Survey of the History of Christianity – CHHI 300

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is an overview of Christianity from Apostolic Age to the present. Special attention will be given to the early church period, the Protestant Reformation, the development of denominations, American Christianity, and World Christianity.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

This course provides a necessary addition toward students achieving a well-rounded understanding of Christianity. It will more fully prepare 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.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate historical and theological developments throughout the history of Christianity.
  2. Explain the development of the church during the early Christian period.
  3. Demonstrate the various branches of the Protestant Reformation, including historical origins, theological beliefs, practices, and significant leaders.
  4. Assess different church and parachurch developments within Evangelical Christianity.
  5. Identify different missiological approaches and indigenous responses in different regions of the world.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings, lecture presentations, websites, videos, and articles (MLO: A-E)

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will complete 3 Discussion Board Forums 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 interactive replies (at least 100 words each) to the threads of at least 2 other students. (MLO: B, C, and E)

Papers (2)

The student will write 2 papers of 1,250 words each on assigned topics that will require research and analysis. Each paper must include at least 6 scholarly sources. These papers will be submitted through SafeAssign. (MLO: C, D)

Quizzes (6)

The student will complete 6 quizzes in this course based on the chapter readings. The quizzes are open-book/open-notes and are comprised of 20 true/false and multiple choice questions. Each quiz will have a time limit of 45 minutes. (MLO: A-E)