History and Political Studies
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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