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History

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Pursue your interest in local, national and world history and civilization at TCC and turn your passion into a college degree.

TCC's outstanding History Program provides you a direct pathway toward successful transfer into a bachelor program in history or social science education.  Our faculty are committed to helping you reach your individual academic and professional goals.

Begin with an Associate in Arts degree with direct transfer into a Bachelor program in History or Teacher Education. 

TCC offers the Associate in Arts (AA)  degree with a History track.  The Associate of Arts degree is a Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP) and prepares students to transition successfully into a related history Bachelor’s degree at Washington State 4-year universities.

Connect the past with the future and pave your way for an exciting and relevant career.

Whether you choose to major in history at a 4-year institution or pursue another area of study in the liberal arts, the study of history gives you a window into the arts, politics, significant events, and social customs of the past. History can help you understand where we came from, how we got to where we are now, and even where we might be going next. 

The number of explicit professional jobs for historians is considerable. Professional historians teach at various levels, work in museums and media centers, do historical research for businesses or public agencies, or participate in the growing number of historical consultancies. Historical study is unquestionably an asset for a variety of work and professional situations. Historical training applies directly to many careers and can clearly help us in our working lives.  See the American Historical Association website for more information.

 

DEGREE OPTIONS

Associate in Arts  (Option A) The Associate in Arts degree - History track is a 90 credit hour program that enables you to transfer as a junior to a Bachelor’s program at a Washington state university.

Guided / Recommended Pathways

·         Fulltime (under construction)

·         Part time (under construction)

 

CONTACT AND ADVISOR INFORMATION

Ø  History Program Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Fortenbery

Ø  History Faculty Advisor Team: Dr. Bernard Comeau, Dr. Brian Duchin, Dr. Yi Li

HISTORY PROGRAM IMPORTANT LINKS

History Program Overview: Introduction to the History Program, Associate Degree Options, Bachelor & Transfer Degree Options, Career Guidance

Academic Program Information: Associate Degree Programs, Degree Planning and Advising, Courses, Current Term Offering, Course Descriptions, Bachelor Degree and Transfer Options

Academic Resources: Faculty, Faculty and Advisor Contact Information, Community Engagement, Scholarships

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or if you have any questions, suggestions or need guidance. Thank you!

DIVISION FOR ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Tacoma Community College

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*      History Program Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Fortenbery

*      History Faculty Advisor Team:  Dr. Bernard Comeau, Dr. Brian Duchin, Dr. Yi Li

*      Dean for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Dr. Yvonne Unnold

*      Administrative Specialist: Melanie Johnson

*      Faculty Support: Deborah Lewis

 

 

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