History, Associate of Science

Understanding and appreciating the past, improving the present through better decision making, and building a future.

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History is a story, a window, into events that happened yesterday, the year you were born, or in ancient times. By studying history you can explore complex processes of war, invention, plagues, discovery and social change, including the factors that are causing change around us today. The History concentration offers an array of classes involving human interaction, such as history, world civilization and government.

The program’s goals include understanding and appreciating the past, improving the present through better decision making, and building a future less tolerant of human suffering. Objective thinking, thoughtful analysis, and the free and unfettered exchange of ideas are stressed.

Why History?

In addition to preparing students for careers in government service, law, teaching, business, human relations, insurance underwriting, advertising, and journalism, an education in history can lead to a variety of enriching careers. Positions that attract history degrees will likely require some of the following qualifications: experience, extensive knowledge of a particular time period or region, the ability to communicate with diverse groups of people, and good writing and research skills.

It is an ideal degree for students at two-year colleges who have not yet decided on an exact career path.

Suggested Schedule of Classes

Usual first semester courses

  • History of the US to 1877
  • Public Speaking
  • Computer Literacy
  • Writing I
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Microeconomics

Usual second semester courses

  • History of US since 1877
  • US National Government
  • Writing II
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Religion or Philosophy Course

Usual third semester courses

  • World Civilization to 1660
  • General Psychology
  • Humanities Course
  • Science Course
  • Literature Course

Usual fourth semester courses

  • World Civilization since 1660
  • College Algebra or higher
  • Science Course
  • Concentration Elective

Concentration Requirements: 18 credit hours

General Education Requirements: 44 credit hours