The History Department promotes the study, teaching and analysis of historical developments which have created our present world. The historical past is studied so that students can better fulfill their work and life roles.
The department offers basic survey courses in American history and the history of world civilizations, although students are not required to take these courses in chronological order. In addition to survey courses, a course in Minnesota history is offered emphasizing the social, political, cultural and economic history of the state as well as a course on immigration and the ethnic history of the United States. The department also offers a course on the history of women in the United States and recently introduced a Special Topics in History course.
Also offered is the Associate of Arts Degree - Emphasis in History which prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate program in History.
For more information on the Associate of Arts degree and the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum: