2010-2011 Catalog 
    
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2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History


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Students wanting to major in history may have a choice of earning a B.A. or a B.S. degree, depending on the school they attend. History majors normally pursue a B.A. degree, but students should consult their advisers on the differences between degrees. A history major may also pursue a program leading to state certification as high school (6-12) history teachers. To transfer as a junior, students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Community and junior college students seeking a bachelor’s degree in history are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree before transferring.

The following list of courses is designed for students choosing to begin their college career at one Illinois school and later transfer to another.

Illinois Articulation Initiative Recommendations


Joliet Junior College participates in the IAI majors panels for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees to help students transfer major courses to an Illinois college or university that participates in IAI. Transferability of major courses is still dependent upon the transfer institution accepting the courses as major courses. An updated list of courses is available at www.itransfer.org/iai/majors and www.itransfer.org/iai/articulationTables. Students should also check the transferability of courses through u.select (formerly known as CAS), which can be found at www.itransfer.org/uselect. Always consult the four-year college or university to which you plan to transfer and work with a counselor or an adviser at JJC. Note that students do not graduate with a transfer major from a community college but rather the community college prepares students to have the flexibility to transfer and to choose a major from a number of different areas. Students must be responsible to seek  information to make good curriculum choices. Students should recognize that, even though they may be admitted to a four-year transfer institution, they may need to meet that institution’s separate requirements to be admitted into a particular major.

History Requirements


History Core Requirements


Since schools divide historical periods differently across courses, students should complete course sequences at the same school.

Recommended


  • Competency through the second, third, or fourth semester of a single foreign language is required for the B.A. degree in history in some schools and for all majors in the College of Arts and Sciences at other schools. Ask about the language requirement of the schools you are considering, and complete the required foreign language courses before transfer. In general, two years of foreign language study in high school will substitute for two semesters in college. (0-12 Semester Hours)
  • Students who have decided upon a minor field are encouraged to complete one or more courses in the minor. Students planning to seek high school (6-12) teacher certification are encouraged to complete one or more professional education courses. Students should select courses in consultation with an education adviser, if the minor is education.
  • As disciplines within the history major are writing intensive, students pursuing the major may want to consider taking history courses which have a significant writing requirement (approximately 15 pages in total of writing). This will assist students with requirements as they work toward their bachelor’s degrees at universities.

Total Semester Hours: 12-24 Semester Hours


IAI General Education Recommendations


II. Social and Behavioral Sciences: 9 Semester Hours


Select courses from at least two different areas from IAI Social/Behavioral Sciences.

III. Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 Semester Hours


Select one course from IAI Humanities and one course from IAI Fine Arts and one course from either IAI Humanities or Fine Arts.

IV. Physical and Life Sciences: 7-8 Semester Hours


Select one course from Physical Sciences. Select one course from Life Sciences. Select at least one laboratory course.

V. Mathematics: 3-6 Semester Hours


Select one or two courses.

Total Semester Hours: 37-41 Semester Hours


Other Transfer Electives: 0-15 Semester Hours


Total Minimum Degree Requirement: 64 Credit Hours


(A.A. or A.S. degree depending on general education courses)

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