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Undergraduate Pathways*

 

Get on the right pathway

No later than 2 quarters after earning upper division class standing, each major must receive the Undergraduate Advisor’s approval for a Student Pathway Plan through the major, developed in consultation with members of the Undergraduate Advising Committee and with faculty mentors. 

For more information on how to create a History Pathway contact our Undergraduate Advisor Veronica Ibarra.

*effective 2019-2020 Department of History catalog requirements 

-Regional Pathways-


 

  • Mediterranean and Middle East

    Ancient Mediterranean History offers students the exciting opportunity to explore the diverse and vibrant cultures of ancient Europe, north Africa, and southwest Asia and the connection of their histories to contemporary global challenges. Prominent themes in these courses include: gender, race and ethnicity, urbanism, warfare and society, religion and authority, and archaeology. Think of it as “Greece, Rome, and more.” Interdisciplinary courses complementary to Ancient Mediterranean history are offered in the UCR Classical Studies and Comparative Ancient Civilizations Programs, including faculty from Comparative Literature and Languages, Religion, Art History, and Philosophy. Students pursuing the Ancient Mediterranean History pathway are encouraged to satisfy their foreign language requirement with either ancient Greek or Latin. Students are also encouraged to study abroad in the Mediterranean during their undergraduate career. Professor Salzman regularly leads UCR study abroad programs to Rome, as does Professor Graninger to Athens. UCR maintains strong institutional relationships with the American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, two flagship American Overseas Research Centers that offer study programs and research opportunities for undergraduates.

    The study of the Middle East will provide students with a deeper understanding of the history and civilizations, as well as social, political and economic developments in the region from the medieval to the modern periods. Students will gain a critical perspective as well as a multidisciplinary and comparative approach to the history of a very diverse yet critical part of the world that was always in contact with Asian as well as western European and Mediterranean cultures. We will explore themes like gender and Islam, urban history, literature and cinema as well as the rise and fall of empires, colonialism and revolution. Courses in the history of the Middle East provide a survey of the history of the Middle East from the medieval to the modern periods (HIST 121 & 122) as well as specialized and thematic courses on gender, urban history, revolution and nationalism in Iran and Iran through literature and cinema. Students are advised to take the survey courses prior to taking specialized courses and HIST 197. The program of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies ( www.meis.ucr.edu) also offers a wide variety of courses ( as well as minor and major)  on the Middle East and the Islamic world that students can take ( 2 courses). In addition, we offer two years of Arabic on campus. Students can also take study abroad courses in the Middle East (Turkey, Jordan, etc.) that will count toward their degree. Please consult with your faculty advisor before applying to these programs.

    Course Number Course Name
    HIST 25 The Ancient Mediterranean
    HIST 26 Civilization before Greece and Rome
    HIST 27 Rome: The Ancient City
    HIST 30 Themes and Personalities (Subtitle must be topic within declared pathway)
    HIST 121 Middle Eastern History, 1200-1800
    HIST 122 Modern Middle East History (1800-1935)
    HIST 124 Women in Middle Eastern and Islamic History
    HIST 125 Islam and Revolution in Iran
    HIST 126 Istanbul in History and Fiction
    HIST 127 Israel: The Jewish State
    HIST 128 Iran through Literature and Cinema
    HIST 190 Special Studies (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 191E-Z Seminar in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 195A/B Senior Thesis (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 197 Research for Undergraduate (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198G Public History Practicum (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198I Individual Internship in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 199 Senior Research (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HISE 110 Ancient Historians
    HISE 111 Ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to the Persian Wars
    HISE 112 Ancient Greece from Classical Athens to the Death of Alexander
    HISE 113 Comparative Ancient Historical Writing
    HISE 114 Ancient Writing and Literacy
    HISE 115 The Roman Republic
    HISE 116 The Roman Empire
    HISE 117 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    HISE 118 Ancient Greece: The Hellenistic Age from Alexander to Cleopatra, 336-31 B.C.
    HISE 119 E-Z Topics in Ancient History (See Topics Below)
    HISE 119E War in the Ancient Greek World
    HISE 119F War in the Ancient Roman World
    HISE 160 India and the British Empire
  • Africa/ African Diaspora

    Explore the histories of Africa, and the various diasporas of African descended people to the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Understand the major historical transformations and major debates in African/African Diaspora history from ancient and medieval periods in Africa through the Atlantic era to the colonial and post-colonial realities on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. As interest grows in the study of Africa and the history of its diaspora, students who pursue this pathway will be exploring a sought after subject that may be applicable to a wide range of professional careers. In addition to teaching and higher education, history majors may pursue opportunities in the fields of law, public policy, urban planning, foreign affairs and diplomacy, international development, library and museum work, digital humanities, social and environmental justice among many other fields. Recommended languages: Students may also study one of several African languages taught at UCR, as well as Spanish, French, Portuguese or Arabic.
     

