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Humanities Objectives

Upon completion of the humanities Major at Bethel College, students should demonstrate a growing ability to:

  1. analyze, interpret, and evaluate works of art, history, philosophy, and literature with empathy, charity, and critical insight.
  2. produce clearly and creatively written essays, research papers, and other texts addressing a variety of topics in the humanities.
  3. understand the intellectual and cultural forces and movements that have shaped the world and their own lives.
  4. enter “the great conversation” with and about great books, great art, and great ideas—from the perspective of a Christian worldview—with confidence and competence and appreciate the connections between the various humanities sub–disciplines (history, literature, philosophy, etc).
  5. identify ways in which the study of humanities has contributed to their own character, spritual, and intellectual formation.