Online Degrees & Certificates
AA in History
The History department offers courses that explore political, economic, social, and cultural themes of the past with a strong emphasis on global understanding and multi-cultural contributions. Courses cover the geographical globe from Eastern/Western Europe to Asia and the Americas.
Learn more about the program on the History website.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to identify connections between specific people, groups, events and ideas and larger historical themes, developments and topics.
- Students will be able to critically analyze a variety of primary and secondary sources and draw valid historical interpretations from them.
A major in history is an excellent preparation for students who wish to enter the legal profession, politics, government service, sociology, travel careers, international trade, library science, elementary and secondary teaching. Today's students require a global comprehension for their careers and professions, as well as a fundamental understanding and appreciation of the multi-cultural aspects of the modern world that was shaped by the past. Enhancement with anthropology, geography, and political science is strongly urged.
Associate Degree Requirements
Units required for Major: 36
A minimum of 90 units is required to include:
- Completion of one of the following general eduation patterns:
- Foothill General Education
- CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or
- the Intersegmental Genearl Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
- Core courses (24 units)
- Support courses (12 units)
- Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.
NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree.
Online Courses for History
The courses listed BELOW are offered as online courses at least once every two years. Please see online Schedule of Classes for verification.
- For a complete listing of online courses offered during the current quarter, visit Online Course Information.
- If you need any additional degree information or confirmation, please contact the Counseling Division.
NOTE: Students having difficulty attaining an associate degree because of timing or availability of classes should consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution.
Associate Degree Requirements
|English Proficiency: Select one of the following|
|ENGL 1A||Composition & Reading||5|
|ENGL 1AH||Honors Composition & Reading||5|
|ENGL 1S||Integrated Composition & Reading|
|and ENGL 1T||and Integrated Composition & Reading||8|
|ESLL 26||Advanced Composition & Reading||5|
|College-level math course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra|
Core Courses (24 units)
Select 24 units from the following:
|HIST 3A||World History from Prehistory to 750 CE||4|
|HIST 3B||World History from 750 CE to 1750 CE||4|
|HIST 3C||World History from 1750 CE to the Present||4|
|HIST 4A||History of Western Civilization to 800 CE||4|
|HIST 4B||History of Western Civilization: 700-1800||4|
|HIST 4C||History of Western Civilization 1789-Present||4|
|HIST 17A||History of the United States to 1815||4|
|HIST 17B||History of the United States from 1812 to 1914||4|
|HIST 17C||History of the United States from 1914 to the Present||4|
|or HIST 17CH||Honors History of the United States from 1914 to the Present||4|
Support Courses (12 units)
|ETHN 1||Introduction to Ethnic Studies||4|
||Introduction to African American Studies||4|
||Introduction to Latinx Studies||4|
||Introduction to Native American Studies||4|
||Introduction to Asian American Studies||4|
|HIST 8||History of Latin America||4|
|HIST 10||History of California: The Multicultural State||4|
|HIST 18||Introduction to Middle Eastern Civilization||4|
|HIST 19||History of Asia: China/Japan||4|
|HIST 20||History of Russia & the Soviet Union||4|
|HIST 54H||Honors Institute Seminar in History||1|
|LIBR 10||Research Paper Search Strategies||1|
|or LIBR 10H||Honors Research Paper Search Strategies||1|
For a complete list of degree requirements, please visit History 2022-2023 in Degree & Certificates.
Based on the 2022 - 2023 degree program.