History is the study of the past and of change over time. It is also a discipline - a particular way of learning how to interpret factual evidence and shape it into a narrative that tells us why things happened as they did. At SCC, students who take history courses learn to ask questions about the past that allow them to analyze and understand how people lived in the past and the complex interplay between those people and the societies they created. The study of history helps students to understand how and why human societies have developed and changed over the years.
What skills are taught in this discipline? Do History Classes Address Any of Shoreline's General Education Outcomes? Do History Courses Meet AA Degree Distribution Requirements? Do Shoreline History Courses Transfer to Four-Year Schools? What Kinds Of Jobs Can Historians Get? Learn more...
Areas of Study
We offer a wide variety of courses in American, East Asian, European, and World history. Classes are offered in different formats, both on-campus at either the main campus or the Lake Forest Park campus and online. On-campus classes are scheduled throughout the day with morning, afternoon, and evening offerings. Some of the courses offered are:
What Skills Can I Learn From Taking History?
Do History Classes Address Any of Shoreline's General Education Outcomes?
Yes, history courses address the following General Education Outcomes:
Do History Courses Meet AA Degree Distribution Requirements?
Yes, history is a social science and all history courses fulfill the social science distribution requirement. Some history courses may also meet additional requirements.
Do Shoreline History Courses Transfer to Four-Year Schools?
Check with your advisor. Generally, all history courses taught at Shoreline transfer to four-year institutions for social science credit. Most history courses also meet degree, major, and minor requirements at transfer institutions.
Transfer Degree: Associate of Arts Degree
Designed to provide students with a broad liberal arts background of study during their first and second years of college with an emphasis on history. The state's two-year and four-year schools developed transfer agreements that allow students from a community college to transfer at least 90 credits (60 semester credits) to a four-year college or university. The degrees satisfy some - or all - general requirements for a bachelor's degree.
As a student at SCC, you will have the opportunity interact directly with our outstanding, award-winning faculty who are interested in your education goals. Our faculty are available to answer your questions: History Faculty