The History department offers courses that explore political, economic, social, and cultural themes of the past with a strong emphasis on global understanding and multicultural contributions. Courses cover the geographical globe from Eastern/Western Europe to Asia and the Americas.
Learn more about the program on the History website.
Associate Degree for Transfer
This program also offers an Associate Degree for Transfer. Learn more and review the degree requirements on the History AA-T listing.
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.
A major in history is an excellent preparation for students who wish to enter the legal profession, politics, government service, sociology, travel careers, international trade, library science, elementary and secondary teaching. Today's students require a global comprehension for their careers and professions, as well as a fundamental understanding and appreciation of the multicultural aspects of the modern world that was shaped by the past. Enhancement with anthropology, geography, and political science is strongly urged.
- AA = Associate in Arts Degree
- Major: 36
Note: Students having difficulty attaining an associate degree because of timing or availability of classes should consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution.
Associate Degree Requirements
|Select one of the following:|
|ENGL 1A||COMPOSITION & READING||5|
|ENGL 1AH||HONORS COMPOSITION & READING||5|
& ENGL 1T
|INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING|
and INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
|Select one of the following:|
|MATH 105||INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA||5|
|MATH 180||QUANTITATIVE REASONING||5|
|or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking|
A minimum of 90 units is required1 to include:
- Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
- Core courses (24 units)
- Support courses (12 units)
Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.
Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree.
Core and Support Courses
|Select 24 units from the following:||24|
|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|
|HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1815|
|HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1812 TO 1914|
|HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT|
or HIST 17CH
|HONORS HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT|
|Select 12 units from the following:||12|
|HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA|
|HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA: THE MULTICULTURAL STATE|
|INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE EASTERN CIVILIZATION|
|HISTORY OF ASIA: CHINA/JAPAN|
|HISTORY OF RUSSIA & THE SOVIET UNION|
|HONORS INSTITUTE SEMINAR IN HISTORY|
|INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE RESEARCH|
or LIBR 10H
|HONORS INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE RESEARCH|