Our students receive a liberal arts education grounded in the Christian faith. Consistent with the mission of Kansas Wesleyan University, the History Department “fosters a lively discussion of faith and values, encouraging students to develop a thoughtful, personal world view informed by the Christian tradition.” Courses stress analysis, critical thinking, oral and written communication skills, and mastery of information. All history majors must complete an internship and a senior thesis based on their research in local libraries and archives. Our students do not just learn about history, they become historians.
A History major, a History Education major, a History minor, a Social Studies minor, and a Political Science minor may be obtained in the History Department. A Bachelor of Arts degree is available for those students completing the History major requirements and for those competing the History Education major requirements and additional teacher certification requirements.
Upcoming topics courses to be taught by the Department of History in Spring Semester, 2013 include: