The Department of History Course Materials document graduate and undergraduate history courses offered at the University of
California, Irvine from 1965 to 1990. Every regular academic quarter from Fall 1965 (UCI's first quarter of instruction) through
Summer 1983 is represented, with sporadic coverage thereafter. Materials include correspondence regarding course planning
and class changes, proposals for new courses, course outlines and descriptions, examinations, and syllabi.
The Department of History was one of the four founding departments of the Division of Humanities in the College of Arts, Letters,
and Science when the University of California, Irvine opened in 1965. The department, with Henry Cord Meyer as the founding
chair, was established with seven faculty members. In 1968, the department became part of the newly created School of Humanities.
Now with thirty full time faculty members, History is one of the largest departments within the School of Humanities. The
department offers a diverse curriculum with courses in United States, Latin American, European, Middle Eastern, Asian, and
World history. The Department of History offers undergraduate and graduate programs leading to the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.