History

Associate Degree for Transfer

A.A.-T. in History

The Associate in Arts degree in History for Transfer provides a clearly articulated curricular track for students who wish to transfer to a CSU campus, while also serving the diverse needs of students interested in the breadth and depth of the field of history. Additionally, this degree exposes students to the core principles and practices of the study of history in order to build a foundation for their future personal, academic, and professional paths.

The degree is designed to facilitate students' successful transfer to certain CSU four-year programs that prepare them for advanced study in graduate and professional programs, as well as a variety of careers including teaching, archival research, public history, government service, journalism, business, and the law. History graduates are well suited to many fields of endeavor that require effective reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, as well historically informed perspectives on today's global societies.

The Associate in Arts degree in History for Transfer provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system.

The Associate in Arts degree in History for Transfer (A.A.-T) may be obtained by the completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program outlined below (earning a C or better in these courses), and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
HIST 310 History of the United States (3) 3
   or HIST 483 History of the United States - Honors (3)
HIST 311 History of the United States (3) 3
   or HIST 484 History of the United States - Honors (3)
HIST 300 History of Western Civilization (3) 3
   or HIST 480 History of Western Civilization - Honors (3)
   or HIST 307 History of World Civilizations to 1500 (3)
HIST 302 History of Western Civilization (3) 3
   or HIST 481 History of Western Civilization - Honors (3)
   or HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
HIST 305 Women in Western Civilization (3)
HIST 320 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
HIST 321 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
HIST 325 History of Asian/Pacific Americans (3)
HIST 327 History of the Chicano/Mexican American (3)
HIST 330 Women in American History (3)
HIST 364 Asian Civilization (3)
HIST 365 Asian Civilization (3)
HIST 373 History of Mexico (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 31
HIST 305 Women in Western Civilization (3)
HIST 307 History of World Civilizations to 1500 (3)
HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present (3)
HIST 318 American Intellectual and Cultural History (3)
HIST 320 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
HIST 321 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
HIST 323 History of the United States: The American Indian Experience (3)
HIST 325 History of Asian/Pacific Americans (3)
HIST 327 History of the Chicano/Mexican American (3)
HIST 330 Women in American History (3)
HIST 340 History of California through 1879 (3)
HIST 341 History of California: 1879 to Present (3)
HIST 364 Asian Civilization (3)
HIST 365 Asian Civilization (3)
HIST 367 History of Russia (3)
HIST 373 History of Mexico (3)
HIST 374 History of Latin America to 1830 (3)
HIST 375 The History of Modern Latin America and Caribbean (3)
Total Units: 18

1Student may choose any course from this last list if not previously used.

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • identify and correctly use basic historical terminology, and distinguish between primary and secondary sources as historical evidence.
  • analyze multiple causes for an historical event, and properly evaluate why that event happened.
  • identify various interpretations used by historians to explain history.
  • identify the major time periods and relevant geography of history.
  • analyze and evaluate the major economic, social, political, and cultural developments in history.
  • analyze and evaluate the experiences and conflicts of diverse groups of people, including "common people" in history.
  • make historical generalizations based on a study and understanding of historical evidence.

Career Information

The A.A.-T in History degree is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of occupational endeavors, including careers in education, business, public history, government service, the military, and the law.