Quite simply, history is the study of human experience. It is a holistic discipline involving political, economic, military, social, intellectual, philosophical, geographical, and cultural aspects of the development of humankind.
After developing a broad background in history, students may specialize in regional (Western, Asian, Middle Eastern, etc.) or topical (political, social, economic, etc.) subject areas. In general, the broad nature of historical studies allows the community college student to take all history classes on the community college level without history prerequisites.
Students working toward their transfer degree typically take a variety of courses designed to fulfill the general requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. Students intending to transfer to a four-year college for further training in the history field are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to ensure they meet the requirements of the college they wish to attend after Pierce.
The following courses are recommended for history majors:
Additional specialized courses available for history majors: