History: AA-T Degree

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree (AA-T) provides a comprehensive foundation in History in preparation for transfer to baccalaureate programs in the California State University (CSU) system in History. To fulfill the requirements for this degree, students will complete the required and elective courses in the area of emphasis and the appropriate general education pattern totaling 60 semester CSU-transferable units. The following are required for all AA-T and AS-T degrees:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. (Note: While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.)
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units with a “C” or better (or a “P” if the course is taken on a “pass-no pass basis”) in all courses required as a part of an AA-T or AS-T major as identified by the college catalog. (Title 5 § 55063)
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth) OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern general education requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate familiarity with major developments in American, world and regional histories.
  2. Critically assess primary source evidence.
  3. Use primary and secondary sources effectively to argue a historical thesis.
Degree Requirements
Required Core Courses (12 units)
HIST-120United States History 13
HIST-121United States History 23
HIST-122World History 13
HIST-123World History 23
Required Electives: List A (3 units)
Complete one course from the following:3
History of Modern Latin America
History of Mexico
History of American Women 1600-1900
History of American Women Since 1900
Required Electives: List B (3 units)
Complete one course from the following:3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
Introduction to Archaeology
Mesoamerican Archaeology
Medical Anthropology
Anthropology of Sex, Gender and Sexuality
The Anthropology of Childhood
Linguistic Anthropology
Economic History of the U.S.
History of Modern Latin America
History of Mexico
California History
History of American Women 1600-1900
History of American Women Since 1900
Introduction to the Principles Of American Government
Introduction to Modern Political Ideology
Social Psychology
Human Sexuality
Theories of Personality
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Social Psychology
Sociology of Crime
Total Units18

To receive an Associate Degree for Transfer, students must complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, and either the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.