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History, Politics & Society


Department of History, Politics and Society

Welcome to the Department of History, Politics and Society Website

The Department of History, Politics, and Society is La Sierra University's center for teaching and scholarship that brings together students and faculty with broad interests in understanding social, political, and cultural experience across all times and regions. Historical and social analysis are the department's foundation, but its areas of disciplinary coverage include global studies, legal studies, politics, sociology, film studies, & gender studies.

The department provides an academic home for college students interested in understanding global peoples and institutions, for students wanting to integrate social and political commitments into their education, for students seeking interdisciplinary degrees in the humanities and social sciences or humanities, for students who want to prepare for graduate studies in any one of a variety of social sciences or humanities, and for students planning for careers in law, government, business, museum or library science, or international affairs.

The department is dedicated to educating graduates who will possess the understanding, values, and relationships necessary to serve humanity in all its diversity.

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts in:

  • Minors in Film Studies, Gender Studies, Global Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Politics, Sociology and Legal Studies
  • Pre-Law courses for students who want to pursue Law

Contact Us

Department of History, Politics, and Society
La Sierra University,
4500 Riverwalk Parkway,
Riverside, CA 92515


Andrew Howe
(951) 785-2065


Office Location:
La Sierra Hall
Room 302


Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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