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About the Program

History is a transfer program housed in the Social Science Division. Transfer programs are for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree. Some students take history courses to fulfill the social science requirement for a transfer degree; others take history courses as part of a plan to major in history.

History teaches us about why the world has come to be the way it is. As a discipline, history asks questions about how societies interacted, how they were governed, and what they believed. Historians use tools like primary sources (something written by an eyewitness to an event), secondary sources (accounts written by others) and oral histories. They compare and contrast different accounts and look for evidence to determine what occurred. These topics are covered in CLC’s courses and degree program.

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Read Why Major in History? by Psychology Today.