Hippo Faculty Favorites: Travel Destinations

This month we've learned more about the Hippo professors' favorite movies, music, and books, who they admire and who inspires them, and which courses they'd love to develop. To conclude our Faculty Favorite series, we follow them around the country and the globe. (Then next month we'll hear from some of our students!) What's your … Continue reading Hippo Faculty Favorites: Travel Destinations

Hippo Faculty Favorites: Dream Courses

As we get closer to the start of the 2021-22 academic year, we'll say more about our courses — including the new Applied Humanities capstone seminar that launches this fall. But while it's still summer and we're sharing some insight into our professors, we thought we'd ask them to dream about courses that don't yet … Continue reading Hippo Faculty Favorites: Dream Courses

Hippo Faculty Favorites: Biographies

As our Faculty Favorites series continues, we're going to introduce you to some of the life stories that move and fascinate us — as Christians and scholars. Saints Anthony and Augustine as painted, respectively, by Francisco de Zurbarán and Sandro Botticelli - Wikimedia Tell us about a member of your "cloud of witnesses" (Heb 12:1). Who's … Continue reading Hippo Faculty Favorites: Biographies

Posters of Black Panther, Empire Strikes Back, All the President's Men, and Big Lebowski

Hippo Faculty Favorites: Movies and Music

Last week we announced that History, Philosophy, and Political Science were merging into a single Bethel department, already starting to be known by the acronym "Hippo." Whether you've been reading CC 4th for several years in its guise as a History blog or you're a Philosophy or Political Science alum or student just discovering it, … Continue reading Hippo Faculty Favorites: Movies and Music

Course Previews: U.S. Business History

Our next Fall 2020 course preview features a brand new class from Dr. Kooistra, one that's meant both to give our department's students a different perspective on American history and to help Business students think more deeply about their current studies and future work. HIS330 U.S. Business History Days/Times: MWF 2:50-4:00 in Fall 2020 Prerequisites: Sophomore standing … Continue reading Course Previews: U.S. Business History

Faculty Favorites: Archives and Museums

For our last Monday in October, one more set of faculty favorites. What's your favorite museum? Amy Poppinga: One I highly recommend is the Jewish Quarter in Prague, Czech Republic. There are multiple small museums housed across 8 sites (six synagogues, a town hall, and a cemetery) all within walking distance of each other. I was … Continue reading Faculty Favorites: Archives and Museums

Publicity image for 1915 silent film, A Fool There Was

Course Previews: History of Sexuality in the U.S.

Our week ends with one more preview of a Spring 2020 class, this one from Dr. AnneMarie Kooistra. HIS302 History of Sexuality in the United States Days/Times: MWF 11:10-12:20 in Spring 2020 Prerequisite: sophomore standing Counts for: • Major option: History (American category or elective); Social Studies Education (content area elective); Digital Humanities (Humanities core elective) • Minor … Continue reading Course Previews: History of Sexuality in the U.S.