History Transfer Program

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.

Mission

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

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 Transfer 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.

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.

Careers:

  • Students enter into the fields of law, foreign service, journalism and public services as well as careers such as:
  • History Instructor
  • Historian
  • Researcher
  • Archival and museum work
  • Historic preservationist

All full-time transfer students are required to take OCS 121.

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.

Minimum General Education (42-43)

Communications (9) Semester Hours
ENG 101 3
ENG 102 3
SPE 108 3
Humanities and Fine Arts (9)
Select one course from:
PHL 101, ENG 103, ENG 104, ENG 206
3
Select from Group II 6
Social and Behavioral Science (9)
SOC 101 3
ECO 201 3
ANT 101 3
Mathematics (3)
MTH 115
OR
MTH 126
OR
Select from Group IV
3

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3

Physical and Life Science (7-8)
Select from Group V (Must include one lab) 7-8
Area of Concentration/Electives (24-25)
Select from these courses:
HIS 109, HIS 110, HIS 151, HIS 203, HIS 204, HIS 271
12
Suggested electives:
PSC 101, Sociology course
Minimum for AS Degree 62