Academic Programs

History Emphasis

Associate of Arts Degree
Program Description
Sioux City, Cherokee, Denison

Students completing the History program earn an Associate of Arts degree and are prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university. If youre curious, organized, and a good reader and writer, youll do well as a history major if youre able to examine details and use them to draw a big picture of the past. The study of the past broadens our perspective and allows us to discover the essential elements of human existence.

Qualifications include good writing and research skills, ability to communicate with diverse groups of people, ability to assess and interpret the past to determine what happened and why, to examine court documents, diaries, letters, and newspaper accounts. The curriculum provides a broad perspective of historical issues, methods of historical study, and research techniques. Skills of analysis and synthesis also provide a means to study related areas in the social sciences such as sociology and political science. In addition, the program includes a challenging distribution of humanities, mathematics, and natural science courses for a comprehensive general education background.

Graduates with a bachelors degree in history often enter such professions as education; government agencies - especially the foreign service and the national park service; museum direction, library, and archival work; journalism; and public policy and planning agencies. 

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
ENG 105 Composition I............................................................. 3
BIO 105 Introductory Biology................................................... 4
HIS 110 Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern............ 3
GEO 121 World Regional Geography......................................... 3
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers......................................... 3
ENG 106 Composition II............................................................. 3
MAT 111 Math for Liberal Arts................................................... 4
HIS 111 Western Civilization: Early Modern to Present............ 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking.......................................................... 3
ART 101 Art Appreciation.......................................................... 3
HIS 151 U.S. History to 1877................................................... 3
FLS 141 Elementary Spanish I.................................................. 4
CLS 212 Diversity...................................................................... 3
POL 111 American National Government.................................. 3
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics.................................................. 3
HIS 152 U.S. History Since 1877.............................................. 3
FLS 142 Elementary Spanish II................................................. 4
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication.................................... 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology......................................... 3
HIS 211 Modern Asian History................................................. 3

Program Total............................................................ 65

Contacts

Kendra Bergenske BS, MA, Director Ext. 3212 Room L323 kendra.bergenske@witcc.edu
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