History Department

History Department

History Faculty

The History Department Faculty at the 2014 Commencement, from left to right: John Reid, Joseph Gonzalez, Sharon Lowe, and John Kemp.

The TMCC History department offers a variety of courses ranging from introductory survey courses in American, European and Nevada history, to special topics in history such as the History of U.S. Involvement in Vietnam, the History of the Civil War, Mexican History, Gender and History, and African American History.

Our outstanding faculty and staff are available to meet with prospective and current students. Drop by or contact us with your questions and comments; we'll be happy to communicate with you!

General Information

Understand what the course numbers mean

The History department offers courses at the 100 and 200 level. The 100-level history courses are the same history courses one would take at the freshman level at a university, such as History 101 and History 102. These classes are generally for students transferring to a four-year institution.

The 200-level history courses are the same history courses one would take at the sophomore level at a university and again are generally for students transferring to a four-year institution.

Transfer to the UNR History department

All of TMCC's 100-level courses (and one 200-level course: History 217) are identical to those courses offered at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and will transfer to UNR. In addition, UNR has approved some of TMCC's 200-level courses to satisfy UNR's diversity requirement. For example, TMCC's gender and history course and African American history courses will satisfy this requirement.

Maximize your success in TMCC History courses

Time: History students must take a realistic look at their time before signing up for a course. Make sure you don't over-schedule your time. History students spend at least two hours outside of class for every hour spent in class. History requires a large amount of reading and thinking about class materials. You must try not to fall behind; it is very difficult to absorb and process large amounts of information in a short period of time.

Reading/Writing Skills: Be honest about your reading and writing skills, and seek help if your skills are lacking in these areas. There are great support services available at the Tutoring and Learning Center. You can receive free, one-on-one tutoring for several history courses, and you can develop the writing skills that will help you succeed in your TMCC History courses. 

History Department

Truckee Meadows Community College
7000 Dandini Boulevard SIER 202
Reno, Nevada 89512-3999

Telephone: 775-673-7825 or Fax: 775-673-7268

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