Ancient

24.001 Fall 2005 The Creation, Operation, and Dismantling of Apartheid in South Africa

Apartheid, the social, political and economic policy of racial segregation and discrimination in South Africa, formally ended in 1994. This course will examine the origins, development, effects, and the dismantling of the Apartheid regime. Class discussions will be based on a variety of historical documents, films and documentaries including the powerful Soweto to Berkeley documentary, which captures UC Berkeley students' contribution to the anti-Apartheid movement in the mid-1980s.

13A Fall 2005 Early and Middle Period China

This course offers an introduction to Chinese history from the Bronze Age to the destruction of the Song Dynasty by the Mongols. It is designed for lower-division undergraduates who have no background in Chinese history. The lectures will not attempt to present a coherent account of political and military history--that will be left to the textbook--or indeed of any aspect of Chinese history during this period: there simply is too much ground to be covered.

12 Fall 2005 Introduction to the Middle East

Goals: This course has four major goals. The first goal is to provide students with basic literacy in the field of Middle East history. This can prepare you for more advanced courses in the Dept. of History (such as 109C) or courses in other departments that require some background in the history of the Middle East. Second, this course explores what it means to do history by explicitly referring to various approaches and methodologies used to construct narratives about change over time.

139C Fall 2005 Civil Rights and Social Movements in U.S. History

Beginning with the onset of World War II, the United States witnessed the emergence of a variety of contemporaneous civil rights and their related social movements (as opposed to a single, unitary Civil Rights Movement, as is typically portrayed in standard textbook accounts). These movements, moreover, did not follow a tidy chronological-geographic trajectory from South to North to West, nor were their participants merely black and white. Instead, from their inception, America's civil rights and social movements unfolded both beyond the South and beyond black and white.

139C Summer 2005 Recent U.S. Social Movements: The Third World

This course, which satisfies the American Cultures requirement, will explore the liberation movements mounted by various peoples of color between 1945 and 1975 as both social movements and cultural movements.

112 Summer 2005 Modern South Africa

This course will examine three centuries of South African History that account for the origin and development of the recently dismantled apartheid regime. Our aim is to understand the major historical forces that progressively shaped what became a turbulent socio-economic, political, and racial frontier.

100 Summer 2005 Britain on Film

This course will explore the history of twentieth century Britain through film -a century that marked its replacement by Amercia as world hegemon and richest nation. In no way a comprehensive history of British film, it will rather focus on films as products of particular historical moments as well as the uses of history in film.

100 Summer 2005 Postwar Japan

This course will consider the history of Japan since the end of World War II, beginning with an exploration of the war itself and its complex legacy to the postwar era. Using the best recent scholarship and a selection of translated novels, essays, and poetry along with film and art, we'll look at the six postwar decades and the transformations of Japanese life that those years have brought. We'll try, finally, to answer the question: has ";postwar"; itself come to an end?";

100 Summer 2005 Postwar Japan

This course will consider the history of Japan since the end of World War II, beginning with an exploration of the war itself and its complex legacy to the postwar era. Using the best recent scholarship and a selection of translated novels, essays, and poetry along with film and art, we'll look at the six postwar decades and the transformations of Japanese life that those years have brought. We'll try, finally, to answer the question: has ";postwar"; itself come to an end?";

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