History, Associate in Arts

Program Code: 0210


This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing History. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an AA degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below. Following this pathway will help you get your associate degree, which will increase your chances of transfer to Bachelor’s-level programs of study. Choose Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) courses to fulfill general education requirements whenever possible. Visit www.itransfer.org and speak with your college advisor to learn more about IAI.

The history courses required for a history major can vary greatly between colleges, so it is recommended to research the major requirements of the four-year institutions to which you hope to transfer.

As of July 2014, World Language courses are no longer a degree requirement. World Language courses are recommended for students who are transferring to a four-year institution with a World Languages requirement. Please talk with your College Advisor to determine the best education plan for you.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
MATH 125 Introductory Statistics 1 4
SOC SCI 102 General Course II Social Science 1 3
HUM 123
Intro To Arts & Ideas 1
or General Course I Humanities
Pathway Elective 2 3
Semester 2
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
Physical Sciences course 1 3-4
History of American People To 1865 1
or History of World Civilization to 1500
Pathway Elective 2 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Semester 3
Life Sciences course 1 4
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
Fine Arts & Humanities course 1 3
History of American People From 1865 1
or Hist World Civiliz Frm 1500
Pathway Elective 2 3
Semester 4
Fine Arts course 1 3
Pathway Elective (HD) 2 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
 Total Hours62-63

General Education Requirement


Pathway Elective

PATHWAY Electives

HISTORY 111History of American People To 18653
HISTORY 112History of American People From 18653
HISTORY 141History of World Civilization to 1500 (HD)3
HISTORY 142Hist World Civiliz Frm 1500 (HD)3
HISTORY 215History of Latin America (HD)3
HISTORY 225Modern Middle East History (HD)3
HISTORY 243The Far East in the Modern World (HD)3
HISTORY 247African History to Colonial Period (HD)3
HISTORY 248African History - Modern Period (HD)3
AFRO AM 101Introduction to African-American Studies (HD)3
ANTHRO 202Cultural Anthropology (HD)3
ECON 201Principles Of Economics I3
ECON 202Principles Of Economics II3
FIN ART 104The World Of The Cinema3
FIN ART 105History of Painting, Sculpture & Architecture3
FIN ART 107History of Architecture, Painting & Sculpture I3
FIN ART 108Hist Of Arch Paint Sculp II3
PHIL 105Logic3
PHIL 106Introduction To Philosophy3
PHIL 107Ethics3
POL SCI 201The National Government3
POL SCI 203Comparative Government3
POL SCI 204International Relations (HD)3
HUM 205World Literature I (HD)3
GEOG 101World Geography (HD)3
World Language courses (check with your Advisor for HD offerings)

Recommended electives may vary by transfer institution. Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Institution-specific transfer guides and agreements can be found on CCC's transfer site.