Professors K. Du Mez (chair), D. Howard, W. Katerberg, K. Maag, F. van Liere, K. van Liere, W. Van Vugt
Associate Professor E. Washington
Assistant Professor: D. Rohl
The History major prepares students for a wide range of pursuits. Graduates pursue careers in teaching, public service, graduate or professional school (e.g. law and medicine), media, ministry, and business. The major offers rigorous training in writing, research, critical thinking, and public speaking, and it promotes engagement with a broad range of cultures and eras.
History can readily be combined with a minor or second major, or with a pre-professional or professional track such as pre-law, pre-medicine, public health, or business.
Students should take HIST 294 as early as possible, preferably in the spring of their first year. Students desiring a high-impact experience in a non-academic setting are advised to apply for the History internship (HIST 393 ) in their junior or senior year.
Students intending to pursue graduate studies are advised to take HIST 390 (independent research project) or HIST 390H -HIST 391H (Honors thesis), and to take at least two semesters of a foreign language even if they have already met the university language requirement.
Students pursuing certification for secondary education must earn either a double major in History and Social Studies, or a major in one of these two disciplines with a minor in a different discipline. Those who choose to major in Social Studies alone must choose a minor in one of the following disciplines: Economics, Geography, or Political Science. Those who choose to major in History alone may minor in any other discipline they wish.
CoursesHistory: Introductory Courses
History: Intermediate Courses - World Regions
History: Intermediate Courses - North AmericaHistory: Intermediate Courses - EuropeHistory: Intermediate Courses - Global HistoriesHistory: Intermediate Courses - Theory and Practice of HistoryHistory: Advanced Courses - World Regions
Enrollment in all 300-level courses presupposes two courses in history or permission of the instructor.
History: Advanced Courses - North AmericaHistory: Advanced Courses - EuropeHistory: Advanced Courses - Global HistoriesHistory: Advanced Courses - Theory and Practice of HistoryInterdisciplinary
This section includes not only courses that are interdisciplinary (IDIS), but others also that do not fit logically into any single department or which are in disciplines not otherwise offered at Calvin.