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World History Survey

  • Name:

    World History Survey (HIST200)

  • Department:

    Social Studies

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


World History Survey


This course is designed to teach students how our modern world emerged from ancient times, through the Middle Ages and World Wars up to today. Students will connect historical events to current events and develop an awareness of God’s sovereign hand on human history. Students will develop research, interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and Bible literacy skills.


Welcome to World History Survey. In this course, you have the awesome opportunity to study the highlights of key things that have occurred in our world from Creation all the way until the present day. This truly is a world history course, whereby we take a look at the history of civilizations and societies on every continent, except for Antarctica. Come and join the journey of investigating the amazing events, people, perspectives, movements, trends, and worldviews that shape our present day world. Emphasis is placed on making connections from past to present as well as analyzing various perspectives and sources. Throughout the course you are given formal opportunities to go deeper and look further into things that interest you personally. You are challenged along the way to consider the Biblical worldview of history and analyze the many viewpoints, whether Biblical or not, that have shaped our world. At certain points in the course, you even have the freedom to determine what areas of the world you want to study further. So again, come and join us on this journey of seeing God’s providential hand in the unfolding of His story throughout the history of the world.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

The course was very organized and easy to follow.


I really liked the textbook for the course. They had very helpful study guides and practice tests.


The group discussion was engaging because one could give their own ideas and others could agree or disagree in a respectful way.