History Emphasis AA

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The Associate of Arts with a history emphasis fulfills all MnTC requirements and provides students with all the required history courses to allow them to transfer to a four year institution with a junior standing in history. This program prepares the graduate to continue on toward a bachelor’s degree with either a minor or a major in history.

 

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2017 - 2018

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:1200
    Course Title:History of United States Through 1877      Goal Areas:05,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course focuses on the major cultural, social, and political issues in United States history from the revolutionary period through Reconstruction. We look at the ideas that led to the revolution, how the thirteen colonies assembled themselves into a republic, the consequences of slave culture to the course of American history, and the promises and failures of Reconstruction. The student will come to understand the multiple and inter-related forces relevant to the early years of the republic.
    History of United States Through 1877View05,07 3
    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:1210
    Course Title:History of the United States Since 1877      Goal Areas:05,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course focuses on the major social and cultural issues in United This course focuses on the major cultural, social and political issues in United States history from the late nineteenth century Gilded Age through the end of the twentieth century. We look at the influence of the industrial revolution, the impact of increasing levels of European and Asian immigration, the rise of organized labor, the Great Depression, the Cold War, the impact of United States foreign policy, and countercultural movements. The student will gain insight into the aspects that are most crucial for a solid understanding of the nation's history.
    History of the United States Since 1877View05,07 3
    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:2900
    Course Title:Applied History      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is a writing-intensive research methods course that incorporates a service-learning component. Students will learn how to use and interpret various historical sources, such as archival material, oral history, photographs and video. Students will also learn how to use and interpret secondary source materials. The goal of the course is for the students to produce a publishable-quality research paper on a topic related to local history, with an emphasis on the relationship between local history and larger historical developments at the state, national, and/or global level. Prerequisite: Any 1000 level history class; English 1201-1202 Sequence
    Applied HistoryViewn/a3
    Complete (Hist 1010 and Hist 1020) OR (Hist 1110 and Hist 1120)
    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:1010
    Course Title:World History: Origins to 1300 and      Goal Areas:05,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines world history from its origins to end of the 13th century. Although it is important for students of world history to have a nuanced understanding of cultures, states, and other entities that constitute the fabric of human history, the primary focus of the world historian is the study of phenomena that transcends single states, regions, or cultures. In other words, world history is not the study of the histories of discrete cultures and states one after another and in isolation from one another: world history is transregional, transnational, and transcultural. As long as one focuses on the big picture of cultural interchange and/or comparative history, one is a practicing world historian.
    World History: Origins to 1300 andView05,08 3
    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:1020
    Course Title:World History: 1300 to Present or      Goal Areas:05,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines world history from the 14th century to the present. Although it is important for students of world history to have a nuanced understanding of cultures, states, and other entities that constitute the fabric of human history, the primary focus of the world historian is the study of phenomena that transcends single states, regions, or cultures. In other words, world history is not the study of the histories of discrete cultures and states one after another and in isolation from one another: world history is transregional, transnational, and transcultural. As long as one focuses on the big picture of cultural interchange and/or comparative history, one is a practicing world historian.
    World History: 1300 to Present orView05,08 3
    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:1110
    Course Title:History of Western Civilization Pre 1550 and      Goal Areas:05,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines the development of Western Civilization from ancient origins through the Reformation. We will consider various "western" civilizations ranging from ancient Mesopotamian civilizations to Early Modern Europe, following a chronological progression, while maintaining a broad geographic scope. Students are expected to gain a working knowledge of the different Western civilizations and the periods in which they flourished, as well as begin to develop the skills necessary to analyze documents as historical evidence.
    History of Western Civilization Pre 1550 andView05,08 3
    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:1120
    Course Title:History of Western Civilization 1550 to Present      Goal Areas:05,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines the development of Western Civilization from the Reformation to the present. The course will focus on social, political, and cultural developments in Europe, covering topics such as the Industrial Revolution and Globalization in the 20th century. The course will also examine how these developments affected the rest of the world. Students are expected to gain a working knowledge of the history of the period, as well as begin to develop the skills necessary to analyze documents as historical evidence, and to present a historical argument.
    History of Western Civilization 1550 to PresentView05,08 3
     
    Program Electives
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Program electives - 2 courses
    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:1030
    Course Title:Colonial History of the Americas or      Goal Areas:05,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines the human migratory phase that led to the initial peopling of the Americas beginning ca. 35,000 BCE; it explores the first colonial period that began ca. 7500 BCE with the rise of domesticated agriculture and the consequent establishment of major civilizations in South America, Meso-America, and North America; and it covers the second colonial period initiated by the arrival of the Spanish in 1492 and that began drawing to a conclusion in the late eighteenth century. Study of the second colonial period includes the colonization of North America, Central America, The Caribbean, and South America by six European empires: the Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Russian, and English.
    Colonial History of the Americas orView05,08 3
    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:1130
    Course Title:History of the Medieval West or      Goal Areas:05,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines the development of the three major Western cultures that emerged during the Middle Ages: Western Europe, Byzantium, and Islam. Specific emphasis will be given to the interactions between these three cultures, both positive and negative. Students are expected to gain a working knowledge of the history of the period, as well as begin to develop the skills necessary to analyze documents as historical evidence, and to present a historical argument.
    History of the Medieval West orView05,08 3
    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:1140
    Course Title:History of the Ancient West or      Goal Areas:05,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines the origins and development of civilizations surrounding the Mediterranean, such as the Egyptians, Hittites, Greeks, and Romans, during the ancient period, from about 3000 BC through about AD 300. The course will explore the contact between the various ancient civilizations, and will seek to understand both the tendency toward empire-creation in the ancient world, and the proclivity of those empires to collapse. Students are expected to gain a working knowledge of the history of the period, as well as begin to develop the skills necessary to analyze documents as historical evidence, and to present a historical argument.
    History of the Ancient West orView05,08 3
    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:1270
    Course Title:Race in America or      Goal Areas:05,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course investigates the role played by race in the shaping of United States history. We examine the concept of race and the historical relationships in America between those of African, Asian, European, and Native descents. We will examine Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Movement and current racial issues. The goal is to broaden student understanding of United States history by a focused study of its multi-faceted racial relationships throughout the centuries.
    Race in America orView05,07 3
    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:1990
    Course Title:Topics: or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:1

    Course Description:This course will provide flexibility in offering an in-depth review of topics of immediate importance and topical interest. These topics will go beyond the introductory courses in examining specific aspects of the subject matter.
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    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:2500
    Course Title:World Regional History or      Goal Areas:05,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:Each semester this course is devoted to the history of a specific world region, and the region will change from semester to semester. The goal is to provide the student with the opportunity for an in-depth study of specific societies and specific cultures from around the world. The course may be repeated for credit under a different subtitle as the subject matter changes.
    World Regional History orView05,08 3
    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:2600
    Course Title:Intellectual History or      Goal Areas:05,09       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course will examine cultural, religious, artistic, and scientific ideas in their historical contexts, explore arguments regarding the manner in which particular ideas both reflect and create the values of their own time, and investigate the manner in which certain ideas are viewed retrospectively from various subsequent historical periods. The class will read a variety of intellectual and imaginative works that will illustrate the process by which ideas are transmitted historically, and specific ideas considered will include but will not be limited to fundamentalism, nationalism, romanticism, and totalitarianism.
    Intellectual History orView05,09 3
    Course Subject: HIST         Course Number:2700
    Course Title:History and Popular Culture      Goal Areas:05,09       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines the relationship between history and popular culture, with an emphasis on the value of popular culture entertainment as a historical source for both the past and the present. We will examine several examples of popular culture entertainment (including but not limited to film, novels, comics, etc) that are set in a historical period. Students are expected to gain a working knowledge of the historical periods depicted in selected popular culture sources, as well as the historical periods in which the sources were produced. Students will also examine questions of ethical representation of the past in popular culture. Through this course, students will begin to develop the skills necessary to analyze various types of sources as historical evidence. It is recommended that students complete a 1000-level history course and a semester of college English before taking this course.
    History and Popular CultureView05,09 3
     
