The Things They Carried: Chris Gehrz

Today we're reviving a series we did back in 2016 called "The Things They Carried." Inspired by a collection of Vietnam War stories by Tim O'Brien and a series of articles by Foreign Policy Magazine, we'll be exploring the offices of CC 4th's professors via mini photo tours. To start us off, Dr. Chris Gehrz … Continue reading The Things They Carried: Chris Gehrz

The Calling of Historians: Justin Haughton ’21

To conclude our series of student essays on calling, from the conclusion to this spring's Intro to History course, we're happy to share the following reflections from Justin Haughton '21, who explains why a minor in History proved to be such a good complement to his major in Social Work. I don’t think anyone aspires to be … Continue reading The Calling of Historians: Justin Haughton ’21

Katie and Jimmy Thostenson

Congratulations to the Doctors Thostenson!

We'd like to interrupt our usual summer hiatus long enough to congratulate two former students — two siblings! — who have recently completed PhD's in their respective fields. • Katie Thostenson '05 earned her doctorate in classics from the University of Edinburgh for her examination of the historical context of the early Christian apologist Tertullian, … Continue reading Congratulations to the Doctors Thostenson!

Chris at the North West Fur Trading Company historic site

What’s New in 2014-2015? Curriculum and Courses

This year's crop of History majors and minors at Bethel will be the first to experience a curriculum that's been significantly revised. While our programs remain small (about 36 credits for the major, half that for the minor) and flexible (mostly giving students choices within categories), it's been updated in several important ways: Probably the most notable change is that … Continue reading What’s New in 2014-2015? Curriculum and Courses

Andrew Van Eps

Environmental Sciences Major, History Minor

This morning we continue our series of brief interviews with Bethel students and alumni who combined a History minor with a seemingly unrelated major. Today's guest is Andrew Van Eps ('12), who completed a B.S. in Environmental Sciences in addition to minors in History and Biology. (Like our last interviewee, Andrew also served as a … Continue reading Environmental Sciences Major, History Minor

Kendra (Lokhorst) Larson ('11)

Biology Major, History Minor

We'll close the week with a third installment in our new series profiling Bethel students and alumni who combined a History minor with a degree in something seemingly having nothing to do with study of the past. Having already interviewed a physicist and a chemist, we continued our tour of the natural sciences with Kendra … Continue reading Biology Major, History Minor

Andrea Kanani

Chemistry Major, History Minor

Our series introducing Bethel students who combined a minor in History with a major in a seemingly unrelated field of study continues with Bethel senior Andrea Kanani ('14), who has already completed her History minor and is now wrapping up a double-major in Biochemistry and Chemistry. How and when did you decide to minor in … Continue reading Chemistry Major, History Minor

Jimmy Thostenson

Physics Major, History Minor

Today we're starting a new series of alumni and student interviews. Instead of highlighting students who majored in History, this series will introduce us to students from other, seemingly unrelated majors who nonetheless completed a History minor. As we do in our From AC 2nd... series of interviews with former majors, we'll be asking these … Continue reading Physics Major, History Minor