2018-2019 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

HIST 1211U.S. TO 1865

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

SPAN 1010FIRST YEAR SPANISH I

4

MATH 1400COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

APPROVED COMPUTER COURSE

1

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:15

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • SPAN 1010 can be replaced with other Foreign Language courses, based on availability of 2 year sequence. 
  • Approved Computer Course can be fulfilled by Excel Basics (CMAP 1530) or Digital Design Publishing (CMAP 1885).
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    HIST 1221U.S. FROM 1865

    3

    HIST 1251WYOMING HISTORY

    3

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    SPAN 1020FIRST YEAR SPANISH II

    4

    APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    Total Credit Hours:17

     Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • SPAN 1020 can be replaced with other Foreign Language courses, based on availability of 2 year sequence.
  • Approved Science Course can be fulfilled by Physical Geology (GEOL 1100) or General Biology (BIOL 1010).
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    HIST 1320WORLD HISTORY TO 1750

    3

    SPAN 2030SECOND YEAR SPANISH I

    4

    ANTH 1300INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY

    3

    MAJOR AREA COURSES

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    3

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • See content advisor to determine appropriate Major Area Course.
  • Social Science Course can be fulfilled by Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200), Sociological Principle (SOC 1000), General Psychology (PSYC 1000), or American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000).
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    HIST 1330WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1750

    3

    HIST 2290HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS

    3

    COMM 2010PUBLIC SPEAKING

    3

    SPAN 2040SECOND YEAR SPANISH II

    4

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:16
    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes: 
  • HIST 2290 can be replaced by a History Elective. 
  • Social Science Course can be fulfilled by Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200), Sociological Principle (SOC 1000), General Psychology (PSYC 1000), or American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000).
  • Total Credit Hours: 64