Dr. Steve Messer, Professor of History, explains the learning experience in studying history from a Christian perspective and applying that knowledge.
Prepare for the future by studying the past
If you want to study and understand our world’s history and gain a clear focus on the impact the past has on the contemporary world, consider majoring in History, Social Studies Education or International Studies.
Housed in the Reade Liberal Arts Center, the history department aspires to help you understand the who, what, when, where, why and how 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.
Through the diversity of our courses, we seek to awaken 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 vital parts 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.
Constitutional scholar Dr. Daniel Dreisbach will be the featured speaker at Taylor University’s Constitution Day observance. His comments, titled The Bible and the American Constitutional Tradition, will be presented at 7:00 p.m., September 16, in Room 109 of the Euler Science Complex on the Taylor campus. The public is invited.
Indiana’s second highest court will conduct an oral argument at Taylor University in Upland on Friday, April 24 at 1 p.m. The argument, which will last about one hour, will be in Room 215 Ayres Building.
Eleven students from Taylor University's Departments of History and Political Science traveled to Butler University Friday, April 10, to participate in the Undergraduate Research Conference. Each student presented significant research and scholarship at the conference either individually or in a group.