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HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts

Students studying history at Jessup will find themselves well prepared for graduate study in a number of related disciplines in the liberal arts as well as law school. Students planning on entering seminary will find in a Jessup history major a suitable course of study as well – particularly when considered along with the Bible and theology classes required of all students. In conjunction with the Teacher Education program, students should be well prepared for a single subject credential in history.

42 UNITS

15 WEEK SEMESTERS

ROCKLIN CAMPUS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The History major at Jessup is unique in that it not only reflects a traditional history curriculum found in the best Liberal Arts institutions but also requires several courses offered by the English and Public Policy departments. Consequently, this makes for a stronger, better-rounded major. Reflecting Jessup’s deep roots in Evangelical Christianity, a required course in the History of the Renaissance and Reformation, as well as electives such as American Religious History and Early Church History, add a further unique flavor to the program. Concentrations in American History, Classical Studies, and Church History allow students to specialize in a variety of historical fields and time periods.

  • Demonstrate significant general knowledge in and understanding of history
  • Engage in informed dialog with culture
  • Evaluate the various cultural underpinnings and applications of the course of study.
  • Describe various philosophical approaches to the discipline and determine how those approaches fit in with current approaches to other disciples.
  • Undertake significant primary research in a historical subject and communicate the findings.
  • Think and write clearly and analytically.
  • Be prepared for graduate study in a variety of programs.

Minor
History

Concentrations
American History
Classical History
Church Studies
General

Program Courses
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Rex Gurney, Ph.D.

Chair

The study of history gives our students broad sympathy for the best of humanity’s God-given capacity to create culture and society — and an understanding of humanity’s oft-times failure to do so in a positive way. – Rex Gurney

FACULTY

Julius (Rex) Gurney III, Ph.D.

Professor - The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Keith Bolte, M.A., M.Ed.

Associate Professor - The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Richard Ravalli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Jordan Arriaga

Adjunct, History - Online

Matthew Bergstrom

Adjunct, History - Online

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