    Course Number Course Name
    HIST 30 Themes and Personalities (Subtitle must be topic within declared pathway)
    HIST 137 E-Z Themes and Topics in African History (See Topics Below)
    HIST 137F West African History to 1800
    HIST 137I Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Africa and European Imperialism
    HIST 137J Ancient Africa
    HIST 137K Africa from 1000-1880
    HIST 137M Twentieth-Century Africa
    HIST 138 African Cities in Modern History
    HIST 139 Africa: Fiction, Film and Science Fiction
    HIST 140 Africa and the French Atlantic
    HIST 190 Special Studies (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 191E-Z Seminar in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 195A/B Senior Thesis (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 197 Research for Undergraduate (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198G Public History Practicum (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198I Individual Internship in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 199 Senior Research (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HISA 113 Slavery and the Old South
    HISA 114 The American Civil War
    HISA 115 Reconstruction
    HISA 127 The United States and the World
    HISA 134 Black Feminist Theory and Activism
    HISA 135 Civil Rights Movement, 1950-1970
    HISE 160 India and the British Empire
    HISE 145E Black Women's History
  • Europe

    European history seeks to understand the emergence of distinctive social and cultural formations in Europe, and their place in larger global processes of transformation. Starting from post-Classical societies largely oriented to Mediterranean civilizations, it traces how political, social, religious and intellectual revolutions, the formation and erosion of empires, colonial and imperial expansion outside Europe, regional and world wars, and economic development from early agrarian and commercial societies through rapid industrialization to the digital age transformed the European region and the world. We attend to the environmental, demographic and economic conditions that shaped underlying  early modern and modern European society, and examine cultural, political, and intellectual developments and challenges forms as they changed. Among other themes, we consider the historical experience of individuals, the emergence of a middle class , the shift from an aristocratic system of privilege to class-based mass societies and the transformation of gendered roles. This pathway may help to prepare students for careers in teaching, public service, non-government organizations (NGOs), international business and law. Students interested in the history of Europe are encouraged to pursue internship opportunities through the UCDC program. Numerous museums in the Southern California area have excellent European art, architecture and history collections (for example, the Getty Center, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and the Wende Museum.) Students may also be interested in combining their History major with a minor in the departments/programs listed below. Students are highly encouraged to pursue study of a language relevant to your interests. 

    Course Number Course Name
    HIST 30 Themes and Personalities (Subtitle must be topic within declared pathway)
    HIST 51 Europe from Plague to Revolution, 1400-1750
    HIST 52 Europe from the Enlightenment to 1968
    HIST 190 Special Studies (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 191E-Z Seminar in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 195A/B Senior Thesis (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 197 Research for Undergraduate (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198G Public History Practicum (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198I Individual Internship in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 199 Senior Research (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HISE 115 The Roman Republic
    HISE 116 The Roman Empire
    HISE 117 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    HISE 120 Early Middle Ages
    HISE 121 The High Middle Ages
    HISE 123 Law and Society in Medieval Europe
    HISE 131 The Renaissance
    HISE 132 The Reformation
    HISE 133 Women Artists in Renaissance Europe, 1400-1600
    HISE 135 Absolutism and Enlightenment
    HISE 140 Nineteenth-Century Europe
    HISE 141 Europe, 1914-1945
    HISE 142 Europe Since 1945
    HISE 145 World War I
    HISE 146 The Second World War
    HISE 147 The Holocaust
    HISE 148A Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, 1348-1800
    HISE 148B Women and Gender in Europe, 1800-present
    HISE 149 The Body in Western Art: Antiquity to Present
    HISE 150 Ancient and Medieval England
    HISE 151 England: 1485-1760
    HISE 152 Modern Britain
    HISE 153 History of the Common Law
    HISE 154 The History of London
    HISE 153 History of the Common Law
    HISE 155 Tudor England
    HISE 156 Stuart Britain: A Century of Revolution, 1603-1714
    HISE 157 Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1714-1815
    HISE 160 India and the British Empire
    HISE 162 Germany from Bismarck to Hitler
    HISE 163 Modern German History through Film
    HISE 168 Topics in European History
    HISE 168F Religious Conflict and Coexistance in Europe
    HISE 168G Spain as a World Power, 1469-1821
    HISE 168I European Knowledge Systems, 1400-1700
    HISE 171 Early Russia
    HISE 172 Imperial Russia
    HISE 173 Religion and Nationality in Imperial Russia
    HISE 174 Russia Since 1917
    HIST 175 Topics in Russian History
    HISE 176 Serbia, Bosnia and Kosovo: The Contemporary Crisis and its Historical Roots
  • United States/ North America

