History Department

The History Department offers courses for transfer students, for students in two-year terminal programs and for community residents seeking self improvement and intellectual stimulation.

All courses offered in the History area are transferable to the California State University System. Most are transferable to the University of California.

In addition to the standard classes in United States History, California History, and Western Civilization with a World Perspective, courses are also offered in African American History and Asian-American History.

We also offer course in popular culture such as A History of Rock and Roll and History of Film.

The History Department cross-references courses with other departments, such as Chicano Studies and and Music.

History Degree

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

History for Transfer A.A. Degree (AA-T) (PDF) - Historians analyze the events and processes of the past, both to gain more understanding of human nature, in any place and at any time, and to explain the distinctive dynamics of particular societies, usually in regional and chronological contexts. Moreover, historical study is a fundamental contribution to liberal, humanistic education and the development of critical intelligence. Hence Ohlone’s history courses are intended to strengthen critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that students will use in any field of study and/or profession. In addition, studying the past will prepare students to better discharge the responsibilities of citizenship. Most careers in history require education beyond the associate degree and some require a graduate degree. The most common career options for students with history preparation include archivist, business person, diplomatic corps, government analyst, historian, journalist, lawyer, librarian, museum curator, park historian, professor, teacher, and writer.

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