political cartoonMission

College of Alameda History Department’s mission is to meet the educational needs of its community by providing comprehensive and flexible courses which will enable students to transfer to four-year institutions, earn degrees and certificates in selected academic and occupational fields, prepare students for positions in the workforce, to improve basic learning skills, and to expand their general knowledge.

 Career Options for History Majors

Pursuing a degree in history presents employment opportunities in a variety of different career areas. The need for teachers in the state of California for elementary, middle, and high schools remains high and college graduates with a history degree will find opportunities well-suited for opportunities to earn teaching credentials in a variety of subjects. The research and writing skills needed to successfully complete a degree of history offers excellent preparation for careers in law, journalism, public relations, and domestic and foreign government service.

 The Faculty and the Program

The History faculty at the College of Alameda are part of a core group of innovative, motivating and passionate educators. The style, design and delivering of courses reflects their commitment to offering courses that meet the needs of our students today. The College of Alameda’s History department has the largest online course offerings of any department within the Peralta Community College District, as well a number of dynamically dated and weekend college courses.



Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • Reason through research and analysis.
  • Synthesize ideas from multiple perspectives.
  • Communicate reason interpretations.



    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) may be assessed using:

  • Surveys
  • Questionnaires
  • Review of collected data
  • Other methods