History is the study of the human past, tracing the economic, cultural, social, intellectual, and cultural development of society over time.

History courses prepare students for advanced university studies and potential careers in areas such as teaching, archival research, public history, journalism, government service, business, and law.

Full-time faculty

Zachary Cuddy

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History Courses at Reedley College

History 11: History of the United States to 1877

The  political,  social,  and  economic  development of the United States from the Native societies before the arrival of Europeans, through colonial period, up to the Civil War and Reconstruction Era.

History 12: History of the United States since 1865

The political, social, and  economic  development of the United States from the end of the Civil War in 1865 to the 21st century. A course on the transformation of the United States into  a modern global superpower.

History 32: History of the Mexican-American People

History of the Mexican American people from the pre-Columbian era to the present.   

History 1: Western Civilization to 1648

The  political,  social,  economic,  cultural  and  intellectual  developments  of  European  civilization from its prehistoric antecedents in the Middle East to the rise of modern European nations in the seventeenth century.

History 2: Western Civilization from 1648

The  political,  social,  economic,  cultural, and  intellectual  development  of  European  civilization and its impact on non-western societies from the 1600s to the present era.

History 20: World History I to 1600

The economic, political, and social developments in World Civilization from the first human settlements to the 17th century (the 1600s. The course focuses on the civilization that took root in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

History Courses Count Toward These Associate of Arts Degrees:

  • AA-T in History

  • AA-T in Art History

  • AA-T in Elementary Teacher Education

  • AA - Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arts and Humanities

  • AA – Liberal Studies

  • AA-T in Philosophy

  • AA – Social Science