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Courses Offered Online

Oakton offers a variety of online courses (see list below); however, the College does not offer all courses every semester. For the current semester's courses, go to the class schedule. The class schedule provides more complete information, including course description, instructor, course fee,* and textbook required.

*Fees vary per course.

CAD Computer-Aided Design
Computer Apps for Business
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Global Business Studies
Health Information Technology
Physical Education
Physical Therapist Assistant
Political Science

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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at

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HIS111 - United States History to 1877
Course surveys political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States from discovery through Reconstruction.IAI S2 900
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: S2 900

HIS112 - United States History from 1877
Course surveys political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States from the Gilded Age to the present.IAI S2 901
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: S2 901

HIS113 - History of Native Americans
Course surveys history of Native American peoples in North America from 15th century contact with Europeans to the present. Content focus is on the historical struggle to retain cultures and autonomy while facing the continual expansion of both European nations and United States government and its citizens. Major themes and trends supplemented by case studies of specific tribes and documents that illuminate particular issues.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

HIS120 - United States History Since 1945
Course examines political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States since 1945.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

HIS211 - History of Modern Africa
Course examines political, cultural and socio-economic history of Africa from 1885 to present. Content includes the end of European colonialism, emergence of independent African nation states, neo-colonialism, Africa during the Cold War, rise and fall of African dictatorships, apartheid, ethnicity and genocide, popular movements toward democratization, and impact of globalization. Individual case studies focus on South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Liberia and Democratic Republic of Congo, role of the African novel, film, musicand popular art in understanding complexities of African history.IAI S2 907N
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: S2 907N

HIS228 - History of the Holocaust
Course surveys the history, background, causes, events, impact, and implications of the destruction of the Jews in Europe.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

HIS235 - Women in American History
Course examines womens roles and accomplishments throughout the history of the United States.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

HIS241 - History of Chicagoland
Course surveys the history of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, with an emphasis on the growth and development of the area. Content includes land development, culture, social movements, government, and economic history/development. Other topics linking Chicago with its suburbs include the growth of transportation and urbanization, with a concentration on the post-WWII boom.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

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