Associate of Science (Two year program)
History is a core program in the Social Sciences/History department. The program fosters a strong foundation in the substantive content and skill set of the discipline and enables students to examine critically the values and institutions of their own culture by exposing them to earlier forms of that culture as well as to alternative values and institutions of other cultures. Primary emphasis is placed on the influence of social, economic, political and cultural (i.e., philosophical, racial, religious and gender) forces in shaping human activity. Students who successfully complete the AS degree in history by attaining a minimum 3.0 grade point average will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution.
This program provides the student the opportunity:
- Develop a base of substantive knowledge in the discipline of history.
- Acquire the skills of critical thinking, reading, writing and research to apply knowledge of the past and advance professional development in history, social studies education and/or a related field.
The graduate of this program is able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major topics and themes in history;
- Describe and apply research methods in history using both
- qualitative and quantitative data, including primary and secondary source material;
- Utilize critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry in their understanding of the past as well as in their articulation of that understanding;
- Communicate effectively through traditional means (oral and written work), as well as through contemporary media and technology.