History - AA

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.

Details

Major Code: 
8114
Award: 
Associate in Arts, History
Total credits required: 
60-64
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Employ historical methods to analyze patterns of continuity and change. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, AIS/HIS140, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, (CRE), [CS], [MA])
  • Interpret the impact of historical figures, events, movements, and patterns. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102,HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, AIS/HIS140, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, [CS], [SG], [SQ])
  • Formulate questions using existing arguments, methodology, and frameworks and apply to research. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102,HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, (CRE), [FYC], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Critically assess sources for authority, relevance, and application. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, (CRE), [CS], [FYC], [SG] or [SQ])
  • Analyze historical evidence to gain understanding of one`s self and different perspectives. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, AIS/HIS140, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, [FYC], [MA])
  • Collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds to solve problems. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, (COM), (CRE), [MA])
  • Construct an evidence-based historical argument that incorporates primary and secondary sources. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, (CRE), [FYC])
  • Articulate the diversity of human experience over time within a global context. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, AIS/HIS140, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, [FYC], [SG] or [SQ])
  • Communicate findings of historical research to a diverse audience. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242, (COM), [FYC])
  • Apply historical awareness to a range of professional settings, civic engagement, and everyday life. (HIS100, HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS108, HIS110, HIS111, HIS113, HIS114, HIS240, HIS241, HIS242)

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Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:6
HIS103United States History to 1865 (3) AND
HIS104United States History 1865 to Present (3)
OR
HIS110World History to 1500 (3) AND
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present (3)6
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-38
Complete all courses in the subplan that best aligns with academic and professional goals. If academic and professional goals do not align with any of the subplans below, select elective courses in consultation with an Academic, Faculty, or Program Director.
Subplan 1: Arizona State University (Tempe): History, Bachelor of Arts
Related Area Course Credits:0-6
Complete 0 to 6 credits of coursework that transfer to ASU as either direct equivalencies or departmental electives in the following ASU course prefixes: AFR, AIS, APA, APH, ARS, ASB, ASM, ECN, ENG, GCU, HON, HPS, HUM, JUS, PHI, POS, REL, SGS, SOC, TCL, and WST. These courses may be used to fulfill any outstanding Humanities [HU] and Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] requirements simultaneously.
AFR+++ Any AFR African American Studies course(s)
AIS+++ Any AIS American Indian Studies course(s)
ASB+++ Any ASB Anthropology course(s)
ARH+++ Any ARH Art Humanities course(s)
ASM+++ Any ASM Anthropology course(s)
ECN+++ Any ECN Economics course(s)
ENG+++ Any ENG English course(s)
GCU+++ Any GCU Cultural Geography course(s)
PHI+++ Any PHI Philosophy course(s)
POS+++ Any POS Political Science course(s)
REL+++ Any REL Religious Studies course(s)
SOC+++ Any SOC Sociology course(s)
WST+++ Any WST Women`s Studies course(s)
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
SLG+++ Any SLG Sign Language course(s)
Subplan 2: Arizona State University (Polytechnic): History, Bachelor of Arts
Related Area Course Credits:9
Select one course for a total of 3 credits (except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area) which transfers to ASU as either a direct equivalency or departmental elective in the following ASU course prefix: HST.
HIS+++ Any HIS History course
Complete 6 credits of coursework that transfers to ASU as either direct equivalencies or departmental electives in the following ASU course prefixes: AIS, ENG, POS, REL, STS, and TCL.
AIS+++ Any AIS American Indian Studies course(s)
ENG+++ Any ENG English course(s)
POS+++ Any POS Political Science course(s)
REL+++ Any REL Religious Studies course(s)
Subplan 3: Arizona State University (West): History, Bachelor of Arts
Related Area Course Credits:9
Select one course for a total of 3 credits (except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area) which transfers to ASU as either a direct equivalency or departmental elective in the following ASU course prefix: HST.
HIS+++ Any HIS History course
Complete 6 credits of coursework that transfers to ASU as either direct equivalencies or departmental electives in the following ASU course prefixes: AMS, ENG, HST, PHI, REL.
ENG+++ Any ENG English course(s)
HST+++ Any HIS History course(s)
PHI+++ Any PHI Philosophy course(s)
REL+++ Any REL Religious Studies course(s)
Language and Cultures Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment. This requirement may also be satisfied after transfer to ASU though various upper division course options. Recommend students satisfy this requirement after transfer to ASU unless proficient at the elementary level (102 or equivalent).
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
SLG+++ Any SLG Sign Language course(s)
Subplan 4: Grand Canyon University: History, Bachelor of Arts
Select two courses from the following except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area:
HIS103United States History to 18653
HIS104United States History 1865 to Present3
HIS110World History to 15003
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present3
Subplan 5: Northern Arizona University: History, Bachelor of Arts
Select one course from the following except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area:
AIS/HIS140American Indian History3
HIS101History of Western Civilization Middles Ages to 17893
HIS102History of Western Civilization 1789 to Present3
HIS103United States History to 18653
HIS104United States History 1865 to Present3
HIS110World History to 15003
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present3
Select one course from the following except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area:
HIS110World History to 15003
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present3
HIS240History of Islamic Civilization from the 6th Century to 18003
HIS241Latin American Civilization in the Colonial Period3
HIS242Latin American Civilization in the Post-Colonial Period3
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
SLG+++ Any SLG Sign Language course(s)
Subplan 6: Northern Arizona University: History, Bachelor of Science
Select one course from the following except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area:
AIS/HIS140American Indian History3
HIS101History of Western Civilization Middles Ages to 17893
HIS102History of Western Civilization 1789 to Present3
HIS103United States History to 18653
HIS104United States History 1865 to Present3
HIS110World History to 15003
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present3
Select one course from the following except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area:
HIS110World History to 15003
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present3
HIS240History of Islamic Civilization from the 6th Century to 18003
HIS241Latin American Civilization in the Colonial Period3
HIS242Latin American Civilization in the Post-Colonial Period3
Subplan 7: University of Arizona: History, Bachelor of Arts
Complete 9 credits of coursework that transfers to U of A as either direct equivalencies or departmental electives in the following U of A course prefixes: HIST AND HSTV.
HIS+++ Any HIS History course(s)
Foreign Language Credits:0-20
Complete a language course at the intermediate level (202 or equivalent), including American Sign Language IV with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
SLG+++ Any SLG Sign Language(s)
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-ACredits: 23-40
A single course with an [HU], [SB], [L], or [SG/SQ] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s).
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area.3
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 3-5
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
Any approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area.3-5
 
