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History acquaints students with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human behavior throughout time.  The History program at EMCC allows students to examine how societies throughout history have formed in collective groups to create ideas of gender, class, race, sexuality, religion, nationalism and many more categories that strongly emphasize a sense of collective self.  The goal of the program is to allow students to transcend their own cultural limits and open their eyes to a unique historical world that challenges the current understanding of who we think we are as a people, and to engage with a diverse student body.  By providing an interdisciplinary approach, students apply knowledge of history to other fields of study such as sociology, political science, economics, anthropology, science, literature, and communications. The array of courses allows students to understand history from a global perspective that transcends time, space, place and cultures.  Providing outside experience such as field trips both locally and internationally also allows our student body to experience history as a real life event, instead of an abstract concept. 

Why History @ EMCC?

  • Emphasis on historical analysis and research
  • Interdisciplinary approach to historical analysis/writing
  • Collaborative and interactive activities within a small group environment
  • Research skills developed within the discipline of history
  • Global perspective provided to students
  • Understanding of current and world events through a historical lens

Career and Employment Outlook

History opens the door to multiple desirable careers opportunities both in the public and private sector.  These include:

  • The opportunity to transfer to a university that allows you to do critical analysis in any discipline that you choose to pursue (especially within liberal arts and humanities)
  • Pursuing a career in teaching the discipline of history at a K-12 grade level (note that you will need a teaching credential/meet other state requirements after obtaining your B.A)
  • There are many opportunities in the public and private for our students to utilize an AA degree in History (such as advertising, archivist, legal/teacher assistant, museums, political campaign and researcher). We provide our students, within the discipline of history, the opportunity to develop research skills, critical thinking skills and the ability to write (writing across the curriculum) which prepares them for a wide variety of career opportunities.

University Transfer Options

Maricopa Degree Options

At EMCC, get a degree in... And transfer to a university to get a degree in...
Associate in Arts (AA) Bachelor of Arts

Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program

This program has an MAPP (Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program) option. For more information about the MAPP program and to find additional information, see the MAPP page.