RVCC: History Transfer Advising Guide

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Liberal Arts (A.A.) from Raritan Valley Community College to History (B.A.) at Rider University

Liberal Arts, A.A.
History, B.A. (120 Credits)
First Semester      
ENGL 111 English Composition I 3 CMP 120 Expository Writing 3
Social Science 1 Suggest:
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
3 Social Science Core Ʊ
SOC 101 Sociological Imagination (Core)
Mathematics 1,2 Suggest:
MATH 100 Finite Math (3)
3/4 MTH 102 Finite Mathematics 3
Appreciation of the Arts 2 Suggest:
ARTH 101 Art Appreciation OR
MUSC 102 Introduction to Music OR
THEA 103 Introduction to Theatre
3 Fine Arts Elective Ʊ
ART 120 Art & Society (Core) OR
MUS 120 Music & Society (Core) OR
THE 120 Theatre Appreciation (Core)
Foreign Language 3 3 Foreign Language Elective Ʊ,10 3
  15/16   15
Second Semester      
ENGL 112 English Composition II 3 CMP 125 Research Writing 3
Social Science 2 Suggest:
(ECON-105; POLI-105; ECON-206; POLI-101; ANTH-105)
3 Social Science Core Ʊ
(ECO-200; POL-100; EC0-201; POL-102; SOC-110)
Technological Competency 2 3/4 Technology Elective Ʊ 3
Communication 2
COMM 101 Speech OR
COMM 110 Interpersonal Communication
3 Elective Ʊ
COM 104 Speech Communication OR
COM 251 Interpersonal Communication
Foreign Language 3 3 Foreign Language Elective Ʊ,10 3
FITN 115 Dynamics of Fitness & Wellness 4 1 NOT TRANSFERRABLE 0
  16/17   15
Third Semester      
Science (Lab) 2 4 Science – Laboratory Ʊ 4
History 2 Suggest:
HIST 101 World Civilization I
3 History Elective Ʊ
HIS 150 World History to 1500 (History Core)
English Literature 2 Suggest:
ENGL 211 Masterpieces of Early World Lit. I
3 Literature Elective Ʊ
LIT 250 Masterworks of Western Lit. I (Lit. Core)
Global & Cultural Awareness 5 Suggest:
PHIL 114 Ethics
3 Philosophy Elective Ʊ
PHL 115 Ethics (Core)
Free Elective 6 Suggest:
HIST 201 U.S. History: Beginnings to 1877
3 History Elective Ʊ
HIS 180 U.S. History I (History Core)
  16   16
Fourth Semester      
Mathematics or Science 2,7 0/4 Mathematics or Science Elective Ʊ 0/4
History 2 Suggest:
HIST 102 World Civilization II
3 History Elective Ʊ
HIS 151 World History Since 1500 (History Core)
English Literature 2 Suggest:
ENGL 212 World Lit. Since the Renaissance
3 Literature Elective Ʊ
LIT 251 Masterworks of World Lit II (Lit. Core)
Free Elective 6 Suggest:
HIST 202 U.S. History: 1877 to Present
3 History Elective Ʊ
HIS 181 U.S. History II (History Core)
Free Elective 6 Suggest:
HIS 288 African-American History
3 History Elective Ʊ
HIS 201 African –American History
TOTAL 61/65 TOTAL 60

Rider Course Option: Please select one course:
HIS-200-Native American History (3)
HIS-249-Women in Europe from Antiquity to the French Revolution (3)
HIS-273-Imperial Russia (3)  
HIS-274-Modern Russia (3)
HIS-280-Vietnam in Peace and War (3)
HIS-286-Modern East Asia  (3)
HIS-289-History of Modern Japan (3) Rider Course Option: Following completion of the Rider Intent to Enroll Form and while a student at Raritan Valley; students have the option to take a course at Rider that counts toward the Rider degree.  The selected course allows the RVCC student to experience first-hand the academic environment at Rider. See Raritan Valley or Rider Transfer Representatives. Contact information listed below

Raritan Valley Community College Footnotes
1  Mathematics by official placement test. Students may not take courses below placement level.  Exceptions by permission of department chairperson.
2  Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education list. For the Math, Science and Technological Competency General Education requirements, students must take a minimum of 12 credits. This must include one lab science course, one math course, and satisfaction of the technological competency requirement by either passing the technological competency test (no credit) or taking a technological competency general education course. If a student passes the technological competency test, another course must be selected from Math, Science or Technological Competency General Education, so that the student has earned at least 12 credits in those categories.
3  A two-semester sequence is required. Placement by examination is required for students who wish to continue studying a language previously studied. Students may not take courses below their placement level. For more information, see Foreign Language Placement Testing and Degree Requirements.
4  FITN 142 Elements of Physical Fitness or FITN 146 Exercise Physiology & Body Mechanics may be substituted. 
5  Any General Education course that is listed as a Global and Cultural Awareness (GCA) course. If a course satisfies both the Global and Cultural Awareness Requirement and another General Education requirement in Social Science or Humanities, the student may select any course from the General Education list. However, Students planning to transfer to Rutgers University should choose a Global & Cultural Awareness General Education course, or an additional Social Sciences or Humanities General Education course with the GCA designation.
6 Any college-level course.
7 If the student has already completed 12 credits in the Math, Science and Technological Competency categories, the student does not need to take a course here. 

Rider University Footnotes
Ʊ - Students have a number of options to satisfy this requirement; courses will be evaluated on an individual basis.
For transfer,  Raritan Valley students must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses.
Raritan Valley students interested in the College of Continuing Studies (CCS) at Rider should contact that division directly.
10 - Rider requires 6 credits of a foreign language Level 1 & 2 of the same language to choose from Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish .
The English Major at Rider University has 3 Concentrations: Writing Concentration; Cinema Studies Concentration and Literature Concentration. 

Requirements are subject to change. This Advising Guide is best used in consultation with an advisor.


Course Number Rider University Course Name or Core Area Credits Notes* (if course can be taken at RVCC, indicate course number)

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Paul Michaud
Director of Transfer & Career Services
Raritan Valley Community College
908.526.1200 X 8333
[email protected]


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Fall 2019 Travel Schedule

Date Time School
Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Middlesex County College
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Brookdale Community College
Wednesday, October 2, 2019