History: Skills and Jobs
What Skills Can I Learn From Taking History?
- Critical thinking
- Ability to research
- Library skills
- Information literacy
- Web research skills and tools
- Ability to evaluate and analyze sources
- Understanding of chronology, cause and effect, and cultural diversity
- Organizational skills
- Presentation skills
- Writing analytical essays
- Writing for general audiences
Do History Classes Address Any of Shoreline's General Education Outcomes?
Yes, history courses address the following General Education Outcomes:
- Information Literacy
- General Intellectual Abilities
- Global Awareness
- Multicultural Understanding
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.
Which courses Do I Take for a History Major?
- History AA-DTA Planning Guide
- Secondary Education AA-DTA Planning Guide
- American Studies AA-DTA Planning Guide
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.
What Kinds Of Jobs Can Historians Get?
A background in history can be a great platform for many careers, including law, the foreign service, politics, intelligence, non-profits, publishing, consulting, journalism, business, and, of course, teaching and research. You can find more information about careers for historians at these sites:
As a student at SCC, you will have the opportunity working directly with our outstanding, award-winning faculty who are interested in your education goals. History Department Faculty Members