If you want to better comprehend what’s going on in the world today, you need to understand what has happened in the past. Today’s events do not occur in isolation — they are part of a continuity, a web of interconnected events around the world, stretching back through time. Studying history will give you a sense of our place in this timeline.
Our History program will provide you with a deeper and more informed perspective of the world we live in and the cultures that inhabit it. Get ready to delve into the past, whether it’s world, eastern, western, or American history. The program provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum if you wish to continue on to a four-year institution and specialize in history.
Going on for a bachelor’s or post-graduate degree in history can open the door to various fields, including post-secondary teaching, law, library and archival studies, and museum studies.
Start discovering the past in the History program. Make it happen today.
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
History is the examination of humanity’s past through the written word and various material evidence. By using these resources, historians study the people, events, processes, and conditions of past times. Reading and interpreting the past exposes the dynamic between cause and effect, which gives us insight not just into the “why” and “how” of past events but which allows us to better understand the present world in which we live, as well as give us a sense as to what the future might hold for us.
Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.
Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.