History Political Science

Associate in Arts

History Political Science


The Social Science-History/Political Science program explores topics in the historical development of world civilizations, with a focus on political and social institutions. Students are introduced to the historian’s craft, the core principles of political science and the liberal arts. The program emphasizes diversity of thought and cultures, analytical ability, and effective communication skills. With course work that examines a variety of academic disciplines and modes of inquiry, students have opportunities to increase social and political consciousness, interpersonal skills, and cultural awareness. Students are expected to grapple with historiographical and political issues, and develop frames of reference necessary for critical thinking and problem solving.


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First Semester

  • ENG 101 English Composition I
  • HIS 101 Western Civilization I
  • POL 101 Introduction to Political Science
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 
  • Humanities Elective


Second Semester

  • ART 101 Art Appreciation or
  • MUS 101 Music Appreciation
  • ENG 102 English Composition II
  • GEO 101 World Regional Geography
  • HIS 102 Western Civilization II or
  • HIS 162 World History II
  • MAT 134 Contemporary Mathematics


Third Semester

  • CSC 115 Computer Applications
  • ENG 202 Introduction to Speech Communication
  • HIS 201 United States History I or
  • HIS 202 United States History II
  • Foreign Language Elective
  • Science Elective


Fourth Semester

  • ECO 201 Microeconomics or
  • ECO 202 Macroeconomics
  • MAT 201 Statistics
  • Mathematics Elective
  • POL 102 American Government
  • Foreign Language Elective (same language as previous semester)
  • History Elective