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History - Arts and Sciences Transfer (A.A.)

Maryland Higher Education Commission authorization to award this degree has not been received.

Title of Major: Arts and Sciences - History, A.A.

Award: Associate of Art

Total Credit Hours: 60

History, Philosophy and Political Science

Purpose: A degree in history is a traditional and well-established major encompassing both the humanities and social sciences. Almost all universities offer a baccalaureate (BA) in history. Anne Arundel Community College can readily supply the initial core class requirements for such degrees. The degree can lead to a variety of professions, including teaching, museum studies, and law, but also supplies the knowledge and skills required in many other fields. This concentration provides essential content to understand the world around us, and skills to succeed in it. The understanding of the present requires an understanding of the past.

Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for eligibility for federal student aid. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Educations Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid by calling 410-777-2203, emailing or stopping by a Financial Aid office.

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 31-36 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 7-8 credits

At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Computer Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies or Mathematics: 3-4 credits

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits

Program Requirements: 9 credits

The Program Requirements for this degree are simultaneously satisfied by three of General Education Requirements listed above: (1) the Communications Arts and Humanities general education requirement, (2) the  Sophomore Literature Arts and Humanities general education requirement, and (3) one of  the History Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirement courses (HIS 111 or HIS 112 or HIS 211 or HIS 212).

Area of Concentration Requirements: 24-29 credits

Choose two courses from the following: 6 credits

Choose one course from the following: 3 credits

Choose one course from the following: 3 credits

Choose one course from the following: 3 credits

Electives: 0-5 credits

Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.

Computer Competency Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must demonstrate competence in computing and information technology (a computer competency requirement ). Students may satisfy the computer competency course requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the computer technology general education course or with an elective.

Diversity Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the diversity requirement.  In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: 

  • Communicate complex ideas and information through writing, speaking, presenting, and using technology.
  • Locate, organize, and analyze information from multiple sources in order to develop informed, reasoned, and substantiated arguments.
  • Explain the value of tradition, innovation, and creativity in understanding the past and present.
  • Apply mathematical skills, critical analysis, and logical thinking to solve problems and interpret quantitative information.
  • Apply an awareness of social diversity and the ways in which cultural values are historically and socially situated.
  • Recognize and analyze change and continuity over time, especially the process of revolution.
  • Identify the nature and role of gender, religion, class and race in historical societies.
  • Compare and contrast political, economic, military and labor systems.

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