    The History Department at UCR offers a pathway on the history and politics of the United States. We emphasize the interdisciplinary study of history and culture, national identity, and the construction of local, indigenous, borderland, and diasporic communities, beginning before the constitution of the U.S. as a nation and continuing through the present. This pathway may help prepare students for careers in law, teaching, social services, community organizing, planning, and public policy as well as in the culture and communications industries (e.g., film, TV, advertising, journalism, social media, and marketing). The UCDC and UC Sacramento programs offer a chance to encounter US history and politics in person, through courses and internships. In addition, undergraduates have frequent opportunities to participate in public history projects through HIST 198G and HIST 198I. 

    Course Number Course Name
    HIST 17A Introduction to United States History
    HIST 17B Introduction to United States History
    HIST 30 Themes and Personalities (Subtitle must be topic within declared pathway)
    HIST 33 Witchcraft in Colonial America
    HIST 34 Introduction to Native American Culture and Religion
    HIST 35 History of North American Indians, 1491-1799
    HIST 36 History of North American Indians, 1800-1899
    HIST 37 History of North American Indians, 1900-present
    HIST 39 Introduction to Asian American History
    HIST 190 Special Studies (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 191E-Z Seminar in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 195A/B Senior Thesis (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 197 Research for Undergraduate (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198G Public History Practicum (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198I Individual Internship in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 199 Senior Research (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HISA 110A Colonial America
    HISA 110B Revolutionary America
    HISA 110C The Early Republic: The United States, 1789-1848
    HISA 113 Slavery and the Old South
    HISA 114 The American Civil War
    HISA 115 Reconstruction
    HISA 116 The United States, 1877-1914
    HISA 117A United States, 1914-1945
    HISA 117B United States, 1945 to the Present
    HISA 119 Modern U.S. Consumer Culture
    HISA 120A The Supreme Court and the Constitution
    HISA 120B The Supreme Court and the Constitution
    HISA 122A Religious Cultures in Early America
    HISA 122B Religious Cultures in Modern America
    HISA 123 American Economic History
    HISA 124 Labor and Working Class Historyof the United States
    HISA 125 E-Z Topics in American Society (See topics below)
    HISA 125E The United States and Global 1960's
    HISA 125F Ethics and Society in Early America
    HISA 125G United States and the Philippines
    HISA 125I Culture and Politics on San Francisco Bay
    HISA 126 Family Histories and American Culture
    HISA 127 The United States and the World
    HISA 132 U.S. Women, Gender and Sexualtiy: 1620-1850
    HISA 133 Women, Gender and Sexuality in U.S. History: 1850-Present
    HISA 134 Black Feminst Theory and Activism
    HISA 135 The Civil Rights Movement, 1950-1970
    HISA 136 Historical Perpectives on Mass Incarceration
    HISA 137 Frontier History of the United States
    HISA 138 California
    HISA 139 American Musical Subcultures: A Genealogy of Rock
    HISA 140 California Indian History
    HISA 141 Southwestern Indian History
    HISA 142 Northwestern Indian History
    HISA 143 Native American Oral Literature
    HISA 144 E-Z Topics in Native American History (See topics below)
    HISA 144F Early America: Emerging Interpretations
    HISA 146 History of Native American Women
    HISA 147 Medicine Ways of Native Americans
    HISA 150 United States Urban History
    HISA 164A The United States and Latin America to 1930
    HISA 164B The United States and Latin America since 1930
    HISA 167 Environmental History of the Americas
    HISE 145E Black Woman's History
  • Asia/ Asian Diaspora

    Asia history explores the histories of regions in East, Southeast Asia, and Inner Asia (culture, societies, ecologies, exchanges among these regions). Asian diasporic history explores the histories of the migration of Asian peoples from their homelands to other Asian regions and other continents (the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia). This pathway may help to prepare students for careers in teaching and research (e.g., history and public history (museums, etc.), public service (federal, state, and local governments, non-government organizations (NGOs)), (international) business and law. Students interested in the history of Asia and Asian diasporas are encouraged to pursue policy internship opportunities through the UCDC and UC Sacramento programs.  

