Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

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Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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History

Our world needs historians who live lives marked by uncompromising Christlike values, dedication and compassion. At Cornerstone University, a major in history prepares students for positions requiring research, written communication and critical thinking skills or graduate education.

Program Learning Outcomes

The history program reflects our commitment to developing students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge; applied knowledge and collaborative learning; intellectual skills; civic and global learning; and biblical worldview integration.

01

Specialized Knowledge

Demonstrate appropriate professional skills in research, critical thinking and communication.

  • Learn and apply effective research skills, including the identification of appropriate sources and comprehension of their content material.
  • Employ critical thinking in developing a suitable research topic, using appropriate source material, distilling information, offering insights and presenting results.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately in both written and verbal formats, demonstrating competence in grammar, structure, format, organization and logical progression.
02

Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning

Produce reasoned, coherent and substantiated historical arguments.

  • Identify a thesis or research question.
  • Demonstrate accurate factual knowledge of the topic(s) under discussion.
  • Develop and defend a coherent, well-reasoned argument.
  • Substantiate claims by appealing to primary or secondary sources.
  • Show awareness of multiple interpretations and perspectives.
  • Organize work using paragraphs and logical transitions.
  • Use accurate vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
03

Intellectual Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.

04

Civic and Global Learning

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.

05

Biblical Worldview Integration

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.

Cornerstone provided me with an amazing opportunity to learn from professors who care both about my education and about the person that I am becoming.

Henry Townsend (’19)

Related Programs

The Humanities Division offers a wide range of majors that can be tailored to your interests. Check out other programs related to history.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.