2021-2022 Catalog

Associate of Arts in History

Mission Statement

The mission of the Associate of Arts in History program is to introduce students to an understanding of what history is and how historians practice it as a discipline; the differences among various peoples and cultures; and the importance of cause and consequence in historical actions, with an ultimate goal to prepare students for continued academic work in the discipline.

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundations Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less than 24 hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

or

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Area I - Mathematics - 3-4 hours

Choose one from the following:
MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Area II - Literature in English - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Area II - Social Sciences and Humanities - 6 hours

Choose two from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

or

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

or

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

or

SOC 223Social Problems

3

or

SOC 243Peoples and Cultures of the World in Sociological Perspective

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in HIS 201 and HIS 202.

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from any of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

or

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

or

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PS 100Physical Science

4

PHY 201College Physics I

4

or

PHY 210General Physics I

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

History Core Courses - 15 hours

HIS 111History of Western Civilization I

3

and

HIS 112History of Western Civilization II

3

or

HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

HIS 225Introduction to Historical Methods

3

FRE 111Elementary French I

3

and

FRE 112Elementary French II

3

or

SPAN 111Elementary Spanish I

3

and

SPAN 112Elementary Spanish II

3

Any one History course at the 100-200 level

Students must earn a "C" or higher in History Core Courses.

General Electives - 0-2 hours

Students take advisor recommended electives as needed, in order to fulfill the minimum of 60 semester credit hours required for graduation.
Required General Education Core (GEC) (40-45 hours)
Required History Core Courses (15 hours)
Required General Electives (0-2 hours)

60 minimum hours required for graduation.