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2018-2019 Course Catalog 
2018-2019 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Transfer Pathway, AA

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5905
CIP Code: 24.0101

Program Description

The History Transfer Pathway AA degree 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.

Minnesota State universities include:  Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions

Students planning to transfer to a university outside of the Minnesota State system are advised to consult with their intended transfer institution as early as possible to determine transferability of the courses in this Transfer Pathway degree.

Program Requirements

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Total Credits: 10

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3: Natural Sciences

Minimum of 7 credits. Two courses from two different disciplines with at least one traditional lab course.

Total Credits: 7

Goal 4: Math/Logical Reasoning

Minimum of 3 credits. Courses must be numbered between MATH 1025  and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041  

MATH 1025  is recommended unless student will pursue a Social Studies Ed. licensure in which case MATH 1061  is recommended. (Check with Social Studies Ed program.

Total Credits: 3

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum of 18 credits. Courses from three different disciplines.

Total Credits: 18

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum of 9 credits. Three courses, at least ONE of which must be a literature course, from three different disciplines.

Total Credits: 9

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in each of four Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 and 10 are required.  Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 47

MnTC Elective Requirements (if needed to reach credit total)


Additional Elective Requirements (if needed to reach credit total)

  • Any course(s) numbered 1000 or above  (additional HIST course recommended) Please check with the receiving university to understand how it will transfer; a fourth history course may transfer into the major program in history or it may transfer only as an elective toward the bachelor’s degree.

Total Credits: 9

Additional Requirements

Physical Education/Health
Select 2 credits in PE/HLTH. At least one of which must be an activity course in PE.

  • PE Activity Course (any course PE 1004-PE 1075) Credits: 1
  • PE/HLTH Physical Education/Health (any course PE 1004-PE 1075; HLTH 1001-HLTH 1075 if needed)

Total Credits: 2

Student Success

Total Credits: 2

Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

This transfer pathway degree is designed to transfer to the following Minnesota State university designated baccalaureate degree majors. This information is subject to change. Refer to the Century College program webpage, transfer university websites, and Transferology for current information. Contact your Century academic advisor/counselor for more details and assistance.

Bemidji State University:


Metropolitan State University:

  • History, BA

Minnesota State University, Mankato:


Minnesota State University, Moorhead:    


Southwest Minnesota State University:

  • History, BA

St. Cloud State University:


Winona State University:

  • History, BA

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  1. make use of historical thinking by evaluating the relevance of history to the modern world and to their own lives.
  2. analyze diverse historical materials, distinguishing primary from secondary sources.
  3. demonstrate effective use of historical evidence and methods.
  4. evaluate varied perspectives of human history using knowledge of diverse peoples within their distinctive historical contexts.

Program Contact Information

Robin Bowden 651.779.3455 Room 3453 West

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Semester 1

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Total Credits: 14

Semester 3

Total Credits: 16

Semester 4

Total Credits: 15


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