History Summer Courses


    United States History to 1877

  • HIS 10A

    Session 2

    Focuses on the building of British American colonies and the establishment, disintegration, and reconstruction of the nation with an emphasis on how class, race, ethnicity, and gender impacted colonial development and structured the nation's agenda and the definition of citizenship. Satisfies American History and Institutions Requirement. (General Education Code(s): ER, IH.)

    Instructor: Jaclyn Schultz


  • United States History, 1877 to 1977

  • HIS 10B

    Session 1

    Surveys the political, social, and cultural history of the United States from 1877 to 1977. Focuses on national politics with emphasis on how class, race, ethnicity, and gender changed the nation's agenda. Satisfies American History and Institutions Requirement. (General Education Code(s): ER, IH.)

    Instructor: Erik Bernardino


  • Introduction To American Religious Culture

  • HIS 13

    Session 1

    Introduction to the many communities found within the American religious landscape, balancing extraordinary diversity characterizing American pluralism against the dominant religious culture. Proceeds historically, engaging major problems and developments including utopianism, the rise of evangelicalism, religion and reform, manifest destiny, secularization and modernity, and the intersection of politics and religion. (General Education Code(s): TA.)

    Instructor: Taylor Kirsch


  • Queer in the U.S.A.

  • HIS 39C

    Session 2

    Instructor: Bristol Cave-LaCoste

    Note: Pending senate approval


  • Early Modern East Asia

  • HIS 40A

    Session 1

    Surveys the history of East Asia from 1500 to 1894. Covers political, social, economic, and cultural histories of China, Japan, and Korea with the goal of perceiving a regional history that encompassed each society. (General Education Code(s): CC.)

    Instructor: Minghi Hu


  • Scientific Vocabulary and the Roots of the European Scientific Tradition (online)

  • HIS 60

    Session 2 

    Online only course. 

    Trains students in the principals that will help them make sense of Greco-Latin scientific and technical vocabulary. Introduces Greco-Roman natural philosophy and its general cultural context, and explains the historical relationship of that tradition to the emergence of modern European experimental science and technology. (General Education Code(s): PE-T.) 

    Instructor: Charles Hedrick


  • Topics In The World History Of Science (online)

  • HIS 101D

    Session 1

    Online only class. 

    Detailed consideration of some specific topic or period in the history of science and technology with significant global implication. Topic varies from year to year. Examples include: Copernicanism, Darwinism, climate change, and military technology. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): SI.)

    Instructor: Minghi Hu

    Note: Pending senate approval


  • Colonial Mexico

  • HIS 134A

    Session 1

    Covers the social, cultural, economic, and political history of colonial Mexico (New Spain). Special attention paid to colonial identity formation, religion, and labor systems. Begins by examining indigenous societies prior to the arrival of Europeans and concludes with Mexico's independence movement in the early 19th century. (General Education Code(s): ER.)

    Instructor: Matt O'Hara


  • Santa Cruz History: 1770-Present

  • HIS 139E

    Session 2

    Santa Cruz County was historically home to many Awaswas Ohlone-speaking tribes. Course traces the persistent multiethnic quality of the region as it became part of the Spanish empire, Mexico, and the United States. (General Education Code(s): TA.)

    Instructor: Martin Rizzo