Bachelor of Arts in History
The Department of History and Political Science at Notre Dame de Namur University offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science. The History major helps students comprehend the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, and artistic experiences of peoples all over the world and develop personal skills of research, organization, writing, and analysis. The Political Science program provides an understanding of important political ideas and ideologies as well as the workings of basic political processes and institutions. The academic disciplines of the department are naturally and inevitably concerned with the University’s mission and vision and central to their emphasis on social justice and global peace. We challenge our students to understand how decisions made in the past continue to shape society and political discourse, and to appreciate their own agency in shaping a better world.
Completing a major in History and/or Political Science is an excellent preparation for graduate study and for careers in law, politics, journalism, business, public administration, social work, nongovernmental advocacy organizations, and education. Many students have a double major in History and Political Science, and the department welcomes double majors – and minors – with other disciplines. The department has also developed and hosts the interdisciplinary Pre-Law minor, which is designed especially for students who plan to attend law school or are interested in careers in fields closely related to the legal profession. Classes for the Pre-Law minor may be used to fulfill other requirements, including Core Curriculum requirements.
NDNU admits students throughout the year for fall, spring and summer semesters. Please review the NDNU General catalog for complete admission requirements.
Patricia Andrews, Lecturer in History, at NDNU since 1999
BA, College of Notre Dame; MA, University of California, Berkeley
Stephen Cole, Professor of History, at NDNU since 2003
BA, University of Sussex; PGCE, University of Durham; MA, Ph.D., Indiana University
Ali Ferdowsi, Professor of Political Science and Chair, Department of History and Political Science, at NDNU since 1998
BA, MA, Shiraz University, Iran; MA, University of Florida; MA, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Madeline Fitzgerald, Lecturer in History, at NDNU since 2009
BA, Macalester College; Ph.D., MPhil, Yale University
Jane B. Moore, Lecturer in History, at NDNU since 2002
BA, Spelman College; JD, University of California, Berkeley
Ali Ferdowsi, Ph.D., Chair, Department of History and Political Science
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