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History Department

Mission Statement

The purpose of the History Department is to offer thoughtful, provocative courses that are complete in their survey of designated areas of history.  In addition to ensuring that students acquire the basic literacy of key events and personalities that are associated with each course, the department aims to ensure that students acquire the ability to explain cause-and-effect relationships in history.  By putting past events within context and exploring connections, we also seek to help students connect with and interpret past experiences in their own personal terms.

What's so great about history at NTCC?

Everyone who teaches here loves what they do - and it shows!  We try to offer you interesting and thought provoking opportunities.  Each May we offer a travel study course to Washington, D.C.  Some of our on-campus courses take field trips to local sites and unique exhibits; in others, you may get to dress up as a historical character.  Each instructor has a unique style.  For the exceptional students, the Honors Program offers research and publishing opportunities seldom found at the freshman level.  A thought-provoking film series each semester in conjunction with the Division of Languages and Literature provides opportunities for greater discussion.  We also offer a variety of ways to earn college credit in History - the traditional on-campus course, online courses, accelerated hybrid-courses (earn credit in as little as six weeks), mini-mester (Dec-Jan) and intercession (May) options, as well as dual-credit for high school students. 

Quotes about the Power of History

"He who controls the past controls the future; he who controls the present controls the past."  George Orwell, 1984

"Historians are dangerous, and capable of turning everything topsy-turvy.  They have to be watched."  Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet Union Premier, 1955-1965

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