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What Will I Learn?

The study of history is like reading a best-seller or watching a megahit movie based on true events. You’ll get caught up in actual events that have changed the world.  One of the fascinating things about history is that it can repeat itself! It’s pivotal for all of us to reflect on the past – positive and negative – and shape a better future.

A majority of our professors have doctoral degrees and are practicing historians who:

  • Will take you on faculty-led Study Abroad trips to places like England, Greece, Germany and Italy that earn college credit
  • Are authors and field experts
  • Present guest lectures across the county, state and country
  • Take their classes to museums to further explore lecture topics


If you plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree, it only makes sense to pay lower tuition for required and elective History courses. You’ll get a strong foundation before you transfer to a four-year school. Plus, professors, who are also practicing historians, lead you to investigate the chronicles of some of the world’s most notorious villains, greatest war heroes and influential cultures.

Explore History internships and networking opportunities with groups that range from the National Trucking Society to local museums and historical societies. Student can work 10 hours a week for up to 3 college credits.

Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and organizations that lean toward history include:

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If you’re planning to transfer a four-year school, it’s likely your JCCC History credits will transfer, too. Check with your academic counselor to make sure.

Choose from a variety of History courses in the Course Catalog that best suit your major.

Here are a few you might check out if you are considering a career in:

Education, government, journalism, law, political science

HIST 140 - U.S. History to 1877
Study the great democratic experiment. This class is a comprehensive study of isolated colonies under one government, the progression of immigration and the definition of freedom.

Archaeology, art history, foreign language, international relations, library science

HIST 151 - World History
Get the story on Eastern and Western civilizations and their clash with indigenous societies. Look at how today's globalization has evolved into an interdependent world society.

Agribusiness, agriculture, conservation, education

HIST 120 - Local and Kansas History
Follow Kansas’ transformation from the domain of the bison-hunting Plains Indian to a society based in a market-agricultural economy. Take part in sculpting the Konza Prairie during a controlled burn.

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Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.