2022-2023 Catalog 
    Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

Historical Studies

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Professors K. Du Mez (history; William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar in Residence), C. Hanson (art history), W. Katerberg (history), K. Maag (history), F. van Liere (history), K. van Liere (history; chair), W. Van Vugt (history), E. Washington (history)
Assistant Professor: D. Rohl (history)

The Department of Historical Studies offers a variety of majors, minors and courses that prepare 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, museums, and business. Our courses offer rigorous training in writing, research, critical thinking, and public speaking, and promote engagement with a broad range of cultures and eras.

We offer a robust History major that encourages students to select courses according to their interests while also ensuring they experience both depth and breadth of content. Students in History programs have opportunities for practical learning, including a hands-on Digital Humanities lab course and internships in museums and cultural organizations.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 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.

The department also offers an array of courses in Art History, Classical Studies, and Digital Humanities. And we are home to the interdisciplinary minors of African and African Diaspora Studies , Archaeology , and Classical and Medieval Studies ; more information about these minor programs can be found in their own sections of the catalog.

Most of our courses fulfill core requirements in the Humanities, Arts and Rhetoric, or Christian Foundations II categories. Many also earn core tags in Global Regions and Cultures, Diversity and Difference, or Environmental Sustainability. The two-course sequence in introductory Latin fulfills the World Language I core requirement.


    MajorMinorGroup Major


      Art HistoryClassicsGreekHistory: 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.


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