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History

History is the study of the past and the way the world and humans have changed over time. The study of history at SCC provides a foundation for those wishing to pursue a career in history or social studies, as well as those planning a future in law, business, government, international relations, museums, and historic preservation, among other fields.
 
During their course of study, history students will learn how to interpret factual evidence and understand why things happened as they did. Students will also learn to extrapolate from past events predictions for ongoing conflicts and events. In the 21st century, people of different cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds interact more frequently than they have at any other point in history. Understanding the past helps students contribute to a more harmonious future with productive and positive cross-cultural relations.
 
Students can take history courses in preparation to transfer to a four-year college or university, or for personal or professional enrichment. It is beneficial for those who wish to pursue higher-level degrees or enter the workforce upon graduation with a certificate.

AA-DTA Program Learning Outcomes

Communication Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Create, organize, present, and adapt effective verbal and nonverbal messages to diverse audiences in diverse contexts
2. Explain the active listening process and the skills necessary  to understand verbal and nonverbal information
3. Demonstrate the ability to critically think: summarize, interpret, and evaluate written discourse 
4. Write clear, well-focused and well-organized papers using documentation
5. Select and integrate textual evidence within academic essays
6. Create expository essays using traditional academic forms and standards
7. Appropriately use college-level language skills, i.e., grammar and punctuation

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Recognize a problem and identify the information required to solve it
2. Develop and apply appropriate algebraic models (e.g. numerical, graphical and symbolic) to obtain a solution to the problem
3. Explain the process of reasoning used to arrive at the solution

Humanities Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate, in writing or verbally, awareness that different contexts and/or world views produce different human creations
2. Identify and explain diverse cultural customs, beliefs, traditions, and lifestyles
3. Identify ideologies, practices and contributions that persons of diverse backgrounds bring to our multicultural world
4. Use evidence or sound reasoning to justify a position

Social Sciences Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Describe the methods used for conducting research within the various disciplines of the social sciences
2. Evaluate the credibility of information regarding topics within the social sciences and differentiate between information derived from empirical sources and information derived from opinion, folklore, and/or emotions
3. Identify the impact of social, cultural, historical, political, geographical, and/or religious factors on behavior
4. Express increased engagement and confidence in the ability to apply course material for the purpose of improving self,  relationships,  community, society, and/or the world

Math and Science Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Select, use, or develop an appropriate model including numerical, graphical, or symbolic representations
2. Use evidence or sound reasoning to justify a position or draw conclusions using appropriate terminology and symbolism
3. Demonstrate laboratory skills including making qualitative and quantitative observations about natural systems
4. Ascertain and critically evaluate the interrelationships within complex systems

Health Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Our students will be able to develop an appreciation of  physical activity as a lifelong pursuit and means to better health.
2. Our students will be able to recognize the physical and mental benefits of increased activity.
3. Our students will be able to examine the effects of nutrition, rest and other lifestyle factors that contribute to better health.
4. Our students will be able to demonstrate motor skill performance of various physical activities.
5. Our students will be able to define the various health components of fitness and determine the lifestyle factors for development of physical fitness and training strategies.
6. Our students will be able to identify common health and fitness myths and trends involved with the evolving nature of physical education. 
7. Our students will be able to utilize physical activity as a tool to manage stress.

Associate in Arts (AA) is the community college degree designed to transfer to most bachelor's of arts degrees at all public and many private Washington four-year institutions. A candidate for the AA-DTA degree must complete 90 quarter credits in academic courses numbered 100 and above with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and meet specific distribution requirements.

Breaking Ground on Your Pathway


Prepare for College-level Math

Math placement is required for this program. If your math placement is below MATH& 146, you’ll need to take the following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into:
AE 48 → MATH 87 → MATH 88 → MATH& 146

Prepare for College-level English

English placement is required for this program. If your English placement is below ENGL& 101, you’ll need to take following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into:
AE 36 → AE 46 and 47 (taken together) → AE 67 → ENGL 99 → ENGL& 101 → ENGL& 102

Plan Your Courses

Meet with our counselors to customize this plan just for you. You can also search the quarterly schedule for class days and times.

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Total Program Credits: 93


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL&101
English Composition I  
5
GUID 102
Strategies for Success  
3
HIST&136
US History 1  
5
MATH&146
Introduction to Statistics  
5
Total Credits
 
18

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL&102
Composition II  
5
 
Humanities Electives   1
5
 
Lab Science   11
5
Total Credits
 
15
Lab Science: Choose 5 credits Lab Science: Choose 5 credits  
ASTR&101
Intro to Astronomy  
5
ENVS&101
Intro to Env Science  
5
GEOL&101
Intro Physical Geology  
5
PHYS 100
Introductory Physics  
5

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
HIST&137
US History 2  
5
 
Humanities Group B or C Electives   2
5
 
Social Science Group A Electives   10
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
HIST 105
Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues  
5
 
Foreign Language 1 Electives   3
5
 
Science Electives   4
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
 
Foreign Language 2 Electives   6
5
 
Health/PE Group A Electives   7
3
 
Health/PE Group B Electives   8
2
 
History 1 Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
15
HIST 105
Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues  
5
HIST 106
World History to 1500  
5
HIST 107
World History since 1500  
5
HIST&116
Western Civilization I  
5
HIST&117
Western Civilization II  
5
HIST&118
Western Civilization III  
5
HIST&219
Native American History  
5

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
 
Foreign Language 3 Electives   9
5
 
History 2 Electives  
5
 
Science Electives   4
5
Total Credits
 
15
HIST 105
Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues  
5
HIST 106
World History to 1500  
5
HIST 107
World History since 1500  
5
HIST&116
Western Civilization I  
5
HIST&117
Western Civilization II  
5
HIST&118
Western Civilization III  
5
HIST&214
Pacific NW History  
5
HIST&219
Native American History  
5

1 Any course that fulfills a diversity requirement
2 Any course from Group B or C with a Writing-intensive designation in a discipline not already taken
3 Take SPAN, FREN, or ASL& 121 if you haven’t completed two years of foreign language in high school. Or, take another course from the Humanities Distribution List.
4 Take any ASTR, ENVS, GEOL, PHYS, NUTRI, or OCEA in a subject you haven’t already taken. This can be a lab or non-lab course.
5 Take GEOG, ECON, POLS, or any other course you are interested in
6 Take SPAN, FREN, or ASL & 122 if you haven’t completed two years of foreign language in high school. Or, take any elective.
7 Any 3-credit course from Health/PE Group A
8 Any 2 credit activity course from Group B
9 Take SPAN, FREN, or ASL& 123 if you haven’t completed two years of foreign language in high school. Or, take any elective.
10 Any ANTH, GEOG, or SOC course in Social Sciences Group A
11 Any other Group B lab science is acceptable as well

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Tuition
$ 9,425
$ 11,538
$ 21,349
Books
$ 150
$ 150
$ 150
Course Fees
$ 43
$ 43
$ 43
Institutional Fees
$ 3,212
$ 3,212
$ 3,212
Total Costs
$ 12,830
$ 14,943
$ 24,753

Costs for completing a degree or certificate can vary. For more information about costs, visit our How Much Does it Cost? page.

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Michael Buckley

Department Chair
Michael.Buckley@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-8845

Gwendolyn Cash-James

Dean Arts and Sciences
Gwendolyn.James@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-8883

Erin Smith

Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences
Erin.Smith@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-8016