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History, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T)

Banner Code: 1_AAT_HIST

Control Number: 32218

Financial Aid Eligible


Students graduating with an Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree are well positioned to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in a similar major within the California State University system with 60 units of upper-division coursework. Students who complete the History AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum 2.0 is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult a counselor for more information.

Lower-division history courses taken at Orange Coast College will introduce students to the broad sweep of historical events both within the United States and across the world and help them better understand the complexities of the contemporary world. To accomplish this, students learn to view the world from the perspective of people of different times, places, and circumstances. They learn that there is not just one simple explanation of the past. Foundationally, students will learn to read and analyze historical resources in the effort to develop valid arguments.

The most obvious application of a bachelor’s degree in history is to prepare individuals to teach, pursue historical research, and work in the museum field. In addition, the insights into the human experience and the skills gained through the study of history - to think clearly and analytically and to communicate effectively both in writing and orally - are excellent preparation for careers in many fields including data analysis, the criminial justice system, public service, and business.

Program Outcome

Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors require a higher GPA. Consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18-semester units in the major as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C (or “P”) or better.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU General Education Breadth — Option 2) OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC — Option 3).
  5. A minimum of 12 units in residence at OCC.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
Core Courses
HIST A170/A170HHistory of the United States to 18763
HIST A175/A175HHistory of the United States Since 18763
List A
Select two of the following:6
World History 1
Western Civilization 1
World History 2
Western Civilization 2
List B (Area 1)
Select one of the following:3
Afro-American History
Ethnic Groups of the United States: Their Histories
World History 1 1
World History 2 1
Women in History
List B (Area 2)
Select one of the following:3
History of England and Greater Britain
Any course not taken from above
Program Major Units18
CSU or IGETC for CSU 37-39
Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Units60

Program Sequence - CSU

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals. 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
HIST A170
History of the United States to 1876
or History of the United States to 1876 Honors
3
CSU GE AREA A2 - CHOOSE ONE 3
CSU GE AREA B4 - CHOOSE ONE 3-4
List A - CHOOSE ONE 3
World History 1
or World History 1 Honors
or Western Civilization 1
or Western Civilization 1 Honors
 
 Units12-13
Semester 2
HIST A175
History of the United States Since 1876
or History of the United States Since 1876 Honors
3
CSU GE AREA A3 - CHOOSE ONE 3-4
CSU GE AREA B2 no lab - CHOOSE ONE 1 3
ELECTIVE (CSU TRANSFERABLE) 3
ADT List B AREA 1 Course - CHOOSE ONE 3
Afro-American History
or Ethnic Groups of the United States: Their Histories
or World History 1
or World History 2
or Women in History
 
 Units15-16
Summer
CSU GE AREA A1 - CHOOSE ONE 3
 Units3
Year 2
Semester 1
PSCI A180
American Government 2
or American Government Honors
3
CSU GE AREA B1 with Lab - CHOOSE ONE 1 4
ELECTIVE (CSU TRANSFERABLE) 3
List A - CHOOSE ONE 3
World History 2
or World History 2 Honors
or Western Civilization 2
or Western Civilization 2 Honors
 
ADT List B AREA 2 Course - CHOOSE ONE 3
History of England and Greater Britain  
Any List A or List B (Area 1) course not already taken
 
 Units16
Semester 2
CSU GE AREA C1 - CHOOSE ONE 3
CSU GE AREA E - CHOOSE ONE 3
CSU GE AREA F - CHOOSE ONE 3
ELECTIVE (CSU TRANSFERABLE) 3 5
 Units14
 Total Units60-62

Program Sequence - IGETC

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
HIST A170
History of the United States to 1876
or History of the United States to 1876 Honors
3
IGETC GE AREA 1A - CHOOSE ONE 3
IGETC GE AREA 2 - CHOOSE ONE 3-4
IGETC GE AREA 1C - CHOOSE ONE or ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 1 3
 Units12-13
Semester 2
IGETC GE AREA 1B - CHOOSE ONE 3-4
IGETC GE AREA 5A no lab- CHOOSE ONE 2 3
ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 3
List A - CHOOSE ONE 3
World History 1
or World History 1 Honors
or Western Civilization 1
or Western Civilization 1 Honors
 
ADT LIST B (AREA 1) - CHOOSE ONE 3
Afro-American History
or Ethnic Groups of the United States: Their Histories
or World History 1
or World History 2
or Women in History
 
 Units15-16
Year 2
Semester 1
HIST A175
History of the United States Since 1876
or History of the United States Since 1876 Honors
3
PSCI A180
American Government 3
or American Government Honors
3
IGETC GE AREA 5B with Lab - CHOOSE ONE 2 4
ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 3
List A - CHOOSE ONE 3
World History 2
or World History 2 Honors
or Western Civilization 2
or Western Civilization 2 Honors
 
 Units16
Semester 2
LOTE: Foreign Language or ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 4 3-5
IGETC GE AREA 3A - CHOOSE ONE 3
ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 5 8
ADT LIST B (AREA 2) - CHOOSE ONE 3
History of England and Greater Britain  
Any List A or List B (Area 1) course not already taken
 
 Units17-19
 Total Units60-64