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The history department at Wenatchee Valley College offers courses in ancient, medieval and modern history which contribute to the social sciences requirement (15 credits) of the associate of arts and sciences degree, or electives contributing to that degree.

Classes in modern history (since 1800) include a survey of modern European development and imperialization, U.S. history (three courses), Pacific Northwest history, Native American history, and studies of the histories of Mexico, Latin America, China and Korea, Japan, and the Colville Confederated Tribes. Independent studies and special topics are also available.

An introduction to the foundations of Western Civilization from the Neolithic Revolution until the collapse of the Western Roman Empire (476 A.D.). Emphasis will be given to the development of Western society, political ideas, social constructs, cultural attributes and religions traditions.