Open Educational Resources and the History Transfer Model Curriculum

Indicated resources are samples. Find a complete curated collection at Open Educational Resources and History. Please note that the structure presented here aligns with the History TMC; local Associate Degrees for Transfer will be different as the TMC introduces flexibility (e.g., “select three units”) from List A and beyond.

Core Courses – 2 courses

United States History to 1877 (C-ID HIST 130)

United States History from 1865 (C-ID HIST 140)

List A – 2 courses

World History to 1500 (C-ID HIST 150) or Western Civilization I (C-ID HIST 170)

World History to 1500

Western Civilization I

World History Since 1500 (C-ID HIST 160) or Western Civilization II (C-ID HIST 180)

World History Since 1500

Boundless World History (Lumen Learning) (Licensing varies; check licensing terms on individual pages.)

Modern World History (Allosso and Williford) (CC BY-NC-SA)

Western Civilization II

List B – 2 courses, one from each of the following 2 areas

Indicated CSU GE areas are required (i.e., course can be included if indicated articulation is established at the college).

Area 1 – Any Diversity Course

World History to 1500 or World History Since 1500 if not used in List A

See above.

Non-Western History Course (CSU GE Area C or D)

None identified. Please let us know if you are using OER for a non-Western history course.

Any course from the humanities or social sciences (including history) that addresses any historically under-represented group or non-western subject (CSU GE Area C or D)

Intercultural Communication (C-ID COMM 150)

Exploring Intercultural Communication (Grothe) in LibreTexts (CC BY)

POLS 140 – Introduction to International Relations (C-ID POLS 140)

Canvas Course Shell for Introduction to International Relations – CC BY-NC
Introduction to International Relations Canvas Commons download

Introduction to Race and Ethnicity (C-ID SOCI 150)

Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.: An Intersectional Approach (2021) – LibreTexts (CC BY-NC-SA)

A language other than English (CSU GE Area C2) 

Elementary Spanish I (C-ID SPAN 100)/Elementary Spanish II (C-ID SPAN 110)

¡Bienvenidos! Spanish Language Textbook (Farmer et al., 2020) (CC BY 4.0)

Area 2 – Any Diversity Course – Broader

Any history course (including List A courses, if not used above)

See above.

Any non-history course from the humanities or social sciences related to history (CSU GE Area C or D)

No resources identified.

Any introductory level social sciences course (CSU GE Area D)

Intro to Cultural Anthropology (C-ID ANTH 120)

Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology, 2nd Edition (American Anthro, 2020) (CC-BY-NC 4.0)

Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 201)

Principles of Microeconomics 2e (OpenStax)

Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 202)  

Principles of Macroeconomics 2e (OpenStax)

Introduction to Political Science (C-ID POLS 150)

An Introduction to Politics ; An Introduction to Politics – LibreTexts (CC BY-NC-SA)

Introduction to Human Geography (C-ID GEOG 120)

Introduction to Human Geography (Dastrup) (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Introductory Psychology (C-ID PSY 110)

Psychology 2e (Spielmen, Jenkins, and Lovett, 2020) (OpenStax) (CC BY 4.0); Introductory Psychology (OpenStax) – LibreTexts (CC BY 4.0) 

Introduction to Sociology (C-ID SOCI 110)

Introduction to Sociology 2e (OpenStax) ; Introduction to Sociology 2e (OpenStax) – LibreTexts (CC BY 4.0)

This page last updated 4-18-22.