A.A. Degree, Transfer
An Option of Arts & Sciences
Catalog year 2015/2016

Designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions. This option provides the opportunity to acquire knowledge about how people have interacted within societies and between societies in relation to a multitude of disciplinary areas.



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  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement. 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://www.acaff.usmh.usmd.edu/artweb/index.html
Course  Credits
EN 101–English Composition  3
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences Two courses selected from different disciplines
Social & Behavioral Sciences Electives (GenEd course list)   6
Arts & Humanities
Three GenEd courses, one selected from each area: Arts, Humanities, and Communications 9
Biological & Physical Sciences  Two courses, one of which must be a lab course
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 7/8
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues  Choose from 2 categories:
Computer Literacy Elective (GenEd course list)
Interdisciplinary Issues Elective (GenEd course list)
Multicultural Issues & Perspectives Elective (GenEd course list) 6
PE/Health Requirement  1/3
Departmental Requirements  Students should check with an advisor or transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting their courses.
Select two courses from the following: 6
​HI 101–History of Western Civilization
HI 102–History of Western Civilization
HI 201–History of the United States
​HI 202–History of the United States
Select three courses from the following: 9
​HI 204–Twentieth Century History
​HI 205–Contemporary Latin America
​HI 212–Civil War
​HI 213–History of the South
​HI 214–The Civil Rights Movement
​HI 215–Constitutional History of the United States ​
HI 217–African-American History
​ID 220–WWII Through Film
​ID 222–The Sixties
IS 911H–History Honors
Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting their electives.
Total 60

Designed for students who want depth and breadth in studying the Civil War era. This certificate would especially benefit either history majors or those who have a keen interest in a more comprehensive treatment of the Civil War than one course can offer. Included in the certificate are courses addressing a detailed examination of the causes of the war, the war itself, the legacies of the war, and an in-depth research project relating to the war.
Course  Credits
Departmental Requirements 
EN 101–English Composition 3
HI 201–History of the United States to 1865 3
HI 212–Civil War 3
HI 299–History Independent Study (Civil War History)  or
IS 911H– History Honors and
IS 912H–Honors Forum
HI 217– African-American History or
HI 213– History of the South or
HI 215–Constitutional History of the United States
Total 16

History A.A.

Students will be able to:
  1. Graduates will evaluate both primary and secondary sources.
  2. Graduates will apply and properly cite both types of evidence in their written work.
  3. Graduates will employ a formal style of writing and the professional ethics that historians use in their work.
  4. Graduates will use basic research techniques in history.
  5. Graduates will demonstrate a general familiarity with the intellectual, political, economic, social, and cultural history of the United States and Europe.
  6. Graduates will create a thesis statement exploring historical issues.
The Career & Transfer Center has a variety of print and electronic resources available to help with transfer planning. ARTSYS, a computerized articulation system created especially to help community college students transfer to Maryland four-year institutions is available, as well as College Source and College Board. College Source also allows students to view college catalogs from across the nation. For more information, visit the Career & Transfer Center, Enrollment Services Building, J-201, 301.846.2594.