Courses are offered in American history, European history, and the history of selected non-European and non-Western cultures. The curriculum emphasizes not the rote recognition of facts, but the study of history as a means of developing critical intelligence and fostering an awareness of ourselves and our world through examination of the past, including examination of ways in which human beings have attempted to understand the meaning of historical events and issues. Courses offered through the department meet general education and transfer requirements in American history, humanities, and certain facets of the social sciences. In addition, courses may be taken to satisfy requirements for an Associate in Arts degree with a major in history.
LIST B: Select one course from each area (6 units)
Area 1: (3 units)
Any diversity course defined as:
World History to 1500 or World History Since 1500 if not used in List A;
A non-western history course (any history course not pertaining to the US or Europe) articulated as fulfilling CSU GE Area C or D or IGETC Area 3 or 4.
Any course from the humanities or social sciences (including history) that addresses any historically under-represented group or non-western subject articulated as fulfilling CSU GE Area C or D or IGETC Area 3 or 4.
b) A language other than English which is articulated as fulfilling CSU GE Area C2 or IGETC Area 3B.
Any history course (including courses from LIST A if not used above) or any non-history course from the humanities or social sciences related to history articulated as fulfilling CSU GE Area C or D or IGETC Area 3 or 4.
Any introductory level social sciences course articulated as fulfilling CSU GE Area D or IGETC Area 4.