History programs

Northwestern history classes attract students from other majors who also want to learn about fascinating events and historical periods like:

  • Medieval Europe
  • The European Enlightenment
  • The Civil War
  • Ancient Greece
  • Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
  • Native American society and culture

There’s really no such thing as history recorded from a neutral point of view, so our professors study and teach history through the lens of the Christian faith while also appreciating and drawing on history written out of other perspectives.

Alternative Secondary Teaching Endorsement Program in American History

Requirements
American history electives 6
Related social science courses 14-16 *
HIS 150 - Introduction to Historical Inquiry
HIS 201 - History of the United States to 1865
HIS 202 - History of the United States from 1865
Total credits required: 30-32

Note:

*Related courses may be taken from political science, sociology, psychology, world history or economics. If at least 15 credits are taken in one of the related areas, then teaching endorsement requirements are satisfied in that second area (in addition to endorsement in American history).