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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in History

The Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in History provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in History. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career in a wide range of fields including education, governmental and nongovernmental organizations; intelligence analysis; international trade; community development; foreign services; and many others. A bachelor`s degree in History prepares students for application to professional graduate and post-baccalaureate programs in a variety of disciplines including post-secondary teaching, law, library and archival studies, and museum studies.

Details

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Field of Interest
Culture and Society
Type
Associate Degree
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in History (DEG)
Total Credits Required
60-64
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
Effective term
Fall 2021
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Employ historical methods to analyze patterns of continuity and change. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, AIS/HIS140, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, (CRE), [CS], [MA])
  • Interpret the impact of historical figures, events, movements, and patterns. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102,HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, AIS/HIS140, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, [CS], [SG], [SQ])
  • Formulate questions using existing arguments, methodology, and frameworks and apply to research. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102,HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, (CRE), [FYC], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Critically assess sources for authority, relevance, and application. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, (CRE), [CS], [FYC], [SG] or [SQ])
  • Analyze historical evidence to gain understanding of one`s self and different perspectives. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, AIS/HIS140, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, [FYC], [MA])
  • Collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds to solve problems. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, (COM), (CRE), [MA])
  • Construct an evidence-based historical argument that incorporates primary and secondary sources. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, (CRE), [FYC])
  • Articulate the diversity of human experience over time within a global context. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, AIS/HIS140, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, [FYC], [SG] or [SQ])
  • Communicate findings of historical research to a diverse audience. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, (COM), [FYC])
  • Apply historical awareness to a range of professional settings, civic engagement, and everyday life. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:6
HIS103United States History to 1865 (3) AND
HIS104United States History 1865 to Present (3)
OR
HIS110World History to 1500 (3) AND
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present (3)6
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-32
Complete requirements in the transfer plan that best aligns with academic and professional goals. If academic and professional goals do not align with any of the transfer plans below, select elective courses in consultation with an Academic, Faculty, or Program Director.
Transfer Plan 1: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), History, Bachelor of Arts
Related Area Course Credits:0-6
Complete zero to six (0-6) credits of coursework that transfer to ASU as either direct equivalencies or departmental electives in the following ASU course prefixes: AFR, AIS, APA, APH, ARS, ASB, ASM, ECN, ENG, GCU, HON, HPS, HUM, JUS, PHI, POS, REL, SGS, SOC, TCL, and WST. These courses may be used to fulfill any outstanding Humanities [HU] and Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] requirements simultaneously.
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
RUS+++ Any RUS Russian course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Transfer Plan 2: Arizona State University (College of Integrative Sciences and Arts), History, Bachelor of Arts
Related Area Course Credits:3
Complete one (1) course for a total of three (3) credits (except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area) that transfers to ASU as direct equivalency or departmental elective in the following ASU prefixes: ENG, ISS, PHI, POS, REL, SOC, STS.
History Elective Credits:9
Complete three (3) courses for a total of nine (9) credits that transfer to ASU as direct equivalents or departmental elective credit in the ASU HST prefix. A minimum GPA of 2.25 is required in these courses.
Transfer Plan 3: Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences), History, Bachelor of Arts
History Elective Credits:3
Complete one (1) course for a total of three (3) credits that transfer to ASU as direct equivalents or departmental elective credit in the ASU HST prefix.
Related Area Course Credits:9
Complete three (3) courses for a total of nine (9) credits (except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area) that transfer to ASU as direct equivalency or departmental elective in the following ASU prefixes: ENG, HST, PHI, REL, SPA, WST
Language and Cultures Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment. This requirement may also be satisfied after transfer to ASU though various upper division course options. Recommend students satisfy this requirement after transfer to ASU unless proficient at the elementary level (102 or equivalent).
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
RUS+++ Any RUS Russian course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Transfer Plan 4: Grand Canyon University: History, Bachelor of Arts
Complete two (2) courses from the following except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area:
HIS103United States History to 18653
HIS104United States History 1865 to Present3
HIS110World History to 15003
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present3
Transfer Plan 5: Northern Arizona University: History, Bachelor of Arts
Complete one (1) course from the following except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area:
AIS/HIS140American Indian History3
HIS101History of Western Civilization Middles Ages to 17893
HIS102History of Western Civilization 1789 to Present3
HIS103United States History to 18653
HIS104United States History 1865 to Present3
HIS110World History to 15003
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present3
Complete one (1) course from the following except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area:
HIS110World History to 15003
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present3
HIS240History of Islamic Civilization from the 6th Century to 18003
HIS241Latin American Civilization in the Colonial Period3
HIS242Latin American Civilization in the Post-Colonial Period3
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
RUS+++ Any RUS Russian course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Transfer Plan 6: Northern Arizona University: History, Bachelor of Science
Complete one (1) course from the following except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area:
AIS/HIS140American Indian History3
HIS101History of Western Civilization Middles Ages to 17893
HIS102History of Western Civilization 1789 to Present3
HIS103United States History to 18653
HIS104United States History 1865 to Present3
HIS110World History to 15003
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present3
Complete one (1) course from the following except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area:
HIS110World History to 15003
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present3
HIS240History of Islamic Civilization from the 6th Century to 18003
HIS241Latin American Civilization in the Colonial Period3
HIS242Latin American Civilization in the Post-Colonial Period3
Transfer Plan 7: University of Arizona: History, Bachelor of Arts
HIS101History of Western Civilization Middles Ages to 1789 (3) OR
HIS102History of Western Civilization 1789 to Present (3)3
HIS109Mexican-American History and Culture (3) OR
HIS113History of Eastern Civilizations to 1850 (3) OR
HIS114History of Eastern Civilizations 1850 to Present (3) OR
HIS203African-American History to 1865 (3)3
HIS201History of Women in America3
HIS251History of England to 17003
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
RUS+++ Any RUS Russian course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-ACredits: 23-41
A single course with an [L], [HU], [SB], [SG], or [SQ] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, and/or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s). See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area.3
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 3-6
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6) OR
Higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area (3-6)3-6
 
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] area.3
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 0-6
Any approved general education courses from the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.6
May be met by HIS110 and HIS111 in the Required Courses area OR by course selections in the Restricted Electives area.
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 0-6
Any approved general education courses from the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.6
May be met by HIS103 and HIS104 in the Required Courses area OR by course selections in the Restricted Electives area.
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 8
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area (4) AND
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area (4).8
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-3
These requirements may be shared with other AGEC requirements. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0
Met by HIS103 or HIS104 or HIS110 or HIS111 in the Required Courses area.
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-6
Some courses in this area have [SB] and [L] designations and may also be applied to the corresponding AGEC requirements. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0-3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)0-3
COM110required for students intending to transfer to Grand Canyon University to pursue a Bachelor in Arts in History.
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
Course Area Key
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Select additional courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Consult with a faculty advisor, program director, and/or academic advisor to identify coursework that best aligns with academic and professional goals.

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