KCC History professor Ray DeBruler teaches a class.The study of history is an important tool in understanding, interpreting and communicating the changes in society and society’s perceived views of previous events, themes and trends. Analyzing and discussing the influences that contributed to each event, theme and trend creates an increased understanding of how they first occurred and of the effects that resulted in the change to society.

History courses at Kellogg Community College contribute to the completion of KCC degrees including Associate in Arts, General Studies, International Studies and degrees in occupational disciplines. A list of history courses offered at KCC follows.

For more information about history studies at KCC, see:

History Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
HIST 103 American Foundations* 3
HIST 104 Modern America* 3
HIST 106 Religious History* 3
HIST 151 Western Civilization: Early Western World* 3
HIST 152 Western Civilization: Modern Western World* 3
HIST 201 Global History to 1500* 3
HIST 202 Global History from 1500 to Present* 3
HIST 210 History of Michigan 3
HIST 211 History of England* 3
HIST 212 History of England Continued* 3
HIST 220 Great Lives* 3
HIST 221 Architectural History: Late 19th Century to 1959* 3
HIST 222 Architectural History: Post World War II to Present* 3
HIST 240 African-American History* 3
HIST 245 History of Rock ‘n’ Roll* 3
HIST 250 History of Africa* 3
HIST 260 History of Middle East and North Africa* 3
HIST 290 History of the Straits of Mackinac 3
HIST 297 Special Topics in History 3
HIST 298 Independent Study 1
HIST 299 Independent Study 3

*Courses indicated fulfill requirements for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), which provides for the transferability of up to 30 credit hours to meet General Education Requirements at participating Michigan colleges and universities. For more information about the MTA, visit www.kellogg.edu/macrao.

Transfer Opportunities

KCC History courses prepare students for transfer to four-year universities and to other colleges where students pursue a variety of majors, including majors in history, education and political science.

Click here to view Transfer Guides outlining opportunities for students looking to transfer their KCC credits to a four-year institution. Contact our Academic Advising team at 269-965-4124 or advising@kellogg.edu to schedule an appointment to plot a personal transfer plan or contact KCC’s Social Science and Education Department at 269-660-7705.

History Careers

History courses can lead students to careers in fields including:

  • Archaeology
  • Diplomacy and politics
  • Education
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Law and criminal justice
  • Library sciences
  • Museum studies
  • Public administration
  • Travel and tourism

Possible job titles for graduates with an education in history include:

  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Historian
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Museum curator
  • Political scientist
  • Travel agent

Projected Job Outlook & Salary Information

For the latest employment and wage estimates for history careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mi.htm.

Why Study History at KCC?

KCC is a nationally accredited, affordable two-year college that provides high-quality History courses. Many students choose to transfer KCC History courses to four-year universities. KCC’s faculty are well-qualified instructors with a passion for teaching, and the college’s small class sizes create a more interactive and personal learning environment.

Flexible Classes

KCC History courses are offered online, in the classroom and in hybrid formats that include both classroom and online instruction. This allows students more flexibility in their class schedule.

A Variety of Subjects

KCC History courses cover a wide variety of topics, including:

  • African history
  • American history
  • Michigan history
  • Religious history
  • Rock ‘n’ roll history
  • And more!

Hands-On Experience

KCC History classes often include traveling and access to local historical sites and information. KCC History instructors are enthusiastic about history and bring a multitude of interesting and exciting historical experiences to each class. Select KCC History courses also qualify for the fulfillment of the KCC service-learning endorsement required for graduates pursuing a degree outside of the applied sciences.