Program Overview

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer (AA-T) from Skyline College prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate institution to obtain a degree in History or a closely related degree. History degrees are often preparation for careers in education, law or the Foreign Service. Additionally, this degree develops key critical thinking skills and enhances the student's ability to participate fully and meaningfully as a citizen in a democracy.

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing an AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or university or a college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements.

A grade of "C" or better is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

History (AA-T) Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
HIST 201 United States History I 3 units
HIST 202 United States History II 3 units
List A: (Select two courses from the following): Units
HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
OR
HIST 104 World Civilizations I 3 units
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II 3 units
OR
HIST 106 World Civilizations II 3 units
List B: (Select one course from Area 1 and one course from Area 2): Units
Area 1:
HIST 104 * World Civilizations I 3 units
HIST 106 * World Civilizations II 3 units
HIST 235 History of Ethnic Groups in United States 3 units
HIST 240 History of Ethnic Groups in California 3 units
HIST 244 African American History 3 units
HIST 248 Women and The American Experience 3 units
HIST 335 History and Politics of the Middle East 3 units
HIST 420 Survey of Latin American History 3 units
HIST 429 History of Latinos in the United States 3 units
HIST 430 Early Asian Civilizations 3 units
HIST 432 Modern Asian Civilizations 3 units
HIST 435 History of the Philippines 3 units
HIST 436 Filipinos in America 3 units
HIST 444 Survey of Sub-Saharan African History 3 units
HIST 453 History of China 3 units
ARBC 111 Elementary Arabic I 3 units
ASL 111 American Sign Language IA 3 units
CHIN 111 Elementary Chinese I 3 units
FILI 111 Elementary Filipino I 3 units
Area 2:
HIST 108 Survey of American History 3 units
HIST 203 The United States Since 1945 3 units
HIST 300 History of San Francisco 3 units
HIST 310 California History 3 units
ECON 100 Principles of Macro Economics 3 units
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography 3 units
GEOG 150 World Regional Geography 3 units
PLSC 210 American Politics 3 units
PLSC 301 California State and Local Government 3 units
And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree. Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.
* *If not used to meet List A requirement
Total Required Major Units: 18

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Up to a toal of 6 to 15 major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.


Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.