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History, Associate of Arts Degree

Banner Code: 3_AA_HIST

Control Number: 18219

Financial Aid Eligible

Historians analyze the economic, political, social and cultural characteristics of past societies and why these characteristics change over time. Students studying in this discipline will gain a greater understanding of the roots of the modern world and an appreciation for the cultural and global diversity of the human experience. History majors learn how to critically evaluate primary and secondary source materials and how to construct logical written or oral arguments clearly supported with evidence. These skills in critical thinking and communication are broadly applicable and highly sought after by employers, making history an excellent course of study for students seeking a general liberal arts education. History is particularly useful for students considering careers in teaching, law, communications, journalism, librarianship, archival and research work, public administration, and a wide variety of public service and government careers.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the social, cultural, political and/or economic characteristics of past societies and explain how and why these characteristics change over time.
  2. Analyze the meaning of primary and/or secondary historical sources and their significance as evidence.
  3. Evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity upon the development of past societies.

Review Graduation Requirements and General Education

Course Title Units
Required Core
Complete the following:
HIST C161World History 13
HIST C162World History 23
HIST C170United States History to 18763
HIST C175United States History since 18763
Program Electives
Select two of the following:6
Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology
World Cultures
Global Perspectives of Food and Culture
Survey of Art: Prehistory through Late Gothic
Survey of Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
Contemporary Art History
History of Asian Art
The History of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art
Art of the Ancient Americas
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North America
Economic Issues and Policy
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
ChicanX, LatinX, and Latin American Literature
Asian American and Transpacific Literature
Black Voices: Introduction to African American Literature
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
History of Ethnic Minorities in the United States
History of Ethnic Minorities in the United States
Racial and Ethnic Relations in America
Racial and Ethnic Relations in America
World Regional Geography
Cultural Geography
Latin American History and Culture
History of American Women
Chicano History
History of California
Western Civilization 1
Western Civilization 2
Introduction to the Humanities
Humanities through the Arts
History and Appreciation of the Cinema
American Government
Introduction to International Relations
Comparative Government and Politics
Political Theory
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Sociology
Perspectives of Sex and Gender
Units Required for Major18
Local General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC patternVaries
Electives to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Units for Degree60