Feb 23, 2024  
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 Archived Catalog

Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Colleges and Divisions

Bennett, Gambill, A. Himes, J. Himes, Iglesias, Jones, Kirk, Moore, Pastoor, Posey, Stratman (chair), Wilson

The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences offers courses that are rich in the liberal arts and that contribute to the general education of all students. The division includes departments of English, History, Language Studies, Political Science, and Social Studies. Curricula leading to teacher certification are offered in English and Social Studies. The division also houses the Pre-Law Professional Program.

Mission Statement

The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences equips students to study human nature and the actions and ideas of people in their historical, political, and cultural contexts and to promote, from a distinctly Christian perspective, the intellectual, spiritual, and occupational development of our students. The faculty members in this division also contribute to our academic disciplines through research and publication which enriches the work of teaching that is our primary objective.

The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences develops students who

  • know the theories, ideas, research methods, and key personalities of their discipline
  • are willing to ask critical questions to evaluate and modify preconceptions
  • will develop personal values based on observation, research, critical thinking, personal reflection, and Christian principles
  • can propose thoughtful and expedient solutions to social problems
  • appreciate the great tradition of arts and literature of the West while considering both the values of that tradition and the problems inherent in the canonization of tradition
  • can communicate clearly in written and oral expression
  • develop cross-cultural understanding in Western and non-Western traditions
  • will be life-long learners and critical thinkers

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Colleges and Divisions