Are you ready for a Life.Changing future? First, you must understand the past. Get started by choosing a Degree in History at Indian Hills!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
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Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Arts Degree in History (A.A.)


Dive into the past and begin preparing for your Life.Changing future with a history-focused Indian Hills Community College Associate of Arts Degree. Our courses take you from the earliest civilizations to the present. As you learn to think like a historian, you will learn to hone your critical thinking and communication skills. Armed with these assets, you’ll be ready to take your education to the next level at a four-year college. So apply today and the rest is HISTORY!


What you will learn:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of change over time.
  • Differentiate between primary and secondary sources and identify and analyze different types of primary sources.
  • Deconstruct historical arguments to separate fact from interpretation.
  • Establish the historical context of events, analyzing both short-term and long-term causes and effects.
  • Construct historical arguments, the heart of the historian’s craft.


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the details of the degree below to see how our courses at Indian Hills Community College will help you get on your way to a Life.Changing. career as a High School History Teacher, Librarian, Historic Preservation Consultant, or Professor!


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Heidi!

heidiHeidi Munsell, Department Chair, Arts & Sciences
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

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