History

Associate of Arts

The Associates of Arts degree with a field of study in History is designated for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate degree in History or Liberal Arts at four-year institutions.

The curriculum includes general academic courses and electives that enable students who intend to major in History to transfer to four-year institutions.

Completing a History program can expand opportunities in teaching, museums, archives, government, law school, journalism and other related areas.

Instruction in History promotes reading, writing, and critical thinking, as well as development of awareness of how the past has shaped the present.

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Field of Study - 18 credit hours
HIST 2321World Civilizations I3
HIST 2322World Civilizations II3
HIST 2389Academic Cooperative3
Select two of the following:6
Texas History
Mexican-American History I
Mexican-American History II
African-American History
Field of Study Elective
Select a 3 credit hour course listed in any Associate of Arts Field of Study from the following list: Anthropology, Business Administration (transfer plan only), Communication, Criminal Justice, Drama, Education, English, Arts, History, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Language and Cultural Studies, Mexican-American Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, or Sociology3
STC Core Curriculum - 42 credit hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum 1,242
Total Credit Hours60
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In addition to the courses in the History Field of Study, the student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill field of study requirements.

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Students who select a 3 credit hour Mathematics course to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Core Curriculum must take 4 credit hours to complete the Component Area Option for the Core Curriculum.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HIST 1301 United States History I 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
Introduction to Speech Communication (Recommended)  
History Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
HIST 1302 United States History II 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (Recommended)  
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
History Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Art History I (Recommended)  
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 3-4
 Credit Hours7
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
HIST 2321 World Civilizations I 3
Field of Study Elective 2 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
 Credit Hours13
Fifth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
HIST 2322 World Civilizations II 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
HIST 2389 Academic Cooperative 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
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Courses to be chosen from History Field of Study

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Students must take a 3 credit hour course listed in any Associate of Arts Field of Study from the following list: Anthropology, Business Administration (transfer plan only), Communication, Criminal Justice, Drama, Education, English, Arts, History, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Language and Cultural Studies, Mexican-American Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, or Sociology.