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History, World Transfer AA

Last updated 5/28/2014

Associate in Arts Code 1010

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
Mark Esposito, 309-796-5427, espositom@bhc.edu
Jay Pearce, 309-796-5412, pearcej@bhc.edu
James Larrabee, 309-796-5634, larrabeej@bhc.edu
East Campus
Vashti Berry, 309-854-1711, berryv@bhc.edu


Students planning to major in history at a four-year institution should follow the Black Hawk College Associate in Arts curriculum. The completion of the course of study outlined will satisfy graduation requirements of Black Hawk College. Since universities may require specific courses for a history major, students should contact an advisor on the history/political science faculty.

This program provides a broad perspective on the human condition and skills essential to any educated person. Students will study the growth and development, triumphs and tribulations of the human race over the last five thousand years. Students may specialize in American or European history. Whichever choice is made, students should emerge from the program with a much better understanding of how earlier generations created and shaped the civilizations and societies in which we live today. Students who complete this program will have a solid foundation upon which to build a history major at a four-year school.

All history courses at Black Hawk College have significant reading and writing components. Successful completion of these courses requires students to demonstrate college-level abilities in these skill areas.

Students who complete a degree in history may be employed as teachers, college professors, museum workers, archivists, public officials, government employees, corporation executives, etc.

History, World Transfer AA
Associate in Arts Code 1010
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)

First Semester
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
POLS 191 — Introduction to Political Science (3)
HIST 125 — Western Civilization I (3)
Physical Science (3-4)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communications (3)

Second Semester
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
HIST 127 — Western Civilization II (3)
1Fine Arts (3)
Life Science (3-4)
2Social & Behavioral Science (3)

Third Semester
HIST 141 — History of Asia I (3)
Mathematics (3)
2Social and Behavioral Science (3)
3Electives (7-8)

Fourth Semester
HIST 105 — History of the United States to 1877  or  (3)
HIST 106 — History of the United States From 1877
Mathematics  or  Computer Science (3)
HIST 142 — History of Asia II (3)
POLS 262 — Introduction to Comparative Government: Non-European (3)
Electives (4)

Minimum total hours required for degree (64)

1Suggested: ART 100, 282
2Suggested: ARCH 203; POLS 122, 261
3Suggested: PHIL 101 or 103

Courses for this program include: »

ARCH 203 Introduction to Archaeology
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Introduces concepts, principles, and methods used to reconstruct cultural history and prehistory. Explores sequences of cultural development that have been learned through archeological analysis. IAI: S1 903

ART 100 Art Appreciation
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Introduction of the world of fine and applied arts. Great works of art are examined as expressions of a culture, a historical period, the creative personality, and process of making art. IAI: F2 900

ART 282 History of Art
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Open to all students. Survey of the great works of architecture, painting, and sculpture from the Renaissance into the twentieth century. The historical development of modern Western art traditions is emphasized. IAI: F2 902

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

HIST 105 History of the United States to 1877
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Surveys the history of the United States from the discovery of America through 1865, including settlement and westward expansion, the development of the American government, the growth of the American economy, the evolution of an American style of life and thought, and the development of sectionalism culminating in the Civil War. IAI: S2 900

HIST 106 History of the United States Since 1877
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: HIST 105 not required for enrollment.
Examines history of the United States from close of the Civil War through the present, including the rise of the U.S. as a major world power, the continued growth and development of the federal government, efforts to improve the status of minorities and women, the growth of the economy, and the changing pattern of American life. IAI: S2 901

HIST 125 Western Civilization I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Surveys the foundations of Western civilization in the ancient near east and the Greco-Roman world, and traces the transmission of ideas from these early cultures to the Medieval world, from the first feudal monarchies to the Protestant Reformation. Among the cultures studied are those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, North Africa, the Middle East and Europe. IAI: H2 901

HIST 127 Western Civilization II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: HIST 125 not required for enrollment.
Surveys expansion of Western civilization since the 17th century. Examines the age of kings, the French Revolution and Napoleon, the development of nationalism and industrialism, and the rising tide of violence in the 20th century. Particular emphasis is given to the spread of Western ideas and institutions throughout the world. IAI: H2 902

HIST 141 History of Asia I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Surveys the foundations of Eastern civilization beginning with its origins in the River Valleys of India and China. Particular emphasis is given to the development of major Asian societies, noting the creation of stable political and economic systems, and the stimulation of significant cultural achievements. Among the cultures studied are those of India, China, and Japan. IAI: S2 908N

HIST 142 History of Asia II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Surveys the continued development of Eastern civilization in the modern period, noting not only the richness of its cultural achievements, but also the impact of and the responses to the Western imperial presence. Particular emphasis is given to the gradual transformation of Asian societies and the variety of influences which led to political independence in the 20th century. Among the cultures studied are those of India, China, and Japan. IAI: S2 909N

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate COMPASS score or ENG 091 or REA 098 “C” or better.
Some of the basic problems of philosophy. A consideration of the great philosophical systems dating from Socrates to the present. IAI: H4 900

PHIL 103 Ethics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate COMPASS score or ENG 091 or REA 098 “C” or better.
Presents an introduction to the moral problems of society with an emphasis on concepts and systems. IAI: H4 904

POLS 122 American National Government
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Examines the development and operation of the U.S. national system of government; evolution of the Constitution; the organization, powers, and functions of the three branches of government; the practice and limitations of American politics; and the interrelationships with state and local governments. IAI: S5 900

POLS 191 Introduction to Political Science
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Introduction to the academic discipline of political science that focuses attention on the nature and scope of political science, the political process, political theories, and the interrelationships of various elements of a political system. IAI: S5 903

POLS 261 Intro to Comparative Govt: European
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Comparative analysis of selected European governmental systems emphasizing the similarities and differences between the selected European governments and the government of the United States. IAI: S5 905

POLS 262 Intro to Comparative Govt: Non-European
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Comparative analysis of the governmental systems of various non-western nation-states with emphasis on the similarities and differences between the selected governments and the government of the United States.
IAI: S5 906N

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900