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History

Curriculum pathway leading to an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences for students transferring into the following 4-year programs.

Interim Dean: Dr. Michael Vitale

History at Kansas City Kansas Community College introduces students to an array of peoples, time periods, and regions. Students examine a wide range of subjects from early cultures, from ancient and classical civilizations, and from the modern world. Topics, which are drawn from the entire map of human experiences include creativity, belief, conflict, identity, innovation, ordinary life, and power. Students learn historical literacy. They learn to evaluate evidence, to examine contexts, to identify changes and continuities, and to assume complexity. They encounter traditional and new approaches to historical subjects, and they are introduced to historiography. Students who already believe that the study of the past is interesting and meaningful will be encouraged. For other students, history at the college will open up new worlds of knowledge and understanding. The American Historical Association in its Careers for Students of History identifies seven careers in history: "classrooms', 'museums', 'editing and publishing', 'archives', 'historic preservation', 'federal, state and local history', and 'consultants and contractors'. The community college provides the foundation for students who intend to earn a baccalaureate degree and graduate degrees in history. Students who intend to teach in elementary and secondary schools should also satisfy requirements for certification.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I*
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Mathematics Requirement:
MATH0105 College Algebra* or  
MATH0108 Pre-Calculus Mathematics*
3-5
Total
3-5
 
Humanities Requirements: (9 credit hours from at least 3 disciplines including: Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)
HIST0104 United States to 1877 or
HIST0105 United States Since 1877
3
PHIL0103 Introduction to Philosophy or  
PHIL0105 Logic or  
PHIL0206 Ethics*
3
  Humanities Core Elective
3
Total
9
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements:(6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines including: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology):
POSC0101 Introduction to Political Science or  
POSC0102 International Relations/Foreign Policy
3
SOSC0107 Sociology
3
Total
6
 
Natural and Physical Science Requirements (lecture with lab)
  Natural or Physical Science Core Elective
5
Total
5
   
Foreign Language Requirement:
  Foreign Language Core Elective
5
Total
5
   
Total General Education Requirements
38-41
 
History Majors must take HIST0115 and HIST0116 plus enough credits to equal at least a 60-hour degree
HIST0115 World Civilization I
3
HIST0116 World Civilization II
3
HIST0106 Black History
3
HIST0107 Modern Europe
3
HIST0108 Religion in America
3
HIST0109 The Bible as History
3
HIST0111 Modern Latin America
3
HIST0204 Western Civilization I#
3
HIST0205 Western Civilization II#
3
   
Minimum hours required for an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences in History Degree
60-65

*See course description for prerequisite.
#For students who intend to graduate from the University of Kansas in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Journalism, or the School of Social Welfare.