West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Associate in Arts Degree - History/Social Science Concentration

Associate in Arts Degree
History/Social Science Concentration

This program is designed for those who expect to transfer to a college or university to study in history, sociology, political science, economics or other social science disciplines. The curriculum gives students a broad background in liberal arts with an emphasis on history, humanities, and social sciences.


Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of theories, concepts and principles relevant to the social sciences
• Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor degree program with appropriate commitment to attendance, initiative, organization, and interest in the concentration field
• Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to general education competencies for the Associate in Arts degree, including the ability to:
• Communicate effectively
• Work collaboratively
• Think critically and solve problems
• View issues from a global perspective
• Conduct basic research using computers
• Appreciate literature and the arts
• Live according to conscious values and ethics


Graduates of this program may transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in history, social science, sociology, political science, economics or another social sciences discipline.


First Year – Fall Semester - Cr. Hrs.
ENG 101 College Composition I - 3
HIST History Core Requirement - 3
MATH Mathematics Core Requirement - 3(5)
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology - 3
SPCH 105 Fundamentals of Speech Communication - 3
 
First Year – Spring Semester - Cr. Hrs.
ENG 102 College Composition II - 3
MATH Mathematics Core Requirement - 4(5)
or
SCI Science Core Requirement - (4)
SS Social Science Core Requirement - 3
Concentration Elective* - 3
Elective - 3

Second Year – Fall Semester - Cr. Hrs.
HPE Physical Education Requirements - 1
HUM Humanities Core Requirement - 3
SCI Science Core Requirement - 4
SOC 125 Introduction to Sociology - 3
Concentration Elective* - 3

Second Year – Spring Semester - Cr. Hrs.
HUM Humanities Core Requirement - 3
POLS 102 American National Government and Politics - 3
SS 255 The Global Community - 3
Concentration Elective* - 3
Elective - 3

Total Hours in Program – 60-63
* Choose from: ECON 104, ECON 105, ECON 120, GEOG 205, HIST 100, HIST 101, HIST 110, HIST 111, HS 147, PSYC 208, SOC 255, SOC 276.
Concentration electives and general electives should be selected in consultation with an advisor and/or the college to which the student intends to transfer.
Refer to Core Requirements for the Associate in Arts Program in the beginning of this section for acceptable core requirements in HUM, HIST, SS, MATH, and SCI.
#HPE requirements can be fullfilled with any HPE 100, 101 or 105.
Note: Courses used to fulfill core requirements may not also be used as concentration hours.

 

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