History

History

Transfer Pathway A.A.

The 60-credit History A.A. degree program offers you a powerful opportunity to complete an associate degree and transfer with junior-year status to a designated history bachelor's program at one of seven Minnesota State universities. Our History coursework provides a strong interdisciplinary foundation for other majors as well.

As a student in the program, you will complete the Required History Pathway Curriculum (12 credits), Electives (18 credits), General Education Requirements (28 credits), Health/Physical Education coursework (2 credits) for a credit total of 60.

Minnesota State universities

Bemidji State University
Metropolitan State University
Minnesota State University Mankato
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Southwest Minnesota State University
St. Cloud State University
Winona State University

Full-time schedule recommendation

See how to schedule your classes each semester to complete your degree in two years.

 Full-Time Recommended Course of Study

Part-time schedule recommendation

Recommendations for a part-time schedule are included in the History Program Planning Guide (see below).

2022-2023 Required Courses

Required History Pathway Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
HIST 1114
HIST 1115
History Of The United States To 1877    OR

History Of The United States Since 1865
4

History Of The United States To 1877
Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Surveys the emergence of the American nation from the colonial period to revolution, the early national period Jacksonian Era, sectional conflict, Civil War and reconstruction emphasizing social, political, and intellectual developments reflecting American diversity.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

History Of The United States Since 1865
Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Surveys the New South, the industrial revolution, Progressive era, roaring twenties, Great Depression, World Wars, Cold and post-Cold War eras to the present. Emphasizes political, social, economic and intellectual developments in the United States, reflecting American ethnic and cultural diversity.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Fall 2022

HIST 1106
HIST 1107
World History 1    OR

World History 2
4

World History 1
Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Considers world civilizations from prehistoric roots, to Sumer, Egypt, Assyria, Israel, China and Southeast Asia, India, Greece, Rome, Africa, and Europe through the early modern era. Topics include political, cultural, religious, economic, intellectual and artistic development across regions and time.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

World History 2
Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Explores world history to the present from the early modern era period, to Modern East Asia; the rise of transatlantic and transpacific societies to industrial revolution, and from the emergence of nationalism, and the age of ideologies, to the global marketplace.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2022

HIST 1114
HIST 1115
HIST 1106
HIST 1107
History Of The United States To 1877    OR

History Of The United States Since 1865    OR

World History 1    OR

World History 2
One additional survey course to complete a sequence
4

History Of The United States To 1877
Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Surveys the emergence of the American nation from the colonial period to revolution, the early national period Jacksonian Era, sectional conflict, Civil War and reconstruction emphasizing social, political, and intellectual developments reflecting American diversity.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

History Of The United States Since 1865
Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Surveys the New South, the industrial revolution, Progressive era, roaring twenties, Great Depression, World Wars, Cold and post-Cold War eras to the present. Emphasizes political, social, economic and intellectual developments in the United States, reflecting American ethnic and cultural diversity.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Fall 2022

World History 1
Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Considers world civilizations from prehistoric roots, to Sumer, Egypt, Assyria, Israel, China and Southeast Asia, India, Greece, Rome, Africa, and Europe through the early modern era. Topics include political, cultural, religious, economic, intellectual and artistic development across regions and time.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

World History 2
Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Explores world history to the present from the early modern era period, to Modern East Asia; the rise of transatlantic and transpacific societies to industrial revolution, and from the emergence of nationalism, and the age of ideologies, to the global marketplace.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2022

Total Credits in Required History Pathway Curriculum 12

Electives

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
History Elective(s)
18



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Electives 18

General Education Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ENG 1108
Writing And Research Skills
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Provides instruction and practice in reading, researching, and writing for college. Prerequisites: Recommended by Accuplacer assessment or grade of C or higher in READ 93/94 and ENG/EAP 99.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

ENG 1111
ENG 1114
ENG 1130
Research Writing    OR

The Research Paper    OR

Writing and Research For the Professions
3

Research Writing
Course Outline
Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Students will analyze primary and secondary sources and develop formal research writing in students' academic and/or professional disciplines including EMS, Paralegal, and Criminal Justice. Prerequisites: ENG 1108 or equivalent, with grade of C or better.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 0101 Composition I: Expository Writing
  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

The Research Paper
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Emphasizes critical analysis of fiction or nonfiction texts, at least one book-length, resulting in a research paper that reflects analysis and synthesis of multiple sources. Prereq: Grade of C or higher in ENG 1108.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 0101 Composition I: Expository Writing
  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Writing and Research For the Professions
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Emphasizes critical audience analysis of professional texts across the disciplines, at least one book length, resulting in a professional research proposal, feasibility study, or report that reflects analysis and synthesis of multiple sources, persuasion, and students' mastery of professional and audience analysis, business writing, researching, and evaluative skills. Prerequisites: ENG 1108 or equivalent, with grade of C or better.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

COMM 1100
COMM 1110
COMM 2230
Interpersonal Communication    OR

Public Speaking    OR

Small Group Communication
3

Interpersonal Communication
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 07
Is a course that helps students recognize that we live and work in relationship with others and must communicate effectively with them to achieve our goals. This class helps students acquire the skills to effectively communicate with family members, intimate others, co-workers, friends, and acquaintances. After reviewing relevant interpersonal theory, students will examine and identify their own communication attitudes and behaviors. Students will also learn and apply techniques for improving communication in their relationships through active practice. Students will participate in multiple activities, both in and outside the classroom setting, to build their interpersonal communication skills. This course is open to all students and meets the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) 8710.2000, Subp. 7, Standard 6C, D, F, & G.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Public Speaking
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Is the introductory study of the theory and practice of public speaking. Public presentation skills are required for individuals to be successful in our workplaces, communities and many other contexts in today's society. Students will learn about the different types of public speeches commonly encountered and learn how to research, organize and write their ideas into clear and understandable forms of public communication. Students will also practice the delivery skills needed to present ideas effectively. Students will be required to speak and participate often and will also be required to present their speeches in a classroom setting with an audience of their peers and an instructor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Small Group Communication
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Introduces students to the practice and theory of communicating in small group settings. Working in groups is an integral part of living in today's society. Community and workplace situations require us to be able to lead, participate, and follow effectively. Participating in this course will assist students in developing the leadership, conflict management, problem solving and discussion skills necessary to function in group settings. Students will apply small group communication theory in small, task-oriented groups and develop presentation skills to showcase their understanding of what it means to be an effective group member. Evaluating the effectiveness of their own and others' group communication behaviors is also required.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3a)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3b)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 4)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 5)
non-HIST course
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6a)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6b)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 7)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 9)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 10)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in General Education Requirements 28

Health/Physical Education

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
Health and PE
2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Health/Physical Education 2
Total Credits: 60
‡ Select General Education electives from specified MnTC goal area or from any MnTC goals if none specified.