Cerro Coso Community College

History for Transfer

History AA-T

What can I do with this?

Associate Degree for Transfer: A Degree with a GuaranteeWe are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. This provides a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. This AS-T degree guarantees admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and gives priority admission consideration to your local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to your community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. More information on the Degree with a Guarantee Program.

The History Degree for Transfer

  • Guarantees acceptance to the CSU system
  • Prepares students for transfer at the junior level to California State University programs and colleges offering bachelor's degrees in History and careers in
    • Education
    • Law
    • Politics
    • Information Management
    • Business
    • Travel
    • Government
    • Museums and Librarues
    • Archival Work
    • Journalism

History teaches students an introductory foundation of the knowledge and skills to interpret and build understanding of our political, economic, and social past. Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to analyze important events in historical eras, critique the value of varied sources of historical information, and apply the analysis of history, from a diversity of historical opinions and debates, to derive conclusions and assessments using support evidence.

Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

What will I learn?

  • To analyze important events in historical eras, variables of historical phenomena, and the cause and impact of significant changes in a global context.
  • To demonstrate awareness of and critique the value of varied sources of historical information including professional lectures, secondary texts, primary documents, fiction, and/or current journalistic reports.
  • To compare and contrast the experiences and issues of subsets of minorities with that of mainstream in power, including concerns of race, class, and gender.
  • To apply the analysis of history, from a diversity of historical opinions and debates, to derive conclusions and assessments using support evidence.

What courses do I take?

Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.

Required Core: (6 Units minimum)

Advisory: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. This course examines the social, political, economic and cultural history of the United States from the establishment of European colonies in the New World through Reconstruction. Special attention is given to the study of select topics, such as the development of American ideologies, institutions, and legal structures. Approved for IGETC Area 4F & US History, CSU GE Area D6 & US History, Local GE Area 2.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070. Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance to the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined by the instructor.

72 hours lecture. This course examines the social, political, economic and cultural history of the United States from the establishment of European colonies in the New World through Reconstruction. Special attention is given to the study of select topics, such as the development of American ideologies, institutions, and legal structures. The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors class. Approved for IGETC Area 4F & US History, CSU GE Area D6 & US History, Local GE Area 2.

Advisory: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. The course examines the social, political, economic, and cultural history of the United States from Reconstruction to the present. Special attention will be paid to the study of selected topics, such as American institutions, ideologies, and Constitutional development. Approved for IGETC Area 4F & US History, CSU GE Area D6 & US History, Local GE Area 2.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070. Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance to the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined by the instructor.

72 hours lecture. The course examines the social, political, economic, and cultural history of the United States from Reconstruction to the present. Special attention will be paid to the study of selected topics, such as American institutions, ideologies, and Constitutional development. The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors class. Approved for IGETC Area 4F & US History, CSU GE Area D6 & US History, Local GE Area 2.

LIST A: Select two (6 units minimum)

Advisory: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. This course covers the growth of European civilization. Social, political, and cultural developments are integrated with the introduction of ideas and institutions basic to the understanding of one’s own heritage. This course also covers the development of Western Civilization from the earliest times to the close of the Middle Ages. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area D6, Local GE Area 2.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070. Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance for the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined in consultation with the instructor.

72 hours lecture. This course covers the growth of European civilization. Social, political, and cultural developments are integrated with the introduction of ideas and institutions basic to the understanding of one’s own heritage. This course also covers the development of Western Civilization from the earliest times to the close of the Middle Ages. The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors class. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area D6, Local GE Area 2.

Advisory: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. This course covers the growth and development of European Civilization from the Renaissance to the present, integrating social, political, and cultural developments of European and the Western heritage. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area D6, Local GE Area 2.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070. Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance for the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined in consultation with the instructor.

72 hours lecture. This course covers the growth and development of European Civilization from the Renaissance to the present, integrating social, political, and cultural developments of European and the Western heritage. Honors students meet one extra hour weekly to discuss and evaluate selected primary source materials. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area D6, Local GE Area 2.

List B: Select one course from each area (6 Units minimum)

Advisory: ENGL C070.

54 hours lecture. This course analyzes social and cultural factors of human behavior in the recent past and present. Students compare and contrast cultural traditions, practices and beliefs, and discuss the associated environmental and social factors that shape human cultures. Approved for IGETC Area 4A, CSU GE Area D1, Local GE Area 2 & 6.

