Historical Professions – HIST 701

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/11/2020

Course Description

An overview of the discipline of history, patterns of historical research, history instruction, historical organizations and careers in history.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

The course provides a general introduction to doctoral studies in history, equipping that student for study, encouraging professional aptitudes, and providing a foundation for career preparation. The course prepares the student for a terminal program by reviewing patterns of historical interpretations, reinforcing knowledge of research databases and skills, and introducing professional organizations. 

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Investigate patterns in history education
  2. Evaluate trends of modern historical scholarship.
  3. Apply Biblical worldview principles to standards of historical scholarship.
  4. Research career opportunities in historical professions.
  5. Utilize research databases of the Jerry Falwell Library.

Course Assignment

Course readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Video Discussion Board Forums (8)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences, therefore the student will complete 8 Video Discussion Board Forums throughout this course. The student is required to provide a video thread in response to the provided topic for each forum. Each thread is to be 3.5–5 minutes in video format and must demonstrate course-related knowledge. The student must also submit a 5–6 sentence abstract and at least 3 academic sources with the video. In addition to the thread, the student is required to provide a written reply of at least 100 words to 3 other classmates’ threads.

Blog Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore the student will complete 4 Blog Discussion Board Forums throughout this course. The student is required to create an 800–1,000-word blog post in response to the provided topic for each forum. The student will post a 5–6-sentence abstract and a source list of at least 3 academic sources. In addition to the thread, the
student is required to provide a written reply of at least 100 words to 3 other classmates’ threads.

Reviews (4)

There will be 4 Reviews throughout the course. The student is required to write a 2–3 page review on a topic provided in each module/week.

Quizzes (8)

There are 8 quizzes. Each quiz includes essays and multiple-choice questions and is based on the readings and presentations of a module. The student will have 45 minutes to complete each quiz.