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HISTORY 8N: Women Against War!

Course examines the presumed connection between women and peace and the political activity and authority this has inspired from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present. Begins with theoretical issues and historical origins of women¿s peace movements. Analyzes the changing forms of women¿s activism, exploring questions of motivation, legitimization, methods, values, goals, results, limitations, linkages to other issues of social justice, and the public reception of women¿s activist response to war.

HISTORY 8S: Counterinsurgency and Torture: Algeria, Vietnam, and Iraq

How are the post-WWII guerrilla wars in Algeria, Vietnam, and Iraq connected? How have French and American counterinsurgency planners applied ¿lessons learned¿ from prior wars? Are torture and violence against civilians the results of mishandled counterinsurgency, or are they inherent to the doctrine? Why have counterinsurgency strategies persisted despite long-term failures and public criticism? We will apply historical thinking to current debates by examining declassified government documents, films, photographs, music, television and radio broadcasts, memoirs, graffiti, and Oval Office tapes. Priority given to history majors and minors.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Gruskin, R. (PI)

HISTORY 8W: Human Trafficking Service Learning

Continuation of service learning. Only for students who completed HISTORY 6W/7W. (Cardinal Course certified by the Haas Center)
Terms: Aut | Units: 2
Instructors: Jolluck, K. (PI)

HISTORY 9N: How to Start Your Own Country: Sovereignty and State-Formation in Modern History

What does it mean to start a country, or to acquire and possess sovereignty over a territory? This course will examine the historical evolution of fundamental concepts in our international system: state formation, statehood, and sovereignty. Each week will spotlight a case-study in which sovereignty and statehood have appeared greatly confused and hotly contested. These include: the UK-China lease for control of Hong Kong; the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay; the corporate state of the legendary British East India Company; and Disney World.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: Press, S. (PI)

HISTORY 10B: Survey of Early Modern Europe

(Same as HISTORY 110B. History majors and others taking 5 units, register for 110B.) Few historical settings offer a more illuminating perspective on our world today than old-regime Europe. Few cast a darker shadow. Science and the enlightened ambition to master nature and society, the emergence of statehood and its grasp for human mobility, bloodshed and coexistence in the face of religious fragmentation, as well as capitalism and the birth of modern finance: this course surveys some of the most consequential developments in European societies between the late fifteenth and the early nineteenth century.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI

HISTORY 10C: The Problem of Modern Europe

(Same as HISTORY 110C. History majors and others taking 5 units, register for 110C.) From the late 18th century to the present. How Europeans responded to rapid social changes caused by political upheaval, industrialization, and modernization. How the experience and legacy of imperialism and colonialism both influenced European society and put in motion a process of globalization that continues to shape international politics today.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 3

HISTORY 10N: Thinking About War

This course examines classic approaches to war as an intellectual problem, looking at how a matter of such great physical violence and passions can be subjected to understanding and used in philosophy, political theory, and art. Questions to be examined include the definition of war, its causes, its moral value, the nature of its participants, its use in the self-definition of individuals and societies, its relation to political authority, warfare and gender, and the problem of civil war.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Lewis, M. (PI)

HISTORY 10SC: Biography in History, Fiction, and Elsewhere

How biographers, novelists, critics and others have written about the rhythms of life the lives of the famous as well as the obscure - will be explored in this course. Biographical writing can be frivolous, but at its best it has the capacity to undercover so much of life's richness, complexity, and confusions. We'll study biography with the use of some of the most resonant, compelling examples of the genre. Together we'll read books about poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, Henry James Aspern Papers, the brilliant novel on biographical writing, A. S. Byatt's Possession, and Norman Mailer on Marilyn Monroe. How one chooses one topic over another; the differences and similarities between the representation of lives in fiction and biography; the benefits and pitfalls of an intense identification with one's own subjects these and other matters will be examined. We'll meet in San Francisco with local writers wrestling with issues of this sort, and students will be encouraged to try their hands at writing about lives based on research, personal observation, or both.
Last offered: Summer 2012

HISTORY 11N: The Roman Empire: Its Grandeur and Fall (CLASSICS 26N)

(Formerly CLASSHIS 24N.) Preference to freshmen. Explore themes on the Roman Empire and its decline from the 1st through the 5th centuries C.E.. What was the political and military glue that held this diverse, multi-ethnic empire together? What were the bases of wealth and how was it distributed? What were the possibilities and limits of economic growth? How integrated was it in culture and religion? What were the causes and consequences of the conversion to Christianity? Why did the Empire fall in the West? How suitable is the analogy of the U.S. in the 21st century?
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:IHUM-3, WAY-SI
Instructors: Saller, R. (PI)

HISTORY 11S: Dante's World: A Medieval and Renaissance Journey

Dante's epic through the afterlife has fascinated readers for centuries. Yet, his tale also comments upon and interprets his complex, violent, wealthy, and deeply religious world. This class will investigate that world, a world that included merchants, bankers, nobles, university students, friars, nuns, and heretics, popes, prostitutes, and the city-states in which they lived. Our guide to this world will be Italy¿s most famous medieval poet, philosopher, politician, critic, and exile, as we explore his society and culture.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
Instructors: Bacich, C. (PI)
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