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History Program

The history program at College of DuPage offers courses that help students better understand the changes in the world and their place in it. These courses form a central part of the foundation of any college education, whether a student intends to complete an Associates degree or Certificate at COD or transfer to a four-year school.

Students can take a wide range of courses which include introductory surveys in U.S. history and Western Civilization, broad area studies of Asia, Africa, Russia, the Middle East and Latin America and more focused classes on topics such as the history of Terrorism, African American history, Native American history, World War II and the Holocaust and the American Revolution. All of our classes include vital reading and writing components.

Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate in Arts  

Potential Program Majors

Potential history majors are strongly encouraged to consult with one of the faculty members listed below early in their first year to plan out an appropriate course of study. If you are considering this program as an area of study, consult with a faculty member.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete courses in History discipline will:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in relation to history.
  • Explain historical causation.
  • Appreciate the interconnectedness of different civilizations in different eras.
  • Distinguish between different forms of historical evidence.
  • Understand the importance of historical events on modern times.
  • Write analytically on historical topics.

Contact Information

Liberal Arts Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616
(630) 942-2047