Overview.

The study of history as an academic discipline is serious and systematic. Historians analyze the events and processes of the past, both to gain more understanding of human nature, in any place and at any time, and to explain the distinctive dynamics of particular societies, usually in regional and chronological contexts.  Moreover, we see historical study as a fundamental contribution to liberal, humanistic education and the development of critical intelligence.  Hence our history courses are intended to strengthen critical skills students will use in any field of study and/or profession.  In addition, studying the past will prepare students to better discharge the responsibilities of citizenship. Most careers in history require education beyond the associate degree and some require a graduate degree.  The most common career options for students with history preparation include: archivist, business person, diplomatic corps, government analyst, historian, journalist, lawyer, librarian, museum curator, park historian, professor, teacher and writer.

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To be awarded the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must have the following:
  • Completion of 60 CSU transferable semester units.
  • A minimum of at least 2.0 GPA in CSU transferable courses (note that a higher GPA may be required in some institutions).
  • Completion of at least 18 units in the major with a grade of “C” or better. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  • Certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements, or completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU requirements.

Please Note: No more than 60 semester units are required for this degree and no additional requirements will be imposed by Evergreen Valley College.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Read critically about topics in history thereby identifying problems, theses, arguments, evidence and conclusions.
  • Write critically about topics in history thereby addressing problems, formulating theses, making arguments, analyzing and weighing evidence, and deriving conclusions.
  • Think critically in speaking about topics in history, thereby articulating problems, stating theses, posing arguments, explaining evidence, and communicating conclusions.

Required Courses

Major Requirements

 
Course Title Units
HIST 017A History of the United States 3
HIST 017B History of the United States 3
List A: Select 2 (6 units) from the following: 6

HIST 003A

World History to 1500  

or HIST 010A

Development of Western Culture I

HIST 003B

World History From 1500  

or HIST 010B

Development of Western Culture II
List B: Select one course from each group:  
Group 1: 3

Any course (if not already taken in List A)

 

HIST 003A

World History to 1500  

HIST 003B

World History From 1500  

HIST 014

Women in American History  

HIST 021

African American History  

HIST 022

Mexican-American History  
Group 2: 3

Any course (if not already taken in List A)

 

ANTH 063

Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology  

ECON 010A

Principles of Macroeconomic Theory  

ECON 010B

Introduction to Microeconomic Theory  

ETH 010

Introduction to Ethnic Studies  

GEOG 011

   

HIST 012

   

HIST 014

Women in American History  

HIST 015

   

HIST 021

African American History  

HIST 022

Mexican-American History  

HIST 040

United States Military History  

HIST 045

Modern America  

POLSC 001

Politics and Government In America  

PSYCH 001

General Psychology  

SOC 010

Introduction to Sociology  

WOMS 010

Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies  

Total Requirements

 
Course Title Units
Major Requirements 18
CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC for CSU 1 37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)  
Total Units 60
1

 Some GE courses may be double-counted within the major and will reduce the number of units.  General electives may be needed to reach 60 units. Please consult with a counselor to determine which courses are applicable.