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Studying history at Central Christian College of Kansas offers an exploratory voyage into God’s faithfulness as we watch His growing redeeming tale presented through the lives of countless civilizations. Students will be pushed to analyze achievements and failings borne of the human situation.
The Bachelors of Science in History program at Central Christian College of Kansas asks students to confront the deprivation of the flesh as well as the dignity of the freed spirit. This curriculum teaches history students to utilize the past to bring others into the awe of God’s wonderful future. With a direct connection to professors and other learning partners, our individualized educational experience allows students to take an active role in their education.

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Possible Career Paths

  • Research Assistant – $43,000*
  • Museum Curator or Director – $46,300*
  • High School History Teacher – $56,000*

*O*Net – National Median Wage Data

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History Core (43 Credits)

BS-EC 210 Survey of Economics (3)
SS-HI 110 Survey of World Civilization (3)
SS-HI 115 Survey of United States History (3)
SS-GE 113 World Geography (3)
SS-PO 202 Principles of Sociology (3)
SS-PO 203 American Government (3)
SS-PO 210 History, Civics, and Social Responsibility (3)
MT-HI 200 Survey of Church History (3)
SS-HI 332 Late 20th Century World History (3)
SS-HI 334 Kansas History (2)
SS-HI 344 A History of Minorities in the U.S. (2)
SS-PO 333 Political Science & Thought (3)
SS-HI 370 Topics in American History (3)
SS-HI 380 European History: 1400-1900 (3)
SS-HI 463 Historiography (2)
SS-HI 492 History Seminar (1)

Bachelor of Arts in History: 120 Credit Hours

  • 43 Credits – General Education
  • 43 Credits – History Core
  • 34 Credits – Open Electives

Mind

  • History Major evaluates the development and interplay of the history of people, places, events, geography, and governmental systems.
  • History Major analyzes and evaluates historical documents and events and distinguishes between fact and interpretation.

Heart & Soul

  • History Major evaluates the influences of Christianity upon history and culture through understanding biblical principles, including the practice of compassion and service, and demonstrates an appreciation for individuals and cultural diversity.

Strength

  • History Major ably engages in historical research using appropriate methodologies, summarizes the strengths and limitations inherent in the system of historical inquiry, and communicates the results of research in effective presentations.

Each department has their own traditions, French Press has become deeply ingrained in the life and identity of the program. As it may sound, this sacred space revolves around coffee. Weekly, the department shares a meal together and bonds at the appointed time they all reach towards the infamous pot and all push down together.

This seemingly small act has acted as a glue of sorts for the department even being recognized at commencement as all members receive a patch to wear during the festivities. Regardless of your academic program as a Central student, you are invited to join the French Press Club for this sacred time!

The Central Christian College business student has multiple ways to enrich their educational experience through off-campus opportunities. The department regularly offers national and international travel opportunities to study various topics including economics, finance, culture, trade, and monetary systems. Arrangements can also be made to study with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in their Best Semester program. CCC is also partnering with Students International where students have the opportunity to spend a semester in another country studying local culture, finance, economics, language, investment, entrepreneurship, etc.

Course Examples

A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of world civilizations from the earliest cultures through the modern era. Students will describe and defend, at times through research, writing, and possibly presentations, developments on themes such as the emergence and change of early societies, political and legal systems, religious and philosophical systems, and economic systems and trade. Students will explicate developments related to concepts such as absolutism and constitutionalism, growth of nation states, the Enlightenment, imperialism, classical liberalism, revolutions, industrialization, global conflicts, and globalism. Learners will compare and contrast themes across time and geographical regions.

This is a survey of the history of the Christian movement from New Testament times to modern times, focusing on key movements, critical issues, outstanding leaders, and important turning points. The student will be expected to be able to differentiate between key beliefs in Christian orthodoxy relative to their appearance in historical context.

This course is a survey of history in the last third of the century. Specific attention will be given to developments in regions, which have seen the greatest changes and impact on world events: Europe; the Middle East; the Far East, especially China.

Beginning with the treatment of Native Americans by Spanish and English colonists, this course will proceed through the treatment of African slaves, and include perspectives on the experience of Hispanic and Asian immigrants. Social, economic, and legal perspectives will be emphasized.

Designed as an introductory course to political theory, this course will expose the student to political philosophy and its influence on how societies interpret the role of humanity and its governing bodies.

An overview of European history from the late middle ages through the unification of Europe. Students will interpret, among other developments, the Reformation, Renaissance, Enlightenment, the age of revolution, and unification of states. Learners will analyze primarily the political, military, and religious domains, though social and economic developments will be addressed.

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