Graduate School

Historical Studies

HIS500   Church History I     3 hours
A survey of the major developments in churches from apostolic times through the Medieval Period. This course gives special attention to documents of pivotal interest to those developments and considers the drifts from Biblical simplicity and the separatist groups who tried to restore it.

HIS501   Church History II     3 hours
A continuation of Church History I from the Reformation to the coming of Modernism. This course gives attention to the parallel development of Protestant and Baptist traditions.

HIS511  Baptist History and Distinctives     3 hours
A study of the origin, development, and various expressions of the doctrines and practices of Baptists. Consideration is also given to distinctive doctrines and current issues.

HIS520 Contemporary Religious Movements      3 hours
A view of the classic world religions and cults.  Special attention is given to those appearing in the last two decades.

HIS550    The Ecumenical Movement     3 hours
An examination of the issues and personalities of ecumenism with attention to the cause and effect relationships and the philosophical assumptions which are involved.

HIS590   (A-Z) Historical Studies Electives     3 hours each
A study of a selected historical issue based on student interest and/or need and faculty expertise.

HIS655    Special Studies in Church History     1-3 hours each
A study of selected topics in Church History. Courses from this series may be selected to meet specific needs of students who desire to advance their research in a chosen area within the discipline.

HIS656   Special Studies in Church History     1-3 hours each
A study of selected topics in Church History. Courses from this series may be selected to meet specific needs of students who desire to advance their research in a chosen area within the discipline.

HIS755  Special Studies in Church History     1-3 hours each
A study of selected topics in Church History. Courses from this series may be selected to meet specific needs of students who desire to advance their research in a chosen area within the discipline.

HIS756   Special Studies in Church History     1-3 hours each
A study of selected topics in Church History. Courses from this series may be selected to meet specific needs of students who desire to advance their research in a chosen area within the discipline.

HIS855   Special Studies in Church History     1-3 hours each
A study of selected topics in Church History. Courses from this series may be selected to meet specific needs of students who desire to advance their research in a chosen area within the discipline.

HIS856   Special Studies in Church History     1-3 hours each
A study of selected topics in Church History. Courses from this series may be selected to meet specific needs of students who desire to advance their research in a chosen area within the discipline.