History-Option

Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts

A degree in History provides a well-rounded liberal arts background to students seeking to continue their education. Careers directly related to history include teaching, museum work and research.

Students seeking a baccalaureate degree in history from a four-year institution should obtain an associate in arts degree in liberal arts. It is recommended that not more than 15 credits be earned in history at Atlantic Cape to avoid any possible transfer problems. Most four-year institutions prefer that courses in a student's major be taken there. A history emphasis at Atlantic Cape has no special entrance requirements, other than completing college entrance criteria, and can be earned both full- and part-time.

For information, contact area coordinator, Dr. Augustine Nigro, at (609)343-5022/anigro@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Analyze and discuss behavioral or societal issues using theories and concepts from a historical perspective;
  • Analyze primary and secondary sources secondary sources while applying commonly used approaches and criteria;
  • Demonstrate how writers’ interpretations of historical events are influenced by their time, culture and perspective;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key historical facts, values and ideas that have shaped civilizations throughout history;
  • Logically and persuasively state and support orally and in writing their points of view and findings;
  • Develop research skills, including formulating historical questions; obtaining historical data from a variety of reliable sources.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
Choose COMM110-Interpersonal Communication or COMM120-Public Speaking
3
MATH122-College Algebra or higher General Education Mathematics course
4
General Education Science course
4
General Education Mathematics or General Education Science course
4
Choose two: ANTH103, ECON110, GEOG102, GEOG110, GOVT101, GOVT110, PSYC101 or SOCL101
6
Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
General Education Humanities course
3
Choose ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214
3
HIST101-Heritage of the Western World I
3
HIST102-Heritage of the Western World II
3
Choose ANTH103, ENGL201, GEOG102, GEOG110, PHIL105, PHIL106, PHIL/RELG111, RELG110 or SOCL101
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
45
Program Courses
HIST103-U.S. History I
3
HIST104-U.S. History II
3
Choose one:
GOVT101-Introduction to Government and Politics
GOVT110-American National Government
GOVT111-State and Local Government
HIST109-The History and Culture of China
HIST110-The African-American
HIST117-The Holocaust and Genocide
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
9
Liberal Arts Electives
12
Computer literacy - 0 to 3 Credits:
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
66
(HIST)  EFFECTIVE FALL 2009