History and Government Concentration
Associate in Arts - History and Social Sciences Department
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|College Writing II||ENG112||3||ENG111|
|Individual and Society||Area 2 satisfied by program|
|World View||Area 3 satisfied by program|
|Quantitative Thought||From Area 4||3||MAT097 or placement|
|Science and Technology||From Area 5||4|
|Humanities||From Area 6||3|
|Western Civilization to the Renaissance or World Civilization to 1500||HIS101 or HIS111||3||ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement|
|Western Civilization from the Renaissance or World Civilization from 1500||HIS102 or HIS112||Choose Sequential Course||3||ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG 095 or placement|
|State/Local Politics||GOV103||3||ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement|
|Government/Politics in US||GOV101||3||ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement|
|US History: Colonization through the Civil War||HIS151||3||ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement|
|US History: Reconstruction to the Present||HIS152||3||ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement|
|Foreign Language Elective||3|
|Foreign Language Elective||3|
|Literature in America I or Masterpieces of World Lit I||LIT203 or LIT211||3||pre/co-req ENG111|
|Literature in America II or Masterpieces of World Lit II||LIT204 or LIT212||Choose Sequential Course||3||pre/co-req ENG111|
|Behavioral Science Elective||3|
|Mathematics Elective||3||MAT097 or placement|
|Lab Science Elective||4|
|Learning community or Elective||see note*||3|
*Note: New degree-seeking students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar or a Learning Community Cluster within their first year.
**Note: ECO201 and GOV111 strongly recommended; ECO202, GEO101, and PHL111 recommended.
This concentration prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities and provides a foundation for advanced studies for students who major in history or political science. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus.
For current information on eligible programs, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.
Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer to four-year colleges or universities as juniors. The concentration is excellent preparation for careers in law, teaching, government, museums, or similar public service fields.
A bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement for entry into many of these fields.
Graduate work may be necessary, as well.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Understand how societies change over time and the implications for today.
- Understand the social, political and economic developments of specific societies at specific moments in history.
- Use the critical thinking and writing skills developed in the classroom in a variety of academic and employment situations.
Students enrolling in this degree program can earn World Studies Emphasis certification simultaneously.