Academic Catalog

Culture, People, & Ideas

History for Transfer (AA-T)

This degree program is useful for students preparing for careers in education, the law and legal field, journalism, government service, political science, museums and archives, consulting, and research. The history program offers a diverse transfer curriculum and is committed to equity-minded teaching in an atmosphere of academic excellence. History course offerings focus on global cultures, historically-underrepresented groups in the United States, and the development of American Institutions. History courses help students develop and refine research, writing, and interpretive skills that are essential in navigating both society and their careers.  History faculty create a vibrant intellectual campus culture and promote civic engagement through a variety of panels, presentations, and field trips.

The following is required for the AA-T in History for Transfer degree:

  1. Minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
  3. Minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major.
  4. A grade of “C” or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major.
  5. Certified completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern; see Degree Requirements and Transfer Information section for more information. Note: If following IGETC, IGETC-CSU must be followed for admission to a CSU.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Interpret and evaluate evidence by analyzing biases, patterns, trends, and relationships.
  • Evaluate and apply subject matter to students’ lived experiences and current events.
  • Analyze how power and privilege operate in society, through the categories of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality.
  • Develop and support arguments with evidence, including academic and organic (i.e. cultural, traditional, and experiential).
  • Research and explore career options and/or obtain experience in a career field.

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum
HIST-108Early American History3
HIST-109Modern American History3
List A
Select six units from the following:6
Early World History
Early Western Civilization
Modern World History
Modern Western Civilization
List B:
Select one course from each group:
Group 1: Select one of the following courses:3
History of Race & Ethnicity in the United States
U.S. History: Chicano/Chicana Perspectives I
U.S. History: Chicano/Chicana Perspectives II
U.S. History and Cultures: Native American Perspectives I
U.S. History and Cultures: Native American Perspectives II
U.S. History: Black Perspectives I
U.S. History: Black Perspectives II
Kumeyaay History I: Precontact - 1845
Kumeyaay History II: 1846 - Present
or if not selected above
Early World History
Modern World History
Group 2: Select one of the following courses:3
Comparative History of the Early Americas
Comparative History of the Modern Americas
Women in Early American History
Women in Modern American History
History of California
The Modern Middle East
Culture, Art & Ideas of the United States
Arts and Culture in Local Context - San Diego
Kumeyaay Arts and Culture I
Introduction to California Governments and Politics
Introduction to Native American Politics and Policy
or any course from Group 1 not selected
Units in the Major18
15 Units may be double-counted with GE
Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC-CSU)39/37
Total Transferable Elective Units18/20
Total Units60

Please note:  SDSU accepts this degree for students transferring into History B.A

Addendum Comment 

Updated the course description. Changed the double counted units to 15, and the total transferable elective units to 18/20.

Effective: Fall 2023 as of 10/18/2023