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  Sep 19, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Division of History and Political Science


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Division Chair

Dr. Christine Reese

Faculty

Dr. Benjamin Mabry, Dr. Scott Pickard, Ms. E. Gabrielle Walker

The Louisiana College Division of History and Political Science is dedicated to the Christian pursuit of seeking a better understanding of the past. The mission of the Division of History and Political Science is “to provide students with knowledge and understanding of all aspects of human endeavor from a Christian perspective. The Division concentrates on the history and foundations of all human civilization as well as the history and government of the United States in the past and at present. All classes will expect high achievement by faculty and student. Students are encouraged to be good citizens, leaders in all they do, and servants of Christ to understand and change the world by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

All classes provide a thorough course of study covering many areas of history and the relevance of seeking Christ’s truth to comprehend the past, present, and future. Foremost, faculty are committed to providing an understanding of the historical outcomes of ethical and values choices and a knowledge of the ways that Christianity has enriched believers and society. Additionally, the department offers opportunities for students to develop written and oral communications skills second to none. Through internships, conference participation, and field trips to historical sites and museums students are exposed to learning outside the classroom in ways that will prepare them for any profession. The division has a chapter of the prestigious national history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta.

Departmental faculty members work closely with students not only in history and political science but also in the related fields of social studies education, public administration, and prelaw. Special seminars and talks are regularly scheduled by faculty and guest speakers for the campus and community. The Division emphasizes:

  • Content knowledge of American and European History
  • Mastery of historical research and writing
  • Understanding a Christian world view and its relevancy to historical events
  • Application of Christian ethics to historical situations

Programs

    Major
    Minor

    Courses

      Geography
      History
      Political Science

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