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History, Associate of Arts

Curriculum SOC.HIS.AA (U224A46)

(Total Program Credits: 60)

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:

Upon 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.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
HIS 141World History to 1500

3 credits

OR

HIS 151History of the United States to 1877

3 credits

 

MAT 101Quantitative Literacy #

3 credits

OR

MAT 102Liberal Arts Mathematics #

3 credits

 

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

 

Program electives

3 credits

OR

Foreign Language

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101◊ and RHT 102◊.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
HIS 142World History From 1500

3 credits

OR

HIS 152History of the United States Since 1877

3 credits

 

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Life Science

3-5 credits

 

Program electives

3 credits

OR

Foreign Language

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-18

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101◊ and RHT 102◊.

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Humanities or Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Physical Science

3-5 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Sciences (other than History) 3

3 credits

 

Program electives

3 credits

OR

Foreign Language

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-18

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
Program electives

12 credits

 

Program electives

3 credits

OR

Foreign Language

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Program Electives (12-24)

Note: Most transfer institutions will only accept one class from each History category.
Course NumberTitleCredits
HIS 121History of Western Civilization to 1700

3 credits

HIS 122History of Western Civilization from 1700 to the Present

3 credits

HIS 141World History to 1500

3 credits

HIS 142World History From 1500

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 172History of Latin America II

3 credits

HIS 192History of Asia and the Pacific II

3 credits

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

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

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education Requirements:

AA degree                                     Subtotal: 37-40

History courses or other
electives toward the AA degree    Subtotal: 20-23

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS BY DISCIPLINE:

  • Communications: Three courses (nine semester hours).
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: Three courses (nine semester hours), with at least one course from selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts.
  • Social and Behavioral Science: Three courses (nine semester hours), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

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

  • Mathematics: One course (three semester hours).
  • Physical and Life Science: Two courses (seven to eight semester hours), with one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences, including at least one laboratory course.

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring.

See HIS course descriptions.

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