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. They're not only leaders in their fields, they're also highly committed to student success. PPCC history students get the support they need to excel in the classroom, transfer on to prestigious four-year colleges and find fulfilling careers.
What do PPCC History students 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
- Engage in interdisciplinary thinking
You’ll discover a deeper understanding of society and yourself through learning to think and write clearly, critically and persuasively.
Classes You 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
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.