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.
- 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
Important Note: Although it is possible to fulfill the requirements for the Associate Degree for Transfer by completing the IGETC for UC pattern, admission to CSU requires completion of an Oral Communication course (IGETC Area 1C; CSU GE Area A-1); therefore, students who plan to transfer to CSU should complete this course as part of their GE or elective units.
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
|HIST 17A||HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1815||4|
|HIST 17B||HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1812 TO 1914||4|
|HIST 17C||HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT||4|
|or HIST 17CH||HONORS HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT|
|And complete one of the two sections below:||12|
|WORLD HISTORY FROM PREHISTORY TO 750 CE|
|WORLD HISTORY FROM 750 CE TO 1750 CE|
|WORLD HISTORY FROM 1750 CE TO THE PRESENT|
|HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO 800 CE|
|HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: 700-1800|
|HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 1789-PRESENT|
or HIST 4CH
|HONORS HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 1789-PRESENT|
|One course each from List A and List B:||8-9.5|
|FIRST PEOPLES OF NORTH AMERICA|
|PEOPLES OF AFRICA|
|A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ART|
|AFRICAN AMERICAN 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|
or ANTH 2AH
|HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY|
|PATTERNS OF CULTURE|
|WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY|
|INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL STUDIES|
|HISTORY OF RUSSIA & THE SOVIET UNION|
|COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS: EAST|
|COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS: WEST|
|POLITICAL SCIENCE: INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT & POLITICS|