History Department

The study of history contributes to cultural literacy and develops critical thinking and other useful skills while helping students understand today and plan for tomorrow.

Career Options:
  • Administrator
  • Archivist
  • Business Consultant
  • Foreign Service
  • Government Service
  • Historian
  • Museum Curator
  • Attourney
  • Researcher/Research Analyst
  • State Park Historian
  • Educator
  • Writer

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the Associate Degree level may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Highlights
  • Overview of Western Civilization and American History, Asian, African-American History, Women in American History.
  • Faculty includes widely traveled scholars, authors and active historians.
Catalog Information

Full History catalog information and course offerings.

 

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Wen-Xian Xu
wenxian.xu@wvm.edu
408-855-5273

COUNSELING
408-855-5030

note: History-Geography was formerly one department. Go here for Geography.