South Suburban College

SSC History Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist history students with their transition to Saint Xavier University. Please refer to the general education requirements for an A.A. or A.S. degree found in the South Suburban College (SSC) Academic Catalog.

If students complete the majority of their general education requirements prior to transferring to SXU, they may qualify for the IAI GECC Articulation Agreement with the exception of Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.

General Education Courses

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Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 101
ENG 102
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
SPE 108 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course College-level Math
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours, including a lab)
*See Catalog Life Science and Physical Science
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
Choose IAI approved course/s **Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved History + additional Social Science History/Social Science-See Major courses

Major Requirements

Major requires a minimum of 36 credit hours.

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  HIST 101: World History to 1500
  HIST 102: World History since 1500
  SOCSC 101: World Geography
  HIST 200: Introduction to Discipline of History (Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in History)
  HIST 201: Digital Humanities
  HIST 395: Senior Seminar (Prerequisite: HIST 200 and one 300-level course in History)

History Electives (21 credit hours)

At least two of the courses must be at the 300 level.

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American history course. Choose one of the following:
  HIST 221: American Foreign Relations
  HIST 222: History and Politics of Welfare in America
HIS 151 HIST 228: African-American History
  HIST 230: Illinois History
  HIST 231: Ghetto Formation in 20th Century Chicago
  HIST 232: Southern Slavery, Southern Freedom
  HIST 235: Colonial America
  HIST 236: Early American Republic
  HIST 250: Topics in American History
European history course. Choose one of the following:
  HIST 203: History of the Holocaust
HIS 110 HIST 208: Modern Europe, 1789-Present
  HIST 211: Women in Modern European History
  HIST 215: 20th Century Russia
  HIST 251: Topics in European History
  HIST 321: The Old Regime and French Revolution
Non-Western history course. Choose one of the following:
  HIST 234: History of Colonial Latin America
  HIST 240: Latin American History
HIS 271 HIST 242: History of Africa
  HIST 243: History of the Middle East
HIS 101 HIST 244: History of East Asia
  HIST 245: History of Modern Japan
  HIST 247: History of Mexico
  HIST 252: Topics in Non-Western History
  HIST 351: Colonial Legacy in Africa
*See Transferable Electives Four additional History Electives (12 credit hours)

Transferable Electives

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HIS 109; HIS 155HIS 203 or HIS 204 HISTORY Electives

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.


Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Phone: 773-298-3510

As of 2019-2020 Catalog