College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Graduate Course Descriptions

HST 5501: Advanced Graduate Methods

Advanced historical research methods, including research in electronic databases and digital archives. Current historiographical approaches. Choosing a topic and the process of research, writing, annotating and presenting the research. 3 semester units.

 

HST 5502: Graduate Digital Research Project in History Methods

Advanced research project in the methods and theories of history using digital resources for research and presentation, under faculty supervision. 1 semester unit.

 

HST 5540: Readings in World History to 1500

In-depth study and analysis of common themes, issues, and documents in world civilizations to 1500 CE. 3 semester units.

 

HST 5541: Readings in World History from 1500

In-depth study and analysis of common themes, issues, and documents in world civilizations from 1500 CE. 3 semester units.

 

HST 5544: Graduate Digital Research Project in World History

Advanced research project in the world history using digital resources for research and presentation, under faculty supervision. 1 semester unit, may be repeated for credit.

 

HST 5560: Readings in Early US History

In-depth graduate study and analysis of major themes, problems, and trends in U.S. history from Colonial times to the Civil War. 3 semester units.

 

HST 5561: Readings in Modern US History

In-depth graduate study and analysis of major subjects, themes, problems, and trends in U.S. history from 1877 to present. 3 semester units.

 

HST 5562: Readings in California History

Seminar in California history. Graduate level readings and analysis of major episodes and epochs of California history. 3 semester units.

 

HST 5564: Graduate Digital Research Project in US History

Advanced research project in the United States history using digital resources for research and presentation, under faculty supervision. 1 semester unit, may be repeated twice for credit.

 

HST 5570: Contemporary Historiography

Close reading and analysis of recent trends in historiography, including social history, feminist and gender theory, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, post-structuralism, memory studies, transnational and entangled histories. 3 semester units.

 

HST 5571: Graduate Digital Research Project in Historiography

Advanced research project in historiography using digital resources for research and/or presentation, under faculty supervision. 1 semester unit.

 

HST 6960: Master’s Thesis Research

Research and writing the MA thesis under faculty supervision. 3 semester units, may be repeated for credit.

 

HST 6970: Comprehensive Exam Preparation

Individual study for the comprehensive examination. 1 semester unit.