College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Geography and Global Societies


Geography and Global Societies 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.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • HST215, Themes in World History
  • HST345, History of the American Midwest
  • HST346, Historical Geography of the United States
  • HST353, The American Empire
  • HST305, Topics in History, with advisor approval
  • HST413, Independent Study, with advisor approval

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

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Foster an ambitious spirit. Cultivate a career.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) attracts the kinds of students who are never satisfied with the status quo. Our quest for knowledge is both timeless and modern. 

We immerse students in the oldest teachings, but also the latest learnings in culture and language, science and technology, psychology and philosophy. In all disciplines, we incorporate research, encouraging students to question everything and meticulously test new theories. Communication is emphasized, teaching students to negotiate, debate, and effectively disseminate information. 

LAS students are committed to being thoughtful practitioners of whatever field they choose, resulting in graduates who are engaged in their careers, active in their communities, and continually learning and leading.