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History (AA) Social Science Total Units: 19
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Term Effective: Fall 2008


Students completing the History major at Santa Rosa Junior College will develop skills and knowledge consistent with the study of history in a global, multicultural and comparative context. The successful student will have mastered the reading, writing and research skills essential to historical inquiry and exposition. Completion of the program will provide the orientation and background necessary for success in the major at the university level.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the History major, students will be able to:
1. Write clearly, concisely and persuasively about historically significant people, events and problems;
2. create, organize and support an historical argument in written and/or oral presentation;
3. identify and evaluate multiple perspectives and approaches to historical understanding;
4. understand and appreciate diversity and develop a worldview informed by multicultural and global perspectives; and
5. demonstrate the ability to reconstruct the past through inquiry, research, critical thinking and problem solving.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the History (AA) program are:

  • Complete 19 units from
    • History Major Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

History Major Requirements - complete 18.00 units
HIST 17.1History of the United States to 18773.00
HIST 17.2History of the United States from 1877 to Present3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
HIST 18.1History of Women in the United States to 18773.00
HIST 18.2History of Women in the United States Since 18773.00
HIST 20History of the US Since 19453.00
HIST 21Race, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture3.00
HIST 22History of California3.00
HIST 30African-American History3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
HIST 4.1History of Western Civilization to 16483.00
HIST 4.2History of Western Civilization from 16483.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
HIST 1.1World History to 15003.00
HIST 1.2World History Since 15003.00
HIST 8.1History of Latin America from Pre-Columbian to 18303.00
HIST 8.2History of Latin America from 1830 to Present3.00
HIST 33History of Mexico3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANTHRO 21American Folklore and Folklife3.00
ANTHRO 31Mesoamerican Origins of Latino Culture3.00
ANTHRO 32Native Cultures of North America3.00
ANTHRO 34Native Cultures of California3.00
ANTHRO 43Native American Art and Culture3.00
ART 2.1Ancient to Renaissance Art History and Appreciation3.00
ART 2.2Renaissance to Modern Art History and Appreciation3.00
ART 2.3Modern Art History & Appreciation3.00
ECON 10The Making of Economics3.00
ENGL 15Women in Literature3.00
ENGL 22Ethnic Diversity in American Literature3.00
ENGL 30.2American Literature from 1865 to the Present3.00
ENGL 31African American Arts and Literature3.00
GEOG 7Cultural3.00
HUMAN 4.2Western Culture: Arts, Ideas, and Values3.00
HUMAN 6American Cultures3.00
HUMAN 8Comparative Mythology3.00
HUMAN 10.1The Hebrew Bible3.00
HUMAN 10.2Early Christian Literature3.00
HUMAN 10.3History of God3.00
HUMAN 10.4Religion in America3.00
INTDIS 1Culture, Technology and the Arts3.00
INTDIS 2Popular Culture in the United States3.00
PHIL 8Comparative Religion3.00
PHIL 20History of Western Philosophy: Ancient & Medieval3.00
PHIL 21History of Western Philosophy: Modern3.00
POLS 1Introduction to United States Government3.00
POLS 2Introduction to Comparative Government3.00
POLS 18Political Theory3.00
POLS 25Introduction to International Relations3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2008

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2010

Previous Versions:

History - effective Fall 2003

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


Advisory to students transfering to University of California system:

HIST 17.1 & 18.1 combined: maximum credit, one course.

HIST 17.2 & 18.2 combined: maximum credit, one course.

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