Javascript is currently not supported, or is disabled by this browser. Please enable Javascript for full functionality.

Academic Catalog
    Sep 23, 2021  
Catalog 2021-2022 
Catalog 2021-2022

Arts and Sciences: History, AA

No. of Credits: 60-61
Contact: Christine Arnold-Lourie, Acting Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences

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, archaeologist, editor, journalist, museum director/curator, civil service employee, elected official, lawyer, librarian, public relations

Transfer Options:

A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

1. Develop an understanding of important periods, events, ideas, and persons in the history of Western and non-Western civilizations.
2. Develop an understanding of major cultures and religions of the world.
3. Demonstrate an ability to evaluate primary sources.
4. Demonstrate effective communication skills when describing, discussing, critiquing, and analyzing historical events and ideas.
5. Develop analytical and critical thinking skills.
6. Demonstrate effective research skills and proper documentation of resources.

Arts and Humanities Pathway

Pathway iconLearn more about the Arts and Humanities Pathway.

Visit Career Coach for more information on this program, related programs, and job opportunities in Southern Maryland and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan region.

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.

History (3 credits)


Biological/physical sciences (4 credits)

Acceptable (lecture and matching lab):

History (6 credits)


Third Semester

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


  • See Gen Ed  Listing, except COM 1020; recommend POL or GRY

Arts (3 credits)


See Gen Ed  Listing from ART, THE or MUS

History (3 credits)

Completion of this course meets the Cultural and Global Awareness requirement.

  • See Gen Ed Listing  and select any History course from within the Cultural and Global Awareness course list.

History (3 credits)


Elective (3 credits)


  • See Gen Ed  Listing and select course from HST, COM, ART, MUS, PHL, THE, and ENG 2000 level

Fourth Semester

Arts or humanities (3 credits)


Humanities (3 credits)


English literature (3 credits)


Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


  • See Gen Ed  Listing, except COM 1020; recommend POL or GRY

Elective (2-3)



* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)