History Liberal Arts Emphasis

Students studying History will acquire an essential Liberal Arts background preparing them for careers calling for skills in research, analysis, information management, writing, and speaking.

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in History you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Career Opportunities

  • College educator
  • Corporate/organization historian
  • Archivist
  • Public historian

Find employment in the following sectors:

  • Government
  • Business
  • Museums
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Education
  • Legal profession

Check out the American Historical Association for more information on history careers.

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Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for or transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General education course.
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.
Course meets 100% online.
Course meets face-to-face after 5:00pm.

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History Courses
ART-203 Art History I -OR- Course offered online 3 General education course $561.00
ART-204 Art History II Course offered online 3 General education course $561.00
GEO-121 World Regional Geography -OR- Course offered online 3 General education course $561.00
SOC-208 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 General education course $561.00
HIS-117 Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
HIS-118 Western Civilization II: Early Modern -OR- Course offered online 3 General education course $561.00
HIS-119 Western Civilization III: The Modern Period Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
HIS-151 U.S. History to 1877 -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
HIS-152 U.S. History Since 1877 Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
HIS-201 Iowa History -OR- 3 General education course $561.00
HIS-251 U.S. History 1945 to Present Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. -OR- 3 General education course $561.00
HIS-257 African American History -OR- Course offered online 3 General education course $561.00
HIS-277 History of Women in the U.S. Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $561.00

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Faculty Mentor

Patrick Ashwood
Black Hawk Hall 108
319-296-2329 ext.1113
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Student Success Specialist

Christen Everett
Bremer Hall 124
319-296-2329 ext.1223
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Administrative Assistant

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4041
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