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H486 U.S. Church History (3)

A historical survey of U.S. church history, especially American Protestantism, from deep colonial Puritan roots through

the first & second Great Awakenings, the shattering of basic biblical unity in the modernist/fundamentalist controversy,

and the rebuilding of modern evangelicalism in contemporary times.

Same 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


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 2,000 years.

Same as BCH365


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; and 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, 1500-1648 (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.