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2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, AA with Designation


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Additional information available on the History Department website.

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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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the History program, students should be able to:

  • Identify trends, events, peoples, groups, cultures, and institutions covered
  • Construct historical narratives by identifying patterns of continuity and change
  • Analyze secondary sources and recognize differences in historical interpretation
  • Identify and evaluate the perspective of primary sources
  • Use library sources for historical research
  • Select and apply contemporary forms of technology to solve problems or compile information
  • Be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .

Written Communication


Six (6) credit hours

Mathematics


Three (3) credit hours

History


Three (3) credit hours

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Six (6) credit hours

Natural and Physical Sciences


Seven (7) credit hours.

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.

Electives


Eleven (11) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list can be found at Approved Electives Course List of AA Degrees and Course of Study .

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

Total Credit Hours: 60


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