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.
Poster projects created by students in a History course on American Identities taught by Prof. Paul Harris have been placed on display at the Hjemkomst Center. A major theme of the course looked at how identity is shaped in historical memory, and the class was assigned to create commemorative exhibits of their own to honor […]
Dragon Athletics is honoring Veterans with FREE admission to the Dragon Football game on Saturday, November 15th by showing their military ID. The Dragons take on U of MN Crookston with kick off at 1:00 p.m. at Nemzek Field.
Steve Hoffbeck, History Department, delivered a public program on “The Home Front In Minnesota During World War II” at the Fergus Falls Public Library September 30th. Professor Hoffbeck examined Minnesota’s experiences in W.W. II, including the Norwegian Battalion and combat; making ammunition at Twin Cities ordnance plants; rationing gasoline, silk, and sugar; of blackouts; and […]
Paul Harris, History, has two recent publications. He reviewed Domestic Frontiers: Gender, Reform, and American Intervention in the Ottoman Balkans and the Near East by Barbara Reeves-Ellington for the Journal of American History, and he contributed a “Preface” to Past & Presently, a collection of poems by Dan DeVries, an old friend. He also attended […]