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Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Degree A0334

History is a broad-based academic discipline with foundational coursework in both World History and The History of the United States, augmented with course options that add dimension and depth to the student's understanding of the discipline - such as history courses outside of the Western World, courses in the humanities or social sciences (including history) that address any historically under-represented groups or non-western subject matter fulfilling transfer level GE categories.

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree program requires students to critically analyze material from a variety of sources and to develop links and connections in abstracting fundamental meaning of historical data. The course distribution of the degree will expose the students to the complexity and diversity of the historical past, thus placing the present by issues and problems with a meaningful historical context.

To earn an Associate in Arts in History Degree for Transfer, a student must complete a minimum of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Required Courses

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      SOC Career Code: 19-3091.00

      Study the origin, development, and behavior of human beings. May study the way of life, language, or physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world. May engage in systematic recovery and examination of material evidence, such as tools or pottery remaining from past human cultures, in order to determine the history, customs, and living habits of earlier civilizations.

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      • Associate's Degree
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      59

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      SOC Career Code: 25-1125.00

      Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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      SOC Career Code: 25-2031.00

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      Annual Job Openings
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      SOC Career Code: 25-4011.00

      Appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.

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      $21.69

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      Annual Job Openings
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  • History

    Humanities and Social Sciences Division
    Degree A0334

    History is a broad-based academic discipline with foundational coursework in both World History and The History of the United States, augmented with course options that add dimension and depth to the student's understanding of the discipline - such as history courses outside of the Western World, courses in the humanities or social sciences (including history) that address any historically under-represented groups or non-western subject matter fulfilling transfer level GE categories.

    The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree program requires students to critically analyze material from a variety of sources and to develop links and connections in abstracting fundamental meaning of historical data. The course distribution of the degree will expose the students to the complexity and diversity of the historical past, thus placing the present by issues and problems with a meaningful historical context.

    To earn an Associate in Arts in History Degree for Transfer, a student must complete a minimum of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Core Courses
    HIST 7History of the United States to 18773
    or HIST 7H History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
    HIST 8History of the United States from 18653
    or HIST 8H History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
    List A
    HIST 3World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern3
    or HIST 3H World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern - Honors
    HIST 4World History: Early Modern to the Present3
    or HIST 4H World History: Early Modern to the Present - Honors
    List B: Choose one course from each area:
    Area 1 Diversity: or any List A course not already used:3
    HIST 9
    Asian American and Pacific Islander History
    HIST 10
    History of Premodern Asia
    or HIST 10H
    History of Premodern Asia - Honors
    HIST 11
    History of Modern Asia
    or HIST 11H
    History of Modern Asia - Honors
    HIST 18
    History of Latin America
    HIST 19
    History of Mexico
    HIST 30
    History of the African American 1619-1877
    HIST 31
    History of the African American
    HIST 35
    History of Africa
    HIST 36
    Women in American History
    HIST 40
    History of the Mexican American
    HIST 44
    History of Native Americans
    Area 2: or any course not already used:3
    HIST 16
    The Wild West - A History, 1800-1890
    HIST 39
    California History
    Total Units for Major18
    CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
    Total Units60
    1

    Courses may be double-counted with either CSU-GE or IGETC.

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