The function of history courses is not merely to train professional historians, but also to explain the past for our time. It is the habit of history that gives us a deeper insight into our humanity by looking at the alternatives provided by others.
This program permits students to focus on history as a course of study for their associate of arts degree. The core provides students the basic coursework in the field while allowing them the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual needs. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C” or better to meet program requirements. Students who are planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.
Total General Education Requirements: 26-28 credits
Core and Elective courses taken as part of completion of a degree program may also be used to meet General Education requirements where applicable. Please note that use of these courses to meet General Education requirements may reduce the number of hours required to complete a degree, however that number cannot be reduced below the institutional minimum of 60 credits.
General electives selected in consultation with advisor.
Total General Electives: 14-16 Credits
Minimum Credits for Degree = 60 credits
History/Social Science Education
For secondary education, to facilitate transfer to a four-year college as a junior, students planning to become middle school or high school history/social studies teachers are encouraged to complete programs in both Secondary Education and in the subject(s) they plan to teach. Consult your advisor every semester when selecting courses.