IR Major Curricula

This online handbook details the requirements for the International Relations major.

Students should consult the UC Davis General Catalog for the University and College requirements for graduation (General Education, L&S Area/Breadth, English Composition, total units, upper division units, and other considerations.).

Academic advising for students majoring in International Relations, and for those interested in learning more about the major, is available by appointment. Reference materials are available on bulletin boards, in the library (Room 462 Kerr Hall), and from the IR peer advisor in Room 461 Kerr Hall. All students should consult with Academic Advisor Katy Pattison in Room 464 Kerr Hall, and are welcome to talk with the Academic Peer Advisor in Room 461.

Languages other than those listed in this handbook may satisfy the major’s language requirement with the written permission of program staff; see an academic advisor for details.

Senior students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses counted toward the major are eligible to participate in the major’s Honors Seminar, a two-quarter sequence offered in the spring of a student's junior year and the fall of a student's senior year. Honors will be awarded upon attainment of a qualifying grade-point average alone; the qualifying GPA is recalculated annually after winter quarter (see the General Catalog or consult with the College of Letters and Science for more information about Honors). Only students who participate in the Honors Seminar and qualify for Honors are eligible to receive High or Highest Honors at graduation. More detailed information about the IR Honors Seminar is available in the IR Program suite.

The International Relations Student Association, Model United Nations, and other campus international organizations are available for interested students. Those wishing to receive notification of IR-related events, meetings, lectures, internships, and other notices may subscribe to the IR e-mail list; see the advising staff for details about how to subscribe.

Important note: Students enrolled at UC Davis as freshmen in fall 2015 must follow the 2015 version of the IR Program Advising Handbook. UC Davis students who began their college career (either at UC Davis or another college) prior to fall 2015 may follow the fall 2014 curriculum, which does not require POL 2).

  • OPTIONS
  • HONORS

    Graduating senior students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in courses counted toward the IR major are invited to enroll in a two-quarter Honors Seminar (IRE 194H A and B), offered in the fall and winter of a student's senior year. The seminar will culminate in production of a major research project. The seminar and thesis are minimum qualifications for consideration for High or Highest honors at graduation.

    EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM

    The Education Abroad Program conducts programs for study abroad in many countries to suit the needs of all students. Quarter, semester, year-long, and summer programs are available. All International Relations majors are strongly encouraged to participate in these programs; those who choose Track IV are required to study or do an internship abroad for a minimum of one quarter (ten weeks).

    Beginning in the freshman year, students planning to study abroad should consult regularly with a major advisor to ensure that they meet program requirements without delaying their graduation.

    Upon return to Davis, courses taken abroad on EAP may be applied to the major with the specific approval of an appropriate faculty member of the International Relations Program Committee. Study abroad through programs other than UCEAP is regarded as transfer credit and is subject to acceptance by the UCD Undergraduate Admissions/Registrar’s Office, as well as by IR faculty, for application to the major. Early consultation with an advisor is essential. Non-UC programs should be planned for the junior year or earlier because of specific College of Letters and Science residence requirements. Consult a counselor in the Letters and Science Dean’s Office and/or the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more specific information regarding non-UC programs, issues of residency, and arranging for transfer credit.

    INTERNSHIPS

    Internships enable the student to assess work skills, become familiar with possible future occupations or professions, and gain practical experience toward finding a job after graduation.

    The UC Davis Internship and Career Center coordinates placement of students into a wide range of internships, including part- or full-time, local, in the Bay Area, in Southern California, or in Washington, D.C. (the Washington Center). Advanced students may qualify for a small number of internships in foreign countries.

    The International Relations Program does not offer or arrange internships, but may grant academic credit for some internships, up to a maximum of 12 units. Only those internships that are related to international relations may be given credit as IRE 192. Internship credit will not fulfill any major requirements. To apply for academic credit for IRE 192, students must have upper division standing (90 units or more). The IR Program does not grant credit for lower division internships (92s). Students interested in doing internships for academic credit should see Katy Pattison, Room 464 Kerr Hall.

  • MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
  • The major consists of these components:

    A. SEVEN lower division courses (preparatory subject matter)
    B. TWELVE upper-division courses in Tracks I, II and III (EIGHT in track plus FOUR in Area Studies)
         OR
         NINE upper division courses in Track IV (FIVE in track plus FOUR in Area Studies), plus a study abroad or internship abroad experience of one quarter minimum
    C. Second-year level proficiency in a major modern foreign language

  • PREPARATORY SUBJECT MATTER
  • These are required courses:

    • ECN 1A (Principles of Microeconomics) or ANT 2 (Cultural Anthropology)
    • ECN 1B (Principles of Macroeconomics)
    • HIS 4C (History of Western Civilization) or HIS 10C (World History III)
    • POL 2 (Comparative Politics)
    • POL 3 (International Relations)
    • POL 51 (Scientific Study of Politics)
    • POL 12Y (Data Visualization in the Social Sciences)
       or STA 13 (Elementary Statistics)
       or SOC 56 (Introduction to Social Statistics)

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
  • The A.B. in International Relations requires fluency in English and a working knowledge (approximately 24–30 units of course credit or the equivalent) of one other modern language of major significance in international affairs.

    LANGUAGES NOT OFFERED AT UC DAVIS

    Students may substitute another foreign language for those listed below with written approval of program staff.

    The language requirement may be met with equivalent course coverage as verified by transfer credit or Advanced Placement credit, or by UC Davis placement test. Check with the College of Letters & Science Dean’s Office to determine transfer language level and avoid duplication of credit.

    ARABIC*

    Courses 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, and 23 (5 units each)

    CHINESE*

    Courses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 (5 units each)
    or
    Courses 1CN, 2CN, and 3CN (5 units each)
    or
    Courses 1BL, 2BL, and 3BL (5 units each)

    FRENCH

    Courses 1, 2, 3, 21, and 22 (5 units each)

    GERMAN

    Courses 1, 2, 3, (5 units each) 20, and 21 (4 units each)

    HEBREW*

    Courses 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, and 23 (5 units each)

    HINDI / URDU*

    Courses 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, and 23 (5 units each)

    ITALIAN

    Courses 1, 2, 3, (5 units each) 4, and 5 (4 units each)
    or
    Courses 1, 2, 3 (5 units each) 8A, and 8B (3 units each)

    JAPANESE*

    Courses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 (5 units each)

    PORTUGUESE*

    Courses 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, and 23 (5 units each)

    RUSSIAN*

    Courses 1, 2, 3 (5 units each) 4, and 5 (4 units each)

    SPANISH

    Courses 1, 2, 3, 21, and 22 (5 units each)
    or
    Courses 31, 32, and 33 (5 units each)

    * These languages (ARB 1, CHN 1, HEB 1, HIN 1, JPN 1, POR 1, RUS 1) must be started in fall quarter in order to complete all courses in sequence. Second-year courses in some other languages may not be available in all quarters.

    NOTE: The language curriculum is subject to change. Please consult with an IR major advisor.

  • DEPTH SUBJECT MATTER
  • Upper-division requirements:

    • Tracks I, II, and III: 12 courses;
    • Track IV: 9 courses plus study abroad

    Choose one track from among the four tracks listed below.

    Some upper-division courses have one or more prerequisites. Please refer to the UC Davis General Catalog for this information. The same course may not be used to fulfill two requirements in the major.

  • TRACK 1
  • WORLD TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT (12 COURSES)

    The World Trade and Development track emphasizes contemporary international economic relations and global patterns of development. Students can choose from one of two foci in this track. A focus on the advanced industrialized countries builds on extensive coursework in economics to introduce students to theories of international trade and finance, and the functioning of the global political economy. A focus on the developing regions examines relations between Western and non-Western countries, paying particular attention to the inequalities of power and wealth separating the two, and providing insight into the origins of these inequalities and their impact on developing states and societies. The track is designed to give all students exposure to economic relations within and between industrialized and developing countries.

    Select one focus:

    FOCUS A: ADVANCED INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES

    Required:

    ECN 100A Intermediate Micro Theory
    ECN 101 Intermediate Macro Theory
    ECN 160A International Microeconomics
    ECN 160B International Macroeconomics
    POL 123 Politics of Interdependence
    • Plus TWO courses from Group A (below) and ONE course from Group B (below).
    • Plus FOUR courses from the Area Studies Requirement list.

    FOCUS B: DEVELOPING REGIONS

    Required:

    • ECN 115A Economic Development
    ECN 115B Economic Development
    ECN 162 International Economic Relations
    POL 123 Politics of Interdependence
    • #POL 124 Politics of Global Inequality
    • Plus ONE course from Group A (below) and TWO courses from Group B (below)
    • Plus FOUR courses from the Area Studies Requirement list.

