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History is the study and interpretation of past human events and their connection to the present day. The great issues of the present such as war, racism, class and gender inequity, and economic conflict, have many parallels in past events.

Careful study of how earlier generations dealt with those problems can shed light on the critical questions of the present and can help us to resolve those issues more effectively. In short, a broad understanding of History is a necessary prerequisite for a citizen to participate effectively in a democratic society.

Program Curriculum

Phoenix College offers many courses in history including History of Western Civilization, US History, African American History, Mexican American History and Women in History.

The classes are lower division collegiate courses that may transfer to a four-year college or university. History courses may transfer as:

  • elective credits
  • program requirement credits
  • and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution

Students are always encouraged to check with the receiving institution, your PC academic advisor and website for the most accurate and timely transfer requirement information.

Career and Employment Outlook

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