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B.A. in History

The Department of History and Political Studies is designed to help all students develop an understanding of the complex factors that have produced the civilizations of the present and also aid students in becoming responsible Christian citizens. Especially because of our emphasis on systematic research and analysis, the History and Political Studies majors receive instruction in preparing for careers in education, business, government service, public relations, or library work, as well as graduate study in law, theology, history, or political science.

The department acknowledges that, in human affairs of the past, present and future, God is sovereign. With that foundational truth, students are aided in developing Christian philosophies of history and politics as parts of an overarching biblically-based world view. The department offers two Bachelor of Arts degrees with five different areas of emphasis. Every course should help students integrate Christian faith and the academic fields. When pursuing a Political Studies degree from our Christian university in California students may choose from three available emphases: American Politics, Constitutional Law, or Political Theory. Although a capable person can get into law school with almost any major, the Constitutional Law emphasis constitutes excellent preparation for law school.

ROOTED IN AN UNWAVERING DEVOTION TO JESUS CHRIST AND THE INERRANT WORD OF GOD, OUR WORLD-CLASS FACULTY AND DEDICATED ADMINISTRATION PREPARE EACH STUDENT’S HEART AND MIND FOR A LIFE OF ETERNAL INFLUENCE. - John MacArthur

Christian students desiring a History degree may choose Church History or General History. Anyone seeking a History major and planning to attend seminary should choose the Church History emphasis. Anyone wanting to teach history should read the following paragraphs carefully.

  • ~50% of graduates work in government, 12.5% work in education and another 12.5% in ministry (2012 Alumni survey)

  • There are 5-15 students in major classes allowing for close teacher-student mentorship and a high-level of scholarship

STUDY ABROAD

  • Israel Bible Extension (IBEX): TMU is the only campus to offer an entire semester abroad in Israel. Through the Israel Bible Extension program (IBEX) a student can spend a semester studying the Bible in the land it occurred and earn 15-18 units. Learn more about IBEX.

  • Italy summer semester. Students will live in Florence for six weeks in the summer and earn twelve (12) undergraduate credits in a variety of courses while deeply immersed in Italian culture and Renaissance history. Learn more.

  • GO! Global Outreach teams to 10+ global locations each year combine practical application of your learning, evangelism, community outreach, and broadening of perspectives. Learn more.

CALIFORNIA TEACHING CREDENTIAL IN SOCIAL STUDIES

The Master’s University Teaching Credential Programs enable students to become excellent teachers who integrate faith into teaching, learning, and living. Each program is a two-semester program (Fall start) and includes structured fieldwork and student teaching. Learn more about the 5th Year Teaching Credential.

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Core Courses

General Education: 40
Bible: 21
Major Core Courses: 51
Emphasis/Electives: 0-9
Essentials of World History I & II
H343 U.S. Constitutional History
H421 Historical Research Techniques
ED400 Foundations of Education (Teaching Emphasis)
P321 Philosophies of Education (Teaching Emphasis)
POL220 U.S. Government
MA240 Critical Thinking & Quantitative Analysis
Machiavelli
The Federalist Papers
Introduction to Constitutional Law
Western Political Philosophy
Renaissance Europe
Ancient Roman History
Europe from 1914-1945
B121 Essentials of Christian Thought
Old Testament Survey I & II
New Testament Survey I & II
Christian Theology I & II

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