Why Choose the History Department at Eastern?
The History Department offers degree options to students interested in acquiring a broad knowledge of history with special skills in critical analysis, research, and writing. With a strength in European and American history, our students develop a Christian interpretation of the past and the present.
The History faculty at Eastern provide a lively classroom atmosphere through lectures, discussions, and analysis of images, film, and primary source documents. Here are some of the subjects our students find most interesting:
- The History of the Middle East
- The Civil War and Reconstruction
- The Byzantine Empire
- Jazz and American History
- Ancient Greece & Rome
- The World since World War II
What the History Department Offers
The History Department Mission Statement
The History Department of Eastern University provides a broad education in the discipline of History and historical interpretations for undergraduate students, with special attention given to ways in which Christian perspectives can illuminate the interpretation of the past. We seek to enable students to develop and articulate their historical understanding through reading, critical analysis, research and writing - - a formation that prepares them for teaching in secondary schools, further studies in graduate or professional schools, and entrance into jobs in a variety of fields. Above all, the history department desires to help students use their knowledge and skills to integrate the Christian Faith with History so that they may function as informed and productive Christians in a free society.