History at College of San Mateo - Associate in Art Degree for Transfer/SB1440
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AA-TAssociate in Arts Degree for Transfer/SB1440: History

The AA-T major in History prepares students for transfer into bachelor’s degree programs in history and similar areas.

History course work in general is helpful to the student who intends to eventually pursue graduate studies in such diverse fields as history, education, and law. Most career opportunities associated with this discipline require the minimum of a B.A. degree. Some business firms and government agencies seek persons with a broad overview and perspective of historical phases and processes of change.

In addition to a career as a historian, career possibilities include anthropologist, antique dealer, archivist, attorney, book dealer, correspondent, customs inspector, college administrator/professor, foreign service officer, fund raiser, librarian, museum curator/technician, news editor, researcher/ research analyst, theologian/clergy member, title examiner, and writer.

Degree Requirements
Complete CSU General Education and major requirements listed for the Associate degree and

Major Requirements: 18 semester units

A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.

Required Core Courses:

HIST 100 Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 101 Western Civilization II 3 units
HIST 201 United States History I 3 units
HIST 202 United States History II 3 units

Plus, two courses, one from each group (6 units):

Group A: Any diversity course defined as:

HIST 260 Women in American History 3 units
ETHN 101 Latin American and Indigenous Peoples History and Culture 3 units
ETHN 103 Asian Pacific American history and Cultural Experience 3 units
ETHN 104 Asian Pacific Islanders in United States History and Culture 3 units
ETHN 105 African American History and Culture 3 units
SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 120 Advanced Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 122 Advanced Elementary Spanish II 3 units
CHIN 111 Elementary Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 112 Elementary Chinese II 3 units
CHIN 121 Advanced Elementary Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 122 Advanced Elementary Chinese II 3 units
CHIN 131 Intermediate Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 132 Intermediate Chinese II 3 units

Group B: Any History or any non-history course from the humanities or social sciences related to history articulated as fulfilling CSU GE Area C or D or any introductory level social science course articulated as fulfilling CSU GE Area D:

HIST 260 Women in American History 3 units
HIST 310 California History 3 units
ADMJ 100 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System 3 units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 180 Magic, Science and Religion 3 units
BUS 125 International Business 3 units
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography 3 units
GEOG 150 World Regional Geography 3 units
PLSC 100 Introduction to Political Science 3 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 105 Experimental Psychology 3 units
PSYC 110 Courtship, Marriage, and Family 3 units
PSYC 200 Developmental Psychology 3 units
PSYC 201 Child Development 3 units
PSYC 220 Introduction to Psychobiology 3 units
PSYC 225 Theories of Personality 3 units
PSYC 300 Social Psychology 3 units
PSYC 410 Abnormal Psychology 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
SOCI 105 Social Problems 3 units
SOCI 110 Courtship, Marriage and Family 3 units
SOCI 141 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 units
DGME 100 Media and Society 3 units
DGME 102 Media Law and Ethics 3 units

General Education requirements:
Select courses to complete CSU General Education or IGETC or CSU. This degree does not require the CSM AA/AS General Education pattern

Area A1 Oral Communication 3 units
Area A2 Written Communication 3 units
Area A3 Critical Thinking 3 units
Area B1 Physical Science 3 units
Area B2 Life Science 3 units
Area B3 Science Lab 1 unit
Area B4 Math Concepts 3 units
Area C1 Arts 3 units
Area C2 Humanities 3 units
Area C1 or C2 3 units
Area D Social, Polical, and Economic Institutions 9 units
Area E Lifelong Understanding 3 units


Area 1A English Composition 3 units
Area 1B Critical Thinking/Composition 3 units
Area 1C Oral Communication 3 units
Area 2 Math Concepts 3 units
Area 3A Arts 3 units
Area 3B Humanities 3 units
Area 3A or 3B 3 units
Area 4 Social and Behavioral Science 9 units
Area 5A Physical Science 3 units
Area 5B Biological Science 3 units
Area 5C Either 5A or 5B must be a lab course 1 unit

Additional CSU tranferable courses based on student interest to reach 60 transferable units total.