History - United States History Concentration

Effective Fall 2014, the History major no longer requires students to declare a concentration. Students who entered UC Merced prior to Fall 2014 are not eligible for the new History major and should utilize the information below for History major requirements.

History Major (United States History Concentration) Planning Guides

Below you will find planning guides for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History (United States History Concentration). Students should choose the planning guide that corresponds to the catalog year in which they matriculated to UC Merced. For more information on catalog rights, please click here.

2013-2014
2012-2013
2011-2012

2010-2011
2009-2010
2008-2009

History Major Breadth Requirement

The following courses meet the requirement for "Upper or Lower Division Non-History Course in Area of Concentration" for the History (United States History Concentration) major at UC Merced.

  • ANTH 116: Indigenous Activism in the Americas
  • ANTH 140: Cultural Heritage Policy and Practice
  • ANTH 142: Archaeology of Colonialism
  • ANTH 146: Archaeology of Native California
  • ARTS 125: African American Music of the 20th Century
  • ECON 111: American Economic History
  • ECON 115: Economic of Industrial Organization
  • ECON 121: The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Institutions
  • ECON 140: Labor Economics
  • ECON 142: Economics of Gender and Poverty
  • ECON 145 Health Economics
  • ENG 32: Introduction to Chicano/a Culture and Experiences
  • ENG 116: Literature and History of the 1960s
  • ENVE 114: Mountain Hydrology of the Western United States
  • ESS 215: Mountain Hydrology of the Western United States
  • GASP 34: The American Musical
  • GASP 135: African American Music
  • GASP 171: Museums as Contested Sites
  • GASP 175: Race & Nationalism in American Art
  • LIT 030: Introduction to American Literature I
  • LIT 031: Introduction to American Literature II
  • LIT 060: Introduction to Chicano/a Culture and Experiences
  • LIT 061: Hispanic/Latino Children Literature
  • LIT 120: Topics in the Literature of Difference
  • LIT 130: Topics in American Literature
  • LIT 131: American Literature of the Expanding Nation
  • LIT 133: New Voices in American Fiction and Poetry
  • LIT 135: Literature and Culture of the 1960s
  • LIT 136: Literature and Culture of African Americans
  • MGMT 121: The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Institutions
  • POLI 001: Introduction to Political Science
  • POLI 002: Controversies in American Politics
  • POLI 100: Political Process and Institutions
  • POLI 101: The Presidency
  • POLI 102: Judicial Politics
  • POLI 105: Interest Groups and Political Parties
  • POLI 106: Urban Politics
  • POLI 107: State Politics
  • POLI 108: Direct Democracy
  • POLI 110: Government Power and the Constitution
  • POLI 125: Public Opinion
  • POLI 127: Race, Gender, and Politics
  • POLI 160: U.S. Foreign Policy
  • PUBP 001: Introduction to Public Policy
  • PUBP 100: Poverty and Social Policy
  • PUBP 140: Immigration and Public Policy
  • PUBP 150: Immigration and Public Policy
  • SOC 110: Protest, Collective Action and Social Movements
  • SOC 131: Urban Inequality
  • SOC 180: Topics in Sociology (Summer 2008 Only)
  • SPAN 60: Introduction to Chicano/a Culture and Experiences
  • SPAN 180: Spanish in the U.S. (Spring 2014 only)