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HISTORY 170B: Culture, Society and Politics in Latin America

(Same as HISTORY 70. History majors and others taking 5 units, enroll in HISTORY 170B.) The course of Latin American history from the colonial era to the present day. Key issues such as colonialism, nationalism, democracy, and revolution will be examined critically in light of broad comparative themes in Latin American and world history. Sources include writings in the social sciences as well as primary documents, fiction, and film.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

HISTORY 181B: Formation of the Contemporary Middle East

(Same as HISTORY 81B. History majors and and others taking 5 units, register for 181B.) The history of the Middle East since WW I, focusing on the eastern Arab world, Egypt, the Fertile Crescent, and the Arabian Peninsula, with attention to Turkey, Iran, and Israel.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

HISTORY 185B: Jews in the Modern World (HISTORY 385C, JEWISHST 185B)

(Same as HISTORY 85B. History majors and others taking 5 units, register for 185B.) Topics include the restructuring of Jewish existence during the Enlightenment and legal emancipation at the end of the 18th century in W. Europe; the transformation of Jewish life in E. Europe under the authoritarian Russian regime; colonialism in the Sephardic world; new ideologies (Reform Judaism and Jewish nationalisms); the persistence and renewal of antisemitism; the destruction of European Jewry under the Nazis; new Jewish centers in the U.S.; and the State of Israel.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

HISTORY 195C: Modern Japanese History

(Same as HISTORY 95C. History majors and others taking 5 units, register for 195C.) Japan from the Tokugawa to the Heisei periods, including Japan's emergence from civil war into a two century long Great Peace, rapid nnmodernization and imperial expansion from the end of the nineteenth century, war in Asia and the Pacific in the mid-twentieth century, and the postwar economic miracle and its aftermath. Emphasizes not a peculiarly Japanese story that happened to unfold in an era we call modern, but rather a peculiarly modern story as it unfolded in a place we call Japan.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Di Marco, F. (PI)

HISTORY 198: The History of Modern China

(Same as HISTORY 98. History majors and others taking 5 units, register for 198.) Major historical transformations including the decline of the last imperial dynasty, the formation of the first Chinese republic, WW II, the rise of Communism, China under Mao, post-Mao reforms, and the Beijing Olympics of 2008.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

HISTORY 198B: The Construction of Modern China through Space and Time

(SAME as HISTORY 98B. History majors and others taking 5 units, register for HISTORY 198B.) An analysis of modern China through sequentially examining the diverse regions that constitute it. Beginning from the geographic structures that divided the regions, and those that drew them together it will then study each region under several major rubrics: (1) their economic, cultural, and demographic characteristics; (2) the time and manner in which they were incorporated into China (3) their long-term environmental development (water control, deforestation, desertification, etc.); and (4) how the above features shape many of the issues and tensions that define contemporary China.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Lewis, M. (PI)

HISTORY 204E: Origins of Totalitarianism (HISTORY 307E)

Modern revolutionary and totalitarian politics. Sources include monographs on the medieval, Reformation, French Revolutionary, and Great War eras. Topics: the essence of modern ideology, the concept of the body national, state terror, charismatic leadership, gender assignments, private and public spheres, and identities.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Weiner, A. (PI)

HISTORY 229: Poles and Jews (HISTORY 329, JEWISHST 289, JEWISHST 389)

Focus is on the period since WW I. The place of the Jews in interwar Poland, WW II, surviving Jews after the war, Polish memorialization of the Holocaust, the reality and mythology of Jews in the communist apparatus, the manipulation of anti-Semitism by the communist government, and post-communist movement toward reconciliation. Memory and national mythology emphasizing Polish wartime behavior and the relationship of Jews to communism. The sources and uses of stereotypes, and the state of Polish-Jewish relations today.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Jolluck, K. (PI)

HISTORY 243C: 18th-Century Colonial Science and Medicine (HISTORY 343C)

Explores the global exchange of knowledge, technologies, plants, peoples, disease, and medicines. Colonial sciences and medicines were important militarily and strategically for positioning emerging nation states in global struggles for land and resources. Considers primarily French, British, and Dutch in the West Indies, but also takes examples from Iberian, Jesuit, and other traditions in China and India. Readings treat science and medicine in relation to voyaging, colonialism, slavery, plants, and environmental exchange.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

HISTORY 281B: Modern Egypt (HISTORY 381B)

From the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Topics: European imperialism, the political economy of cotton, rise of nationalism, gender and the nation, minorities, the coup of 1952, positive neutralism and the Cold War, and the neo-liberal reconstruction of Egypt.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Beinin, J. (PI)
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