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] area.3
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 0-6
Met by HIS110 and HIS111 in the Required Courses area or any approved general education courses from the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.0-6
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 0-6
Met by HIS103 and HIS104 in the Required Courses area or any approved general education courses from the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.0-6
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 8
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area (4) AND
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area (4).8
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-3
These requirements may be shared with Core Requirements.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0
Met by HIS103 or HIS104 or HIS110 or HIS111 in the Required Courses Area.
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-6
Courses in this area may also be applied to the AGEC Core Requirements. To minimize total credits required for degree and maximize transferable credits, it is recommended that courses be selected that meet more than one requirement wherever possible.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0-3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)0-3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Select additional courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. It is recommended that students choose a Historical Exploration Area from below to fulfill elective credits. Consult with the Program Director, Discipline Faculty, or an Academic Advisor.
For students intending to transfer to University of Arizona to complete a Bachelor of Arts in History, the following courses are recommended:
HIS201History of Women in America3
HIS251History of England to 1700 (3) OR
HIS252History of England 1700 to Present (3)3
HISTORICAL EXPLORATION AREAS
I. America`s
AIS/HIS140American Indian History3
HIS103United States History to 18653
HIS104United States History 1865 to Present3
HIS105Arizona History3
HIS106Southwest History3
HIS108United States History 1945 to the Present3
HIS109Mexican-American History and Culture3
HIS145History of Mexico3
HIS173United States Military History3
HIS201History of Women in America3
HIS203African-American History to 18653
HIS204African-American History 1865 to Present3
HIS209The Chicano in Twentieth Century America3
HIS241Latin American Civilization in the Colonial Period3
HIS242Latin American Civilization in the Post-Colonial Period3
HIS273US Experience in Vietnam 1945 - 19753
II. Global
HIS110World History to 15003
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present3
HIS175Global History of World War II3
HIS203African-American History to 18653
HIS212History of Religion3
III. European
HIS100History of Western Civilization to Middle Ages3
HIS101History of Western Civilization Middle Ages to 17893
HIS102History of Western Civilization 1789 to Present3
HIS251History of England to 17003
HIS252History of England 1700 to Present3
HIS253History of Ireland to 16033
HIS254History of Ireland 1603 to the Present3
IV. Asian
HIS113History of Eastern Civilizations to 18503
HIS114History of Eastern Civilizations 1850 to Present3
HIS240History of Islamic Civilization from the 6th Century to 18003
HIS277The Modern Middle East3
V. Special Topics-Environmental
HIS190Environmental History3
VI. Special Topics-Women`s
HIS201History of Women in America3
VII. Special Topics- Historical Foundations of Religion
HIS212History of Religion3

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.