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A.B. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter (Plan I or II)
20
Five lower division courses chosen from the following six fields, including at least two from one field, one from a second field, and one from a third field. The fifth course can be taken from any field 20
(a) African and Middle East History: History 6, 15
(b) Asian History: History 6, 8, 9A, 9B
(c) European History: History 3, 4A, 4B, 4C
(d) Latin American History: History 7A, 7B, 7C
(e) U.S. History: History 17A, 17B, 72A, 72B
(f) World History: History 10A, 10B, 10C
Depth Subject Matter—Plan I: General History
40-41
Four upper division courses from one of the fields of concentration listed below 16
Two upper division courses from one of the other fields of concentration listed below 8
Two upper division courses from a field or fields other than those chosen to satisfy the two preceding requirements 8
One additional upper division course chosen from any of the fields 4
One course from the following: History 101 or 102 or 103 (in field of concentration) 4-5
One of the courses taken to fulfill the above requirements must deal with pre-modern history.

Total Units for the Major—Plan I: General History

60-61
Depth Subject Matter—Plan II: Research Focus
42
Four upper division courses from one of the fields of concentration listed below. Include a two-quarter sequence of courses 16
Three upper division courses from one of the other fields listed 12
History 101 5
History 102 in field of concentration (in exceptional circumstances, a student may, with the permission of an adviser, take the seminar in another field) 5
History 103 in field of concentration 4
One of the courses taken to fulfill the above requirements must deal with pre-modern history.
Total Units for the Major—Plan II: Research Focus
62
Fields of Concentration
(a) Europe: 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.
(b) United States History: History 102K, 102L, 102M, 102X, 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.
(c) Asian History: 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.
(d) African History: 102O, 102X, 109A, 109B, 110, 110A, 112C, 115A, 115B, 115C, 115D, 115E, 115F, 116.
(e) Latin American History: History 102J, 102X, 109A, 109B, 110, 110A, 160, 162, 163A, 163B, 164, 165, 166A, 166B, 167, 168, 169A, 169B.
(f) Within broad fields, a student may wish to concentrate some of the courses on a particular area or period, such as China or Great Britain or Medieval Europe. Special approval is not required.
Major Advisers. See the departmentís website for updated information.
History and Philosophy of Science. Courses from the History and Philosophy of Science program may count toward the History major. History and Philosophy of Science 130A fulfills upper division requirements in the field of pre-industrial Europe. History and Philosophy of Science 130B, 150, and 180 fulfill upper division requirements in either the U.S. or Modern Europe field.
Students can create a field in the History of Science upon consultation with a faculty adviser. They may draw upon the relevant History courses (History 85, 135A, 135B, 139A, 139B, 185A, and 185B) as well as History and Philosophy of Science offerings to do so.
Consult the History and Philosophy of Science program for a more detailed description of course offerings this area and the minor in History and Philosophy of Science.

Minor Program Requirements:

The minor in History consists of five upper division courses chosen so that at least three courses are in one field and at least one course is in another field. The two fields shall be chosen from among those defined in the catalog for the major. However, students may also, in consultation with and with the authorization of a faculty adviser, define other thematic fields.
 
UNITS
History
20
At least 20 units of upper division history courses 20
Examples of minor with thematic emphasis: Pre-Law (British and American Political and Constitutional Development); The Twentieth Century; The History of Ideas in Society.
Minor Advisers. Same as major advisers.
Honors and Honors Program. A student becomes eligible for graduation with honors by meeting the minimum GPA (usually 3.500) and course requirements es-tablished by the College of Letters and Science. To qualify for high or highest honors, students must also complete the History Department honors program with a GPA of 3.500 or above and write a thesis that meets the criteria for high honors or highest honors. Students apply to participate in the department honors program during the latter part of their junior year. Admission to the program is based on GPA, a thesis proposal, examples of previous writing, and the recommendation of a faculty member who is willing to sponsor the student's project, interviews, and faculty recommendations. Students admitted into the program must complete the History 104A, 104B, 104C sequence of honors courses, which requires the completion of a senior honors thesis. Students who anticipate seeking admission to the honors program are urged to complete at least one History 102 (undergraduate seminar) before the end of their junior year. Interested students are urged to consult with faculty in their field early in their junior year. Students may follow either Plan I or Plan II described above, and may substitute History 104B and 104C for any courses in their program other than History 102.
Students who anticipate pursuing graduate work in history or a teaching credential, and who do not wish to opt for the research emphasis embodied in the honors program, are encouraged to select Plan II of the major.
Study Abroad and the History Major. The department strongly encourages interested students to pursue their studies abroad. While there are no specific required courses or prerequisites, students are urged to take at least one history course that touches upon the geographic area where they plan to study abroad before departing. To receive a history degree from UC Davis, students must complete at least 18 upper division units in the history major at UC Davis (which can also include History 101, 102, 103). The remaining major requirements can be fulfilled abroad provided that (a) the course should be evaluated as at least four UC Davis units, (b) the course should be considered upper division by the standards set forth by the UC Davis Study Abroad Program, and (c) the course should be in the field of History. Students may present copies of the course work, syllabus, and writing assignments to the department's liaison person with the Study Abroad office for approval.
Note: students who wish to receive credit for courses taken abroad under programs other than UC Davis Study Abroad may petition the Undergraduate Program Committee to do so.
Teaching Credential Subject Representative. See the Teaching Credential/M.A. Program.
Preparing for Careers in Teaching. History majors can pursue rewarding careers in teaching. To ensure your undergraduate coursework prepares you for a subject matter competency test, please contact the History Project at 530-752-4383 or http://historyproject.ucdavis.edu/.
Graduate Study. The Department of History offers programs of study and research leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history. Detailed information may be obtained by contacting the Graduate Adviser.
Graduate Advisers. See the departmentís website for updated information.
American History and Institutions. This University requirement can be satisfied by passing any one of the following courses in History: 17A, 17B, 72A, 72B, 170A, 170B, 170C, 171A, 171B, 172, 173, 174A, 174B, 174C, 174D, 175, 176A, 176B, 177A, 177B, 178A, 178B, 180A, 180B, 181, 183A, 183B, 184, 189. The upper division courses may be used only with the consent of the instructor; see also under University requirements.
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Updated: March 22, 2017 10:38 AM