Explore human history from a holistic perspective as you earn an associate’s degree enabling you to transfer to a four-year college. Choose to specialize by region (Western, Asian, Middle Eastern, etc.) or subject area (political, social, economic, etc).

History Pathway

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.

History Majors

The following courses are recommended for history majors:

  • HIST& 126-128: World Civilizations I-III
  • HIST& 156-158: History of the United States I-III

Additional specialized courses available for history majors:

  • HIST& 159: History of the United States IV
  • HIST 168: The Vietnam War as History
  • HIST 230: Concise History of Science and Technology
  • HIST 260: History of Russia and the Soviet Union
  • HIST& 214: Pacific Northwest History
  • HIST 270: Intro to the Far East
  • HIST 272: Survey of Middle East History
  • HIST 277: The Cold War
  • HIST 280: Intro to Chinese Civilization
  • HIST 284: Intro to the Balkans


John Simpson
Faculty Emeritus
John Lucas
Christopher Vanneson
History Professor

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