Overview

Completing the Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) with a Concentration in History helps students develop keen abilities in research, analysis, and writing to prepare them to pursue careers in education, government service, and the legal field.

The History Concentration can give you the research, communication, and analytical skills you need for a career as a college professor, high school social studies teacher, lawyer, government employee, researcher, or editor. Whether in the classroom or the courtroom, a degree in history gives you the critical thinking skills and cultural awareness you need to excel in your professional career.

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To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(15 Credit Hours)
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
COL-105 Freshman Seminar

Freshman Seminar

ID: COL-105

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the purposes of higher education and provides a general orientation to the functions and resources of the college. The course is designed to help freshmen adjust to the college community, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire essential academic survival skills.

3
PSY-201 General Psychology

General Psychology

ID: PSY-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics and concepts in the science of behavior: scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology.

3
MAT-120 Probability and Statistics

Probability and Statistics

ID: MAT-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: introductory probability and statistics, including organization of data, sample space concepts, random variables, counting problems, binomial and normal distributions, central limit theorem, confidence intervals,and test hypothesis for large and small samples; types I and II errors; linear regression; and correlation. (Graphic calculator required)

3
HIS-101 Western Civilization to 1689

Western Civilization to 1689

ID: HIS-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of western civilization from ancient times to 1689, including the major political, social, economic, and intellectual factors shaping western cultural tradition.

3
Semester 2
(16 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
BIO-205 Ecology

Ecology

ID: BIO-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces basic principles of population biology, ecology, and environmental science as applied to the study of the interactions between human kind and the biosphere.

3
BIO-206 Ecology Lab

Ecology Lab

ID: BIO-206

Credit Hours: 1

This ecology laboratory experience consists of discussions, demonstrations, experiments, films, and field trips pertaining to the relationships of man to the biosphere, human ecology, resource use, and environmental impact.

1
HIS-201 American History: Discovery to 1877

American History: Discovery to 1877

ID: HIS-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of u.s. history from discovery to 1877. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period.

3
GEO-102 World Geography

World Geography

ID: GEO-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes a geographic analysis of the regions of the world, i.e., North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. Diversity of each region is emphasized by examining its physical environment, natural resources, social, cultural, economic and political systems.

3
ART-101 Art History and Appreciation

Art History and Appreciation

ID: ART-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is an introductory course to the history and appreciation of art, including the elements and principles of the visual arts.

3
Semester 3
(16 Credit Hours)
SPC-205 Public Speaking

Public Speaking

ID: SPC-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. Students entering this course must be able to communicate clearly with American speakers of English.

3
ANT-202 Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

ID: ANT-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes an exploration and comparison of selected contemporary cultures, including their languages. The course also includes an introduction to the concepts, methods, and data of socio-cultural anthropology and anthropological linguistics.

3
HIS-106 Introduction to Africian History

Introduction to Africian History

ID: HIS-106

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an examination of several traditional sub-saharan african societies and their political and economic transformation in the modern, colonial, and post-independence periods.

3
SPA-101 Elementary Spanish I

Elementary Spanish I

ID: SPA-101

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including an introduction to the Hispanic cultures.

4
HIS-113 Native American History

Native American History

ID: HIS-113

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of several Native American societies and their cultural, political, and economic transformation in the pre-Columbian, colonial, and modern periods.

3
Semester 4
(13 Credit Hours)
SPA-102 Elementary Spanish II

Elementary Spanish II

ID: SPA-102

Credit Hours: 4

This course continues development of the basic language skills and the study of the Hispanic cultures. It stresses the grammar and vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

4
HIS-230 The American Civil War

The American Civil War

ID: HIS-230

Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the history of the civil war from the election of 1860 through the end of reconstruction in 1877.

3
PSC-201 American Government

American Government

ID: PSC-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of national governmental institutions with emphasis on the constitution, the functions of executive, legislative and judicial branches, civil liberties and the role of the electorate. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
HIS-235 American Military History

American Military History

ID: HIS-235

Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the development of the american military from the 1600's through the vietnam war. Study focuses on the military's actions during conflicts with other nations, its relation to society, and its role in the evolution of the american nation.

3
        Total Credit Hours 60
        Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,280.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(6 Credit Hours)
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
COL-105 Freshman Seminar

Freshman Seminar

ID: COL-105

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the purposes of higher education and provides a general orientation to the functions and resources of the college. The course is designed to help freshmen adjust to the college community, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire essential academic survival skills.

3
Semester 2
(9 Credit Hours)
PSY-201 General Psychology

General Psychology

ID: PSY-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics and concepts in the science of behavior: scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology.