    Course Number Course Name
    HIST 30 Themes and Personalities (Subtitle must be topic within declared pathway)
    HIST 039 Introduction to Asian American History
    HIST 44 Gods, Ghosts, and Grandparents
    HIST 45 Topics in Asian History
    HIST 46 Introduction to Southeast Asian History
    HIST 47 Dragons and Dynasties: Themes in Imperial Chinese History
    HIST 48 From yam Sauce to Golden Arches: Chinese Food History
    HIST 180 Early Traditional China
    HIST 181 Late Traditional China
    HIST 182 Modern China
    HIST 184 The Vietnam Wars
    HIST 185 Southeast Asia, Prehistory to 1800
    HIST 186 Modern Southeast Asia, 1800 to Present
    H1ST 187 Vietnamese Literary History
    HIST 188 Topics in Chinese History
    HIST 189 Encountering Vietnam
    HIST 190 Special Studies (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 191E-Z Seminar in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 195A/B Senior Thesis (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 197 Research for Undergraduate (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198G Public History Practicum (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198I Individual Internship in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 199 Senior Research (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HISA 125G United States and the Philippines
    HISE 160 India and the British Empire
  • Latin America/ Latinx History

     The History Department offers a pathway focused on the histories of Latin American and Latinx peoples from European invasion through the twentieth century.  We specialize in political, economic, and cultural history of Latin American with an emphasis on Great Mexico (Mexican histories on both sides of the border).  Specific areas of interest include Indigenous histories, colonialism and its consequences, histories of gender, borderlands, the history of religion, and the history of social movements. Students in the pathway might also consider enrolling in the undergraduate minor or a second major in Latin American Studies at UCR. Students in the Latin American pathway gain knowledge and skills that position them for careers in teaching and education, diplomatic service, public policy and government, non-profit organizations, social services, immigration law, community organizing, and business.

    Course Number Course Name
    HIST 04 Introduction to Chicano History
    HIST 30 Themes and Personalities (Subtitle must be topic within declared pathway)
    HIST 75 Introduction to Latin America
    HIST 190 Special Studies (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 191E-Z Seminar in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 195A/B Senior Thesis (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 197 Research for Undergraduate (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198G Public History Practicum (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198I Individual Internship in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 199 Senior Research (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HISA 160 Colonial Latin America
    HISA 161 Nineteenth-Century Latin America
    HISA 162 Twentieth-Century Latin America
    HISA 163A Colonial Mexico
    HISA 163B Modern Mexico
    HISA 164A The United States and Latin America to 1930
    HISA 164B The United States and Latin America since 1930
    HISA 165 Modern Brazil: State and Society
    HISA 166 Modern Argentina: Democracy and Dictatorship
    HISA 168 History of the Church in Latin America

-Thematic Pathways-


 

  • Race, Gender, Sexuality

    This thematic field focuses on the roles that race, gender, and sexuality played in history as they shaped personal identities, social institutions, economic structures, and political movements. It explores in particular the experiences and struggles of oppressed minorities and marginalized groups -- egs. African Americans, Native Americans, women, LGBTQ people. The history department offers a broad range of courses in these areas that allow for studying the topic in different time periods and regional areas - the U.S., Africa, Europe, Latin America, etc. This pathway also fits very well with the strong course offerings in other CHASS departments. Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, and English offer courses that thematicize race, gender, and sexuality. Ethnic Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies, in particular, offer lower-division, introductory courses on the topics. This field requires no foreign language or study abroad, but a student interested in studying outside the U.S. could find programs that would fit with a chosen geographical focus. The field is excellent preparation for jobs requiring reading, writing, analytical thought. It is of particular value to students seeking work in socially engaged areas dealing with current events. Possible professions include teaching, social work, counseling, law, government, non-profits. 

