History is not simply the memorization of facts and dates, rather history is a personal story of people, the choices they make, and the consequences those choices will have upon future generations. Students who choose to pursue an Associate of Arts Degree with an emphasis in history at Cisco College discuss, research, and document moments in the human story including:

  • The fall of the Roman Empire
  • The radical ideas of the American Revolution
  • The trauma of the Civil War
  • The hardship of the Dust Bowl
  • The tragic assassination of President Kennedy
  • The complex events of 9/11 that continue to impact our culture, politics, and daily lives

The History Department at Cisco College provides a survey of World Civilizations, American History, and Texas History guided by experienced, passionate faculty committed to fostering success through individual attention to students. Our history students transfer to a four-year college or university to advance their historical knowledge and skills. History courses at Cisco College also correspond with the requirements to transfer and attain a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year institution.

History Students at Cisco College acquire skills desired by 21st century employers such as:

  • The ability to write and speak well
  • The ability to analyze a problem and provide an innovative, workable solutio
  • The ability to apply knowledge and skills in new setting
  • A strong sense of ethics and integrity

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Associate of Arts Degree Four Semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Courses

    HIST 1301 United States History I (United States History to Reconstruction)
    Survey of the political, social, economic, military, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the time of
    discovery to the end of the Civil War. Three lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    HIST 1302 United States History II (United States History from Reconstruction)
    Survey of the political, social, economic, military, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from Reconstruction to the present. Three lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    HIST 2301 Texas History

    Survey of Texas from the Spanish exploration to the present. Three lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    HIST 2313 History of England I

    Survey of the political, social, economic, military, cultural, and intellectual development of England from prehistory to
    1688. Three lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    HIST 2314 History of England II
    Survey of the political, social, economic, military, cultural, and intellectual development of England from 1688 to the
    present. Three lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    HIST 2321 World Civilizations I
    Survey of ancient and medieval history with emphasis on Asian, African, and European cultures. Three lecture hours per
    week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    HIST 2322 World Civilizations II
    Survey of the modern history and culture of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Three lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    See the Cisco College Catalog for additional course listings.

  • Potential Career Paths
    • Journalist
    • Archivist
    • National Parks Services Ranger
    • Museum Curator
    • International Tour Director
    • Writer
    • Researcher
    • Educator

    For more information on the types of careers you can expect as a history major please visit The American Historical Association

  • Salary Information

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Meet the Faculty

John Caraway

Professor of History and Government
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4546
john.caraway@cisco.edu

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Randy Golson

Professor of History and Government
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4563
randy.golson@cisco.edu

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William Hagood

Professor of History
Cisco Campus
(254) 442-5164
william.hagood@cisco.edu

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Duane Hale

Professor of History
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4405
duane.hale@cisco.edu

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Katie Heaps

Adjunct Instructor - Spanish and History
Abilene Campus
katie.heaps@cisco.edu

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Michael McClellan

Adjunct Instructor - History
Abilene Campus
michael.mcclellan@cisco.edu

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Jennifer Prichard

Adjunct Instructor - History
Abilene Campus
jennifer.prichard@cisco.edu

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Beth Purcell

Adjunct Instructor - History
Abilene Campus
beth.purcell@cisco.edu

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Curtis Tate

Adjunct Instructor - History
Abilene Campus
curtis.tate@cisco.edu

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David Trussell

Professor of Government and History
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4465
david.trussell@cisco.edu

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