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.
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.
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 the Course Overview.
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 questions that can include true/false, multiple-choice, multiple answers, matching, jumbled sentence, and ordering questions. Each quiz will have a time limit of 45 minutes. (CLOs: A, B, C, D, E)
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. In this class, the thread will be submitted on Thursday by 11:59 pm (ET) and the replies submitted by Monday 11:59 pm (ET). Therefore, the student will complete 3 Discussion threads which are designed to promote discussion among class members. Each thread must be 200 words. Student will then read and post interactive replies (at least 75 words each) to the threads of at least 2 other students. (CLOs: B, C, E)
Essay Assignments (3)
The student will write 3 essays of 500 to 750 words each on assigned topics that will require research and analysis. Each essay must include at least 2 scholarly sources. (CLOs: B, D, E)
Research Paper Assignments (2)
The student will write 2 research papers of 1,250 to 1,500 words each on assigned topics that will require research and analysis. Each research paper must include at least 6 scholarly sources. (CLOs: C, D)