Introduces students to general biblical principles of governmental authority before detailing the philosophy, purpose and practice of the United States Constitution. Also explores federal law and American politics. Places a strong emphasis on current events. Includes a mock congress for the purpose of showing young people how a Christian can serve God in government today.
Develops skills in knowing how to use appropriate news sources to learn current events, interpreting them from a biblical worldview, and making appropriate applications. Requires access to online news sources.
Introduces students to economic principles such as capitalism, supply and demand, markets, and investing. Seeks to develop Christian stewardship, including discussion of materialism and biblical decision making. Uses current events to illustrate the outcome of financial choices.
- One-half credit; one semester
United States History
Presents a comprehensive survey of United States history from pre-Colonial times to the present, emphasizing God’s control over the foundation of this nation. Focuses on major themes, such as the wars, movements and ideas that have shaped American life over the past three centuries. Uses current events to connect present happenings with their historical foundation.
Introduces students to key geographical skills. Emphasizes a knowledge of people and places in the world. Discusses cultures and religions for the purpose of giving young people a burden for missions. Uses current events to make the curriculum relevant for the present day.
Presents a comprehensive survey of themes in world history from Creation to the present, emphasizing God’s providence in His dealings with men. Describes history as a gift from God to augment the record left in the Bible and to spread His fame to all people. Uses current events to connect present happenings with their historical foundation. Emphasizes the development of analytical skills through the use of primary documents and argumentative writing.
Dual Credit Courses
Juniors and seniors interested in taking dual credit social studies courses should review requirements for taking dual credit courses here and may explore Bob Jones University’s course listing for additional course options.
Hi 101 The Making of the Modern World
Hi 201 United States History to 1865
- May be taken in lieu of first semester United States History
- Offered only 1st semester
Hi 202 United States History since 1865
- May be taken in lieu of second semester United States History
- Only offered 2nd semester
SSP 207 National Government
- May be taken in lieu of American Government
- Offered only 1st semester
SSE 200 Foundations of Economics
- May be taken in lieu of Economics