The study of history fosters an understanding of ourselves and our world through the study of the past, both remote and recent, local and geographically distant. In so doing it equips students with cultural literacy and promotes critical thinking and the formation of well-informed perspectives on today's world. It also offers fundamental preparation for careers in business, government, teaching, and professional fields. This degree provides a clearly articulated curricular track for students who wish to transfer to a CSU, while exposing students to the core principles and practices of the study of history in order to build a foundation for their future academic path. The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in History or similar major. Priority admission with junior status to the CSU system will be granted. Students completing this degree are exempt from Mendocino College Institutional Requirements.