History Department


Western Civilization- HIST 4D will be offered for the final time in Spring 2015, but enrollment will be restricted to only those students who have previously received a grade of D, F, or No Pass- NP in HIST 4D.

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by which historians mentally reconstructpast reality from careful examination and study of primary evidence such as historical documents and artifacts.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
Office: F21d


Last Updated: 11/18/14