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History and Political Science

Offered: On Campus Apply

The department of history and political science engages students with these two disciplines in the context of a Christian worldview. Students will become familiar with the cultural, political, economic, social, and religious development of world civilizations. This familiarity will enhance their ability to understand and evaluate the historical origins of contemporary society and culture as well as the political processes of human social institutions. Serious engagement with a body of literature and schools of thought will deepen students’ appreciation for the past, serve as a gateway to the present, and provide the intellectual tools for further study.

History and Political Science Major

History and political science graduates should be able to describe the cultural, political, economic, social and religious development of world civilizations.

Accreditations

West Coast Science
Western Association of Schools & Colleges
Awesome Biology
Assemblies of God
Awesome Biology
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
West Coast Science
Western Association of Schools & Colleges

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Kristen Lashua, PhD

Kristen Lashua, PhD

Assistant Professor of History
Kevin Walker, PhD

Kevin Walker, PhD

Assistant Professor of History & Political Science
Rachelle Walker, PhD

Rachelle Walker, PhD

Assistant Professor of History & Political Science
John Wilson, PhD

John Wilson, PhD

Chair of History & Political Science, Professor of History
Michael Wilson, PhD

Michael Wilson, PhD

Professor of History

A Sampling of History/Political Science Courses

POLS 323

Christian Political Thought

Christian Political Thought

This class is a study of the complex relationship between church and state, the Kingdom of Heaven as it relates to earthly kingdoms, and what civil law means in light of grace, as understood by major Christian philosophers in church history.Students examine scripture, as well as the writings of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, John Calvin, the American Puritans, and contemporary thinkers.

HIST 373

The Good Old Days: The United States, 1945-1963

The Good Old Days: The United States, 1945-1963

Explores political, social, economic, and cultural developments in the days of the high Cold War.

HIST 470

The History of Childhood

The History of Childhood

An advanced research seminar in which students consider age as a category of historical analysis. Students produce article-length papers of original research on a topic of their choice related to the experiences of children or ideas regarding childhood in history.

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