2013-14 College Catalog

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History - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 228

For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division—Room ST-149—443-518-1620.

This curriculum is designed as a guide to students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. This curriculum prepares students for careers requiring a broad knowledge of history which may include teaching, historical research, public service, government and corporate archival work, law, and journalism. Geography, history, political science, pre-law, etc., students are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.


Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities Core Course

-Arts Core Course

-Literature Core Course


One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses


One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.


Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Courses


must include one course with lab


Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course



Course NumberTitleCredits
Interdisciplinary -Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course


Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEOG-101Introduction to World Geography

3 credits

POLI-101American Federal Government

3 credits


POLI-201Comparative Government

3 credits

Arts and Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts and Sciences Electives


-World Language Sequence


World Language Sequence requirements vary by institution. At HCC, the World Language Sequence means two sequential foreign language courses in the same language (e.g. SPAN-101 and SPAN-102, or FREN-102 and FREN-201), excluding courses taught in English.

History Electives – Select 12 credits from the following (3 credits each):

Course NumberTitleCredits
HIST-111American History to 1877

3 credits

HIST-112American History Since 1877

3 credits

HIST-121The Ancient World: Prehistory to the Middle Ages

3 credits

HIST-122Western Civilization & Pre-Modern World World

3 credits

HIST-123Western Civilization and the Modern World

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 60-68