History is one of the most popular, useful, and flexible subjects to study and major in. The popularity of History comes from the fact that human beings love stories about dynamic people and exciting events from the past. By studying the brilliance and blunders of past generations, students gain useful knowledge about how the world works and the critical thinking skills universities and employers value.  History is who we are and why we are the way we are.  History is not just the past.  In many ways, history is the present.

History is also a very flexible major: the AA-T in History is a pathway to a state university for students interested in majoring in History and those unsure of what they want to major in yet (ex. law, business, government, etc.). It is also a fun “second major” for students interested in becoming more well-rounded, knowledgeable, and wise.

The History Program at Oxnard College engages the energies of three full-time professors who teach a wide variety of courses in United States and World History.

History Course Catalog Descriptions

Careers in History

History Student Award Winners


History Faculty

Joshua Lieser, Ph.D. 
Social Science Department Chair

Office: LS-L
Phone: (805) 678-5078
Twitter: @DrJoshLieser

Kevin Hughes, M.A. 

Office: LS-R
Phone: (805) 678-5079

Jennifer Wilson-González, M.A.

Office: LS-M
Email: jwilsongonzalez@vcccd.edu
Phone: (805) 678-5269

Pictured Below (Left to Right): Joshua Lieser, Ph.D; Tomás Salinas, Ph.D (Emeritus/Retired); Kevin Hughes, M.A.Pictured from left to right: Dr. Josh Lieser, Dr. Tomas Salinas, Professor Kevin Hughes