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History (AA)

Program Details

Allen County Community College offers a Associate of Arts degree in History for students who want to develop an understanding of human society, and the political, social, economic, and cultural dynamics that influence modern society. Students will develop critical and creative thinking and writing skills in order to understand and analyze history and learn how to navigate and evaluate conflicting pieces of information. In addition, students will learn about the contribution of the humanities on history and interpretation of history through critical, historical, and comparative study of texts, practices, and contexts.  

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include sociology, American history to 1865, English composition, public speaking, art appreciation, college algebra, American history from 1865, general psychology, western civilization, American government, macroeconomics, microeconomics, natural science lab, principles of geography, and introduction to computers.

Students completing the program will have demonstrated the necessary educational and professional qualifications in the study of history for careers requiring college degrees, and for future studies in history.  These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to analyze different sources of historical data and create an understanding of historical events; to demonstrate the ability to evaluate conflicting information to create historical insights; to demonstrate the ability to develop encyclopedic knowledge of historical events, individuals, and concepts; and to demonstrate the ability to develop the academic requirements to pursue graduate degrees.


High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

Accreditation & Licensing

The Higher Learning Commission