Humanities and Social Sciences Division
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.