History, Associate in Arts Degree in History for Transfer
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:
- Develop a well-structured argument supported with relevant evidence which evaluates the social, cultural, political and/or economic characteristics of past societies and how and why these characteristics change over time.
- Analyze the meaning of primary and/or secondary historical sources and their significance as evidence.
- Evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity upon the development of past societies.
Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements
- Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. A minimum of 12 units must be in residence at Coastline College.
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
- Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an Associate Degree for Transfer major as detailed in the catalog.
- Certified Completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth - Coastline’s Option 2 General Education pattern), OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC - Coastline Option 3 General Education pattern).
Requirements for the Major
|Students will complete all of the following:|
|HIST C170||United States History to 1876||3|
|HIST C175||United States History since 1876||3|
|Select six units of the following:||6|
|World History 1|
or HIST C180
|Western Civilization 1|
|World History 2|
or HIST C185
|Western Civilization 2|
|Select one course from each of the following two areas:||6|
|World Regional Geography|
|Latin American History and Culture|
|History of American Women|
|World History 1 1|
|World History 2 1|
|Comparative Government and Politics|
|Racial and Ethnic Relations in America|
|Perspectives of Sex and Gender|
|Any history course from List A or List B Area 1 not previously used to fulfill a requirement or:|
|Survey of Art: Prehistory through Late Gothic|
|Survey of Art: Renaissance to Contemporary|
|Contemporary Art History|
|History of Britain and Ireland 2|
|History of California|
|The American West|
|History and Appreciation of Music|
|History of Rock Music|
|History of Jazz|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Total Required for the Major||18|
|CSU General Education or IGETC pattern||37-39|
|Transfer Electives as needed to reach 60 transferable units|
|Total for Degree||60|
If not previously used to fulfill List A requirement