The History Department provides a broad foundational knowledge of human history through a diverse curriculum designed to give students a global historical perspective and improved communication, research and critical thinking skills. The exciting curriculum takes students through national and world movements including social, political, military and religious developments ranging from ancient civilization to industrialization and from the rise of monarchies to the causes and consequences of war.Students receive personalized instruction from dedicated faculty who hold Ph.D.s in History and incorporate unique teaching techniques such as role-playing exercises that place students in the roles of leaders attempting to grapple with issues like war, natural disaster, minority rights, religious tolerance and immigration. Students have the opportunity to participate in academic and social events through the History Club and present research and gain valuable pre-professional experience through forums such as the Student Academic Conference, Model United Nations and the Northern Great Plains History Conference. The combination of classroom and immersive hands-on learning provides a deep knowledge base and critical skill set to achieve success in graduate school or a variety of careers.
By: Helmut Schmidt, INFORUM MOORHEAD – In just a few short years, the arc of Joshua Gates’ academic life has gone from meh to marvelous. Gates’ identity at Mayville (N.D.) High School was as a football, basketball, track and baseball standout. But that didn’t transfer to the classroom. He had a 2.5 grade-point average and [...]
Need a LASC 5 course? The History Department is offering H-121: History of the United States to 1877 as an asynchronous on-line course this summer. But you have to hurry as space is limited-one section is almost filled and the second section needs more people to run– and summer course cancellation happens on tomorrow, April [...]
Dr. Annette Kleinkauf Morrow will present a lecture entitled “Searching for Perpetua: A Research Topic and Travelogue” April 25 at 7 p.m. in CB 109. This lecture is part of the Tri-College History Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Historian and Pulitzer prize-winning author T. J. Stiles tells the story of Cornelius Vanderbilt in a lecture in the Science Lab Lecture Hall on the MSUM campus Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. The lecture is titled “One Man’s Empire in Every Man’s Republic: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Helped Create Big Business—and Start an Argument We’re [...]
Natasha Smith talks about her experience