    General Education Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1202
    Course Title:College Writing II      Goal Areas:01       Credits:2

    Course Description:This class focuses on the research process, textual analysis of primary and secondary sources, rhetorical strategies for argument and persuasion, and successful integration of sources into a longer academic paper utilizing MLA (or other, as appropriate) documentation format. The class may be disciplinary, interdisciplinary, or topical in content, as noted on the class registration site. Prerequisite: Engl 1200 or 1201 with a grade of C or higher
    College Writing IIView01 2
    Course Subject: MATH         Course Number:1130
    Course Title:Elementary Statistics      Goal Areas:04       Credits:3

    Course Description:This is an introductory course in descriptive statistics, probability, random variables, and inferential statistics. Topics include exploratory data analysis, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, linear regression, basic probability, binomial and normal distributions, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests. Additional topics may include inferential procedures for two populations, analysis of variance and chi-squared tests. Prerequisites: College math placement level or successful completion of Math 0900 or 0902 or 0980 or 1010 or 1031 or 1140 with grade of "C" or better.
    Elementary StatisticsView04 3
    Health or Exercise Science - 2 credits: EXSC1010(2), EXSC1020(1), EXSC1041(1), EXSC1042(1), EXSC1050(1), EXSC1070(1), EXSC1110(1), EXSC1130(1), EXSC1140(1), EXSC1151(1), EXSC1152(1), EXSC1200(1), EXSC1210(1), EXSC1230(1), EXSC1240(1), EXSC1250(3), EXSC1260(1), EXSC1270(1), EXSC1310(1), EXSC1400(1), EXSC1420(1), EXSC1430(1), EXSC1440(1), EXSC1451(1), EXSC1452(1), EXSC1500(3), EXSC1510(2), EXSC1520(3), EXSC1600(1), EXSC1610(1), EXSC1630(1), EXSC1640(1), EXSC1700(3), EXSC1710(3), EXSC1720(2), EXSC1730(1), EXSC1740(1), EXSC1750(1), EXSC1751(1), EXSC1752(1), EXSC1760(1), EXSC1800(1), EXSC1810(1), EXSC1820(1), EXSC1830(1), EXSC1840(1), EXSC1850(1), EXSC1990(1), EXSC2101(4), EXSC2102(2), EXSC2110(3), EXSC2390(3), EXSC2490(4), HLTH1030(3), HLTH1040(3), HLTH1050(3), HLTH1060(3), HLTH1070(3), HLTH1080(3), HLTH1100(3), HLTH1250(3), HLTH1600(3), HLTH1900(3), HLTH1990(1)
    ANTH1020 or GEOG1010 - 1 course
    Course Subject: ANTH         Course Number:1020
    Course Title:Intro to Anthropology: Physical Anthropology, Archaeology & Prehistory or      Goal Areas:03,10       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course studies the relationship of prehistoric physical and cultural origins and development of humankind to the establishment of the first civilizations of the Old and New worlds. It examines the archaeological evidence for the theory of bio-cultural evolution, which helps to explain both the prehistoric developments and much of the cultural variation that is in the world today. The course does include a lab-like experience.
    Intro to Anthropology: Physical Anthropology, Archaeology & Prehistory orView03,10 3
    Course Subject: GEOG         Course Number:1010
    Course Title:Physical Geography      Goal Areas:03,10       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course will provide an introduction to the physical processes that are at work at all times on the surface of the earth. This course provides an introduction to the processes that influence the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Topics covered include earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, blizzards, winds, precipitation, the Hydrological Cycle, vegetation and soil. This course includes a basic understanding of how these systems interact and how the physical landscape interacts with the human landscape. Included in this will be discussions about environmental concerns such as acid precipitation, ozone depletion, soil degradation, desertification and rainforest destruction. This course includes lab-like coursework/exams that will enhance a student's ability to make observations, form questions, pose hypotheses, make predictions and critically evaluate scientific data and results.
    Physical GeographyView03,10 3
    BIOL1200, GEOL1110, GEOL1120, NSCI1110 - 1 course
    Course Subject: BIOL         Course Number:1200
    Course Title:Current Environmental Issues or      Goal Areas:03,10       Credits:4

