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
Academic Plan
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in History (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
8114
Total Credits Required
60-64
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Employ historical methods to analyze patterns of continuity and change.
  2. Interpret the impact of historical figures, events, movements, and patterns.
  3. Formulate questions using existing arguments, methodology, and frameworks and apply to research.
  4. Critically assess sources for authority, relevance, and application.
  5. Analyze historical evidence to gain understanding of one`s self and different perspectives.
  6. Collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds to solve problems.
  7. Construct an evidence-based historical argument that incorporates primary and secondary sources.
  8. Articulate the diversity of human experience over time within a global context.
  9. Communicate findings of historical research to a diverse audience.
  10. Apply historical awareness to a range of professional settings, civic engagement, and everyday life.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

$44,780

Librarians and Media Collections Specialists

$48,740

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

$44,210

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

$48,490

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the available transfer institutions and what degrees you may be able to transfer into.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated.

Additional courses that are specific to your selected option will be highlighted with a blue border.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HIS103 or
HIS104 or
HIS110 or
HIS111
United States History to 1865 or United States History 1865 to Present or World History to 1500 or World History 1500 to the Present Critical course Gateway course Students must take (HIS103 AND HIS104) OR (HIS110 AND HIS111); These courses may be used to fulfill any outstanding Humanities [HU] and Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] requirements simultaneously. H, HU, SB or H, SB or H, SB or G, H, HU 0–3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
MAT14+ or
MA
College Mathematics or Higher Level Mathematics Course MA 3–6
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HIS103 or
HIS104 or
HIS110 or
HIS111
United States History to 1865 or United States History 1865 to Present or World History to 1500 or World History 1500 to the Present Critical course Gateway course Students must take (HIS103 AND HIS104) OR (HIS110 AND HIS111); These courses may be used to fulfill any outstanding Humanities [HU] and Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] requirements simultaneously. H, HU, SB or H, SB or H, SB or G, H, HU 0–3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Recommend selecting a course that satisfies COM and SB or COM and L requirements simultanesoulsy. SB or L 0–3
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences 3
L Literacy & Critical Inquiry 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ Natural Sciences SQ 4
CS Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HIS103 or
HIS104 or
HIS110 or
HIS111
United States History to 1865 or United States History 1865 to Present or World History to 1500 or World History 1500 to the Present Critical course Gateway course Students must take (HIS103 AND HIS104) OR (HIS110 AND HIS111); These courses may be used to fulfill any outstanding Humanities [HU] and Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] requirements simultaneously. H, HU, SB or H, SB or H, SB or G, H, HU 0–3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HIS103 or
HIS104 or
HIS110 or
HIS111
United States History to 1865 or United States History 1865 to Present or World History to 1500 or World History 1500 to the Present Critical course Gateway course Students must take (HIS103 AND HIS104) OR (HIS110 AND HIS111); These courses may be used to fulfill any outstanding Humanities [HU] and Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] requirements simultaneously. H, HU, SB or H, SB or H, SB or G, H, HU 0–3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT14+ or
MA
College Mathematics or Higher Level Mathematics Course MA 3–6
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ Natural Sciences SQ 4
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Recommend selecting a course that satisfies COM and SB or COM and L requirements simultanesoulsy. SB or L 0–3
L Literacy & Critical Inquiry 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CS Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits

Pathway Map Option Details

No pathway map option has been selected. Please select from the pathway map options listed above.

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Arts in Associate in Arts, Emphasis in History (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm10?id=137535).


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