Ripon College offers a major and a minor in history. Ripon history students move beyond the “timeline” approach to the past. They don’t just learn what happened—they analyze why events occurred, arrive at their own view of events, and discover the implications historical events have for understanding enduring human issues. They learn to communicate complex ideas both orally and in written form and to understand cultures and societies other than their own. History majors may go on to graduate school, law school or business school. Some may go into the work force, finding jobs with multinational corporations, governmental agencies, or small businesses.