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Students of Lenoir Community College’s Associate of Arts degree program can use the foundational education to gain a deeper understanding of past events with the concentration in history. The Associate of Arts degree program introduces students to the core concepts of higher education with the basic courses in fine arts, humanities, the natural and social sciences, literature and mathematics. These will be combined with the student’s choice of electives of topics related to history. Student pursuing an associate degree in history normally are gaining the foundational education for higher degree acquisition at a bachelor or masters level for teaching purposes.
The field of education is constantly in need of well-trained and educated individuals to teach an impressionable younger student body the core fundamentals in academics. Students in the history degree program may use the curriculum to satisfy entry-level requirements as student teachers, teacher assistants, and substitute teachers in a variety of learning institutions. The history program is comprised of 65 semester credit hours and introduces students to the study of past events, as well as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of the documented facts about the events related to cosmic, geologic and organic history, and the study of early humans and their societies.
The study of previous cultures is an imperative topic applicable in many environments and industries beyond the classroom; students who complete the associate history program may qualify for immediate entry into positions of researcher in psychology or sociology fields. History can be defined as a social science, an art, and a mathematical collection of data. Graduates should be able to supplement previous educations and experiences with the formal academic designation earned from the associate degree program to foster lifelong learning, develop on existing skills, introduce new practices and ensuring current innovations are being applied.
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