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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,

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 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.


as BCH486.

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

studies format.

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,