Why choose History at PPCC?
When studying history at PPCC you learn from the best. Our instructors have both real-world experience and degrees from leading institutions. But not only are they leaders in their fields they are highly committed to student success, ensuring PPCC history students achieve both in the classroom and can also move on to prestigious four-year colleges and fulfilling careers.
What will I study?
As a PPCC history student, you will learn about a wide variety of historical events, everything from Ancient Rome to U.S. Civil Rights. As part of your studies you will:
- Develop skills in written and oral communication
- Critically analyze historical times and events
- Research, research and more research
- Interdisciplinary thinking
You’ll discover a deeper understanding of society and yourself through learning to think and write clearly, critically and persuasively.
Example Classes I Might Take
Career OptionsThe skills you learn in history—critical thinking, careful reading, well-crafted writing—are essential tools for a wide range of careers. History trains you broadly and opens up possibilities rather than narrowing your focus to a single career.
- Politics and government work
"Every Instructor at PPCC pushed me...I took a daring leap and applied to Colorado College. I was accepted with a full scholarship and advanced academic standing".
-Max Rubenacker, PPCC Student
"The History department taught me how to read, interpret and write history, not just names and dates."
-Chris Bairn, alumnus, current professor
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the History program, students should be able to:
- Identify trends, events, peoples, groups, cultures, and institutions covered
- Construct historical narratives by identifying patterns of continuity and change
- Analyze secondary sources and recognize differences in historical interpretation
- Indentify and evaluate the perspective of primary sources
- Use library sources for historical research
- Select and apply contemporary forms of techology to solve problems or compile information
- Be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing