History Associate in Arts

In a broad sense, history is the study and record of all human experience. It examines people, institutions, ideas and events through the past, develops cultural literacy, critical thinking and other useful skills while helping to plan for the future. By having knowledge of the origins and people of the past we are able to obtain a better understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society. History provides a solid fundamental preparation for careers in business, industry, government and education. It also serves as a preparation for law school, foreign service, international work, urban affairs, and library science.

Student Learning Outcome
Students will be able to analyze and interpret the significance of specific historical events and time periods.

History Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete:
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
a. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
b. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Associate Degrees for Transfer also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. At the time of catalog publication, a student may earn an AA-T in History. Additional majors are being developed. Please see a counselor or visit http://www.canyons.edu for more information.
Student Learning Outcome

Analyze and interpret the significance of specific historical events and time periods.

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