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, and 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 multicultural aspects of the modern world that was shaped by the past. Enhancement with anthropology, geography, ethnic studies, and political science is strongly urged.
AA = Associate in Arts Degree
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.
Online Courses for History
The courses listed BELOW are offered as online courses at least once every two years. Please see the Class Schedule 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
|Composition & Reading
|Honors Composition & Reading
|Advanced Composition & Reading
|College-level math course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
Core courses (24 units)
Support courses (12 units)
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.
Core and Support Courses
Core Courses (24 units)
Select 24 units from the following:
|World History from Prehistory to 750 CE
|World History from 750 CE to 1750 CE
|World History from 1750 CE to the Present
|History of Western Civilization to 800 CE
|History of Western Civilization: 700-1800
|History of Western Civilization 1789-Present
|History of the United States to 1815
|History of the United States from 1812 to 1914
|History of the United States from 1914 to the Present
Support Courses (12 units)
|Introduction to Ethnic Studies
|Introduction to African American Studies
|Introduction to Latinx Studies
|Introduction to Native American Studies
|Introduction to Asian American Studies
|History of Latin America
|History of California: The Multicultural State
|Introduction to Middle Eastern Civilization
|History of Russia & the Soviet Union
|Honors Institute Seminar in History
|Research Paper Search Strategies
|or LIBR 10H
|Honors Research Paper Search Strategies
For a complete list of degree requirements, please visit History 2023-2024 in Degree & Certificates.
Based on the 2023 - 2024 degree program.