Still from 2014 documentary, Women/Pioneers, directed by Michal Aviad.

Still from 2014 documentary, Women/Pioneers, directed by Michal Aviad.

Course Schedule

Fall 2016

Winter 2017

Courses Offered

HIEU 109. Blood, Soil, Boundaries: European Nationalisms (4)
This course will explore the history of nationalism as idea and political movement in European history, from the French Revolution to the present.
HIEU 132. Germany from Luther to Bismarck (4)
This course begins with the Reformation, and surveys religious conflict, enlightened absolutism, the rise of Prussia, the era of the French Revolution, the 1848 revolution, Bismarck’s Three Wars, and the unification of Germany in 1871.
HIEU 145. The Holocaust as Public History (4)
This new course, offered for the first time in winter 2009, addresses how the era is represented today in the United States, Europe and Israel, the aesthetics of various memorials, the historical accuracy of memoirs, and the possible political meanings of Holocaust education in the present. Students in this course will work closely with the Holocaust Living History Workshop, a project that brings together local San Diego Holocaust survivors and undergraduate students.
HIEU 148. How Women Changed Europe from Queens to the Victorians (4)
This course examines European women and gender issues from about 1700 to 1871. Major themes covered are: intellectual and cultural trends (e.g., education and politics); attitudes toward female and male bodies and work roles; and spiritual beliefs and practices.
HIEU 158. Why Hitler? How Auschwitz? (4)
An undergraduate survey course on the Holocaust, covering antisemitism in Germany, the Nazi seizure of power, methods of Nazi rule, plans for genocide, Jewish behavior in ghettos and camps, and postwar justice.
HIEU 159. Three Centuries of Zionism 1648–1948 (4)
A history of Jewish and Christian ideas about the return to Zion, the conditions in Europe that stimulated the modern Zionist movement, and a survey of Jewish-Arab relations under the British Mandate.
HIEU 176/276. Politics in the Jewish Past (4)
This seminar addresses Jewish civic autonomy in the late medieval era, the terms of emancipation in the European states, the politics of Jewish socialists, the costs of assimilation, and the consequences of a successful Zionist state in 1948. Graduate students will be required to submit a more substantial piece of work with in-depth analysis and with an increased number of sources cited. A typical undergraduate paper would be ten pages, whereas a typical graduate paper would require engagement with primary sources, more extensive reading of secondary material, and be about twenty pages.
HIGR 205. Historical Scholarship on Women and Gender (4)
An introduction to feminist historical studies, this course is designed for interested graduate students from all history field groups. Graduate students from other disciplines are also encouraged to participate. The course will provide students a rigorous training in women’s history, in the feminist theories that undergird that scholarship, and in the emergent field of gender analysis. The particular content of the course will change from year to year, but each course will include theoretical texts, historical case studies, and primary sources. Readings will be drawn from different times and places. This course is strongly recommended for those preparing minor fields in women’s history. The course can be repeated twice for credit.
HIGR 221. Historical Scholarship on European History, 1715–1850 (4)
Selected topics in European history from the early modern to the modern era. Readings and discussions focus on issues of methodology and interpretation. Required for all beginning European history graduate students.
HITO 105. Jewish Modernity from 1648 to 1948 (4)
An introduction to modern Jewish history, covering religious movements, social structures, women’s roles, struggles for civic emancipation, the Holocaust, and the founding of the State of Israel.
HITO 106. Love and Family in the Jewish Past (4)
This course explores Jewish women’s experiences from the seventeenth century to the present, covering Europe, the United States, and Israel. We examine work, marriage, motherhood, spirituality, education, community, and politics across three centuries and three continents.
HITO 136. African Americans and Jews: Slavery, Diaspora, Ghetto (4)
We explore contrasts and parallels between African-Americans and Jews from the seventeenth-century to the present. We investigate slavery, the Civil War, shared music, political movements, urban geography, and longings to return to a homeland in Africa or Palestine.
MMW 14. Revolution, Industry, and Empire (4)
This course examines the great changes in European society occurring from the late seventeenth century to the time of the Russian Revolution and considers the impact of those changes on the non-Western world. Topics include absolutist states and the Enlightenment, the French and American Revolutions, industrialization, the rise of nationalism and the nation-state, mass politics, Western imperialism, and the colonial experience. Developments in non-Western countries during this period will be examined from their own internal perspectives.