History

Associate Degree for Transfer

A.A.-T. in History

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree 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 Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree (AA-T) is designed to provide a seamless transfer pathway for students interested in pursuing a History degree in the California State University (CSU) system. The required and elective coursework surveys a broad spectrum of physical geography, human geography, geospatial technologies (e.g. GIS, the Global Positioning System, remote sensing), and related disciplines. The degree is comprised of lower division coursework typically required by CSU institutions. Students must complete a total of 60 transferable semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, to include either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum; students must also earn a grade of C or better in all the courses for the major as described in the Required Program. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements, students will be guaranteed admission to the CSU system with junior status and will not have to repeat lower division coursework. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop their educational plans as degree options and general education requirements vary for each university.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
HIST 310 History of the United States 3
HIST 311 History of the United States 3
HIST 301 History of Western Civilization (to 1660) (3) 3
   or HIST 307 History of World Civilizations to 1500 (3)
HIST 302 History of Western Civilization (3) 3
   or HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 31
HIST 320 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
HIST 321 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
HIST 331 Women in American History (3)
HIST 344 Survey of California History: A Multicultural Perspective (3)
HIST 360 History of African Civilizations (3)
HIST 364 Asian Civilization (3)
HIST 365 Asian Civilization (3)
HIST 370 History of the Americas through the 19th Century Wars of Independence (3)
HIST 371 History of the Americas from the 19th Century Wars of Independence to the Present (3)
HIST 380 History of the Middle East (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 32
HIST 301 History of Western Civilization (to 1660) (3)
HIST 302 History of Western Civilization (3)
HIST 307 History of World Civilizations to 1500 (3)
HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present (3)
HIST 314 Recent United States 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 331 Women in American History (3)
HIST 344 Survey of California History: A Multicultural Perspective (3)
HIST 360 History of African Civilizations (3)
HIST 364 Asian Civilization (3)
HIST 365 Asian Civilization (3)
HIST 370 History of the Americas through the 19th Century Wars of Independence (3)
HIST 371 History of the Americas from the 19th Century Wars of Independence to the Present (3)
HIST 373 History of Mexico (3)
HIST 380 History of the Middle East (3)
POLS 301 Introduction to Government: United States (3)
POLS 302 Comparative Politics (3)
POLS 304 Introduction to Government: California (3)
POLS 310 Introduction to International Relations (3)
POLS 312 Politics of the Middle East (3)
POLS 313 Latin America (3)
POLS 314 Modern Europe and the Unification Process (3)
POLS 315 Pacific Rim (3)
POLS 317 Global Studies: Africa (3)
POLS 318 Global Studies: Central Asia (3)
POLS 319 Global Studies: Southeast Asia (3)
HUM 300 Classical Humanities (3)
HUM 310 Modern Humanities (3)
HUM 320 Asian Humanities (3)
HUM 324 Global Islam: Culture and Civilization (3)
HUM 331 Latin American Humanities (3)
HUM 332 American Humanities (3)
SOC 300 Introductory Sociology (3)
SOC 301 Social Problems (3)
SOC 321 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States (3)
SOC 341 Sex and Gender in the U.S. (3)
ANTH 310 Cultural Anthropology (3)
ANTH 316 Global Forces in Culture Change (3)
ANTH 324 World Prehistory (3)
ANTH 331 The Anthropology of Religion (3)
ANTH 332 Native Peoples of California (3)
ANTH 334 Native Peoples of North America (3)
Total Units: 18

1Students completing both HIST 310 and 320, or both HIST 311 and 321, may not receive credit for both courses at all universities. Please see a counselor for more information.

2One course from the following group if not used in World History/Western Civilization or List B above.

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:

  • PSLO #1:Analyze and describe key developments and events in United States History.
  • Analyze and describe key developments and events in Western and World Histories to 1500.
  • Analyze and describe key developments and events in Western and World Histories from 1500 to the present.
  • PSLO #2: Demonstrate an understanding of the historian's methods in reconstructing the past using primary and secondary sources.
  • Identify and explain the sequence of cause and effect in history.
  • Research and compose written work based on extensive research of primary and secondary source materials.
  • PSLO #3: Evaluate the diversity in American and world societies with particular attention on race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, and nation.
  • Appreciate the role of geography in history.