Mrs. Marie Thompson, Chair
The humanities department provides a foundation of a biblical, liberal arts education in English, history, political science, and modern languages. Programs offered by this department equip students to pursue a variety of occupations in fields such as government, journalism, law, business, and education.
All students study the fundamentals of English grammar and composition as the foundation of all their written communication, both in college studies and for life.
Survey courses in classical British and American literature acquaint students with great literary masterpieces, show trends in literature from various philosophies, and lay a foundation for upper-level literature courses.
History presents how God has worked in the affairs of men and how man has conducted himself since the Creation. This fascinating story also shows how to judge events and movements. All students take History of Civilization as a broad survey of all recorded history. Students study individual countries and major historical topics such as the Reformation, U.S. Constitution, nineteenth century Europe, and church history.
The humanities major provides the student with a broad range of foundational courses in the liberal arts. The student may then organize elective courses according to his own personal goals, interests, and needs.
Bachelor of Arts Degree
The purpose of the English major is for students to glorify God
as the Creator of language by displaying order, upholding standards,
interpreting language scripturally, building discernment, and communicating
effectively. Students majoring in English are prepared to enter the fields of law, journalism, education, publishing, and social sciences.
Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the English program will be able to
- differentiate between the Christian-traditional view of language
and the linguistic view of language;
- critique trends in the English language from a traditional-Christian
- analyze literature in light of the Bible, the meaning of the text,
and the work’s historical and biographical context;
- compose academic prose that is correct, organized, and effective; and
- demonstrate skill in writing descriptions, narratives, and
The purpose of the professional writing concentration is for
students to use the gift of written language to communicate ideas
effectively, concisely, and creatively in order to best express truth.
Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the professional writing concentration
will be able to
- demonstrate proficiency in writing poetry and prose according to traditional genres and techniques;
- compose poetry and prose that communicate a clear message in harmony with a biblical worldview;
- analyze literature as a model for quality writing in light of the Bible, the meaning of the text, and the work’s historical and biographical context;
- market their writing;
- effectively edit the writing of others; and
- exhibit professional skills and behaviors necessary to compete in their chosen field of professional writing.
The purpose of the history major is to offer a traditional liberal
arts education that is characterized by a dedication to biblical truth,
wisdom, and excellence with the purpose of equipping students with
the record of God’s actions in the affairs of men and man’s response
to the providential works of God. History majors are prepared to enter the fields of law, politics, journalism, education, religion, and social sciences.
Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the history program will be able to
- apply a Christian perspective to the study of history;
- organize major historical periods, ideas, people, and events;
- evaluate historical knowledge and interpretations in terms of
their origins and causal factors as well as their implications;
- demonstrate the connections between the past and the
- compose clear arguments in written and oral forms;
- perform independent historical research with primary and
secondary sources as appropriate; and
- differentiate the establishment of the United States from that of other countries in terms of its founders, founding documents, and founding principles.
The purpose of the political science concentration is to train
men and women to influence the world with their understanding of
government from a Christian worldview.
Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the political science concentration will
be able to
- apply principles of a Christian worldview to modern political
- evaluate contemporary political events using American founding
- compare nation-states to the United States federal republic;
- evaluate the foundational concepts and theories used in political science applying scriptural principles as appropriate; and
- write informative and persuasive prose in multiple formats used in political science.
The purpose of the humanities major is to give students a broad
education in the arts and sciences to equip them with the knowledge
and skills for a variety of opportunities and to prepare them to serve
the Lord more fully.
Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the humanities program will be
- analyze information from a variety of disciplines using a
Christian worldview and
- demonstrate writing skills in a variety of
The purpose of the pre-law program is to give students a broadbased
education which will equip them to be successful in law school
and in a career in law.
Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the pre-law emphasis will be able to
- analyze information from a variety of disciplines using a Christian
- compose clear arguments in written and oral forms,
- employ skills necessary to enter law school.
English, History, Political
Science, Spanish, Writing
Missions Broad Fields
English, History, Spanish