History - Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT)

Description

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree with a focus in history is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in history. The history discipline illuminates and analyzes the human past through primary and secondary evidence. History majors and minors learn to think with rigor, to write with clarity and precision, to research, organize, and assess evidence and to interpret complex information. History majors develop a foundational skills that lead to careers in education, government, international work, marketing, public relations, non-profit, business, journalism, museum work, and law.

Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Please see the General Education page for statewide general education student learning outcomes.

Entrance Requirements

While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
General Education/Foundational
Health:
Choose 3 credits 13
Mathematics:
Choose one course4
Oral Communication:
Choose one course3-4
Writing:
WR 121Academic Composition4
WR 122Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition4
or WR 227 Technical Writing
General Education/Discipline studies
Cultural Literacy:
One course from the following categories must be designated as cultural literacy on the Discipline Studies list (credits count once).
Arts and Letters:
Choose three courses from at least two prefixes9-12
Social Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes 212-16
Science/Math/Computer Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes including at least three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science12-20
Electives
Choose any course numbered 100 or above that brings the total credits to 90 quarter hours. This may include up to 12 credits of Career and Technical Education courses designated by COCC as acceptable. 339
Total Credits90-106

Advising Notes

Students pursuing a bachelor of arts after transfer should consider completing to the third term of a 200-level language course. The 100-level language courses will count as electives. The 200-level language courses will partially fulfill the arts and letters requirement. For specific details, speak with an advisor.

Oregon public universities that offer a bachelor’s degree in history include Eastern Oregon University, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, University of Oregon, and Western Oregon University. Most of Oregon’s private universities also offer four-year degrees in history.

Oregon State University-Cascades offers related majors in American Studies, Social Science, and Liberal Studies, a minor in Art History, and a Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:
    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
    • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First TermCredits
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Mathematics:4
Oral Communication:3-4
WR 121Academic Composition4
 Credits14-16
Second Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Elective4
Health (3 credits with HHP or HHPA prefix)3
WR 122
Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition
Technical Writing
4
 Credits17-19
Third Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science 3-5
Discipline Studies Social Science 3-4
Elective4
 Credits13-17
Fourth Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science3-5
Discipline Studies Social Science 3-4
Elective4
Elective4
 Credits14-17
Fifth Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science3-5
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Elective4
Elective4
 Credits14-17
Sixth Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science3-5
Elective3
Elective4
Elective4
Elective4
 Credits18-20
 Total Credits90-106

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