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Award Type: Associate in Arts for Transfer

History is the study of continuity and change in human societies over time. The history major fosters an understanding of ourselves and our world through the study of the past-both remote and recent. It is by nature an extremely broad discipline that includes an analysis of individuals and groups, events and phenomena, long-term trends and short-term trends, institutions, societies, and cultures. The primary objectives of the associate in arts in history for transfer degree are: to prepare students for transfer to a California State University and completion of general education requirements for the students planning to enroll in a four-year institution. Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following: 1. Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE). 2.  A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district. 3, Obtainment of an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0. 4. Minimum grade of C, or P grade, for each course in the major. [The following Allan Hancock College graduation requirements will not be required: Health and Wellness, Multicultural Gender Studies and Allan Hancock College General Education.]

The graduate of the Associate in Arts for Transfer in History will:

  • Identify connections between specific people, groups, events and ideas and larger historical themes, developments and topics.
  • Describe how the social, political, intellectual, and economic systems of a particular society change over time.
  • Critically analyze primary and secondary sources in college-level essays, written assignments, and research papers.

Program Requirements

A major of 18 units is required for the degree. Required core courses:

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 101 World Civilizations to 1600 3.0
HIST 102 World Civilizations Since 1500 3.0
HIST 104 Western Civilizations to 1650 3.0
HIST 105 Western Civilization Since 1650 3.0
HIST 107 U S History to 1877 3.0
HIST 108 U S History from 1877 to Present 3.0

General Education

Complete one of the following:

a) CSU General Education Breadth - 39 units


b) Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) - 37 units

Double counting:

Number of units that may be double counted for the major and CSU GE or IGETC requirements - 12 units.

Select additional CSU transferrable units as needed to achieve 60 units required for the degree.