Associate in Arts for Transfer
About the Program
The History major is designed to help students comprehend the forces that have shaped the United States, as well as other nations around the world. The program fulfills the campus mission to foster growth in its students and in the community. The program offers a wide variety of courses, and all of the units are transferable. Students of history are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills and to learn to write clearly. Both skills will enable students to be successful in their chosen career fields. The discipline of history helps to nurture an informed public and is, therefore, of vital importance to a democratic society. While units in this program are transferable to many institutions, students should consult a counselor for transfer information.
About the Degree
The discipline of history helps to nurture an informed public and is, therefore, of vital importance to a democratic society. The program for the Associates in Arts in History for Transfer exposes students to the great historical arguments on these issues, and prompts students to think for themselves on these important topics. Students progressing toward the AA-T in History will learn the tools of critical thinking. They will be expected to apply their skills to a variety of historical narratives. The transfer degree is especially intended to assist students in transferring into the California State University System. Students completing the degree receive a guarantee of admission with junior status into the California State University System and will have completed the common core of lower division courses required for a CSU baccalaureate degree in the field of History or a similar major.
- 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 CA 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.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in History, students are able to analyze and assess various types of historical sources.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in History, students are able to compose an argument using historical evidence.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in History, students are able to explain major historical
developments in United States and World History.
|HIST 7 US History Through Reconstruction||3|
|HIST 8 US History Post-Reconstruction||3|
|HIST 1 Western Civilization to 1600 or|
|HIST 3 World History to 1500||3|
|HIST 2 Western Civilization since 1600 or|
|HIST 4 World History since 1500||3|
|HIST 25 American Indian History||3|
|HIST 32 U.S. Women’s History||3|
|HIST 14 History and American Cultures of California||3|
|HIST 28 History of the American West||3|
|Total Units in the Major||18|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||42|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Updated: July 2022