Experience history with the faculty in the Wartburg College Department of History, where we value curiosity and engagement in historical inquiry as preparation for lifelong learning. 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.
Our majors in history, American history secondary education, and world history secondary education will take you on a journey through time as you explore American, European and non-Western history and culture. Each major offers 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