History AA-T Degree
Provides students with a common core of lower division courses required to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in History in the CSU System.
Associate in Arts for Transfer | SC Program: AA-T.4004
While studying history, students learn about the forces that made our world. History majors engage in explorations of the past, moving through time and space to develop a keen understanding of societies around the world.
The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree will develop skills and knowledge consistent with the study of history in a global, multicultural and comparative context. The successful student will have developed the reading, writing, and research skills essential to historical inquiry and exposition. This program emphasizes the development of various societies through a chronological study of all aspects of history which includes intellectual, cultural, economic, political and social history.
The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree is designed to provide students with a common core of lower division courses required to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate (4-year) degree in History in the CSU system.
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Map your education by viewing the program map for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.
A program map shows all the required and recommended courses you need to graduate and a suggested order in which you should take them. The suggested sequence of courses is based on enrollment and includes all major and general education courses required for the degree.
Fall Semester, First Year14 Units Total
An introductory course in statistics designed to show the role of modern statistical methods in the process of decision making. Concepts are introduced by example rather than by rigorous mathematical theory. The following topics will be covered: measures of central tendency and dispersion, regression and correlation, probability, sampling distributions including the normal, t, and chi-square, statistical inference using confidence intervals and hypotheses testing. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course is a survey of the history of the United States from Pre-Columbian Peoples to the end of Reconstruction. Topics include contact and settlement of America, the movement toward independence, the formation of a new nation and Constitution, westward expansion and manifest destiny, the causes and consequences of the Civil War, and Reconstruction. This course satisfies the CSU requirement for US History (US-1). This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course is an introduction to the process of human communication with an emphasis on small groups. Subjects covered are preparation for discussion, group participation, leadership, decision-making, interpersonal relations, managing diversity, critical thinking/problem-solving, managing conflict, and evaluation of group interaction. Students will be involved in group interactions, and emphasis will be on practical experience. College-level writing skills will be expected on all papers, outlines, and short essays. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Spring Semester, First Year15 Units Total
This course is a survey of the history of the United States from 1877 to the present. The course covers the rise of industrialization, the expansion of America into world affairs, the causes and results of the Great Depression, the world wars of the 20th century, the Cold War, and post-9/11 America. This course satisfies the CSU requirement for US History (US-1). This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course examines the belief systems and historical developments of the major religious traditions of the world. Students will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the diversity of religious beliefs and practices and gain an appreciation of the contribution of religion to culture. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course is a study of the basic institutions and principles of microeconomics and so it concentrates on the parts of an economic system: the markets, the producers, the consumers, and the structures of basic industries, along with systems for relative resource use and income determination. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Fall Semester, Second Year16 Units Total
This course is a comparative survey of the major ancient world civilizations which developed between 3500 B.C.E. and 1500 C.E. It examines political institutions, religious ideologies, the rise and fall of empires, and the major cultural innovations of each of the major world civilizations. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course is an introduction to United States and California government and politics, including their constitutions, political institutions and processes, and political actors. An examination of political behavior, political issues, and public policy, this course satisfies the CSU requirement in U.S. Constitution and California State and local government (US-2 and US-3). This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course is a survey course designed for non-science majors which spans the Earth-related sciences, including geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. In general, the course focuses on physical processes and materials as related to each discipline. Topics include the geologic evolution of the Earth, economic resources derived from the Earth, Earth materials, evolution and character of the oceans, ocean-atmosphere interactions, atmospheric processes including weather and climate, the solar system and Earth as part of the universe. Using an Earth systems approach, lecture and laboratory will consider concepts centered about the sustainable use of natural resources. The laboratory portion of this course provides hands-on activities that support and demonstrate lecture concepts. The lecture portion of this course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of race and ethnicity in the United States. It examines social justice movements in relation to ethnic and racial groups in the United States to provide a basis for a better understanding of the socioeconomic, cultural, and political conditions among key social groups including, but not limited to, Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latina/o Americans. This course examines the systemic nature of racial/ethnic oppression through an examination of key concepts including racialization and ethnocentrism, with a specific focus on the persistence of white supremacy. Using an anti-racist framework, the course will examine historical and contemporary social movements dedicated to the decolonization of social institutions, resistance, and social justice. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course is a survey of the historical development and contributions of African Americans in the United States. Topics include African civilizations, the African slave trade and Diaspora, the development of African American culture, colonial and Antebellum slavery, Emancipation and Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movements, African Americans at war, 21th Century struggles for racial justice, and the concepts of race, ethnicity, and equality. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Spring Semester, Second Year15 Units Total
A survey of the development of the major civilizations of the world from 1500 to the present. The focus is on the political, economic, social, intellectual and religious forces present in the rise of Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe from 1500 to the present day. The study of the dynamic interaction of peoples and cultures will give a multi- perspective view of world history. This course may be offered in a distance learning format.
This course is an introduction to the conservation or wise use of natural resources and incorporates discussions about the complex relationships of man to the environment. Students will learn about the diverse agencies that manage our resources along with their history and philosophies. The course will cover each of the major natural resources - such as water, air, energy, forests, wildlife, agriculture, and soils - as well as environmental policy and laws that govern the use of these resources. An emphasis is placed on the practical components of Environmental Science as it relates to social and economic aspects of conservation. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course studies the basic economic institutions and principles as they pertain to the entire economic system such as money and banking, determinants of national income, employment, output and the roles played by government in using monetary and fiscal policy to promote the mandates of the Employment Act of 1946. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.
*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:
- California State Universities – General Education
- IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
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- History AA-T - Full-Time Pathway (PDF)
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