History Degrees


Associate Degrees

History – AA-T Degree

The Associate in Arts Degree in History for Transfer (AA-T HIST) is designed to provide students with an understanding of both a diverse array of societies and how and why the historical process shaped our world. Through the coursework associated with the History AA-T, students will address questions of identity, community, knowledge, consciousness, intelligibility, communication, and meaning as they explore the broad disciplinary terrain of history.

Students are required to complete:
• Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
• Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a C (or “P”) or better for each course in the major or area of emphasis.
• No more than 60 semester units are required.

The Associate in Arts Degree in History for Transfer (AA-T HIST) will also assist History major students to transfer to a U.C. or other baccalaureate institutions. Students are advised to consult with a counselor to verify transfer requirements.

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
1. Apply knowledge of the historical process within particular fields of history and effective analysis and
evaluation of historical cause and effect.
2. Apply historical methodology and critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and evaluate primary and
secondary sources and historical arguments.
3. Analyze and evaluate the diverse historical identities, forces, and structures that have shaped past and present
human history and continue to influence human history.

A History AA-T Degree into a history program provides students with the large range of potential educational and career opportunities afforded a graduate in the humanities and/or social sciences that include, but by no means are limited to, careers in education, public service, law, business, and creative arts.