More than 400 students grades four and up will present exhibits, displays, performances, documentaries, websites and historical papers as part of Fresno County History Day, Saturday, March 19, at the FPU main campus.
The study of human history is a necessary step if we hope to create a meaningful context for consideration of life today. The History major at FPU helps students gain a broad perspective and develop critical understanding and insight into cultures and events of the past, present and future. Our classes are taught almost entirely by PhD scholars in relevant fields. The curriculum at both lower and upper division levels is designed to provide both breadth of historical survey and depth of analysis through varieties of evidence.
The social science secondary teaching major equips prospective teachers with a profound knowledge about history and social sciences and an understanding of contemporary approaches to teaching them. The program is interdisciplinary in approach, global and multi-cultural in perspective, and informed by a Christian worldview.
History explores the people, cultures, events and actions of the past, in order to shed light on the present and future. The history minor provides students with an introduction to this exploration and develops the tools needed for continued historical reflection.
The classics minor introduces students to the language and thought of the ancient world, from which many of the foundations of the modern world are derived: Judaism, Christianity, politics, philosophy, history, and so forth. It prepares students for advanced study in biblical and religious studies, literature, history, law, philosophy, languages, the classics and many other related areas.
Events in Egypt are beyond the speed of instant communication. History/political science professor Ken Martens Friesen looks to Berlin and China in 1989 and Iran in 1979 to see which way Egypt could go in 2011.