3
MAT-120 Probability and Statistics

Probability and Statistics

ID: MAT-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: introductory probability and statistics, including organization of data, sample space concepts, random variables, counting problems, binomial and normal distributions, central limit theorem, confidence intervals,and test hypothesis for large and small samples; types I and II errors; linear regression; and correlation. (Graphic calculator required)

3
HIS-101 Western Civilization to 1689

Western Civilization to 1689

ID: HIS-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of western civilization from ancient times to 1689, including the major political, social, economic, and intellectual factors shaping western cultural tradition.

3
Semester 3
(7 Credit Hours)
ENG-102 English Comp II

English Comp II

ID: ENG-102

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: development of writing skills through logical organization, effective style, literary analysis and research. An introduction to literary genre is also included.

3
BIO-205 Ecology

Ecology

ID: BIO-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces basic principles of population biology, ecology, and environmental science as applied to the study of the interactions between human kind and the biosphere.

3
BIO-206 Ecology Lab

Ecology Lab

ID: BIO-206

Credit Hours: 1

This ecology laboratory experience consists of discussions, demonstrations, experiments, films, and field trips pertaining to the relationships of man to the biosphere, human ecology, resource use, and environmental impact.

1
Semester 4
(9 Credit Hours)
HIS-201 American History: Discovery to 1877

American History: Discovery to 1877

ID: HIS-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of u.s. history from discovery to 1877. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period.

3
GEO-102 World Geography

World Geography

ID: GEO-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes a geographic analysis of the regions of the world, i.e., North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. Diversity of each region is emphasized by examining its physical environment, natural resources, social, cultural, economic and political systems.

3
ART-101 Art History and Appreciation

Art History and Appreciation

ID: ART-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is an introductory course to the history and appreciation of art, including the elements and principles of the visual arts.

3
Semester 5
(9 Credit Hours)
SPC-205 Public Speaking

Public Speaking

ID: SPC-205

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. Students entering this course must be able to communicate clearly with American speakers of English.

3
ANT-202 Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

ID: ANT-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes an exploration and comparison of selected contemporary cultures, including their languages. The course also includes an introduction to the concepts, methods, and data of socio-cultural anthropology and anthropological linguistics.

3
HIS-106 Introduction to Africian History

Introduction to Africian History

ID: HIS-106

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an examination of several traditional sub-saharan african societies and their political and economic transformation in the modern, colonial, and post-independence periods.

3
Semester 6
(7 Credit Hours)
SPA-101 Elementary Spanish I

Elementary Spanish I

ID: SPA-101

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including an introduction to the Hispanic cultures.

4
HIS-113 Native American History

Native American History

ID: HIS-113

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of several Native American societies and their cultural, political, and economic transformation in the pre-Columbian, colonial, and modern periods.

3
Semester 7
(7 Credit Hours)
SPA-102 Elementary Spanish II

Elementary Spanish II

ID: SPA-102

Credit Hours: 4

This course continues development of the basic language skills and the study of the Hispanic cultures. It stresses the grammar and vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

4
HIS-230 The American Civil War

The American Civil War

ID: HIS-230

Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the history of the civil war from the election of 1860 through the end of reconstruction in 1877.

3
Semester 8
(6 Credit Hours)
PSC-201 American Government

American Government

ID: PSC-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of national governmental institutions with emphasis on the constitution, the functions of executive, legislative and judicial branches, civil liberties and the role of the electorate. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
HIS-235 American Military History

American Military History

ID: HIS-235

Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the development of the american military from the 1600's through the vietnam war. Study focuses on the military's actions during conflicts with other nations, its relation to society, and its role in the evolution of the american nation.

3
        Total Credit Hours 60
        Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,280.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

History Teacher

High school and college history teachers create and use learning activities, assignments, and presentations to help students explore and understand past events and the significance of those events in contemporary society. Requires a master’s degree or higher in most cases.

Projected Job Growth

9.4%

Average Annual Salary

$41,147

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Educational Institutions

Careers

Lawyer

Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes. Skills include devising arguments based on historical data, analyzing large amounts of information, and finding the flaws and patterns.

Projected Job Growth

+4.1%

Average Annual Salary

$91,910

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Law Firm

What’s next after I complete this program?

Earn a Bachelor’s Degree

Increase your career options by continuing your education at a four-year college. Much of the coursework from your associate degree from MTC can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree by another college or university.

Earn an Advanced Degree – Master’s Degree or Ph.D.

Fine tune your knowledge base to fit specific career ambitions. A graduate program in History allows you to focus on a particular era, region, or historical theme in depth. Additionally, graduate students will develop research, analytical, and writing skills that are highly valued in many careers.