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Study history at Oakton to prepare for your future. Our faculty is known for outstanding teaching, scholarship and advising and is committed to helping you be successful.

We regularly offer a wide variety of transferable introductory and advanced courses that cover the globe and the span of time, from the ancient world to contemporary societies. And we continually revise and expand our course offerings. We offer a strong foundation in ancient, medieval and modern European history, U.S., Middle Eastern, African and Asian history, and Women's history. And each term students can select from a wide range of special topics courses in our History 290 series.

With a B.A. in history you can teach high school, pursue a law degree, attend graduate school for an advanced degree, or work in a variety of other fields such as government, public relations, communications, social services or research.

We invite you to visit with Erick Mann, Ph.D., chair of  historical and policy studies, who would be happy to discuss the history program. He can be reached at 847.376.7031, or

Alumni Profile

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Tony Churchill wasn’t sure what he wanted out of life. Then he enrolled at Oakton Community College—and discovered his passion.



November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

December 24 - January 3
College closed.

January 11
Faculty return for spring 2016 semester.

January 15
Winterim classes end.

January 18
Martin Luther King holiday. College closed.

January 19
Spring 2016 semester classes begin.

January 20
Winterim faculty grading due.

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