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Course Descriptions for Exploring World History

Here are course titles and descriptions that you can use for assigning credit and preparing a transcript for your high school student. If your student completes the assignments as given in the curriculum, she can earn one full year of credit each in World History, English, and Bible.

Course: World History

Text Used: Exploring World History by Ray Notgrass

This course surveys world history from Creation to the 21st Century. It discusses civilizations from around the world. A special emphasis is placed on key events, key ideas, key persons, and everyday life in various time periods of world history. The student will read a significant number of original documents and speeches while studying the narrative of lessons.

Course: English (World Literature and Composition)

Text Used: Exploring World History by Ray Notgrass

The literature read includes novels, short stories, devotional literature, plays, theological essays, biographies, memoirs, poetry, and hymns. Emphasis is placed on how the literature reflects the historical settings in which the works are set. The student completes a series of writing assignments based on historical issues from various periods and a research paper.

Course: Bible: Issues in World History

Text Used: Exploring World History by Ray Notgrass

This course provides an overview of the Bible, including both its message of faith and how it guides our understanding of history. The student will read several complete books of the Bible as well as several of the Psalms. The student will study such topics as the inspiration and authority of the Bible and how to study a New Testament letter. Topical Bible studies bring Biblical teachings to bear on the historical issues discussed.