The faculty in the History Department seek to create a stimulating and supportive environment for the study of peoples, movements, nations, and events across human history. We strive to help students develop a robust understanding of the past and a thoroughgoing engagement with the present. In keeping with the overall mission of IU South Bend, we prepare students for future careers, further research and education, and a life of civic-minded citizenship.
The study of history encompasses all recorded expressions of human activity from the earliest times to the present. In history classes, students analyze historical data, search for patterns and relationships, and discover the meaning of the past and its relationship to our modern world.