Regional Advantages

Renowned for its location, business climate and affordable cost of living, Northeast Indiana is consistently ranked best in the Midwest.

Industry Information

With access to 40,000 graduating students annually, join the impressive list of major employers leading Northeast Indiana’s top industries.

Business Leadership

Increasing personal income, growing the population and raising educational attainment. Join us!

About Living Here

Northeast Indiana is family-friendly, affordable and offers diverse opportunities to make it your own in Northeast Indiana.

Jobs & Internships

Join Northeast Indiana, a growing, vibrant community. From your next career to your next promotion, make it your own in Northeast Indiana.

Huntington Adding History Degrees

March 25th, 2016


News Coverage:

March 24, 2016

Huntington Adding History Degrees

Alex Brown

HUNTINGTON -

Huntington University is adding a new major and minor to its history department. The international and development studies major and refugee studies minor will be offered beginning this fall.

The university says the international and development studies is an interdisciplinary major enabling students to develop transferable skills, such as critical analysis, problem solving, cultural awareness and lateral thinking. The refugee studies minor aims to address a growing interdisciplinary field by combining political science, development studies, international relations, human geography, peace studies and sociology, among others.

"In the past, academia has been too content to study such topics within traditional departmental silos," said Tim Smith, professor of non-western history. "However, there is a growing international trend for critical analysis of such topics within interdisciplinary programs. This reflects the nature of the many complex multi-layered paradigms that challenge contemporary society."

Along with the new major and minor, the university will offer a new course in political science, called Development and Sustainability.

Categories