History Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer


The History Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer, also called the History AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in History. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states 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. History is the study of change over time. Historians analyze cause and effect, construct narratives from primary sources, and try to explain the actions of people in the past. 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, government, journalism, media, and communication. The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees, and there are no additional graduation requirements: (1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following: (a) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements. (b) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. (2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. (3) ADTs also require that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is an acceptable grade for courses in the major only if the P is defined to be equivalent to a C or better. This degree requires 18 units in the major in addition to other requirements.

Required Core (6 units):
HIST 170 F History of the United States to 1877 (formerly History of the United States I)3
or HIST 170HF Honors History of the United States to 1877 (formerly Honors History of the United States I)
HIST 171 F History of the United States Since 1877 (formerly History of the United States II)3
or HIST 171HF Honors History of the United States Since 1877 (formerly Honors History of the United States II)
List A - Select two courses (6 units):
HIST 112 F World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly World Civilizations I)3
or HIST 112HF Honors World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations I)
HIST 113 F World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly World Civilizations II)3
or HIST 113HF Honors World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations II)
List B, Group 1 - Select one course (3 units):3
African Civilizations to 18803
African Civilizations since 18803
Ancient Egypt3
Asian Civilizations I (formerly HIST 160AF)3
Asian Civilizations II (formerly HIST 160BF)3
Introduction to the Middle East3
Honors Introduction to the Middle East
Women in United States History3
African-American History I3
African-American History II3
Chicana/o History I (formerly ETHS 141 F)3
Chicana/o History II (formerly ETHS 141 F)3
American Indian History (formerly History of the Native Americans)3
Asian Pacific Islander American History3
List B, Group 2 - Select one course (3 units):3
Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization I)3
Honors Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II)
Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II)3
Honors Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors Western Civilization II)
Survey of British History I3
Survey of British History II3
History of the Americas I (formerly HIST 162AF)3
History of the Americas II (formerly HIST 162BF)3
United States Environmental History3
History of California3
Total Units18

Outcome 1: Identify important events, themes, and concepts of United States and world history.

Outcome 2: Investigate historical problems and issues by consulting primary and secondary sources.

Outcome 3: Identify an author’s thesis or main idea in a historical work.