Students acquire the knowledge, skills, and judgment that enable them to participate intelligently, justly, and responsibly in civic life, and in deliberation about local, national, and international issues. History inspires students to sharpen their analytical thinking skills by researching and discussing current and historical events, developing strategies to find answers, and communicating their discoveries in writing. Students develop a sense of community and citizenship while examining historical themes through multiple perspectives and identifying historical patterns. Annotation and discussion skills underscore the analysis that students practice when determining central ideas and themes, solving cause and effect problems, and distinguishing point of view.
Amy Spencer, Department Chair
B.A., Pacific Lutheran University M.A.T., Grand Canyon University
B.A., Geography, San Francisco State University
T.C., Single Subject Teaching Credential, Chapman University
B.A., University of California Santa Cruz
M.S. Ed., Dominican University