Programs of study (curricula) designate specific courses that must be taken to satisfy requirements.  When elective courses are required as specified in curriculum guides, students may select from the following list of courses. Electives may be completed by selecting any of the following courses. Unless specifically indicated in your curriculum, the following electives will meet the requirements for CVCC associate degrees, certificates, diplomas and career studies certificates for the category of courses listed. Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one curriculum requirement.

As requirements of four-year institutions may vary, students in the Associate of Arts and Sciences and the Associate of Science (transfer) programs should consult a CVCC counselor, transfer guides, and prospective four-year colleges and universities to select appropriate courses to meet transfer requirements.

*Note: Some of these courses have prerequisites.

Any of the following may satisfy this requirement at CVCC. If you plan to transfer, please consult with a counselor or prospective four-year institutions before selecting electives.

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Examines the development of western civilization from ancient times to the present. The first semester ends with the seventeenth century; the second semester continues through modern times. Lecture 3 hours per week.


HIS 121 - United States History I (3 cr.) / HIS 122 - United States History II (3 cr.)

Surveys United States history from its beginning to the present. These are passport transfer courses. Lecture 3 hours per week.


HIS 141 - African American History I (3 cr.) / HIS 142 -African American History II (3 cr.)

Surveys the history of black Americans from their African origins to the present. Offered alternate years. Lecture 3 hours per week.