ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE2019 - 2020
AREA OF CONCENTRATION IN ARTS & SCIENCES
HISTORY
Award: Associate of Arts Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact Dr. James Karmel, 443-412-2105, jkarmel@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This option provides traditional freshman and sophomore year courses for history majors and other liberal arts majors transferring to four-year colleges or universities. The curriculum provides students with an understanding of their political, social, economic, intellectual, scientific and artistic heritage.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon completion of the history program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the historical discipline, United States history, and world history.
  2. Conduct research to find and critically examine varied historical material, including primary and secondary sources.
  3. Develop coherent and analytical papers, presentations, digital projects and other products using historical sources.
  4. Perform successfully in a baccalaureate program.

TRANSFER INFORMATION
Students should be aware that each transfer institution has unique curricular requirements. To facilitate transfer, students should consult with an academic advisor early in their studies at HCC and before selecting elective courses.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
The history option helps prepare students for careers in teaching, government service, journalism, editing and other writing fields. Many employers hire history and other liberal arts majors for entry level management and sales positions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for historians will grow 11% from 2008-2018.


 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
ENG 101English Composition 3
HIST 101History of Western Civilization I  * 
              or  
HIST 103History of the United States I  * 
              or  
HIST 109World History I  *3
Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective 4
Mathematics Elective **3
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total14
   
Second Semester Credits
ENG 109English Composition: Research Writing  
              or  
ENG 102English Composition and Literature 3
HIST 102History of Western Civilization II  * 
              or  
HIST 104History of the United States II  * 
              or  
HIST 110World History II  *3
Biological/Physical Science Elective ***3
General Electives6
Physical Education Elective1
 Semester Total16
   
Third Semester   Credits
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
100-Level or 200-Level History Elective3
200-Level History Elective3
General Elective 3
 Semester Total15
   
Fourth Semester Credits
200-Level History Elective3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
General Electives6
 Semester Total15
   

* Must complete sequence HIST 101-102 or HIST 103-104 or HIST 109-110.
**A four credit course in mathematics may be substituted.
***A four credit Biological/Physical Science Lab course may be substituted.