History and Global Studies Minors

History Minor

  • 18 credit hours
  • Discover historical context for our contemporary world.

Historical understanding equips human beings to understand their
world by providing a framework within which to analyze current events and

Global Studies Minor

  • 18 credit hours, interdisciplinary degree
  • Add breadth and sophistication to your college degree and prepare for global service. 

Today’s world is increasingly globalized, reducing the boundaries between disciplines and requiring a new breed of academic — one with an understanding of our world and the complex issues we now face. Whatever your primary field — business, education, Christian ministry, communications, agriculture, etc. — consider the new interdisciplinary Minor in Global Studies (GLST).

The GLST Minor provides multiple perspectives on the contemporary world and its complexities. The breadth of study prepares students with knowledge and skills essential for responsible citizenship and service in the global community. 

Ethnic and Women's Studies Minor

  • 18 credit hours

Understanding the diversity of the world we live in is essential to our Christian mission. The ability to navigate issues of race, gender and religion with a depth of knowledge is essential for effective life and service within our communities and abroad.  The goals for the ethnic and women’s studies minor are:

  • To provide resources for the further incorporation of the contributions of ethnic groups and women into all pertinent disciplines.
  • To examine cultural assumptions about ethnicity, gender, race and class in light of information made available by new research about current issues that ethnic groups and women face academically, professionally and personally.
  • To address the intersections of ethnicity, race, class and gender in contemporary society from a Christian perspective.
  • To establish in the campus community an awareness of the values, contributions and perspectives of ethnic groups and women.