Jun 27, 2022
History, Humanities and Social Sciences Area of Concentration
History is an examination of the written records of all major social, cultural, political and economic events of our past. In this area of concentration, students will determine the focus of each of the main areas of history and the relationship of history to the other social sciences and humanities. Students will be able to analyze cultural diversity as it plays a role throughout the field of history and demonstrate an awareness of the contributions of different ethnic and cultural groups to U.S. and world societies. Students will learn to think critically about contemporary historical issues and events and ideologies that have shaped current public issues.
Type of Credential
Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Area of Concentration – History
Contacts and Additional Information
Michelle Wright, East Side Coordinator
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Joshua Ackerman, West Side Coordinator
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This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .
Courses Needed for This Area of Concentration*
General Education Requirements and Electives - 34-35 Credits
General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:
Choose courses in this category from the list of approved General Education Courses .
Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.
- Arts and Humanities (PHIL 101 or PHIL 103 ) 3 Credit(s).
- Biological and Physical Sciences (at least one course must have a lab) 7-8 Credit(s).
- Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).
Concentration Requirements and Electives - 24-26 Credits
Choose a two-semester sequence.
Choose one from the list:
Additional Program Requirements:
Take the remaining two-semester sequence.
Select 12-14 credits from the following list of electives to attain 60 credits for the degree. A student’s selection of General Education electives will determine the total elective credits required to reach 60 credits. Additional electives beyond the list below may be used to complete the degree requirements with the approval of the Program Coordinator/Academic Dean. Electives should be chosen based on requirements at the transfer institution.
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.
**May also be used to satisfy General Education electives.
Area of Concentration Description
This area of concentration is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in History. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this area of concentration should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with an advisor for information about specific requirements.
Because four-year institutions vary widely in their requirements, it is strongly recommended that students who wish to pursue studies in History speak with an advisor from the Counseling Center and the History department head before registering for courses. This sequence of courses should be adjusted to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.
NOTE: Transfer institutions vary in their requirements for History majors or minors. Electives should be taken to correlate with the requirements at the transfer institution.
Area of Concentration Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this area of concentration, students will be able to:
- determine the focus of each of the main areas of history and the relationship of history to the other social sciences;
- analyze cultural diversity as it plays a role throughout the field of history and demonstrate an awareness of the contributions of different ethnic and cultural groups to U.S. and world societies;
- evaluate examples of applied history and understanding history in order to determine the effectiveness of using historical knowledge to address social problems;
- determine, analyze, and evaluate the role that religion, race, class, gender, and ethnicity play in influencing historical issues and events;
- prepare and execute written and oral communication with objectivity, conciseness, and clarity within the context of a diverse environment;
- evaluate sources of print and Internet information on cultural diversity and other topics; and
- analyze and think critically about contemporary historical issues and events, in cultures and subcultures, world and localized histories and be able to identify the relevant antecedent events and ideologies that have shaped current public issues.