History Department


History is the study of past individuals and societies viewed from every possible angle: biographical, social, political, economic, religious and other.


Historical research is a form of critical reasoning by which historians mentally reconstruct past reality from careful examination and study of primary evidence such as historical documents and artifacts.

Students of history learn to “think historically” and see themselves and society developing across time, thus attaining deeper and richer self-understanding.






History Department
Email: Wendy White
Phone: 408.864.8532


Last Updated: 3/8/13