History and Political Studies Distance Courses

These History and Political Studies courses are offered for credit by Andrews University, Oakwood University, and Washington Adventist University. Andrews University manages the registration and provides the instruction and support for students. 

Andrews University Credit

HIST 117-901
Civilization and Ideas I
(3 sem hours)
Survey of the development of major world civilizations to the eighteenth century, including the origins and history of ideas, worldviews, and institutions (Stoicism, Hinduism, Catholicism, etc.), with an emphasis on the interaction of cultures in the premodern world.
Available Formats: Interactive Online, Self-paced Online
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HIST 118-901
Civilization and Ideas II (3 sem hours)
Survey of the development of world civilizations from the eighteenth century, including the origins and history of ideas, worldviews, and institutions (nationalism, anti-Semitism, racism, multiculturalism, etc.), with emphasis on cultural diversity and interaction and their meaning in the modern and post-modern world.
Format: Self-paced Online
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HIST 204-901
American Experience I
(3 sem hours)
A study of the rise and development of the United States from European contact with the Americas through the Civil War. Emphasis placed on cultural, religious, ethnic, and other social issues as well as politics, economics, and foreign relations.
Format: Self-paced Online
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HIST 205-901
American Experience II
(3 sem hours)
A study of the development of the United States from Reconstruction to the present. Emphasis placed on cultural, religious, ethnic, and other social issues as well as politics, economics, and foreign relations.
Format: Self-paced Online
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HIST 316-901
History of the Christian Church I (Cross-listed as RELH 316) (3 sem hours)
Surveys the internal and external developments and conflicts which Christianity has experienced from the time of Christ up to the Reformation. Special attention given to those developments that relate to Seventh-day Adventist theological heritage.
Format: Self-paced Online
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HIST 317-901
History of the Christian Church II (Cross-listed at RELH 317)
(3 sem hours)
Surveys the history of the church from the Protestant Reformation to the current time. Special attention is given to the Protestant Reformation,  the Catholic counter-reformation, Puritanism, Rationalism, Evangelicalism, the rise of modern denominations, and worldwide mission expansion and ecumenism.
Format: Self-paced Online
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PLSC 104-901
American Government
(3 sem hours)
A study of American political institutions and behavior, primarily on the national level. May be applied to the history major.
Format: Self-paced Online
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Oakwood University Credit

HI 103-911
World Civilizations
I (3 sem hours)
A survey course that investigates the great movements of history from ancient times to A.D. 1650.
Format: Self-paced Online
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HI 104-911
World Civilizations II
(3 sem hours)
A survey course that investigates the great movements of history from the era of A.D. 1650 to the present time.
Format: Self-paced Online
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HI 211-911
United States History I
(3 sem hours)
A survey of modernizing, pluralist American society and America in the international community, 1607 to 1877.
Format: Self-paced Online
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HI 212-911
United States History II (3 sem hours)
A survey of modernizing, pluralist American society and America in the international community, 1877 to the present.
Format: Self-paced Online
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HI 314/53.2
History of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
(3 sem hours)
Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor 
A survey course of the rise and progress of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Format: Paper self-paced
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HI 444-911
History of Christianity in the World I
(3 sem hours)
Prerequisite: Junior standing
A survey of the historical development and growth of the Christian Church throughout the World until the thirteenth century with emphasis on Africa, Asia and Europe.
Format: Self-paced Online
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PS 211-911
American Government
(3 sem hours)
A course of study concerning the organization of the United States government in regard to various branches at federal and state levels.
Format: Self-paced Online
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Washington Adventist University Credit

HIST 125-921
History of World Civilizations I
(3 sem hours)
An introduction to the historical development of human civilizations from antiquity to the mid-17th century, with focus on the themes of political and social organization, worldview and cultural achievements.
Format: Self-paced Online
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HIST 126-921
History of World Civilizations II
(3 sem hours)
An introduction to the historical development of human civilizations from approximately the mid-17th century to the present. Emphases include the interaction between Western and non-Western cultures and the impact of key social and political ideas and movements.
Format: Self-paced Online
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HIST 275-921
U.S. History I: Founding to Reconstruction
(3 sem hours)
The political, social, constitutional, and cultural development of the United States from its earliest beginnings to the Civil War.
Format: Self-paced Online
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HIST 276-921
U.S. History II: Gilded Age to Globalization
(3 sem hours)
The political, social, constitutional, and cultural development of the United States from the Civil War to the present.
Format: Self-paced Online
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HIST 325-921
History of Christianity I: Early and Medieval Periods
(3 sem hours)
Suggested background: HIST 125 or equivalent
The significant trends and events in the development of Christianity from the time of Christ to the Reformation, including a study of the church in relation to the Roman Empire, the influence of the church fathers, Christological controversies, the rise of the papacy, and medieval society.
Format: Self-paced Online
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HIST 326-921
History of Christianity II: The Reformation and Modern Periods
(3 sem hours)
Suggested background: HIST 126 or equivalent.
The church from pre-Reformation to the present time, its development in Europe and in America. A study of the main branches of Protestantism and their relation to the State, the Catholic Counter Reformation, and the Evangelical movement.
Format: Self-paced Online
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PLST 250-921
American Government
(3 sem hours)
An introduction to the forms, functions, and processes of the American local, state, and national government. This course also explores the development of political ideologies and influence groups.
Format: Self-paced Online
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