The study of history provides a framework within which the student can systematically investigate certain ideas, concepts, and trends which have characterized the collective experience and expression of mankind. This study can provide insights into our world and provoke thought for exploration. History helps provide a framework and an ordered sequence of events to aid the student’s understanding of the past, present, future and God’s works in history. History provides perspective and the accumulated experience of the past so essential to one’s personal enrichment and personal balance.
GOALS AND OUTCOMES
Part of the task of the student of history is to determine the nature, source, and validity of historical knowledge. The historian has the burden of trying to accurately reconstruct the past and then to bring meaning to it. For centuries the study of history has been an integral
part of college level studies. In particular, Emmanuel College emphasizes historical studies because Christianity has had such a profound influence on world history.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
The Graduate of Emmanuel College with a Bachelor’s Degree in History should know:
- The benefits of studying history and the major methodologies or philosophies of historical writing.
- Significant social, cultural, economic, and political developments in American and European history.
- The development and impact of Christianity on Western Civilization.
- The major historical periods of American and Western European history.
- The origin and development of western democracy.
Students with a degree in History from Emmanuel College should be able to:
- Interpret historical works from the perspective of historical methodologies or philosophies.
- Use standard historiographic techniques for evaluating historical works.
- Interpret historical and contemporary events within a biblical world view.
- Produce an original researched, organized, and written historical essay using a recognized documentation style.
- Orally present, defend, and critique historical essays
OPTIONS: BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A.) OR SCIENCE (B.S.)
LIBERAL ARTS CORE
EN 101, 102 (Freshman Composition) 6 hrs.
CM 130 (Intro to Communication) 3 hrs.
Literature 3 hrs.
Language/Literature 3 hrs.
Social and Behavioral Science
HY 272 (American History I) 3 hrs.
Political Science/Psychology/Sociology/Economics/Geography 3 hrs.
Natural Science/Mathematical Reasoning
Science (Lab course) 4 hrs.
Mathematics 3 hrs.
BI 111 (Biblical Literature & History) 3 hrs.
BI 112 (Interpreting Biblical Literature) 3 hrs.
BI 300 (Gospel of John) 3 hrs.
TH 237 (Christian Ethics) 3 hrs.
PE 105 (Total Fitness) 1 hr.
FS 101 (Freshman Seminar) 2 hrs.
SS 400 (Professions, Vocations, Missions) 1 hr.
Total 44 hrs.
MAJOR LOWER AND UPPER LEVEL COURSES
History Major Courses
HY 273 (American History II) 3 hrs.
HY 110 & 111 (Western Civ I & II) 6 hrs.
HY 290 (Historiography) 3 hrs.
US History electives: 12 hrs.
HY 301 (History of Georgia)
HY 335 (Birth of American Nation)
HY 345 (Growth of American Nation)
HY 435 (Expansion of American Nation)
HY 470 (Special Topics in Historical Studies)
Non-US History electives: 12 hrs.
HY 305 (Non-Western History)
HY 312 (History of Christianity)
HY 315 (Renaissance/Reformation)
HY 411(19th Century Europe)
HY 412 (20th Century Europe)
HY 491 (History/Pre-Law Seminar I) 1 hr.
HY 492 (History/Pre-Law Seminar II) 1 hr.
Minor Area 18 hrs.
Electives 20 hrs. (B.S. Option)
Electives 8 hrs. (B.A. Option) and
Foreign Language (French, Spanish, Greek) 12 hrs.
TOTAL 120 Hrs.