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Professor and Students in classThis is a suggested four-semester plan, although individuals may choose or need to complete program requirements in a different order. The intent is to allow students to complete their degree in four semesters. This program contains the general education requirements mandated by the Kansas Board of Regents for transfer to all Kansas Regents universities.

ICC’s Associate of Social Sciences degree prepares graduates with the foundation they need in order to transfer as juniors into a Baccalaureate program at a college or university. 

To inquire about studying history at ICC, please contact ICC's Professor of History, Isaias McCaffery, Ph.D., at 620-332-5438 / 

History (HIS)
Degree: Associate of Arts

Suggested Four-Semester Plan

Course Title Credit Hours

First Semester:

English Composition I 3
Public Speaking 3
College Algebra or higher math* 3 or 5
General Psychology 3
U.S. History (1023, 1033, or 1043) 3
Arts/Humanities Elective or Wellness** 3 or 1
**If planning to take 10 hours of foreign language as a sophomore, or choosing 5 hours of math, enroll in Wellness.
Term Total 18 or 16

Second Semester:

English Composition II 3
Computer Elective 3
Science Elective* 5
U.S. History (1023, 1033, or 1043) 3
American Government 3
Term Total 17

Third Semester:

Science Elective* 5
Foreign Language Elective* 5
Arts/Humanities Elective (non-History)* 3
History of Early Civilization 3
Introduction to Literature 3
Term Total 19

Fourth Semester:

World Regional Geography 3
Foreign Language 2 or Soc./Behav. Elective* 5 or 3
History of Modern Civilization 3
Introduction to Sociology 3
(Optional if taking a Foreign Language 2)
Arts/Humanities Elective (non-History)* 3
Term Total 17, 15 or 14

Minimum Total Hours: 64

Maximum Total Hours: 67

Arts/Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science electives should, in conjunction with the required courses listed, cover at least three discipline areas as shown on the Graduation Requirement Check Sheet.

*History majors are strongly encouraged to complete a Foreign Language 2 in their fourth semester, because 10 hours of a foreign language is required by virtually every baccalaureate history program. They may choose not to, but must recognize that most transfer colleges will require the class to complete a Bachelor of Arts in History. Interrupted study of a foreign language can result in an erosion of the student’s proficiency, creating greater difficulty when the student finally decides to take their Foreign Language 2. An alternative is to defer the Foreign Language 1 requirement until the 4th semester to maintain continuity of study upon transfer.

Suggested Arts/Humanities Electives include:

  • Art Appreciation
  • Music Appreciation
  • Theatre Appreciation
  • Introduction to Philosophy

Suggested Science Electives include:

  • General Chemistry
  • General Biology
  • Physical Science

Suggested Social/Behavioral Science include:

  • Sociology of Families
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Social Problems

*See Courses that meet General Education Graduation Requirements for a list of courses meeting the science, arts/ humanities, and social/behavioral science requirements.