An overview of Christianity from Apostolic Age to the present. Special attention will be given to the early church period, the Protestant Reformation, development of denominations, American Christianity, and World Christianity.
This course provides a necessary addition toward students achieving a well-rounded understanding of Christianity. It will more fully prepared graduates to understand different Christian theologies, denominations, movements, and trends as they interact with a variety of Christians and Christian groups. This course will also provide a needed apologetic understanding of various aspects of Christianity that will aid graduates as they interact with the larger world.
Textbook readings, lecture presentations, websites, videos, and articles
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will complete 3 Discussions which are designed to promote discussion among class members. Each thread must be 500–750 words and must reference the textbook at least once. In the following Module: Week, the student will then read and post replies (at least 100 words each) to the threads of at least 2 other group members. (CLOs: B, C, E)
Research Essay Assignments (2)
The student will write 2 research essays of 1,250 words on assigned topics which will require some research and considerable analysis. These essays will be checked through Turnitin. (CLOs: C, D)
The student will complete 6 quizzes in this course based on the chapter readings. The quizzes are open-book/open-note and are comprised of 20 true/false and multiple choice questions. Each quiz will have a time limit of 45 minutes. (CLOs: A, B, C, D, E)