ADT in History

This degree provides lower division preparation for students planning to transfer into history programs at four-year colleges and universities. Students will take history courses as well as courses in related fields required for history majors.

In addition to helping students meet general education and core requirements for transfer to an upper-division level history program, the courses are designed to give students a foundation in the examination of the record of human development. Special attention will be given to changing social, political, economic, and cultural structures and to the trends and patterns in history as they develop between and across regions. Students will be exposed to research methods that will help them contextualize their historical experience as well as develop skills in critical thought and writing.

Students receiving this transfer degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a "C" or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Required courses:
HIST 103History of World Civilization up to 1500 C.E.3
or HIST 103H History of World Civilization up to 1500 C.E./Honors
HIST 104History of World Civilization since 15003
HIST 107History of the United States before 18773
or HIST 107H History of the United States before 1877 - Honors
HIST 108History of the United States since 18773
or HIST 108H History of the United States since 1877 - Honors
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - Honors3
Sex and Gender in Cross Cultural Perspectives3
Sex and Gender in a Cross Cultural Perspective - Honors3
German III5
German IV5
The World in Conflict - The 20th Century, a History3
History of the African-Americans to 18763
History of the African-Americans since 18763
Latin American Culture and Civilization3
History of Latin America to 18253
History of Modern Latin America3
History of Mexico3
History of the Vietnam War3
History of World War II3
Minorities in America3
Spanish III5
Spanish IV5
Select one (1) of the following courses: 1
The World in Conflict - The 20th Century, a History3
History of the African-Americans to 18763
History of the African-Americans since 18763
Latin American Culture and Civilization3
History of Latin America to 18253
History of Modern Latin America3
History of California3
History of the American West3
History of Mexico3
History of the Vietnam War3
History of World War II3
Humanities - Prehistory through the Medieval Period3
Humanities - Prehistory through the Medieval Period - Honors3
Humanities from the Renaissance through the 19th Century3
British Civilization3
Spanish Civilization3
American Government and Politics3
American Government and Politics - Honors3
International Relations3
Total Units18-20
1

 A course may be used only once to fulfill degree requirements.

A.A.-Transfer Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the History A.A.-Transfer Degree will:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to write clearly and accurately about the historical process using an appropriate vocabulary.
  2. Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking about historical themes to compare and contrast time periods or groups of people and their experiences.
  3. Demonstrate a comprehension and appreciation of the connections, contributions, and experiences of various regions, ethnicities, races and genders in the creation of the modern world to develop a pluralistic perspective.
  4. Demonstrate quantitative knowledge of important historical patterns, processes, developments, figures and events to comprehend the chronology of historical events and patterns and their impact on developing societies.