The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to institutions of higher education and specifically intended to satisfy the lower division requirements for the Baccalaureate in Arts in History at a California State University. This degree is designed to prepare students to seamlessly transfer to a CSU.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Describe and analyze the economic, intellectual, political and social development of world civilizations and American institutions in the context of continuity and change.
  • Articulate and demonstrate the range of ways that primary sources can be interpreted to arrive at different defensible interpretations of key historical events and movements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret historical events and
    movements both orally and in persuasive analytical essays.
  • Evaluate the role of individuals, institutions, and cultures in history and in view of historical events in contemporary contexts for greater global awareness.
Required Courses (18 units) Units
HIS-6*/6H* United States History to 1877/Honors 3
HIS-7*/7H* United States History from 1865/Honors 3
HIS-1* World History to 1500 3
HIS-2*/2H* World History since 1500/Honors 3
Electives A Choose from list A below 3
Electives B Choose from list B below 3
Electives - List A (3 units) Units
HIS-14* African American History I 3
HIS-15* African American History II 3
HIS-25* History of Mexico 3
HIS-28* Native American History to 1871  
HIS-29* Native American History II: Contemporary Society 3
HIS-31* Introduction to Chicana/o/x Studies 3
HIS-34* History of Women in the United States 3
HUM-9* American Voices 3
PHI-19* Native American Thought 3
Electives - List B (3 units) Units
HIS-11*/MIL-1* Military History of the United States to 1900 3
HIS-12*/MIL-2* Military History of the United States Since 1900 3
HIS-19* Modern Russia History 3
HUM-4*/4H* Arts and Ideas: Ancient World Through the Late Medieval Period/Honors 3
HUM-5*/5H* Arts and Ideas: Renaissance through the Modern Era/Honors 3
HUM-16* Arts and Ideas: American Culture 3
POL-1*/1H* American Politics/Honors 3
POL-2*/2H* Comparative Politics/Honors 3
POL-5* The Law and Politics 3

*Courses may also be used to fulfill general education requirements for the CSUGE or IGETC pattern, please confer with a counselor.

Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements and with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (or a “P” if taken as Pass/No Pass).