History Sample Transfer Plan

History Sample Transfer Plan at Harper College

Transfer to a four-year university to study history

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  • History

Earn your Associate in Arts degree and transfer to a four-year institution to study history. You’ll take core classes along with courses in American, Latin American, Chinese and Middle Eastern history.

Harper College is an ideal place to study history. Course offerings cover the globe and will give you an understanding of and appreciation for the major events that shaped the world we live in today. All classes are taught by knowledgeable instructors who are highly skilled in the field of history.

This program is a convenient and affordable way to begin your college education by earning the first two years of your bachelor’s degree. Academic advisors will help you choose courses that meet the specific requirements of the four-year college or university you plan to attend.

Sample transfer plan

This sample transfer planning guide meets the requirements of the Associate in Arts degree and follows the Illinois Articulation Initiative history baccalaureate major recommendations. Students choosing to follow this sample plan need to choose the major of Associate in Arts if needing financial aid. Transfer institution requirements may vary - students should check individual college/university requirements before completing the sample plan as outlined. Baccalaureate admission may be competitive. Completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission.

FIRST SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
ENG 101 3

Description: Emphasizes the writing of expository prose. Introduction to the critical reading of nonfiction prose. IAI C1 900

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better. Other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf ESL students need one of the following options: ESL 073 and ESL 074 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 086 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 099 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 with required writing placement test score; or ESL 074 with required reading placement test score.

FYS 101 3

Description: Focuses on developing critical thinking and information literacy skills to make better-informed decisions regarding college and career planning. Special emphasis is given to the questions, methods, and career and college options relating to an area of academic or thematic interest. Additional information about material to be covered will be available with pre-registration materials each time that the course is offered.

HST 111 or

Description: Survey of the American experience through the pre-revolutionary period, the expansion westward and the Civil War. Special stress is placed upon the social, economic, cultural, political and constitutional development of the United States. IAI S2 900

HST 112 or

Description: Surveys the end of Reconstruction to the present, with primary stress on political and economic development. Also includes social, intellectual, and cultural phases, expanded role of government in national affairs and the participation of the United States in international relations. IAI S2 901

HST 121 + 3

Description: Surveys the political and constitutional history of the principal Latin American nations. The course will cover movements leading to independence and social and economic events which are pertinent to relationships with the United States. IAI S2 920N

Mathematics1 3
Humanities and Fine Arts2 3

SECOND SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
ENG 102 3

Description: Continues ENG 101. Reading literature and writing of various types of prose. Introduces methods used in writing investigative papers. IAI C1 901R

Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor or department chair.

HST 141 or

Description: Stresses political, social, cultural, economic, and technological developments from prehistoric times and concludes with the last manifestation of essentially medieval ideology,i.e., the Protestant Reformation. IAI S2 902

HST 142 4

Description: Continues HST 141. Commences with the emergence of modern times, i.e., the development of royal absolutism and the beginnings of the modern nation state and concludes with the 20th century and the modern world. IAI S2 903

Physical and Life Science3 3
Social and Behavioral Science4 3
SPE 101 3

Description: Theory and practice of oral communications. Development of poise, confidence and skill in speech organization and delivery. Emphasis on frequent speaking, development of standards of criticism and selection and organization of material. IAI C2 900

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
HST 241 + or

Description: Surveys the history of China from prehistory to the end of the Ming Dynasty. Major emphasis is placed on the evolution and growth of the Imperial system and forces that shaped its continuation and growth. IAI S2 920N

HST 242 + or

Description: Surveys the history of China from 1644, the Ching Dynasty, to the present. The content will stress the evolution of China from a period of strength and unity to one of disunity and change during the revolutionary times of 1911-1949. Special emphasis will be placed on the establishment of the Communist government in 1949 to the present. Economic modernization, role of foreigners and cultural advancements will also be highlighted. IAI S2 920N

HST 243 + 3

Description: Studies history of East Asia since 1800. The traditional cultures of China and Japan, the Western impact and the Asian response will be covered. IAI S2 920N

Humanities and Fine Arts2 3
Physical and Life Science3 4
Social and Behavioral Science4 3

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
HST 231 + or

Description: Surveys the Ancient Near East and Middle East from its origins in Ancient Summer up to 1453. Emphasis will be placed on social, political, economic, religious and military institutions. The process of change and broad continuities will be examined in relationship to the historical evolution and growth of the region. IAI S2 920N

HST 232 + or

Description: Surveys the history of the Middle East from 1453 to the present. Emphasis is placed on social, political, economic, religious, and military institutions that shape the region. The establishment of colonial rule is highlighted along with the struggle for independence, modernization and development. IAI S2 920N

HST 245 + 3

Description: Surveys the history of the world from 1945 to the present with major emphasis on historical issues and events that have global impact. IAI S2 913N

Humanities and Fine Arts2 3
Major Discipline and Transfer Electives5 6
Social and Behavioral Science4 3

+ - This course meets the World Culture and Diversity graduation requirement.

1 - Refer to the Associate in Arts degree for approved courses in this category.

2 - Select at least one course from Humanities and one from Fine Arts. Interdisciplinary courses may count in either category. Refer to the Associate in Arts degree for approved courses in this category.

3 - Select one Physical and one Life Science course. At least one must include a lab. Refer to the Associate in Arts degree for approved courses in this category.

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Next steps

For more information about studying history at Harper College, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, or submit a request information form. You can also apply online.