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Social & Behavioral Sciences: Associate in Arts in History for Transfer

The Associate in Art in History for Transfer (AA-T in History) degree is a comprehensive introductory history program that includes the study of world and Western Civilization as well as American History. The AA-T in History degree is supplemented by substantive courses such as Contemporary United States History: Vietnam; African American History; Women in American History; Cultural History of Mexico; History of California; and the History of Latin America and the Caribbean. These courses cover a wide range of subjects; clearly there is something to satisfy everyone’s interest. Students are encouraged to go beyond simple memorization of names and dates and to actually get involved with the past. Assignments emphasize research skills, speculative analysis, and original thinking and the ability to compare and contrast the past with current events. Students emerge from these classes with the sense that the study and evaluation of the past need not be stagnant; rather it is an ever evolving process.

The Associate in Art in History for Transfer (AA-T in History) degree meets the requirements of SB 1440 for Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT). These degrees are intended to make it easier for students to transfer to California State University campuses, but do not exclude admittance to other colleges or universities.

To earn an Associate in Art in History for Transfer (AA-T in History) degree a student must complete the following:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify major individuals and cultural, economic, political, social, and religious events from American History, 1607-present.
  2. Recognize significant problems arising in American History, 1607-present.
  3. Evaluate the repetitive cycles of history relevant to American History 1607-present.

 

Required Core Courses Units
HIST 107, U.S. History, 1607-1877 3
HIST 108, U.S. History from 1865 3
   
Required Electives A Units

Select 6 units from the following:

 

HIST 101, Western Civilization, From Human Beginnings Until 1750 (3) or

HIST 104, Introduction to World Civilizations, From Human Beginnings until 1500 (3)

3

HIST 102, Western Civilization, 1750-Present (3) or

HIST 105, Introduction to World Civilizations, 1500-Present (3)

3
   
Required Electives B Units

Select 3 units from each of the following areas:

 
   

Area 1

 
HIST 104, Introduction to World Civilizations, From Human Beginnings until 1500 3
HIST 105, Introduction to World Civilizations, 1500-Present 3
HIST 110, African American History, 1450-1877 3
HIST 111, African American History, 1877-Present 3
HIST 113, Women in American History 3
HIST 115, Cultural History of Mexico 3
HIST 119, History of Latin America and the 3
   

Area 2

 
HIST 112, Contemporary U.S. History: Vietnam 3
HIST 114, History of California 3
HIST 118, American West History, 1806-Present 3

Except in cases of prerequisite requirement, it is not required that courses be taken in exactly this sequence; they are recommended in this order to facilitate success.

 

Recommended Plan of Study

 
First Semester Units
HIST 107, U.S. History, 1607-1877 (CSU GE Area D) 3
CSU GE requirement Area A1 (COMM 101 or COMM 103) 3
CSU GE requirement Area B4 3-5
CSU GE requirement Area C2 3
  Total 12-14
   
Second Semester Units
HIST 108, U.S. History from 1865 (CSU GE Area D) 3
Required Elective A 3
CSU GE requirement Area A2 (ENGL 101) 3
CSU GE requirement Area B1/B3 3-4
CSU GE requirement Area C1 3
  Total 15-16
   
Third Semester Units
Required Elective A 3
Required Elective B Area 1 3
CSU GE requirement Area A3 3
CSU GE requirement Area B2/B3 3
CSU GE requirement Area C 3
  Total 15
   
Fourth Semester Units
Required Elective B Area 2 3
CSU GE requirement Area D 3
CSU GE requirement Area E 3
*Electives 3-6
  Total 12-15
   
  Degree Total 60

*Electives should be taken from other courses within the major or foreign language.

Last updated: September 26, 2016