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SUMMARY

Below is just a small sample of courses you’ll take as a History major at Jessup. This list is not a guide for course selection. It was created to give you a peek at the program’s academic offerings. For official program requirements, please see the current course catalog.

Major Courses (9 units)

A survey of the history, philosophy, religion, art, music, literature, and dance of the world’s major cultures through c. 1500.

A survey of the history, philosophy, religion, art, music, literature, and dance of the world’s major cultures from c. 1500 to the present.

A survey of philosophy from the pre-Socratics to postmodernism, with emphasis on epistemology, ontology, ethics, and the relationship of human critical thinking to biblical revelation.

Core Courses (27 units)

This course will trace the political, constitutional, cultural, and socio-economic history of the United States from the colonial period to the present day. In addition, this course will also treat the political, socio-economic and cultural history of the state of California. Particular attention will be paid to the themes identified in The History – Social Science Framework of California Public Schools.

This course will focus on developments and trends in Europe, Asia, and the Third World during the 20th century, including various ideological movements and their consequences, post-colonialism and globalization.

HIST331 | History and Archaeology of Ancient Greece
A survey of Ancient Greece from the Minoan and Mycenaean Bronze Age to the Roman conquest of Greece. This survey will emphasize the political, social, cultural, and economic institutions and values that Hellas created to revolutionize the Ancient Mediterranean world.

HIST336 | History and Archaeology of Ancient Rome
The history of Rome from its foundation to the end of the Empire with emphasis on its political institutions, social structure, economy, religions, and culture. Written sources will be studied as well as the art and architecture of Rome and nearby cities of Ostia, Pompeii, and Herculaneum to gain a comprehensive view of ancient Rome.

This course will serve as the capstone for the history major. Philosophies of history, methodological concerns and the development of history as a discipline will be examined. Students will be required to do primary research and writing on an historical issue of their choice.

This course provides a historical and institutional review of American government, tracing its development following the Revolutionary War and Constitutional Convention to its modern structures. The course will provide an overview of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches as well as governmental agencies and institutions within and outside these branches.

PPOL325 | Comparative Government and Politics
A survey of the major modern political and governmental systems, the course will review varying political regimes as well as compare Western and Eastern governmental systems. The course will also provide a comparative review of the major political and governmental systems around the globe – democracy, monarchy, communist/Marxist, theocracy—with a specific study of Great Britain, Russia, China, India, Iran, Nigeria, and Mexico.

PPOL341 | Political Economy
An introduction to the principles of micro- and macroeconomics, this course reviews both the principles of economic theory and application, as well as a comparative review of economic practices. The course includes an analysis of supply and demand, allocation of resources, and economic aggregates. The course also emphasizes the significance of economic policies as they relate to political policymaking.

PPOL361 | Constitution and Civil Rights
The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the United States and provides the foundation for the laws, processes and structures of our government and political system. This course will provide an understanding of the major provisions of this document as they relate to American government and politics. The course will also highlight the rights and responsibilities of citizens and residents, and introduce civil rights protected by the Constitution and related legislation.

An overview of the artistic, philosophical, and technological innovations of the Renaissance as well as the change in the religious landscape of Europe caused by the protestant Reformation and the Counter-Reformation.

This course will survey California history from exploration to the present day. Contemporary issues in California’s economy, ecology and society will also be examined.

ENGL220| Foundations of British Literature
A survey of the foundations of British literature from ancient times through the Restoration. Includes works from Greek, Roman, Old and Middle English, the Renaissance, and the 17th and 18th centuries.

ENGL221 | British Literature since 1800
A survey of various texts and topics in British literature from 1800 to the present, such as Romanticism, the development of the novel, revolution and industrialism in literature, and the literary representation of war.

ENGL231 | American Literature to 1865
A survey covering significant literary works in American literature from its beginnings through the end of the Civil War period. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama.

ENGL232 | American Literature 1865 to Present
A survey covering significant literary works in American literature from the end of the Civil War period to present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama.

History Concentrations

Students must choose a concentration listed below.

American History Concentration (15 units)

An overview of the history of religion, particularly Christianity, in America from the colonial era through the present. Specific attention will be paid to the interaction of religion with cultural institutions.

HIST494 | Modern US History
This course explores the history of the United States from the 1920s to the present. The political, economic, and sociocultural development of America since the early 20th century is examined.

HIST383 | Civil War
No course description available.

HIST485 | American Frontier
An overview of westward expansion of the United States from the colonial period through the “closing of the frontier” (Frederick Jackson Turner) near the close of the 19th century.

HIST461 | Latin American History
An overview of the political and cultural history of the modern states of Latin America from its pre-Columbian origins to the present day.

Classical Studies Concentration (15 units)

HIST331 | History and Archaeology of Ancient Greece
A survey of Ancient Greece from the Minoan and Mycenaean Bronze Age to the Roman conquest of Greece. This survey will emphasize the political, social, cultural, and economic institutions and values that Hellas created to revolutionize the Ancient Mediterranean world.

HIST336 | History and Archaeology of Ancient Rome
The history of Rome from its foundation to the end of the Empire with emphasis on its political institutions, social structure, economy, religions, and culture. Written sources will be studied as well as the art and architecture of Rome and nearby cities of Ostia, Pompeii, and Herculaneum to gain a comprehensive view of ancient Rome.

An overview of the expansion of Christianity from the New Testament era through the sixth century. Particular attention will be paid to the lives and writings of the Church fathers and Church councils.

No course description available.

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Church History Concentration (15 units)

An overview of the history of religion, particularly Christianity, in America from the colonial era through the present. Specific attention will be paid to the interaction of religion with cultural institutions.

An overview of the expansion of Christianity from the New Testament era through the sixth century. Particular attention will be paid to the lives and writings of the Church fathers and Church councils.

No course description available.

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General Concentration (15 units)

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