Jan 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Online Catalog 
2019-2020 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, A.A.

Program Description

The History program is designed for students preparing to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. The program provides a strong foundation in history, the humanities, and the social sciences. It prepares students for a career in history, public history, legal studies, government, the publishing industry, research, and education. Courses in this program focus on reading, writing, research, critical thinking, and presentation skills.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze evidence derived from primary and secondary sources to support a thesis;
  • Evaluate historical evidence for bias and for relevance to major historical issues and controversies;
  • Identify, in written or oral communication, change over time, cross-cultural connections, and links between the past and the present;
  • Demonstrate, in written or oral communication, knowledge of key historical facts, values, persons, and ideas;
  • Demonstrate, in written or oral communication, knowledge of the ethical consequences of historical events and decisions;
  • Demonstrate, in written or oral communication, knowledge of the various approaches to history including political, social, cultural, intellectual, and economic interpretations;
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct historical research.

After Union County College

Graduates can transfer to a four-year college or university and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements Union County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 15

Total Program Credits: 60

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information