A.A. Degree, Transfer
An Option of Arts & Sciences

Designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions. This option provides the opportunity to acquire knowledge about how people have interacted within societies and between societies in relation to a multitude of disciplinary areas.



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Courses Credits
EN 101–English Composition  3
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
HI 101–History of Western Civilization  3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) (Other than HI) ‡ 3
HI 102–History of Western Civilization  3
HI 201–History of the United States  3
HI 202–History of the United States  3
History Elective ‡ (Any 3 courses, other than the above, with the HI prefix) 9
Arts & Humanities  
Arts Elective (GenEd course list) ‡ 3
EN 102–English Composition 3
CMSP 103–Speech Fundamentals 3
Biological & Physical Sciences (One lab course required)  
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (Lab course) (GenEd course list) 4
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues  
Choose from 2 categories:  
Computer Literacy Elective (GenEd course list)  
Interdisciplinary Issues Elective (GenEd course list) ‡  
Multicultural Issues & Perspectives Elective (GenEd course list) ‡  
Wellness Elective (GenEd course list)  6
PE/Health Elective (A Wellness course will satisfy this requirement)  1/3
Other Requirements  
Electives ‡  9
Total 61/66

‡ All degree-seeking students must complete a Cultural Competency course in order to graduate. This course may satisfy another requirement in your program. If a specific course is not required, choose at least one course from the Cultural Competence list in the academic catalog.

Designed for students who want depth and breadth in studying the Civil War era. This certificate would especially benefit either history majors or those who have a keen interest in a more comprehensive treatment of the Civil War than one course can offer. Included in the certificate are courses addressing a detailed examination of the causes of the war, the war itself, the legacies of the war, and an in-depth research project relating to the war.
Courses Credits
EN 101–English Composition 3
HI 201–History of the United States to 1865 3
HI 212–Civil War 3
HI 299–History Independent Study (Civil War History) (4)  or  
IS 911H–History Honors (3) and  
IS 912H–Honors Forum (1) 4
HI 217–African-American History or  
HI 213–History of the South or  
HI 215–Constitutional History of the United States 3
Total 16

History A.A.

Students will be able to:
  1. Graduates will evaluate both primary and secondary sources.
  2. Graduates will apply and properly cite both types of evidence in their written work.
  3. Graduates will employ a formal style of writing and the professional ethics that historians use in their work.
  4. Graduates will use basic research techniques in history.
  5. Graduates will demonstrate a general familiarity with the intellectual, political, economic, social, and cultural history of the United States and Europe.
  6. Graduates will create a thesis statement exploring historical issues.
The Career & Transfer Center has a variety of print and electronic resources available to help with transfer planning. ARTSYS, a computerized articulation system created especially to help community college students transfer to Maryland four-year institutions is available, as well as College Source and College Board. College Source also allows students to view college catalogs from across the nation. For more information, visit the Career & Transfer Center, Enrollment Services Building, J-201, 301.846.2594.