History

Associate of Arts Degree

Center for Performing Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences
CCD.edu/History

History Designation

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree with a designation in history is designed for you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at CCD and transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in history. You will learn to analyze history from economic and political perspectives. History is the study of the past in order to help us understand the present. Studying history is much more than learning about people, dates, and events, you will also learn important skills that are valuable in many careers. These include strong research and writing skills, strong communication skills, and the ability to use digital collections, analyze source material and present evidence very clearly.

This program introduces you to history and it includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado. Careers often require a bachelor's degree. Career paths for history degree holders include public service, law, business, library management, business, marketing, media and many more. History degree holders are found in many professions around the world. This A.A. prepares you to complete the second half of a B.A. in history at a four-year university. 

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
HIS 121 U.S. History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1 1 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1,2 3
MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 1, 3 4
Choose One Communication Course 3
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
Choose One Elective 5 3
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Logic: GT-AH3  
Sociology of Diversity: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 2 3
HIS 122 U.S. History Since the Civil War: GT-HI1 3
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
General College Biology I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geography: Landforms with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geography - Weather and Climate with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Comparative Government: GT-SS1  
Indians of North America: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Gender: GT-SS3  
Goddesses and Women in Ancient World: GT-SS3  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Civil War Era in American History: GT-HI1  
US History Since 1945: GT-HI1  
20th Century World History: GT-HI1  
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
Choose One History Course 3
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1 4  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1  
World Literature to 1600: GT-AH2  
American Literature After Civil War: GT-AH2  
Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: GT-AH1  
Survey of World Music: GT-AH1  
Colorado History: GT-HI1  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1 or GT-SC2) 3
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Astronomy of Ancient Cultures: GT-SC2  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
General College Biology I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geography: Landforms with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geography - Weather and Climate with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Gender: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Leadership  
Contemporary Social Problems: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Diversity: GT-SS3  
American Government: GT-SS1  
Choose One Elective 5 3
History of Latin America: GT-HI1  
US Foreign Relations History: GT-HI1  
World Literature to 1600: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Shakespeare: GT-AH2  
International Relations: GT-SS1  
Literature of Women: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
Choose One History Course 3
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Humanities: Medieval-Modern: GT-AH2  
Music History Romantic Period to Present: GT-AH1  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Comparative Religions: GT-AH3  
World Religions-West: GT-AH3  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Women in World History: GT-HI1  
Women in U.S. History: GT-HI1  
History of American West: GT-HI1  
History of Islamic Civilization: GT-HI1  
The Middle Ages: GT-HI1  
Modern Middle East: GT-HI1  
Choose One Elective 4
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
American Government: GT-SS1  
International Relations: GT-SS1  
Goddesses and Women in Ancient World: GT-SS3  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
World Regional Geography: GT-SS2  
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits60
1

Building Block course

2

Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

3

One gtPathways mathematics course (GT-MA1), but not MAT 155 or 156

4

Students planning to transfer to the University of Colorado - Boulder must take either HIS 101 or HIS 102 to fulfill this requirement.

5

Students planning to transfer to CSU-Ft. Collins are advised to complete at least two semesters of one college-level foreign language.