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Awards - History: Transfer Pathway
Title
History: Transfer Pathway 
Award Associate of Arts  
Total Credits for Award 60.00 
Program Description

The History Transfer Pathway AA offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated History bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

*Universities within the Minnesota State System include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; Saint Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

 
Program Learning Outcome #1 Communicate their understanding of peoples and places across time. Course(s) that address this program learning outcome: HIST 1000, HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1100, HIST 1110, HIST 1200, HIST 1210, HIST 1300, HIST 1310, HIST 2001 and HIST 2002 
Program Learning Outcome #2 Create connections between themselves and people in the past. Course(s) that address this program learning outcome: HIST 1000, HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1100, HIST 1110, HIST 1200, HIST 1210, HIST 1300, HIST 1310, HIST 2001 and HIST 2002  
Program Learning Outcome #3 Evaluate the usefulness of primary sources. Course(s) that address this program learning outcome: HIST 1000, HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1100, HIST 1110, HIST 1200, HIST 1210, HIST 1300, HIST 1310, HIST 2001 and HIST 2002 
Program Learning Outcome #4 Compare and contrast the arguments of secondary sources. Course(s) that address this program learning outcome: HIST 1000, HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1100, HIST 1110, HIST 1200, HIST 1210, HIST 1300, HIST 1310, HIST 2001 and HIST 2002 

Course Requirements: First Semester

History Transfer Pathway Associate of Arts Degree

As governed by MCTC Policy 3.05 and 3.09, students seeking an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from MCTC must successfully complete a total of 60 college-level credits as outlined below.

MnTC Requirements: 40 Credits

Students must successfully complete a total of 40 credits of coursework in all MnTC goal areas as follows:

See Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum Competencies for the list of eligible courses. One course may meet more than one MnTC Goal Area; however, credits may only be counted once.

All students pursuing this degree should work closely with their advisor and consult with the intended transfer institution to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives.

History Core Course

Requirement

 A total of four History courses are required to complete the History Transfer Pathway. At least one of which has to be HIST 1100 or HIST 1110.

 HIST 1100: American History to 1865: Subjugation and Rebellion

 OR

 HIST 1110: American History from 1865: Empire and Resistance

 OR

 HIST 1000: World History to 1500

 Or

 HIST 1010: World History Since 1500

 OR

 HIST 1200: European History to 1500: Ancient Greece and Rome to Medieval Europe

 OR

 HIST 1210: European History Since 1500: The Age of Global Contact to Present

MnTC GOAL AREA

REQUIREMENT

 MnTC Goal Area 1: Written and Oral Communication

 A minimum of 9 credits, which must include ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110, ENGL 1111, as well as an eligible communication Studies (CMST) course

 MnTC Goal Area 2: Critical Thinking

 Any course from MnTC Goal Area 2 or Completion of all other MnTC Goal Areas and 40 MnTC credits. INFS 1000 satisfies this requirement

 MnTC Goal Area 3: Natural Sciences

 MnTC Goal Area 3: A minimum of two courses in different disciplines, one course must have a traditional lab and the other course must have a traditional lab –or- lab-like experience.

 *MnTC Goal Area 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning

 A minimum of one course totaling 3 credits

 *MATH 1090 or MATH 1140 or MATH 1150 are recommended or MATH 1110 for Social Science Education majors or choose any MnTC Goal Area 4 course

 **MnTC Goal Area 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

 A minimum of three courses, in three different disciplines totaling 9 credits

 One of the required history courses satisfy one of the required disciplines. Choose two additional disciplines that meet MnTC Goal area 5.

 **MnTC Goal Area 6: Humanities and Fine Arts

 A minimum of three courses, in three different disciplines totaling 9 credits

 MnTC Goal Area 7: Human Diversity

 A minimum of one course

 MnTC Goal Area 8: Global Perspective

 A minimum of one course

 MnTC Goal Area 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

 A minimum of one course:

 MnTC Goal Area 10: People and the Environment

 A minimum of one course

 Additional Required Coursework:

 Health Course

 Choose courses from any of the HLTH offerings, a total of two credits is required

 Physical Education Course

 Choose courses from any of the PHED offerings, a total of one credit is required

 Information Studies

 INFS 1000 (meets MnTC Goal Area 2)

 ***Elective Credits

 *The number of elective credits will vary depending on the number of MnTC and required coursework credits a student takes.

 TOTAL CREDITS:

 60.00

Completion Requirements for the History Transfer Pathway: Students seeking an A.A. degree must complete ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110 and the Information Literacy requirement within their first 24 college-level credits (those courses are numbered 1000 or above).  It is recommended that students take ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110 and INFS in the same semester or take ENGL 1111 and INFS 1000 during the same term.

One course may meet more than one MnTC Goal Area; however, credits may only be counted once.

The total credits for each semester will vary depending on which Math, and Science courses are selected to complete the History Transfer pathway. Students need to complete the entire 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) as well as elective credits to reach 60 credits for the History: Transfer Pathway degree.

* MnTC Goal Area 3: Students must complete a minimum of two courses in two different disciplines, one course must have a traditional lab and the other course must have a traditional lab-or-lab-like experience from MnTC Goal Area 3.

*MnTC Goal Area 4 all students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor and intended transfer institution to ensure proper selection of MnTC Goal Area 4 coursework for transfer.

**To complete the History: Transfer Pathway degree students must complete at least three courses from three different disciplines in MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 6.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor and consult with the intended transfer institution to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework. Your advisor will assist you in choosing courses that will help you progress toward successful completion of your declared major.