Advisory: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. This course is an introduction to the study of archaeology. The course includes a discussion of the nature of scientific inquiry, the history and interdisciplinary nature of archaeological research, dating techniques, methods of survey, excavation, analysis, and interpretation, cultural resource management, professional ethics, and selected cultural sequences. Approved for IGETC Area 4A, CSU GE Area D1, Local GE Area 2.

Advisory: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. This course is an anthropological survey of the peoples and cultures of North America. It emphasizes native ecological adaptations, languages, social organizations, religion, world view, and artistic representations. Students critically examine the impact of tribal nations on each other, as well as the interactions with other groups of people. This course examines the roots of present-day conditions of Native communities and the contributions of Native Americans to the cultures of the Americas. Approved for IGETC Area 4A or 4C, CSU GE Area D1 or D3, Local GE Area 2 & 6.

Advisory: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. This course provides an overview of western art and architecture from prehistory through the Middle Ages. Approved for IGETC Area 3A, CSU GE Area C1, Local GE Area 3.

Advisory: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. This course provides an overview of art and architecture from the Renaissance to the Contemporary period. (ART C105 is not a prerequisite for ART C106.) Approved for IGETC Area 3A, CSU GE Area C1, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070. Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance for the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined in consultation with the instructor.

72 hours lecture. This course provides an overview of art and architecture from the Renaissance to the Contemporary period. The honors section provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors class. (ART C105 is not a prerequisite for ART C106H.) Approved for IGETC Area 3A, CSU GE Area C1, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from antiquity to the mid or late seventeenth century. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070 Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance to the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined by the instructor.

72 hours lecture. This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from antiquity to the mid or late seventeenth century. The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors course; the honors course also requires at least one extra research assignment. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from the mid or late seventeenth century to the present. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070 Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance to the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined by the instructor.

72 hours lecture. This course is a comparative study of selected works, in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from the mid or late seventeenth century to the present. The honors course provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors course; the honors course also requires at least one extra research assignment. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. This literature course introduces students to American authors from the 1865 to the present. The course emphasizes analyzing texts and studying the intellectual, social, and cultural history of Americans. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area C2, Local GE Area 3.

Advisory: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. The course covers the political, economic, social and cultural development of California from prehistory to the present. Approved for IGETC Area 4F, CSU GE Area D6, Local GE Area 2.

Advisory: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. The course covers Mexican history from Pre-Columbian period to the present. It includes an analysis of the social, cultural, political, and economic aspects of the Mexican past. Approved for IGETC Area 3B, CSU GE Area D3 or D6, Local GEArea 2 & 6.

Advisory: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. This course is an introduction to the historical and stylistic developments of American popular music, with an emphasis on its cultural, social, economic and political consequences. This course studies the development of Anglo-American folk music, African-American music, Latin music, musical theatre, and various rock styles. Concert attendance required. Approved for IGETC Area 3A, CSU GE Area C1, Local GE Area 3 & 6.

Advisory: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture. This course introduces students to the principles of inductive and deductive inference and their practical applications in everyday situations, such as problem solving and evaluation of arguments. The course examines the uses of language, formal and informal fallacies, syllogistic argument forms, and scientific method. This course also develops the ability to integrate the principles of critical thinking with the techniques of effective written argument. Approved for CSU Area A3, Local GE Area 3.

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students desiring transfer to the California State University system may conform to either (1) the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or (2) CSU General Education Certification.

Please consult the Transfer Center or Counseling for more information regarding which classes will transfer to a four-year institution.

IGETC is a series of courses that community college students can use to satisfy lower division general education requirements at any CSU or UC campus.

Please consult the Transfer Center or Counseling for more information regarding which classes will transfer to a four-year institution.

Program Pathways

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All classes needed for this degree are available at the following campuses: Ridgecrest / IWV CC Online

Additionally, some of the general education courses needed to complete this major are available at all our locations.

See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

How can I afford it?

This degree requires 60.0 units and will likely take 4 semesters.

Approximate Total Costs

CA Residents

60.0 units

at $46 per unit

Equals $2,760 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $3,600* for books and supplies

Total cost $6,360 for 4 semesters

Non-residents

60.0 units

at $329 per unit

Equals $19,740 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $3,600* for books and supplies

Total cost $23,340 for 4 semesters

*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.

Need help? Financial Aid can help with fee waivers and scholarships and other aid. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA every January.

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