History - A.A. Degree

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Our dedicated team of staff and faculty will help you from your application to graduation. Sussex provides a solid framework on which to build your college education for a successful future.

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The History Option is primarily designed to prepare students to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate degree program in history. In addition, studentsz
seeking admission into political science or pre-law programs would receive a solid academic foundation upon which to build a successful major.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Demonstrate general knowledge of historical inquiry and research.
  • Describe the interconnection between economics, politics, society and culture and analyze the effects of these influences on historic development.
  • Provide examples of the impact of individual and collective action upon historic development.
  • Examine the impact of perspective on the interpretation of historic events.
  • Communicate clearly in both oral and written form.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
HIST001 History Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GTEC000 Technology Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
HIST001 History Gen Ed Requirement* 3
MATH900 Math Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
POLS105 American Government 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Fall - Second Year
HIST105 U.S. History I 3
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 4
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
PHIL000 Philosophy Gen Ed Requirement 3
ANTH120 Cultural Anthropology 3
Total Semester Credits
16
Spring - Second Year
ENGL201 Effective Speaking 3
HIST106 U.S. History II 3
ANTH110 Physical Anthropology 3
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 4
COLL201 Capstone for Liberal Arts 1
Total Semester Credits
14
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*General Education courses: Choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College Catalog.

Social Science General Education courses (Recommended)

Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Social Science General Education courses in the College catalog.

SOCA101

Introduction to Sociology

3

Humanities General Education courses (Recommended)

Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Humanities General Education courses in the College catalog.

AMSL101

American Sign Language I

3

AMSL102

American Sign Language II

3

SPAN101

Elementary Spanish I

3

SPAN102

Elementary Spanish II

3

History General Education courses 

Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved History General Education courses in the College catalog. Must choose a level I & II sequence.

HIST101

History of Western Civilization I

3

HIST102

History of Western Civilization II

3

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.