Academic Catalog

History, Associate in Arts (HIS)

Effective: Fall 2016

The History Program is designed primarily but not limited to those students who wish to pursue a Baccalaureate Degree in History. The program of study will provide students with the foundational history courses as well as those courses that meet their general education requirements. Upon successful completion of an Associate in Arts Degree in History they will be able to transfer into parallel programs.

  • Students will be able to explain multiple aspects of the history of the United States from pre-colonial times to the present, such as cultural, social, political, economic, diplomatic and military variables and recognize the local and regional factors associated with these developments.
  • Students will be able to explain multiple aspects of the history of the world from the dawn of civilization to the present, such as cultural, social, political, economic, diplomatic and military variables and recognize the local, regional and national factors associated with these developments.
  • Students will be able to explain the racial, ethnic, socio-economic, sexual and religious diversity involved in the historical development of the United States and the world and recognize its relevance to events in their own place and time.
  • Students will be able to recognize the difference between historical evidence and interpretation and utilize critical and analytical thinking to examine the causes and ramifications of historical events, topics and themes.
  • Students will be able to develop their own perspective on history and provide evidence from both primary and secondary sources to support their viewpoints in written and oral form.

The College Transfer Office is set up to help Delaware County Community College students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. If you are planning to transfer, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a transfer advisor within your first two semesters (or before you reach 30 transferable college credits from all institutions attended).

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
HIS 110 American History I 3
POL 120 American National Government 3
PSY 140
General Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
3
Any transferable Quantitative Reasoning (QR) designated MAT course 120 or higher 1 3
 Hours15
Second Semester
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
HIS 120 American History II 3
COMM 111 Public Speaking 3
Social Science Elective 3
Any transferable Technology (TC) designated course 3
 Hours15
Third Semester
HIS 150 World Civilizations I 3
ECO 220 Microeconomic Principles 3
Any transferable Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated science course 4
Humanities Elective 3
Foreign Language elective 3
 Hours16
Fourth Semester
HIS 160 World Civilizations II 3
Humanities Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Any 200 level History Course 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours61
1

Not MAT 125 Mathematics for Teachers of Children I or MAT 128 Algebra or MAT 135 Business Precalculus

Notes

Students are strongly advised to consult with both the DCCC Transfer Office and their academic advisor when selecting courses.

Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Designated courses

Information Technology (TC) Designated courses

Scientific Inquiry (SI) Designated courses

Humanities Elective - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

Courses listed under subjects:
ART 100Art and Child Development (or above)3
COMM 100Interpersonal Communication (or above)3
ENG 112English Composition II: Writing About Literature (or above)3
HUM 100Introduction to Visual Arts (or above)3
MUS 101Fundamentals of Music (or above)3
PHI 100Introduction to Philosophy (or above)3
Foreign Languages:
FRE 101Elementary French I (or above)3
GER 101Elementary German I (or above)3
ITA 101Elementary Italian I (or above)3
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I (or above)3
1

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

Social Science Electives - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

ADJ 240Criminology3
ADJ 260Corrections-Probation-Parole3
ECO 210Macroeconomic Principles3
ECO 220Microeconomic Principles3
EDU 110Introduction to Teaching (or above)3
HIS 110American History I (or above)3
INT 100Student Success3
POL 110Introduction to Political Science (or above)3
PSY 130Personal and Career Development (or above)3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology (or above)3
SWO 101Introduction to Social Work and Human Services (or above)3
1

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

ONLINE*
90% offered online.

The following courses in the curriculum may not be available online:

Classroom Only
COMM 111Public Speaking3
Scientific Inquiry (SI) Designated Science course4
*

Some online courses have field requirements or in person/proctored testing.  Online courses with these requirements have additional information posted under the COURSE DESCRIPTION section when you are registering.  Please make a note of it during registration.