Dec 08, 2023  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

History: AA

Associate of Arts | 63 credits minimum

Program Website
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Program Description
The History Program provides students with a large variety of courses that span most of the World from ancient times to the 21st century. The courses range from area surveys to more specialized thematic topics. The program goes far beyond an emphasis on content and coverage; each course is designed to teach students to think like historians. History is both an art and a science. While it is deeply interpretive and involves storytelling, it is also an evidence-based discipline. Students will learn how to ask important questions about the past, collect, analyze, and contextualize a variety of sources and write persuasive arguments and narratives. Students will examine multiple and often contrasting or competing points of view, an activity that sharpens the ability to evaluate truth claims. This program, therefore, not only provides students the opportunity to study the human past in all of its diversity, it teaches highly transferable skills that will serve students well in other areas of study and in other career fields. After completing this program, students will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution and succeed in upper division courses. Additionally, sixteen of the seventeen courses carry General Education designations. This means that this program is also a vehicle for students to broaden their perspectives and deepen their understandings of the world around them.

Career Opportunities
Educators: Secondary and Postsecondary; Historic Sites and Museums
Researchers: Historical Organizations; Cultural Resources Management and Preservation; Think Tanks.
Communicators: Writers and Editors; Journalists; Documentary Editors; Producers of Multimedia Material
Information Managers: Archivists; Records Managers; Librarians
Advocates: Lawyers and Paralegals; Litigation Support; Legislative Staff Work; Foundations
Businesses and Associations: Historians in Corporations and NGOs, Contract Historians

Transfer/Articulation Information
This program has been designed to meet first and second- year core requirements in nearly all of the History Bachelor’s degrees within USHE and at Westminster College. While there is some variation in how may credits each four-year program will accept towards the Major, students who are familiar with the requirements at the institution to which they plan to transfer and who select from SLCC’s History options carefully, will be at or close to junior status in the Major upon transfer.

All SLCC History courses articulate to one or more colleges/universities in the state.
HIST 1100 , HIST 1110 , articulate to UofU, USU, SUU ,DSU
HIST 1700 , HIST 2700 , HIST 2710 , articulate to UofU, USU, WSU, UVU, SUU, DSU, SC, Westminster                
HIST 1500 , HIST 1510  articulate to UofU, WSU, USU, UVU, SUU, DSU, SC, Westminster
HIST 1210 , HIST 1220 , HIST 1300 , HIST 1310 , HIST 1450 , HIST 1460  articulate to UofU
HIST 2200 , HIST 2600 , HIST 2800  fulfill UofU’s Diversity requirement
HIST 2950  articulates to Westminster

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:

NOTE: Fees may vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.

General Education Requirements

Complete all General Education courses. Refer to Notes for program specific requirements and recommendations.


Program General Education Notes


Composition (EN): ENGL 1010 and 
ENGL 2010

Language (LN): Language (LN)  


Quantitative Literacy (QL): MATH 1040

Program Requirements

Time to Completion & Graduation Map

  • History AA: Full-time  
  • Time to completion is 4.2 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 15 credits per semester. Less than 15 credits per semester will increase time to completion. If student takes 2 semesters of 15 credits, one semester of 16 credits, one semester of 17 credits, the student will graduate in 4 semesters.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Demonstrate substantive knowledge of the key social, political, economic events, themes, trends, processes, issues, and actors in a variety of History fields, and be able to place them in correct chronological sequence and make vertical and horizontal linkages between them. [1,4]
  • Be able to recognize and analyze how humans in the past shaped their own unique historical moments and were in turn, shaped by them. [1,4]
  • Distinguish the past from our very different present. [1,4,5]
  • Recognize history as an interpretive and contested account of the human past- one that is created in and influenced by the present. [4,5]
  • Engage in the methods historians use as they collect, sift, organize, interrogate, contextualize, synthesize and interpret a variety of historical sources.[4]
  • Construct and communicate historical arguments based on evidence. [2,4,8,9]
  • Apply historical knowledge to contemporary issues and problems and be able to engage a diversity of perspectives about the past and present in a civil and constructive manner. [2,4,7]
  • Collect and sift appropriate source material in the library or online and demonstrate that the ethics and practice of history mean recognizing and building on the work of others and providing appropriate and thorough attribution. [1,2,8,9]