History AA-T Degree

History is the study of the people and events of the past, especially their social and political effects. History ranges from the study of wars, religion, technology, industrialization and urbanization to social movements, political movements and cultural developments. Students in history courses learn more than dates, names, and events. They also learn how to interpret, debate, and draw conclusions. History majors acquire a broad perspective on the human experience and appreciate how the past shaped the present. A History degree is an excellent general preparation for careers in education, law, historical research, historical preservation, the national and state park systems, government, journalism, media, and communication.

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer, also called the History AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in History. Students earning the History AA-T degree will be granted priority for admission as a History major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 18-20 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. There are no additional graduation requirements.  Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Required Core CoursesUnits
HIST 017US History through Reconstruction3
HIST 018US History from Reconstruction to Present3
HIST 003History of World Civilization I3
or HIST 005 History of Western Civilization I
HIST 004History of World Civilization II3
or HIST 006 History of Western Civilization II
Select 2 courses, one course from each area:6-8
Area 1 - Diversity Course (3-5 units)
Intercultural Communication
Intro Latin American/Chicano Literature
Introduction to Comparative Governments
Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to Race & Ethnicity
Mexican American Culture & Society
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
Elementary German I
Elementary German II
Elementary Japanese I
Elementary Japanese II
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Area 2 - History Course (3 units)
Cultural Anthropology
California History
Latin American History
Global Studies
Required Subtotal18-20
Select one of the following: 137-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB 1440).