Associate of Arts Degree in History


In the Associate of Arts Degree in History you will be introduced to the discipline and will be prepared for further study, either in History, or in other areas. By completing the Associate of Arts degree you will gain a broader understanding of the world in which you live and will become a more informed and engaged citizen. You can focus on a particular geographic region; however, we recommend that you complete as broad a range of courses as possible.

The Associate of Arts degree can be used as an entry pathway into the Bachelor of Arts Degree in History; however, you should note that the BA only requires six credits of History at the first year level and six credits of History at the second year level.

History courses are reading and writing intensive. It is therefore strongly recommended that you complete the English requirements of your degree within your first two semesters.

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Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Curricular Requirements

Within the framework of the Associate of Arts Degree, students must complete at least 60 credits with a minimum grade of C in each course and meet the following course requirements.

Select a minimum of 12 credits of the following core courses:12
Cultures in Collision: Canada to 1867
Forged in Fire: Canada since 1867
Empires in Arms: Twentieth Century World 1900-1945
Atom Bombs to the Internet: Twentieth Century World 1945-2000
Expansion, Revolution, & Civil War: American History 1607-1865
World Wars, Reform, & Cold War: American History 1865-1960
Beyond the Middle Kingdom: Introduction to East Asian History
Europe in the Middle Ages
Europe 1450 to 1789
Europe 1789 to 1914
Select a minimum of 9 credits from courses in HIST numbered 2300 or higher.9
Total Credits21

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts Degree in History.

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