Program: History

Overview

History

The History Department offers an Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree which provides students with a fundamental knowledge of historical events, literacy, and thinking. Upon completion of the degree, students will also gain the knowledge, skills, civic engagement abilities and cultural sensitivity that will allow them to be successful as citizens in a multicultural society. Furthermore, this degree supplies students with a basic understanding of what it means to be a historian. Students completing the degree will gain the necessary skills needed to succeed after transfer to a California State University Campus (CSU) or any other 4-year college.  

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

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree prepares students for transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in History or a similar major. Upon completion of the Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree, a student will be prepared to complete a baccalaureate degree in History or a similar major because the proposed courses for this associate degree meet all the requirements specified in section 66746 of the California Educational Code. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Students will develop the ability to critically analyze topics in History using a variety of primary and secondary sources and understand the causes and effects of historical events, thereby identifying and articulating problems, theses, arguments, evidence and conclusions about the significance of historical change and continuity over time. 
  • Students will develop an understanding of their roles in society, take responsibility for their own actions, and make ethical decisions in complex situations. 
  • Students will be able to articulate similarities and differences among cultures, times, and environments, demonstrating an understanding of cultural pluralism, as well as the value the importance of diverse perspectives in history.