History

General Education Requirements. Transfer.

About the program:

History is important for it tells us who we are and how the world we live in came to be what it is. It even offers clues as to where we are headed in the future. To understand who we are now, we need to know the record of the past and to try to understand the people and forces that shaped it.  In the process, basic patterns of human behavior become discernable as one studies people across time who lived in diverse locations and cultures.

In addition to cultural literacy, the study of history assists students in the development of significant skills, such as reading, writing, research and critical thinking.  At the college level in particular, the study of history is much more than an attempt to memorize facts about the past.  Instead, it involves an effort to analyze cause and effect, draw connections between diverse peoples and places located on along various points on the spectrum of time, and to examine various primary and secondary sources in such a way as to develop logical and reasonable interpretations of evidence.

Several History courses are part of the Core Curriculum. History is a discipline within the Department of Humanities and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Course information:

History

History Courses Offered
  • U.S. History through 1877
  • U.S. History since 1877
  • Western Civilization through 1500
  • Western Civilization since 1500
  • World Civilizations through 1500
  • World Civilizations since 1500
  • Texas History

Listed above are academic transfer courses to four-year colleges and universities, or may be taken to fulfill requirements of an Associate degree at Kilgore College and/or in an effort to complete the Core Curriculum. All courses except for Texas History and Special Topics are part of the Core Curriculum (consult the Kilgore College Core Curriculum for details).

History courses are required for all transfer students, but will prove useful in many capacities.  History majors often find careers in education, research, museums, libraries, journalism, government service, politics, broadcasting, communication, private foundations, and public relations, among other fields.  Moreover, History majors frequently enter law schools, and they are increasingly being recruited by businesses that are seeking well-educated graduates who can think analytically and communicate proficiently in both written and oral forms.

For information about History:

Donny Seals
Department Chair, Instructor
Humanities and Social-Behavioral Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8264
Office:
Old Main Building (OM), 103
Rick Moser
Instructor, Government and History
Humanities and Social-Behavioral Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8234
Office:
Old Main Building (OM), 124
Hong-Kyu Park, Ph.D.
Instructor, History
Humanities and Social-Behavioral Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-7513
Office:
Old Main Building (OM), 208
David Stroud
Instructor, History
Humanities and Social-Behavioral Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8228
Office:
Old Main Building (OM), 123
Carla Szafran
Instructor, Government and History
Humanities and Social-Behavioral Sciences
Phone:
(903) 236-2024
Office:
KC-Longview North Bldg., 108
Charles Taylor, Ph.D.
Instructor, Government and History
Humanities and Social-Behavioral Sciences
Phone:
(903) 236-2025
Office:
KC-Longview North Bldg., 205-D
William G. Wells, Ph.D.
Assistant Dept. Chair, Instructor
Humanities and Social-Behavioral Sciences
Phone:
(903) 988-7421
Office:
Old Main Building (OM), 207
Terri York
Instructor, History and Geography
Humanities and Social-Behavioral Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8624
Office:
Student Support Bldg. (SS), 204