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History - Associate in Arts

Program Code - CIP Code: HIST.AA/24.0101
Credits Required: 62
Academic Division: Arts, Communications and Humanities

Requirements for admission to the program:                                    

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

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

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR Interpersonal Communication 3
MATH 0105 OR
MATH 0108
College Algebra** OR Pre-Calculus Mathematics** 3
HIST 0104 OR
HIST 0105
United States to 1877 OR United States Since 1877 3
PHIL 0103 OR
PHIL 0105 OR
PHIL 0206
Introduction to Philosophy OR
Logic OR
  Humanities Elective 3
POSC 0101 OR POSC 0102 Introduction to Political Science OR
International Relations/ Foreign Policy
SOSC 0107 Sociology 3
  Natural and Physical Science 5
LANG Elective 5
  Total Hours for General Education Requirements 37
*See course syllabus for prerequisite. ** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

History Requirements

Course Credit Hours
HIST 0115 World Civilization I 3
HIST 0116 World Civilization II 3
Choose 16 hours from the following
HIST 0106
HIST 0107
HIST 0108
HIST 0109
HIST 0112
HIST 0204
HIST 0205
Black History (3hrs)
Modern Europe (3hrs)
Religion in America (3hrs)
The Bible as History (3hrs)
Modern Latin America (3hrs)
Western Civilization I (3hrs)
Western Civilization II (3hrs)
  Total Hours for History Requirements 22
*See course syllabi for History course prerequisites.



Total Hours for an Associate in Arts in History Degree


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