History, Associate in Arts

The Major in History is designed to develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study of History. The skills developed in history courses include historical research and writing, the critical analysis of primary and secondary sources, the ability to differentiate between different historical interpretations of the same event, and the ability to communicate historical matter orally. The Associate in Arts in History degree requires completion of the AA-GE pattern (24 units), CSU-GE pattern (40 units), or the IGETC-CSU pattern (37 units). Students are encouraged to see a counselor for assistance in developing an educational plan that will identify the lower division major preparation and general education coursework that corresponds to the intended major and specific transfer institution. Students should consult www.assist.org for current course articulation in their major.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students who major in History will be able to demonstrate critical thinking and writing skills.
  2. Students who major in History will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the impact of race, class, sex, and ethnicity on individuals' experience of historical events.
  3. Students who major in History will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the chronology of important historical events within the region and/or time period under study.
  4. Students who major in History will develop a strong base of research skills, including the ability to evaluate and properly use primary and secondary sources.
  5. Students who major in History will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyze a primary source.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 6 units

HIST 017A

History of the United States

3

HIST 017B

History of the United States

3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 6 units selected from one of the sequences:

HIST 002A

World History to 1600

3

and

 

 

HIST 002B

World History Since 1600

3

or

 

 

HIST 004A

History of Western Civilization

3

and

 

 

HIST 004B

History of Western Civilization

3

Area B - History of Women and Minorities in the United States - Complete 3 units from:

HIST 027

Women in History

3

HIST 030A

African-American History to 1877

3

HIST 030B

African-American History Since 1877

3

HIST 031

Mexican-American History

3

HIST 034

Asian Pacific American History

3

Area C - Complete an additional 6 units selected from Area A, Area B, or:

HIST 006A

History of Asian Civilization

3

HIST 006B

History of South and Southeast Asian Civilization

3

HIST 006C

History of the Middle East

3

HIST 007

History Through Film

3

HIST 037

California History

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 21

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60