History for Transfer

History for Transfer

Associate in Arts in History for Transfer

Required Courses 

Dept. /No. –  Title –  Units
HIST-003 History of World Civilizations I – 3
HIST-004 History of World Civilizations II – 3
HIST-017 US History through Reconstruction – 3
HIST-018 US History from Reconstruction to Present – 3

Restricted Electives:
Choose three (3) units from the following:
GEOG-002, PS-002, SPAN-001 – 3

Choose three (3) units from the following:
ANTH-002, ECON-001, PS-001 – 3

Required Courses – 12 units
Restricted Electives – 6-8 units
CSU or IGETC General Education Requirements – 37-39
Elective (CSU Transferable) Units – 16-20
Advisor: D. Pieper

History for Transfer Overview

Courses in the Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree explore the past in a variety of ways. Through a critical evaluation of the causes and significance of events in the past, students of history learn about the individuals, ideas, actions, and events that have shaped our present. History teaches students to think critically and to communicate their ideas in a more sophisticated fashion. It promotes an understanding of cultures and societies from the past while it helps students consider their own identities in the world of today. While the study of history is valuable in its own right, it also serves as a useful preparation for careers in law, public service, journalism, business, medicine, and education. The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in History or a similar major.

This degree includes the following completion requirements:
(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
(3) A grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade
for courses in the major.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of key historical events and identify recurring patterns in the context of United States and world history. (Institutional SLOs: Critical Thinking and Personal Development)
  2. Communicate a well-reasoned response to humanities/social science inquiries using appropriate citations derived from various sources. (Institutional SLOs: Communication and Information Competency)
  3. Analyze and evaluate primary and secondary historical sources. (Institutional SLOs: Communication and Critical Thinking)
  4. Articulate respect for cultural diversity within the context of the complexities of the modern world. (Institutional SLOs: Critical Thinking, Personal Development, and Ethics)

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Students must complete the required courses for their major. General education units, transferable electives, and total degree units will vary for each student.  Some considerations include the courses (and their respective units) chosen to complete a general education area or transferable elective, and if required courses  for your major also count toward a general education area. Please see your academic counselor to help you reach your educational goals.