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Family Research Studies

Monterey Peninsula College offers a Certificate of Achievement and an Associate in Arts degree in Family Research Studies (Genealogy). Completion of these programs prepares students to perform genealogy research, define family history writing objectives, and produce genealogy results for professional of personal needs in both traditional and electronic formats. 

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Trace and document their family back to the 1700s.
  • Set up a Family History Archival Filing system to organize and preserve genealogical materials
  • Use appropriate time and locality research strategies, differentiate between primary and secondary sources, and apply the analytical and evaluative strategies necessary to draw valid conclusions from fragmentary and often conflicting records.
  • Publish the genealogical information they have assembled in traditional or electronic formats.

Certificate & major requirements
Units
LIBR 50 Intro. to Info. Competency & Literacy 1

LIBR 60 Family Research Studies: Genealogy I

3
LIBR 61 Family Research Studies: Genealogy II 3
LIBR 62 Family Research Studies: Genealogy III 3
LIBR 63 Family Research Studies: Genealogy IV 3
Select three units from the following: 3

BUSC 140 MS Word 2013: Word/Windows I (1)

BUSC 141 MS Word 2013: Word/Windows II (1)

BUSC 142 MS Word 2013: Word/Windows III (1)

Select nine units from the following:
9

GENT 2 Foundations of the Classical World (1)


GENT 3 The Golden Age of Greece (1)

 

GENT 5 The Medieval World: Part 1 (1)

 

GENT 6 The Medieval World Part 2 (1)

 

GENT 7 The Early Renaissance (1)

 

OR select as an alternative to GENT 5, 6, and 7 above: GENT 21 Medieval and Renaissance Europe (400-1520) (3)

 

GENT 8 Late Renaissance & Reformation (1)

 

GENT 9 Foundations of the Modern World (1)

 

GENT 10 The Age of Reason (1)

 

GENT 11 Reaction & Revolution (1)

 

  GENT 12 The Age of Progress (1)

 

OR select as an alternative to GENT 10, 11, and 12 above: GENT 22 The Age of Revolution (1690-1870) (3)

 

GENT 13 The End of Innocence (1)

 

GENT 14 Between the Wars (1)

 

GENT 15 World War II to the Present (1)

 

OR select as an alternative to GENT 13, 14, and 15 above: GENT 23 The Modern World (1870 to Present) (3)

 

GEOG 2 Intro. to Physical Geography (3)

 

GEOG 5 World Regional Geography (3)

 

HIST 2 History of Asia (3)

 

HIST 4 Western Civilization I (3)

 

HIST 5 Western Civilization II (3)

 

HIST 6 History of World Religions (3)

 

HIST 7 World History to 1500 (3)

 

HIST 8 World History Since 1500 (3)

 

HIST/ETNC 11 African-Americans in Amer. History (3)

 

HIST/WOMN 12 Women in United States History (3)

 

HIST 15 History of California (3)

 

HIST 17 United States History to 1877 (3)

 

HIST 18 United States History From 1865 (3)

 

HIST 20 History of Mexico (3)

 

HIST/ETNC 40 The African Experience (3)

 

HIST 47 History of the Ancient Mediterranean/Near East (3)

 

LIBR 80 Internet Literacy (3)

 

WRLD 4A The Roman Republic and Rise of Empire (500 BCE-14 CE) (1)

 

OR select as an alternative to WRLD 4A above: WRLD 20 The Classical World (1200 BCE-14 CE) (3)

 

Total Units

25

Associate in Arts: Complete above Major Requirements, MPC General Education Pattern, Competency Requirements, and 60 degree-applicable units. See Courses Offered and the Course Catalog for more information