    Group A:

    ARE 138 International Commodity and Resource Markets
    ANT 127 Urban Anthropology
    CRD 118 Technology and Society
    CRD 141 Organization of Economic Space
    ECN 102 Analysis of Economic Data
    • #ECN 110B World Economic History Since the Industrial Revolution
    • #IRE 104 Political Economy of Int'l. Migration
    POL 130 Recent US Foreign Policy
    POL 140A Comparative Electoral Systems
    POL 140B Comparative Political Parties
    POL 140C Comparative Legislatures
    POL 140D When Institutions Fail
    POL 140E Policy Making Processes
    • #SOC 138 Economic Sociology
    SOC 139 Corporations and Society
    • #SOC 141 Industrialization and Social Change
    SOC 183 Comparative Organizations

    Group B:

    ANT 122A Economic Anthropology
    ANT 122B Anthropology and Political Economy
    ANT 126A Anthropology of Development
    ANT 126B Women and Development
    ANT 127 Urban Anthropology
    CRD 153A International Community Development: Asia
    CRD 153B International Community Development: Europe
    CRD 153C International Community Development: Africa
    CRD 180 Transnational Community Development
    ECN 110B World Economic History Since the Industrial Revolution
    IAD 103 Social Change and Agricultural Development
    • #IRE 104 Political Economy of International Migration
    • #POL 124 Politics of Global Inequality
    POL 126 Ethnic Self-Determination and International Conflict
    POL 142A Political Development
    SAS 121 Global Poverty: Critical Thinking and Taking Action
    • #SOC 138 Economic Sociology
    • #SOC 141 Industrialization and Social Change
    SOC 145A Sociology of Third World Development
    SOC 145B Gender and Rural Development in the Third World

    Some upper-division courses have one or more prerequisites. Please refer to the UC Davis General Catalog for this information.

    # The same course may not be used to fulfill two requirements in the major.

  • TRACK 2
  • PEACE AND SECURITY (12 COURSES)

    The Peace and Security track focuses on political and security relationships in international relations, emphasizing national governments and state-to-state interactions. It examines traditional international security questions of war and peace, alliances and diplomacy, and the development and deployment of military capabilities. Students develop an understanding of the political, economic, social, and military factors that lead to international conflict and how cooperation can develop.

    Select FIVE courses from below, spanning at least two disciplines:

    • ECN 162 International Economic Relations
    • HIS 119 World War I
    • HIS 120 World War II
    • HIS 174B War, Prosperity and Depression: United States, 1917–1945
    • HIS 174C The United States Since World War II: 1945–the present
    • POL 120 Theories of International Politics
    • POL 121 The Scientific Study of War
    • POL 130 Recent U.S. Foreign Policy
    • POL 132 National Security Policy

    Plus THREE from below, spanning at least TWO disciplines:

    • COM 157 War and Peace Literature
    • ECN 122 Theory of Games and Strategic Behavior
    • #HIS 145 War and Revolution in Europe , 1789–1918
    • #HIS 146A Europe in the 20th Century 1919–1939
    • #HIS 146B Europe in the 20th Century 1939–present
    • HMR 131 Genocide
    • HMR 134 Human Rights
    • PHI 118 Political Philosophy
    • POL 112 Contemporary Democratic Theory
    • POL 122 International Law
    • POL 124 The Politics of Global Inequality
    • POL 126 Ethnic Self-Determination and International Conflict
    • POL 131 Analysis of US Foreign Policy
    • POL 140A Comparative Electoral Systems
    • POL 140B Comparative Political Parties
    • POL 140C Comparative Legislatures
    • POL 140D When Institutions Fail
    • POL 140E Policy Making Processes
    • SOC 100 Classical and Modern Sources of Sociological Theory
    • SOC 118 Political Sociology
    • SOC 157 Social Conflict
    • WMS 102 Colonialism, Nationalism and Women

    ​​​​​Plus FOUR courses from the Area Studies Requirement list

    Some upper-division courses have one or more prerequisites. Please refer to the UC Davis General Catalog for this information.

    # The same course may not be used to fulfill two requirements in the major.

  • TRACK 3
  • GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND NATURAL RESOURCES (12 COURSES)

    This track is designed to familiarize students with major new sources of interdependence in the international system and to issues of rising importance for members of the global community. Students learn about global threats to the natural environment and biodiversity, the causes and consequences of natural resource conflicts, how rising human demands on the environment due to population growth affect world health, and the nature of worldwide epidemics. Students will also learn how to manage these problems nationally and internationally.

