A.A. - Transfer Degree
The history major is offered for those students who would like to continue, at the university level, to pursue history as a teaching or research career or as an adjunct discipline to other majors.
Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge in history that will prepare them for transfer to the university and (2) critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the historical period and subject under study.
- Develop critical thinking and writing skills though evaluation of major historical events.
- Improve research methods, analysis, oral communication and writing skills through the completion of a research paper.
- Identify and recall key information from a historical text and/or documentary film.
- Define and discuss the historical significance of key historical terms and concepts.
- Identify the underlying causes, explain the historical significance, and analyze the lasting impact of an event and/or how it changed the course of history.
- Evaluate a primary or secondary source.
- Summarize their findings in an oral presentation to the class.
- Research an assigned topic and synthesize information in a research paper, citing all sources using appropriate style and format.
Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements
The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program. For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes.
Visit Academic Planning to get started on your personalized Academic Plan, or schedule an appointment with the Advising Office or with a Faculty Advisor.
Program Requirements Based on Fall/Spring rotation (AGEC-A certificate also included)
|Freshman Composition I||3||GE-Composition|
|MAT 142||College Mathematics or higher||3||GE-Mathematics|
|HIS 121||US History to 1877||3||Major Requirement|
|HIS 240||Western Civiliation 1||3||Departmental Requirement|
|GEO 105||World Regional Geography||3||GE-Social & Behavioral Sciences|
|SSC 101||Student Success Course||1|
- Meet professors one-on-one
- Research University Degree Program options
- Plan with your advisor after midterm grades posted
- Attend AWC Majors Fair & Career Expos
- Register with Jobs 4 Matadors
|Freshman Composition II||3||GE-Composition|
|HIS 122||US History Since 1877||3||Major Requirement|
|HIS 241||Western Civilization 2||3||Departmental Requirement|
|PHI 101||Introduction to Philosophy (recommended--see other options)||3||GE-Humanities|
|BIO 100||Introduction to Biology (recommended--see other options)||4||GE-Physical & Biological Sciences|
- Join a club
- Attend Transfer Services Events
- Apply for Scholarships
|HIS 110||World History to 1500||3||Departmental Requirement|
|HIS 280||History of Mexico||3||Departmental Requirement|
|ARH-141||Survey of World Art (recommended--see other options)||3||GE-Arts|
|ENV 101||Environmental Science (recommended--see other options)||4||GE-Physical & Biological Sciences|
|Choose a course from Second Languages/101 level (recommended)
(or take a CLEP World Languages exam)
- If transferring, apply to universities
- Visit universities campus
- Apply for internship or volunteer opportunities
|HIS 111||World History Since 1500||3||Major Requirement|
|HIS 220||History of Arizona *||3||GE-Additional Course|
|HIS 230||Women in American History||3||GE-Additional Course|
|ANT 130||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||3||GE-Social & Behavioral|
|Choose a course from Second Languages/102 level (recommended)
(or take a CLEP World Languages exam)
* HIS 220 is only offered during Winter Session
- Apply for Graduation
- Attend Etiquette Lunch
- Meet with Career Services
- Apply for university scholarship opportunities
|Arizona State University||BA||History (multiple program options)||depends on program|
|Northern Arizona University||BA, BS, BSED||History (multiple program options)||depends on program|
|University of Arizona||BA||History||4th Semester Proficiency|
AZTransfer will provide you with more information and tools on how to transfer to ASU, NAU, and UofA.
Need help with transferring? The AWC Transfer Services office can provide you with individualized help to explore degree pathways and specific university requirements. Visit their website or schedule an appointment with a transfer specialist.