The study of history, of which Hinds offers up to 24 credit hours in specific History courses, offers students the opportunity to study the whole world. The Chinese character for “scholar” is the same as “historian,” because to study history is to study everything. Students will begin with the study of the Paleolithic Era and conclude with the 21st Century. Along the way, students will be asked to complete courses in other social sciences to fully discover the experience of humankind.

Students who seek to complete an Associate of Arts within the History Area of Study are those who anticipate taking a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. Students will follow a program map to complete general education outcomes as well as courses that are applicable for a history major. By earning your Associate of Arts degree at Hinds, you will gain a strong foundation for critical thinking, oral and written communication, and technology use, preparing you to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college.

With a bachelor’s degree in history, you can expect to gain employment in fields such as economics, research, archival science, politics, travel writing, journalism, or the noblest of professions, teaching. A bachelor’s degree in history also prepares students for further graduate work in history or law school. Learning the skills that are taught in this area of study gives students the flexibility and adaptability that come with a solid liberal arts education.

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Important Program Information

The program map provides the courses recommended for any students seeking this transfer area of study. Students should consult the Mississippi Articulation Agreement for specific course requirements at specific Mississippi universities.

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Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Orientation 2
English Composition I 3
Quantitative Reasoning 3
World Civilizations I 3
Physical Science Survey I, Lecture & Lab 4
Total Hours 15
Course Hours
English Composition II 3
Introduction to Sociology 3
Art Appreciation 3
World Civilizations II 3
Introduction to Philosophy I 3
Total Hours 15
Course Hours
Principles of Biology I, Lecture 3
American (U.S.) History I 3
Spanish I 3
World Literature I 3
Introduction to Anthropology 3
Total Hours 16
Course Hours
Introduction to World Religions 3
Public Speaking 3
African American History 3
American National Government 3
Spanish II 3
American (U.S.) History II 3
Total Hours 18


Cameron Beech
Social Sciences Curriculum Coordinator
Joy Rhoads
Department Chair
Eric Bobo
Department Chair
William Carraway
Lead Instructor

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