Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees

Emphasis Area – History

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in History you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for or transfer to your future major.

History Courses
ART203 Art History I -OR- 3
ART204 Art History II 3
GEO121 World Regional Geography -OR- 3
SOC208 Cultural Anthropology 3
HIS117 Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval -OR- 3
HIS118 Western Civilization II: Early Modern -OR- 3
HIS119 Western Civilization III: The Modern Period 3
HIS151 U.S. History to 1877 -OR- 3
HIS152 U.S. History Since 1877 3
HIS201 Iowa History -OR- 3
HIS251 U.S. History 1945 to Present -OR- 3
HIS257 African American History -OR- 3
HIS277 History of Women in the U.S. 3

Career Opportunities

  • Historians as Educators in schools, historic sites, and museums.

  • Historians as Researchers in museums, historical organization, history preservation, and think tanks.

  • Historians as Communicators as documentary editors, information managers, archivists, record and information managers.

  • Historians as Advocates in the legal profession, legislative staff work, and foundations.

  • Historians in Business as corporate historians, and as historians in nonprofit associations.

Check out the American Historical Association for more information on history careers.

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