    Required:

    • ECN 162 International Economic Relations
    • POL 123 Politics of Interdependence

    Plus ONE from:

    • ESP 161 Environmental Law
    • ESP 162 Environmental Policy

    Plus ONE from:

    • ANT 101 Ecology, Nature, and Society
    • #ANT 131 Ecology and Politics
    • #ESP 164 Ethical Issues in Environmental Policy
    • #PHI 120 Environmental Ethics

    Plus TWO from:

    • ABT 182 Environmental Analysis using GIS
    • #ANT 103 Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Conservation
    • ARE 147 Resource and Environmental Policy Analysis
    • ARE 175 Natural Resource Economics
    • ARE 176 Environmental Economics
    • CRD 149 Community Development Perspectives on Environmental Justice
    • ECN 115A Economic Development
    • ECN 125 Energy Economics
    • #ESP 164 Ethical Issues in Environmental Policy
    • IAD 170 Program Development for International Agriculture
    • #PHI 120 Environmental Ethics
     PHY 160 Environmental Physics and Society
    • POL 107 Environmental Politics and Administration
    • POL 175 Science, Technology, and Policy
    • SOC 160 Sociology of the Environment

    Plus TWO from ONE CATEGORY OF SPECIALIZATION:

    Atmospheric and Marine Environments

    • ATM 116 Climate Change
    • ATM 149 Air Pollution
    • ERS 131 Air as a Resource
    • ESM 120 Global Environmental Interactions
    • ESM 121 Water and Society
    • ESP 166N Ocean and Coastal Policy
    • GEL 116N The Oceans

    Land Use and Energy Supply

    • ANT 104N Cultural Politics of the Environment
    • CRD 142 Rural Change in the Industrialized World
    ESP 167 Energy Policy
    • GEL 130 Non-Renewable Natural Resources
    • GEL 134 Environmental Geology and Land Use Planning
    • PLS 101 Agriculture and the Environment
    • PLS 144 Trees and Forests
    • PLS 150 Cropping Systems of the World
    • PLS 160 Agroforestry: Global and Local Perspectives
    • POL 171 Politics of Energy

    Health and Human Populations

    • ANT 102 Cultural Ecology
    • ANT 121 Special Topics in Medical Anthropology
    • ANT 129 Health and Medicine in a Global Context
    • ANT 131 Ecology and Politics
    • ESP 121 Population Ecology
    • ETX 101 Principles of Environmental Toxicology
    • IDI 141 Infectious Diseases of Humans
    • NUT 111AY Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism
    • NUT 111B Recommendations and Standards for Human Nutrition
    • NUT 118 Community Nutrition
    • SOC 170 Population

    Plus FOUR courses from the Area Studies Requirement list.

    Some upper-division courses have one or more prerequisites. Please refer to the UC Davis General Catalog for this information.

    # The same course may not be used to fulfill two requirements in the major.

  • TRACK 4
  • PEOPLES AND NATIONALITIES (9 COURSES)

    One way of grasping the nature of international relations is to focus on the interactions of governments pursuing their conception of the national interest. Another is to cast our gaze at the societies involved, inquiring how the needs and preferences exhibited at the societies’ bases determine how they will relate to each other. This track focuses on the social and cultural foundations of national development and international relations. The track’s required quarter (or more) of study or work abroad gives students first-hand experience of these social and cultural foundations in a non-US society.

    Select TWO courses from below:

    • ANT 123AN Resistance, Rebellion, and Popular Movements
    • ANT 130A Cultural Dimensions of Globalization
    • SOC 118 Political Sociology
    • SOC 156 Social Movements
    • SOC 181 Social Change Organizations

    Select THREE courses from below, spanning THREE of the four groups :

    The Mixing of Peoples:

    • ANT 130BN Migration and the Politics of Place and Identity
    • ANT 139AN Race, Class, Gender Systems
    • CRD 176 Comparative Ethnicity
    • HMR 131 Genocide
    • HMR 134 Human Rights
    • IRE 104 Political Economy of International Migration
    • POL 126 Ethnic Self-Determination and International Conflict

    Women:

