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History Major/Minor

Digging up a Passion for History

If you’re fascinated by the past and its impact on the present and future, consider majoring in History. Taylor’s History program will enable you to follow your curiosity while challenging your assumptions about how the world works, sharpening your ability to make connections, and teaching you to think critically. Graduates of our program will be prepared for a career in public history, museums, living history centers, and archival collections.

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The Whole World in Your Hands

Students learn to pose questions, identify sources, examine historical accounts, and consider connections between geography, culture, politics, economics, and religion. In every course, you will consider the underpinnings of societies, whether they be religious, political, philosophical, or cultural.

History classes at Taylor cover a vast array of topics and time periods in both American and world history. American history classes cover colonial America, constitutional law, African-American history, women in American history, and more.

You will also have the opportunity to examine the history and geography of other countries in world history courses like Ancient History, Modern Middle East, Reformation and Enlightenment, Modern Europe, Russian Civilization, The World since 1945, and many others. History majors will also complete a hands-on practicum with original research and analysis.

Minor in History

If you want to enrich your understanding of the world in both its present and past states, consider adding a minor in History. Customize your History curriculum by selecting courses from the countries and time periods that interest you. A History minor pairs well with majors in PPE, Multimedia Journalism, and Psychology.

History Curriculum & Degree Options

Contact the History, Global & Political Studies Department

Dr. Kevin Johnson, Chair of the Department of History, Global & Political Studies

Desirae Crouch, History, Global & Political Studies Program Assistant

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History, Global & Political Studies Department
A History of Excellence

Covering everything from philosophy and economics to history and international studies, the History, Global & Political Studies department helps students challenge assumptions, make connections, and apply historical knowledge to contemporary current issues.

The wide variety of disciplines and majors represented in the department are grounded in research, analysis, critical thinking, and truth seeking. Through these values—as well as through practical learning in discussions, case studies, lectures, and simulations—students develop fresh insights and perspectives that join textbook knowledge with global realities and a Christian worldview.

Not only are the History, Global & Political Studies professors serious about what they teach, they’re serious about incorporating their own personalities in the classroom and encouraging their students to do the same. The faculty create a family atmosphere—hosting movie nights, meals, and badminton tournaments while prompting their students to join in career development opportunities like research groups, the American Studies Program, and Taylor’s chapter of the American Enterprise Institute Council.

Learn More About History, Global & Political Studies at Taylor
See for Yourself

Listen to Dr. Nicholas Kerton-Johnson, Associate Professor of Political Science & International Relations, explain how a History, Global & Political Science degree will prepare you to fulfill your passions and advance God’s kingdom.

Faculty & Staff
Department Head

Kevin Johnson

Chair of the History, Global & Political Studies Department & Assistant Professor of History



Elizabeth George

Associate Professor of History


Nicholas Kerton-Johnson

Associate Professor of Political Science & International Relations


Jakob Miller

Assistant Professor of Political Science


Ben Wetzel

Assistant Professor of History



Desirae Crouch

History, Global & Political Studies Program Assistant