    Course Number Course Name
    HIST 004 Chicano History
    HIST 30 Themes and Personalities (Subtitle must be topic within declared pathway)
    HIST 34 Introduction to Native American Culture and Religion
    HIST 35 History of North American Indians, 1491-1799
    HIST 36 History of North American Indians, 1800-1899
    HIST 37 History of North American Indians, 1900-Present
    HIST 39 Asian American History
    HIST 124 Women in Middle Eastern and Islamic History
    HIST 190 Special Studies (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 191E-Z Seminar in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 195A/B Senior Thesis (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 197 Research for Undergraduate (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198G Public History Practicum (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198I Individual Internship in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 199 Senior Research (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HISA 113 Slavery and the Old South
    HISA 114 The American Civil War
    HISA 116 The United States, 1877-1914
    HISA 125E The United States in the Global 1960's
    HISA 132 US Women, Gender and Sexuality: 1620-1850
    HISA 133 US Women, Gender, and Sexuality: 1850-Present
    HISA 134 Black Feminist Theory and Activism
    HISA 135 The Civil Rights Movement, 1950-1970
    HISA 136 Historical Perspectives on Mass Incarceration
    HISA 146 History of Native American Women
    HISA 150 United States Urban History
    HISE 133 Women Artists in Renaissance Europe, 1400-1600
    HISE 147 The Holocaust
    HISE 148A Woman and Gender in Early Modern Europe, 1348-1800
    HISE 148B Women and Gender in Europe, 1800-Present
    HISE 149

    The Body in Western Art; Antiquity to Present

    HISE 160 India and the British Empire
    HISE 145E Black Woman's History
  • History of Politics, Government, Law & War

    This pathway is thematically broad and inclusive. At the core, it consists of the following components. Politics mean practices pursued by individuals, groups, and institutions, so as to affect collective, very large-scale decisions and exercise of power. In that sense, politics intersects with government, but also considers all kinds of other agents, along a range of relationships with the government. Government means any specific arrangement(s) by which a given, large-scale human community is ruled. Law, war, and (related to them) conflict, all have more specific and straightforward meanings. As parts of this pathway, they can be discerned through the titles of the relevant courses. One common, unifying theme shared by the subjects comprising this pathway is power—precisely understood, academically studied, and therefore "teachable" in a wide range of meanings or manifestations. In addition to further study of history at the graduate level (and potentially a career in teaching: K–12, and beyond), courses in this pathway may prepare students to consider careers in law (JD or other specialized law-school degrees, paralegal studies, or law enforcement), politics and/or government (including international relations), and in a range of partly voluntary, partly paid work (themselves "pathways" to other outcomes), such as the Peace Corps, Teach for America, or Non-Governmental Organizations. 

    Course Number Course Name
    HIST 17A Introduction to United States History
    HIST 17B Introduction to United States History
    HIST 25 The Ancient Mediterranean
    HIST 30 Themes and Personalities (Subtitle must be topic within declared pathway)
    HIST 35 History of North American Indians, 1491-1799
    HIST 36 History of North American Indians, 1800-1899
    HIST 40 Literary Responses to Disaster and Repression
    HIST 125 Islam and Revolution in Iran
    HIST 127 Israel: the Jewish State
    HIST 184 The Vietnam Wars
    HIST 186 Modern Southeast Asia, 1800 to Present
    HIST 190 Special Studies (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 191E-Z Seminar in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 195A/B Senior Thesis (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 197 Research for Undergraduate (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198G Public History Practicum (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198I Individual Internship in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 199 Senior Research (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HISA 110A Colonial America
    HISA 110B Revolutionary America
    HISA 110C The Early Republic: The United States, 1789-1848
    HISA 113 Slavery and the Old South
    HISA 114 & 114S The American Civil War
    HISA 115 Reconstruction
    HISA 116 The United States, 1877-1914
    HISA 117A United States, 1914 to 1945
    HISA 117B United States, 1945 to Present
    HISA 120A The Supreme Court and Constitution
    HISA 120B The Supreme Court and Constitution
    HISA 125E The United States in the Global 1960s
    HISA 125I Culture and Politics on San Francisco Bay
    HISA 127 The United States and the World
    HISA 134 Black Feminist Theory and Activism
    HISA 135 The Civil Rights Movement, 1950-1970
    HISA 136 Historical Perspectives on Mass Incarceration
    HISA 164A The United States and Latin America to 1930
    HISA 164B The United States and Latin America since 1930
    HISA 165 Modern Brazil: State and Society
    HISA 166 Modern Argentina: Democracy and Dictatorship
    HISE 115 The Roman Republic
    HISE 116 The Roman Empire
    HISE 117 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    HISE 119E War in the Ancient Greek World
    HISE 119F War in the Ancient Roman World
    HISE 120 Early Middle Ages
    HISE 121 The High Middle Ages
    HISE 123 Law and Society in Medieval Europe
    HISE 132 The Reformation
    HISE 140 Nineteenth-Century Europe
    HISE 141 Europe 1914-1945
    HISE 142 Europe since 1945
    HISE 145 World War I
    HISE 146 The Second World War
    HISE 147 The Holocaust
    HISE 152 Modern Britain
    HISE 153 History of the Common Law
    HISE 156 Stuart Britain: A Century of Revolution, 1603-1714
    HISE 157 Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1714-1815
    HISE 162 Germany from Bismarck to Hitler
    HISE 172 Imperial Russia
    HISE 173 Religion and Nationality in Imperial Russia
    HISE 174 Russia Since 1917
    HISE 176 Serbia, Bosnia and Kosovo: The Contemporary Crisis and Its Historical Roots
  • History of Science, Technology, Environment & Medicine

