Skip to Navigation
    College of Southern Maryland
   
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts and Sciences: History, AA


Return to Areas of Study in Alphabetical Order Return to: Areas of Study in Alphabetical Order

No. of Credits: 61
Contact: R. Brown, Chair, Communication, Arts, and Humanities Division

This associate of arts program option** is designed for part- and full-time students with a specific academic interest in history. This option prepares students for a specific concentration at a four-year Maryland state college or university.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

historian, high school or college faculty, author, researcher, archivist, archeologist, editor, journalist, museum director/curator, civil service employee, elected official, lawyer, librarian, public relations

Transfer Options:

This program of study is part of an articulated partnership with University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to UMUC and complete their Bachelor of Arts in History through courses offered in Southern Maryland.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of important periods, events, ideas, and persons in the history of Western and/or non-Western Civilizations
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of major cultures and religions of the world
  3. Analyze primary sources: formulate research questions, select, organize, analyze, synthesize, and interpret sources, and present findings   
  4. Evaluate the effect of historical, social, political, environmental, and economic decisions made at the local levels, on global concerns   
  5. Successfully describe, discuss, critique, and analyze the roles of events, persons, and ideas in the history of Western and/or non-Western civilizations
  6. Accurately use and properly document information obtained from research for course assignments

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Mathematics (3 credits)


Acceptable:

History (6 credits)


Acceptable:

Third Semester


Interdisciplinary/emerging issues (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Biological/physical sciences (lecture and lab) (4 credits)


Acceptable:

English literature (3 credits)


Acceptable:

History (6 credits)


Acceptable:

Fourth Semester


Biological/physical sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

History (6 credits)


Acceptable:

Notes:


***The two “social/behavioral sciences” courses required for this degree must be from two different disciplines.

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

Return to Areas of Study in Alphabetical Order Return to: Areas of Study in Alphabetical Order