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History and Political Studies

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

H468 Europe Since World War II (3)

A study integrating the major political, geographical,

diplomatic, economic, and social developments in

the major nations of Europe from World War II to

the present.

H327 Latin American History (3)

A broad survey integrating geography, politics,

economics, and culture, including the ancient

Native-American civilizations, Iberian conquest and

colonization, wars of independence, modern national

trends, and relations with the United States.

H345 The Intertestamental Period (3)

A survey of the historical movements and events

in Judea from 400 B.C. to A.D. 70 that serve as the

background for the New Testament. The literature

(apocryphal books, Dead Sea Scrolls), institutions

(synagogue, Sanhedrin, temple), and religious sects

(Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, etc.) will be closely

examined. Finally, the Hellenistic, Roman and Jewish

political rulers will be surveyed to understand better

the context in which the early Christian events took

place.

Same as BCH347

.

H346 East Asian History to 1945 (3)

A survey of East Asian history and geography with

the major emphasis on the political and cultural

histories of China and Japan to 1945. This course

uses a historical and comparative approach.

H364 History of Ancient Israel (3)

A careful study of the history of the people and

the nation of Israel, from Abraham through the

period of restoration. Special attention is given to

the relationship of the Old Testament prophetic and

wisdom literature to that historical narrative.

H366 History of the Early Church (3)

A historical study of the life and thought of early

Christianity as it developed within the political

and cultural context of the Roman world.

Same as

BCH366.

H373 Historical Theology I (3)

An historical examination of the struggle to define,

clarify, and defend foundational Christian doctrines

beginning with the second century church. This

NON-U.S./NON-EUROPEAN & CHURCH

HISTORY

is done through lectures, assigned papers, class

discussion, and reasoning. This first section deals

mainly with the formation of the canon, early

heresies relating to Christ and attempts to define

God as three in one, and an extensive discussion

of the Armenian controversy that resulted in the

Nicene Creed of A.D. 325 and its reformation at

Constantinople in A.D. 385.

Same as BTH373

.

H374 Historical Theology II (3)

This course follows the same patterns as Historical

Theology I, though the focus begins where the

Armenian controversy ends, the debate over the

two-notions of Christ, and follows this never ending

debate to the modernist/fundamentalist last struggle.

Also covered are eschatology, the Eucharist, and the

Augustine/Pelagian controversy over man’s fallen

state.

Same as BTH374

.

POL220 United States Government (3)

A survey of American institutions and processes.

Included are such topics as the Constitution,

federalism, Congress, the presidency, judiciary, and

civil rights.

POL326 Introduction to American Politics (3)

A general overview of the important fields of study

and seminal works in American politics.

POL343 U.S. Constitutional History (3)

A broad survey of U.S. Constitutional history

beginning with the influences of English Common

Law and Colonial constitutional practices to the

present Rehnquist Court. Case law will be integrated

within the historical contexts so that students will

understand the interrelatedness between American

history and jurisprudence.

POL354 The Christian & Politics (3)

A biblical approach to Christian citizenship and

activity. Emphasis on general and specific scriptural

principles and their application to contemporary

issues including an introduction to various viewpoints.

POL365 Western Political Philosophy I (3)

An in-depth study of the foundational works of

classical political philosophy.

POLITICAL STUDIES CORE COURSES