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3 Concordia History Courses To Register for in Fall 2021

February 23, 2021
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Prepare for your future by learning from the past. Students who major in History at Concordia University Texas develop a solid understanding of historical eras while developing skills that are valuable across industries, including research, analysis and communication.

"History courses aren't just about memorizing names and dates," Dr. Matthew Bloom, associate professor of History and chair of the department, said. "The past impacts the present, and knowing about past events can help you understand the world around you and make decisions for the future."

Here are three fascinating History classes you can take this Fall 2021 semester!

History of Christianity

Embark on an incredible journey to learn about the history of Christianity, explored through the lens of Lutheran tradition. Beginning with the New Testament era, you will wind your way around centuries of history that have led to the present Christian Church.

Along the way, you will learn about the central people, ideas, issues and events that have shaped the Church and its worship, doctrine, ethics, organization and mission.

International Relations Since 1919

This enthralling course takes you through world events since 1919 that affected relations between nations. You will analyze an array of events, including wars, peace negotiations, economics, intellectual and social crises, and attempts at international cooperation.

The course is required for History majors and for Education majors who are concentrating in History 7th-12th, so now is the perfect time to enroll!

Special Studies in History: The Holocaust

In this impactful Special Studies course, you will learn about the Holocaust.

The course covers the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany, the history and spread of anti-Semitic rhetoric in Europe, and the incarceration and murder of Jews and other groups of people during the Holocaust. Focus is placed on the use of political and social power against minoritized populations, the meaning that Jews attributed to their suffering in concentration camps and the memory of the atrocities of the Holocaust.

You will read illuminating accounts from Holocaust survivors and take a virtual field trip to Auschwitz, which was the largest German Nazi concentration camp where more than 1.1 million men, women and children were murdered.

The Special Studies course can be used to fulfill the general education History requirement.

Contact your Concordia University Texas student academic planner for more information and for help to register.