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Major in History

Students may complete a major in history at UC Davis using either of two approaches: Plan I or Plan II.

The major in history consists of five lower division courses (2 courses in a single field of study and 1 course in 3 different fields of study). Our fields of concentration for lower division coursework consists of:

(A) Africa/Middle East: History 6, 15

(B) Asia: History 6, 8, 9A, 9B

(C) Europe: History 3, 4A, 4B, 4C

(D) Latin America: History 7A, 7B, 7C

(E) Unites States: History 17A, 17B, 72A, 72B

(F) World: 10A, 10B, 10C, 11, 12

It also consists of 10 upper division courses. Depending on which plan you choose (Plan I or Plan II), the upper division coursework is structured differently.

Plan I

  • First Field (4 courses)
  • Second Field (2 courses)
  • Other Field(s) (2 courses)
  • Elective (1 course)
  • Seminars (101, 102 in first field or 102X, or 103)

Plan II

  • First Field (4 courses)
  • Second Field (3 courses)
  • Seminars (101, 102 in the first field or 102X, and 103)
  • *Including a two-quarter sequence of courses




History 102A, 102B, 102C, 102D, 102E, 102F, 102I, 102P, 102X, 109A, 109B, 110A, 111B, 111C, 112A, 112B, 120, 121A, 121B, 121C,122, 125, 130A, 130B, 130C, 131A, 131B, 131C, 132, 133, 134A, 135A, 135B, 136, 138A, 138B, 138C, 139A, 139B, 140, 141, 142A, 142B, 143, 144A, 144B, 145, 146A, 146B, 147A, 147B, 147C, 148A, 148B, 148C, 149, 151A, 151B, 151C, 151D, 160.


History 102K, 102L, 102M, 102X, 105, 120, 169A, 169B, 170A, 170B, 170C, 171A, 171B, 171D, 172, 173, 174A, 174B, 174C, 174D,175, 176A, 176B, 177A, 177B, 178A, 178B, 179, 180A, 180B, 180C, 181, 182, 183A, 183B, 184, 185A, 185B, 188, 189.


History 102G, 102H, 102N, 102Q, 102R, 102X, 109A, 109B, 110, 110A, 111A, 112A, 112B, 112C, 113, 120, 190A, 190B, 190C,190D, 191A, 191B, 191C, 191D, 191E, 191F, 193A, 193B, 193C, 194A, 194B, 194C, 194D, 194E, 195B, 196A, 196B.


History 102O, 102X, 109A, 109B, 110, 110A, 112C, 115A, 115B, 115C, 115D, 115E, 115F, 116.


History 102J, 102X, 109A, 109B, 110, 110A, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163A, 163B, 164, 165, 166A, 166B, 167, 168, 169A, 169B.

Note: Students may take more than one 102 seminar and count the additional seminar(s) toward the corresponding upper division field(s).