History

Program updates are in progress, please refer to the 2016-2017 course catalog (PDF) for program information.


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Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts degree in history is designed to prepare students for advancement toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year educational institution. By successfully completing the following curriculum, students are prepared to enter the University of Wyoming as juniors. A degree in history offers a solid liberal arts education, thereby preparing students for academic advancement in program areas other than history. Students should consult with an advisor in order to ensure that courses are appropriate and transferable. A major in history opens career possibilities in such areas as historical and archival research, museology, and historic site restoration and interpretation. A number of state and federal agencies employ historians in order to collect, preserve, record, interpret, and display elements of this country's heritage. Advanced degrees are usually prerequisites for these types of positions. An extensive background in history is also a must for many secondary social studies teachers.

All History students need to meet with their faculty advisor in order to discuss the opportunities that exist in History and choose a path that is appropriate to their goals. Students interested in pursuing a concentration or a degree in History are encouraged to consult with the History faculty concerning course sequencing.

Program Articulation

This program is articulated with the University of Wyoming. Any deviations from the prescribed course list will not articulate.

Digital History Concentration

The Digital History Concentration provides students with a variety of new media tools to communicate historical information and interpretation. Students learn techniques of web design, data processing, and utilizing geographic information systems to build the skills necessary to work in the fields of Public History and Museum Studies.

Religious Studies Concentration

The Religious Studies Concentration provides students with the opportunity to take a range of courses in the academic study of religions. Religious studies courses serve not only as core courses within the History Associate of Arts degree programs, but also may be applied toward meeting social sciences and humanities general education requirements.

Cost of Attendance

For general college expense, students can view LCCC’s tuition and fees Web page. There are generally no additional program-specific costs associated with the History Program.