The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog
major councils, the Reformation, and key church
leaders over the last 2,000 years.
Same as BCH366
H383 Ancient Roman History (3)
This course is a survey of the history of the Roman
Republic and Empire and an introduction to the
histories written by the ancient Romans. Students will
read selections from Livy, Tacitus, Caesar, and others.
H385 Ancient Greek History (3)
This course is a survey of Greek history to the death
of Alexander and an introduction to the histories
written by the ancient Greeks. Students will read
selections from Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon,
H453 Development of Modern Europe (3)
A survey of European history from the peace of
Westphalia to the French Revolution (A.D. 1648-
1789). Areas of focus will include the growth of
absolute monarchies; the English Civil War; the rise
of Prussia and Austria; developments in science,
philosophy, economics and political thought; the
Enlightenment and its impact; the philosophers and
H454 Nineteenth Century Europe (3)
A study of Europe from the French Revolution to the
eve of WWI (1789-1914). Major areas of interest to
be covered include: the French Revolution; Napoleon
and empire; the concert of Europe; revolutions of
’48; Industrial Revolution; Napoleon III; unification
of Germany and Italy; Bismarck; colonialism and
empire building; the Victorian era; ferment in art
and thought; alliance system and diplomatic crises
H464 The Reformation Era (3)
A study of the historical/theological development
of the post-Reformation and Reformation period
through Calvin. Other areas of the Reformation not
covered in class lectures are pursued through research
papers and class discussion.
Same as BCH464.
H467 Europe from 1914 to 1945 (3)
Political, diplomatic, military, social, geographical,
and economic history, with special attention to the
First World War, the League of Nations, the rise of
fascism, and World War II.
Indians wars, Gilded Age politics, Populism, and
involvement in world affairs from 1877 to 1900.
H485 U.S. Church History I (3)
A historical survey of American Protestantism as it
sought to develop and mold a “Christian America.”
The period emphasized is from the first Great
Awakening to the Civil War.
Same as BCH485
H486 U.S. Church History II (3)
A continuation of U.S. Church History I. Beginning
with the post-Civil War church, the course of
American Protestantism from its perceived height
and unity to its shattered ending in the modernist/
fundamentalist controversy and the rebuilding of
modern evangelicalism beginning in the 1930s.
H489 Internships (1-3)
Experience-based internship in some external setting,
usually organized by the student interested in study.
H499 Special Historical Studies (1-3)
Studies that deal with subjects not normally covered
in departmental courses. Sometimes in a directed
H315 Medieval Europe (3)
A broadly cultural history of Western Europe from
the fall of Rome through the High Middle Ages
(A.D. 300 to 1300). Topics covered include: collapse
of Rome, Byzantium, the great church councils, rise
of Islam, Charlemagne, monasticism, the Crusades,
papacy vs. empire, feudal society, and the rise of
towns, universities, and monarchies.
H316 Renaissance Europe (3)
A survey of the historical events in Renaissance
Europe (A.D. 1300 to 1550) with special attention
given to the events, personages, and themes of
Renaissance Italy. A particular area of focus is the
society and culture of Florence during this period.
H365 History of the Church (3)
A survey of personalities and issues in church history
from the first century church to the present. The
course includes discussions of the church fathers,