Courses

At present from four to six graduate classes are offered per semester. Enrollments and budgetary factors determine how many courses we are able to offer. Graduate classes meet once a week for a three-hour class period. Graduate classes are offered in the evening beginning at 6:00 PM, Mondays through Thursdays during the regular semesters. Occasionally, a graduate class is offered on a Saturday or during the summer session. Some undergraduate upper division classes will be offered in the evening as well, and a few during the summer session.

History Graduate Courses

Please note: Most courses may be taken again with a different instructor, or with the same instructor with different course content.

200 Graduate Methodology, Research, and Writing

An orientation to history graduate study focusing on the critical advanced writing, library, research, and historiographical skills needed for success as a graduate student and professional historian. Includes an overview of current methodologies and trends in the field.

205 Topics in History

Supervised readings, discussions, and reports in areas unavailable in other department offerings. Only by consent of the instructor.

205 Topics in History (Advanced Curriculum Project)

Work on a curriculum project in history or social science subjects associated with the California History/Social Science Framework, the National Standards in History or the Advanced Placement Standards. The student will either publish the project or make it available on the internet or through presentation at a conference. The student will have one academic year to work on the project. Projects must receive instructor approval. In addition, students attend three of five Saturday morning workshops on subjects, including, advanced placement course methodologies, strategies for teaching literacy and writing through the discipline of history, National Board Certification, economic history and curriculum, and writing for publication or presentation.

209 Colloquium in Ancient and Medieval Europe

Intensive readings, discussions, and reports on Ancient and Medieval Europe.

210a Advanced Colloquium in United States History, Pre-1780

Intensive readings, discussions, and reports in American history from 1492 to 1780. Topics concentrate on the social and cultural world of colonial American society.

210b Advanced Colloquium in United States History, 1780–1900

Intensive readings, discussions, and reports in American history in the nineteenth century. Topics have included the social and intellectual life of the nineteenth century, slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, labor, immigration and immigrants, urbanization, and the Populist movement.

210c Advanced Colloquium in United States History, Since 1900

Intensive readings, discussions, and reports in American history in the twentieth century. Topics have included Progressivism, the New Deal, social and gender history, U.S. foreign policy, the Civil Rights Movement, and the rise of the Right in the late twentieth century.

211 Advanced Colloquium in Modern European History, Since 1900

Intensive readings, discussions, and reports. Topics have included the French Revolution, the Holocaust in Europe, and issues of marginalization of gender and class during the early modern period.

220a Advanced Colloquium in World History, Pre-1000 C.E.

Intensive readings, discussions, and reports in Asian, African, European, and North and South American history in their ancient and classical eras. Topics have included religion in the ancient world, and trade and empire between east and west.

220b Advanced Colloquium in World History, 1000–1750

Intensive readings, discussions, and reports. Topics have included the Atlantic System and slavery, first encounters, east and west, religiousity in the medieval and modern world, and environment, geography, and empire.

220c Advanced Colloquium in World History, Since 1750

Intensive readings, discussions, and reports. Topics have included Nationalism, the Industrial Revolution and its social legacy, modernism, globalism and tribalism, and women in the world.

230 Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Europe

An intensive study of some area, problem or period in Ancient or Medieval Europe. Individual research with oral and written reports.

240 Seminar in Pre-20th-Century Europe

An intensive study of some area, problem or period in European history before 1900. Topics have included economic, social, and gender differences in Industrial Europe and the social theories of Max Weber. Individual research with oral and written reports. General field of emphasis will be determined by the instructor.

241 Seminar in Twentieth-Century Europe

An intensive study of some area or problem. Individual research with oral and written reports. Topics have included the Cold War, European diplomacy, and international security.

272 Seminar in American Diplomatic History

An intensive analysis of some chronological period, area or major problem in American diplomatic history. Individual research with oral and written reports.

274 Seminar in American Social and Intellectual History

An intensive study of some phase of American social and intellectual history. Individual research with oral and written reports. Topics have included the economic, social and gender differences during the American Revolution and Civil War, and the development of universal suffrage in the United States.

276 Seminar in Early American History

An intensive study of some phase or problem in the colonial period through the Civil War era. Individual research with oral and written reports. Topics have included American independence from British control, the development of the industrial North, the colonization of the West, immigration, and slavery.

280 Seminar in Recent American History

An intensive study of some phase or problem in the period from the Civil War to the present. Individual research with oral and written reports.

283 Seminar in California and Western History

An intensive study of an area, phase or period of history associated with California or the West. Individual research with oral and written reports.

288 Seminar in the History of Women in the United States

An intensive study of some phase of the history of women in the United States. Individual research with oral and written reports. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

298 Special Study

Advanced individual research in areas unavailable in other departmental offerings. By consent of the instructor only. Credit/No credit grading. One to six units.

299 Master's Thesis

Open only to approved Master's candidates in history. Reserved for students under Plan A. Thesis prospectus must have been approved by the Graduate Committee prior to enrollment. Credit/No Credit grading. Three to six units.