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Associate of Arts Degree - Emphasis in History

AA Degree - Emphasis in History
Associate of Arts Degree - Emphasis in History

Program Overview

​The Associate of Arts Degree – Emphasis in History provides students with the opportunity to study the narrative of past events as they relate to the human race. They use this knowledge to discuss, write, and educate others regarding the interpretation of the past.

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Arts Degree – Emphasis in History will be prepared to transfer to a baccalaureate program in History.

Program Delivery Methods
Online, hybrid, traditional in-class courses and hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

What You'll Learn

  • An understanding of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures
  • Concepts and principles of the natural sciences, mathematics, history, social and behavioral sciences, arts, and humanities
  • Skills in thinking, communication, and methods of inquiry and applications of knowledge 
  • How to critically examine and develop an appreciation for diverse people, cultures, and life roles
  • Oral and written communication skills to communicate with a wide range of diverse populations 

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

    General Education/MnTC Requirements
    The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf

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    Additional Requirements for AA Degree

    • At least 60 earned college-level credits (40 MnTC credits and 20 additional MnTC, pre-major or elective credits)
    • A grade of “C” or better in ENGL1711
    • Associate of Arts (AA) cumulative GPA of 2.0
    • Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) cumulative GPA of 2.0
    • Meet Saint Paul College residency requirement: 20 credits. This requirement may be reduced to 12 credits with transfer of at least 12 college-level credits from another Minnesota State College and University or the University of Minnesota.​
  • Career Settings

    ​Students who successfully complete the Associate in Arts Degree – Emphasis in History will be prepared to transfer to a baccalaureate program in history. A History degree is also useful preparation for careers in policy studies or the practice of law.​​ With a degree in history you can work in a number of fields within the government and education systems such as: 

    • special collections librarians
    • archivists
    • museum work
    • faculty at secondary and post-secondary institutions
  • Transfer Pathways

    Saint Paul College has a transfer articulation agreement between the following program and post-secondary institution for the baccalaureate degree program listed below. 

    For more information please go to ​www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.​

    ​AA Degree - Emphasis is History

    • ​BA History, Metropolitan State University ​
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  • Program Advisor

    Pathway Advisors are the Academic Advisors for the Associate in Arts degree and are located in the Advising Center, Room 1340, Main Floor. For assistance or additional information, please call our Advising Center at 651.846.1739 or email: advising@saintpaul.edu.​​​

    Program Faculty
    Kurt Kortenhof
    kurt.kortenhof@saintpaul.edu

    Ayesha Shariff
    ayesha.shariff@saintpaul.edu​

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Career Information

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