History, A.A.-T

An Associate in Arts in History for Transfer will fulfill the requirements for students to transfer to the CSU system as a History major.

AA.HIST.OPTBAAT or AA.HIST.OPTCAAT

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CSU: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
HIST-111 U.S. History to 1877 3
HIST-160 Black History in the American Context 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
ENGL-103
Critical Thinking and Writing
or Critical Thinking and Composition
3
GEOG-101 Physical Geography 3
GEOG-104 Physical Geography Lab 1
HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865 3
Select one of the following: 3
The History of East Asia Before 1600  
The History of East Asia Since 1600  
Women in United States History  
History of India  
California Indians  
History of Science  
History of Mexico  
History of Latin America to 1820  
History of Latin America Since 1820  
 Units16
Fall Semester 2
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
HIST-101
Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)
or World History to 1500 (formerly History of World Civilizations to 1500)
3
PSYC/SOCI-112 Gender and Social Interaction 3
Select two of the following: 6
The World Since 1900  
The History of East Asia Before 1600  
The History of East Asia Since 1600  
Women in United States History  
History of India  
History of World Religions (formerly HUM-104 World Religions)  
California History  
California Indians  
Recent America: The U.S. Since 1945  
Military History of the United States  
History of Science  
Cultural History of American Motion Pictures  
History of Mexico  
History of Latin America to 1820  
History of Latin America Since 1820  
Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)  
 Units15
Spring Semester 2
ART-102 Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art) 3
HIST-102
Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)
or World History Since 1500
3
ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Select two of the following: 6
The World Since 1900  
The History of East Asia Before 1600  
The History of East Asia Since 1600  
U.S. History to 1877  
U.S. History Since 1865  
Women in United States History  
History of India  
History of World Religions (formerly HUM-104 World Religions)  
California History  
California Indians  
Recent America: The U.S. Since 1945  
Military History of the United States  
History of Science  
Cultural History of American Motion Pictures  
History of Mexico  
History of Latin America to 1820  
History of Latin America Since 1820  
Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)  
 Units15
 Total Units62

Language Requirement: Some CSU's require the equivalency of an intermediate language proficiency for graduation. Please see a counselor for more detail regarding specific CSU major and graduation requirements. 

Note: Hist 103, 104, 111, 112 can be taken in any order.

UC: General Education Option C

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
HIST-111 U.S. History to 1877 3
Select one of the following: 3
The History of East Asia Before 1600  
The History of East Asia Since 1600  
Women in United States History  
History of India  
California Indians  
History of Science  
History of Mexico  
History of Latin America to 1820  
History of Latin America Since 1820  
Black History in the American Context  
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
ENGL-103
Critical Thinking and Writing
or Critical Thinking and Composition
3
GEOG-101 Physical Geography 3
GEOG-104 Physical Geography Lab 1
HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865 3
Select one of the following: 3
The World Since 1900  
History of World Religions (formerly HUM-104 World Religions)  
California History  
Recent America: The U.S. Since 1945  
Military History of the United States  
Cultural History of American Motion Pictures  
Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)  
 Units16
Fall Semester 2
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
HIST-101
Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)
or World History to 1500 (formerly History of World Civilizations to 1500)
3
Select one of the following: 4
Elementary Spanish I  
Elementary French I  
American Sign Language I  
Select one of the following: 3
The History of East Asia Before 1600  
The History of East Asia Since 1600  
Women in United States History  
History of India  
California Indians  
History of Science  
History of Mexico  
History of Latin America to 1820  
History of Latin America Since 1820  
Black History in the American Context  
Select one of the following: 3
The World Since 1900  
History of World Religions (formerly HUM-104 World Religions)  
California History  
Recent America: The U.S. Since 1945  
Military History of the United States  
Cultural History of American Motion Pictures  
Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)  
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
ART-102 Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art) 3
HIST-102
Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)
or World History Since 1500
3
Select one of the following: 3
The History of East Asia Before 1600  
The History of East Asia Since 1600  
Women in United States History  
History of India  
California Indians  
History of Science  
History of Mexico  
History of Latin America to 1820  
History of Latin America Since 1820  
Black History in the American Context  
Select one of the following: 3
The World Since 1900  
History of World Religions (formerly HUM-104 World Religions)  
California History  
Recent America: The U.S. Since 1945  
Military History of the United States  
Cultural History of American Motion Pictures  
Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)  
 Units12
 Total Units60

NOTE: For students who did not meet the LOTE requirement in high school, they may fulfill Area 6 by demonstrating proficiency by completing ASL-100 American Sign Language I, FREN-101 Elementary French I or SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I with a grade C or better. Languages other than English for Native Speakers are also acceptable for meeting this requirement. 

Note: Hist 103, 104, 111, 112 can be taken in any order.

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
HIST-111U.S. History to 18773
or HIST-111H Honors U.S. History to 1877
HIST-112U.S. History Since 18653
or HIST-112H Honors U.S. History Since 1865
List A: Select two
Select one of the following:3
Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)
World History to 1500 (formerly History of World Civilizations to 1500)
Honors World History to 1500 (formerly Honors History of World Civilizations to 1500)
Select one of the following:3
Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)
World History Since 1500
Honors World History Since 1500
List B: One course from each area
Area 1
Select any course from List A not used above or any of the following courses:3
The History of East Asia Before 1600
The History of East Asia Since 1600
Women in United States History
Honors Women in United States History
History of India
Honors History of India
California Indians
History of Science
Honors History of Science
History of Mexico
Honors History of Mexico
History of Latin America to 1820
History of Latin America Since 1820
Black History in the American Context
Honors Black History in the American Context
Gender and Social Interaction
Contemporary Chicano in Society
Area 2
Select any course from List A not used above or any of the following courses:3
Cultural Anthropology
Honors Cultural Anthropology
World Prehistory
Honors World Prehistory
World Art
Honors World Art
History and Appreciation of Dance
Cultural Geography
World Regional Geography
The World Since 1900
History of World Religions (formerly HUM-104 World Religions)
California History
Honors California History
Recent America: The U.S. Since 1945
Honors Recent America: The U.S. Since 1945
Military History of the United States
Cultural History of American Motion Pictures
Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)
Honors Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)
Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Modern and Contemporary Philosophy (formerly Renaissance and Modern Philosophy)
Ethnic Politics in America
Honors Ethnic Politics in America
Total Units18
Course Title Credits
Units for Major 18
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 37-39
Possible double counting: 18 units
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 CSU transferable units)

Total Units for A.A.-T Degree: 60 units

The overall requirements for this Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) can be met by:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).
  • Completion of California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSUGE)  or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Completion of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is acceptable if pass is defined as a grade of C or better. ADTs are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing an ADT is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan to further understand university and transfer requirements.

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