Gehrz & Pattie, The Pietist Option

Prof. Gehrz in Chapel on November 8th

Join us for Chapel next Friday (11/8), when our own Prof. Chris Gehrz will be the speaker. The author or editor of three books on Pietism, Prof. Gehrz will be talking about Bethel's roots in that Christian tradition, using the Emmaus Road story in Luke 24 to explain Pietist emphases on the Bible, personal experience … Continue reading Prof. Gehrz in Chapel on November 8th

Dr. Jim Johnson

Rest in Peace, Jim Johnson

The History Department is sad to announce the passing of Dr. James E. Johnson, professor of history emeritus, on October 11, 2019, at the age of 92. Former students will remember his love of American history, his distinct lecture style, and his passion for justice. A memorial service for Dr. Johnson will be held Saturday, … Continue reading Rest in Peace, Jim Johnson

Course Previews: American Civilization

With Advising Day coming up on Wednesday, let's look at one more of our courses for Spring 2020, this one taught by Dr. Diana Magnuson. HIS200L American Civilization Days/Times: TR 8:00-9:15am in Spring 2020 Prerequisites: GES 130 Christianity and Western Culture and GES160 Inquiry Seminar, or GES244 Humanities III Counts for: • Major requirement: Social Studies Education 5-12; … Continue reading Course Previews: American Civilization

Faculty Favorites: Archives and Museums

For our last Monday in October, one more set of faculty favorites. What's your favorite museum? Amy Poppinga: One I highly recommend is the Jewish Quarter in Prague, Czech Republic. There are multiple small museums housed across 8 sites (six synagogues, a town hall, and a cemetery) all within walking distance of each other. I was … Continue reading Faculty Favorites: Archives and Museums

Publicity image for 1915 silent film, A Fool There Was

Course Previews: History of Sexuality in the U.S.

Our week ends with one more preview of a Spring 2020 class, this one from Dr. AnneMarie Kooistra. HIS302 History of Sexuality in the United States Days/Times: MWF 11:10-12:20 in Spring 2020 Prerequisite: sophomore standing Counts for: • Major option: History (American category or elective); Social Studies Education (content area elective); Digital Humanities (Humanities core elective) • Minor … Continue reading Course Previews: History of Sexuality in the U.S.

Things Fall Apart cover and Leopold Senghor

Course Previews: African Politics

Our third preview of an Interim or Spring 2020 class takes us into one of political science professor Andy Bramsen's fields of expertise. POS/HIS329 African Politics Days/Times: TR 2:05-3:20pm in Spring 2020 Prerequisite: POS202U Intro to International Relations or POS205 Intro to Comparative Politics (recommended) Counts for: • Major option: History (Global category or elective); Social … Continue reading Course Previews: African Politics

Course Previews: History of Islam

Next in our series of Interim/Spring 2020 course previews: one of Dr. Amy Poppinga's signature classes. HIS/REL212U History of Islam Days/Times: MWF 8:00-8:50am in Spring 2020 Prerequisite: GES 130 Christianity and Western Culture or GES244 Humanities III Counts for: • Major option: History (Global category or elective); Social Studies Education (content area elective); Digital Humanities (Humanities core … Continue reading Course Previews: History of Islam

Course Previews: History and Politics of Sports

Now that we're halfway through our fall semester, it's time for students to start making plans for their interim and spring class schedules. We'll start meeting with advisees next week, with November 5th the first night of registration. So whether you're a prospective student who's interested in what we teach, or a current student who's … Continue reading Course Previews: History and Politics of Sports