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Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

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 must complete the following requirements: 1. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units 2. the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. 3. a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district. 4. obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. 5. earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Major Core Requirements (6 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
HIST017AUnited States History3 units
Select one:

United States History
Honors United States History

3 units
3 units

Major Electives List A (6 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
Select one:

World History: Prehistory to 1500
Western Civilization I: Prehistory to 1500 CE

3 units
3 units
Select one:

World History from 1500
Western Civilization II: 1500 CE to Present

3 units
3 units

Major Electives List B Area 1: Diversity (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
HIST005A World History: Prehistory to 15003 units
HIST005BWorld History from 15003 units
HIST012African American History3 units
HIST014History of the Native North Americans3 units
HIST016Mexican-American History3 units
HIST020History and Geography of California3 units

Major Electives List B Area 2 (3-4 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ANTH002Introduction to Archaeology3 units
ANTH003Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3 units
Only one:

American Government
Honors American Government

3 units
3 units
PSYC001General Psychology3 units
SOCI001Introduction to Sociology3 units
WGQS001Introduction to Women's Studies4 units
WGQS003Introduction to Gender and Queer Studies3 units

Total Major Units: 18-19 units

CSU transferable electives courses are required when the major units plus transfer GE units total is less than 60.

Upon successful completion of this program a student 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.
Last Updated 7/19/23