Program Overview

History is the study of change and continuity over time. It is a broad and dynamic social sciences discipline that involves examination, interpretation, and analysis of the actions, institutions, societies, and cultures of diverse groups across various times and places. By examining cause and effect, History helps us explain how societies in the past and present came to be and gives us insight into what may happen in the future.

The History program at Cañada offers students a unique opportunity to acquire critical and historical thinking skills while also developing a broad background in both U.S. history and the history of different regions and peoples of the world.


AA-T Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core courses, 6 units Units
HIST 201 U.S. History through 1877 3 units
HIST 202 U.S. History from 1877 to the Present 3 units
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 12 units from the following:
List A, select 2 courses, 6 units: Units
HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 104 World History I 3 units
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II 3 units
HIST 106 World History II 3 units
List B, Area 1, select 1 course, 3 units: (HIST 104 or 106 can be used to satisfy this area if not used in list A) Units
HIST 104 ** World History I 3 units
HIST 106 ** World History II 3 units
HIST 242 African-American History 3 units
HIST 245 Race, Ethnicity and Immigration in the U.S. 3 units
HIST 246 History of Latinos in the U.S. 3 units
HIST 247 Women in U.S. History 3 units
HIST 422 Modern Latin America 3 units
List B, Area 2, select 1 course, 3 units: Units
Any course from List A or B Area 1 not already used. 3 units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ART 101 Ancient, Classical and Medieval Art History 3 units
ART 102 Late Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art History 3 units
ART 103 History of Art from the Baroque Period to Post-Impressionism 3 units
ART 104 History of Modern Art 3 units
ART 105 Art of Asia and the Near East 3 units
ECON 100 Principles of Macro Economics 3 units
ECON 230 Economic History of the United States 3 units
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography 3 units
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3 units
PHIL 160 History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval 3 units
PLSC 210 American Politics 3 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
** If not used in list A
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.

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