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History Degree

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree provides a basic program to aid a student in thinking critically about one's self, one's cultural heritage, social and economic processes, and national and international affairs. Successful completion of the transfer degree in History guarantees the student acceptance to the California University system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in History or a related field to pursue careers in a variety of government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), nonprofit organizations (NPO), international government organization (IGO), libraries or museums, or research programs.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the major requirements for this degree, students will be able to:

1) Develop analytical skills by evaluating key historical decisions, testing hypotheses, and choosing among contenting viewpoints.   Analyze primary and secondary sources to develop analytical skills by evaluating key historical decisions, testing hypothesis, and choosing among contending viewpoints. (Critical Analysis)

 2) Develop communication skills through writing exercises, exams and discussions of critical historical events. (Communication Skills)

3) Act as a better informed citizens and knowledgeable voters through the study of U.S. political traditions and concepts of citizenship. (Citizenship)

4) Discuss, analyze. compare and contrast diverse world cultural, religious and political traditions (Diversity and Global Citizenship)

Required Courses

History 101 or 101H, World Civilizations to the 16th Century              
History 102 or 102H, World Civilizations Since the 16th Century   

History 120 or 120H, History of the United States to 1877                 

History 121 or 121H, History of the United States Since 1877             








Select one (1) course from Area 1: (Each course is 3 Units):

History 118, Social and Cultural History of the United States

History 124, Mexico and Mexican Americans in the United States

History 127, Women in U.S. History

History 152, Latin American History

History 167, Asian Civilizations

Select one (1) course from Area 2: (Each course is 3 Units):

Economics 102, Principles/Macro

Geography 100/100H, World Regional Geography

History 133, History of California

Philosophy 118, History of Philosophy

Political Science 101/101H, Introduction to to American Government

Political Science200/200H, American Political Thought

Political Science 201, Introduction to Comparative Politics

Political Science 220, International Politics

Political Science 221, Women in American Politics

Political Science 230, Political Theory