PROGRAM/CIP CODE: HIST.AA/24.0101
CREDITS REQUIRED: 62
DIVISION: Arts, Communications and Humanities
History at Kansas City Kansas Community College introduces students to an array of peoples, time periods, and regions. Students examine a wide range of subjects from ancient and classical civilizations to modern world. Topics, which are drawn from the entire map of human experiences include creativity, belief, conflict, Identity, innovation, ordinary life, and power. Students also learn historical literacy. They learn to evaluate evidence, examine contexts, identify changes and continuities, and to understand complexity. They encounter traditional and innovative approaches to historical subjects, and they are introduced to historiography.
Students who already believe that the study of the past is interesting and meaningful will be encouraged. For other students, history at the college will open new worlds of knowledge and understanding. The American Historical Association in its Careers for Students of History Identifies seven careers in History: classrooms, museums, editing and publishing, archives, historic preservation, federal, state, and local history and consultants and contractors. The community college provides the foundation for students who intend to earn a baccalaureate degree and graduate degrees in history. Students who intend to teach in elementary and secondary schools should also satisfy requirements for certification.
Requirements for Admission to the Program
- No requirements for admission to the program.
- Contact program coordinator for program-specific advising.