Prepare for the future by studying the past

If you want to study and understand our world’s history and gain a clear focus on the impact the past has on the contemporary world, consider majoring in History, Social Studies Education or International Studies. 

Housed in the Reade Liberal Arts Center, the history department aspires to help you understand the who, what, when, where, why and how of major historical events and issues. We equip you with the essential research and analytical skills you need to identify historical questions and make sense of the historical record. Our curriculum includes many aspects of human endeavor—political, economic, social, religious, and cultural.

Through the diversity of our courses, we seek to awaken an appreciation for the historical context of ever-changing domestic and international issues. We encourage curiosity among our students and value your comments, questions and ideas, as vital parts of classroom learning.

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Dr. Steve Messer describes application of a Christian perspective of history.

Interested? Listen to our videos, contact our faculty, or better yet, visit our campus to meet with faculty and students face-to-face!

Dr. Steve Messer, Professor of History, explains the learning experience in studying history from a Christian perspective and applying that knowledge.

Dr. Alan Winquist describes your career choice of History, International Studies, or Social Studies Education.Dr. Alan Winquist, Department Chair of the History Department, describes the different degrees of the History Department and the careers that lead from your choice of History, International Studies, or Social Studies Education.

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Chair of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom to Speak at Taylor

Published: November 30, 2015

Dr. Robert P. George, Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, will appear at Taylor University where he will conduct A Conversation on Religious Freedom next Tuesday, December 1, at 7:00 p.m. George’s address will be held in the Mitchell Theatre on the Taylor campus. The public is invited and there is no charge to attend.

Constitution Day Speaker Examines American Constitution, the Bible

Published: September 15, 2015

Constitutional scholar Dr. Daniel Dreisbach will be the featured speaker at Taylor University’s Constitution Day observance. His comments, titled The Bible and the American Constitutional Tradition, will be presented at 7:00 p.m., September 16, in Room 109 of the Euler Science Complex on the Taylor campus. The public is invited.

Taylor students to observe Court of Appeals oral argument

Published: April 22, 2015

Indiana’s second highest court will conduct an oral argument at Taylor University in Upland on Friday, April 24 at 1 p.m. The argument, which will last about one hour, will be in Room 215 Ayres Building.

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