Church History

Course Number: 721

Open To:
Grades 11-12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Elective area “G” requirement

Course Description:
This course focuses on the history of the Catholic church through the various people who have shared in the vision of Jesus Christ and the events that have challenged and inspired the church throughout its twenty centuries. This course will take into account the whole of Christianity, including orthodox and protestant churches. Students will be challenged to articulate their unique role in the Church, creating a framework for their full participation in the Body of Christ. As students begin to understand the roots of their faith heritage, they may thereby create a deeper identification with it.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • "Church History: Apostolic Time to Today" by Gloria Shahin with Joanna Dailey. St. Mary’s Press. 2013. ISBN: 978-1-59982-148-1

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes