History of the Christian Church I – CHHI 301

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

A survey of the first fifteen centuries of the Christian Church including the persecutions, the rise of heresy, the development of Roman Catholicism during the Middle Ages, and the groups which dissented against Roman Catholicism.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.



A study of the status of the Christian Church during its first fifteen centuries is essential for those who will minister in 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.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings, lecture presentations, websites, and articles (MLO: C, D)

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Group Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will complete 2 Group Discussion Board Forums which are designed to promote discussion among class members in smaller groups where conversation will be more easily and effectively managed. 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. (CLO: C, G)

Research Exercise

The student will be provided scholarly journal articles that address the paper topics later covered. Using proper, current Turabian format, the student will write bibliographic information for each of the articles along with a 1-paragraph description of the contents of each article (submitted through SafeAssign). (CLO: A, B, C)

Papers (2)

The student will write 2 papers of 1,250 words on assigned topics which will require some research and considerable analysis. These papers will be submitted through SafeAssign. (CLO: A, B, C)

Reflection Journal

The student will complete a 750–1,000-word reflection journal that connects the student’s personal journey with the content while summarizing the course’s content (submitted through SafeAssign).

Quizzes (4)

The student will complete 4 quizzes in this course based on the chapter readings. The quizzes are open-book/open-note and are comprised of 20 true/false questions. Each quiz will have a time limit of 30 minutes and must be completed in 1 attempt. (CLO: E, F)