Learn about Anabaptist history in Paraguay
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.
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.
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.
Goshen College Professor of History John D. Roth presented the 2013 C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Goshen College. He spoke on “A New Martyr’s Mirror for the 21st Century?”
Ethnic conflict. War and peace. Poverty. Immigration. Gender roles. Globalization.
If you study History and Political Science at Goshen College, you’ll tackle these issues and many more. At Goshen College, we realize that we’re just a small part of a much larger world. That’s why our History Department focuses on an understanding of global issues and their local impact.
All majors are required to take a two-part history senior seminar, culminating in a significant research paper, and complete an internship, so you’ll get the chance to immerse yourself into a topic of your choosing.
And you’ll get plenty of hands-on learning, too: Participate in the model United Nations program, intern with a community organization, travel to Southwest Colorado for our archaeology course or participate in our Ministry and Service Inquiry Programs.
- Major in History / Minor in History
- Course requirements are flexible, allowing you to arrange a concentration of history courses that suits your interests. All majors take the two-part history senior seminar in the fall of their junior year and the spring of their senior year, culminating in a significant research paper, and complete an internship.
- Secondary Education
- Major in History and Social Research
- This major is designed to provide students with library, statistical and field-research skills especially useful for careers in law, business and public administration. In addition to history courses, you will take classes in sociology, statistics and methods of social research, along with history senior seminar and an internship that utilizes research tools.
- Minor in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies
- This interdisciplinary minor highlights historic strengths of Goshen College, and may include courses such as Anabaptist/Mennonite History; History of Mennonites in America; Mennonite Literature; Church Music; and War, Peace and Nonresistance.
- Minor in Political Studies
- Minor in Pre-Law Studies
- Minor in Social Policy
- The social policy minor at Goshen College is a collaborative cross-disciplinary program for students who want to work for social change within the public sector or nonprofit organizations. The minor is described in the sociology, social work and anthropology department pages.