A survey of the Christian Church from the 16th century to the present. Includes the background, development and results of the Reformation, modern missions, the ecumenical movement, American Christianity and Evangelism.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
A study of the development of the Christian Church from the fifteenth century to the present is essential for those who will minister within that institution in order to understand their heritage and build upon it. This course is designed to give the student an awareness of the unique aspects of the life of the Christian Church in that period.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations (MLO: C)
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 (5)
The student will complete 5 Discussion Board Forums which are designed to promote discussion among class members on the papers written and provide an environment to exchange feedback. In each forum, the student will post the papers as a thread, then read and post replies (at least 200 words each) to at least 2 other classmates’ papers. All threads and replies must be posted no later than the day and time indicated in the forum. (CLO: C, D)
Research Exercises (2)
The student will complete 2 exercises using the search engines located on the university's online library resources to research one scholarly journal article on each of the assigned topics. Using proper Turabian format, the student will write bibliographic information for each of the articles along with a 1 paragraph long description of the contents of each article. Each Research Exercise is due by the end of the module/week it is assigned. (CLO: A, B, C)
The student will write three 5-page papers on assigned topics which will require some research and considerable reflection. Each paper must be completed in proper Turabian format. These papers will then become the subject of 3 separate Discussion Board Forums completed in the following modules/weeks. Each paper is due by the end of the module/week it is assigned. (CLO: A, B, C)
The student will complete 4 quizzes in this course based on the chapter readings. The quizzes are open-book/open-notes and comprised of 20 multiple-choice and true/false questions. Each quiz will have a 2-hour and 30-minute time limit and must be completed in 1 sitting. Each quiz much be completed by the end of the module/week it is assigned. (CLO: D)