COVID-19

Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

Featured Spring 2020 Courses

Here is a sampling of the fascinating, popular courses taught in the Department of History.
HIS 15B: Africa Today

HIS 15B: Africa Today

An Introduction to African History from 1900 to the Present Day.

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HIS 80: United States in the Middle East

HIS 80: United States in the Middle East

Lecture—2 hour(s). History of the United States in the Middle East from 1900 to the present. Examination of U.S. foreign relations toward the Middle East, their regional ramifications and domestic repercussions.

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HIS 102E-1: Charles Darwin and His World: The Social Life Science in the Nineteenth Century

HIS 102E-1: Charles Darwin and His World: The Social Life Science in the Nineteenth Century

HIS 102E—Undergraduate Proseminar in History; Europe Since 1815 (5) Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Limited enrollment. Designed primarily for history majors. Intensive reading, discussion, research, and writing in selected topics in the various fields of history. Europe since 1815. May be repeated for credit. GE credit: WE.

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 HIS 142A: History of the Holocaust

HIS 142A: History of the Holocaust

Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Topics include comparative genocide, medieval and modern antisemitism, modern German history, the rise of Nazism, Jewish life in Europe before the Nazi period, and the fate of the Jewish communities and other persecuted groups in Europe from 1933-1945. GE credit: AH, SS, WC, WE.

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