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History Education

B.A. Humanities/B.S.E. History

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts Humanities/Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in History is a  148 credit hour degree program in which students spend 3 years (93 credit hours) studying at Briercrest College and 2 years (58 credit hours) at Minot State University. Toward the completion of the student’s third year of full-time study at Briercrest, the student must apply for admission to the Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance at Minot State University. While the transition from Briercrest College to the Bachelor of Science in Education program is intended to be seamless, entry into the Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance is dependent upon a minimum GPA of 2.75 at Briercrest College and the successful completion of several additional criteria.


Credit Hours: 151
Coordinator: Don Taylor

Joy Demoskoff, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
Joel From, PhD
Professor of Philosophy and Humanities
Ken Guenter, MA
Associate Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History
Alan Guenther, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
David Miller, PhD
Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism
Grant Poettcker, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
    Requirements  Program Sheet


Section A: Core Courses (21 credit hours)
BLST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament (3)
BLST 109 Introduction to the New Testament (3)
BLST 200+ or CM 101 Foundations of Church Ministry or THEO 200+ (3)
BLST 300+ elective (3)
IDST 200 Int. Studies: Modernity and Postmodernity (3) or IDST 300 Christianity and the Natural Sciences (3)
THEO 112 Introduction to Spiritual Theology (3)
THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology (3)

Section B: English Composition and Communications Requirements (9 credit hours)
ENG 100 Literature and Composition I (3)
ENG 101 Literature and Composition II (3)
COMM 104 Public Speaking (3)

Section C: Humanities and Social Science Requirements (15 credit hours)
KIN 262 Physical Activity and Wellness (3)
NTST 110 Introduction to Native Studies or HIS/NTST 430 Native-Newcomer Relations in Canada (3)
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy II (3)
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology I (3)
Humanities Elective (3)
   ENG 210 British Literature Survey I
   ENG 211 British Literature Survey II
   ENG 322 World Literatures in English
   GER 100 German I
   THEA 221 Acting I

Section D: Social Science Support Requirements* (6 credit hours)
ECON 100 Microeconomics (3) and ECON 101 Macroeconomics (3) OR
GEOG 100 Physical Geography of Canada I (3) and GEOG 101 Physical Geography of Canada II (3)
* Whichever sequence is chosen, this discipline will continue at MSU

Section E: Mathematics Requirement (3 credit hours)
MATH 101 Introduction to Finite Mathematics (3)

Section F: Professional Education Requirements (9 credit hours)
EDUC 322 Exceptional Children (3)
EDUC 471 Educational Psychology (3)
PSY 382 Psychology of Human Development: Adolescents (3)

Section G: History Major Requirements (30 credit hours)
HIS 100 Issues in World History I (3)
HIS 101 Issues in World History II (3)
HIS 200 Canadian History to Confederation (3)
HIS 201 Canadian History since Confederation (3)
HIS 210 American History to 1865 or HIS 211 American History since 1865 or HIS 300+ (3)
HIS 237 History of Christianity I (3)
HIS 238 History of Christianity II (3)
HIS 300+ Elective
HIS 300+ Elective
HIS 300+ Elective

PRT 400 Senior Portfolio (non-credit)
SL 1-2 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)
SLE 1 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)

MSU (58 credit hours): Application to the Teacher Education Program will take place in the student’s final year at BCS.

What's been most satisfying is learning from professors who are brilliant and can teach the material in clear, engaging, and understandable ways.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015