Associate in Arts Degree

History

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The following curriculum is designed to satisfy the basic lower division requirements for history majors at senior institutions. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

Learn more: Email advising@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8500.

History Major (4 courses)
Credit hours: 12

  • * HIST 1513 - History of Western Civilization to 1648
  • * HIST 1533 - History of Western Civilization 1648 to Present
  • * HIST 2513 - History of the United States to 1877
  • * HIST 2523 - History of the United States from 1877 to Present

Communications General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

A minimum grade of C is required in *ENGL 1613 and *ENGL 1623.

  • * ENGL 1613 - English I
  • * ENGL 1623 - English II
  • * SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech

Laboratory Science General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 8

Choose two IAI courses, one from the life sciences and one from the physical sciences.

Mathematics General Education (1 course)
Credit hours: 3-5

Choose one IAI mathematics course from the following five options:

  • * MATH 1704 - Contemporary Mathematics
  • * MATH 1713 - Finite Mathematics
  • * MATH 1774 - Statistics
  • * MATH 1833 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • * MATH 2515 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Humanities General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

CHOOSE THREE IAI humanities courses, with at least one course from general humanities and at least one course from the fine arts or interdisciplinary category.

Social and Behavioral Science General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

Choose three IAI social and behavioral science courses from at least two different prefixes.

Electives (4-6 courses)
Credit hours: 14

Choose 14 credit hours of courses from any transfer-level elective area. A maximum of four credit hours can come from physical education activity courses. Consult your transfer university to determine appropriate electives.

Minimum credit hours required for completion - 64

*Course has prerequisite.

History A.A.—Suggested course sequence

Fall
* HIST 1513 3 cr. hrs.
* ENGL 1613 3 cr. hrs.
* Laboratory Science course 4 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
* HIST 1533 3 cr. hrs.
* ENGL 1623 3 cr. hrs.
* SPCH 1553 3 cr. hrs.
* Laboratory Science course 4 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hr.

Fall
* HIST 2513 3 cr. hrs.
* Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
* Foreign language course/elective 4 cr. hrs.
* Mathematics course 3-5 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
* HIST 2523 3 cr. hrs.
* Foreign language course/elective 4 cr. hrs.
* Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.
* Electives 6 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Additional Program Information

Competency through the second, third, or fourth semester of a single foreign language is required for a B.A. in history at some schools and for all majors in the college of arts and sciences at other schools. Ask about the language requirement of the college you are considering and complete the required foreign language courses before transfer.

Since schools divide historical periods differently across courses, students should complete course sequences at the same school. Additional history courses-such as third-world or non-Western civilization-may transfer either for history major credit or as general education credit, depending on the school. Students should select courses in consultation with an advisor.

Students who have decided upon a minor field are encouraged to complete one or more courses in the minor. Students planning to seek high school (6-12) teacher certification are encouraged to complete one or more professional education courses recommended. Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

Use The Transfer Guide

To see how your courses transfer, log on to U.Select at http://www.transfer.org/. U.Select is an online tool that will help you view program requirements, course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university.