    Course Description:Using an interdisciplinary approach, this course examines various aspects of natural and human-made ecosystems, human's intervention, and the subsequent impact on society and nature. It emphasizes current problems, values, and projection for the future. The lab involves internet exercises, videos, group discussion, individual and group projects, field trips and other outdoor activities. (3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)
    Current Environmental Issues orView03,10 4
    Course Subject: GEOL         Course Number:1110
    Course Title:Physical Geology or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:
    Physical Geology orn/a4
    Course Subject: GEOL         Course Number:1120
    Course Title:Historical Geology or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:
    Historical Geology orn/a4
    Course Subject: NSCI         Course Number:1110
    Course Title:Minnesota's Natural History      Goal Areas:03,10       Credits:4

    Course Description:This course is a team-taught, field-based introduction to the flora, fauna, ecology, and geologic development of Minnesota. A series of in-class sessions will prepare students for recognition and identification of plants, animals, habitats, and geologic features and for the integration of these biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems. This course will include an examination of natural resource issues and policies in the context of Minnesota's politics and economy. Two weekend field trips are mandatory. These field trips will begin on Friday afternoon and end on Sunday afternoon or early evening. This course fulfills lab requirement for Goal Area 3. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)
    Minnesota's Natural HistoryView03,10 4
    COMM1010 or COMM1710 - 1 course
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1010
    Course Title:Fundamentals of Public Speaking or      Goal Areas:01       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course provides instruction and practical experience in the basics of public speaking. This course has a performance component: students are expected to create and deliver informative, persuasive and other types of speeches.
    Fundamentals of Public Speaking orView01 3
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1710
    Course Title:Oral Interpretation and Traditions      Goal Areas:01,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:Oral Interpretation and Traditions is an introductory course in the effective oral presentation of written material. Students will analyze and perform literature from a variety of sources that represent different cultures and ethnicities. Students will also make connections between the cultural implications of oral tradition and performance.
    Oral Interpretation and TraditionsView01,08 3
    9 credits from the following
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:2180
    Course Title:Art History: Pre-History to the Age of Cathedrals or      Goal Areas:06,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines painting, sculpture and architecture of cultures from prehistory to the end of the 15th Century. While the emphasis is on developments in Western art, the course includes overviews of the arts of Asia, Africa and the Americas. Museum visits support the lectures and text.
    Art History: Pre-History to the Age of Cathedrals orView06,08 3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:2190
    Course Title:Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century Art or      Goal Areas:06,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines painting, sculpture and architecture of cultures from the 16th century to the present, as well as new media of the modern era. While the emphasis is on developments in Europe and the United States, the course will include overviews of the arts of Asia, Africa and the Americas. Museum visits support the lectures and text.
    Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century Art orView06,08 3
    Course Subject: ART         Course Number:2300
    Course Title:Architectural History or      Goal Areas:06,08       Credits:2

