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2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Transfer Major, AA

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Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges

History is the study of the rise and evolution of societies and civilizations. The transfer major in History has been designed to provide the education and critical thinking skills for students to pursue a wide range of careers, such as education, museum work, and government. This program is for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution with a major related to History.

Transfer Institutions: Iowa State University, State University of Iowa, and Northern Iowa University. Some of these institutions may have additional requirements. Please see your advisor for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the History Transfer Major program, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze how the discipline of History involves interpretations based on fact, including concepts, names, events, places, and physical geography.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the interactions of individual choices, culture, and social forces in human history.
  3. Conduct research to analyze and interpret the importance of historical documents as primary and secondary sources.
  4. Analyze the impact of a variety of historical individuals on our present-day society.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the constructions of race, color, gender, ethnicity, and other areas of diversity in history. 

Plan of Study

Discipline Requirements

Take the following courses:

Discipline relevant courses required for Transfer Major

Select an additional History course (3 credits)

It is recommended that students take both HIS-118 and HIS-119.

General Education Requirements

Communications (3 credits required)

Select a Composition I course (3 credits)

Arts and Humanities (9 credits required)

Select a Humanities course (3 credits)

Select a Fine Arts course (3 credits)

Cultural Historical Perspectives (3 credits required)

Select a Language or Intercultural Perspectives course (3 credits)

It is highly recommended that students take one non-U.S. History course or a Foreign Language course to fulfill this requirement.

Social Sciences (6 credits required)

Select an Economics or Political Science course (3 credits)

Select a Psychology or Sociology course (3 credits)

Mathematics and Natural Sciences (11 credits required)

Select a Life Sciences course (4 credits)

Select a Physical Sciences course (4 credits)

Select a Mathematics course (3 credits)

Computer Skills (3 credits required)

Select a Computer Skills course (3 credits)

Electives (up to 9 credits required)

Select coursework based on content area/endorsement.

Students choose electives according to their needs and interests and the requirements of their intended transfer college to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate of Arts degree. While electives generally are chosen from any Arts and Science course numbered above 100, a maximum of 4 credit hours in SDV courses and 16 credit hours in career technical courses may be applied toward an AA. 

History Transfer Major, AA: 62 credits total

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).


If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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