2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Associate in Arts for Transfer

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The curriculum in the History program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate for Transfer (AA-T) degree in History by providing the necessary breadth in the field, an introduction to the methods used, and the ability to complete both major preparatory coursework along with courses required for general education.


  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:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. 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.  Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  1. Understand the diversity of the human experience as influenced by geographical location, race, ethnicity, cultural traditions, gender and class
  2. Analyze historical processes that shape individuals and communities, drawing on detailed knowledge about the history of the area under study
  3. Think critically about the varieties of experience found in the historical record of the United States, exploring diversity as a critical component of history
  4. Distinguish between primary and secondary sources, and understand how each are used to make historical arguments
  5. Assess, use, and synthesize different kinds of evidence from a variety of historical sources to make a coherent argument about the past
  6. Understand the difference between opinions and substantiated scholarly claims
  7. Effectively conduct research and write a coherent historical essay or research paper that articulates a clear argument, effectively interprets multiple forms of evidence, identifies arguments in secondary historical texts, and uses appropriate citations

Group B: Select one course from each area (6 units)

Total Units for the Major: 18

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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