While individual majors must define their own particular Fields of Concentration, the Committee on the History Undergraduate Major offers a sample of possible fields to assist students in making their decisions.
Remember that these sample lists are suggestive. They are neither exhaustive nor prescriptive. Students are free to combine fields by, for example, selecting a geographical emphasis on the Mediterranean while specifying an interest in the Early Modern Period. In general, students should select fields with breadth and comparative dimensions.
The four courses constituting the Field of Concentration must include History 101. The three additional courses in the Field may include History 103. They may also include one appropriate upper-division course (of at least three units) from another department.
Students must secure approval for their Fields of Concentration from the Committee on the History Undergraduate Major two semesters prior to graduation (thus, for example, during the spring of the junior year for majors expecting to graduate the following spring).
To declare a Field of Concentration, please fill out the online form here.