History

Program Description:  The Associate of Arts degree in History is intended to match, within the constraints of the Core Curriculum, the course of study for the first two years of a typical history program at a four-year college or university. It also provides the flexibility for students desiring only an associate degree to specialize the program to individual interests. Students who are interested in.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
Semester 1 Min Credits Notes
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3 Communications Core Curriculum Core
Social & Behavioral Science Core Course 3 Select a course from the Social & Behavioral Science core area. Core
HIST 1301 - United States History I 3 Or select a course from the American History core area Core/FOS
Creative Arts Core Course 3 Select a course from the Creative Arts core area. Core
Life and Physical Science Core Course 3 Select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences core area. Students should check with their senior institution for which one to take. Core
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2 Min Credits Notes
MATH 1324 - Business Mathematics I 3 Or select a course from the Math core area. Students should check with their senior institution for which one to take. Core
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3 Or select a course from the Communication core area. Core
Life and Physical Science Core Course 3 Select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences core area. Students should check with their senior institution for which one to take. Core
HIST 1302 - United States History II 3 Or select a course from the American History core area Core/FOS
Language, Philosophy and Culture Course 3 Select a course from the Language, Philosophy and Culture core. Core
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3 Min Credits Notes
SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking 3 Or select a from the Component Area of the core. Core
Component Area 3 Select a course from the Component Area of the core. Core
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government 3
HIST 2301 - Texas History 3 Area of Concentration Field of Study - Students need only complete 2 courses from HIST 2301, 2311, 2312, 2321, or 2322 to complete additional Field of Study requirements. Core/FOS
HIST 2311 - Western Civilization I 3 Area of Concentration Field of Study - Students need only complete 2 courses from HIST 2301, 2311, 2312, 2321, or 2322 to complete additional Field of Study requirements. FOS
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4 Min Credits Notes
HIST 2312 - Western Civilization I 3 Area of Concentration Field of Study - Students need only complete 2 courses from HIST 2301, 2311, 2312, 2321, or 2322 to complete additional Field of Study requirements. FOS
HIST 2322 - World Civilization II 3 Area of Concentration Field of Study - Students need only complete 2 courses from HIST 2301, 2311, 2312, 2321, or 2322 to complete additional Field of Study requirements. FOS
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government 3 Core
Restricted Elective 3 Restricted electives must be chosen from among the following courses: ANTH 2351, GEOG 1302, GEOG 1303, ECON 2301, ECON 2302; EDUC 1301; EDUC 2301
Restricted Elective 3 Restricted electives must be chosen from among the following courses: ANTH 2351, GEOG 1302, GEOG 1303, ECON 2301, ECON 2302; EDUC 1301; EDUC 2301
15 Program Semester Hours
Total Program Hours 60

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

Marketable Skills

Transfer Information

This History degree provides a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university where students can earn a baccalaureate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to select a transfer destination by the time they have completed 30 semester credit hours. Students should consult with their chosen transfer institution regarding recommended courses that will transfer and be applied to their baccalaureate degree program.

Associate degrees transfer to Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University, University of Houston, Texas State University, and more. Use of transfer guides does not constitute and endorsement of that institution by Blinn College. Be sure to speak with an advisor to confirm information and transfer requirements.

For more information on program transfer information to four-year institutions visit Blinn’s transfer information site: https://www.blinn.edu/transfer-information 

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Employment Information

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Career Information

Historians enhance our understanding of the world by examining past events, figures, and cultures.  Students in history also examine the development of national and state identities.  Historical study evaluates events and processes that have changed the world, and students identify how the past affects the present day.  History classes enhance students’ critical thinking skills and provide experience analyzing primary and secondary sources.  This degree plan typically leads to transfer to a four-year program and the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in either history or education. 

Common Job Titles: Historian; Archivist; Curator; History Teacher (Post Secondary); Elementary, Middle, or Secondary Teacher; Teacher Assistant

Regional Labor Market Information: Current Labor Market Information for Museum Curators and Technician positions with a Bachelor’s degree in the Blinn College District have an expected entry compensation of $22,231 per year for new workers with a mean expected compensation of $43,651 for experienced workers. Current Labor Market Information for Teacher (ranging from paraprofessional to preschool) for positions with an Associate’s degree in the Blinn College District have an expected entry compensation range of $17,196-$21,210 per year. (Source: https://texaslmi.com/LMIbyCategory/Wages )