History Degrees

Associate of Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T) in History

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree (AA-T in History) is a 60 unit program designed to provide lower division education to students planning to transfer to a CSU institution in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree in History. Students who complete the Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree (AA-T in History) will be able to describe how the social, political, intellectual and economic systems of a particular society change over time and analyze how the interplay of multiple factors in a society including intellectual, economic, demographic, and cultural variables resulted in particular historical outcomes.

Students must complete the following requirements:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.

Required Core Courses (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 17A United States History 3 units
HIST 17B/H United States History or Honors 3 units

List A (6 units)

Select two from below.

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 4A Western Civilization I: Prehistory to 1500CE 3 units
OR
HIST 5A World History: Prehistory to 1500 3 units
AND
HIST 4B Western Civilization II: 1500 CE to Present 3 units
OR
HIST 5B World History from 1500 3 units

List B (6 units)

Select one from each Group.

Group 1 (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 5A World History: Prehistory to 1500 3 units
HIST 5B World History from 1500 3 units
HIST 12 African American History 3 units
HIST 14 History of the Native North American 3 units
HIST 16 Mexican-American History 3 units
HIST 20 History and Geography of California 3 units

Group 2 (3-4 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ANTH 2 Introduction to Archaeology 3 units
ANTH 3 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 units
POLI 1/H American Government or Honors 3 units
PSYC 1 General Psychology 3 units
SOCI 1 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
WGQS 1 Introduction to Women’s Studies 4 units
WGQS 3 Introduction to Gender Studies 3 units

Major Requirements: 18 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 37 – 39 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

Fall, Year 1 (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 17A United States History 3 units

Spring, Year 1 (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 17B United States History 3 units
OR
HIST 17BH Honors United States History 3 units

List A: Select Two

Spring/Fall, Year 2 (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 5A World History: Prehistory to 1500 3 units
OR
HIST 4A Western Civilization I: Prehistory to 1500 CE 3 units
HIST 5B World History From 1500 3 units
OR
HIST 4B Western Civilization II: 1500 CE to Present 3 units

List B: Select one course from each group

Group 1

Fall, Year 2 (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 5A World History: Prehistory to 1500 3 units
HIST 5B World History From 1500 3 units
HIST 20 History and Geography of California 3 units
HIST 12 African American History 3 units
HIST 14 History of the Native North American 3 units
HIST 16 Mexican-American History 3 units

Group 2

Any course from Group 1 not already used or

Fall or Spring, Year 1 (3-4 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ANTH 3 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
or
ECON 1AH Honors Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
or
ECON 1BH Honors Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
HIST 8B History of Latin America/Caribbean, 1825 to Present 3 units
POLI 1 American Government 3 units
PSYC 1 General Psychology 3 units
SOCI 1 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
WGQS 1 Introduction to Women’s Studies: Knowledge Gender and Power 4 units

Total Units: 18-19 units

GE Units (CSU GE or IGETC): 37 or 39 units

Total Degree Units: 60 units

Associate of Arts Degree in History

After completing an A.A. degree in History, a student will be able to:

  • Describe how the social, political, intellectual, and economic systems of a particular society change over time.
  • Analyze how the interplay of multiple factors in a society including intellectual, economic, demographic, and cultural variables resulted in particular historical outcomes.

Required Core Courses (12 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 4A Western Civilization I: Prehistory to 1500 CE 3 units
HIST 4B Western Civilization II: 1500 CE to Present 3 units
HIST 17A United States History 3 units
HIST 17B United States History 3 units

Elective Courses (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 8A History of Latin America/Caribbean, Prehistory to 1825 3 units
HIST 8B History of Latin America/Caribbean, 1825 to Present 3 units
HIST 12 African American History 3 units
HIST 14 History of the Native North American 3 units
HIST 16 Mexican-American History 3 units
HIST 20 History and Geography of California 3 units

Total Major Units: 18 units

Requirements vary somewhat among four-year institutions. Consult the department advisor and counselor for transfer requirements of the institution of your choice.

To be awarded an A.A. Degree, a student must complete:

  1. All the major requirements.
  2. Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements.

Fall/Spring, Year 1 (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 4A Western Civilization I: Prehistory to 1500 CE 3 units

Fall/Spring, Year 1 (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 4B Western Civilization II: 1500 CE to present 3 units

Fall/Spring, Year 1 (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 17A United States History 3 units

Fall/Spring, Year 1 (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 17B United States History 3 units
HIST 17BH Honors United States History 3 units

Elective Courses: Select Two

Fall/Spring, Year 2 (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 8B History of Latin America/Caribbean, 1825 to Present 3 units
HIST 12 African American History 3 units
HISt 14 History of the Native North American 3 units
HIST 16 Mexican-American History 3 units
HIST 20 History and Geography of California 3 units
Required Core 18 units
Last Updated 12/9/19