2006-2007 Catalog The Associate of Arts degree in History is intended to provide students with the first two years of United States History and Western Civilization, in addition to a broad selection of liberal arts courses transferable to a fouryear institution.
0 Students who plan to transfer and continue their study of history at a four-year institution should refer to the catalog of the institution to which they plan to transfer and consult with a full-time ACC history instructor. To satisfy the legislative requirement, a student must take 6 hours of American History with a grade of C or better. Students may select from HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2301, HIST 2327, HIST 2328, or HIST 2381. Courses may be taken in any order. You may take HIST 1302 (or its equivalents) before HIST 1301 (or its equivalent).
1 Select from the following courses: HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2301, HIST 2327, HIST 2328, HIST 2381. Courses may be only taken once.
2 Foreign language hours must be taken in the same language.
3 Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
4 Select from the following: ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328, ENGL 2342.
+ Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions.
Final approval of degree plan for graduation is provided by the Admissions Office. Application for graduation must be on file in the Admissions Office before the published deadline of the student’s final semester. The ACC Catalog contains important information about graduation.
ACC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ENGL 1301 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (3-3-0). A study of the principles of composition with emphasis on language, the mechanics of writing, the types of discourse, and research and documentation. Skills: E
ENGL 1302 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (3-3-0). A continuation of English 1301 with emphasis on analysis of readings in prose fiction. Skills: E Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or equivalent with minimum grade of "C".
GOVT 2305 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT (3-3-0).This course is an introduction to United States national government. The course includes a framework for understanding United States government and politics and the constitutional basis for the processes, the institutions, and the policies of United States government and politics.
Minorities SpecializationThis course views national government through the perspectives of its political cultures. Four groups are identified and studied: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, and Native Americans. Study of the United States Constitution and the institutions and processes of the United States government are an integral part of this course. However, students do not attend scheduled classes, but study a textbook and use web-based resources to complete assignments. Students must complete an online orientation during the first week of classes, take all exams in ACC testing centers, and maintain satisfactory progress in the course to remain enrolled. Students are required to have an Internet account to take this course. ACC does not provide Internet accounts. Skills: E Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 with a grade of C or better. GOVT 2306 TEXAS STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (3-3-0).This course is an introduction to Texas state and local government. The course includes an introduction to a framework for analyzing Texas government and politics and the constitutional basis for the processes, the institutions, and the policies of Texas government and politics.
Land Use SpecializationThis course is an introduction to Texas state and local government with an emphasis on land use policy. The course includes the powers and practices of local governments in controlling land use. Topics include annexation, extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), the legal issue of "takings," eminent domain, zoning, Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs), environmental impact considerations, subdivision ordinances, and deed restrictions. This course substitutes for GOVT 2306 for degree and graduation requirements. Skills: E Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 with a grade of C or better. HIST 2311 WESTERN CIVILIZATION I (3-3-0).Development of ancient, medieval, and early modern civilizations to 1660. Skills: E
HIST 2312 WESTERN CIVILIZATION II (3-3-0). Development of modern western civilization from 1660 to present. Skills: E
HIST 2341 STUDIES IN U.S. HISTORY (3-3-0). A treatment of selected topics in the history of the United States. May be repeated when topics vary.
American Indians--A survey of the society and culture of American Indians and how it changed through time.
Civil War--A survey of the political, military, constitutional, economic, and social events in the American Civil War.
Cold War--A history of conflict between the United States and Soviet Union after 1945.
Depression Era U.S.--A survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural events of the Twenties and Thirties in the United States.
Latinos in The United States--A comprehensive survey of the different Latino experiences in the history of the United States.
Military History of the U.S.--A survey of American military policy and development from the 17th century to the present.
The 60's--A survey of the political, economic, social, and diplomatic events of the 1960's.
New South--A survey of the political, economic, social, and constitutional events in the American South from 1865 to present.
Old South--A survey of the political, economic, social, and constitutional events in the American South from 1607 to 1861.
The Southwest--A survey of the political, social, and cultural developments of the border region.
U.S. Business and Economic History--This course is designed to provide a survey of U.S. business and economic history from 1607 to the 1980's. It addresses themes such as the nature and timing of American economic growth, business strategies in the face of changing markets, labor relations, the role of government in the economy, and the nature of women's workforce participation.
The West in United States History--The course will focus on the area, people, economy and ecology of the United States west of the Mississippi River, from European conquest to about 1900, with primary focus on the 19th century.
Women in The United States--A comprehensive survey of events and issues in United States history, focusing on the specific contributions of women and the relationship between race, class, and gender.
World War II--A survey of the political, military, and social history of the United States in World War II. Skills: E MATH 1332 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS (3-3-0). A topics-based course, with a variety of possible topics chosen by individual instructors. The selected topics may include: sets, logic, number theory, geometry, probability and statistics, and the mathematics of finance and social choice. This course is not algebra-intensive, and is designed for non-technical majors. Skills: S Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the ACC Mathematics Assessment Test. A second option is an appropriate secondary school course (Algebra II) and completion of TSI requirements in mathematics.
MATH 1342 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS (3-3-0).A first course in statistics for students in business; nursing; allied health; or the social, physical, or behavioral sciences; or for any student requiring knowledge of the fundamental procedures for data organization and analysis. Topics include frequency distributions, graphing, measures of location and variation, the binomial and normal distributions, z-scores, t-test, chi-square test, F-test, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression, and correlation. Skills: S Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the ACC Mathematics Assessment Test. A second option is an appropriate secondary school course (Algebra II) and completion of any TSI-mandated mathematics remediation.
SPCH 1315 FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING (3-3-0).A study of the basic principles and techniques for the research, composition, organization and delivery of speeches for various purposes. The course concentrates on practical experience in developing speaking and listening abilities. Skills: E