History and Social Science

Majors

  • History Major

    Through attention to fact and detail, history majors gain extensive skill in the areas of reading, writing, research, documentation, argumentation, and critical analysis. Students will study the history of the United States and Europe, as well as non-western history.  Biblical and Christian history is also explored.

    Earning a degree in history allows the graduate to pursue professional careers in government (particularly pre-law or diplomatic service) as well as attend graduate school in a related discipline. This degree also serves as pre-seminary preparation. Due to the depth of study, graduates demonstrate a complete grasp on the above mentioned abilities and topics, allowing them to choose from an array of jobs, ranging from policy advisor or lawyer to a museum curator.

    Simpson's goal for history majors is that students graduate with an overall understanding of the world God created as affected by the rich history of all of His peoples. History majors are able to look at the world around them and see not just the historical facts, but how God's hand guided and molded the past to reach each specific moment in time.

  • Social Science Major

    Students studying Social Science learn not only the history of the United States and other powerful countries, but also gain understanding of the human condition through psychology, sociology, civilization and religious history. Students under this major learn how the peoples and civilizations of the world developed into their current standing, as well as how to relate to these peoples and civilizations through the biblical understanding provided by their foundational studies. The Social Science major also prepares students for both graduate studies and related careers.

    The goal of the Social Science major is to educate students in multiple areas of human history in conjunction with biblical understanding. Students in the Social Science program have the opportunity to develop under the tutelage of our highly skilled history department as they learn alongside students with the same goals and aspirations, allowing them to leave Simpson having built upon their foundation of historical and social understanding firm relationships with their professors, their peers, and their God.

  • Social Science for Teachers Major

    The goal of this program is to educate students in multiple areas of human history in conjunction with biblical understanding. Students in this course of study have the opportunity to develop under the tutelage of our highly skilled history department as they learn alongside students with the same goals and aspirations, allowing them to leave Simpson having built upon their foundation of historical and social understanding firm relationships with their professors, their peers, and their God and continue on to educate younger generations in the area of Social Science.

    In the Social Science for Teachers (Social Science Single Subject) major students learn all the necessary aspects of the history of the United States and other powerful countries, as well as gain an understanding of the human condition through psychology, sociology, civilization and religious history. Students under this major learn how the peoples and civilizations of the world developed into their current standing, giving them the needed understanding to relate to these peoples and civilizations through biblical understanding and teach from a loving perspective.


Minors


Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to...

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and reading skills by analyzing, synthesizing and interpreting historical sources.
  • Apply information literacy skills and various methodologies to conduct historical research.
  • Employ effective oral and written communication skills consistent with professional standards.
  • Appreciate the people, cultures, and nations of the world through consideration of their social and historical development.
  • Develop and grow in Christian character and servant leadership through integration of Christian faith and the discipline of history.