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Important note regarding when courses are offered

Term notations of Pre-term, Fall, Interterm, Spring, Post-term, or Summer mean that the course is offered during that term every year. When a term notation is followed by odd or even, then the course is offered during that term only in odd or even years, respectively.

Courses that do not have a term notation are not offered on a set rotation. “OL” means the course is available through online learning. See course offerings for online-learning course rotations.

The number of semester credit hours which a course carries is listed in parentheses following the course title.

HI 601 Introduction to Graduate History Research (3) Through a practical use of library systems, students will research a historical topic and will create bibliographic entries. Summer, OL.

HI 611 Graduate History Research Project (3) Prereq.: HI 601. Under the supervision of advisory faculty, the student will complete a thorough, original research project. Summer, Spring.

HI 640 American Constitutional History (3) Competency: History of Civilization and United States History. Students will analyze the development of the American constitutional system in the context of American political, social, economic, and religious history. Summer even, Spring odd, OL.

HI 650 Dynamics and Direction of the Contemporary World (3) Competency: History of Civilization. Students analyze the ideologies that have shaped the modern world, such as liberalism, conservatism, socialism, and globalism, and prepare a Christian response to these belief systems and their implications. Summer odd, Spring even, OL.

HI 660 History of the Reformers (3) Competency: History of Civilization. Students will explore the lives, contributions, and influence of the forerunners of the Reformation as well as the principal figures of the Northern Renaissance Reformation Era. The long-term influence of the Reformers is appraised. Students will demonstrate intellectual competence in the subject matter by articulating and applying course content in discussion and written exercise. Summer even, Fall even.

HI 670 The Victorian Era (3) Competency: History of Civilization. Students will examine British social, political, and economic progress largely within the parameters of the reign of Queen Victoria. Traditional Victorian responses to such philosophies as Darwinism, socialism, and modernism are considered. Students will demonstrate academic competence in the subject matter by articulating and applying course content in discussion and written exercise. Summer odd, Fall odd.

HI 700 Independent Study (3) Prereq.: ED 726 or 728. This course is a 15-week independent academic research study. Students submit a one-page project proposal explaining the specific research question and listing a minimum of 15 preliminary sources for approval by the instructor of record. Research will result in a 25- to 30-page research paper and a multimedia presentation.