History, Associate in Arts

Effective: Fall, 2016

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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First Semester (15 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 100 - Composition I3
HIS 110 - American History I3
POL 120 - American National Government3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
PSY 140 - General Psychology3
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology3
Electives
Any transferable Quantitative Reasoning (QR) designated MAT course (MAT 120 or higher, but not MAT 125 or MAT 128 or MAT 135) (3 credits)

Second Semester (15 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
HIS 120 - American History II3
COMM 111 - Public Speaking3
Electives
Social Science Elective - 3 credits
Any transferable Technology (TC) designated course (3 credits)

Third Semester (16 credits)

CoursesCredits
HIS 150 - World Civilizations I3
ECO 220 - Microeconomic Principles3
Electives
Any transferable Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated science course (4 credits)
Humanities Elective (3 credits)
Foreign Language elective - (3 credits)

Fourth Semester (15 credits)

CoursesCredits
HIS 160 - World Civilizations II3
Electives
Humanities Elective (3 credits)
Social Science Elective (3 credits)
Open Elective (3 credits)
Notes

Any 200 level History Course

Students are strongly advised to consult with both the DCCC Transfer Office and their academic advisor when selecting courses.

Total Credits: 61-62