History, Associate in Arts

The History Program is designed primarily but not limited to those students who wish to pursue a Baccalaureate Degree in History.  The program of study will provide students with the foundational history courses as well as those courses that meet their general education requirements.  Upon successful completion of an Associate in Arts Degree in History they will be able transfer into parallel programs.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Students will be able to explain multiple aspects of the history of the United States from pre-colonial times to the present, such as cultural, social, political, economic, diplomatic, and military variables, and recognize the local and regional factors associated with these developments.
  • Students will be able to explain multiple aspects of the history of the world from the dawn of civilization to the present, such as cultural, social, political, economic, diplomatic and military variables, and recognize the local, regional and national factors associated with these developments.
  • Students will be able to explain the racial, ethnic, socio-economic, sexual, and religious diversity involved in the historical development of the United States and the world and recognize its relevance to events in their own place and time.
  • Students will be able to recognize the difference between historical evidence and interpretation and utilize critical and analytical thinking to examine the causes and ramifications of historical events, topics and themes.
  • Students will be able to develop their own perspective on history and provide evidence from both primary and secondary sources to support their viewpoints in written and oral form.

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Third Semester (16 credits)

CoursesCredits
HIS 130 - Western Civilization I
OR
HIS 150 - World Civilization I
3
OR
3
ECO 220 - Microeconomic Principles 3
Electives
Science Elective with Lab - 4 credits
Humanities Elective - 3 credits
Foreign Language - 3 credits

Fourth Semester (15 credits)

CoursesCredits
HIS 140 - Western Civilization II
OR
HIS 160 - World Civilization II
3
OR
3
HIS 200 - Civil War and Reconstruction 3
Electives
Humanites Elective - 3 credits
Social Science Elective - 3 credits
Transfer Elective - 3 credits
Notes

May take HIS 200 or above

Total Credits: 61

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