History Department

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The study of history contributes to cultural literacy and develops critical thinking and other useful skills while helping students understand today and plan for tomorrow.

Career Options:
  • Administrator
  • Archivist
  • Business Consultant
  • Foreign Service
  • Government Service
  • Historian
  • Museum Curator
  • Attourney
  • Researcher/Research Analyst
  • State Park Historian
  • Educator
  • Writer

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the Associate Degree level may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Highlights
  • Overview of Western Civilization and American History, Asian, African-American History, Women in American History.
  • Faculty includes widely traveled scholars, authors and active historians

 

 

Contact Information

Administrative Specialist  
Leticia Jimenez  
408-855-5152

Department Chair:  
Helayna Thickpenny  

Dean:
Brian Miller

Degree and Course Descriptions

note: History-Geography was formerly one department. Go here for Geography.