    Explore global histories of knowledges, technologies, and environments. Analyze relationships between humans, other living beings and changing natural and built environments, from cities to deserts. Consider the roles of technology, medicine and science in the histories of empire, gender, race, class and capitalism. Understand how relationships between science and society impacted places, periods and peoples. As science and technology appear increasingly central to modern political life, this pathway offers a historical perspective. This pathway may help to prepare students for careers in medicine, science policy, public health, urban planning, teaching, sustainability and environmental policy. Students interested in science policy and history are encouraged to pursue policy internship opportunities through the UCDC and UC Sacramento programs. Students may also be interested in combining their History major with either the Medical Humanities minor or the Speculative Fiction and Cultures of Science (SFCS) undergraduate minor. 

    Course Number Course Name
    HIST 27 Rome: The Ancient City
    HIST 30 Themes and Personalities (Subtitle must be topic within declared pathway)
    HIST 40 Literary Responses to Disaster and Repression
    HIST 89 Maps: A History of Cartography
    HIST 104 The Scientific Revolution
    HIST 105 Science in the Modern World
    HIST 106 Science in Triumph and Crisis
    HIST 107 Disease and Society
    HIST 108 Technology in Premodern Civilizations
    HIST 109 Technology in Modern Europe and America, 1700-Present
    HIST 110 History of Ancient Astronomy
    HIST 126 Istanbul in History and Fiction
    HIST 138 African Cities in Modern History
    HIST 139 Africa: Fiction, Film, and Science Fiction
    HIST 188E Chinese Food Culture
    HIST 188F Four Great Inventions of Imperial China
    HIST 188G Environmental History of China
    HIST 188I Mao’s China in the Context of Global History Cross-listed with AST 188 (E-Z)
    HIST 190 Special Studies (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 191E-Z Seminar in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 195A/B Senior Thesis (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 197 Research for Undergraduate (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198G Public History Practicum (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198I Individual Internship in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 199 Senior Research (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HISA 128 American Nature Writing
    HISA 132 US Women, Gender, and Sexuality 1620-1850
    HISA 133 US Women, Gender, and Sexuality 1850-Present
    HISA 137 Frontier History of the United States
    HISA 147 Medicine Ways of Native Americans
    HISA 167 Environmental History of the Americas
    HISE 149 Body in Western Art: Antiquity to Present
    HISE 154 The History of London
    HISE 168I European Knowledge Systems
  • Urban, Social and Economic History

    Students in this pathway analyze the growth of cities and their role in history; the role of people, businesses and other social (rather than governmental) institutions in history; economic change and development over time. Urban and social history use mostly textual evidence as their primary source, although they can rely, as economic history often does, on statistical and numerical data, patterns and analysis. This pathway may be related to work in urban planning, data analysis (if supplemented by quantitative methods courses,) GIS mapping, local government and public policy. Students in this pathway are encouraged to take relevant courses in Economics, Sociology and Public Policy. Students are highly encouraged to visit the UCR Geospatial Resources Lab in Rivera Library, and seek out maps and geospatial resources through the UCR Library. Students interested in urban history may also benefit from architectural history courses in the Department of Art History. 

    Course Number Course Name
    HIST 27 Rome: The Ancient City
    HIST 30 Themes and Personalities (Subtitle must be topic within declared pathway)
    HIST 89 Maps: A History of Cartography
    HIST 126 Istanbul in History and Fiction
    HIST 138 African Cities in Modern History
    HIST 140 Africa and the French Atlantic
    HIST 190 Special Studies (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 191E-Z Seminar in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 195A/B Senior Thesis (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 197 Research for Undergraduate (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198G Public History Practicum (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198I Individual Internship in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 199 Senior Research (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HISA 110C The Early Republic: The United States, 1789-1848
    HISA 113 Slavery and the Old South
    HISA 117A US 1914-1945
    HISA 117B US 1945 to the Present
    HISA 119 Modern U.S. Consumer Culture
    HISA 123 American Economic History
    HISA 124 Labor and Working Class History of the United States
    HISA 150 United States Urban History
    HISA 162 Twentieth-Century Latin America
    HISE 111 Ancient Greece grom the Bronze Age to the Persian Wars
    HISE 112 Ancient Greece from Classical Athens to the Death of Alexander
    HISE 118 Ancient Greece: The Hellenistic Age from Alexander to Cleopatra, 336-31 B.C.
    HISE 154 The History of London
    HISE 145E Black Woman's History
    HISE 115 The Roman Republic
    HISE 116 The Roman Empire
    HISE 117 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Cultural & Public History

