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 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, complete 6 units from the following courses: 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, complete 6 units from the following courses: Units
Select any courses from List A not already used 3 - 6 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
Total Required Major Units: 18

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.