Dr. Steve Messer, Professor of History, explains the learning experience in studying history from a Christian perspective and applying that knowledge.
Preparing for the Future by Studying the Past
Are you looking to study and understand our world’s history? Do you want to gain a clear focus on the impact the past has had on the contemporary world? Then consider majoring in History, Social Studies Education or International Studies.
Our department aspires to help you understand the who, what, when, where, why and how questions of major historical events and issues. We equip you with the essential research and analytical skills you need to identify historical questions and make sense of the historical record. Our curriculum includes many aspects of human endeavor—political, economic, social, religious, and cultural.
The aim, through the diversity of our courses, is to awaken in you an appreciation for the historical context of ever-changing domestic and international issues. We encourage curiosity among our students and value your comments, questions and ideas, as a vital aspect of classroom learning.
Take the Next Step
Dr. Alan Winquist, Department Chair of the History Department, describes the different degrees of the History Department and the careers that lead from your choice of History, International Studies, or Social Studies Education.