Undergraduate Course Catalog

History

HI 201 – Western Civilization 1

  • Course Number: HI 201
  • Department: History
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

Western Civilization 1 will cover history from the western perspective beginning with the first civilizations up to 1740 A.D. It will focus on the interactions of people and countries and how their interactions were influenced by their understanding of God. It will also explore the advancements in life, technology, and science, and how these advancements caused changes in society, in government, conflicts between nations, and periodically war.

HI 202 – Western Civilization 2

  • Course Number: HI 202
  • Department: History
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

Western Civilization 2 will cover history from the Industrial Revolution of the mid 1700’s to the present day emergence of the New Europe in 2012.. It will focus on the interactions of people and countries and how their interactions were influenced by their understanding of God. It will also explore the advancements in life, technology, and science, and how these advancements caused changes in society, in government, conflicts between nations, and periodically war.

This course will also address some important questions: What role has Christianity and religion played in Western Civilization, and how would it be different without them? Who were the influential men and women in this history and what impact did they have? How has man’s view of God affected his relationship within his own society and with other societies? What’s our role today? How do we relate the historical with the present?

HI 211 – History of Christianity in the U.S.

  • Course Number: HI 211
  • Department: History
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

History of Christianity in the United States is designed to provide a broad overview of how Christianity developed in this nation and what affect it has had on the country’s politics, economics, and society. The students will also study the significance of God’s role in shaping the destiny of the United States. This course does not attempt to examine other religions that have had an impact on this country.

HI 220 – World Religions

  • Course Number: HI 220
  • Department: History
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

World Religions provides an introduction to the academic study of major teachings, beliefs and devotional practices of religions around the world. Students will develop the ability to think critically about conflicting religious claims and gain knowledge of the history and culture of several major religious traditions. The course also deals with some of the essential differences and similarities which exist among each religious tradition, and points to the uniqueness of each of them.

HI 221 – Introduction to Islam

  • Course Number: HI 221
  • Department: History
  • Units: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate

Introduction to Islam will present a historical, cultural, and religious view of one the world largest religions. It will also present a Christian perspective to this study by highlighting key differences between Christianity and Islam, and by providing a non-traditional look at the roots and fruit of this religious and political movement.