History, AS



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes from invention and researching to drafting revising and editing both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices including audience purpose arrangement and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning communicating and critical analysis.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

English Composition I is a prerequisite for all 2000-level literature courses.

HIST 1301 United States History I

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of the pre-Columbian colonial revolutionary early national slavery and sectionalism and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration and creation of the federal government.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
GOVT 2305 Federal Government

Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution structure and powers of the national government including the legislative executive and judicial branches federalism political participation the national election process public policy civil liberties and civil rights.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
MATH 1314 College Algebra

In-depth study and applications of polynomial rational radical exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of equations using matrices.  Additional topics such as sequences permutations combinations and probability may be included as time permits. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week
Prerequisites

TSI Complete

GEOG 1301 Physical Geography

Introduction to the concepts which provide a foundation for continued study of geography. Includes the different elements of natural environment as related to human activities modes of living and map concepts. The first semester emphasizes physical geography and the second semester emphasizes cultural geography.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
15

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
ENGL 1302 English Composition II

Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal visual and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation synthesis and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

ENGL 1301 or its equivalent.

HIST 1302 United States History II

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization immigration world wars the Great Depression Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration urbanization and suburbanization the expansion of the federal government and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Origin and development of the Texas Constitution structure and powers of state and local government federalism and inter-governmental relations political participation the election process public policy and the political culture of Texas.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

Application of communication theory and practice to the public speaking context with emphasis on audience analysis speaker delivery ethics of communication cultural diversity and speech organizational techniques to develop students' speaking abilities.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

Eligibility to enroll in INRW 0302 

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Total Credit Hours
15


Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
HIST 2321 World Civilizations I

A survey of the social political economical cultural religious and intellectual history of the world from the emergence of human cultures through the 15th century. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa the Americas Asia Europe and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include the emergence of early societies the rise of civilizations the development of political and legal systems religion and philosophy economic systems and trans-regional networks of exchange. The course emphasizes the development interaction and impact of global exchange.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
PHYS 1415 Introduction to Physical Science

Course designed for non-science majors that surveys topics from physics chemistry geology astronomy and meteorology.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I

This course is intended to build or reinforce a foundation in fundamental mathematics concepts and skills. It includes the conceptual development of the following:  sets functions numeration systems number theory and properties of the various number systems with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

MATH 1314 with a grade of "C" or better

3 Credit Hours Elective

Electives should be chosen in consultation with your faculty and/or academic advisor.

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

An analysis of the economy as a whole including measurement and determination of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply national income inflation and unemployment. Other topics include international trade economic growth business cycles and fiscal policy and monetary policy.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
16

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
HIST 2322 World Civilizations II

A survey of the social political economical cultural religious and intellectual history of the world from the 15th century to the present. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa the Americas Asia Europe and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include maritime exploration and transoceanic empires nation/state formation and industrialization imperialism global conflicts and resolutions and global economic integration. The course emphasizes the development interaction and impact of global exchange.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II

This course is intended to build or reinforce a foundation in fundamental mathematics concepts and skills. It includes the concepts of geometry measurement probability and statistics with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

MATH 1314 with a grade of "C" or better

BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II

This course will provide a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans including evolution ecology plant and animal diversity and physiology. Lab activities reinforce these topics.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
14


Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

A history degree is more important than ever. Studying history allows one to assimilate, analyze, and prioritize information, skills vital to decision making in all aspects of life today. Most people will have 6 to 10 jobs in their career. History majors are among those most adaptable to new circumstances as it gives them the ability to function in a variety of settings. History provides a multi-faceted view of the world, enabling one to see beyond one’s perspective and understand others.

Most people who study history do not become professional historians; they enter a variety of professions. Historians work in museums and various media centers. They conduct research for business or public agencies. History majors often become well-paid lawyers, judges, or civil servants. The analytical skills learned by studying history also works well on Wall Street.


Recommended High School Endorsement
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