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History, AA-T

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Career Outlook History, AA-T

Humanities and Social Sciences Division


History is a broad-based academic discipline with foundational coursework in both World History and The History of the United States, augmented with course options that add dimension and depth to the student’s understanding of the discipline—such as history courses outside of the Western World, courses in the humanities or social sciences (including history) that address any historically under-represented group or non-western subject matter fulfilling transfer level GE categories and courses in foreign languages.

The degree program requires students to critically analyze material from a variety of sources and to develop links and connections in abstracting fundamental meaning of historical data. The course distribution of the degree will expose the students to the complexity and diversity of the historical past, thus placing the present day issues and problems within a meaningful historical context.

To earn an Associate in Arts in History for Transfer a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

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AA-T/AS-T degrees are designed to facilitate transfer to four-year institutions. Mt. San Antonio College ranks in the Top 10 in transferring students to UC, CSU, and private universities. Please visit Counseling Services for information on how to transfer, workshops, activities, events, and advising.

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  • History, AA-T

    Humanities and Social Sciences Division


    History is a broad-based academic discipline with foundational coursework in both World History and The History of the United States, augmented with course options that add dimension and depth to the student’s understanding of the discipline—such as history courses outside of the Western World, courses in the humanities or social sciences (including history) that address any historically under-represented group or non-western subject matter fulfilling transfer level GE categories and courses in foreign languages.

    The degree program requires students to critically analyze material from a variety of sources and to develop links and connections in abstracting fundamental meaning of historical data. The course distribution of the degree will expose the students to the complexity and diversity of the historical past, thus placing the present day issues and problems within a meaningful historical context.

    To earn an Associate in Arts in History for Transfer a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Core Courses
    HIST 7History of the United States to 18773
    or HIST 7H History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
    HIST 8History of the United States from 18653
    or HIST 8H History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
    List A
    HIST 3World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern3
    or HIST 3H World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern - Honors
    HIST 4World History: Early Modern to the Present3
    or HIST 4H World History: Early Modern to the Present - Honors
    List B: Choose one course from each group:
    Group 1: Diversity Course3-4
    AHIS 9
    History of Asian Art and Architecture
    AHIS 11
    History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art
    AHIS 12
    History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture
    AHIS 12H
    History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors
    ARAB 1
    Elementary Arabic
    ARAB 2
    Continuing Elementary Arabic
    CHIN 1
    Elementary Chinese
    CHIN 2
    Continuing Elementary Chinese
    CHIN 3
    Intermediate Chinese
    CHIN 4
    Continuing Intermediate Chinese
    FRCH 1
    Elementary French
    FRCH 2
    Continuing Elementary French
    FRCH 3
    Intermediate French
    FRCH 4
    Continuing Intermediate French
    GERM 1
    Elementary German
    GERM 2
    Continuing Elementary German
    GERM 3
    Intermediate German
    HIST 10
    History of Premodern Asia
    HIST 11
    History of Modern Asia
    HIST 19
    History of Mexico
    HIST 30
    History of the African American 1619-1877
    HIST 31
    History of the African American
    HIST 35
    History of Africa
    HIST 36
    Women in American History
    HIST 40
    History of the Mexican American
    HIST 44
    History of Native Americans
    ITAL 1
    Elementary Italian
    ITAL 2
    Continuing Elementary Italian
    ITAL 3
    Intermediate Italian
    ITAL 4
    Continuing Intermediate Italian
    JAPN 1
    Elementary Japanese
    JAPN 2
    Continuing Elementary Japanese
    JAPN 3
    Intermediate Japanese
    JAPN 4
    Continuing Intermediate Japanese
    JAPN 5
    Advanced Japanese
    LATN 1
    Elementary Latin
    LATN 2
    Continuing Elementary Latin
    LIT 20
    African American Literature
    LIT 25
    Contemporary Mexican American Literature
    POLI 25
    Latino Politics in the United States
    POLI 35
    African American Politics
    SPAN 1
    Elementary Spanish
    SPAN 2
    Continuing Elementary Spanish
    SPAN 3
    Intermediate Spanish
    SPAN 4
    Continuing Intermediate Spanish
    SIGN 101
    American Sign Language 1
    SIGN 102
    American Sign Language 2
    SIGN 103
    American Sign Language 3
    SIGN 104
    American Sign Language 4
    SIGN 202
    American Deaf Culture
    Group 2: History-Related Humanities Course3
    AHIS 1
    Introduction to the Visual Arts and Art History
    AHIS 3
    History of Women and Gender in Art
    AHIS 3H
    History of Women and Gender in Art - Honors
    AHIS 4
    History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic
    AHIS 4H
    History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors
    AHIS 5
    History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern
    AHIS 5H
    History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors
    AHIS 6
    History of Modern Art
    AHIS 6H
    History of Modern Art - Honors
    AHIS 9
    History of Asian Art and Architecture
    AHIS 10
    A History of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
    AHIS 11
    History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art
    AHIS 12
    History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture
    AHIS 12H
    History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors
    ANTH 5
    Cultural Anthropology
    ANTH 30
    The Native American
    ARTB 1
    Introduction to the Visual Arts and Art History
    DN-T 20
    History and Appreciation of Dance
    GEOG 2
    Human Geography
    GEOG 2H
    Human Geography - Honors
    GEOG 5
    World Regional Geography
    HIST 39
    California History
    HUMA 1
    Humanities and the Human Experience
    LIT 11A
    World Literature to 1650
    LIT 11B
    World Literature from 1650
    MUS 12
    History of Jazz
    MUS 14A
    World Music
    MUS 14B
    American Folk Music
    MUS 15
    Rock Music History and Appreciation
    PHOT 15
    History of Photography
    THTR 10
    History of Theater Arts
    Total Units for Major18-19
    CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
    Total Units60

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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Contact: Kathleen CannonTitle: Department ChairContact: kcannon@mtsac.edu

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Location: Building 26D-2481HPhone: (909) 274-4574