Historians engage in systematic study of the human past and may draw upon the subject matter and methods of many academic disciplines. History professors at Mt. San Antonio College seek to understand the past in order to discover meaning and relevance for people in the present. We strive to introduce students to the skills of critical writing, thinking, and analysis necessary to comprehend the range of human experiences from a historical perspective. History is a fundamental tool for us to better understand ourselves and our world by making connections between the past and the present.