History is the study of past human experiences. Only by learning about that past can we come to know the fullness of humankind's ideas and actions, tragedies, and triumphs. But, while we learn of the past, we are also learning about the present. The History department at WWCC provides courses to meet general education needs in the first two years in American history and World history. In addition to these introductory courses specialty courses are offered in a number of different areas. These courses have no academic prerequisites and are open to all interested persons.