A present shaped by the past
History is leveraged in the creation of laws, in how we understand and respond to societal issues, how culture develops, as well as how relationships start and fall apart on a global, national and local scale. Studying history allows you to put events, people and motivations in context across time and location, even when dealing with differing interpretations.
Programs of Study
History for Transfer
Associate of Arts for Transfer
Students earning the History for Transfer degree will acquire a broad perspective on the human experience and appreciate how the past has shaped the present. They will learn about major events and people of the past, especially their social, cultural and political effects. In addition, students will learn how to interpret, debate, and draw conclusions using primary historical sources.
This program assists students with seamless transfer to a California State University.
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Why study history?
What You'll Learn
- Describe, explain, and evaluate historical information and demonstrate an understanding of the nature of historical processes.
- Identify and analyze the sources of historical information and research methodologies.
- Objectively explain critical issues in history and be able to use theories and debates to argue convincingly in defense of a position, selecting examples to illustrate points and organizing these appropriately.
- Employ a variety of current historical methodologies in the research, analysis and evaluation of data.
- Comprehend and demonstrate critical thinking ability including the understanding of alternative explanations and the forming of conclusions from the data presented.
- Teacher or professor
- Policy maker
- Politics and civil service
- Marketing and advertising specialist
- Museum curator