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History Concentration
First SemesterCredits
ENL101 M
English Composition I
3
  M
Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (MAT150)

Students are introduced to descriptive and inferential statistics focusing on conceptual understanding and statistical literacy. Topics include: techniques for organizing and presenting data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, one- sample hypothesis tests, and correlation and regression.

Prerequisite: MAT035 or MAT045 and ENL108 or ESL201 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning general education requirement.

3
COM103  
Human Communication

This course fosters and improves competence in intrapersonal, interpersonal, group and public communication situations. Students demonstrate skills necessary to communicate effectively through exercises and presentations that reflect practical, real-world situations. The purpose of the course is to improve the student's skill in communication by providing relevant knowledge and opportunity to apply that knowledge.

Prerequisite: ENL025 or ESL102 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.

3
  M
World History (HIS119 & HIS120) (or)
European History (HIS160 & HIS162)

HIS119 World History to 1500 CE

This survey course explores the economic, political, cultural, and social developments in world history from the rise of civilization to 1500 Current Era (CE) in Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania the Middle East and the Americas. The course highlights issues in geography, trade, religious and cultural movements, and social and political change that influenced the historical evolution of various world societies and their interrelationships within a global context.

Prerequisite: ENL108 or ESL201 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.


HIS160 European History to 1600 CE

This course provides a general overview of major topics of European History from ancient times up to 1600 Current Era (CE). Students focus on cultural, religious, political, and economic developments that formed the basis of modern European culture and society and influenced the Americas and other regions.

Prerequisite: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.

3
    Elective 3
Second SemesterCredits
ENL102  
English Composition II

A continuation of English Composition I, English Composition II focuses on close reading, critical thinking, independent research, and synthesis of texts so that, across the curriculum, students can develop, defend, and effectively express ideas in academic discourse.

Prerequisite: ENL101

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies either an English Composition/Writing or Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.

3
    Natural or Physical Science 4
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
  M
World History (HIS119 & HIS120) (or)
European History (HIS160 & HIS162)

HIS120 World History from 1500 CE

This survey course explores the economic, political, cultural, and social developments in world history from 1500 Current Era (CE) to the present in Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania the Middle East and the Americas. The course highlights issues in geography, trade, religious and cultural movements, and social and political change that influenced the historical evolution of various world societies and their interrelationships within a global context.

Prerequisite: ENL108 or ESL201 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.


HIS162 European History from 1600 CE

This course provides a general overview of European History from 1600 to the present. Students focus on cultural, religious, political, and economic developments that formed the basis of modern European culture and influenced the United States and other nations.

Prerequisites: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores

Offered: Spring

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.

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

This introductory survey of United States history from the European invasion of North America through the mid-19th Century period of the Civil War and Reconstruction addresses major social, cultural, political, and economic developments with emphasis on their relation to contemporary United States institutions and trends.

Prerequisite: ENL108 or ESL201 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.

3
   
Concentration Elective (200-level History)

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

3
Fourth SemesterCredits
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Elective 3
    Elective 3
HIS104  
U.S. History since 1865

This introductory survey of United States history from Reconstruction to the present addresses major social, cultural, political, and economic developments with emphasis on their relation to contemporary United States institutions and trends.

Prerequisite: ENL108 or ESL201 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.

3
   
Concentration Elective (200-level History)

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

3
Total Credits 60–61

M 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.

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.