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History Courses

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

Hi 101: The Making of the Modern World

3 credits

The course focuses on the process of historical thinking from a biblical perspective by investigating the forces and factors that have shaped the world we live in today, and by studying themes including empire building, revolutions, religious movements, philosophical and artistic accomplishments, social and economic networks.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023

The Penguin History of the World – 6th Edition
J. M. Roberts and O. A. Westad
ISBN: 9781846144431
Note: Available in Kindle, hardcover, and paperback.

Hi 202: United States History from 1865 to the Present

3 credits

A survey of American history from 1865 to the present with a blend of political, economic and cultural aspects.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023

America: A Narrative History (Ninth Edition) (Vol. 2) – 9th Edition
George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
New York, 2012
W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393912623
Note: Also available in paperback. (Vol. 1 is used for Hi 201.)

Hi 460: American Social History since 1865

3 credits

A survey of the major social and cultural developments in the United States since 1865 with emphases on Victorian culture, modern culture, film, music, religion, gender and race.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Prerequisite: Hi 101

The People’s Voice: A Populist Cultural History of Modern America – 2008 Edition
Horowitz, D.
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Sloan Publishing
ISBN: 9781597380133

Hi 101: The Making of the Modern World

3 credits

The course focuses on the process of historical thinking from a biblical perspective by investigating the forces and factors that have shaped the world we live in today, and by studying themes including empire building, revolutions, religious movements, philosophical and artistic accomplishments, social and economic networks.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023

The Penguin History of the World – 6th Edition
J. M. Roberts and O. A. Westad
ISBN: 9781846144431
Note: Available in Kindle, hardcover, and paperback.

Hi 335: History of Christianity

3 credits

Overviews the history of the Christian faith since the New Testament era. Notes the formative influence of the early church councils and places special emphasis on the nature and contributions of the Reformation. Discusses modern Christian history with application to contemporary theological issues.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity – 4th Edition
Mark A. Noll, David Komline, Han-luen Katzer Komline
Grand Rapids
Baker Academic
ISBN: 9781540964885
Note: e-book ISBN 9781493438204

5 Minutes in Church History: An Introduction to the Stories of Gods Faithfulness in the History of – 2019 Edition
Stephen J. Nichols
Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing
ISBN: 9780642891317

Hi 101: The Making of the Modern World

3 credits

The course focuses on the process of historical thinking from a biblical perspective by investigating the forces and factors that have shaped the world we live in today, and by studying themes including empire building, revolutions, religious movements, philosophical and artistic accomplishments, social and economic networks.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023

The Penguin History of the World – 6th Edition
J. M. Roberts and O. A. Westad
ISBN: 9781846144431
Note: Available in Kindle, hardcover, and paperback.

Hi 201: United States History to 1865

3 credits

A survey of American history from the colonial era through 1865 with a blend of political, economic and cultural aspects.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023

America: A Narrative History (Ninth Edition) (Vol. 1) – 9th Edition
George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
New York, 2012
W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393912630

Hi 101: The Making of the Modern World

3 credits

The course focuses on the process of historical thinking from a biblical perspective by investigating the forces and factors that have shaped the world we live in today, and by studying themes including empire building, revolutions, religious movements, philosophical and artistic accomplishments, social and economic networks.

  • Dates: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023

The Penguin History of the World – 6th Edition
J. M. Roberts and O. A. Westad
ISBN: 9781846144431
Note: Available in Kindle, hardcover, and paperback.

Hi 202: United States History from 1865 to the Present

3 credits

A survey of American history from 1865 to the present with a blend of political, economic and cultural aspects.

  • Dates: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023

America: A Narrative History (Ninth Edition) (Vol. 2) – 9th Edition
George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
New York, 2012
W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393912623
Note: Also available in paperback. (Vol. 1 is used for Hi 201.)