American History and Institutions Courses

All UCSC undergraduates must demonstrate a knowledge of American history and institutions. The following History courses satisfy the American History and Institutions (AH&I) requirement.

Please note: upper division history courses (HIS 100 and up) require a significant amount reading and writing. Undergraduates who have not completed a college level history course are advised to satisfy their AH&I requirement by taking a lower division histor course (HIS 1 - 99).


2018 - 2019

Fall 2018

Winter 2019

  • HIS 12, Introduction to Latino American History
  • HIS 15, The United States of America from its Founding through Our Time
  • HIS 110H, Greater Reconstruction: Race, Empire, and Citizenship in the Post-Civil War United States

Spring 2019

  • HIS 10B, United States History, 1877 to 1977
  • HIS 15 (online), The United States of America from its Founding through Our Time

Summer 2019

To Be Announced January 2019


All AH&I History Courses

  • HIS 10A, United States History to 1877
  • HIS 10B, United States History, 1877 to 1977
  • HIS 12, Introduction to Latino American History
  • HIS 15, The United States of America from its Founding through Our Time
  • HIS 110A, Colonial America, 1500-1750
  • HIS 110B, Revolutionary America, 1740-1815
  • HIS 110E, Rise of the Machines: Technology, Inequality, and the United States, 1877 to 1914
  • HIS 110H, Greater Reconstruction: Race, Empire, and Citizenship in the Post-Civil War United States
  • HIS 115A, U.S. Labor History to 1919
  • HIS 115B, U.S. Labor History, 1919 to the Present
  • HIS 116, Slavery Across the Americas
  • HIS 128, Chicana/Chicano History

More information about these courses may be found in the History Course Catalog. Additional AH&I courses offered by other departments are listed on the Office of the Registrar website.