Rebecca Koerselman '03 Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.A., Iowa State University
B.A., Northwestern College
Van Peursem Hall, 212
A Northwestern College graduate, Dr. Koerselman earned a master’s degree in history and political science from Iowa State University and a doctorate in United States history with an emphasis on gender and religion from Michigan State University. Before joining Northwestern's faculty, she was an assistant professor of history at Oklahoma Baptist University.
- Introduction to Historical Inquiry
An introduction to the principles and techniques involved in the study of history. This course will include both reflection and practice, consideration of ideas and actual application, through exercises drawing on primary and secondary materials.Prerequisite: HIS101.(2 credits)
- History of the United States
(4 credits)(American history) The History of the United States introduces students to the broad contours of American civilization, from native societies and colonial founding to the present and in the context of global events. The course focuses on political, social, economic, religious, and cultural continuity and change in U.S. history. Prerequisite: Historical Perspectives course or permission of instructor.
- Introduction to Public History
(2 credits)(American history) This course is designed to introduce students to the theory, methods, and practice of history outside the classroom. Students will explore the ways historians research, preserve, and present historical topics to public audiences through museums, archives, interpreters, documentaries, and through electronic media.Prerequisite: HIS150 or permission of instructor.
- Seminar in American History
(4 credits)(American history) Building on the skills studentsdeveloped in the Colloquium in American history, the Seminar in Americanhistory invites students to do the work of a historian. Seminars focusmore deeply on some period or issue or question, and students will writea significant research paper related to the seminar topic thatdemonstrates advanced familiarity with the historiography and advancedskills at analyzing and using primary sources.Note: This course may be taken more than once provided a different topicis studied.Prerequisite: HIS206 or permission of instructor.
"Gender Goes Camping: A 'Clarion Call' for Evangelical Identities of Masculinity and Femininity in Summer Camps," Midwest American Academy of Religion Conference, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, 2012; American Academy of Religion Conference, Chicago, 2012
"Life Traces Religion, Religion Traces Cultural Change," Midwest American Academy of Religion Conference, Dominican University, River Forest, IL, 2008
Assistant Professor of History, Oklahoma Baptist University
Instructor in History, Michigan State University
Research Assistant, Michigan State University
Teaching Assistant, Iowa State University
American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
American Academy of Religion
Conference on Faith and History
Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Michigan State University Graduate School
Fred Williams Teaching Award, Michigan State University Department of History
State Historical Society of Iowa Research Grant
Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives Lynn E. May, Jr. Study Grant