It has the rather daunting distinction of being a subject that you never completely learn, because history never stops happening. From the dawn of time until this very moment… and now this moment… and now this one… history captures vital, living moments in time that are every bit as real and compelling as the moment in which you’re living right now.

History takes you back to these moments. History lets you see through other eyes; lets you slip into other times and lives. History puts you in distant, exotic places and lets you experience that world first hand.

History isn’t the stuff of dusty books and faded images. It’s time travel.

Your journey can begin right here. At Texarkana College, we help you develop the historical understanding, cultural literacy, and critical thinking that gives you insight not only into the past but the world around you.

George Santayana, the Spanish/American philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” At TC, we help you gain perspective and context as you watch historical and modern events unfold. We help you see history in the making, and we help you make more informed choices for the future.

A background in history could lead to many advanced fields of study or careers in areas such as:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Government
  • Historical Archiving / Preservation / Restoration
  • Law
  • Museum Curation
  • Politics
  • Research

To learn more, please contact us.

Dr. Beverly Rowe
Professor of Anthropology, History & Sociology
(903) 823-3378

Mary Ellen Young
Dean of Liberal & Performing Arts

Associate of Arts – Concentration in History

First Semester

ENGL 1301 Composition I (core) 3
MATH (any core course) 3
HIST 1301 U.S. History I (core) 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Speaking (core) 3
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
Total 15

Second Semester

ENGL 1302 Composition II or ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing (core) 3
HIST 1302 U.S. History II (core) 3
Creative Arts (any core course) 3
GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography (core) 3
Social & Behavioral Science (any core course) 3
Total 15

Third Semester

Language, Philosophy & Culture (any core course) 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government (core) 3
PSYC 1300 Learning Frameworks 3
HIST 2321 World Civilizations I (core) 3
Biology/Geology/Chemistry/Physics & lab (core) 4
Total 16

Fourth Semester

Approved elective* 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government (core) 3
HIST 2322 World Civilizations II (core) 3
Elective (college level) 1
Biology/Geology/Chemistry/Physics & lab (core) 4
Total 14

Total Hours: 60 SCH

The majority of courses for this degree can be found in the Academic Core.

*Approved electives:

  • ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I
  • GOVT 2304 Introduction to Political Science
  • PSYC 2301 General Psychology
  • SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology