History

Iowa Central’s History curriculum is designed to prepare students for a major in History at a senior institution. The curriculum provides a broad perspective of historical issues, methods of historical study, and research techniques. Skills of analysis also provide a means to study related areas in the Social Sciences such as Political Science/Government, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Economics, Geography, and Religion. Students interested in majoring in History at the senior college level can complete their first two years of coursework at Iowa Central and then transfer to a public or private college for the remaining two years.

History Careers

  • College Instructor
  • Cultural Agencies
  • Elementary Teachers
  • Genealogical Services
  • High School Teachers
  • International Diplomacy/State Department
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Library Services
  • Military Services
  • Museums
  • Non-Profit Associations
  • Public Archives
  • Preservation/Restoration
  • Service Institutions

Course Schedule

Iowa Central’s History curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong background in the methodologies, theories, and fundamental concepts of history and related social sciences.  Students interested in majoring in history can complete their first two years of coursework at Iowa Central and then transfer to a public or private college for the remaining two years.  The following is a suggested plan of study for students majoring in History:

A.A. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
HIS-211 Modern Asian History
3.0
HIS-151 U.S. History to 1877
3.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
POL-111 American National Government
3.0
HIS-152 U.S. History Since 1877
3.0
HIS-112 Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern
4.0
MAT-156 Statistics
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
3.0
POL-121 International Relations
3.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
HIS-113 Western Civilization: Early Modern to Present
4.0
MAT-158 Statistics II
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SOC-200 Minority Group Relations
3.0
HUM-185 Technology & Social Change
3.0
BIO-102 Intro to Biology
3.0
BIO-103 Intro to Biology Lab
1.0
ANT-105 Cultural Anthropology
3.0
OR
CLS-210 Cultures in Transition
 
Total Hours: 13.0
 
A.A. Degree Total Hours: 61.0

Staff

Jennifer Condon Dean, Liberal Arts 515-574-1190 condon@iowacentral.edu
Tracy Crippin-Haake Associate, Liberal Arts 515-574-1192 crippin@iowacentral.edu
Jenny Shivers Associate, Liberal Arts 515-574-1252 shivers@iowacentral.edu