VII-A)
150 Topics in African-American History (4). May be repeated for credit as topics vary. (VII-A)
151 Chicana/Chicano History
151A Chicana/Chicano History: Pre-Colonial to 1900 (4). Examines social history of the southwest region from antiquity to 1900. Discusses major questions, theory and research methods pertinent to Chicanas/Chicanos. Themes include: indigenous empires, conquest, colonialism, social stratification, ideology, marriage, sexuality, industrial capitalism, accommodation and resistance. (VII-A)
151B Chicana/Chicano History: Twentieth Century (4). Examines social history of the Southwest with emphasis on Mexican-origin people. Discusses major questions, theory and research methods pertinent to Chicana/Chicano history. Themes explored include: immigration, xenophobia, class struggle, leadership, generational cohorts, unionization, education, barrioization, ethnicity, patriarchy, sexuality. History 151B and Social Sciences 173F may not both be taken for credit. (VII-A)
152 Topics in Asian-American History (4). Introduction to important themes in the history of people of Asian ancestry in the United States from the nineteenth century to the present. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Formerly History 152D. (VII-A)
153 American Legal History (4). Introduction to American legal case materials, to legal categories and ways of thinking, and to selected topics in U.S. legal history. Does not offer a chronological survey of the development of law in the United States. Formerly History 187.
154 American Urban History (4). A study of urban communities in the United States, from colonial times to the present. Traces the impact of industrialization and urbanization on social and cultural life and investigates the significance of urban life for U.S. democratic culture.
158 History of American Foreign Relations
158A U.S. Foreign Relations Since World War II (4). Deals with relations between the U.S. and the remainder of the world since 1940, with attention to U.S. "cold war" and "detente" with the communist powers, the growing ties with European and Asian allies, the continuing impact on less-developed nations. Formerly History 146B. (VII-B)
158B Imperialism in American History (4). The focus: to what extent has the U.S. been imperialistic in its relations with other countries and peoples. Examines the causes and effects of American behavior toward less powerful nations, from early dealings with our neighbors to twentieth-century interventions. Formerly History 146C. (VII-B)
158C America and the Third World (4). Introduction to the mounting problems of the underdeveloped, or "Third" World: population pressure, hunger, exploitation, ethnic struggle, political instability. Attention to the ways in which the industrialized "North" and, particularly, the United States affect and are affected by these difficulties. Formerly History 146D. (VII-B)
LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
161A Indian and Colonial Societies in Mexico (4). Examines the history of Colonial Mexico from prehistoric times to the eighteenth century. Focuses on the social, economic, and political evolution of the new Mexican society which resulted from the "meeting" of two cultures. (VII-B)
161B Nineteenth-Century Mexico (4). Examines the history of Mexico in the nineteenth century. Focuses on the social, economic, political, and cultural transformation of Mexico in the last century. (VII-B)
161C Twentieth-Century Mexico (4). Examines the history of contemporary Mexico beginning with the Mexican Revolution and concluding with the present administration. Social, economic, and political effects of the Revolution; formation of a "one-party democracy"; economic transformation of the nation; the present crisis. (VII-B)
162 Brazil (4). Overview of social, economic, and political developments since 1500.
166 United StatesLatin America Relations (4). U.S. relations with Latin America with emphasis on the twentieth century. Topics include the Monroe Doctrine, Mexican-American and Spanish-American Wars, the Big Stick and Good Neighbor policies, and recent events in Central America and the Caribbean.
169 Topics in Latin American History (4). May be repeated for credit as topics vary. (VII-B)
170A Chinese History to 1800 (4). A survey of the history of China to 1800. Formerly History 172A. (VII-B)
170B Chinese History: 18001949 (4). An examination of Chinese society and thought from the late-eighteenth century to the 1949 revolution. Focuses on the role of intellectuals; popular culture; women in Chinese society; developments in commerce and urban life; rebellion; foreign imperialism. Formerly History 172B. (VII-B)
170C Chinese History: 1949Present (4). A discussion of major themes in the social, cultural, political, economic and intellectual history of China since the founding of the People's Republic in 1949. Emphases will vary from year to year. Formerly History 172B. (VII-B)
171A Japanese History to 1868 (4). Topics include the simultaneous elaboration of a civilian aristocratic tradition and the military ethos, the conflict between martial and economic values in the context of an expanding economy, and the development of Japan's indigenous religions, art, and literature. Formerly History 174A. (VII-B)
171B Japanese History: 18681945 (4). Topics in the rise of modern Japan include the relationship between centralization and imperialism, democracy and fascism, industrialization and feminism in the context of the complex and competing forces that shaped Japan's experience in the modern world. Formerly History 174B. (VII-B)
171C Japanese History Since 1945 (4). From the ashes of defeat to economic superpower, from poverty to material consumerism, from the ethic of diligence and fortitude to hedonism. Addresses what these changes have meant for ordinary people, as well as government policy and Japan's international position. (VII-B)
172 Topics in Asian History (4). May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Formerly History 176, 177. (VII-B)
173 Topics in the Social History of Asia (4). Topics include the history of the family, changing expectation of men and women, changes in patterns of work urbanization, and leisure, often with a strong comparative focus across different Asian societies. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. (VII-B)
174 Topics in the Cultural History of Asia (4). Topics include the development of popular religion; changes in the relationships between personal, communal, and national identities; and the significance of new cultural media (print, TV, others). Perspective may be either comparative across nations or may focus on one nation. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. (VII-B)
175 Topics in the Political-Economic History of Asia (4). Topics include state formation, economic development, conflicts over participation and representation, and class relations, often with a strong comparative focus. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. (VII-B)
AFRICAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY
177 Israel and Palestine (4). Origins of Zionism in the nineteenth century, Arab-Jewish conflict in Palestine, emergence of Palestinian nationalism, the formation of the Israeli nation after 1948, and the development of the Palestinian movement. Focus on Palestinian and Israeli society and culture. Formerly History 108C. (VII-B)
178 Modern Middle East and North Africa (4). A survey of the history of the Middle East and North Africa from the Ottoman period to the present day. Examination of the Ottoman Empire and the impact of the West, imperialism and colonialism, nationalism, and independence of the Arab states, Turkey, and Iran. Formerly History 179. (VII-B)
SPECIAL STUDIES. Topics with particular methodological foci. Content varies; departmental office has quarterly list of topics. May be repeated for credit.
