History Pathway

The Associate of Arts/Science

Contact Information

Dr. Lawrence Gundersen
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50408
lgundersen@jscc.edu

Program and Career Description

The history courses offered at JSCC are concerned primarily with objectively understanding the human past, the world's civilizations, our American heritage, and the history of Tennessee. A study of history produces an educated citizenry capable of understanding today's increasingly complex global interaction. Careers in which a history degree is beneficial are numerous. Students completing a bachelor's degree in history may seek careers as writers, in film, in secondary education, and as politicians. Students completing a master’s degree or higher in history may seek careers in higher education.

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Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II
ART 1030 Art Appreciation
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2111 American Lit: Pre-Colonial - 1865
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 British Lit: 1785 - Present
ENGL 2310 World Lit: Beginnings - 1650
ENGL 2320 World Lit: 1650 - Present
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose TWO Social and Behavioral Science Courses
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics
ECON 2020 Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2010 State and Local Government
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

History Requirement
HIST 2010 Survey of American History I
HIST 2020 Survey of American History II

Choose TWO Natural Science Courses
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
PSCI 1010 Survey of Physical Science I
PSCI 1020 Survey of Physical Science II

Choose ONE Mathematics Course
MATH 1010 Math for Liberal Arts
MATH 1530 Statistics and Probability
MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics
MATH 1710 Precalculus I
MATH 1720 Precalculus II (Trigonometry)
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus
MATH 1910 Calculus I

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.A.
Complete One (1) of the following HIST sequences:
HIST 1010 Survey of Western Civilization I & HIST 1020 Survey of Western Civilization II or
HIST 1110 Survey of World Civilizations I & HIST 1120 Survey of World Civilizations II or
HIST 1210 Survey of World History I & HIST 1220 Survey of World History II
One (1) History elective (3 credits)
SPAN 1010 and 1020 Spanish I and II or
FREN 1010 and 1020 French I and II
Four (4) hours of general electives

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.S.
Complete One (1) of the following HIST sequences:
HIST 1010 Survey of Western Civilization I & HIST 1020 Survey of Western Civilization II or
HIST 1110 Survey of World Civilizations I & HIST 1120 Survey of World Civilizations II or
HIST 1210 Survey of World History I & HIST 1220 Survey of World History II
One (1) History elective (3 credits)
Ten (10) hours of general electives

The Associate of Arts/Science: History requires 60 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.