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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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Who knew the sound of saws could spark such excitement? Andrea Skrzypek recalls the day she found “her people.”



September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 25
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 25.

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.)

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