Heritage Interpretation

Associates Degree Course Descriptions

Freshman Year — Fall (17 Credit Hours)

Roots of Modern Europe
Economic, social, political, and cultural development from earliest times to about 1700.
3 Credits

Introduction to Anthropology
Exploration of human origins and the development of cultural diversity. Topics include biological and cultural evolution, the structure and functions of social institutions, belief systems, language and culture, human-environmental relationships, methods of prehistoric and contemporary cultural analysis, and theories of culture.
3 Credits

College & Life Success
Provides students with an opportunity to cultivate the skills, values, and attitudes necessary to become confident, capable students, and contributing community members. Topics include time management, memory techniques, relationships, health issues, money management, and college and community resources.
3 Credits

Rhetoric & Composition
Skills and methods used in writing university-level essays. Prerequisite(s): ACT standard score in English of 16 or higher or a Compass score 76 or higher; for those scoring 13-15 in English on the ACT or 35-75 on the Compass, successful completion of a developmental writing course; for those scoring 12 or below on the ACT standard score in English or 34 or below on the Compass, successful completion of two developmental writing courses.
4 Credits

Laboratory Science
Complete 2 Science “G” courses with a lab from ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, ES, GEOG (must be GEOG 111G), GEOL, or PHYS.
4 Credits

Freshman Year — Spring (17 Credit Hours)

Modern Europe
Economic, social, political, and cultural development from 1700 to the present.
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to Historic Preservation
Introduction to historic preservation, its history, goals, methods, legal basis, and economic importance. Explores public role in decision-making. Community Colleges only.
3 Credit Hours

Mathematics
Complete 1 “G” course from MATH or STAT.
3 Credit Hours

ENGL 203G Business and Professional Communication
Effective writing for courses and careers in business, law, government, and other professions. Strategies for researching and writing correspondence and reports, with an emphasis on understanding and responding to a variety of communication tasks with a strong purpose, clear organization, and vigorous professional style.
3 Credit Hours

ENGL 211G Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Theory and practice in interpreting texts from various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Strategies for researching, evaluating, constructing, and writing researched arguments. Course subtitled in the Schedule of Classes.
3 Credit Hours

ENGL 218G Technical and Scientific Communication
Effective writing for courses and careers in sciences, engineering, and agriculture. Strategies for understanding and presenting technical information for various purposes to various audiences.
3 Credit Hours

Social & Behavioral Sciences and Humanities & Fine Arts
Complete 2-3 Social/Behavioral Science “G” courses from ANTH, CJ, CEP, ECON, GEOG (must be GEOG 112G or 120G if selected), GOVT, PHLS, LING, PSY, SOC, or SWK.
3 Credit Hours

Electives
Choose from ANTH, GOVT, HIST, MATH or SPAN.

Sophomore Year — Fall (16 Credit Hours)

Introduction to Early American History
History of the United States to 1877, with varying emphasis on social, political, economic, diplomatic, and cultural development.
3 Credit Hours

New Mexico History
Economic, political, and social development of New Mexico from exploration to modern times. Community Colleges only.
3 Credit Hours

COMM 253G Public Speaking
Principles of effective public speaking, with emphasis on preparing and delivering well-organized, logical, and persuasive arguments adapted to different audiences.
3 Credit Hours

COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
Study and practice of interpersonal, small group, and presentational skills essential to effective social, business, and professional interaction.
3 Credit Hours

Laboratory Science
Complete 2 Science “G” courses with a lab from ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, ES, GEOG (must be GEOG 111G), GEOL, or PHYS.
4 Credit Hours

Elective
Choose from ANTH, GOVT, HIST, MATH or SPAN.

Sophomore Year — Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Introduction to Early American History
History of the United States to 1877, with varying emphasis on social, political, economic, diplomatic, and cultural development.
3 Credit Hours

HIST 269 Special Topics: Internship in Heritage Interpretation
Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Community Colleges only. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
3 Credit Hours

Elective
Choose from ANTH, GOVT, HIST, MATH or SPAN.

Elective
Choose from ANTH, GOVT, HIST, MATH or SPAN.

Elective
Choose from ANTH, GOVT, HIST, MATH or SPAN.