Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 96

The Master’s College 2014-2015 Catalog
two thousand years. (See BCH365 in the Biblical Studies
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, and others.
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 enlightened despots.
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 preceding WWI.
H464/BCH464 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.
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.
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 fromWorldWar II to the present.
specialization, the crucial role of race relations in American
society, and ethical questions concerning slavery and war.
H433 Emergence of Modern America (3)
Industrialization, urbanization, immigration, secularization,
the westward movement, Plains Indians wars, Gilded Age
politics, Populism, and involvement in world affairs from
1877 to 1900.
H485/BCH485 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.
H486/BCH486 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 which deal with subjects not normally covered
in departmental courses. Sometimes in a directed studies
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, major councils,
the Reformation and key church leaders over the last
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