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Associate in Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts in History is designed to provide foundational knowledge of western civilization, United States History, and history of diverse groups and to prepare students to transfer to a baccalaureate program in History.

Major Core Requirements (12 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
HIST004AWestern Civilization I: Prehistory to 1500 CE3 units
HIST004BWestern Civilization II: 1500 CE to Present3 units
HIST017AUnited States History3 units
HIST017BUnited States History3 units

Major Electives (6 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

Total Major Units: 18 units

To be awarded an Associate Degree, a student must:

  1. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in the major requirements.
  2. Completion of WVC, CSU-Breadth, or IGETC General Education patterns. Students whose goal is to obtain a bachelor’s degree should complete the CSU-Breadth or IGETC General Education pattern.
  3. Complete additional degree applicable units to meet the minimum 60-unit Associate Degree requirements.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Analyze how the interplay of multiple factors in a society including intellectual, economic, demographic, and cultural variables resulted in particular historical outcomes.
  • Describe how the social, political, intellectual, and economic systems of a particular society change over time.
Last Updated 7/19/23