By learning how the past has shaped our present world, you will develop a keen understanding of how to transform it, an indispensable characteristic for effective leadership. While learning to become a leader, you will also build skills in critical analysis and effective communication, which are essential skills for any career path.
Why Study History at CSB+SJU?
Our professors, all full-time instructors dedicated to our students, are experts in their fields and offer courses from ancient to contemporary history that cover Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the US.
A Learning Community
Starting your very first semester, you will take at least one class a year just for history students. You’ll get to work closely with your professors and other majors and minors in these in-depth and supportive seminars.
History students, in close conversation with their faculty advisors, develop a thematic pathway through the history major that provides depth and coherence to their studies.
The history curriculum is exceptionally broad, covering Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the United States, and subjects including social, political, intellectual, cultural, and economic history. The history major is highly flexible to suit individual student interest.
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Land Acknowledgement Statement
Both the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University occupy the original homelands of the Dakhóta and Anishinaabe peoples. We honor, respect, and acknowledge the Indigenous peoples forcibly removed from this territory, whose connection remains today. St. Benedict’s Monastery and St. John’s Abbey previously operated boarding schools for Native children. Now, students, faculty, and staff are working to repair relationships with our Native Nation neighbors.
Society for history faculty, alumnae and alumni, current students, and prospective students.
Upcoming Tegeder-Berg Society Event
Under the Knife: Aztec Religion and Human Sacrifice Reconsidered
Professor Brian Larkin
March 28, 2023
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University
Dr. Brian Larkin
Chair, History Department
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