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History Program

2016-2017

Description

History is the study of human experience from the dawn of time to the present. It examines people, institutions, ideas and events of the past and the present. The primary objectives of the History program are: fulfillment of general education requirements for American Institutions, Humanities and Social Sciences; completion of the Associate of Arts degree; and preparation for transfer to four-year institutions and completion of general education requirements for students enrolled in four-year institutions.

Program Emphasis

The courses in this program emphasize a number of student learning outcomes, primary being the development of critical thinking and communications skills to analyze problems, conceptualize theses, develop arguments, weigh evidence and derive conclusions; development of the ability to articulate the critical thinking outcomes through writing and/or speaking or by other modes of communication; and the development of an awareness of civic responsibilities and a thorough knowledge of global issues.

Award Type Units
Associate of Arts Degree:
History 18*
Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree:
History 18-20*

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Career Options

Most careers in History require education beyond the Associate degree and some require a graduate degree. This is not a comprehensive list, but some of the most common career options with History preparation include: archivist, business person, diplomatic corps, historian, journalist, lawyer, librarian, museum curator, park historian, professor, teacher and writer.

program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the History Program will gain facility with:

  • CRITICAL THINKING: Think critically in reading about topics in History, thereby identifying problems, theses, arguments, evidence and conclusions.
  • COMMUNICATION: Write or speak about topics in History, thereby addressing problems, formulating theses, making arguments, analyzing and weighing evidence, and deriving conclusions.
  • PERSONAL ACTIONS AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY: Demonstrate an ability to understand one’s role in society, take responsibility for one’s own actions, and make ethical decisions in complex situations.
  • GLOBAL AWARENESS: Articulate similarities and contrasts among cultures, times, and environments, demonstrating an understanding of cultural pluralism.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Associate of Arts Degree

History

Courses Required for the Major: Units
HIST 119 History of the United States I 3
HIST 110 History of the United States II 3
Select one six-unit course sequence from the following:
HIST 100 World History I and 3
HIST 101 World History II or 3
HIST 105 Introduction to Western Civilization I and 3
HIST 145 Introduction to Western Civilization II 3
Select additional six units from the following:
HIST 100 World History I 3
HIST 101 World History II 3
HIST 105 Introduction to Western Civilization I 3
HIST 106 Introduction to Western Civilization II 3
HIST 115A History of the Americas I 3
HIST 115B History of the Americas II 3
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times 3
HIST 123 U.S. History from the Asian Pacific American Perspective 3
HIST 130 The Modern Middle East 3
HIST 131 Latin America Before Independence 3
HIST 132 Latin America Since Independence 3
HIST 141 Women in United States History I 3
HIST 142 Women in United States History II 3
HIST 150 Native Americans in United States History 3
HIST 151 Native Americans in United States History 3
HIST 154 Ancient Egypt 3
HIST 175 California History 3
Total Units = 18

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in History or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the History Program will be able to:

  • Critical Thinking: Think critically in reading about topics in History, thereby identifying problems, theses, arguments, evidence and conclusions.
  • Communication: Write or speak about topics in History, thereby addressing problems, formulating theses, making arguments, analyzing and weighing evidence, and deriving conclusions.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Demonstrate an ability to understand one’s role in society, take responsibility for one’s own actions, and make ethical decisions in complex situations.
  • Global Awareness: Articulate similarities and contrasts among cultures, times, and environments, demonstrating an understanding of cultural pluralism.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Note: Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor and visit www.assist.org for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

Award Notes: Students are required to complete a maximum of 60 CSU transferable units with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0.

Major: A minimum of 18 units with grade of C or better.

General Education: In addition to the courses required in the major, students must complete one of the following general education options:

  • The California State University General Education Breadth pattern
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum pattern

Note: Completion of the California State University American Institutions graduation requirement is strongly recommended prior to transfer.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
HIST 109 History of the United States I 3
HIST 110 History of the United States II 3
Category A: Select two of the following courses. Sequential courses highly recommended (6 units):
HIST 100 World History I or
HIST 105 Introduction to Western Civilization I 3
HIST 101 World History II or
HIST 106 Introduction to Western Civilization II 3
Category B1: Select one of the following courses or any course not selected in Category A (3-5 units):
AMSL 115 American Sign Language Level I 4
AMSL 116 American Sign Language Level II 4
AMSL 215 American Sign Language Level III 4
CHIN 101 First Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 102 Second Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 201 Third Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French 5
FREN 201 Third Course In French 3
GERM 101 First Course in German 5
GERM 102 Second Course in German 5
GERM 201 Third Course in German 5
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
LATI 101 First Course in Latin 5
LATI 102 Second Course in Latin 5
LATI 201 Third Course in Latin 5
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian 5
RUSS 201 Third Course in Russian 5
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
TAGA 101 First Course in Tagalog 5
VIET 101 First Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 102 Second Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 201 Third Course in Vietnamese 5
BLAS 140A History of the U.S., Black Perspectives 3
BLAS 140B History of the U.S., Black Perspectives 3
CHIC 141A United States History from a Chicano Perspective 3
CHIC 141B United States History from a Chicano Perspective 3
HIST 115A History of the Americas I 3
HIST 115B History of the Americas II 3
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times 3
HIST 123 U.S. History from the Asian Pacific American Perspective 3
HIST 130 The Modern Middle East 3
HIST 131 Latin America Before Independence 3
HIST 132 Latin America Since Independence 3
HIST 141 Women in United States History I 3
HIST 142 Women in United States History II 3
HIST 150 Native Americans in United States History 3
HIST 151 Native Americans in United States History 3
HIST 154 Ancient Egypt 3
HIST 175 California History 3
POLI 103 Comparative Politics 3
POLI 140 Contemporary International Politics 3
Category B2: Select one of the following courses or any course not selected in Category A (3 units):
ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics 3
GEOG 102 Cultural Geography 3
HUMA 106 World Religions 3
POLI 102 The American Political System 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
Total Units = 18-20

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.