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.

Middle East Studies Minor

The Middle East Studies minor prepares students to engage with the Middle East and the Islamic world, a religion and worldview that will continue to play a critical role in world affairs for the foreseeable future. The minor incorporates a variety of disciplines including history, religion, language and sociology.

Requirements:
Choose one program:
GEN 310 - Middle East Studies Program
GEN 354 - Oman Semester
Choose 8 credits:
HIS 230 - Issues in Cross-Cultural History: Islamic Civilization
PSC 235 - Comparative Politics
REL 295 - Intercultural Communication
REL 390 - World Religions
SOC 290 - Cultural Anthropology
SOC 312 - Sociology of Religion
Total Credits Required: 24