Department of History and Intercultural Studies
Craig Kaplowitz Chair - Department of History and Intercultural Studies
James Halverson, Angelene Naw
Emeritus: Richard Clossman
Department Goals and Objectives
The Department of History and Intercultural Studies strives to better understand the common elements and the range of diversity among human societies. We do this by learning to listen to people from times and/or places different from our own. As we become more familiar with the world as others have experienced it, we better understand the world and our place in it. We are better able to ask good questions, view events from multiple perspectives, and analyze changes and continuities in human communities across time and place. The Department of History and Intercultural Studies strives to:
- Prepare students who are interested in careers in which they can apply an under- standing of human behavior.
- Prepare students for graduate study.
- Model and encourage academic excellence and integration of Christian faith and the social sciences.
- Model and encourage a global perspective for understanding human behavior.