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Concentration

The theology degree is available with a concentration in Church history. The concentration in theology develops analytical, reflective, and expressive skills in the study of theology in a historical context. Students are trained in the use of interdisciplinary methods from history, sociology, psychology, philosophy, cultural anthropology, and theology to perform a thoughtful examination of the history of the Christian Church in light of the Church’s Scriptures and traditions. Students who complete the church history concentration will be well equipped for graduate study in ministry, Church history, historical theology, or systematic theology as well as the history of religion.

Students seeking a church history concentration in theology complete all of the requirements of a theology major, but substitute the three unspecified upper-division theology courses for three church history seminar courses as listed below:

Church History Concentration Requirements9 units
Select three courses from the following:
THEO 423
Seminar in Church History
3
THEO 424
The Formation of Early Christianity
3
THEO 425
American Christianity
3
THEO 427
The History of Pentecostalism
3
THEO 428
Global Christianity
3
THEO 454
Christian Traditions
3
Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.