Associate of Arts in History

General

Program Description

The curriculum in the History Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors related to this field, earning the Associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion. saddleback

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Discuss the diversity of the human experience as influenced by geographical location, race, ethnicity, cultural traditions, gender and class
  • Analyze historical processes that shape individuals and communities, drawing on detailed knowledge about the history of the area under study
  • Apply critical thinking skills to examine the varieties of experience found in the historical record of the United States, exploring diversity as a critical component of history
  • Distinguish between primary and secondary sources, and understand how each are used to make historical arguments
  • Assess, use, and synthesize different kinds of evidence from a variety of historical sources to make a coherent argument about the past
  • Effectively conduct research and write a coherent historical essay or research paper that articulates a clear argument, effectively interprets multiple forms of evidence, identifies arguments in secondary historical texts, and uses appropriate citations

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Last updated November 2017

About the School

Saddleback College has been the first choice for higher education and training in South Orange County since 1968. Our more than 500,000 alumni can attest to the quality of our academic and career trai ... Read More

Saddleback College has been the first choice for higher education and training in South Orange County since 1968. Our more than 500,000 alumni can attest to the quality of our academic and career training programs that enable students to successfully achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals. Read less
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