Being a history major at Luther College has given me such an enriched view of the world around me. The classes I have taken present a clearer and deeper understanding for why events occurred and why certain people acted the way they did. The professors are extremely insightful and always facilitate intriguing discussions that make me think outside the box.
— Kailee Keyser '18
The study of history involves the examination of human societies and how they experience change over time. At Luther College, you can study history from a variety of perspectives. We currently offer courses covering the history of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States. The department cooperates with programs such as Nordic Studies, Russian Studies, Africana Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and Environmental Studies, offering history courses in all of those areas. We also administer the Museum Studies minor.
After graduation, history majors pursue a wide variety of careers, including (but not limited to) education, law, museum administration, and government service.
The history faculty not only want to see their students have successful class experiences, but to see them have a successful life at Luther as well. They are always willing to provide advice for projects and they work to ensure that students gain more than a grade from their papers.
— Andrea Woodberry '16