History Department

Experience history with the faculty in the Wartburg College History Department, where we value curiosity and engagement in historical inquiry as preparation for lifelong learning.

Take a journey through time as you explore American, European and non-Western history and culture, majoring in history, American history secondary education or world history secondary education. You will have opportunities to become involved in

  • Study-abroad programs
  • Internships at historical sites throughout the United States
  • Primary research under the guidance of a faculty member

The study of history will prepare you for employment in a variety of professions that utilize skills developed through historical inquiry and cross-disciplinary knowledge. An examination of the past requires the use and development of skills for perceptive reading, critical thinking, summarizing and intelligent articulation — foundational skills for all professions.