Academic Catalog

History, AA-T

Program Description

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree will prepare students for transfer to many California State Universities (CSUs). Students who complete the Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree will be ensured preferential transfer status to CSUs as history majors and majors in related disciplines. The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree requirements will fulfill the lower division major requirements at many CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to assess the course requirements for a specific CSU.

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree will enable students to develop skills in analyzing primary and secondary sources, identifying arguments and points of view, and conducting historical research. In addition, a strong background in history will enable students to put events and developments into their historical context and to synthesize these events and developments in order to reach rational and fact-based conclusions. More broadly, students will develop strong critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills that will prepare them for the requirements of upper division course work.

Learn more about the program on the History website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify connections between specific people, groups, events and ideas and larger historical themes, developments and topics.
  • Students will be able to critically analyze a variety of primary and secondary sources and draw valid historical interpretations from them.

Units Required

  • Major: 32-33.5

Associate Degree Requirements

Associate in Arts in History for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:

  • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)1 (49-58 units) (full certification is required)
  • Core and support courses (32-33.5 units, of which 28 units may satisfy the GE requirement)
  • Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement

Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be completed with a grade of "C" (or "P") or better. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Core and Support Courses

Core Courses
HIST 17AHISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18154
HIST 17BHISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1812 TO 19144
HIST 17CHISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT4
or HIST 17CH HONORS HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT
And complete one of the two sections below:12
Section #1
WORLD HISTORY FROM PREHISTORY TO 750 CE
WORLD HISTORY FROM 750 CE TO 1750 CE
WORLD HISTORY FROM 1750 CE TO THE PRESENT
Section #2:
HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO 800 CE
HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: 700-1800
HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 1789-PRESENT
HONORS HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 1789-PRESENT
Support Courses
One course each from List A and List B:8-9.5
List A
FIRST PEOPLES OF NORTH AMERICA
PEOPLES OF AFRICA
A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ART
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
LATINO/A LITERATURE
HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA
HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA: THE MULTICULTURAL STATE
INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE EASTERN CIVILIZATION
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES
WOMEN IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
List B
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
PATTERNS OF CULTURE
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL STUDIES
GLOBAL ISSUES
HISTORY OF RUSSIA & THE SOVIET UNION
COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS: EAST
COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS: WEST
POLITICAL SCIENCE: INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
Total Units32-33.5