Associate Degree in Genealogical Research

An Associate Degree in Genealogical Research requires 66 hours of successfully completed genealogy courses. Below are the suggested courses to take for this degree.

ALL CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE OVER THE INTERNET ANY SEMESTER EXCEPT THOSE CLASSES WITH AN ASTERISK *. THOSE ARE TAUGHT VIA INTENSIVE ONE-WEEK LIVE WEB CLASS SEMINARS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SEMESTER.


First Semester




ENG 111 Genealogical Writing I = 2 semester credit hours




FRL 240 Paleography = 3 semester credit hours




HIS 270 U.S. History to 1865 = 3 semester credit hours




CPT 103 Genealogical Computer Programs: Learning P(ersonal A(nestral)F(ile), or Similar programs such as Legacy, Rootsweb, Ancestral Quest, etc., and CLOOZ, an electronic genealogical filing cabinet, Bygones (a electronic research log) used by genealogists for organizing genealogical research and records = 1 semester credit hour




GEN 101 Verifying Genealogical Research = 3 semester credit hours




HIS 170 American Civilization = 3 semester credit hours




TOTAL = 15 semester credit hours




Third Semester




ENG 150 Writing Life Stories from Genealogical Research Sources = 1 semester credit hour



LEG 251 Missing Heir Searches = 1 semester credit hour




BIO 252 Human Genetics in Genealogical Research = 3 semester credit hour




FRL 102 Beginning Foreign Language II: DAN 102 Danish (with Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish equivalents), or FRN 102 French, GER 102 German, ITL 102 Italian, POR 102 Portguese, SPN 102 Spanish = 5 semester credit hours




GEN 255 Genealogical Research Apprenticeship* = 2 semester credit hours




GEN 257 Foreign Research I (British Isles, French, German and Scandinavian Genealogical Research = 2 semester credit hours




HIS 201 History of Western Civilization to 1300 = 3 semester credit hours




TOTAL = 17 semester credit hours



Second Semester




ENG 212 Genealogical Writing II (Journal articles, newsletters, etc. = 2 semester credit hours




FRL 101 Beginning Foreign Language I: Choose from - DAN 101 Danish (with Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish equivalents), or FRN 101 French, GER 101 German, ITL 101 Italian, POR 101 Portuguese, SPN 101 Spanish, = 5 semester credit hours



HIS 271 U.S. History from 1865 to Present = 3 semester credit hours




SOC 221 Ethics & Fraud in Genealogy = 3 semester credit hour




FRL 122 Genealogical Vocabulary = 1 semester credit hours




PHY 220 Case Studies in Genealogical Problem Solving I = 2 semester credit hours




TOTAL = 16 semester credit hours




Fourth Semester




GEN 213 Writing Family Histories = 1 semester credit hours




HTH 260 Healthy Lifestyles Research through Historical Documentation = 3 semester credit hours




NSC 261 Internship in Genetic Genealogical Research & Case Studies* = 3 semester credit hour




PHY 262 Case Studies in Problem Solving II Internship in Missing Heirs, Title and Traditional Genealogical Research* = 3 semester credit hour




HIS 202 History of Western Civilization Since 1300 = 3 semester credit hours




FRL 241, 242, or 243 Paleography & Vocabulary for Foreign Language Option Chosen = 4 semester credit hours




GEN 256 Foreign Research II (Spanish, Oriental, American Indian and Black Southern States Genealogical Research = 2 semester credit hours




TOTAL = 19 semester credit hours



General Education Requirements are all included in the Associate Degree courses. For a breakdown of these General Education classes, see the catalog. General Education requirements have been modified to give a genealogical research emphasis when appropriate.

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