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.
Henry Chan, history, authored the intellectual biography of Stanford-educated Chinese historian Zhang Yinlin (1905-1942), and co-edited his writings in three volumes. Titled “Complete Works of Zhang Yinlin,” the book was written in Chinese and published by Qinghua University, Beijing, China.
Prof. Steve Hoffbeck, History Department, delivered a talk about “John F. Kennedy: Death and Remembrance” at the Detroit Lakes Public Library on Nov. 19 to explain the man and what happened 50 years ago, using eyewitness accounts and best analysts. Hoffbeck noted how the Kennedy Assassination changed us as a nation. A panel discussion followed [...]
The History Club is hosting a movie night Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in King Hall 110. They will be showing “Viva Zepata,” and it’s the 103rd anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.
The History Club is presenting a showing of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in King Hall 110. Snacks will be served.