Program Overview

Students completing this major will gain a global perspective on the histories, political structures, and cultures of all of the world's regions, as well as expertise in a specific region of their choice.

All students in this major will take a set of core courses that provide a common framework for an understanding of historical, economical, cultural and political relations. Each student will also choose one of four areas for specialization: Asia, Europe, Latin America, or the Philippines for more extensive study of the history, language, and arts of that area. This major provides the foundation to transfer into International Studies/Relations or majors with specific geo-political areas of emphasis and is valuable for students planning a career in education, business, law and many other areas where an understanding of diverse cultures is important.

History (AA) Requirements

Required core courses in Social Sciences Units
PLSC 130 International Relations 3 units
Plus 9 units from the following: Units
HIST 104 World Civilizations I 3 units
HIST 106 World Civilizations II 3 units
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography 3 units
ECON 100 Principles of Macro Economics 3 units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
Required core courses in Language and Literature Units
LIT. 116 Intro to World Literature
Plus 6 to 10 units from one of the following Units
ARBC 111 Elementary Arabic I 3 units
ARBC 112 * Elementary Arabic II 3 units
CHIN 111 Elementary Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 112 * Elementary Chinese II 3 units
FILI 110 Elementary Filipino 5 units
FILI 111 Elementary Filipino I 3 units
FILI 112 * Elementary Filipino II 3 units
FILI 120 ** Advanced Elementary Filipino 5 units
SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 120 ** Advanced Elementary Spanish 5 units
Plus a minimum of 6 units from two different departments in one of the following Area Studies: Units
African Diaspora
DANC 152 Cuban Roots of Salsa
HIST 244 African American History 3 units
HIST 444 Survey of Sub-Saharan African History 3 units
LIT. 266 Black Literature 3 units
PSYC 238 Arab Cultural Psychology 3 units
PSYC 268 Black Psychology 3 units
SOCI 143 Sociology of Migration and Immigration 3 units
Asia
ART 105 Art of Asia & the Near East 3 units
CHIN 111 * Elementary Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 111 * Elementary Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 111 * Elementary Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 111 * Elementary Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 122 * Advanced Elementary Chinese II 3 units
CHIN 130 * Intermediate Chinese
ECON 310 Political Economy of Asia 3 units
HIST 430 Early Asian Civilizations 3 units
HIST 432 Modern Asian Civilizations 3 units
HIST 453 History of China 3 units
LIT. 265 Asian American Literature 3 units
Europe
ART 101 History of Art I 3 units
ART 102 History of Art II 3 units
SPAN 110 * Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 111 * Elementary Spanish I 3 units
SPAN 110 * Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 110 * Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 121 * Advanced Elementary Spanish I 3 units
SPAN 122 * Advanced Elementary Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 110 * Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 140 * Advanced Intermediate Spanish 4 units
HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II 3 units
HIST 109 Europe Since 1945 3 units
PHIL 175 History of Western Philosophy: 16th – 18th Century 3 units
Latin America
ART 120 Art of the Americas 3 units
SPAN 110 * Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 111 * Elementary Spanish I 3 units
SPAN 110 * Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 110 * Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 121 * Advanced Elementary Spanish I 3 units
SPAN 122 * Advanced Elementary Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 110 * Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 140 * Advanced Intermediate Spanish 4 units
HIST 420 Survey of Latin American History 3 units
HIST 429 History of Latinos in the United States 3 units
LIT. 370 Readings in Literature of the Latino in the United States 3 units
Middle East
ARBC 111 * Elementary Arabic I 3 units
ARBC 112 * Elementary Arabic II 3 units
HIST 335 History and Politics of the Middle East 3 units
OR
PLSC 335 History and Politics of the Middle East 3 units
PSYC 238 Arab Cultural Psychology 3 units
Philippines
ECON 310 Political Economy of Asia 3 units
FILI 110 * Elementary Filipino 5 units
FILI 111 * Elementary Filipino I 3 units
FILI 112 * Elementary Filipino II 3 units
FILI 120 * Advanced Elementary Filipino 5 units
FILI 110 * Elementary Filipino 5 units
HIST 435 History of the Philippines 3 units
HIST 436 Filipinos in America 3 units
LIT. 267 Filipino American Literature 3 units
SOCI 142 Filipina/o Community Issues 3 units
Recommended Electives Units
In addition to the above, students in the major are urged to consider the following related courses as electives for the AA degree:
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
GEOG 150 World Regional Geography 3 units
MUS. 250 World Music 3 units
PHIL 300 Intro to World Religions 3 units
Students are also urged to participate in Skyline’s Study Abroad program, which holds courses in London in the Fall semester, Paris in even Spring semesters, and Florence in odd Spring semesters. Study Abroad programs through other institutions may also be appropriate.
* 6 units, the equivalent of 1 semester of college-level foreign language
** 10 units, the equivalent of 1 year of college-level foreign language and also meets Languages other than English portion of IGETC
Total Required Major Units: 24 - 28

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.