Mike Pearson '10
Upholding His Dad's Legacy
The things you learn as a history major is how to ask questions and how to interpret things.Read This Story
Department of History
History is not simply dates and events of the past. You will become immersed in, and become a part of, history as each course provides the foundation and experience for the next.
Studying history at Simpson is a student-centered learning experience. You will research original documents, role play, engage in class discussions and benefit from experiential learning. Further, it is designed so you have a hand in how you complete your study of history. Here's a secret: it's fun!
A brief examination of cultural contributions of the ancient Middle East, followed by a survey of the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome and an investigation of the rise of Christianity. An exploration of the Middle Ages serves as a background for the development of European life culminating in the era of the Renaissance and Reformation.
Flip the question around: What can't you do? History is an extremely versatile major that will help prepare you for life after college. History majors have gone on to careers in business, law, education, government, public service and journalism. Take a look at a sampling of our graduates' careers.
If majoring in history interests you, check out the rest of the department.
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JoAnna Freeland '13
Because of Simpson College I’ll be going on to law school after I graduate!Read This Story
Allison Haack '10
The skills I learned as a history major have been invaluable. Learning to think and write critically was important for my academic work at the graduate level.Read This Story