Study at UC Davis' Department of History
Because the past is as expansive as the world itself no field is more diverse than History. From society and culture, to politics and religion, it encompasses every dimension of human interaction. Students of history study individuals, groups, communities, and nations from every imaginable perspective and apply various analytical techniques to raise questions and think critically about the past. In addition to introducing students to peoples, ideas, and cultures that may be unfamiliar, the study of history helps put our own modern world into perspective.
The Undergraduate program at UC Davis has 33 faculty members offering courses in five broad fields of concentration—Africa, Asia/Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Within these fields students will have the opportunity to focus on more specific topics and tailor their studies to meet their particular interest. So whether you’d like to explore the role of women and minorities in the United States, or the history of the Middle East, we have a course for you.