Welcome to the Department of History

True disciples of the subject consider history to be the “mother of all disciplines.”

That is, since everything has a history, the study of the past theoretically encompasses all human knowledge. Yet history serves a much more basic function.

Bequeathing an informed and purposeful existence is the role of education, which is why history has always been central to the liberal arts – the educational model followed by colleges and universities for centuries. Yet Christianity teaches that true knowledge begins with the fear of God, which is why Bluefield College is a Christian liberal arts college. Thus the study of history speaks to the very core of human aspirations for a life of meaning and eternal worth.

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Contact Information

Wendy Beavers, Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of History; eLearning Technologist

276.326.4228