Spring 2017 Featured Courses (Click Image for Details)

167D: Berlin and the 20th Century
This course provides an introduction to Germany’s experience of the twentieth century, analyzed through the social and cultural history of its modern metropolis. Pivotal site for the collapse of four different Germanies between 1918 and 1989, Berlin has been the capital of imperialism, war and revolution, democracy, social reform and cultural experimentation, Nazism, genocide and urban warfare, Cold War division, student radicalism in the West and Soviet-style Socialism in the East, and finally re-united Germany, haunted by the presence of the past.

100AP: Art & Monuments as Sources for Pre-Modern European History
This upper-division class explores the methodological challenges of using artifacts, monuments and the built environment as sources for ancient and medieval history. What can ancient images tell us about dates and events as well as individuals and societies? Is it appropriate to reconstruct religious ritual, social mores, knowledge and beliefs from representations in manuscripts, coins and ancient statuary? What are the limits of such interpretations?

125B: Soul Power: African American History 1861-1980
This course will examine the history of African Americans and race relations from the Civil War and Emancipation (1861-1865) through the modern African American Freedom Struggle (1954-1980), concluding with the post-Civil Rights-Black Power era (1980-2012). Major social, cultural, political, and economic developments will be emphasized.

100F: China's Urban History
This course introduces students to China's urban history from its origins down to the present day. For much of human history, down to ca. 1850, China was undoubtedly the most highly urbanized society in the world. For example, the Roman empire's urban population never exceeded twelve percent of the total population, while as much as twenty-seven percent of the registered population lived in cities and towns in the Han empire (roughly the same time). In post-Mao China, there has been rapid migration from the countryside to major urban centers, with 56% of China's population now living in urban settings, a dramatic upsurge from the 1990s, with 26%.

Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century US History (136B)
This course introduces students to the history of gender and sexuality in twentieth-century United States. We will learn about the distinctive history of women and men from 1900 to the present, the transformation of gender relations and sex roles, and how gender and sexuality have shaped the lives of different groups of women and men in twentieth century America.

Modern Southeast Asia (111B)
This course provides an introduction to the modern history of Southeast Asia. It examines key historical themes within the history of the region as a whole while exploring the national political narratives of the region’s largest countries: Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Burma.