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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 spring 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 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. GE credit: ACGH, AH, SS, WC. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.

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

HIS 102E: Charles Darwin and His World: Social Life of 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. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.

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HIS 157: Latin American Environmental History

HIS 157: Latin American Environmental History

Lecture—3 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Introduction to the geography, political ecology, environmental movements of Latin America and the Caribbean, regional biomes, commodity markets, and the relationships between non-human ecosystems and Latin American societies. Development of extractive processes, land law, agricultural practices, scientific knowledge, and environmental conservation in neotropical forests, Sonoran Desert, the Amazon, Andes and Pampas, among other ecologies. GE credit: SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2020 Spring Quarter.

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