George Santayana once wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”1 To learn history’s lessons, you must actively study it and acquire the tools and techniques historians use to evaluate evidence and analyze the past. These skills have wide-ranging application no matter where your life and work take you.
As you learn about the critical events and issues of the past, you will better understand how they impact the present and future. Studying History will:
Acquire Valuable Skills
History majors take their knowledge and skills into many fields including law, journalism, information management, public relations, library science, archival management, business, government, and the military.
Skills acquired through History courses at Okanagan College include:
History at Okanagan College
Okanagan College History Department Faculty Members
Have a look at our individual faculty pages where you can find out more about where we went to school, what our research interests are, what courses we teach, listings of our published works, and more!
Contact UsHoward Hisdal (Chair)
Library Resources for HistoryLibrary Guide for History
University of Chicago Style Guide
 George Santayana, The Life of Reason; or The Phases of Human Progress (1905; republication, New York: Dover, 1982), http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/15000/pg15000.txt