The study of history covers all recorded expressions of human activity-political, economic, social, cultural, intellectual. Because of its broad scope, history provides an exceptional introduction to all studies that concern human beings and their activities. Historians seek to understand the heritage of earlier generations and to understand the time in which we live.

Words of Welcome


Welcome to the History Program at Indiana University Southeast. History is the investigation of change and continuity in human societies over time. Historical study aims to understand the past in order to understand the present more fully. Studying history creates a trained habit of thinking in the long-term, and integrating political, social, economic, artistic, intellectual and cultural factors into both the long-term and short-term aspects of society.

The Faculty and its Mission at Indiana University Southeast

The History Program has highly credentialized and top-notch faculty committed to student success. We pride ourselves in the quality of our work, our dedication to excellence in the program and in the work produced by students, as well as close mentorship of students, both history majors and the general student body at IU Southeast. The Faculty has expertise in many areas, such as Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States, and a strong publication record. History classes at IU Southeast are generally small and students have many opportunities to develop professional relationships both with the Faculty and also in the numerous Internship opportunities in the Louisville Metro area and beyond.

What Others Have to Say About History

For further discussion of the value and uses of historical study, visit the following websites at the American Historical Association:

Sample Four Year Plan

Here is a sample four year degree plan for a BA in History.

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