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Studying history is less about preparing for a specific job than about gaining skills in reading, writing, critical thinking, and information handling. While these skills can be useful in a wide variety of careers, they also help people to become more informed and engaged citizens.
Since history education is broadly focused, it can be applied in many jobs and careers. For example, people with degrees in history can be found working in law, business, journalism, government, and education. Jobs specifically related to history include high school history teachers, librarians, museum educators, positions in cultural resource management (CRM) and historic preservation, and history professors at colleges and universities.
Almost all of these jobs require education beyond the associate degree, so our Indian Hills faculty members emphasize preparing students to transfer to four-year institutions.
Our faculty members specialize in foundational history courses—often called “survey” courses—which allow students to gain broad knowledge of places and people across long spans of time. We divide these courses into two basic categories—United States history and “Western Civilization,” which places the history of Europe in a world historical context. We also offer a small number of specialized courses, such as the Ancient Mediterranean World and African American History. In addition, check out the list of recommended courses for the history focus area.
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Jenny Howk, Program Director, Social Sciences & Business
Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
(641) 683-5111, ext. 1820 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1820