The Department of History is a community of scholars who seek to understand the past and strive to introduce students to the process of historical thinking. With course offerings that cover much of the globe, from the ancient world to the present, the department offers the foundation of a broad-based education for an informed citizenry.
History courses at York College are designed to:
Introduce students to a wide range of cultural achievement
Expose students to the currents and cross-currents of humanity’s social, religious, and intellectual experiences
Help students see the interrelationships in many major areas of thought
Develop a continuing awareness of the richness and variety of human experience
What can you do with a Bachelor of Arts in History? A few popular options are...
Government Service, including National Park Employment
Historian for the Private Sector
Living History Interpretation
Meet Our Faculty
Dr. Tim D. McNeese Chair of the History Department Associate Professor of History Author
Mrs. Christi S. Lones Assistant Professor of History
Amber Soderholm '10 Volunteer Services Coordinator Grove Museum of Tallahassee
Benjamin Clark '02 Curator Charles Schulz Museum San Francisco Bay Area
Jessica Agler '04 Executive Assistant Good News Productions, International
Caroline Gaudreault '12 Executive Director Robert Henri Museum Cozad, Nebraska
Some of the courses you may take include:
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States since 1877
Western Civilization to 1648
Western Civilization since 1648
World Civilizations to 1450
World Civilizations since 1450
The Ancient World
Civil War Era
The American Frontier
Colonial and Revolutionary America
The Early National Period
Modern U.S. History I: 1877-1932
Modern U.S. History II: 1932 to the Present
Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Special Topics in History
History of Native America
Europe, 1648 to 1815
Emergence of Modern Europe, 1815 to 1914
Writing and Research in History
Program Learning Outcomes
The learner will apply his/her understanding of history and historically-based topics and communicate these through their writing.
The learner will be able to analyze and evaluate historical writing, both primary and secondary, using critical thinking skills.
To develop an understanding of the reasons for studying history and of the relationships between the past and the present.
The learner will analyze the sometimes complex cause-and-effect relationships of ideas and events, recognizing also the effects of the accidental and irrational on history.
Clayton Museum of Ancient History
Located on the York College campus, the Clayton Museum of Ancient History featuring the Stanback collection includes a wide array of artifacts, with the core of the collection focused around the Roman soldier. This facility offers enhancements for classroom instruction in history and Biblical studies and provides an excellent collection that the college shares with the public. The museum also offers an interactive children’s area, where younger patrons can learn through play.
History majors at York College can gain experience working in the museum as students, learning about the day-to-day of operating a historical attraction, care of artifacts, and the creation of museum displays.