Associate of Arts in History
The Associate of Arts in History prepares students to enter ABAC’s Politics and Modern Cultures concentration in the Rural Studies Program and be prepared to move into government, private sector, or corporate jobs that allow them to put theory into practice. Students complete projects and internships such as work with political campaigns, service in government offices, real-world historical research that showcases those segments of rural communities that support historical societies, tourism, and other kinds of local programming. Students interested in the more traditional liberal arts degree in History will be well prepared to transfer to other institutions for degrees in History or History Education, and then enter careers such as teaching, government analysis, archival work, private sector foundations, and much more. Both options prepare students for graduate school.
History courses at ABAC allow students to engage in a new way of learning about the past, to consider learning new ways to think—stretching the mind to wrestle with new and different ideas. This interpretive venture is one that makes the study of the past exciting, empowering, and enjoyable for students and instructors who seek to understand the evolving roles of the individual, families, communities, religions, corporations, and nation-states over the course of the human experience past, present, and future.