History Major & Minor

Are you curious how today’s headlines have been shaped by past events? Are you passionate about understanding past cultures? If so, our history major or minor is right for you.

At Goshen, you will study the local impact of global issues by examining diverse subjects such as ethnic conflict, war and peace, poverty, immigration, gender roles, the environment, racism, globalization and the implications of Christian faith in a changing society. As a history student, your course requirements will be flexible, allowing you to take courses that suit your unique interests.

Explore your passions through experiential learning opportunities both locally and abroad. At GC, you will conduct hands-on research, complete an internship at a local museum or community organization, and write a senior thesis using primary sources. You might also take a course on Anabaptist history in Paraguay, Native American history in the Southwest, or Islamic history in Morocco! By the time you graduate, you’ll have the writing, research and critical thinking skills needed to succeed in graduate school and a variety of professional careers.

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Goshen College Offers New Political Studies and Pre-Law Minors

GC’s History and Political Science Department has expanded academic opportunities for students by launching two minors, one in political studies and another in pre-law, starting with the 2014-15 academic year.

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Words on Research and Writing

Steven P. Miller (’99) and Abigail Trollinger (’04) chose paths in research and writing, and recently offered reflections about what the field of research and writing has been like for them.

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Spain and Morocco May term

Students traveled to Spain and Morocco to study the historical connection between the two neighboring countries and cultures as well studying present day realities and trends.

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May term courses a ticket to study abroad

Six international courses will take students across the globe to Nepal, Kenya, Greece, Italy, China, Spain and Morocco – and that’s doesn’t even include the summer Study-Service Term (SST) units in Peru, Senegal and Nicaragua that begin in May. Many of these classes are interdisciplinary and open to all students regardless of year or major.

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22 students research alongside professors during summer

Twenty-two Goshen College students are spending their summer working with professors on various research projects during the college’s eight-week Maple Scholars program.

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