History

History

Everything has a history. Learning the stories of how people, places and ideas came to be is empowering for students and important for the future. When History students at Heritage understand where we’ve come from, they can help lead the way to a better tomorrow.

About Our Program

At Heritage, we believe there’s more to history than just dates and events.

Our History Department helps students explore the people, attitudes and actions that shaped us into who we are today — deepening our understanding of people and societies different from our own. This multi-cultural approach to the human past situates the history of the Pacific Northwest within the context of global forces that shape contemporary life.

Our department builds collaborative classroom environments that help students develop multiple interpretive tools to make sense of the past. You’ll build cognitive skills and learn to make critical decisions with an understanding of how a single event can impact the collective community. To put those skills into practice, all of our students are given the opportunity to participate in at least one intensive research experience, and many of them present research papers across the United States.

Department of History Course Rotation Schedule:
FALL (Odd-numbered Years) SPRING (Even-numbered Years)
HIS 102W World Civilization II HIS 102W World Civilization II
HIS 204W Fundamentals Of History of the American People I HIS 205W Fundamentals of the History of the American People II
HIS 311W Native American History HIS 312W Pacific Northwest History
300/400-level Elective 300/400-
level
Elective
HIS 322W Historical Methods HIS 499W History Capstone
FALL (Even-numbered Years) SPRING (Odd-numbered Years)
HIS 101W World Civilization I HIS 102W World Civilization II
HIS 102W World Civilization II HIS 205W Fundamentals of the History of the American People II
300/400-level Elective HIS 482W Modern Latin America
300/400- level Elective 300/400-level Elective
HIS 322W Historical Methods HIS 499W History Capstone

What Could You Do?

Teacher
Researcher
Archivist
Librarian
Graduate Studies
Law School
Politician
Community Organizer
Journalist
Writer
Historian
Activist

Degree Offerings

Humanities Department

Bachelor of Arts Degree, B.A.
History

Non-Degree
History Minor

Program Faculty

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Juven Garcia

Adjunct Faculty

Jami Hanks

Jami Hanks

Administrative Assistant/Chalk & Wire Specialist

Jame Mary

Mary James

Special Assistant for Logistics and Evaluation/CILT

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Ann Olson

Adjunct Faculty

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Julie Schillreff

Adjunct Faculty

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Jessica Silva

Adjunct Faculty

Blake Slonecker

Blake Slonecker

Ted Robertson Professor/Chair, Dept. of Humanities/Interim Chair, Dept. of Psychology

Steven Trotter

Steven Trotter

Adjunct Faculty