General Studies/Transfer Studies - History Concentration

General Studies/Transfer Studies - History Concentration

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree with a concentration in History will provide the graduate with an educational core which could lead to a bachelor’s degree in History. The AA degree can establish the foundation for a lifetime of continual learning and serve as a framework for a productive professional and personal life. This degree gives emphasis to practical skills in communication and computation which may lead to employment; however, the goal is successful transfer with junior status to an upper division baccalaureate degree program in history. The degree requires a minimum of 60 credit hours of general education core transferable courses (including 15 credit hours of history courses) that will provide the student with a broad background to enter a baccalaureate program at the junior level. The AA degree utilizes both on-site as well as distance education.  See the current advising sheet for details.

Credits Required:  60 hours

Credential Earned:  Associate of Arts

Career Settings
Many businesses and industries seek well-rounded employees whose maturity level along with communication, computation, and decision-making skills are a step above those of traditional high school graduates. The Associate in Arts Degree provides graduates with enhanced knowledge and work skills without requiring the larger commitment of time or money necessary for a bachelor’s degree.

Program Outcomes
-Analyze historical evidence effectively through well-organized written and oral communication
-Construct academic theses and support said theses with historical evidence
-Identify the key people, places, and concepts of World History and American History
-Read, evaluate, and analyze primary and secondary sources
-Identify and explain the ways in which society, culture, politics, and economy interact to shape history
-Identify and explain the significance of multicultural interaction amongst societies