    • #ANT 126B Women and Development
    • ANT 139BN Gender and Sexuality
    • HDE 103 Cross-Cultural Study of Children
    • #SOC 145B Gender and Rural Development in the Third World
    • WMS 102 Colonialism, Nationalism, and Women
    • WMS 182 Globalization, Gender and Identity

    Religion:

    • ANT 124 Religion in Society and Culture
    • ANT 134 Buddhism in Global Culture
    • PHI 105 Philosophy of Religion
    • RST 106 Christianity in the Contemporary World
    • RST 161 Modern Islam
    • RST 161B Modern Islam: Authority and Tradition in Process
    • RST 170 Buddhism
    • SOC 146 Sociology of Religion

    Development and its Impact on Social Cleavages:

    • ANT 122B Anthropology and Political Economy
    • ANT 126A Anthropology of Development
    • #ANT 126B Women and Development
    • CRD 180 Transnational Community Development
    • POL 124 Politics of Global Inequality
    • POL 142A Political Development
    • SAS 121 Global Poverty: Critical Thinking and Taking Action
    • SOC 145A Sociology of Third World Development
    • #SOC 145B Gender and Rural Development in the Third World

    Plus FOUR courses from the Area Studies Requirement list
    AND
    An education or internship abroad experience of one quarter minimum

    Some upper division courses have one or more prerequisites. Please refer to the UC Davis General Catalog for this information.

    # The same course may not be used to fulfill two requirements in the major.

    Sample Three Year Plan for Track 4

  • AREA STUDIES REQUIREMENT
  • This requirements consists of 4 courses, which must incorporate at least two of three subgroups (History, Social Analysis, Culture and Literature). We encourage students to take all four courses from one region, but will accept a minimum of three from one region and one from a different region.

    Education Abroad: Tracks I, II and III students who choose to take advantage of an education abroad experience of at least four weeks in duration may fulfill the Area Studies requirement by completing three courses instead of four; all three courses must be from one region. Track IV students must complete four courses.

    (NK) designates a course taught by a language department that does not require knowledge of the foreign language.

  • AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST
  • HISTORY

    • HIS 113 History of Modern Israel
    • HIS 115A West Africa
    • HIS 115B East and Central Africa
    • HIS 115C Southern Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Botswana from 1500 to the Present
    • HIS 115D History and Legacy of Colonialism in Africa
    • HIS 115F History of Horn, Sudan, and Nile Valley (North Africa)
    • HIS 116 Special Themes in African History
    • HIS 193B History of the Modern Middle East from 1914
    • HIS 193C The Middle East Environment: Historical Change and Current Challenges
    • HIS 193D Modern Iran from 1850-Present

    SOCIAL ANALYSIS

    • AAS 107C African Descent Communities and Culture in Asia
    • AAS 107D African Descent Communities and Culture in Europe
    • AAS 110 West African Social Organization
    • AAS 111 Cultural Politics in Contemporary Africa
    • AAS 156 Language and Identity in Africa and the African Diaspora
    • AAS 176 The Politics of Resources
    • AAS 177 Politics of Life in Africa
    • ANT 140A Cultures and Societies of West and Central Africa
    • ANT 140B Cultures and Societies of East and South Africa
    • ANT 142 Peoples of the Middle East
    • CRD 153C International Community Development: Africa
    • HMR 136 Human Rights in the Middle East
    • POL 135 International Politics of the Middle East
    • POL 136 The Arab-Israeli Conflict
    • POL 146A Politics of Africa: Issues in Contemporary African Politics
    • POL 146B Politics of Africa: Development in Africa
    • POL 149 Politics of Development in Africa
    • RST 163 The Social Life of Islam
    • RST 167 Iraq
    • WMS 184 Gender in the Arab World
    • WMS 185 Women and Islamic Discourses

    CULTURE AND LITERATURE

    • AAS 153 African Literature
    • AAS 157 Literature and Society in South Africa
    • AAS 162 Islam in Africa and the Americas
    • AHI 150 Arts of Subsaharan Africa
    • COM 147 Modern Jewish Writers
    • COM 166 Literatures of the Modern Middle East
    • DRA 155A African American Dance and Culture in the US, Brazil and the Caribbean
    • FRE 124 Post-Colonialist and Francophone Literature
    • JST 111 Israeli Writing Since 1960

    Some upper-division courses have one or more prerequisites. Please refer to the UC Davis General Catalog for this information.

