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History, Economics, Anthropology, and Political Sciences

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Dr. Lisa K. Zottarelli, Chairperson
CAC 223, 210-486-0998


Students may take a variety of courses offered by the History Department. For the student who enrolls in history classes for the first time, placement is made according to college entrance examination scores approved by the History Department. If the student performance on such tests reveal inadequate preparation for satisfactory completion of standard college work in history courses, the student must take and pass both ENGL 0301 Basic English II and READ 0303 College Reading Skills.

HIST 1301 History of the United States Part I and HIST 1302 History of the United States Part II are designed to satisfy the legislative requirement of six semester hours of U.S. history and to fulfill six hours of the core curriculum required for the Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Sciences (AS) Degrees. HIST 2301 History of Texas may be taken to satisfy three hours of the legislative requirement of six hours of U.S. history.

HIST 2311 Western Civilization I and HIST 2312 Western Civilization since the Seventeenth Century II are required for history majors and liberal arts majors at many universities. Each student should determine the requirements of the institution to which the student plans to transfer. These courses, along with HIST 1302 are offered as a part of the honors curriculum in the Raul S. Murguia Presidential Honors Program.

The History Department offers HIST 2321 World Civilization to the 15th Century and HIST 2322 World Civilization from the 15th Century. These courses are appropriate for International Studies majors, history majors, and liberal arts majors. Each student should determine the requirements of the institution to which the student plans to transfer.

The History Department will accept three hours of credit in U.S. history for those students making satisfactory scores on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

Political Science

Dr. Michael Sanchez, Program Coordinator
CAC 223, 210-486-0998

The Political Science Department offers courses that comply with the legislative requirement regarding the Texas and U.S. Constitutions.  The department also offers other courses towards a degree in Political Science.  Both GOVT 2301 American/Texas:  National and State and GOVT 2302 American Government:  Problems and Policies are offered via video-course and the Internet.

There are two course sequences for completing the U.S. and Texas constitutional requirement.  One sequence is GOVT 2301 and GOVT 2302.  This is the sequence used at San Antonio College.  The second sequence is GOVT 2305 American Government I (National) and GOVT 2306 American Government II (State).  If a student is taking one course from the GOVT 2301/2302 sequence and one from the GOVT 2305/2306, it is extremely important that the student check with the department.  Transient and transfer students should check with the institution to which they are transferring as to appropriate courses to comply with the receiving institutions transfer policies.


Dr. Bruce Norton, Program Coordinator
CAC 223, 210-486-0430

The Economics Program offers courses designed for economics and business majors as well as for students interested in other fields of study who wish to learn about economics while satisfying their degree requirements.

Econ 1301 (Introduction to Economics) is a non-technical one semester introduction to the field of economics aimed particularly at non-business or economics majors. While future majors may begin their study of economics with Econ 1301 if they wish, it is not a pre-requisite for subsequent courses and does not count directly for economics or business major requirements; most future majors will choose to start directly with 2300-level principles courses.

Econ 2301 (Principles of Macroeconomics) studies business cycles, economic growth, banking and the money supply, and government policies related to unemployment, inflation, and other economy-wide issues.

Econ 2302 (Principles of Microeconomics) focuses on market dynamics and the decision-making of firms and consumers.

A fourth course, Econ 2311 (Economic Geography and Global Issues) is cross-listed as Geography 2312 and may be offered by geography instructors. This course examines the history and theory of international trade and global economic development.

The Program offers Econ 1301, 2301 and 2302 in online formats as well as in regular classroom format.

While there is no Associate of Arts in Economics degree offered at SAC, transfer plans linking SAC and various four-year institutions do exist for economics majors. Students interested in majoring in economics are warmly urged to consult with the program coordinator about their major plans, course choices, and any other questions or concerns they may have. Students should also check their course planning with the College’s Department of Counseling and Student Development.

Programs and Courses - History, Economics, Anthropology and Political Sciences


History, Economics, Anthropology, and Political Sciences


Associate of Arts


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