The Associate in Art in History for Transfer (AA-T in History) degree is a comprehensive introductory history program that includes the study of world and Western Civilization and American History. The AA-T in History degree is supplemented by substantive courses such as Contemporary United States History: Vietnam; African American History; Women in American History; Cultural History of Mexico; History of California; and the History of Latin America the Caribbean. These courses cover a wide range of subjects; clearly, there is something to satisfy everyone’s interest. Students are encouraged to go beyond simple memorization of names and dates and actually get involved with the past. Assignments emphasize research skills, speculative analysis, and original thinking, and the ability to compare and contrast the past with current events. Students emerge from these classes because the study and evaluation of the past need not be stagnant; rather, it is an ever-evolving process.
The Associate in Art in History for Transfer (AA-T in History) degree meets the SB 1440 for Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT). These degrees are intended to make it easier for students to transfer to California State University campuses but do not exclude admittance to other colleges or universities.
To earn an Associate in Art in History for Transfer (AA-T in History) degree, a student must complete the following:
Completion of 60-semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
A minimum of 18-semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
ADTs also require that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Identify major individuals and cultural, economic, political, social, and religious events from American History, 1607-present.
Recognize significant problems arising in American History, 1607-present.
Evaluate the repetitive cycles of history relevant to American History 1607-present.