Feb 25, 2021  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 

History: AA

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Associate of Arts| 62 credits minimum

History, Anthropology and Political Science Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
AAB 165
Associate Dean: Marianne McKnight AAB 165Q, 801-957-4547
Administrative Assistant: Laura Rice AAB 165, 801-957-4307
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Website
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Program Faculty
Professors − Ernest Randa
Associate Professor − Marianne McKnight, Cyriaque Beurtheret
Assistant Professors − Chris Case, Theodore Moore, Tam Hoskisson
Instructors −

Program Description
The History program is designed to expose students to a variety of history fields and to the methods used by historians. Students who complete the program will be well prepared to undertake upper division history courses or complete a four-year degree. Students should check with the department or Academic Advisor to determine which courses are transferable to other colleges within the Utah System of Higher Education.

Career Opportunities
Teaching history on the secondary and higher education levels; research for governmental agencies, private firms, and NGOs; archival, curating and museum work, etc.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggestion schedule of classes, completion time is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
Students will:
a) acquire substantive knowledge of the major social, political, and economic themes in a variety of history fields;
b) understand the ways in which the study of the past informs the present;
c) understand the methodologies historians utilize;
d) be able to identify major schools of thought.
1 - Substantive Knowledge
Students will speak and write analytically, comparatively, and persuasively about historical themes, interpretations, arguments and ideas in a skilled and respectful manner. 2 - Communicate Effectively
Students will be able to:
a) gather, identify, differentiate and analyze data from both primary and secondary historical sources;
b) interrogate and contextualize sources;
c) evaluate contested interpretations;
d) use evidence to create narrative;
e) revise narrative in the light of new findings.
4 - Think Critically

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose One Course (3-4 Credits) from the Following

American Institutions (AI) Choose One Course (3 Credits) from the Following

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or DEPTH) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas. One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Life Sciences (LS)   3-4
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4
Humanities (HU)   3
Interdisciplinary (ID)   3
Social Science (SS)   3
Physical Science (PS)   3

NOTE: Courses that meet General Education requirements may be used to meet program requirements. If this option is chosen, student must complete additional elective courses to meet the total credit hour requirement. Please meet with an academic advisor to discuss options. 

Language (LN) 10 Credits in the Same Language

  • LANG 1010 5
  • LANG 1020 5


*LANG prefix does not exist-that prefix would be replaced by the prefix for the individual language chosen: ARB, CHI, FRN, GER, ITL,JPN, NAV, POR, RUS, SAM, SPN, TNG

Students who want to earn a BA degree after transfer from SLCC are advised to take a language that the chosen school offers as upper-division to meet the BA language requirement. Not all colleges and universities offer all languages; consult with the chosen school’s language department.

Required Courses: (18 Credits)




Graduation Map

Advising Notes:

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.

To register for HIST 1700  you must take and pass RDG 0990  with a C or better or have appropriate placement, ACT or SAT reading score.

Class Availability: The semesters in which courses are taught are listed above. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment

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