Associate degree in History

General

Program Description

The history major fosters an understanding of ourselves and our world through the study of the past, both remote and recent. The program develops critical thinking and a broad background in issues and ideas from our past. The major thus prepares students for transfer to B.A. programs in history. It also offers students fundamental preparation for careers in business, government, teaching, and a number of professional fields (for example, paralegal or law careers).

Career opportunity

  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Government
  • Museums

Skills

  • analyze and explain major events and forces in specific world regions
  • interpret evidence from visual materials, oral accounts, statistical records, and artifacts
  • recognize the distinction between primary and secondary sources and understand how each are used to make historical claims.
  • analyze how historical evidence can lead people to various conclusions
  • explain cause and effect of historical phenomena.
  • understand the construction of differences and similarities among groups and regions, and value how global forces influence local and regional developments
Last updated January 2018

About the School

Sacramento City College is an open-access, comprehensive community college, serving a diverse student population. We provide a wide range of educational opportunities and support services leading to t ... Read More

Sacramento City College is an open-access, comprehensive community college, serving a diverse student population. We provide a wide range of educational opportunities and support services leading to transfer, career advancement, basic skills development, degree and certificate attainment, and personal enrichment. Our commitment to continuous improvement through outcome-guided assessment, planning, and evaluation promotes student learning. Through these efforts, we contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of the community. Read less