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Summer Abroad Spain - Courses

The History of Cancer

On this Summer Abroad program, you can:
  • Earn 8 quarter units in 4 weeks.
  • Enroll in UC Davis courses to fulfill degree, major, minor, or GE requirements as listed in the General Catalog.
  • Experience academic coursework enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities.
Note to Non-UC Davis Students
  • Students from other campuses should consult with their home campus to determine whether courses may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 
  • Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid can get an additional unit to meet unit minimums for financial aid eligibility. Please contact Summer Abroad for additional information.


Draft Syllabus (PDF)

The above syllabus is representative of this program. The instructor provides a term-specific program syllabus to enrolled students. The program syllabus and schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Class Format

Lectures and discussions will generally take place Monday through Thursday with most weekends free. Excursions and other activities will generally take place on class days or on the occasional Friday. The program instructors will provide more details with the syllabus.

Earn GE credit! Some courses on this program offer GE credit. Expand the sections below to view course descriptions and type of credit offered.


You will enroll in the course set below. Auditing is not an option. UC Davis programs are academic programs so participants should expect a substantial amount of course work.

  • Molecular & Cellular Biology (MCB) 023. Biography of Cancer: Past, Present & Future (3 units)     
  • Historical account of the progression of cancer treatment, prevention, and human understanding of the biological basis of cancer. Past, present and future social implications of cancer treatment and prevention. GE credit: ACGH, SE, SL, SS, WE. 
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology (MCB) 198: Directed Group Study (5 units, Pass/No Pass grading only) 
  • This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.


No prerequisites are enforced for this program beyond the general eligibility requirements.