"History is the study of human experience from the dawn of time to the present. It examines people, institutions, ideas and events of the past and the present. The primary objectives of the History program are: to meet general education requirements for American Institutions, Humanities, and Social Sciences; completion of the Associate in Arts degress; and preparation for transfer to a four-year institution and completion of the general education requirements for the student enrolled in a four-year institution."
--Description of the history major in the San Diego City Catalog 2011-2012
Picture: 18th century map by Pieter van der Aa, public domain