2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jun 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History (AA-DTA) Course Map

Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field and for transfer to a four-year institution. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. If you want to change a course on this map you must speak with an advisor to assure you meet all degree requirements. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete an Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) Degree Requirements   Degree, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Important note about transfer: colleges and universities may change their requirements at any time, so this map is not a guarantee of transfer. You will need to check transfer requirements with your intended four-year school. 

1. College Success

  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.


  • Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course. Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course. 

2. History of U. S. I

Action Item: Meet with Advisor

Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

4. English Composition I

  • Course purpose: All professions involving history require the ability to impart historical knowledge in a clear and professional way, particularly in writing.


  • Note: Your advisor will assist you in reviewing your Guided Self Placement and selecting either the 5-credit or the 7-credit co-requisite ENGL& 101 + ENGLC 101 course. 

5. Math Course Recommendation

The math course you select will depend on the transfer institution you plan to attend and your math placement.  Your advisor will assist you in selecting the appropriate course(s).

Mathematics Course Distribution List  

6. History of US II

7. Communication Course Recommendation

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8. History of US III

9. English Composition II

  • Course purpose: All professions involving history require the ability to impart historical knowledge in a clear and professional way, particularly in writing. This in class in particular you would develop the research skills that a professional with training in history would be expected to have.

10. Survey of Environmental Science

Action Item: Apply for Graduation

Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

11. History/Education Course Recommendation

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12. Philosophy Course Recommendation

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  • Course purpose: These are useful for critical thinking, familiarization with varieties of culture and the evolution of human thought. Intellectual history is an important aspect of historical inquiry. Between the two philosophy options, Introduction to Philosophy is recommended because it has more of an historical approach. Critical Thinking would be of more interest if you have an interest in the structure of formal logic and argumentation.

13. Physical Geography

15. Humanities Course Recommendation

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  • Course purpose: Historians draw connections between civilizations and cultures, compare and contrast civilizations and cultures and understand historical reasons for cultural differences.  This course will be particularly helpful if you have an interest in current events and would be especially useful for future teachers. 

· World Language (1)

16. Social Science Course Recommendation

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17. History/Math/World Language Course Recommendation

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· World Language (2)

18. Natural Science Course Recommendation

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19. History Course Recommendation

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Total Credits: 90