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History Transfer Pathway (AA) - 60 credits

WHAT EXACTLY IS HISTORY?

History is the study of the events and people of the past. At Normandale, you can focus on U.S. History, World History or General History.

WHY STUDY HISTORY ANYWAY?

The History Department's goal is to help students understand the historical past so that they can better fulfill their roles as historical actors in creating our future society. Understanding the past will help students enhance their capacity to be informed citizens and their ability to think critically.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A HISTORY DEGREE?

Students learn to gather, record, and analyze evidence to explain past events.

They learn about specific periods, issues, and cultures.

They can specialize in the history of a country or region.

Careers in History

Types of Jobs

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Individuals who study history often work in the following professions:

  • College History Teachers
  • High School Teachers
  • Historians

 

Skills Acquired

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History programs include topics such as:

  • Ancient history
  • Medieval history
  • American history
  • 20th century history
  • Historical research methods
  • Specific region studies, including Europe, Latin America, Africa, or Asian

Degrees & Certificates in History

Students seeking an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Liberal Education with an emphasis must successfully complete the AA requirement. Emphasis requirements may also be used to satisfy the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal requirements.

Students who plan to major in history at a 4-year institution would be well advised to take both the American and world history survey courses in order to be well prepared for upper division work. These emphases give students who wish to major in history at a four-year institution a strong base from which to build their degree program.

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The History Transfer Pathway AA offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated History bachelor's degree programs at Minnesota State universities. *The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor's degree programs in a related field. 


*Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University. 

Required Courses

Incorporate the following Required Courses into the General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or Additional Course Requirements sections below.

Complete three of the following courses:

Code Title Credits
HIST 1101 History of World Civilizations 1 4
HIST 1102 History of World Civilizations 2 4
HIST 1111 United States History 1 4
HIST 1112 United States History 2 4

General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)- 40 Credits

*See MnTC Curriculum for specific course options

GOAL 1: COMMUNICATION - 2 COURSES 

GOAL 2: CRITICAL THINKING
(met by completion of all 40 credits of the MnTC)

GOAL 3: NATURAL SCIENCES - 2 COURSES (Select from two different departments; at least one must include a lab) 

  • Course #1 
  • Course #2 

GOAL 4: MATHEMATICAL/LOGICAL REASONING - 1 COURSE

MATH 1080 or MATH 1090 recommended unless student will pursue a Social Studies Education Licensure, in which case MATH 1100 is recommended. Students should check with their transfer institution for their recommendations or requirements.

  • Course

GOAL 5: HISTORY AND SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES -
2 COURSES (Select from two different departments)

  • Course #1 - met by taking required HIST courses
  • Course #2 

GOAL 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS- 2 COURSES
(Select from two different departments

  • Course #1 
  • Course #2

GOAL 7: HUMAN DIVERSITY - 1 COURSE

  • Course - met by taking required HIST courses

GOAL 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE - 1 COURSE 

  • Course - met by taking required HIST courses

GOAL 9: ETHICAL AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY - 1 COURSE 

  • Course 

GOAL 10: PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT - 1 COURSE 

HIST 1133 recommended

  • Course 

Additional Course Requirements - 20 credits

  • One Health (HLTH) course.
  • One Exercise Science (EXSC) course.
  • Elective credits - additional course(s) numbered 1000 and above, if needed to complete the 60 credit requirement

An additional history course is recommended, but this is not a requirement. Students should check with the receiving institution to understand how it will transfer; a fourth history course may transfer into the major program in history or it may transfer only as an elective toward the bachelor's degree. 

Other Degree Requirements

  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in the MnTC
  • Earn a minimum of 20 college-level credits at Normandale.