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.
Augmenting the study of ancient history in the late fall is the annual WVC Catapult Contest. Teams of students are invited to design, build and demonstrate their own versions of the military machine in an attempt to hurl the farthest apple. The catapult contest, all in fun, draws a large crowd and is often held in conjunction with a chili feed.
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