Catalog Year 2017/2018
 

Area of Concentration within the Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Arts in Social 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.
 



Two Year Course Rotation

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Nicole Welch
Academic Office Manager
301.846.2507
Office: H-225

Michael Powell, J.D.,Ph.D.
301-624-2571
Office: H-240

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  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement.
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://artsys.usmd.edu/
  • In some General Education categories (Mathematics, Biological & Physical Sciences), a 4-credit course selected from the GenEd course list will satisfy the requirement in place of a 3-credit course. Students should check with an advisor before selecting these courses.
  • For the PE/Health requirement, a 3-credit Physical Education or Health course may satisfy the requirement in place of a 1-credit course. Students should check with an advisor before selecting this course.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in EN 101.
  • Students must complete a minimum of nine credits at the 200-level.
Course  Credits

English

 
EN 101–English Composition  3

Mathematics

 
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Two courses selected from different disciplines
 
Social & Behavioral Sciences Electives (GenEd course list)   6

Arts & Humanities

 
Three GenEd courses, one selected from each area:
Arts Elective (Gen Ed course list)
Humanities (Gen Ed course list) (Recommend PH 205)
Communications Gen Ed (CMSP 103, CMSP 105, or EN 102)

3
3
3

Biological & Physical Sciences  (One lab course required)

 
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) Two courses, one of which must be a lab course 7

General Education Elective

3

PE/Health Requirement 
1

Concentration Courses Students should check with an advisor or transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting their courses.

 
Select one course from each category  
​HI 101–History of Western Civilization or 
HI 102–History of Western Civilization

 
and  
HI 201–History of the United States or 
​HI 202–History of the United States

6
Select three 200-level History Courses 9
 
Electives
Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting their electives.
13

Total

60
 

Transfer Note:

FCC has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students who have completed their Associate degree and who are looking for transfer opportunities. For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471.
University of Maryland University College – B.A. History
University of Maryland University College – B.A. Humanities

Transfer

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.
 
 
Course  Credits
Area of Concentration 
 
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)  or
IS 911H– History Honors and
IS 912H–Honors Forum


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
Area of Concentration within the Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Arts in Social Sciences

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.