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History Associate of Arts

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at the community college and transfer to a university to complete a BA in History. Students analyze history from economic and political perspectives. Careers often require a bachelor's degree. History is the study of the past in order to help us understand the present. Studying History is much more than learning about people, dates, and events - students also learn important skills that are valuable in many careers. These include strong research and writing skills, strong communication skills, and the ability to use digital collections, analyze source material, and present evidence very clearly. This program introduces students to History and it includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado. Career paths for History degree holders include public service, law, business, library management, business, marketing, media, and many more. History degree holders are found in many professions around the world. The Associate of Arts (AA) degree in History prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History at a four-year university.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

GT- MA1MAT 120 or Any GT-MA1

3

GT- SSAny Social Sciences (GT-SS3) Course

3

HIS 121U.S. History to Reconst: GT-HI1

3

GT- AHAny Arts & Humanities (GT-AH) Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15
 

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

GT- SC1Any Science (GT-SC1) Course

4

GT- SSAny Social Sciences (GT-SS3) Course

3

GT- AHAny Arts & Humanities (GT-AH) Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16
 

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
HIS 122U.S. History Since Civil War: GT-HI1

3

GT- HI1HIS 101/111

3

REQUIRED COM 115/125

3

GT- SC1/2Any Science (GT-SC1/2) Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15
 

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GT- AHAny Arts & Humanities (GT-AH) Course

3

REQUIRED HIS 102/112

3

GT- HI1Any History (GT-HI1) Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

2

Total Credit Hours:14
Semester Notes: Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), HIS 101 or HIS 111 are the History (GT-HI1) required courses.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you may complete ENG 121 (GT-CO1) and ENG 122 (GT-CO2) OR ENG 122 (GT-CO2) and gtPathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3).

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the bachelor's degree as elective credit toward graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you must take two gtPathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1, GT-SC2); one course must be with required laboratory.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), students planning to transfer to the University of Colorado Boulder must take either HIS 101 or HIS 102 to fulfill this requirement (either the History requirement or Additional Required Courses requirement).

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), students planning to transfer to Colorado State University-Fort Collins are advised to complete at least two semesters of one college-level foreign language.

If you take MAT 120 and/or more credits in science than are listed, it will reduce the 11 credit of elective neededYou must complete 60 credits to earn your Associate of Arts degree. You should not exceed 62 creditsYou may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.