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Students who successfully complete a history degree learn to analyze texts, develop critical thinking and research skills, and understand the interconnectedness of local, national, and global historical events. The history program offers students a wide range of courses in American, European, and Asian history, along with courses in historiography and opportunities for independent research. The program also crosslists courses with Minority Studies and Women's and Gender Studies.

Philosophy and Religious Studies

The curriculum of the philosophy program is designed to contribute to the intellectual training of all undergraduates and to acquaint them with some of the most important developments in the history of ideas. Courses in the program emphasize clear and cogent thinking about fundamental problems, locate the origins of these problems in the writings of the great philosophers, and provide in-depth examinations of proposed solutions. The program also offers courses in ethics designed for business and medical students.

Political Science

The Political Science program offers an opportunity for the systematic study of political institutions and processes across numerous areas of study. Special features of the program include opportunities for field research, internships in governmental agencies, and a senior seminar for all political science majors. A degree in political science prepares students to assume the duties of citizenship; provides special knowledge and skills useful in public service, law, business, and other careers; and lays a foundation for the scholarly study of government and politics.

For more information, visit the History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religious studies page on the IU Northwest Bulletin.