History - Associate in Arts

Program/CIP Code: EDUC.EL.AA/24.0101
Credits Required: 60
Division: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The following courses meet the requirements for an Associate in Arts Degree in Elementary or Secondary Education at KCKCC. However, each transfer institution is unique and students are strongly encouraged to select courses according to the specific requirements of their chosen transfer institution.

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 ancient and classical civilizations, to modern world. Topics, which are drawn from the entire map of human experiences include creativity, belief, conflict, Identity, innovation, ordinary life, and power. Students also learn historical literacy. They learn to evaluate evidence, examine contexts, identify changes and continuities, and to understand 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.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirement

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105
MATH 0108
College Algebra** or
Pre-Calculus Mathematics**
HIST 0104
HIST 0105
United States to 1877 or
United State Since 1877
PHIL 0103
PHIL 0105
PHIL 0206
Introduction to Philosophy or
Logic or
POSC 0101 or
POSC 0102
Introduction to Political Science or
International Relations/ Foreign Policy
Elective 5
Sociology 3
Natural and Physical Science 5
Humanities Elective 3
Total General Education Requirements 37-39

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
HIST 0115 World Civilization I 3
HIST 0116 World Civilization II 3
Choose 14-16 hours from the following
HIST 0106 Black History 3
HIST 0107 Modern Europe 3
HIST 0108 Religion in America 3
HIST 0109 The Bible as History 3
HIST 0112 Modern Latin America 3
HIST 0204 Western Civilization I 3
HIST 0205 Western Civilization II 3
Total History Program Requirements 20-22

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 60

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