Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

History Studies - TAP/CSCU Transfer Degree, AA (HIST-AA-TAP)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern Connecticut, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Three Rivers, Tunxis


CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

This program is designed to provide you with a foundation in the area of History Studies.  Upon completion of the CSCU Pathway Transfer, A.A. Degree: History Studies program, you will be able to transfer seamlessly within the Connecticut State College and University system, being guaranteed full junior status in your pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline, without losing any credits or being required to take extra credits upon transfer.

Learning Outcomes:   

Students who complete the CSCU Pathway Transfer, A.A. Degree: History Studies program will demonstrate familiarity with historical methods of inquiry and analysis and will be able to 

  • Define and interpret primary and secondary historical sources. 
  • Explain and evaluate the influence of historical agency (race, class, gender, region/location, and/or belief system) in the context of defined periods. 

Pathway Courses (30 credits)


4 Unrestricted Electives (12 credits)


Students should consider beginning or completing work on foreign language requirements (at CCSU, ECSU and WCSU) not already met in high school and beginning work on a minor (required at CCSU - up to 9 credits can be completed at the community college). They may also complete other General Education requirements for CCSU, WCSU, SCSU, and CO-but NOT ECSU. Students who do not use open electives to complete at least 6 credits of additional history courses, minor courses or remaining foreign language requirements will not complete the baccalaureate in under 120 credits at CCSU.

Students can elect to take up to 6 credits of additional history courses as electives. The guidelines for HIST electives are as follows: 

  1. They must all be at the 1000- or 2000- level 
  2. No more than 6 credits can be at the 2000-level and no more than 6 can be at the 1000-level
  3. No methodology or capstone courses will be accepted into the major
  4. These additional history courses will be accepted as specifically designated or history elective courses in the major at all CSUs and CO. 
  5. HIST 1001 - Western History to the 1500s  and HIST 1002 - Western History from the 1500s : WCSU will receive only one or the other in the major. 
  6. HIST 1021 - World History to the 1400s  and HIST 1022 - World History since 1500s : WCSU will receive neither in the major.

Total Credits: 60-65