CHIS/HIST 305 • Church History (3 units)
The development of the Christian church throughout its history as reflected in its life, thought, institutions, leaders, and literature.

CHIS/ICST 310 • History of the Expansion of Christianity (3 units)
A survey of the missionary activities of the church from biblical times to the present, especially emphasizing the development of modern missions.

CHIS/HIST 340 • Late Roman and Byzantine Empires (3 units)
Prerequisite: HIST 101 or consent of the instructor. Beginning in the late third century, this course covers the major people, places, events, and movements of the Roman Empire until its destruction by the Ottoman Turks in 1453. Emphasizes the life and beliefs of the Orthodox Church and its relationship to Western Christianity.

CHIS 400C • Christian Heritage (3 units)
This course explores our Christian heritage, showing how the community of believers has evolved over time, from the timeless creeds developed in the early Christian era, to the split between Rome and Eastern Orthodoxy, to the Protestant Reformation and the proliferation of denominations down to the twentieth century. The recent period highlights the rise of Pentecostalism and its place in the past century, the increasingly global sweep of the Church, and the relative decline of the European role in Christianity. The last section deals with the challenges and prospects of the twenty-first century and the roles available to our students.

CHIS/HIST 420 • History of Pentecostalism (3 units)
Antecedents, Wesleyan and nineteenth-century holiness backgrounds; origin, development, and varieties of traditional Pentecostalism; some attention to the neo-Pentecostal or charismatic movement. Course may include field trips to significant southern California sites.

CHIS/HIST 451 • Renaissance and Reformation (3 units)
The transition from medieval to modern civilization, emphasizing those forces and persons which brought about change in Europe’s intellectual and religious outlook.

CHIS/HIST 452 • History of Christianity in America (3 units)
The development of the various denominations and sects of the Protestant church from colonial times to the present, giving European backgrounds of the American Church.

CHIS 470 • Special Topics (1-3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Study of a special topic in church history. May be repeated for credit.

CHIS 480 • Individual Studies (1-3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and division chair. May be repeated for credit.

CHIS 490 • Seminar in Church History (3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Mutual investigation of one topic in church history of particular relevance to upper division religion majors. May be repeated for credit.

* This information is provided for ease of use, however it is not the official record. See the academic catalog for official course descriptions and requirements.