History – Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer to CSU

Top Code: 2205.00

Knowledge of the past is a prerequisite for understanding the present and preparing for the future. The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree offers an array of courses designed to enable students to comprehend how they, their nation, and the contemporary world have been shaped by historical events and forces. It is only by studying the history of other civilizations and cultures that we hope to gain perspective on our own. In addition to producing teachers and historical researchers, the AA-T in History helps prepare students for other careers. Majoring in history is excellent preparation for students interested in a teaching career, the legal profession, or advanced work in the discipline. Students wishing to become business executives, administrators, and public servants profit immensely by gaining the methodological skills of the historian. Historians learn to gather, synthesize, analyze, and interpret evidence; they become skilled in presenting their conclusions to a general audience in a lucid and logical manner. History is an excellent foundation for a broadly based education in the liberal arts.

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements.)

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate through original written and/or oral analysis the ability to identify important events in historical eras; evaluate variables of historical phenomena; and analyze the causes and impact of significant change in a global context.
  2. Demonstrate awareness and critique the value of varied sources of historical information including professional lectures, secondary texts, primary documents, visual arts, fiction, oral histories, community studies, and/or current journalistic reports.
  3. Demonstrate responsibility as self-directed listeners, readers, and researchers.
  4. Compare and contrast the experiences and issues of subsets of minorities with that of mainstream in power, including concerns of race, class, and gender.
  5. Demonstrate respect for diversity of opinions on historical debates.
  6. Apply the analysis of history to create a plan for fulfilling civic responsibilities as community and international citizens.

Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree

Required Core
HIST 007AUNITED STATES HISTORY TO 18763
HIST 007BUNITED STATES HISTORY FROM 18763
List A
Select two of the following:6
HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS TO 1500
HISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION TO 1715
HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS FROM 1500
HISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION FROM 1715
List B
Select one course from each group not already used:6
Group 1
HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS TO 1500
HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS FROM 1500
LATIN AMERICA: PRE-COLOMBIAN TO 1825
LATIN AMERICA: 1825 TO THE PRESENT
HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
HISTORY OF CHINA, JAPAN AND KOREA
WOMEN IN AMERICAN SOCIETY
TRADITIONAL AFRICA
MODERN AFRICA
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY FROM 1865
HISTORY OF MEXICO
THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN
HISTORY OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS
HISTORY OF MEXICAN AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES
Group 2
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION TO 1715
HISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION FROM 1715
HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS TO 1500
HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS FROM 1500
HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN TO 1714
HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN FROM 1714
HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA
AMERICA'S RELATIONS WITH OTHER NATIONS
AMERICA AND THE TWO WORLD WARS
ISSUES OF THE VIETNAM ERA
PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
RELIGIOUS ISSUES, PERSONALITIES AND VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES
Required Subtotal18
CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Degree Total60

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree