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In this year-long survey course, students will study world history from Creation to the present, approaching the study of history from a broadly Christian perspective. Using our textbook as the foundation of the course, history will come alive as students read short selections from many key figures of the past. These sources and others will be available in our LMS and/or online. Students will complete assignments based on readings each week. In addition to these weekly assignments, other coursework such as projects and class discussions will allow students to share their ideas about events and people that have shaped world history. This course will also include several short writing assignments based on common readings and one short research paper (due in the spring). Important skills that students will learn in the research process are critical thinking, finding primary and secondary sources, conducting research and note-taking, developing and defending a thesis, and writing a history research paper.
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Susan Eggers loves learning about the past and the people of our world, and sharing that love with her students. She attended Wake Forest University as a William Louis Poteat scholar, where she earned her B. A. in History, graduating magna cum laude. Continuing her studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she received her M. A. in Russian history and completed additional hours of graduate coursework toward a Ph. D. While in graduate school, Susan received grants to conduct research in the Lenin Library and the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow, the National Library and the Russian State Historical Archive in St. Petersburg, the Slavic and East European Library at the University of Illinois, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. She has presented conference papers across the country and has published several articles on Russian history.