2019-2020 Catalog

History, Associate of Arts

The History Program at Western Wyoming Community College offers a variety of opportunities for students, staff, and community members, as faculty are devoted to teaching excellence and student success. Faculty primarily specialize in the history of the American West, with emphasis in women and gender studies, environmental history, memory studies, oral history, public history, and much more. In addition, they are devoted to approaching their classes and research through a global perspective, preparing students for life in the 21st century. As a program in the Division of Social Science and Education, the History Program serves students across the campus. For instance, three of the four classes approved for Government credit (a legislative requirement for all college students) are offered in this program: US to 1865, US from 1865, and Wyoming History. All courses offered in this program help students achieve the five goals for student success: communicate competently, retrieve information, see issues from multiple perspectives, think critically, analyze, and solve problems, and develop life skills. This program prepares students for pursuing bachelor degrees in history, secondary education, museum studies, public history, and more. Students who earn a degree in history, open the door to a variety of career opportunities. For more information, on what you can do with a history degree, visit the American Historical Association’s “Careers for History Majors.”
 

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

4

STAT 2070STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE

4

OR

MATH 1400COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

HIST 1211U.S. TO 1865

3

HIST 1251WYOMING HISTORY

3

OR

HIST 1290HISTORY OF THE US WEST

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • In addition to ENGL 1010, students may be required to also take ENGL 1011 (2 credits) due to placement, adding 2 additional credits to their graduation total.
  • Students may take any foreign language to fulfill this requirement, as long as the 2-year sequence is completed. American Sign Language and Native American Languages are not considered foreign languages.
  • STAT 2010 or 2050 may substitute for STAT 2070. STAT 2070 is the preferred option, but MATH 1400 or higher may fulfill this requirement.
  • Students transferring to the University of Wyoming must take HIST 1251; students transferring outside of Wyoming must take HIST 1290.

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

LABORATORY SCIENCE

4

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

4

APPLIED ARTS ELECTIVE

3

HIST 1221U.S. FROM 1865

3

Total Credit Hours:17

 Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

SOCIAL SCIENCE OR HUMANITIES

3

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

4

ANTH 1300INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY

3

OR

ANTH 1100BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

4

HIST 2290HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS

3

HIST 1320WORLD HISTORY TO 1750

3

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Students may select from many Social Science or Humanities courses to fulfill this requirement; please see your advisor.
  • Please see Foreign Language note under Freshman Year - Fall Semester notes.

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

BUSINESS COURSE

3

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

4

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3

HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

0

WESTERN STUDIES ELECTIVE

3

HIST 1330WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1750

3

Total Credit Hours:14-16
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:
  • Business or Technology elective (1-3 semester hours). BADM 1000, many CMAP courses, ECON 1010 or 1020. See your advisor for details.
  • Foreign Language: see note under Freshman Year - Fall Semester.
  • Social Science elective: students may select a variety of courses under ANTH, CRMJ, PSYC, POLS, and SOC.
  • Western Studies elective: specifically Western History from the following courses: HIST 2030, 2059, 2060, 2080, 2310, 2455, and 2470.

Total Credit Hours: 64