History

Program Purpose: The History program is designed to assist students graduating with a degree in history to demonstrate an understanding of the effects of time and place on shaping and molding the human experience. Whereby students, will be able to appraise the significance of specific people, places and events in understanding the larger trends and themes of history. Additionally, students will be able to assess and evaluate the causes and effects of trends and historical developments over time.

Program Description: Through the critical evaluation of the causes and significance of events in the past, students of history learn about the individuals, ideas, actions, and events that have shaped our present. History teaches students to find and interpret relevant information and to evaluate the authority and bias of information. It promotes an understanding of cultures and societies from the past while it helps students consider their own identities in the world of today. A student graduating with an Associate of Arts degree in History will usually transfers to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor's Degree. History is an excellent preparation for careers in teaching, law, business, communications, journalism, librarianship, archival and research work, public administration and a wide variety of public service and government careers. Professional schools in these and related fields are looking for students who can weigh conflicting evidence, evaluate alternative courses of action or divergent points of view, and express conclusions logically and clearly. For students that are not majoring in History, this subject area meets important transfer requirements and promotes a basic understanding of the world.

Department Chair: Michael Ward
Phone Number: 805-289-6000 x 6226
Office: LRC-341

Area Dean: Dr. Gwendolyn Lewis-Huddleston
Phone Number: 805-289-6000 x 6388
Office: LRC-353

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History teaches students to find and interpret relevant information and to evaluate the authority and bias of information. It promotes an understanding of cultures and societies from the past while it helps students consider their own identities in the world of today. Through the critical evaluation of the causes and significance of events in the past, students of history learn about the individuals, ideas, actions and events that have shaped the present. History serves as a core transfer requirement and is a valuable component in a general education.

Full-Time Instructors:

Name Phone Number Office
Colleen Coffey 805-289-6000 x 6164 LRC-303
P. Scott Corbett 805-289-6000 x 6214 LRC-330
Michael Ward 805-289-6000 x 6226 LRC-341
Rubisela Gamboa 805-289-6000 x 6087 LRC-321

Part-Time Instructors:

Name Phone Number Office
Kathleen Addison 805-652-7779 x 51260  
Marie Francois 805-652-7779  
Jeanne Miller 805-289-6000 x 50710 LRC-120
John Pendleton 805-289-6000 x 50711  
Ray Tracy 805-289-6000 x 50603  
Ola Washington 805-289-6000 x 50446 LRC-120
Tomas Sanchez 805-652-7779 x 50468  
Michael Felix 805-652-7779  
Phyllisann Morten 805-652-7779  
Laura Carlone-Mooslin 805-652-7779  
Liza Black 805-652-7779  
Michael Blodgett 805-652-7779  
Walt Agajanian 805-652-7779  
Travis King 805-652-7779  
Amy Caldwell 805-652-7779  
Nathan Lopez 805-652-7779  
Lara Medina 805-652-7779