Welcome to the IU Northwest Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies
Humans, in general, are social creatures and, therefore, political. We must constantly make decisions that affect not only ourselves, but those around us as well.
In order to keep peace and be productive, our decisions must be intelligent and well-informed.
The study of history, philosophy, political science, and religion offers meaningful insight into:
- how humans have gone about making decisions in the past
- how they make decisions in the present
- how they should make decisions in the future
All four areas of study will help students gain a better understanding of human thought and behavior and help them develop critical thinking skills that can be applied in a wide range of industries.