Our students receive a liberal arts education grounded in the Christian faith. All history majors must complete an internship and a senior thesis based on their research in local libraries and archives. Our students do not just learn about history, they become historians. A Bachelor of Arts degree is available for those students completing a History or History Education major.
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History is a way of understanding the whole of the human condition as it has unfolded in time. Without history, nothing makes sense, from the meaning of words to the formation of identities, to institutions, states, and societies. History straddles the boundary between the social sciences and humanities. Like the other social sciences, it has established methods of investigation and proof, but it differs from them in that it encompasses, potentially, every area of human culture from the beginning of recorded time. Like the other humanities, it uses ordinary language and established modes of telling its stories, but it is constrained by evidence left us from the past. The History Department is home to a distinguished group of scholar-teachers whose work ranges from the medieval to the post-modern, from the Middle East to the Midwest, from gender and sexuality to science and economics, from micro-history to world history. Open main menu Menu.
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The major consists of three components: courses offered within the Science in Society Program SISP in the history, philosophy, and social studies of the sciences, medicine, and technology; at least two years of coursework in a single scientific discipline; and an area of concentration to provide depth in a related discipline. Students can either complete their area of concentration in anthropology, FGSS, history, philosophy, religion, or sociology, or they can concentrate in a scientific discipline by completing a major in that science as part of their SISP major the first two years of the science major satisfy the SISP science requirement. First- and second-year students interested in the Science in Society Program should begin their science courses as soon as possible.
In the fall , there will be a meeting for all thesis writers to discuss the process of thesis writing and to answer any questions you may have. We also need to begin scheduling the fall honors thesis colloquia. Be sure to bring the current working title of your thesis to that meeting. It will be used for the colloquium sign-up sheet.