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Associate Degree for Transfer-History 2019-2020


The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree will prepare students for transfer to many California State Universities (CSUs). Students who complete the Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree will be ensured preferential transfer status to CSUs as history majors and majors in related disciplines. The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree requirements will fulfill the lower division major requirements at many CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to assess the course requirements for a specific CSU.

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree will enable students to develop skills in analyzing primary and secondary sources, identifying arguments and points of view, and conducting historical research. In addition, a strong background in history will enable students to put events and developments into their historical context and to synthesize these events and developments in order to reach rational and fact-based conclusions. More broadly, students will develop strong critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills that will prepare them for the requirements of upper division course work.

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.

Units Required

  • Major: 90

Degree Requirements:

Associate in Arts in History for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:
-CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the *Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (49-58 units) (full certification is required)
-Core and support courses (32 units, of which 28 units may satisfy the GE requirement)
-Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be completed with a grade of "C" (or "P") or better. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Although it is possible to fulfill the requirements for the Associate Degree for Transfer by completing the IGETC for UC pattern, admission to CSU requires completion of an Oral Communication course (IGETC Area 1C; CSU GE Area A-1); therefore, students who plan to transfer to CSU should complete this course as part of their GE or elective units.

Core Courses (24 units)

HIST 17A History of the United States to 1815 (4 units)
HIST 17B History of the United States from 1812 to 1914 (4 units)
HIST 17C History of the United States from 1914 to the Present (4 units)
or HIST 17CH Honors History of the United States from 1914 to the Present (4 units)

And complete ONE of the two sections below:
Section #1:
HIST 3A World History from Prehistory to 750 CE (4 units)
HIST 3B World History from 750 CE to 1750 CE (4 units)
HIST 3C World History from 1750 CE to the Present (4 units)

Section #2:
HIST 4A History of Western Civilization to 800 CE (4 units)
HIST 4B History of Western Civilization: 700-1800 (4 units)
HIST 4C History of Western Civilization 1789-Present (4 units)
or HIST 4CH Honors History of Western Civilization 1789-Present (4 units)

Support Courses (8 units)

One course each from List A and List B:

List A:
ANTH 4 First Peoples of North America (4 units)
ANTH 6 Peoples of Africa (4 units)
ART 2E A History of Women in Art (4.5 units)
ENGL 12 African American Literature (4 units)
ENGL 31 Latino/a Literature (4 units)
HIST 8 History of Latin America (4 units)
HIST 10 History of California: The Multicultural State (4 units)
HIST 18 Introduction to Middle Eastern Civilization (4 units)
WMN 5 Introduction to Women's Studies (4 units)
WMN 11 Women in Global Perspective (4 units)

List B:
ANTH 2A Cultural Anthropology (4 units)
or ANTH 2AH Honors Cultural Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 2B Patterns of Culture (4 units)
GEOG 2 Human Geography (4 units)
GEOG 10 World Regional Geography (4 units)
HIST 9 History of Contemporary Europe (4 units)
or HIST 9H Honors History of Contemporary Europe (4 units)
HIST 20 History of Russia & the Soviet Union (4 units)
MUS 8 Music of American Cultures (5 units)
or MUS 8H Honors Music of American Cultures (5 units)
PHIL 24 Comparative World Religions: East (4 units)
PHIL 25 Comparative World Religions: West (4 units)
POLI 1 Political Science: Introduction to American Government & Politics (5 units)

Control Information:
2019-2020 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2019-04-26 09:27:55 | Dept Code: HIST

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