B.A. in History
WELCOME TO HISTORY
Exploring the Past
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
History is the study of human change over time; moreover, history uses the past to understand the present and the future.
Recognizing that human experience is continuous, historians seek to understand how people lived in the past and how their actions, societies, and leadership shaped their world and our own.
As a scholarly discipline, history fosters students' abilities to read critically, think analytically, communicate ideas effectively, and to examine human problems in light of ethical values.
Our history program encourages literate, critical thinking by students who work with faculty engaged in diverse, broadly based scholarship. As such, a student majoring in history, you will learn the basic components of traditional and contemporary theories, philosophies and ideologies as well as the functions and roles of major governmental, quasi-governmental and non-governmental institutions in different political systems and societies across time and space.
At California University of Pennsylvania, our faculty, specialize in areas such as: American History, European History, Public History, Native American History, African American History, Ancient and Midieval History, Modern European History, French History, Race and Ethnicity in America, Religious Persecution, Contemporary American History, Consitutional History, and History of Sport; additionally, we offer courses in the History of Law and Latin American and World Histories.
You will also be able to research and evaluate data, historical evidence and primary sources and compare, contrast and analyze the following:
- Different historical and political chronologies
- Different types of primary source materials
- Historical events as they apply to current events
- Different types of political, racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, philosophical and social systems, power structures and leadership styles across time and space
"The Past is Prologue!"
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Phi Alpha Theta - History Honors
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HIS 379 Spotlight
HIS 379 course, where faculty develop new courses in their fields of expertise and/or offer a once-only specialized course. You can take more than one 379 during your degree.
379, in Spring 2014
Topic: Christianity since 1500
It's the world's single largest religion, with more than 2 billion adherents and a 2,000 year history.
Not all branches of Christianity are the same, however. How did Christianity come to be the way it is today, with three major traditions (Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant) and with 25-30,000 Protestant denominations? What are the differences between these traditions and denominations?
Want to know more? Join Dr. Paul Crawford on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:00 for HIS 379: Special Topic: History of Christianity since 1500. CRN 10879.
This course will trace the history of Christianity from the late Middle Ages through the Reformation and into the early 21st century. It includes treatment of the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant branches of Christianity. Special attention will be paid to the Reformation and to 19th and 20th century Christianity.
For more information, email either Dr. Crawford (crawford_P@calu.edu) or Cindy Speer at email@example.com.