Program Summary

The Social Science History Track major at Hill College is a program geared toward the study of the human past and its impact on the present. It includes instruction in analysis and interpretation of primary and secondary sources, as well as creating arguments from primary sources. The program also includes studies of particular time periods and the ways in which culture, individuals and their decisions, and economic and global forces shaped history. Students majoring in History learn valuable interpretive, communications, and critical thinking skills that can lead to multiple career opportunities.


Social Science Education Plan

History Degree 
Associate of Arts 
60 Credit Hours 

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History Tours 

In addition to class room and Internet courses, Hill College is proud to offer students the opportunity to experience history in a more hands on approach via history-themed trips in the summer. These trips have included a journey along the trails of the Old West, an exploration of mining communities of the Old West and, most recently, a trip to Revolutionary and Civil War Battlefields including Vicksburg, Kennesaw Mountain, Petersburg, Gettysburg, New Market, Stones River and Shiloh. The Hood’s Texas Brigade Brass Band will play at many of those fields. The students will also have a day to tour Washington D.C. and visit Ford’s Theater, where President Lincoln was shot. 

The Texas Heritage Museum 

The mission of the Texas Heritage Museum is to explore Texas and Texans during wartime and how those experiences affect us today. The museum offers exhibits from the Texas Revolution up through the Vietnam War and has an extensive collection of artifacts from the Civil War and World War II. The Texas Heritage Museum also houses the Historical Research Center, which holds one of the nation’s best collections of Civil War documents.

In accordance with Texas' 60x30TX strategic plan, Hill College has identified ten Marketable Skills available to students through our various certificate/degree programs. Graduates completing a program with Hill College will be able to identified and communicate program specific marketable skills to area employers as they pursue a career. Students need to be aware of the marketable skills affiliated with their programs (highlighted below). These skills include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas that are valued by employers, and are primary or complementary to a major.

Ten Marketable Skills
Communication the process of transmitting information and ideas from one individual or group to another, verbally or through writing.
Critical Thinking the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
Teamwork willingness to be a part of a group of persons in a cooperative or coordinated effort in the interests of a common cause.
Adaptability the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions.
Work Ethic a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.
Continued Learning the ability to continually develop and improve one's skills and knowledge in order to perform effectively.
Social Skills skills used to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups, verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.
Time Management the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities.
Analytical Thinking the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively through a methodical step-by-step approach that breaks down complex problems into single and manageable components.
Cultural Competency the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.
Drew Proctor
Program Coordinator 


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