Mar 04, 2024
The Major in History is designed to develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study of History. The skills developed in history courses include historical research and writing, the critical analysis of primary and secondary sources, the ability to differentiate between different historical interpretations of the same event, and the ability to communicate historical matter orally. The Associate in Arts in History degree requires completion of the AA-GE pattern (24 units), CSU-GE pattern (40 units), or the IGETC-CSU pattern (37 units). Students are encouraged to see a counselor for assistance in developing an educational plan that will identify the lower division major preparation and general education coursework that corresponds to the intended major and specific transfer institution. Students should consult www.assist.org for current course articulation in their major.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical thinking and writing skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of race, class, sex, and ethnicity on individuals’ experience of historical events.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the chronology of important historical events within the region and/or time period under study.
- Develop a strong base of research skills, including the ability to evaluate and properly use primary and secondary sources.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze a primary source.
Major Requirements - Core
Complete 6 units
Major Requirements - Restricted Electives
Complete 6 units selected from one of the sequences:
Area B - History of Women and Minorities in the United States
Complete 3 units from:
Complete an additional 6 units selected from Area A, Area B, or:
Minimum Major Units Required: 21
Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.
Minimum Degree Units Required: 60