History Pre-major

Department Chair: George Lungu, 847-376-7136, lungu@oakton.edu

The following pre-major is recommended for students who are considering completing a Bachelor’s degree in History after transferring to a four-year institution. It is designed for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university. Once a transfer school is selected, students are strongly encouraged to consult the Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success and the transfer institution’s catalog to select courses that will meet both Oakton and transfer institution requirements.

For more information on course selection or program-specific advising, contact the Program Coordinator. Part time students should also consult the Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success for part-time pre-major recommendations. General Education courses should be selected from the list of IAI General Education Courses

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester OneHours
EGL 101 Composition I 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Note: At least one science course with lab is required for degree completion  
Introduction to Life Science (lab )  
Introduction to Environmental Science (lab) 1  
Plants and Society  
MAT 125
General Education Mathematics
or Elementary Statistics
4
HIS 111
United States History To 1877
or United States History from 1877
3
HIS 131
Western Civilization To 1650
or Western Civilization Since 1650
3
 Hours16-17
Semester Two
EGL 102 Composition II 3
SPE 103 Effective Speech 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Note: At least one science course with lab is required for degree completion  
Introduction to Earth Science (lab)  
Introduction To Weather And Climate  
Physical Geography  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 1  
World Regional Geography 1  
Cultural Geography 1  
American Government  
International Relations 1  
Introduction To Sociology 2  
Social Problems 3  
Introduction To Ethnic Studies 2  
Select one of the following: 3
History of the Middle Ages  
Introduction to Jewish Studies  
History of the Ancient World: Greece  
History of the Ancient World: Rome  
History Of Great Britain And Ireland To 1600  
 Hours15-16
Second Year
Semester One
Select one of the following: 3
Principles of Macroeconomics  
World Mythologies 1  
Modern Language course (2021 or higher) 4
 
Select one (Modern Europe): 3
History Of Great Britain And Ireland From 1600 To The Present  
History of the Holocaust  
Women In Western Civilization  
History Of Soviet Russia  
Select one (Pre-Modern Non-Western World): 3
History of South Asia I 1  
History Of Ancient Africa 1  
History of the Islamic Middle East from the 7th Century to 1918 1  
History of Latin America to Independence 1  
Select two Humanities/Fine Arts courses: 6
One course must be from Humanities and one course must be from Fine Arts
 
 Hours15
Semester Two
Select two (Modern Non-Western): 6
History Of Contemporary Non-Western Civilizations 1  
History of South Asia II 1  
History of Modern Africa 1  
History Of The Islamic Middle East In Modern Times 1  
History of Genocide  
History of Modern Latin America 1  
History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict  
Women in Non-Western Civilization  
Select one of the following: 3
Principles of Macroeconomics  
World Mythologies 1  
Modern Language course (2021 or higher) 4
 
Select one (United States History): 3
History of Native Americans 3  
African American History To 1865  
African American History: Reconstruction  
Environmental History of the U.S.  
Women In American History  
History Of Illinois  
History of Chicagoland  
Select one of the following: 3
Art History: Art of the Non-Western World 1  
Introduction to Native American Literature 3  
Global Cinema 1  
Introduction to World Music 1  
Music Literature And History  
 Hours15
 Total Hours61-63

Note: Pre-major is a recommended sequence and selection of courses. See Associate in Arts (A.A.) page for degree requirements.