Social Science


If you want to discuss the modern world knowledgeably, you must first consult history. History tells us things we can't learn any other way. It allows us to compare ourselves with people who lived before us and with people from other cultures.

Having a sense of history gives us a better context for making decisions, it lends perspective on change and the continuity of things, it adds richness when we see we aren't the only ones to experience something ... or when we are.

The SFCC history department offers classes in Western civilization, Asian civilization, American history, Latin American History and Pacific Northwest history.

Those who pursue this field find job opportunities in historical research, museum work and teaching. Some write historical novels or history textbooks. Others document their travels for travelogues.

Yet history has application to many fields. Journalists, for example, benefit from the deeper understanding of the world provided by history. Business people who deal internationally find an understanding of history and other cultures is essential-and greatly appreciated by their international clients.

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Courses Offered

All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

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Class Credits
HIST 105Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues 5.0
HIST 106World History to 1500 5.0
HIST 107World History since 1500 5.0
HIST& 116Western Civilization I 5.0
HIST& 117Western Civilization II 5.0
HIST& 118Western Civilization III 5.0
HIST& 136US History 1 5.0
HIST& 137US History 2 5.0
HIST 141History of China 5.0
HIST 142History of Japan 5.0
HIST& 214Pacific NW History 5.0
HIST& 219Native American History 5.0
HIST 230Latin American History 5.0
HIST 240History of Modern Middle East 5.0
HIST 280Introduction to Modern British Government and Social Services 3.0