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history department faculty


History is a dialogue between the past and the present. As a foundational discipline in the social sciences, history offers the student the opportunity to examine human actions, ideas and beliefs employing the methodology of a social scientist. Whether studying the Inca civilization high in the Andes or colonial America on the eve of revolution, students will develop skills that promote critical thinking, global perspectives and cultural literacy.

The History Department’s biographies testify to a faculty that has taught and traveled abroad extensively, bringing their unique international experiences into their campus and digital classrooms. An examination of the department’s course offerings identifies the diversity of study offered to the general student and History major.

The Clark College History program offers most of the staple lower division courses a History transfer student requires. Stop by the department office in Foster Hall (215) to chat about academic and professional options a History major may provide.