• History


  • Catalog Year 2018-2019

    History majors systematically observe and document the past. A history degree can lead to a career teaching history, or to founding or managing a business, or reporting the news, or managing an archive, or government, law and other professions. Corporate management trainers report liberal arts majors advance further in business careers than students with other majors, and recent figures show that students majoring in history score especially well in entrance examinations for Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs and law school.

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Identify and analyze major events and developments of significant cultures and civilizations, and the interrelationships of selected social, cultural, political, economic and geographic systems
    • Recognize the effects of historical events upon subsequent issues, and situations and different interpretations of historical events
    • Demonstrate basic competence in and discuss the effects of geography upon historical events
    • Use basic tools of historical inquiry - especially the practice of finding evidence, weighing its importance and validity and applying it to a historical problem

    This plan aligns with the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.

    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    HST110 Ancient World History or HST101 Western Civilization: Modern Europe or HST201 Early American History 4
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Oral Communication Requirement 4
    Elective / university requirement 4-5
    Term Credits: 16-17
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    HST111 Medieval World History or HST102 Western Civilization: Medieval Europe or HST202 US History 1830 – 1917 4
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking or WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
    MTH105 Mathematics in Society (or higher) 5
    Elective / university requirement 4-5
    Term Credits: 17-18
    Third Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    HST102 Modern World History or HST103 Western Civilization: Modern Europe or HST203 US History since 1910 4
    Lab Science requirement 4-5
    Elective / university requirement 4-5
    Term Credits: 13-14
    Fourth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
      Arts and Letters requirement 4
      Lab Science requirement 4-5
    Elective / university requirement 4-5
    Term Credits: 12-14
    Fifth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
      Lab Science requirement 4-5
      Social Science requirement (other than History) 4
      Elective / university requirement 4-5
    Term Credits: 12-14
    Sixth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
      Health and Physical Education requirement 3
    Science / Math / Computer Science requirement 4-5
    Elective / university requirement 8-9
    Term Credits: 15-17
    MHCC History courses that transfer as History credit to Oregon public universities:
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    HST101 Western Civilization: Ancient and Classical Europe 4
    HST102 Western Civilization: Medieval and Early Modern Europe 4
    HST103 Western Civilization: Modern Europe 4
    HST110 Ancient World History 4
    HST111 Medieval World History 4
    HST112 Modern World History 4
    HST201 U.S. History: Pre-Colonial - 1840 4
    HST202 U.S. History: 1840 - 1917 4
    HST203 U.S. History: 1910 - Present 4
    OTHER MHCC HISTORY ELECTIVES
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    World History
    HST195 History of the Vietnam War 3
    HST237 America in the 1960s 3
    HST204 Women in U.S. History 4
    HST225 Women in World History 4
    *Courses offered only as Independent Study options

    Professional Associations and Transfer Schools