History

History Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

Learn from the past while preparing for your future in this versatile degree program.

  • Overview
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    You’ve probably heard it said, “We must remember, so we will never forget.”

    That’s what the study of history is all about. For generations, people around the world have preserved the history of their families, tribes, towns, villages, countries and significant events through the preservation of records, documents, artifacts and images.

    At Oklahoma City Community College, you can gain insight into how these civilizations and cultures evolved and how they affect our own traditions today.

    The OCCC associate degree in arts in history is a good option if you are well-organized and analytical and have an interest in sociology and political science. This program will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.

    Start your education today! Complete an online community college admissions application.

  • Overview
    Globe and books

    You’ve probably heard it said, “We must remember, so we will never forget.”

    That’s what the study of history is all about. For generations, people around the world have preserved the history of their families, tribes, towns, villages, countries and significant events through the preservation of records, documents, artifacts and images.

    At Oklahoma City Community College, you can gain insight into how these civilizations and cultures evolved and how they affect our own traditions today.

    The OCCC associate degree in arts in history is a good option if you are well-organized and analytical and have an interest in sociology and political science. This program will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.

    Start your education today! Complete an online community college admissions application.

  • Highlights
    Student in museumIn OCCC’s history degree program you’ll learn to:
    • Analyze historical events for present-day relevance
    • Describe governmental operations in society
    • Resolve conflict in society based on historical precedents
    • Understand the repercussions of political reform, industrialization and urbanization
    • Identify meaningful changes in society
  • Degree Options
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    History Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

    At OCCC, you can earn:

  • Courses
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    History Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    When you study history at OCCC, you’ll have the opportunity to take classes in:

    • Survey of American Sports History
    • U.S. History
    • Early Western Civilization
    • Modern Western Civilization
    • Survey of World Civilizations To 1600 C.E.
    • Survey of World Civilizations Since 1600 C.E.
    • Special Topics
    • Oklahoma – Land of the Red Man
    • History of Russia
    • African-American History
    • Survey of Women’s History
    • Survey of American Families and Communities
    • The American Indian
    • Great American Biographies
    • World History: Middle East
    • World History: Latin America
    • Historical Research, Methods, and Writing

    You can access OCCC’s online course catalog, which includes details on Oklahoma City Community College history degree requirements and history class descriptions.

    Most history classes are offered online as well as on campus – so you can choose the time and pace that’s right for you.

  • Faculty
    Jeffrey Carlisle

    Jeffrey Carlisle


    Professor History

    Ph.D., University of North TexasM.A., University of North TexasB.S., University of Texas

     
    Ron Gray

    Ron Gray


    Professor of History

    I graduated from Hereford High School in Hereford, Texas, and attended college at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.  I received a B.A.. M.A. and a PhD in History.  I have been teaching history at OCCC since 1976.  I am married, have one daughter and one granddaughter.  My hobbies are taking aerobic and zumba classes and watching sports.  My favorite colors are Scarlet and Black.  I am a Liberal Democrat and a proponent of peace and social justice.  I believe in both liberty and equality.  I treat all people, gay or straight, as equals.  I am in favor of a regulated economy that prevents greedy and corrupt people to become rich.  I believe that rich Americans should pay their fair share of taxes and that American companies that move their headquarters to another country should have to pay either a fine or a duty on all of their products no matter where they are produced.  I believe in a living wage, medicare, medicaid and social security.  I believe that every student !  should receive a free college education.  I also believe that administrators and legislators should support, instead of hinder, education.  And I believe in love.

     
    Ray McCullar

    Ray McCullar


    Professor of History

    Master's Degree in History from Oklahoma State University. Pet roly poly named Rollo (named to honor a Norse chief, first Duke of Normandy, and sometime nephew of Charlemagne).  He sleeps in a small match box on the fireplace hearth but thinks outside the box.

     
  • After OCCC
    Student in libraryWith a degree in history, you can enter a career in:
    • Teaching
    • Writing
    • Researching
    • Museum management
    • Tourism
    • Government
    • Business
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