    Course Description:This course is a survey of the history of Western architecture from pre-history to the present day. The student will gain knowledge and understandings of the characteristics of the architecture of Western cultures, the ideas and intentions which motivated builders, as well as terminology related to architectural design and construction.
    Architectural History orView06,08 2
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1300
    Course Title:Music in World Cultures or      Goal Areas:06,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course teaches music primarily from non-Eurocentric cultures which may include but is not limited to Indian, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, African, Native American, and African American. Through their studies of the diversity of world music, students will develop a broader understanding and appreciation of other cultures.
    Music in World Cultures orView06,08 3
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1350
    Course Title:History of Rock 'n Roll or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course may include but is not limited to early American music, jazz, American musical theater, pop, rock, and rap. The history of popular music in Western Culture will be presented. Students will learn to identify the music styles contained under the broad umbrella of Rock 'n Roll. Students will also learn about the historical, social, cultural and political influences on popular music.
    History of Rock 'n Roll orView06 3
    Course Subject: PHIL         Course Number:1030
    Course Title:Eastern Religions or      Goal Areas:06,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:A study of Eastern religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism). The emphasis of the course is to develop knowledge of these belief systems and how they deal with philosophical and spiritual questions.
    Eastern Religions orView06,08 3
    Course Subject: PHIL         Course Number:1040
    Course Title:Western Religions or      Goal Areas:06,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is a study of Western religions including Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The emphasis of this course is to develop knowledge of these belief systems and how they deal with philosophical and spiritual questions.
    Western Religions orView06,07 3
    Course Subject: TFT         Course Number:1350
    Course Title:The American Musical Theatre      Goal Areas:06,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:American Musical Theatre is designed to enlighten the learner about the basics of musical theatre production and its genesis as a uniquely American art form. Also, the course will take a close look at the context in which these musicals were created and how they challenged society at that time. In addition, the course will examine the writing of the book, lyrics and music of many shows in an attempt to better analyze and evaluate the content.
    The American Musical TheatreView06,07 3
    3 courses from the following
    Course Subject: ANTH         Course Number:1010
    Course Title:Introduction to Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology or      Goal Areas:05,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines the nature of culture by studying the forms of conventional behavior (language, ideology, social organization, and technology) and their material manifestations. It also seeks to explain the variation in cultures of representative ethnic groups and societies of present and recent past in terms of ecological adaptation and cultural evolution.
    Introduction to Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology orView05,08 3
    Course Subject: GEOG         Course Number:1040
    Course Title:Human Geography or      Goal Areas:07,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course surveys occupancy and use of the earth. The great diversity of this human experience as well as the nature of the people/land relationship are examined in terms of distinctive culture realms which have manifested varying degrees of technological and sociological development in time and space. Essential to this examination is a comparative review of the contemporary geographies of race, language, religion, political ideologies, economic activity, settlement, and population.
    Human Geography orView07,08 3
    Course Subject: GEOG         Course Number:1100
    Course Title:World Geography or      Goal Areas:05,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:World Geography is concerned with how domestic and international capital shapes the physical and cultural landscapes of different regions and countries. It broadly examines the great diversity of human economic activities that have given rise to global cultures of agriculture, natural resource production, manufacturing, transportation, development (including education, welfare, and healthcare), shopping and services, and tourism. Essential to this examination is a comparative review of the contemporary geographies of globalization, finance, immigration, poverty and displacement, or any aspect of nature or human behavior that gives an insightful understanding of each region or country in a world made for money.
    World Geography orView05,08 3
    Course Subject: POLS         Course Number:1100
    Course Title:American Government and Politics or      Goal Areas:05,09       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is a general introduction to American politics with emphasis on the Constitution, citizen participation, elections, and the role of the major governmental institutions - Congress, presidency and judiciary - in the formulation of public policy in the United States.
    American Government and Politics orView05,09 3
    Course Subject: POLS         Course Number:1700
    Course Title:World Politics or      Goal Areas:05,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is a general introduction to international relations with emphasis on great power politics, international organizations, security studies, international political economy, and global environmental politics.
    World Politics orView05,08 3
    Course Subject: PSYC         Course Number:1170
    Course Title:Psychology of Gender or      Goal Areas:05,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:Psychology of Gender includes the theory and research relating to sexuality, gender roles and sexual orientation.
    Psychology of Gender orView05,07 3
    Course Subject: SOC         Course Number:1110
    Course Title:Introduction to Sociology      Goal Areas:05,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is a study of social and cultural aspects of human behavior. Topics include society and culture, roles and norms, groups and organizations, deviance, inequality, social and cultural change, and research methods.
    Introduction to SociologyView05,07 3
    College Writing I
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1200
    Course Title:Gateway College Writing or      Goal Areas:01       Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
    Gateway College Writing orView01 4
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1201
    Course Title:College Writing I      Goal Areas:01       Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
    College Writing IView01 4
     
