ROLE & SCOPE
The Department’s mission is to introduce students to the breadth and depth of the human experience by a comparative study of past and contemporary societies and cultures, and to develop their ability to conduct research, analyze and assess evidence, and articulate sound conclusions both orally and in writing. Our students acquire knowledge and skills that help them develop as informed, engaged, and thoughtful citizens. History courses offered at North Central Texas College support the academic transfer mission of the college, since all state-supported colleges and universities in Texas require six academic hours (two courses) in United States history. Many academic degree plans also require additional courses in World Civilizations. The study of history plays a distinctive and central role in a liberal arts curriculum. History majors in particular will be prepared to pursue successful careers as teachers, lawyers, civil servants, lobbyists, journalists, and information specialists.