History - Associate in Arts
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.