    NHCC Residency and GPA
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    15 Credits must be earned at NHCC
     
                                   Total Credit Required60
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    HIST 1110 & HIST 1120 can be replaced with HIST 1010 & HIST 1020.


    Students planning to transfer to St. Cloud State University should complete HIST 1110 & HIST 1120.


    Hist 1270 fulfills the General Education requirement of Diversity (MGM) at St. Cloud State University.


  • Program Outcomes

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    Knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world, including:



    • broad knowledge of world history, ancient to present, including knowledge of chronology, place, and significance.

    • broad knowledge of major fields of history and schools of historical interpretation.


    Intellectual and Practical Skills, including:



    • ability to evaluate primary and secondary source material

    • ability to develop and critique historical arguments based on primary and secondary source material

    • ability to communicate using the standards of the discipline

    • ability to develop and complete a program of historical research, beginning with the development of a research topic, through producing an original secondary source of publishable quality


    Personal and Social Responsibility, including:



    • ability to identify and evaluate bias and perspective in written and audio-visual materials, including digital, internet, and broadcast media.

    • insight into the construction of historical knowledge as reflective of personal and social contexts


    Integrative Learning, including:



    • ability to critically analyze, interpret, and synthesize various types of historical materials.

    • understanding of the role of the past in causing current events, conflicts, and problems, and its richness as a source of possible solutions.


    Be prepared to transfer to a four year institution in this discipline:



    • Graduates will have completed all 10 Goal Areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum requirements and have a foundation of knowledge in history to prepare them for transfer to a baccalaureate program.

  • Career Opportunities

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    Information on careers, including salary and employment outlook data, is available on the iseek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: www.iseek.org and www.bls.gov.

  • Transfer Information

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    If you are planning on transferring to another institution, follow the guidelines available on our transfer resources web page to help you plan the process: Transfer Information

  • Degree Information

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    The Associate of Arts (A.A.) is awarded for successful completion of 60 credits and is designed to constitute the first two years of a liberal arts bachelor degree program. An A.A. degree includes the entire 40 credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) as the general education requirement. Students may also choose to concentrate in a particular field of study in preparation for a planned major or professional emphasis at a four-year college by following the pre-major requirement of the desired transfer institution in addition to the MnTC and A.A. requirements.


    A student shall:



    • Earn a minimum of 60 semester credits.

    • Earn a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher in courses taken at North Hennepin Community College.

    • Earn a minimum of 20 semester credits of the 60 semester credits required for the A.A. Degree at NHCC.

    • Complete the general education distribution requirement listed in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. The student shall select general education (MnTC) courses numbered 1000 or above to complete a minimum of 40 credits.

    • Have four years in which to complete their work under the terms of the catalog in effect at the time of their first enrollment.

    • Students taking more than four years to complete their graduation requirements may follow any catalog in effect during the four-year period preceding their date of graduation.


    Required A.A. Degree Course Distribution:



    • Complete 40 credits in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum satisfying the requirements for each of the 10 goal areas.

    • Complete at least 2 credits for the Wellness requirement from either Health (all courses) or Physical Education (all courses).


    If the student intends to transfer, he/she is encouraged to work with an advisor to fulfill requirements for transfer to the other institution.


    Completion of an A.A. degree fulfills the Goal Area 2 requirement of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).


    Developmental Courses
    Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.


    Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information
    North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 763-493-0555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.

  • Accreditation

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    North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the: Higher Learning Commission 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504 1-800-621-7440

Contact Information

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763-424-0724
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