Associate in Arts in History for Transfer
The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer (AA-T in History) is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU institution for students who plan to transfer and complete a CSU major or baccalaureate degree in History.
California Community College students who are awarded an Associate in Arts in History for Transfer (AA-T in History) are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU institution or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or institutions.
The Associate in Arts for Transfer in History provides students the opportunity to cultivate a broad perspective on history. The program is designed to stimulate appreciation for, and understanding of historical and cultural trends, and knowledge of key figures and events.
The program is also designed to facilitate learning in such a way to allow students to make connections to modern institutions and ideas, patterns of change and progress, and encourage an interest in the 21st century world. Students will also refine their cognitive and analytical faculties through studying historical works, researching historical subjects, and writing using primary and secondary sources. Critical thinking skills and historical understanding through these courses provide a framework for lifelong study in the history and the humanities areas and offers students a breadth of knowledge that could be focused into single discipline degrees as well as applied to an interdisciplinary degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate the ability to identify major historical issues.
- Students will identify the main participants in historical events of the culture under study.
- Students will analyze major historical events either verbally or in writing.
- Students will define and be able to compare and contrast key historical issues and cultural assumptions.
- Students will become familiar with values of different cultures and societies and learn to appreciate them.
What is an AA-T?
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) is intended for student who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these transfer degrees:
- will earn an Associate's Degree from Mission College;
- are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system;
- will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU;
- and will not have to complete more than 60 units after transfer.
A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found on the
To Earn this AA-T Degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- Completion of the following major courses with grades of C or P or better.
- Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and
- Certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE-B) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
Note: Completing courses that satisfy CSU’s U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement prior to transfer is highly recommended.
Required Core Courses
HIS 017AH and HIS 017BH can be taken in lieu of HIS 017A and HIS 017B
List A - Select two (2) courses, one from each of the following areas (6.0 units total)
List B - Select one (1) course from Area 1 and one (1) course from Area 2. Courses
can not be use for more than one list.
Area 1 - Diversity
|HIS 015||World History to 1500 (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HIS 015H||World History to 1500 - Honors (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HIS 016||World History Since 1500 (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HIS 016H||World History Since 1500 - Honors (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HIS 031||History of East Asia (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HUM 016A||Hispanic Roots and Culture (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HUM 018||African-American Culture and Humanities (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HUM 022||Introduction to Islam (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|FRN 001||First Semester French (Elementary Level) (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|FRN 002||Second Semester French (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|FRN 003||Third Semester French (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|FRN 004||Fourth Semester French (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|JPN 001||First Semester Japanese (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|JPN 002||Second Semester Japanese (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|SPA 001||First Semester Spanish (Elementary Spanish) (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|SPA 002||Second Semester Spanish (Elementary Level) (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|SPA 003||Third Semester Spanish (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|SPA 004||Fourth Semester Spanish (Intermediate Level) (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|SPA 050A||Basic Conversational Spanish and Culture (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|SPA 050B||Basic Conversational Spanish and Culture (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|VIE 001||First Semester Vietnamese (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|VIE 002||Second Semester Vietnamese (5.0 Lecture)||5.0|
|VIE 049A||Vietnamese for the Vietnamese-Speaking (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|VIE 049B||Vietnamese Language and Culture for Fluent Speakers (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|ANT 003||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|COM 012||Introduction to Intercultural Communication (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|COU 055||Valuing Diversity (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HIS 020||History and Geography of California (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|HUM 007||International Films (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|POL 001||American Government (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|POL 001H||American Government - Honors (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|POL 004||International Relations (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|POL 007||International Films (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|PSY 001||General Psychology (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|PSY 001H||General Psychology - Honors (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|SOC 001||Introduction to Sociology (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|SOC 001H||Introduction to Sociology - Honors (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
For sections with honors courses, select either the honors version or the non-honors version.
Required Units for the Major
|Required unts for the major||18.0-20.0|
|GE and electives as needed to reach 60 units.|
|Total required units for the AA-T||60.0|
The program is intended for students who are considering transfer but have not decided on a major; students who are required to complete a degree for job promotion; or students who may wish to further their education and are considering a major that is interdisciplinary in focus.