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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Newark School of Theology | Evaluated Learning Experience

Church History in Global Perspective

Location: 
Newark School of Theology,Two Park Place, Newark, New Jersey.
Length: 
30 hours (10 weeks).
Dates: 

June 2000 - December 2016.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: know and articulate the history of Christianity from its beginnings in Judaism through its establishment as the religion of the Late Roman Empire, ca. 600 C.E.; know and describe the history of Orthodox Christianity from the Seventh Century until Post-Communist Christianity in Russia and Eastern Europe; know and describe the history of Christianity in Africa and India; know the history of European Christianity from Gregory the Great until the present; know and describe the history of Christianity in the Americas; know and describe the history of Christianity in China, the Far East, Australia, and the Pacific Ocean.

Instruction: 

Major topicsare: the development of Christianity from ca. 33-600 C.E.; the history of Orthodox Christianity from ca. 527-1990 C.E.; the history of Christianity in Africa and India; the history of European Christianity from ca. 590-1990s; the history of Christianity in Latin and North America; the history of Christianity in China, the Far East, Australia, and the Pacific Ocean. Methods of instruction include: assignments prior to class which students are responsible for presenting to the whole class for exposition and then a general discussion of the analysis of the text, as well as its relationship to lived experience. The faculty member guides the discussion, as necessary, as well as evaluates student's progress. There are also numerous short written assignments as well as a final examination.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Church History or Religion (10/10).

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