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Associate in Arts

History Concentration

A student who chooses the History concentration will develop intercultural competencies and a solid foundation in the history of the United States as well as international histories. Courses address learning needs related to the development of educated and informed citizens prepared for the global realities of the 21st century. A student who completes this concentration will be prepared for transfer to a bachelor's program.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

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First SemesterCredits
ENL101 English Composition I 3
  Mathematics/Quantatitive Reasoning (MAT150) 3
COM103   Human Communication 3
  World History to 1500CE & World History from 1500CE (HIS119 & HIS120) (or) European History I & II (HIS160 & HIS162) 3
    Elective 3
Second SemesterCredits
ENL102   English Composition II 3
    Natural or Physical Science 4
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
  World History to 1500CE & World History from 1500CE  (HIS119 & HIS120) (or) European History I & II (HIS160 & HIS162) 3
    Elective 2–3
Third SemesterCredits
    Natural or Physical Science 3 (or) 4
    Behavioral & Social Sciences (GEO) 3
    Elective 3
HIS103    U.S. History to 1865 3
    Concentration Elective (200-level History) 3
Fourth SemesterCredits
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Elective 3
    Elective 3
HIS104   U.S. History since 1865 3
    Concentration Elective (200-level History) 3
Total Credits 60–61

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

Note: The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

HIS201 History of China
HIS206 Ancient History
HIS207 Medieval History
HIS215 Women in United States History
HIS216 History of Japan
HIS217 The Civil War
HIS227 History of the Middle East
HIS228 Women in European History
HIS255 History of Vietnam

The History concentration gives a student a strong foundation for further studies in the areas of education, government, diplomacy, law, journalism, business, political science, research and teaching within the humanities or social sciences, as well as non-profit work. Students should note that entry-level job requirements in these areas always call for a minimum of a bachelor's degree.

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See also: What can I do with this major?

Full Time Faculty

Claudine Barnes, Professor of History & Government (2001)
Office MM Wilkens Hall 218
Phone 774.330.4508

Education: B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.A., University of Nebraska; ABD, Arizona State University

Kate Martin, Associate Professor and Advisor Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society
Office MM Wilkens Hall 207
Phone 774.330.4665

Education: B.A., Northeastern University; M.A., Boston University; Doctoral Candidate (ABD), Boston University

Adjunct Faculty

Carol Bowers
Steven Moynihan
Ralph Negron
Thad Rice
Marcel Ringawa