History

HistoryProgram 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.

 

Area Dean: Lisa Putnam
Email: lputnam@vcccd.edu
Office: LRC-354

Department Chair: Dr. Michael Ward
Social Sciences
Phone: 805-289-6226
Email: mward@vcccd.edu
Office: LRC-341

Administrative Assistant: Sandy Mason
Phone: 805-289-6388
Email: smason@vcccd.edu
Location: LRC-356

Office Assistant: Brenda Marin
Phone: 805-289-6536
Email: bmarin@vcccd.edu
Location: LRC-356

NOTICE: Beginning Fall 2019, all the History Courses at Ventura College will be shown on the Class Schedules and College Catalog with New Numbers and Titles. To understand the change, please click on the "New Numbers and Titles for Courses" button below.

 

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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:

Colleen Coffey
Professor of History
Phone: 805-289-6164
Email: ccoffey@vcccd.edu
Office: LRC-303

Dr. P. Scott Corbett
Professor of History
Phone: 805-289-6214
Email: scorbett@vcccd.edu
Office: LRC-330

Rubisela Gamboa
Assistant Professor of History & Chicano Studies
Phone: 805-289-6087
Email: rgamboa@vcccd.edu
Office: LRC-315

Dr. Michael Ward
Professor of History, & Department Chair of Social Sciences
Phone: 805-289-6226
Email: mward@vcccd.edu
Office: LRC-341


Part-Time Instructors*:

Walt Agajanian | wagajanian@vcccd.edu

Marie Francois | mfrancois@vcccd.edu

Nathan Lopez | nlopez@vcccd.edu

Lara Medina | lmedina@vcccd.edu

Jeannie Miller | jmiller@vcccd.edu

Phyllisann Morten | phyllisann_morten1@vcccd.edu

Tomas Sanchez | tsanchez@vcccd.edu

Ray Tracy | rtracy@vcccd.edu

Ola Washington | owashington@vcccd.edu

*Part Time Instructors can be left a Voice Mail Message by calling 805-652-7779, and entering the instructor's last name when prompted.