Dec 08, 2022  
2021-2022 Online Catalog 
2021-2022 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:

  • Demonstrate, in written or oral communication, knowledge of key historical facts, values, persons, and ideas;
  • Evaluate historical evidence for bias and for relevance to major historical issues and controversies;
  • Explain change over time, cross-cultural connections, and links between the past and the present;
  • Discuss 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;
  • Analyze evidence derived from primary and secondary sources to support a thesis;
  • Conduct historical research according to professional standards.

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

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