Programs of Study in History & Political Science


Global Studies

B.A. in Global Studies The mission of the Global Studies B.A. program is to help students appreciate and understand today’s increasingly intercultural world and the interconnections that link citizens across the world. The program promotes learning and knowledge about the cultural, social, political, and economic forces shaping our world. Students will come to understand the impact of nationalism and globalism in shaping contemporary society. Students will also develop a vision of themselves as cooperative and responsible global citizens while preparing…

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B.A. in History Historians explore the processes of change that cross societies, connect cultures, and link our increasingly complex and global present with the past. By offering a range of courses covering the diversity of historical experience across the globe and from ancient times to the dawn of our own century, our History curriculum presents a rich field of narrative and analysis. Students gain a deepening awareness and curiosity about the past, acquire the essentials of the historian's craft, and…

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History And Political Science Minor

History (Minor)

Minor in History The History minor allows students from all majors and fields of study to deepen their understanding of the past. The minor provides a grounding in the methods of historical study while introducing students to the interconnected histories of Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. See the Otterbein University Catalog for the complete History minor requirements. Course Catalog > Programs in History & Political Science > History & Political Science Department >

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Legal Studies Minor

Minor in Legal Studies/Pre-Law

Minor in Legal Studies/Pre-Law The Legal Studies/Pre-Law minor gives students the opportunity to study law, legal reasoning, constitutional analysis, political theory, and the principles of legal thought and decision-making. This minor also emphasizes analytical and communication skills that are crucial for success in law school and the legal profession, graduate school, and international business. The minor is popular with students who plan to attend law school, but it is open to everyone. We encourage all students interested in law and…

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B.A. in Political Science

Political Science

B.A. in Political Science The mission of Otterbein's Political Science program is to foster leadership, civic engagement, and responsible citizenship. The major demonstrates the connections between political and social institutions, and fosters the analysis of the forces within political systems, including law, policy, race, class, gender, and the economy. It is committed to building a community of scholars through the critical assessment of and self-reflection on the methods, approaches, and perspectives of political analysis and engagement. The program is committed…

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Political Science (Minor)

Minor in Political Science The Political Science minor helps students cultivate an academic, evidence-based understanding of politics that complements any major or area of study. The minor provides students with a foundation in the study of political theory, institutions, and processes in the United States and around the globe. See the Otterbein University Catalog for the complete Political Science minor requirements. Course Catalog > Programs in History & Political Science > History & Political Science Department >

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Modern Languages Culture

Spanish & Latin American Studies Minor

Spanish & Latin American Studies Minor Interested in Spanish, but don’t have time for a major? A minor in Spanish and Latin American studies will enhance any major! You’ll gain a solid cultural, linguistic, and literary background that allows you to participate in the rapidly growing Spanish-speaking communities both here and abroad. We also offer elementary course sequences in Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Course Catalog > Programs in Modern Languages & Cultures > Modern Languages & Cultures Department…

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B.A. in Spanish & Latin American Studies

Spanish & Latin American Studies

B.A. in Spanish & Latin American Studies With over 37 million Spanish-speakers in the United States, Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the country – and it’s growing! In fact, the U.S. is second in the world in its number of Spanish-speakers, making it an essential asset in jobs, education, politics, and more. It is also the official language of 21 countries with over 400 million speakers around the world. This makes studying Spanish a smart choice! As a…

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