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History

History, Political Science and International Studies

Map of the world. The text next to it says: History touches on  the whole range of  the human heritage.  While focusing on  the past, it also helps students understand the present and provides a strong foundation for the future.

The History Department will be offering the following online courses this summer:

May Session (May 13 - June 7, 2019)
HIST 1027: Introduction to Islam, Prof. Stanfield-Johnson (Lib Ed: Humanities)
HIST 1305: US History Part II: 1865-Present, Prof. Laderman (Lib Ed: Humanities)
HIST 3038: History of Christianity: Origins to 1054, Prof. Matthews

June Session (June 10 - July 5, 2019)
HIST 1200: World History to 1500, Prof. Rop (Lib Ed: Humanities and Global Perspectives)

Welcome to History

The study of history is vital to a liberal arts education because it provides a holistic approach to knowledge; it broadens students' understanding of commonality and diversity, development of cultures, and drama of human experience. History touches on the whole range of the human heritage. While focusing on the past, it also helps students understand the present and provides a strong foundation for the future. It prepares students for careers that demand analytical and communication skills, critical thinking, and cultural breadth. These careers include law, business, journalism, teaching, government, and the ministry. This program introduces students to major world cultures and provides experiences in the critical use of historical literature and other source materials. It offers classes in five geographical areas (Africa, East Asia, Europe, the Middle East and United States) and on a number of thematic topics.

Students interested in the history major can click the following link for a summary of its requirements.