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 history course (HIS 1 - 99).


2021 - 2022

Fall 2021

Winter 2022

Spring 2022

  • HIS 15, The United States of America from its Founding through Our Time
    General Education Code: Ethnicity and Race (ER)
  • HIS 82, California Gold Rush in Global History
    General Education Code: Perspectives: Environmental Awareness (PE-E)

All AH&I History Courses

Additional AH&I courses offered by other departments are listed on the Office of the Registrar website.