It examines how humans have chosen to relate to fundamental things over time (e.g. God, the environment, fellow humans both in domestic and international contexts, and themselves).
History is a discipline that purposely has kept the boundaries of what constitutes significance wide, while honing the skills of chronological analysis. Just as with individuals, loss of historical memory makes societies, faith, movements, and ideas rootless.
In contrast, an understanding of history informed by careful insights from the Christian faith enables students to appreciate the complexity of life and the stories that enrich it.