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History

Students choosing the History proficiency may use it with any major or it may become a teaching field in the secondary education concentration. Students will study the history of civilization, the world, and recent histories with the goal of becoming proficient enough to teach each of these subjects in a classroom setting.

Course ID Credit Hours Course
HI 205 2

World Geography

This course provides a physical-cultural study of the earth and mankind and is designed to review the world map. Basic to the perspective of this course is the conviction that God is the Creator of the earth and of man. Discussions of the topography and political divisions of the continents will help students discover the variety of cultures including vastly differing forms of government and economic systems around the world today and learn how physical features of the earth, climate, natural resources, human activities and customs affect the political, economic, and social character of nations and regions. More importantly, through the study of these varied cultures, the course will help students to understand the importance of man’s relationship to God and to develop a greater burden for this world’s lost souls. Students will also find incorporated in each lesson practical, biblical truths for daily living. Prerequisite: None

HI 220 3

Revolutionary War History

This course examines the American Revolution from its antecedents to its legacy: focusing on factors that prompted separation of the colonies from Great Britain. The course will also examine the role of Christianity in the resistance and independence movements. Additionally, a survey on the strategy and tactics of the war, emphasizing the land campaigns will also be explored. Finally, this course will highlight the aftermath of war on the new Nation and how Great Britain was affected. Prerequisite: None

HI 281 3

History of Civilization 1

This course presents a general survey of civilization from the earliest records through the sixteenth century. Taught chronologically, the course will include a discussion of the major political, economic, intellectual, social, and religious forces which have influenced the development of civilization from the beginning of time through the 1700s. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of Christianity upon the world, and life lessons with scriptural applications from history will be incorporated throughout the course.

HI 282 3

History of Civilization 2

This course is a continuation of HI 281 and is a study of world civilizations from the seventeenth century to the present. The course will be taught chronologically and will focus upon the historical effects of government, religion, scientific development, socioeconomic structures and the arts which have influenced the development of civilization from the seventeenth century to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of Christianity upon the world, and life lessons with scriptural applications from history will be incorporated throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: none

HI 283 3

US History 1

This course examines the development of the United States from the colonial period through the Civil War. It gives special emphasis to Christianity’s influence on the development of the United States. It will also look at how Christian men and women have made a significant impact on the development of our nation.

HI 284 3

US History 2

This course is a continuation of HI 283, and it examines the development of the United States from the aftermath of the Civil War to modern America. It gives special emphasis to Christianity’s influence on the development of the United States. It will also look at how Christian men and women have made a significant impact on the development of our nation. PREREQUISITE: None

HI 311 2

19th Century History

This course is designed to give students a working knowledge of the developments that occurred in America in the areas of civil rights and government; popular entertainment and culture; business, industry, education, religion, and social issues during the 19th Century. Students will be challenged to memorize the details of significant events throughout the century. In addition, course projects are designed to help students to analyze and identify the correlations of these events with events and issues in America today. PREREQUISITE: None

HI 312 2

Modern European History

This course looks at the more recent history in Europe and its relationship to the United States and Christianity in general. The impact of certain events and leaders will be studied.

HI 313 2

20th Century American History

This course looks at the more recent history in America and its relationship to Christianity. The impact of certain events and leaders will be studied through a year by year survey of 20th century America. Class notes and lectures will highlight people and events that shaped the century. PREREQUISITE: None

HI 314 3

American Documents 1

This course is designed to affirm the importance and usefulness of reading original documents to understand American history from its Founding through the Civil War Era. The documents are not definitive or all-inclusive but address differing views on some of the major issues and disputes in American history. The documents are meant to provoke conscious deliberation. Additionally, the course will point students to the timeless truths of Scripture and their relevance in American history and in her future. Prerequisite: EN 102

HI 315 3

American Documents 2

This course is a continuation of HI 314 and employs original documents from the Reconstruction Era to the beginning of the 21st century. The documents are not conclusive or comprehensive but are a facilitator to present differing views on major issues and controversies following the Civil War in American history. The documents foster contemplation and evaluation. Additionally, the course will direct students to Scripture and its relevance in American history and in her future. Prerequisite: EN 102

HI 321 2

World War II History

This course is an in-depth study of World War II with its significant events and leaders. A study of how this war shaped the politics and religious views of American culture will be evaluated.

HI 402 2

Teaching Secondary History

A systematic approach to teaching history in the Christian secondary school will be implemented in this course. Students will learn how to prepare operative lesson plans, present effective history lessons, successfully communicate with their students, and incorporate Biblical principles into their daily lessons. PREREQUISITE: six hours history

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