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Discover your future in History

Enroll in the History Program at Skyline College for an enriching academic experience that will allow you to discover the depth and breadth of human historical experience while helping you to find and focus your interests in a specific path of study within the field of History.

We offer a Certificate of Achievement which provides a head start on the road to employment and an Associate Degree for a clear path for transfer to a four-year institution.

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History is the study of the human past and how it emerged out of the traditions and customs that produced it. It is only by studying the history of other people, civilizations and cultural traditions that we can hope to gain perspective on our own unique story.

To succeed in the History Program, students will develop strong reading, writing, critical thinking, and analytical skills, as well as demonstrate a strong desire for self-discovery through a comparison of their personal historical experiences with those of others.

Career Outlook

Working in the field of History provides a unique opportunity to study the past and, through implementing and sharing this knowledge, help to influence our present and future. A degree or certificate in History provides a broad base of knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of careers including teaching, government service, business administration, law, communications, journalism, finance, and more. The demand for jobs and the pay for these careers varies widely across the nation and the State of California.

The State of California Employment Development Department provides an online Occupational Guide that provides helpful job descriptions, job outlooks and wages, and qualification requirements for a wide variety of careers. Use this guide to find more information about a career that may interest you.

The Skyline College History Program offers a range of classes. See what's available in upcoming semesters.

Check out the current class schedule.
Program Type Total Units
International Studies AA 60 Units
History for Transfer AA-T 60 Units

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to understand, analyze and evaluate historical processes that affect the United States and other nations, such as nation building, social change, economic development, consolidation of power and geopolitical conflict
Office Information

Location: Building 1
Email: socialsci-creativearts@smccd.edu
Phone: (650) 738-4122

Summer 2024 Courses  |  Fall 2024 Courses

Type Status Title Days Time Instructor
Online Class OPEN for Waitlist HIST 104 - 55871 - World Civilizations I
HIST 104 WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A global and historical survey of civilizations from ancient times to 1500. Emphasis on the origins and development of diverse cultures, political systems, major religions, noted empires, artistic/intellectual achievements, and technological breakthroughs. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2, D3).

TBA Phipps, M
Online Class OPEN HIST 106 - 56309 - World Civilizations II
HIST 106 WORLD CIVILIZATIONS II (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A global and historical survey course of world civilizations from 1500 to the present. Emphasis on the origins of global interdependence, revolutions and nationalist movements, the global economy, cultural and religious issues, technological advancements, and current social issues. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2, D3).

TBA Manbachi, K
Online Class OPEN for Waitlist HIST 201 - 53943 - United States History I
HIST 201 UNITED STATES HISTORY I (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Partially satisfies American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
U.S. history to the mid-19th century, emphasizing the development of U.S. political, social, economic and cultural foundations. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D1).

TBA Irish, M
Online Class OPEN for Waitlist HIST 201 - 54055 - United States History I
HIST 201 UNITED STATES HISTORY I (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Partially satisfies American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
U.S. history to the mid-19th century, emphasizing the development of U.S. political, social, economic and cultural foundations. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D1).

TBA Collins, C
Online Class OPEN for Waitlist HIST 201 - 55658 - United States History I
HIST 201 UNITED STATES HISTORY I (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Partially satisfies American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
U.S. history to the mid-19th century, emphasizing the development of U.S. political, social, economic and cultural foundations. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D1).

TBA Swanson, A
Online Class OPEN for Waitlist HIST 201 - 55918 - United States History I
HIST 201 UNITED STATES HISTORY I (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Partially satisfies American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
U.S. history to the mid-19th century, emphasizing the development of U.S. political, social, economic and cultural foundations. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D1).

TBA Phipps, M
Day Class   OPEN HIST 201 - 51440 - United States History I
HIST 201 UNITED STATES HISTORY I (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Partially satisfies American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
U.S. history to the mid-19th century, emphasizing the development of U.S. political, social, economic and cultural foundations. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D1).

T Th 9:30am-1:20pm Skovgaard, J
Online Class OPEN for Waitlist HIST 202 - 55599 - United States History II
HIST 202 UNITED STATES HISTORY II (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Partially satisfies the American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
U.S. History from Reconstruction (1877) to the present. Topics include the political, economic, and social development of the U.S., the contributions of ethnic and racial groups, the issue of immigration, and U.S. role in the world community. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D1).

TBA Collins, C
Online Class OPEN HIST 235 - 55740 - History of Ethnic Groups in US
HIST 235 HISTORY OF ETHNIC GROUPS IN THE UNITED STATES (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the social, economic and political history of ethnic groups in the United States, with particular emphasis on minority communities. In addition to examining the histories of individual ethnic communities, the course will explore the historical relationships between different groups. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D1).

TBA Popal, M
Online Class OPEN HIST 235 - 56028 - History of Ethnic Groups in US
HIST 235 HISTORY OF ETHNIC GROUPS IN THE UNITED STATES (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the social, economic and political history of ethnic groups in the United States, with particular emphasis on minority communities. In addition to examining the histories of individual ethnic communities, the course will explore the historical relationships between different groups. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D1).

TBA Popal, M
Online Class OPEN for Waitlist HIST 240 - 55811 - History of Ethnic Groups in CA
HIST 240 HISTORY OF ETHNIC GROUPS IN CALIFORNIA (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Partially satisfies American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the social, economic and political history of ethnic groups in California, with particular emphasis on minority communities. In addition to examining the histories of individual ethnic communities, the course will explore the historical relationships between different groups. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D2a).

TBA Collins, C
Online Class OPEN HIST 240 - 55867 - History of Ethnic Groups in CA
HIST 240 HISTORY OF ETHNIC GROUPS IN CALIFORNIA (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Partially satisfies American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the social, economic and political history of ethnic groups in California, with particular emphasis on minority communities. In addition to examining the histories of individual ethnic communities, the course will explore the historical relationships between different groups. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D2a).

TBA Phipps, M
Online Class OPEN HIST 248 - 56029 - Women&The American Experience
HIST 248 WOMEN AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
The history of women in the United States from the colonial era to the present. Topics include ways in which women have lived, worked and contributed to the social, cultural, political and economic development of the U.S. Transfer: UC; CSU (C2, D3).

TBA Irish, M
Online Class OPEN for Waitlist HIST 310 - 55598 - California History
HIST 310 CALIFORNIA HISTORY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Partially satisfies the American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
The history of California from the Indian period to the present. Topics to include the social, economic, political, and cultural development of the state. Emphasis on contemporary California. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D2a).

TBA Elia, J
Online Class OPEN HIST 310 - 56030 - California History
HIST 310 CALIFORNIA HISTORY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Partially satisfies the American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
The history of California from the Indian period to the present. Topics to include the social, economic, political, and cultural development of the state. Emphasis on contemporary California. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D2a).

TBA Elia, J
Online Class OPEN HIST 310 - 56037 - California History
HIST 310 CALIFORNIA HISTORY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Partially satisfies the American History and Institutions requirement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
The history of California from the Indian period to the present. Topics to include the social, economic, political, and cultural development of the state. Emphasis on contemporary California. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D2a).

TBA Reidy, N

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History Faculty

Rosemary Bell
Rosemary Bell (Professor)
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Mustafa Popal
Mustafa Popal (Assistant Professor)
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James Wong
James Wong (Professor)
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John Ulloa
John Ulloa (Professor)
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Dean & Division Assistant

Danni Redding Lapuz
Danni Redding Lapuz (Dean)
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Lynette Caballero
Lynette Caballero (Division Assistant)
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