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HISTORY 333C: Two British Revolutions (HISTORY 233C)

Current scholarship on Britain,1640-1700, focusing on political and religious history. Topics include: causes and consequences of the English civil war and revolution; rise and fall of revolutionary Puritanism; the Restoration; popular politics in the late 17th century; changing contours of religious life; the crisis leading to the Glorious Revolution; and the new order that emerged after the deposing of James II.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Como, D. (PI)

HISTORY 335D: When Worlds Collide: The Trial of Galileo (HISTORY 235D, ITALIAN 233, ITALIAN 333)

In 1633, the Italian mathematician Galileo was tried and condemned for advocating that the sun, not the earth, was the center of the cosmos. The Catholic Church did not formally admit that Galileo was right until 1992. Examines the many factors that led to the trial of Galileo and looks at multiple perspectives on this signal event in the history of science and religion. Considers the nature and definition of intellectual heresy in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and examines the writings of Galileo's infamous predecessor Giordano Bruno (burned at the stake in 1600). Looks closely at documents surrounding the trial and related literature on Renaissance and Reformation Italy in order to understand the perspectives of various participants in this famous event. Focal point of seminar involves the examination of the many different histories that can be produced from Galileo's trial. What, in the end, were the crimes of Galileo?
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Findlen, P. (PI)

HISTORY 336J: A Tour of Dangerous Ideas: Radical Thinkers in Modern Europe (HISTORY 236J)

In this course we will examine ideas radical to their context in modern European thought, paying close attention to what it has meant to explain features of society, government, and politics in terms of power. What is power? What is human nature, and do all humans possess natural rights? How is human identity interwoven with the practice of power? What makes an idea radical? We will examine these and other questions through close readings of seven thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern period: John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, C.L.R. James, and Michel Foucault.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Daly, J. (PI)

HISTORY 337D: The French Revolution and the Birth of Modern Politics (HISTORY 237D)

(Students who have taken HISTORY 134 should not enroll in this course.) This course will focus on the birth of modern politics in the French Revolution. The goal will be to understand the structural contradictions of the French monarchy in the pre-revolutionary period, the reasons for the monarchy's failure to resolve those contradictions, and the political dynamic unleashed as they were solved by the revolutionary action of 1789. Sovereignty, democracy, rights, representation, and terror will be principal themes. Lectures will be combined with close reading and discussions of political and philosophical writings of the period.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Baker, K. (PI)

HISTORY 342G: Spaces and Practices of Natural History (HISTORY 242G)

Gentleman scientists once practiced natural history by studying specimens collected from around the world, stored in cabinets of curiosity. From the 17th to 19th centuries, natural history moved out of the cabinet and into the field; these environments required new ways of thinking and different types of scientific workers. This course will track how new spaces, practices, and people became associated with natural history and explore how they shaped the content of the field and the social contours of science.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Williams, J. (PI)

HISTORY 343G: Tobacco and Health in World History (HISTORY 243G)

Cigarettes are the world's leading cause of death--but how did we come into this world, where 6 trillion cigarettes are smoked every year? Here we explore the political, cultural, and technological origins of the cigarette and cigarette epidemic, using the tobacco industry's 80 million pages of secret documents. Topics include the history of cigarette advertising and cigarette design, the role of the tobacco industry in fomenting climate change denial, and questions raised by the testimony of experts in court.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Proctor, R. (PI)

HISTORY 345A: Africa in the Era of the Slave Trade

The slave trade, including the trans-Saharan, Indian Ocean, and trans-Atlantic trades, constituted nearly a millennium of interaction with the wider world and set in motion transformations in African societies, polities, and cultures. Topics include the debates about slavery in Africa, the impact of the slave trade on African societies, state formation, economic change, religious change, and household change in the period before the scramble for Africa in the late 19th century.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Roberts, R. (PI)

HISTORY 351A: Core in American History, Part I

May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Rakove, J. (PI)

HISTORY 364: History of Prisons and Immigration Detention (AMSTUD 264, CSRE 264, HISTORY 264)

This course will explore the history of the growing prison and immigration detention systems in the United States. They will pay particular attention to how they developed and how they affect different populations.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5

HISTORY 369F: Modern American History: From Civil Rights to Human Rights (HISTORY 269F)

( History 269F is an undergraduate course offered for 5 units; History 369F is a graduate course offered for 4-5 units.) This focuses on American social justice movements during the years since the passage of landmark civil rights legislation during the 1960s, with particular emphasis on efforts to extend rights to all people.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Carson, C. (PI)
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