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“The past is never dead. It's not even past.” William Faulkner

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.

Through a critical engagement with historical documents and interpretations, we engage in original research and model historical methods in our classes.

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, more generally, a life of civic-minded citizenship.