    Culture shapes and transforms individual and collective experiences, everyday life, social relations, and power. Cultural and public historians explore how communities and individuals forge identities, communicate their values, and address conflict, by interpreting human expression in forms including visual and material culture, texts and objects from archives, the built and natural environment, and popular culture (ads, movies, music, food, social media, and more).  Study how urban, religious, indigenous, ethnic and other communities understood themselves and interacted across boundaries of class, states, race, religion, and gender.  Develop ways to gather historical evidence through oral history, community archiving, digital humanities, and more. Innovate tools to preserve and communicate history with and for diverse audiences at sites beyond the university, such as museums, libraries, performance spaces, historic sites, or the digital realm. This pathway may help prepare students for careers in preservation, museums, libraries and archives, historic sites and parks, as well as in the culture and communications industries (e.g., film, TV, advertising, journalism, social media, marketing), law, teaching, social services, community organizing, planning, and public policy. 

    Course Number Course Name
    HIST 04 Introduction to Chicano History
    HIST 17A Introduction to United States History
    HIST 17B Introducation to United States History
    HIST 27 Rome: The Ancient City
    HIST 30 Themes and Personalities (Subtitle must be topic within declared pathway)
    HIST 34 Introduction to Native American Culture and Religion
    HIST 35 History of North American Indians, 1491-1799
    HIST 36 History of North American Indians, 1800-1899
    HIST 37 History of North American Indians, 1900-Present
    HIST 39 Introduction to Asian American History
    HIST 44 Gods, Ghosts, and Grandparents
    HIST 48 From Yam Sauce to Golden Arches: Chinese Food History
    HIST 89 Maps: A History of Cartography
    HIST 111 Public History and Community Voices
    HIST 124 Women in Middle Eastern and Islamic History
    HIST 125 Islam and Revolution in Iran
    HIST 126 Istanbul in History and Fiction
    HIST 128 Iran through Literature and Cinema
    HIST 130A History of Christianity: Origins to Reformation
    HIST 130B History of Christianity: Modern Era
    HIST 138 African Cities in Modern History
    HIST 139 Africa: Fiction, Film, and Science Fiction
    HIST 187 Vietnamese Literary History
    HIST 190 Special Studies (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 191E-Z Seminar in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 195A/B Senior Thesis (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 197 Research for Undergraduate (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198G Public History Practicum (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198I Individual Internship in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 199 Senior Research (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HISA 110A Colonial America
    HISA 122A Religious Cultures in Early America
    HISA 122B Religious Cultures in Modern America
    HISA 119 Modern U.S. Consumer Culture
    HISA 125E The United States in the Global 1960's
    HISA 125F Ethics and Society in Early America
    HISA 126 Family Histories and American Culture
    HISA 132 U.S. Women, Gender and Sexuality: 1620-1850
    HISA 133 U.S. Women, Gender, and Sexuality: 1850-Present
    HISA 139 American Musical Subcultures: A Genealogy of Rock
    HISA 143 Native American Oral Literature
    HISA 147 Medicine Ways of Native Americans
    HISA 150 United States Urban History
    HISE 111 Ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to the Persian Wars
    HISE 112 Ancient Greece from Classical Athens to the Death of Aexander
    HISE 114 Ancient Writing and Literacy
    HISE 115 The Roman Republic
    HISE 116 The Roman Empire
    HISE 117 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    HISE 118 Hellenistic History
    HISE 120 Early Middle Ages
    HISE 121 The High Middle Ages
    HISE 132 The Reformation
    HISE 147 The Holocaust
    HISE 148A Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, 1348-1800
    HISE 148B Women and Gender in Europe, 1800-Present
    HISE 149 The Body in Western Art: Antiquity to Present
    HISE 154 The History of London
    HISE 168I European Knowledge Systems
    HIST 168F Religious Conflict and Coexistence in Europe
    HISE 173 Religion and Nationality in Imperial Russia
    HISE 152 Modern Britain
    HISE 145E Black Woman's History
  • Empire, Colonialism & Indigenous History

