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Associate of Arts
The Associate of Arts with an emphasis in History curriculum at NCCC provides the rerequisites for most bachelor degree programs in history. Students interested in Secondary Education Certification in History should follow this degree program, with the addition of EDUC 104/105 Intro to Teaching/Lab. This is also a useful degree program for students interested in the Law and Museum studies.
The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the COMPASS assessment test, ACT or SAT scores, or by taking the recommended/required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.
General Education (GE) Courses
In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses. These include English composition, speech, wellness, science, art and humanities, mathematics, computer systems, and social and behavioral science.
Program Core Courses
HIST 202 U.S. History II (Since 1850)
or HIST 200 Recent American History
HIST 101 World Civilization I (to 1600)
HIST 102 World Civilization II (since 1600)
SOSC 100 Intro to Sociology
SOSC 102 American Government II (state and local).
Program Elective Courses
SOSC 200 Intro to Anthropology
ECON 200 Microeconomics
ECON 201 Macroeconomics and SOSC 220 Social Problems are
some of the elective courses for this program.
Program Outcomes
1. Demonstrate ability to frame an inquiry and gather and present information using basic research methodology.
2. Develop an understanding of theoretical foundations of social and behavioral sciences.
3. Analyze the role that differences in culture plays in history.
4. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and analyze information.
Course Sequence
The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for full‐time students. The student should consult with an advisor for information specific to their academic situation.
Recommended Sequence of Courses

(Fall) Semester I Cr Hr  
SOSC 101 American Government I 3
HIST 201 U.S. History I (to 1850) 3
CURR 100 First Year Seminar 1
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
COMM 207 Fundamentals of Speech 3
Total 13
(Spring) Semester II  
HIST 202/200 U.S. History II (Since 1850) or Recent American History 3
SOSC 102 American Government II (State & Local) 3
ENGL 289 English Composition II 3
MATH 113/110 College Algebra or College Algebra w/review 3-5
PSYC 155 General Psychology 3
Program Elective 3
Total 18-20
(Fall) Semester III  
HIST 101 World Civilization I (to 1600) 3
SOSC 100 Intro to Sociology 3
BIOL 111/115 General Biology or Environmental Life Sciences 3
BIOL 112/116 General Biology Lab or Environmental Life Sciences Lab 2
HPER 150 Lifetime Fitness 1
ART 178 Intro to Visual Arts or MUSI 120 Music Appreciation or COMM 105 Theatre Appreciation 3
Total 15
(Spring) Semester IV  
HIST 207 World Geography 3
HIST 102 World Civilization II (since 1600) 3
ENGL 113/221 General Literature or Intro to Western Literature 3
Physical Science Course w/Lab 5
Program Elective 3
Total 17
Total Program Credits 66-68

For more information contact:
Program advisor
Mindy Ayers, 620‐432-0314

Students are encouraged to join the Panther Historian Club, more information can be found here !