This degree program is useful for students preparing for careers in education and teaching, 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.
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.
Judicial Law Clerk1
Legal Arbitrator, Mediator, and Conciliator1
Political Science Professor1
Secondary School (K-12) Teacher1
Writer, Author, Editor1
Bachelor Degree (B.A.) or higher required.
Associate in Arts Degree Requirements
|Select twelve units from any two of the following sequences:||12|
|Early World History|
and Modern World History
|Early Western Civilization|
and Modern Western Civilization
|Early American History|
and Modern American History
|List A. Select one of the following:||3|
|History of Race & Ethnicity in the United States|
|U.S. History: Chicano/Chicana Perspectives I|
|U.S. History: Chicano/Chicana Perspectives II|
|Kumeyaay History I: Precontact - 1845|
|Kumeyaay History II: 1846 - Present|
|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|
|List B. Select one of the following:||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 Native American Politics and Policy|
|Introduction to California Governments and Politics|
Any course from List A not selected