History

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.A.-T. in History

The history major fosters an understanding of ourselves and our world through the study of the remote and recent past. The program develops critical thinking through exposure to a variety of historical themes, analysis and evaluation of evidence, and different points of view. Completion of the major prepares students for transfer to B.A. programs in history and for graduate studies in history leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. It also equips students for careers in business, government, teaching, law, or journalism. The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer (AA-T) prepares students for seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate in History or related field.

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) student completion requirements (as stated in SB1440 law):

(1) Completion of a minimum 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 GE Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University GE-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth).
(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.
(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Catalog Date: January 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
HIST 300 History of Western Civilization (3) 3
   or HIST 307 History of World Civilizations to 1500 (3)
HIST 302 History of Western Civilization (3) 3
   or HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present (3)
HIST 310 History of the United States (3) 3
   or HIST 320 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
   or HIST 483 History of the United States - Honors (3)
HIST 311 History of the United States (3) 3
   or HIST 321 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
   or HIST 484 History of the United States - Honors (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
HIST 307 History of World Civilizations to 1500 (3)
HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present (3)
HIST 309 World History in the Twentieth Century (3)
HIST 320 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
HIST 321 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
HIST 344 Survey of California History: A Multicultural Perspective (3)
HIST 360 History of African Civilizations (3)
HIST 364 Asian Civilization (3)
HIST 365 Asian Civilization (3)
HIST 373 History of Mexico (3)
HIST 375 The History of Modern Latin America and Caribbean (3)
HIST 380 History of the Middle East (3)
HIST 381 Modern Palestinian History and Culture (3)
One course from the following group if not used above:
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ANTH 481 Honors Cultural Anthropology (3)
   or ANTH 310 Cultural Anthropology (3)
ANTH 320 Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory (3)
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ETHNS 300 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)
GEOG 320 World Regional Geography (3)
HIST 307 History of World Civilizations to 1500 (3)
HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present (3)
HIST 309 World History in the Twentieth Century (3)
HIST 320 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
HIST 321 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
HIST 344 Survey of California History: A Multicultural Perspective (3)
HIST 360 History of African Civilizations (3)
HIST 364 Asian Civilization (3)
HIST 365 Asian Civilization (3)
HIST 373 History of Mexico (3)
HIST 375 The History of Modern Latin America and Caribbean (3)
HIST 380 History of the Middle East (3)
HIST 381 Modern Palestinian History and Culture (3)
POLS 480 Introduction to International Relations - Honors (3)
   or POLS 310 Introduction to International Relations (3)
PSYC 320 Social Psychology (3)
SOC 321 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States (3)
   or SOC 482 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States - Honors (3)
WGS 300 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (3)
Total Units: 18

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • evaluate and analyze diverse experiences and perspectives in history through an examination of conflicting narratives and power imbalances.
  • demonstrate an understanding of distinct local, regional, and global experiences and their interconnectedness to foster active civic engagement.
  • generate significant open-ended questions about the past, and critically analyze primary and secondary sources to construct oral and written historical arguments.
  • demonstrate breadth of knowledge of important social, economic, cultural, political, and intellectual currents while recognizing the continuum between the past and present.

Associate Degrees

A.A. in History

The history major fosters an understanding of ourselves and our world through the study of the remote and recent past. The program develops critical thinking through exposure to a variety of historical themes, analysis and evaluation of evidence, and different points of view. The major prepares students for transfer to B.A. programs in history. It also equips students for careers in business, government, teaching, law, or journalism.

Transfer Program: Transfer students should consult the Transfer Information section in this catalog and the History or related major sections of the catalog for the specific institution to which they wish to transfer to determine admissions, general education, and major requirements. Consultation with an SCC counselor is advised.

Catalog Date: January 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
Introduction to Early United States History:
HIST 310 History of the United States (3) 3
   or HIST 320 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
   or HIST 483 History of the United States - Honors (3)
Introduction to Recent United States History:
HIST 311 History of the United States (3) 3
   or HIST 321 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
   or HIST 484 History of the United States - Honors (3)
Introduction to Western Civilization or World Civilizations:
[ HIST 300 History of Western Civilization (3) 6
and HIST 302 ] History of Western Civilization (3)
or [ HIST 307 History of World Civilizations to 1500 (3)
and HIST 308 ] History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present (3)
Breadth Area. Some courses can be used to satisfy Breadth Area if they were not taken to satisfy Introduction to World and Western Civilizations requirement:
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
HIST 300 History of Western Civilization (3)
HIST 302 History of Western Civilization (3)
HIST 307 History of World Civilizations to 1500 (3)
HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present (3)
HIST 309 World History in the Twentieth Century (3)
HIST 344 Survey of California History: A Multicultural Perspective (3)
HIST 360 History of African Civilizations (3)
HIST 364 Asian Civilization (3)
HIST 365 Asian Civilization (3)
HIST 373 History of Mexico (3)
HIST 375 The History of Modern Latin America and Caribbean (3)
HIST 380 History of the Middle East (3)
HIST 381 Modern Palestinian History and Culture (3)
Total Units: 18

The History Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • evaluate and analyze diverse experiences and perspectives in history through an examination of conflicting narratives and power imbalances.
  • demonstrate an understanding of distinct local, regional, and global experiences and their interconnectedness to foster active civic engagement.
  • generate significant open-ended questions about the past, and critically analyze primary and secondary sources to construct oral and written historical arguments.
  • demonstrate breadth of knowledge of important social, economic, cultural, political, and intellectual currents while recognizing the continuum between the past and present.