The History Program at Western Wyoming Community College offers a variety of opportunities for students, staff, and community members, as
faculty are devoted to teaching excellence and student success. Faculty primarily specialize in the history of the American West, with emphasis
in women and gender studies, environmental history, memory studies, oral history, public history, and much more. In addition, they are devoted
to approaching their classes and research through a global perspective, preparing students for life in the 21st century.
As a program in the Division of Social Science and Education, the History Program serves students across the campus. For instance, three of the
four classes approved for Government credit (a legislative requirement for all college students) are offered in this program: US to 1865, US
from 1865, and Wyoming History. All courses offered in this program help students achieve the five goals for student success: communicate
competently, retrieve information, see issues from multiple perspectives, think critically, analyze, and solve problems, and develop life
skills. This program prepares students for pursuing bachelor degrees in history, secondary education, museum studies, public history, and
"History is the interpretation of the past, using texts, to understand and discover human experiences" -- Jessica Clark, PhD
PROGRAMS and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
There is one program option for History. The Associate of Arts Degree requires 64 credits over 4 recommended semesters.
Below are the courses we offer that are most relevant to this program. Check the program options above to
see which courses are required. Courses in other academic areas are also required. Please view the College Catalog for course
descriptions not listed below.