For students with an interest in Asian, European, African and American history. History courses enhance a student’s understanding of the human experience in its multiple facets. The study of history provides links from the past to prospects for the future. Faculty are available during scheduled office hours to advise students about their courses and program. Peruse some of the offerings in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
The History Department of South Suburban College seeks to immerse its students as broadly as possible in that experience. Students develop writing, critical thinking, verbal and analytical skills while learning about history, government, society, and politics. We believe that such training develops our students as both active citizens and, more important, as fully-realized human beings.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
- Measure the impact of cultural, social, and economic conditions in the United States and the World
- Discuss the history of the United States and the World, and its peoples
- Discuss the geography of the United States and the World, and its impact
- Recognize the various forces that enter the political decision-making process for the United States and the World, and how these forces make themselves felt
- Evaluate the major policies of U.S. and World governments
- Locate specific sources of information concerning the political, social and economic history of the United States and the World
- Demonstrate an understanding of U.S. history and the World, and how it interrelates with the history of other continents
- Recognize the existence of multi-cultural societies in the United States and the World, and demonstrate an appreciation of multiple perspectives
- Evaluate federalism, historically and contemporaneously, as applying to historical events and movements in The United States and the World
- Use the past to understand contemporary issues
Students enter into the fields of law, foreign service, journalism and public services as well as careers such as:
- History Instructor
- Archival and museum work
- Historic preservationist
Recommended AA Transfer Curriculum for History
This curriculum is only a suggested transfer program and might not be appropriate for every student. Some four-year institutions accept more than 62 credit hours in transfer to fulfill requirements in history. Consult the College & Career Success Center for help in selecting courses appropriate for the program at the college or university where you plan to transfer.
For students with an interest in Asian, European, African and American history. History courses enhance a student’s understanding of the human experience in its multiple facets. The study of history provides links from the past to prospects of the future.
Overview for College Success
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a course is designed to assist students in the navigation of becoming successful in college and life. Major topics include setting academic, career and personal goals; effective communication strategies; study skills; critical thinking; self-discovery; and learning styles. In addition, this course delves into topics such as stress management, diversity and other well-being topics. Students will develop educational and career plans, learn to utilize college resources and receive extensive help in course planning. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
Students must take OCS 121 if they meet one or more of the following:
- First time degree seeking students.
- Transfer student with less than 12 credit hours and no evidence of similar course on transcript.
- Registering for 6 or more credits.
- Test into 2 or more developmental classes.
- Currently does not have OCS credit or registered for OCS.
Minimum General Education (42-43)
|Overview for College Success
|Overview for College Success
|Composition and Rhetoric
|Composition and Research
|Humanities and Fine Arts (9)
|Select from Humanities Elective
Students earning an Associate degree must meet the requirement for coursework on improving human relations as defined in Public Act 87-581.
|Select one course from:
|Introduction to Philosophy
|Introduction to American Literature I, Colonial Period-1860
|Introduction to American Literature II, 1860 to Present
|World Literature I
|Social and Behavioral Science (9)
|Students earning an Associate degree must meet the requirement for coursework on improving human relations as defined in Public Act 87-581.
|Introduction to Sociology
|Principles of Economics, Micro
|General Education Mathematics
Fundamentals of Statistics
Select from Mathematics Electives
|Physical and Life Science (7-8)
|Select from Physical and Life Science Electives. (Must include one lab)
Area of Concentration/Electives (24-25)
Select from these courses below.
|Europe to the 19th Century
|History of Modern Europe
|Early American History
|Later American History
|History of Modern African Civilization
|American National Government
|Minimum for AS Degree