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History

A.A. Degree

The degree provides students with a foundation in the science of historical inquiry. After completing the program requirements, students will gain an understanding of the methodologies and schools of interpretation utilized by historians to study the past. Students will also demonstrate knowledge of the primary cultural, economic, intellectual, political, social, and diplomatic institutions of the United States and the world. Competencies will be assessed through the evaluation of student term papers and projects, essays, and regularly scheduled examinations.

Major Requirements
History 101, 102, 140, 141;
three courses from: American Studies 7, History 105, 106,
108, 110, 111, 112, 114, 122, 128, 129, 143, 145, 152, 154,
162, 163, 175, 176, 178, 183, 184
Total Units: 21

Preparation for the Transfer Major

For information on specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in the Counseling Services Center, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. You may use the transfer major requirements to help you fulfill your associate degree requirements.

The Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing the AA-T are given priority consideration for admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn an AA-T degree, students must complete: 1) a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C or better  2) 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0  3) the CSU General Education Breadth requirements or
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

Students who have completed the AA-T will have a strong academic foundation in the field and will be prepared for upper division baccalaureate study at the university.  The coursework will satisfy most of the lower-division requirements at many institutions within the California State University system. Students transferring to a UC, private, or out of state university should consult with an El Camino College counselor when planning to complete the degree since transfer requirements may be slightly different than those required for the AA-T.

Major Requirements
Required Core: 6 units
History 101, 102 List A: 6 units
History 140, 141 List B: 6 units (one course from each area):

Area 1: 3 units
History 143, 145, 152, 154, 175, 176, 178, 183, 184, Art 106, 205A, 205B, 207, 209, English 28, 31, 35, 36, 42, 43, Philosophy 14, Sign Language/Interpreter Training 111,112, 113, 114, 130, History 105,106, 110, 111, 112, 114, 122, Chinese 1, 2, 24, French 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, German 1, 2, Italian 1, 2, 24, Japanese 1, 2, 3, 4, 25, Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 52A, 52B

Area 2: 3 units
American Studies 7, Anthropology 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Communication Studies 5, 14, Economics 1, 2, 5, Ethnic Studies 1, Geography 2, 5, 7, History 105, 106, 110, 111, 112, 114, 122, 143, 145, 152, 154, 175, 176, 178, 183, 184, Journalism 12, Political Science 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, Psychology 2, 5, 10, 21, Physical Education 275, Sign Language 130, Sociology 101, 102, 104, 107, 108, 112, Women’s Studies

COURSES AND DESCRIPTIONS

History 101(formerly History 1A)
United States History to 1877
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*
This course is a chronological survey of American history from the first Americans to 1877, focusing on American social, intellectual, political, economic, and diplomatic institutions. Major topics in the course include colonization, slavery, the American Revolution, Native Americans, the Civil War and Reconstruction.  *Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing History 101 and 102 and History 110 and 111 and/or History 105 and 106 is one series.

History 102(formerly History 1B)
United States History from 1877 to the Present
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*
This course is a chronological survey of American history from 1877 to the present, focusing on American social, intellectual, political, economic, and diplomatic institutions. Major topics include culture, ethnic and racial diversity and the role of the United States within the
context of world history.  *Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing History 101 and 102 and History 110 and 111 and/or History 105 and 106 is one series.

History 110
(formerly History 16A)
The African American in the United States to 1877
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*
This course is a survey of the United States to 1877 with particular emphasis on the role of African Americans in shaping American society. The contributions of African Americans to the economic, political, social, and cultural development of the nation will be examined.  Note: This course meets the criteria of the CSU graduation requirement for United States History, Constitution, and American Ideals.  *Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing History 110 and 111 and History 101 and 102 and/or History 105 and 106 is one series.

History 112
(formerly History 17)
History of the Chicano in the United States
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC
This course surveys United States history from the Chicano perspective and covers historical periods from the initial contact between European and indigenous North American societies through colonial, early national, and contemporary American historical periods. Emphasis is
placed on this group’s contributions to the development of the United States. Factors that have shaped the formation of Mexican American society within the context of United States history will also be analyzed.

History 140
History of Early Civilizations
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC
This course is a survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of World Civilizations from the origins of these complex cultures in the Neolithic era to the emergence of the West in the fifteenth century. Topics include the early civilizations of the Near East, Egypt, India,
china, the Americas, Greece, and Rome.

History 141
History of Modern Civilizations
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC
This course is a survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of world civilizations from the rise of the West in the mid-fifteenth century to the present day. Topics include the European voyages of exploration and expansion, Africa and the transatlantic slave trade, Protestant and Catholic Reformations, the Islamic empires, China and Japan in the age of global expansion, French and industrial revolutions, World War I and II, the Cold War,and globalization.
Note: History 140 is not a prerequisite.

History 154
(formerly History 19)
A History of Mexico
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer, CSU, UC
This course surveys the political, social, cultural, and economic history of Mexico from Pre-Columbian times to the present. Discussion of major epochs of Mexican history will focus on the influence of various cultural groups in shaping modern Mexico.

History 183
(formerly History 12A)
Introduction to African History, Prehistory to 1885
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC
This course is a survey of Africa from human prehistory to the eve of colonial rule. Emphasis is given to the political, economic, and social development of the African continent. Topics include African trade relations with Europe and the world, the influences of Christianity and
Islam in Africa, the Transatlantic slave trade, the African Diaspora, and early European incursions.

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