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.
The General Education courses and General Elective courses listed in the above sequence are recommended courses to fullfill the degree. Any changes to these courses should be discussed with an adivsor.
**Remedial education courses may result in additional semesters of study.
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 History. Consult your advisor every semester when selecting courses.