History

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Just about any where and any time.  Majoring in history gives you the opportunity to become a master of space and time as you can explore democracy in the ancient world, discover life after the bubonic plague, wrestle with the question of natural rights in the American and French Revolutions, delve into the question of slavery in the Old South as you examine the successes and failures of mankind throughout human history.  

History is not simply dates and events of the past. Those facts are merely the raw materials for historians to begin to understand the societies and cultures that have come before us. The study of history is the quest to understand the past in its own context and to explore how and why it unfolded as it did. Having an appreciation for the past helps understand our present and inform our future.

 

The hallmark of the history program here at Simpson College is the faculty’s desire to foster a student-centered learning experience. Students are active participants in our exploration of the past by using historical (primary) sources and taking part in class discussion, role-playing simulations, and collaborative learning as well as have the opportunity to apply their historical skills in internships and research projects.

Our students become apprentice historians and learn by doing.

Explore history . . .

Do history . . .

Make history . . .

Be a part of history . . .

Stand in the place of history . . .

Create your own history . . .


Do Iowa History

Iowa History Center Scholarship

Are you interested in Iowa history and working to preserve and promote the history of the state and Midwest? The Iowa History Center is accepting applications for the Iowa History Center Scholars Program.

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Success Stories

Allison Haack ’10- Library Assistant In The Special Collections And Archives

Many Simpson College students arrive on campus not knowing which academic path they should follow. Allison Haack ’10 includes herself among that group. More…

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