History and Government Concentration
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society From Area 2 satisfied by program
World View From Area 3 satisfied by program
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Science and Technology From Area 5 4
Humanities From Area 6 3
CONCENTRATION COURSES
Western Civilization to the Renaissance or World Civilization to 1500 HIS101 or HIS111 3 ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement
Western Civilization from the Renaissance or World Civilization from 1500 HIS102 or HIS112 Choose Sequential Course 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement and ENG 095 or placement
State/Local Politics GOV103 3 ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement
Government/Politics in US GOV101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement
US History: Colonization through the Civil War HIS151 3 ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement
US History: Reconstruction to the Present HIS152 3 ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement
Foreign Language Elective 3
Foreign Language Elective 3
Literature in America I or Masterpieces of World Lit I LIT203 or LIT211 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Literature in America II or Masterpieces of World Lit II LIT204 or LIT212 Choose Sequential Course 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Behavioral Science Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 3 MAT097 or placement
Lab Science Elective 4
LCS or Elective see note* 3
Elective see note** 3
Total Credits 62

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*Note: New students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar within their first year.
**Note: ECO201 and GOV111 strongly recommended; ECO202, GEO101, and PHL111 recommended.

Concentration Overview

This concentration prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities and provides a foundation for advanced studies for students who major in history or political science. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus.

For current information on eligible programs, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer to four-year colleges or universities as juniors. The concentration is excellent preparation for careers in law, teaching, government, museums, or similar public service fields.

A bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement for entry into many of these fields.

Graduate work may be necessary, as well.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand how societies change over time and the implications for today. 
  • Understand the social, political and economic developments of specific societies at specific moments in history. 
  • Use the critical thinking and writing skills developed in the classroom in a variety of academic and employment situations.

 

Students enrolling in this degree program can earn World Studies Emphasis certification simultaneously. See page 173.