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Liberal Arts:  History Concentration

Day/Evening Program

liberal artsThe study of history is essential because it equips students with the historical perspective and the analytic skills needed to assess the complex issues facing today's society.  All history courses at Nashua Community College are designed to accomplish three goals:

  • To provide students with knowledge of the past so they will have an historical context for making informed decisions about contemporary issues.
  • To cultivate essential analytical and communication skills.
  • To demonstrate the relevance of history in the lives of today's students.

For those students who intend to continue their study of history at a four-year college or university, the Liberal Arts (transfer degree) with a concentration in History offers the first two years of bachelor of arts degree with a major in history.  The Liberal Arts Degree with a Concentration in History may be especially appropriate for students who plan to pursue careers in the fields of education, government, historic preservation, public history or law.

An academic advisor will work with each student to design a specific program of courses that best meets the needs of the student.  An early decision by a student as to the four-year college/university to which he/she plans to transfer will make the advising process more effective.

Please Note:  Students should understand the history requirement expected by the four-year college to which they plan to transfer.  For example, some institutions require two semesters of US history and two semesters of Western Civilization while others may be more flexible.  Students should be clear as to the world language requirement expected by the four-year college to which they plan to transfer.  Some institutions require intermediate level - two years of study - in one world language.  A minimum of 64 credits must be earned in the required categories to complete the program of studies.  A minimum of 16 credits must be earned at Nashua Community College, and 8 of those 16 credits must be earned in courses a the 200 level.

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS IN LIBERAL ARTS - HISTORY CONCENTRATION
FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
BCPN101 Computer Technology and Applications 2 2 3
ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
HISN101 Western Civilization from Ancient Times to 1700 3 0 3
MTNH106 Statistics I 4 0 4
General Education:  Group G Elective 3 0 3
        17
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
ENGNxxx English Elective** (English Electives List) 3 0 3
HISN102 Western Civilization from 1600 to the present 3 0 3
GEON110 World Regional Geography - OR - 3 0 3
GEON130 Human Geography 3 0 3
General Education:  Group E Elective* 3/4 0 3/4
General Education:  Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
        15/16
SECOND YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
ECON201 Microeconomics - OR - 3 0 3
ECON202 Macroeconomics 3 0 3
POLN101 Introduction to Political Science - OR - 3 0 3
POLN102 American Government and Politics 3 0 3
HISN140 United States History from the Colonial Era to Reconstruction - OR - 3 0 3
HISNxxx History Elective 3 0 3
General Education:  Group B Elective 3 2 4
General Education:  Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
        16
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
HISN141 United States History Since Reconstruction - OR - 3 0 3
HISNxxx History Elective 3 0 3
HISN285 Introduction to Historical Research Methods 3 0 3
General Education:  Group C Elective 3 0 3
General Education:  Group B Elective 3 2 4
XXXXxxx Open Elective 3 0 3
        16

Minimum 64 Credits

A minimum of 16 credits must be earned at Nashua Community College, and 8 of those 16 credits must be earned in courses at the 200 level.
* MTHN103 does not meet this requirement.
** Recommended courses include ENGN102, ENGN105, ENGN109.Refer to English Elective List under Liberal Arts: English Concentration.