Effective and just politics demand ethical and informed citizens and political leaders. The political science major provides students with an increased understanding of the political world-locally, nationally and outside of the United Sates. This major equips students to engage in community organizations, electoral politics and movements on behalf of specific policies.
The political science minor introduces students to the political world, providing an increased understanding of political activities both inside and outside of the United States. The minor trains students to become active participants in community organizations, electoral politics and movements on behalf of specific policies.
The social science secondary teaching major equips prospective teachers with a profound knowledge about history and social sciences and an understanding of contemporary approaches to teaching them. The program is interdisciplinary in approach, global and multi-cultural in perspective, and informed by a Christian worldview.
Culture encompasses our habits, our lifestyle, our language-it shapes who we are has humans. The intercultural studies minor exposes students to cultural contexts other than their own. Students learn central elements of understanding and working in diverse and different cultural environments.
Courses for the intercultural studies minor discuss many of the topics that are enveloped in culture: religion, political science, geography, sociology, theology and communication.
Philosophy is defined as the pursuit of wisdom through logical investigations of reality, knowledge and morality. The study of philosophy is commonly understood to be a critical element of a liberal arts education, helping students develop the skills necessary to articulate self-reflection and analysis.
The communication major approaches various topics from a broad, liberal arts perspective that includes the historical, philosophical, and theoretical roots of communication. Each course provides foundational knowledge necessary for successful work and service in the public, private and religious sectors, as well as in future graduate studies.
The English major allows students to understand many of the significant experiences and issues of human existence as they are expressed in literature. Through this major, graduates learn to communicate thoughts and insights through effective writing and speech.
The English major provides the opportunity for students to gain experience across many areas, including literature, composition, creative writing, linguistics, media studies and theater.
The music major provides students with preparation for life-long appreciation of and participation in a rich variety of musical forms of expression. The major emphasizes performance and combines theory with practical participation in a variety of musical activities.
The theater minor serves as an introduction to theater history, aesthetics and the analysis, criticism, and staging of performance texts. The minor may be integrated with any major, offering students intellectual and experiential resources complementary to such fields as teaching, communication and ministry.
As America becomes increasingly diverse, and as more and more people seek global perspectives, knowledge of other languages becomes not only important, but vital. The Spanish minor provides an introduction for students to the Spanish language and culture.