History Concentration, Liberal Arts Degree

The Associate in Arts graduate is prepared for admission with advanced standing to a baccalaureate program. The student who completes the A.A. program has completed the first two years of study usually required for the Bachelor of Arts degree. For this reason, students should select their elective courses with great care, in consultation with their advisers, and in line with their educational and professional goals.

Advisers are available in all departments and should be consulted by students for assistance in choice of programs and electives suited to their individual educational needs.

Students who wish to explore among a variety of disciplines should choose the Liberal Studies concentration. Students with particular interests may choose from among the following concentrations:

History: To complete a concentration in History, students must complete the major requirements below:

  • Two Foreign Language courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence to be determined by Foreign Languages & Literatures department placement)

  • SP-211 (if already taken in common core, one additional course from the ENGL-200 series is recommended)

  • One science lab course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): Applicable courses include BI-132; BI-171; CH-102; CH-111; CH-121; ET-842; PH-112.

  • One Social Science course from Anthropology, CRIM-101 or CRIM-102, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, or Psychology is recommended.

  • One History course from HIST-110, HIST-111, HIST-112 (if already taken in common core, one course from HIST-200 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from HIST-200 series is recommended).

  • History Concentration (8-9 credits): Choose three additional courses from HIST-100 and/or HIST-200 series.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.