History

Associate of Arts Degree with Designation

Recommended basic skills standards are

Historians study the past (as it is described in written documents) in order to provide insight to the present. As a student in History you will learn writing and communication skills, methods to analyze source materials, research, how to utilize digital collections and learn how to clearly present evidence. The Associate of Arts (AA) degree with designation in History includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado and will prepare you for continued study at a four-year college/university in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in History. With a degree in History you may be employed in one of the following career areas: public service, law, research, politics, publishing, historical site interpretation, archival records collection analysis, historical consulting for public/private business, library management, marketing, media or education.

Students may follow the degree with designation in History or transfer guide in History to a particular four-year college/university. Consult your Faculty Advisor to assist you in determining the best pathway for you.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

OR

 

 

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

or

 

 

HIS 265

Writing About History: CO3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours

  • GT - One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1) prefer MAT 120

Arts and Humanities

Nine (9) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Three GT Pathways Arts and Humanities courses (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4)

History

Three (3) credit hours GT Pathways History course (HI1)

HIS 101

Western Civilization:Antiquity-1650: HI1

3

HIS 111

The World: Antiquity-1500: HI1

3

  • University of Colorado Boulder requires either HIS 101 or HIS 102 to fulfill this requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (SS1, SS2, SS3)

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1, SC2). One course must be with required lab.

Additional Required Courses

Fifteen (15) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

HIS 102

Western Civilization:1650-Present: HI1

3

or

 

 

HIS 112

The World: 1500-Present: HI1

(3)

HIS 121

U.S. History to Reconstruction: HI1

3

HIS 122

U.S. History since the Civil War: HI1

3

One (1) additional gtPathway History (HI1) course

3

Electives

Eleven (11) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Note: Students planning to transfer to CSU-Ft. Collins are advised to complete at least two semesters of one college-level foreign language.

Total Credit Hours

60

Additional information available on the History Department website at www.ppcc.edu/degrees-certificates/History.