The Associate in Arts Degree in History & Political Science has been developed to provide the first two years of preparation for a student wishing to complete a bachelor degree with a major in history or political science.
The Liberal Arts Degree in History and Political Science may be especially appropriate for students who plan to pursue careers in the fields of education, government, historic preservation, public history, or law. Students are encouraged to work closely with their academic advisor while at NCC. An early decision by a student as to the four-year college/university to which he/she plans to transfer will make the advising process more effective.
Upon the completion of the degree in History & Political Science, graduates will be able to:
- Utilize knowledge of historical trends, political institutions and processes to evaluate contemporary problems/issues.
- Practice collaborative skills that prepare individuals to engage in the democratic process.
- Employ the historical method of inquiry as a problem solving tool.
- Identify frame of reference and context when evaluating evidence.
- Differentiate between facts and interpretations.
- Synthesize multiple perspectives when problem solving.
- Support hypotheses with credible evidence.
- Communicate hypotheses effectively both orally and in writing.
- Cite sources using the Chicago Manual of Style.
In addition, the graduate will be able to demonstrate competency in the general education outcomes.
A minimum of 60 credits must be earned in the required categories to complete the program of studies. A minimum of 15 credits must be earned at Nashua Community College, and 8 of those 15 credits must be earned
in courses at the 200 level