Palo Alto College offers a variety of History courses leading toward an Associate of Arts degree with an area of concentration in History. History 1301 and 1302 (American History Parts I and II) are required of all students registered at any two- or four-year college and university in the state of Texas. History 2301, History of Texas, may be taken to satisfy three semester hours of the legislative requirement of six hours of United States History.
Every Fall semester the History Department offers HIST 2311-Western Civilization I. Every Spring semester the History Department offers HIST 2312-Western Civilization II. On a rotating basis the History Department offers HIST 2313-History of England I, HIST 2314-History of England II, HIST 2323-Eastern Civilization, HIST 2327-Mexican-American History and 2381-African-American History.
A concentration in History is recommended for students seeking a four-year degree in Elementary and Secondary Education. It is a helpful academic subject area for those individuals seeking four-year degrees in Political Sciences, Geography, Economics and in some Journalism programs.