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AA Transfer History

Program Description

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree will prepare students for transfer to many California State Universities (CSUs). Students who complete the Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree will be ensured preferential transfer status to CSUs as history majors and majors in related disciplines. The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree requirements will fulfill the lower division major requirements at many CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to assess the course requirements for a specific CSU.

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree will enable students to develop skills in analyzing primary and secondary sources, identifying arguments and points of view, and conducting historical research. In addition, a strong background in history will enable students to put events and developments into their historical context and to synthesize these events and developments in order to reach rational and fact-based conclusions. More broadly, students will develop strong critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills that will prepare them for the requirements of upper division course work.

Learn more about the program on the History website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to identify connections between specific people, groups, events, and ideas, and larger historical themes, developments, and topics.

Students will be able to critically analyze a variety of primary and secondary sources and draw valid historical interpretations from them.

Units Required

Major: 32-33.5

Associate Degree Requirements

Associate in Arts in History for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:

  • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the *Intersegmental Genearl Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) 49-58 units (full certification is required)
  • Core and suppport courses (32-33.5 units, of which 25.5 units may satisfy the GE requirement)
  • Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement

* IMPORTANT NOTE: Although it is possible to fulfill the requirements for the Associate Degree for Transfer by completing the IGETC for UC pattern, admission to CSU requires completion of an Oral Communication course (IGETC Area 1C; CSU GE Area A-1); therefore, students who plan to transfer to CSU should complete this course as part of their GE or elective units.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be completed with a grade of "C" (or "P") or better. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Online Courses for History AAT

The courses listed BELOW are offered as online courses at least once every two years. Please see the Class Schedule for verification.

NOTE: Students having difficulty attaining an associate degree because of timing or availability of classes should consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution.

Core and Support Courses

Core Courses

HIST 17A History of the United States to 1815 4
HIST 17B History of the United States from 1812 to 1914 4
HIST 17C History of the United States from 1914 to the Present 4

And complete ONE of two sections below: (12 Units)

Section #1
HIST 3A World History from Prehistory to 750 CE 4
HIST 3B World History from 750 CE to 1750 CE 4
HIST 3C World History from 1750 CE to the Present 4
Section #2
HIST 4A History of Western Civilization to 800 CE 4
HIST 4B History of Western Civilization: 700-1800 4
HIST 4C History of Western Civilization 1789-Present 4

Support Courses (8 - 9.5 units)

One course each from List A and List B:

List A
ANTH 4 First Peoples of North America 4
ANTH 6 Perspectives from Africa 4
ART 2E History of Women in Art 4.5
ENGL 12 African American Literature 4
ENGL 12A All Power to the People: Literature of the Black Panther Party 4
ENGL 31 Latino/a Literature 4
ETHN 1 Introduction to Ethnic Studies 4
ETHN 2 Introduction to Aftrican American Studies 4
ETHN 3 Introduction to Latinx Studies 4
ETHN 4 Introduction to Native American Studies 4
ETHN 5 Introduction to Asian American Studies 4
HIST 8 History of Latin America 4
HIST 10 History of California: The Multicultural State 4
HIST 18 Introduction to Middle Eastern Civilization 4
WMN 5 Introduction to Women's Studies 4
WMN 11 Women in Global Perspective 4
List B 
ANTH 2A Cultural Anthropology 4
or ANTH 2AH Honors Cultural Anthropology 4
ANTH 2B Patterns of Culture 4
GEOG 2 Human Geography 4
GEOG 10 World Regional Geography 4
GLST 1 Introduction to Global Studies 4
GLST 2 Global Issues 4
HIST 20 History of Russia & the Soviet Union 4
PHIL 24 Comparative World Religions: East 4
PHIL 25 Comparative World Religions: West 4
POLI 1 Political Science: Introduction to American Government & Politics 5
Total Units   32-33.5

Note that this is a list of fully online courses that satisfy degree requirements.

For a list of on-campus courses that satisfy degree requirements, please visit  Associate Degree for Transfer-History 2023-20234.

Based on the 2023 - 2024 degree program.