Associate in Arts, History

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society

The Associate in Arts (AA), History provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in History. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career in a wide range of fields including education, governmental and nongovernmental organizations; intelligence analysis; international trade; community development; foreign services; and many others. A bachelor`s degree in History prepares students for application to professional graduate and post-baccalaureate programs in a variety of disciplines including post-secondary teaching, law, library and archival studies, and museum studies.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Arts, History (AA)
Academic Plan Code
8114
Total Credits Required
60-64
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Transfer Options

This pathway map can lead to multiple transfer options.

A list of available transfer options for the Associate in Arts, History program
Transfer Partner Degree Type Transfer Program
Arizona State University - Tempe Campus Bachelor of Arts History
Arizona State University - Polytechnic Campus Bachelor of Arts History
Grand Canyon University Bachelor of Arts History
Northern Arizona University Bachelor of Arts History
Northern Arizona University Bachelor of Science History
University of Arizona Bachelor of Arts History

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Associate in Arts, History program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HIS103 or
HIS104 or
HIS110 or
HIS111
United States History to 1865 or United States History 1865 to Present or World History to 1500 or World History 1500 to the Present Critical course Gateway course Students must take (HIS103 AND HIS104) OR (HIS110 AND HIS111); These courses may be used to fulfill any outstanding Humanities [HU] and Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] requirements simultaneously. H, HU, SB or H, SB or H, SB or G, H, HU 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MAT140 or
MAT141 or
MAT142 or
MAT145 or
MAT146
College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics with Review or College Mathematics with Review MA 3–6
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3
AAA115 or
CPD150
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success 1–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HIS103 or
HIS104 or
HIS110 or
HIS111
United States History to 1865 or United States History 1865 to Present or World History to 1500 or World History 1500 to the Present Critical course Gateway course H, HU, SB or H, SB or H, SB or G, H, HU 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L or SB 0–3
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences 3
L Literacy & Critical Inquiry 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ Natural Sciences SQ 4
CS Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ or SG Natural Sciences 4
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences 3

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Arts in Associate in Arts, History (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm10?id=137535).