The History Department at SPU presents students with the opportunity not only to study history, but to do history. With course offerings that span the globe and time spectrum, our classes rigorously engage with the most challenging issues that society faces today, such as racism, genocide, and the forced displacement of people. Our classes prepare students for a wide variety of careers as they learn strong analytical and research techniques and gain the skill of effective written and oral communication. Students have the benefit of interacting closely with professors both inside and outside the classroom through collaborating on research projects, ongoing book group discussions, study abroad, and more. In all these settings, students learn to ask probing questions and to seek nuanced responses. One feature that sets the SPU History Department apart is our focus in training students how to apply what they learn in History classes, whether they are teaching history, working in a museum, crafting public policy, or building a social and moral imagination. As the cornerstone of our work, we rely on the lens of Christian faith to help us consider how to move into a hopeful future.