  • EAST & SOUTH ASIA
  • HISTORY

    • HIS 191E The Chinese Revolution
    • HIS 191F History of the People's Republic of China
    • HIS 194C Modern Japan
    • HIS 194D Business and Labor in Modern Japan
    • HIS 194E Education and Technology in Modern Japan
    • HIS 195B History of Modern Korea
    • HIS 196B Modern India

    SOCIAL ANALYSIS

    • AAS 107C African Descent Communities and Culture in Asia
    • ANT 143A Ethnology of Southeast Asia
    • ANT 143B Philippine Societies and Culture
    • ANT 148A Culture and Political Economy in Contemporary China
    • ANT 149B Contemporary Japanese Society
    • CRD 153A International Community Development: Asia
    • ECN 171 Economy of East Asia
    • POL 148A Gov't and Politics in East Asia: China
    • POL 148B Gov't and Politics in East Asia: Pacific Rim
    • POL 148C Gov't and Politics in East Asia: SE Asia
    • RST 157 Hindu Women and Goddesses
    • RST 165 Islam in Asia
    • SOC 147 Sociological Perspectives on East Asia
    • SOC 188 Social Stratification in China

    CULTURE AND LITERATURE

    • AHI 153 Art, Storytelling and Cultural Identity in the Pacific
    • AHI 163C Painting in the People's Republic of China
    • ANT 145 Performance, Embodiment and Space in South Asia
    • CHN 101 Chinese Film
    • CHN 103 Modern Chinese Drama (NK)
    • CHN 104 Twentieth Century Chinese Fiction (NK)
    • CHN 105 Western Influences on 20th Century Chinese Literature (NK)
    • CHN 110 Great Writers of China: Texts and Context (NK)
    • CHN 132 Readings in Modern Chinese Poetry
    • DRA 154 Asian Theater and Drama: Contexts and Forms
    • EAS 113 Cinema and Society in China (NK)
    • JPN 103 Japanese Literature in Translation: The Modern Period
    • JPN 104 Modern Japanese Literature: War and Revolution (NK)
    • JPN 105 Modern Japanese Literature: Hero and Anti-hero (NK)
    • JPN 106 Japanese Culture Through Film (NK)
    • JPN 131 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1920-1945
    • JPN 132 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1945-1970
    • JPN 133 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1970-present
    • JPN 135 Readings in the Humanities: The Modern Period
    • JPN 136 Readings in Newspapers and Magazines
    • RST 156 Religion and the Performing Arts in India

    Some upper-division courses have one or more prerequisites. Please refer to the UC Davis General Catalog for this information.

  • LATIN AMERICA
  • HISTORY

    • HIS 159 Women and Gender in Latin American History
    • HIS 161 Human Rights in Latin America
    • HIS 162 History of the Andean Region
    • HIS 163B History of Brazil
    • HIS 164 History of Chile
    • HIS 165 Latin American Social Revolutions
    • HIS 166B History of Mexico since 1848
    • HIS 167 Modern Latin American Cultural and Intellectual History
    • HIS 168 History of Inter-American Relations

    SOCIAL ANALYSIS

    • AAS 107A African Descent Communities and Culture in the Caribbean and Latin America
    • AAS 180 Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
    • ANT 144 Contemporary Societies and Cultures of Latin America
    • ANT 146N Peoples and Politics of Mexico and Central America
    • CHI 130 United States-Mexican Border Relations
    • NAS 120 Ethnopolitics of South American Indians
    • NAS 133B Ethnohistory of Native People of Mexico and Central America
    • POL 143A Latin American Politics
    • POL 143B Mexican Politics
    • SOC 158 Women's Social Movements in Latin America

    CULTURE AND LITERATURE

    • AAS 163 African Religions in the Americas
    • AHI 151 Arts of the Indians of the Americas
    • CHI 160  Mexican Film and Greater Mexican Identity
    • COM 152 Literature of the Americas
    • COM 165 Caribbean Literatures
    • DRA 155A African American Dance and Culture in the US, Brazil, and the Caribbean
    • NAS 184 Contemporary Indigenous Literature of Mexico
    • POR 163 20th Century Masters in Brazilian Literature
    • SPA 149 Latin American Literature in Translation (NK)
    • SPA 151N Survey of Spanish-American Literature 1900 to Present
    • SPA 153 Spanish-American Short Story
    • SPA 154 Spanish-American Novel
    • SPA 155 Mexican Novel
    • SPA 156 Dario, Modernism and Its Legacy
    • SPA 157 Twentieth Century Masters in Spanish-American Literature
    • SPA 158 Spanish-American Poetry: From Vanguardism to Surrealism and Beyond
    • SPA 160 Latin American Women Writers in Translation (NK)
    • SPA 170 Introduction to Spanish-American Culture
    • SPA 172 Mexican Culture

    Some upper division courses have one or more prerequisites. Please refer to the UC Davis General Catalog for this information.

