Concordia’s history department includes faculty who are experts in history around the world. Take courses about modern East Asia, Russia, Scandinavia or Latin America, and the history of groups ranging from black Americans to Indians of North America.
Your world view will be challenged and broadened in many ways as you prepare for a wide range of options when you graduate. Whether you pursue graduate school, including law school, or seek a career in teaching, business, nonprofits or another passion, you'll be well-equipped to succeed.
Multiple history classes include real-world hands-on experience in the Fargo-Moorhead community.Learn More
Our Faculty, Students and Alumni
Sonja Tinjum '15
Powers Lake, N.D.
Scandinavian Studies Major; History Minor
I come from a Scandinavian community and Norwegian heritage, and I have always been interested in Scandinavian culture. Concordia has deeply rooted Scandinavian heritage as well, being a Norwegian Lutheran private school, and it promotes work and study abroad opportunies in Scandinavian countries.
Spencer McCombs '13
Geographic Information Systems Technician, Moorhead Public Service
History Major; Geography Minor
My fledgling knowledge of Geographic Information Systems was expanded at Concordia when my history adviser suggested I take an Environmental Studies class on the subject.
After learning how to use this tool I did multiple independent studies, expanding my skill set while learning about the rise of Protestantism in Nicaragua, The expansion of railroads in Wisconsin, and how the flooding of the Red River has shaped Moorhead development policies over time.
Maddie Johnson '15
Biology and History Major; Chemistry Minor
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During the my sophomore year, I took a class called the Arab-Israeli Conflict. At the end of the semester, I wrote a research paper comparing and contrasting the health care systems in Israel and Palestine, with a focus on maternal health. Though it was a history class, I was able to combine my love for public health, international conflict, and women's rights into one research topic.
Alexander Greff '11
Pursuing Master in History at Central Michigan University
History and German Major
The variety of scholarly perspectives I found amongst the faculty inspired me to pursue a broad perspective in my approach to learning. I can only begin to recount the number of times that I was forced to step out of my intellectual comfort zone to meet the varied challenges of studies in astrobiology, applied civics, or art history.