Pearl Buck said, "If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday." If you are fascinated by the rise and fall of empires, the events leading to world wars, and how events of the past relate and are mirrored in modern times, you'll feel right at home in the Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy at Indiana University Kokomo. When you are a part of this program, you won't just have your nose in a textbook; this program is interdisciplinary and hands on.
Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy
How IU Kokomo Prepared Hannah Bourne for Graduate School
Hannah Bourne was a double major in communication and history and political science. As she moves on to graduate school, she takes time to reflect on her amazing experiences here and the relationships she built with caring faculty.Check out the full interview
The history/political science program offers a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in History/Political Science and several minors from which to choose. You can get involved with your peers and faculty by joining the Philosophy Club or the History/Political Science Club; check out our Facebook page to see what we do for fun around here!
A Lifetime of Success
Love of history leads senior to museum career
Madi Guffey’s fascination with the ancient world goes all the way back to when she was five years old and completed a kindergarten graduation project about the mummification process.
“Someone gave me a book about it, and I thought it was absolutely fascinating,” she said. “It led me to read more about the ancient world, to learn more about Greece, Rome, and Egypt. I’ve always loved learning about history and digging deeper into it.”Meet Madi
Students learn foreign policy in simulation
How do the United States’s leaders make foreign policy decisions? What factors do they consider when determining if diplomacy is the correct course of action, or if sanctions or military action should be implemented?
Students in an Indiana University Kokomo class in U.S. foreign policy take on the roles of the president, vice-president, and advisors in National Security Council briefings, immersing themselves in the decision-making process, with real-life situations.Read more
History professor lends expertise to project
An Indiana University Kokomo history professor played a role in earning a place on the National Register of Historic Places for a former segregated elementary school.
Sarah Heath, associate professor of history, provided guidance and expertise to Rev. Dr. William J. Smith Jr. as he gathered historical information and filled out the application for Kokomo’s Douglass School to be placed on the national and state registries.Learn more