    The Pathway in the study of Empire, Colonialism, and Indigenous peoples may encompass a great deal of world history and influences of one group on “others.” Students may concentrate on one or more regions or peoples to learn the broad spectrum or investigate the topic narrowly. Students will explore human actions, interactions, and reactions when cultures meet. Courses may be wide ranging, focusing on empires from the Americas to Europe, and Africa to Asia as well as the Middle East. This pathway will expand your ability to think critically about imperialism, expansionism, and colonialism. It will prepare you to analyze historical events and apply your course of study to contemporary events. Our department and college offers an array of courses by and about colonialism and indigenous peoples around the world and at different periods of human history. Working with the advisor, you will be able to explore an array of courses germane to topics related to empire, colonialism, and indigenous peoples. Students following this pathway may seek employment in government, including the foreign service, or hone your skills to become well informed teachers, museum curators, archivists or attorneys. Our students have found employment with tribal, city, county, state, and federal governments. This Pathway also supports students interested in writing, acting, public programming, film-making, and media production. Students are encouraged to take internships and courses in anthropology, art history, dance, and music. Our students may wish to participate in programs away from our campus through internships, education abroad, and UC/DC where students may interface with Smithsonian Museums, State Department, Congress, National Archives, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. This pathway is open to all students with an interest in the historical significance of Empire, Colonialism, and Indigenous Peoples of the World. 

    Course Number Course Name
    HIST 17A Introduction to United States History
    HIST 17B Introduction to United States History
    HIST 30 Themes and Personalities (Subtitle must be topic within declared pathway)
    HIST 35 North American Indians, 1491-1799
    HIST 36 North American Indians, 1800-1899
    HIST 37 North American Indians, 1900-present
    HIST 47 Dragons and Dynasties: Themes in Imperial Chinese History
    HIST 121 Middle Eastern History, 1200 to 1800
    HIST 122 Modern Middle East History (1800-1935)
    HIST 125 Islam and Revolution in Iran
    HIST 127 Israel: The Jewish State
    HIST 137 Themes and Topics in African History
    HIST 140 Africa and the French Atlantic
    HIST 182 Modern China
    HIST 184 The Vietnam Wars
    HIST 185 Southeast Asia, Prehistory to 1800
    HIST 186 Modern Southeast Asia, 1800 to Present
    HIST 190 Special Studies (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 191E-Z Seminar in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 195A/B Senior Thesis (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 197 Research for Undergraduate (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198G Public History Practicum (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 198I Individual Internship in History (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HIST 199 Senior Research (Topic must be within declared pathway)
    HISA 110A Colonial America
    HISA 110B Revolutionary America
    HISA 113 Slavery and the Old South
    HISA 117A United States, 1914 to 1945
    HISA 117B United States, 1945 to the Present
    HISA 122A Religious Cultures in Early America
    HISA 127 The United States and the World
    HISA 132 U.S. Women, Gender and Sexuality: 1620-1850
    HISA 133 Women, Gender, and Sexuality in U.S. History: 1850-Present
    HISA 134 Black Feminist Theory and Activism
    HISA 136 Historical Perspectives on Mass Incarceration
    HISA 137 Frontier History of the United States
    HISA 140 California Indian History
    HISA 141 Southwestern Indian History
    HISA 142 Northwestern Indian History
    HISA 143 Native American Oral Literature
    HISA 144F Early America: Emerging Interpretations
    HISA 146 History of Native American Women
    HISA 147 Medicine Ways of Native Americans
    HISA 160 Colonial Latin America
    HISA 161 Nineteenth-Century Latin America
    HISA 162 Twentieth-Century Latin America
    HISA 163A Colonial Mexico
    HISA 164A The United States and Latin America to 1930
    HISA 164B The United States and Latin America since 1930
    HISE 111 Ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to the Persian Wars
    HISE 112 Ancient Greece from Classical Athens to the Death of Alexander
    HISE 115 The Roman Republic
    HISE 116 The Roman Empire
    HISE 117 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    HISE 118 Ancient Greece: The Hellenistic Age from Alexander to Cleopatra, 336-31 B.C.
    HISE 145 World War I
    HISE 146 The Second World War
    HISE 152 Modern Britain
    HISE 160 India and the British Empire
    HISE 172 Imperial Russia
    HISE 174 Russia since 1917
-Custom Pathway-

Students may collaborate with Department Faculty to create a custom pathway.