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 Sali