History Associate of Arts Transfer Degree
Historians critically evaluate the causes and significance of events in the past to better understand the individuals, ideas, actions, and events that have shaped our present. The work of historians promotes a better understanding of cultures and societies from the past. While the study of history is valuable in its own right, it also serves as a useful preparation for careers in law, archival work, public service, education, journalism, and business.
This history degree includes foundational coursework in United States History and World History, with additional coursework in specialized history courses and/or introductory social science courses. Students will be prepared to successfully complete upper division coursework in history, and related disciplines, having completed this history degree. Students should consult with a counselor to determine whether this degree is the best option for their transfer goals.
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn this History AA-T degree, students must:
- completion of the following major requirements with a minimum grade of "C" (or "P");
- completion of a minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and
- certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 39 units.
It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSUGE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in History should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.
|Required Courses (6 units)|
|HIST 100||United States History to 1877||3|
|or HIST 100H||United States History to 1877 - Honors|
|HIST 101||United States History: 1865 to Present||3|
|or HIST 101H||United States History: 1865 to Present - Honors|
|List A: Select Two Courses (6 units)|
|HIST 170||World History to 1500||3|
|HIST 171||World History Since 1500||3|
|List B: Select one course from Area 1 and Area 2 (6 units)|
Area 1: (3 units)
|HIST 137||Racial and Ethnic Groups in United States History||3|
|HIST 138||African-American History to 1877||3|
|HIST 139||African-American History 1877 to Present||3|
|HIST 140||Chicano History||3|
|or HIST 140H||Chicano History - Honors|
|HIST 150||Introduction to Latin American History||3|
Area 2: (3 units)
|HIST 145||History of California||3|
|or HIST 145H||History of California - Honors|
|Total Units That May Be Double Counted||15|
|General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units||37-39|
|Elective (CSU Transferable) Units||18-20|
See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer.
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Identify and explain the historical significance of key events or movements
- Critically evaluate and interpret key themes in social, cultural, political, and/or economic movements
- Applying primary and secondary sources in research
- Analyze competing historical interpretations