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History Major Requirements

Students may complete a major in history at UC Davis by taking History courses in the following concentrations: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, United States, and World



Preparatory Subject Matter

5 Courses (20 units):

Concentrations: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, United States, and World

  • At least one course in THREE DIFFERENT concentrations (12 units)
  • TWO additional courses in any concentration (8 units)

(A) Africa: History 15A, 15B                                           

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

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

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

(E) Middle East: History 6

(F) United States: History 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, 72A, 72B, 80*, 80W*, 85

(G) World: History 1*, 2**, 3, 5, 10A, 10B, 10C, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16*, 20, 90

* History 1, History 80 & History 80W are only 2 units. They cannot be used towards the History major unless two of them were taken for a total of 4 units

** Cross-Listed courses: HIS 2 = STS 2; HIS 16 = STS 16

Depth Subject Matter

10 Courses (40 units):

Concentrations: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, United States, and World

  • THREE (3) courses in one concentration
  • TWO courses in a second concentration (outside of the first concentration)
  • ONE course in a third concentration (outside of the first and second concentrations)
  • THREE courses in any concentration 
  • ONE Seminar course (HIS 101, 102A-S, X, or 103)


History 102G, 102H, 102N, 102Q, 102R, 102X (depends on the topic), 111A, 191A, 191B, 191C, 191D, 191E, 191F, 191G, 191J, 194A, 194B, 194C, 194D, 194E, 195B, 196A, 196B.


History 102O, 102X (depends on the topic), 115A, 115B, 115C, 115D, 115E, 115F, 116.


History 102A, 102B, 102D, 102E, 102F, 102I, 102P, 102X (depends on the topic), 111B, 111C, 121A, 121B, 121C,122, 125, 126Y**, 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 102J, 102X (depends on the topic), 158, 159, 160****, 161**, 162, 163A, 163B, 164, 165, 166A, 166B, 167, 168, 169A***, 169B***.


History 102X (depends on the topic), 190A, 190B, 190C, 190D, 193A, 193B, 193C, 193D, 193E, 193F. 


History 102K, 102L, 102M, 102X (depends on the topic), 169A***, 169B***, 170A, 170B, 170C, 171A, 171B, 171D, 172, 173, 174A, 174B, 174C, 174D,175, 176A, 176B, 177A, 177B, 179, 180AN, 180BN, 180C, 181, 182, 183A, 183B, 184, 185A, 185B, 187, 188, 189.


History 100, 102R, 102X (depends on the topic), 107, 108, 109**, 110, 110A, 112A, 112B, 112C, 113, 119, 120. 


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

**Cross-Listed courses: HIS 109 = SAS 109; HIS 126Y = HMR 162; HIS 161 = HMR 161

*** HIS 169A-B can satisfy either the Latin America Concentration or United States, not both

*** HIS 160 can satisfy either the Latin America Concentration or Europe, not both