History and Political Science

The combined major in History and Political Science supplements the study of the decisions that have shaped all the cultures of the world with the study of systems, institutions, popular movements, and leaders that cause social change. Allowing you to specialize in two related fields, combined majors draw on the knowledge and opportunities afforded by two academic departments and fields of study. You will gain access to hands-on participation in research in both departments, and small class sizes allow for direct contact with both departments’ faculty. In addition, the city of Indianapolis boasts a variety of local museums, political institutions, service organizations, and more, providing access to internships, service learning, and research opportunities.

Fields of Study: Program Types: Degree Types: Colleges/Departments:

History and Anthropology

The combined major in History and Anthropology supplements the study of the human condition with the study of the decisions that have shaped all the cultures of the world. This major—offered by one of the nation’s only joint History and Anthropology departments—will allow you to specialize in two related fields, as combined majors draw on the knowledge and opportunities afforded by two academic departments and fields of study. You will gain access to hands-on participation in research in both departments, and small class sizes allow for direct contact with both departments’ faculty. In addition, the city of Indianapolis boasts a variety of local museums, service organizations, and more, providing access to internships, service learning, and research opportunities.

Fields of Study: Program Types: Degree Types: Colleges/Departments:

History

Butler’s History major will encourage you to explore your interests through coursework and individualized projects. You will learn how to contextualize and investigate past events and understand their relevance for the present as well as the future. With a minimum of prescribed courses, our curriculum allows you to follow your curiosity and discover the unfolding of past events and the processes of history-making that are such a central component of the human condition. By producing original work through course research assignments, and possibly self-designed honors thesis projects, you will learn how to think critically and write effectively. You will leave our program equipped to carefully investigate issues and creatively solve problems on your own—essential skills for any future career direction

Fields of Study: Program Types: Degree Types: Colleges/Departments:

Anthropology and Religion

The combined major in Anthropology and Religion supplements the study of the human condition with the study of religious human traditions. Allowing students to specialize in two related fields, combined majors draw on the knowledge and opportunities afforded by two academic departments and fields of study. Students gain access to hands-on participation in research in both departments, and small class sizes allow for direct contact with both departments’ faculty. In addition, the city of Indianapolis boasts a variety of local museums, service organizations, and more, providing access to internships, service learning, and research opportunities.

Fields of Study: Program Types: Degree Types: Colleges/Departments:

Anthropology

This program explores the human condition from a range of perspectives, focusing on cultural anthropology and research methods. As one of the only joint History and Anthropology departments in the country, students will produce original work through course research assignments and learn how to think critically and write effectively. Our faculty have anthropological expertise in a wide range of geographical areas including the United States, Latin America, Africa, East Asia, and more. In addition, students have access to and connections with premier area museums, archaeological field sites, service organizations, study abroad opportunities, and community cultural groups to supplement their classroom learning.

Fields of Study: Program Types: Degree Types: Colleges/Departments:

Geography

Geography at Butler starts by studying Indianapolis, then moves outward to Indiana, the United States, and the world. Cultural geography brings together history, culture, and spatial patterning, and reinforces the message of both history and anthropology in a common department. These courses are generally valuable, but particularly so for students preparing to teach social studies in secondary school.

Fields of Study: Program Types: Degree Types: Colleges/Departments: