History

Learning history and cultivating one’s relationship to the past are among the oldest and most rewarding of human endeavors. The study of history can develop one’s capacity for informed citizenship, critical thinking, and awareness of the forces that shape our lives. The History program at Napa Valley College offers introductory courses in American, world, women’s, and diverse regional histories, designed to fulfill General Education requirements and to provide a comprehensive foundation for transfer.

Career Opportunities

The History major offers excellent preparation for careers in education, law, journalism, public relations, technical writing, fundraising and nonprofit work, consulting, museum and archival management, government service, and many other fields.

Contact Information

Division

Social Sciences
Building 1000, Office 1031V
Phone: (707) 256-7726

Dean

Ms. María L. Villagómez
Senior Dean, Language Arts, Library and Social Sciences
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, 94558, Napa, CA
Email: Mvillagomez@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7156

Program Coordinator

Dr. James McGowan
Professor, History
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, 94558, Napa, CA
Email: Jmcgowan@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7749

Faculty

Dr. Seth Anderson
Professor, History
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, 94558, Napa, CA
Email: Seth.anderson@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7788

Degrees
Courses