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History, Associate of Arts

Curriculum SOC.HIS.AA (U224A46)

Courses in History cover a variety of American and international topics. Designed at the freshman and sophomore levels, these courses provide a broad foundation on which a student may specialize. Beyond general education requirements and personal interests, students should select courses that meet requirements at the transfer institution of choice.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Associate in Arts Degree (History) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • explain the historical significance of major historical events, actors, and concepts;
  • evaluate the content and reliability of primary, secondary, and tertiary historical sources;
  • distinguish between different identity-centered perspectives, with emphasis on the ideological, historical, and socio-economic forces influencing those perspectives;
  • construct an interpretation of a major historic event or actor, using correctly cited evidence, as demonstrated orally and/or in writing;
  • connect historic social, political, economic and cultural concepts to their own lives, by comparing and contrasting historical and modern events; and
  • present differing historiographical views of historical concepts and events.

Recommended courses:

Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Social Behavioral Science or a Humanities and Fine Arts course.
HIS 121History of Western Civilization I

3 credits

HIS 122History of Western Civilization II

3 credits

HIS 141World History I

3 credits

HIS 142World History II

3 credits

HIS 151History of the United States to 1877

3 credits

HIS 152History of the United States Since 1877

3 credits

HIS 155History of the Afro-American in the United States

3 credits

HIS 156African History

3 credits

HIS 171History of Latin America I

3 credits

HIS 172History of Latin America II

3 credits

HIS 191History of Asia and the Pacific I

3 credits

HIS 192History of Asia and the Pacific II

3 credits

HIS 210 #U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction

3 credits

HIS 296Special Topics in History

1 - 4 credits

HIS 155◊, HIS 156◊, HIS 191◊, HIS 192◊: Not offered every semester.

(Select courses that meet the BA requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements:

AA degree

Total Credit Hours:37-40

History courses or other electives for AA degree

Total Credit Hours:20-23

See HIS course descriptions.

Recommended electives include other courses in the Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, Literature, Foreign Language, Economics and the Arts.

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