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Courses

At the first research university of the 21st century, the History major is exciting and innovative. In their senior year, all History students complete a senior project. Students also have the option of participating in an internship. In the interdisciplinary environment of UC Merced, history faculty and students interact with those in critical race & ethnic studies, literature, anthropology, geography, the arts, and many other programs.

The History program at UC Merced offers a wide variety of interesting courses each semester.

Below is a list of our Fall 2020 undergraduate course offerings. For more information on instructors and meeting times and places, please click on the link here, and then choose which semester you would like to view, History as the subject, and either 'Open' or 'All Classes.'

History 16         Forging of the US, 1607-1877

History 51         History of Things

History 55A       Arts of Asia

History 70         Middle East To 1500

History 100       The Historian's Craft

History 108       Urban East Asia

History 108R    Decolonizing Africa

History 117       The Central Valley Environment

History 142       History of Mexico

Hisotry 144       Ancient Africa

History 165C     Late Imperial China

History 179       Britain 1500-1750: Island Kingdom to Global Empire

 

Course Archive

  •  HIST 005: History of Cartography

  •  HIST 008: Topics in World History

  •  HIST 010: Introduction to World History to 1500

  •  HIST 011: Introduction to World History Since 1500

  •  HIST 016: Forging of the United States, 1607-1877

  •  HIST 017: Twentieth-Century America

  •  HIST 020: History of the American West 1500 - 1849

  •  HIST 021: History of the American West, 1850-2000

  •  HIST 027: Local Harvest, Global Industry: History of the Production and Consumption of Food

  •  HIST 030B: Early Modern Europe

  •  HIST 035: Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1800

  •  HIST 039: Topics in U.S. History

  •  HIST 040: History of Technology in Society I

  •  HIST 041: History of Technology in Society II

  •  HIST 042: The Body in Health and Disease - An Introduction to the History of Medicine

  •  HIST 043: African Civilization

  •  HIST 051: The History of Things: A History of the Contemporary World

  •  HIST 052: Power in Film

  •  HIST 055: Arts of the Islamic World

  •  HIST 055A: Arts of Asia

  •  HIST 060: The Silk Road

  •  HIST 070: History of the Middle East to 1500

  •  HIST 071: History of the Middle East since 1500

  •  HIST 090X: Freshman Seminar

  •  HIST 092: Internship in History

  •  HIST 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research

  •  HIST 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study

  •  HIST 099: Lower Division Individual Study

  •  HIST 100: The Historian’s Craft

  •  HIST 104: Critical Jazz Studies

  •  HIST 106: Topics in the History of Women and Gender

  •  HIST 107: Topics in Urban History

  •  HIST 108: Topics in World History

  •  HIST 108R: Topics in World History: Research

  •  HIST 109: Topics in the History of Science and Technology

  •  HIST 111: The Legacy of Genghis Khan

  •  HIST 113: History of the Gunpowder Empires

  •  HIST 115: Topics in African History

  •  HIST 116: History of Decolonization in the Twentieth Century

  •  HIST 117: Topics in Regional or State History

  •  HIST 117R: Topics in Regional or State History: Research

  •  HIST 118R: Topics in Environmental History: Research

  •  HIST 119: Topics in the History of Migration and Immigration

  •  HIST 120R: Essence of Decision: Case Studies in History

  •  HIST 121: Asian Pacific American Music

  •  HIST 122: That’s the Joint: Race, Gender, and Migration in Hip-Hop History

  •  HIST 123: Comparative Race and Ethnicity in the United States

  •  HIST 124A: African American History to 1877

  •  HIST 124B: African American History 1877 to Present

  •  HIST 124BR: African American History 1877 to Present: Research

  •  HIST 125: African American Music

  •  HIST 126: Race and Nationalism in American Art

  •  HIST 127: Local Harvest, Global Industry: History of the Production and Consumption of Food

  •  HIST 128: The United States and the Vietnam War

  •  HIST 129: Introduction to Chicano History

  •  HIST 130: The Cold War, 1941-1991

  •  HIST 132: Intelligence and National Security, 1945-2000

  •  HIST 133: Topics in Nineteenth Century U.S. History

  •  HIST 134: History and Literature of the Great Depression

  •  HIST 135: Literature and History of the 1960s

  •  HIST 137: Gender, Race, and Slavery in American History

  •  HIST 138: Topics in Visual Culture

  •  HIST 139: Topics in United States History

  •  HIST 140: Modern Africa

  •  HIST 141: The African Diaspora in Latin America

  •  HIST 142: Topics in Latin American History

  •  HIST 143: West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World

  •  HIST 144: Ancient Africa: Crossroads of the World

  •  HIST 145: Black Consciousness and African Freedom

  •  HIST 152: Twentieth Century Latin American Revolutions

  •  HIST 156B: South Asia After Europe: Visual Cultures of Colonialism & Post-colonialism

  •  HIST 158: Topics in Middle Eastern History

  •  HIST 158R: Topics in Middle Eastern History: Research

  •  HIST 159: History of Iran

  •  HIST 160: History of Women and Gender in the Middle East

  •  HIST 165A: China in the Ancient World

  •  HIST 165B: From Tang to Song: China in the Medieval World

  •  HIST 165C: Late Imperial China

  •  HIST 165D: China in the Modern World

  •  HIST 169: History and Heritage of Tibet

  •  HIST 170R: Law and Society in Early Modern England: Research

  •  HIST 171: Modern European Intellectual History

  •  HIST 172: Europe and the Early Modern Atlantic World

  •  HIST 173: History of Ancient Roman Art and Architecture

  •  HIST 174: History of Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture

  •  HIST 179: Topics in European History

  •  HIST 180: The Silk Road

  •  HIST 181: Historical Geography of North America

  •  HIST 187R: White Supremacy and White Violence in the US: Research

  •  HIST 191: History Capstone Seminar

  •  HIST 192: Internship in History

  •  HIST 193: Honors Thesis Research

  •  HIST 194: Honors Thesis

  •  HIST 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research

  •  HIST 196: History Undergraduate Research Journal

  •  HIST 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study

  •  HIST 199: Upper Division Individual Study

  •  HIST 295: Graduate Research

  •  HIST 298: Directed Group Study

  •  HIST 299: Directed Independent Study

Updated 2021