180 Special Studies in Social History (4). Same as Women's Studies 171G when topic is appropriate. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
181 Special Studies in Economic History (4)
182 Special Studies in Intellectual-Cultural History (4)
183 Special Studies in International History (4)
184 Special Studies in Comparative History (4)
185 Special Studies in Social Theory (4)
HISTORICAL RESEARCH FOR HISTORY MAJORS
190 Colloquium (4). Specialized courses dealing primarily with close reading and analysis of secondary works; required reports and papers (critical essays). Each colloquium reflects the instructor's intellectual interests and is conducted as a discussion group. Limited to 15 students. Prerequisites: junior/senior standing and history major, or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Same as Women's Studies 171D when topic is appropriate.
192 Research Seminar (4). Specialized courses that require analysis of a historical problem through research in primary sources and the preparation of an original research paper. Each research seminar is offered in a quarter following a History 190 colloquium and is related to the colloquium's subject. Prerequisites: History 190 in the preceding quarter; junior or senior standing; and History major or consent of instructor. May be taken for credit six times as topic varies. Same as Women's Studies 171E when topic is appropriate.
198 Directed Group Study (4). Special topics through directed reading. Paper required. Prerequisites: consent of instructor; a minimum of two students must enroll.
199 Independent Reading (1 to 4). Investigation of special topics through directed reading. Paper required. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
In addition to the following courses, graduate students in History might find Humanities 220 (Literary Theory) and Humanities 270 (Advanced Critical Theory) to be of interest.
HISTORY AND THEORY
200A, B, C History and Theory (4, 4, 4) F, W, S. Introduction to role of theory in historical writing, focusing on several major theorists, their relation to their setting, the structure of their thought, and its application to significant historical issues. Completion of History 200A and 200B is required for all History graduate students. History 200C is optional. Same as Humanities 200A, B, C.
202 Proseminar (4). Topical courses devoted to the literature of a broad historical subject, e.g., the absolutist state, the French Revolution, comparative industrialization, women's history. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
203 First-Year Research Seminar (4). Course devoted to research and writing on questions connected with proseminar topics. Normally required of all entering graduate students. Includes review of the current state of the literature and practical experience in conducting research and writing a research paper. Prerequisite: History 202.
204A-B Second-Year Research Seminar (4-4). Two-quarter sequence required of all Ph.D. students. Normally taken during the second year of the Ph.D. program; not required for M.A. students. Includes review of the current state of the literature and practical experience in conducting research and writing a research paper.
210A, B, C The Literature and Interpretations of Ancient History (4, 4, 4). Historiography of Antiquity (Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome to A.D. 395). Selected problems, philology and social thought, and directions of contemporary research. Emphasis on development of interpretations through scholarly dialogue. Not offered every year.
220 The Literature and Interpretations of Early-Modern Europe. Not offered every year.
220A Society and Economy (4)
220B Political History (4)
220C Intellectual and Cultural History (4)
230 The Literature and Interpretations of Modern European History. Not offered every year.
230A Europe: 1789-1848 (4)
230B Europe: 1850-1914 (4)
230C Europe: 1914-1989 (4)
250 The Literature and Interpretations of Latin American History. Not offered every year.
250A Colonial Period (4)
250B Nineteenth Century (4)
250C Twentieth Century (4)
260 The Literature and Interpretations of American History
260A Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (4)
260B Nineteenth Century (4)
260C Twentieth Century (4)
270 The Literature and Interpretations of East Asian History. Not offered every year.
270A Early East Asia (4)
270B China Since 1600 (4)
270C Japan Since 1600 (4)
280A, B, C Seminar in Southern History (4, 4, 4). Analysis of major works on the history of the southern United States, focusing on social groups, class and race relations, economic development, culture, and politics. An intercampus course taught jointly by participating faculty from the Irvine and San Diego campuses. May be used to fulfill the First-Year Research Seminar requirement. Prerequisite: UCI participants must obtain consent of one of the UCI instructors. Not offered every year.
282 Seminar in Medieval and Early Modern British History. (4) F, W, S. An intercampus seminar in Medieval and Early Modern British history that is taught both at the Huntington Library in San Marino and at UCI. Focuses on the development of thesis statements, thesis chapters, and/or publishable articles. May be repeated for credit.
284A, B, C Seminar in French History (4, 4, 4) F, W, S. The development of French society and culture from the Old Regime to the present. May be used to fulfill the First-Year Research Seminar requirement. Prerequisite for 284C: 284A and 284B. Not offered every year.
290 Special Topics (4) F, W, S. Lectures, readings, and discussion on subjects more limited in scope than those included in the year-long colloquium series. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
291 Directed Reading (4 to 12) F, W, S. Reading courses focused on specialized topics. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
295 Special Methods (4). Development of particular research skills.
298 Experimental Group Study (4). Open to four or more students. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
299 Dissertation Research (4 to 12) F, W, S. Specifically designed for students researching and writing their dissertations. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; advancement to Ph.D. candidacy.
399 University Teaching (4) F, W, S. Required of and limited to Teaching Assistants and Teaching Associates. May be repeated for credit.