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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Global Anabaptist Profile surveys and maps Mennonite World Conference

The GAP, a joint initiative of the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism (ISGA-Goshen College) and Mennonite World Conference (MWC), is a two-year project profiling the demographics, beliefs and practices of 24 church conferences in MWC.

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First recipient of Schafer-Friesen Research Fellowship conducts research on Anabaptist theology and engineering

The first Schafer-Friesen Research Fellowship researcher, Karl H. Kienitz, an engineer from Brazil, arrived at Goshen College in June to study Pilgram Marpeck.

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Students study honeybees, racial identity, Latin American music and more in summer research program

This summer, 18 Goshen College students are participating in the Maple Scholars Summer Research Program.

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Work in Immigrant Advocacy Brings Delight and Challenge

By Mara Weaver (’13) After graduating from Goshen College I moved to Mexico City for a year with Mennonite Central Committee’s Serving and Learning Together program. There I worked and lived at Casa de los Amigos,

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History Department Graduates Class of 2015

Goshen College History graduates celebrate their accomplishments with a diverse background of interests

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Faculty

John Roth

John Roth

Professor of History, MHL Director, MQR Editor

Jan Bender Shetler

Jan Bender Shetler

Professor of History

Steve Nolt

Steve Nolt

Professor of History, SST China (FA)

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