  • RUSSIA & EAST / CENTRAL EUROPE
  • HISTORY

    • HIS 138B The Russian Revolution 1880-1917
    • HIS 138C Rise and Fall of Soviet Union 1917-Present
    • HIS 143 Eastern Europe and the Balkans

    SOCIAL ANALYSIS

    • POL 144A Eastern European Politics
    • POL 144B Russia

    CULTURE AND LITERATURE

    • RUS 124 Twentieth Century Russian Literature
    • RUS 129 Russian Film (NK)
    • RUS 130 Contemporary Russian Culture (NK)
    • RUS 133 Post-Soviet Literature (NK)
    • RUS 142 Women in Russian Culture
    • RUS 150 Russian Culture (NK)

    Some upper-division courses have one or more prerequisites. Please refer to the UC Davis General Catalog for this information.

  • WESTERN EUROPE
  • HISTORY

    • HIS 141 France since 1815
    • HIS 142A History of the Holocaust
    • HIS 144B History of Germany since 1789
    • #HIS 145 War and Revolution in Europe, 1789–1918
    • #HIS 146A Europe in the Twentieth Century
    • #HIS 146B Europe in the Twentieth Century
    • HIS 147B European Intellectual History 1870–1920
    • HIS 147C European Intellectual History 1920–1970
    • HIS 151D Industrial England

    SOCIAL ANALYSIS

    • AAS 107D African Descent Communities and Culture in Europe
    • CRD 153B International Community Development: Europe
    • POL 137 International Relations in Western Europe
    • POL 147 Politics and Policy in Western Europe
    • POL 147A Western European Politics
    • POL 147B Western European Politics: British Politics
    • POL 147C Western European Politics: French Politics
    • POL 147D West European Politics: German Politics

    CULTURE AND LITERATURE

    • FMS 121 New Italian Cinema
    • FMS 176A Classic Weimar Cinema
    • FMS 176B Postwar German Cinema
    • FRE 107B The Making of Modern France
    • FRE 108 Topics in Contemporary French Culture
    • FRE 120 Modern French Thought
    • FRE 121 Twentieth Century French Novel
    • FRE 133 Gender and Politics in French Literature and Culture
    • GER 112 Topics in German Literature (NK)
    • GER 114 German Women and Film
    • GER 115 German Literature since 1945 (NK)
    • GER 117 After the Catastrophe: Jews and Jewish Life in Post-1945 Germany (NK)
    • GER 118B Weimar Culture: Defeat, the Roaring Twenties, the Rise of Nazism (NK)
    • GER 118C Germany Under the Third Reich (NK)
    • GER 118E Contemporary German Culture
    • GER 120 Survey of German Culture
    • GER 126 Modern German Literature
    • GER 129 Postwar Women Writers
    • GER 141 The Holocaust and its Literary Representation(NK)
    • GER 142 New German Cinema
    • GER 143 Language Through Media
    • GER 168 Multiculturalism in German Literature
    • GER 185 The Age of Bismarck
    • ITA 107 Survey of Italian Culture and Institutions (NK)
    • ITA 108 Contemporary Issues in Italian Culture and Society (NK)
    • ITA 120A Italian Literature of the Twentieth Century: The Novel
    • ITA 120B Italian Literature of the Twentieth Century: Poetry and Drama
    • SPA 137N Twentieth Century Spanish Fiction
    • SPA 138N Modern and Contemporary Spanish Poetry
    • SPA 139 Modern Spanish Theater
    • SPA 140N Modern Spanish Essay
    • SPA 141 Spanish Culture
    • SPA 142 Special Topics in Spanish Cultural and Literary Studies
    • SPA 148 Cinema in the Spanish-Speaking World
    • SPA 157 Twentieth Century Masters in Spanish American Literature
    • SPA 170 Introduction to Spanish-American Culture

    Some upper-division courses have one or more prerequisites. Please refer to the UC Davis General Catalog for this information.

    # The same course may not be used to fulfill two requirements in the major.