Want to sharpen your critical and creative reasoning skills, learn to read and comprehend complex material, and communicate more effectively?
The Humanities major with a Letters track focuses on the extensive, fascinating world of history and literature. (You will select either history or literature as your specialty, plus a concentration or minor in another discipline.) Ideal for students considering graduate school for careers in law, history, or other fields, the Letters track provides a solid platform for developing skills of rhetoric, debate, reading, writing, and logical thinking. Many employers prefer to hire graduates with backgrounds in writing and communication—areas to which you will be exposed through the writing and speech requirements in the Letters emphasis.
As you consider historical events and investigate knowledge generated from human experience, you’ll learn to compare and judge those human contributions with Scripture. Maranatha’s dedicated instructors foster an appreciation for diverse cultures and values that have influenced civilization throughout time, while emphasizing the importance of the Judeo-Christian foundations of Western culture.
This is the suggested class list for the Humanities; Letters major. You may also look over the details for our English major.
|Computer Application Seminar||1||General Psychology||3|
|Christian Life 1||1||Computer Technology Elective||2|
|Old Testament Survey||2||History or Literature Elective||3|
|English Composition 1||3||New Testament Survey||2|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2||English Composition 2||3|
|The Modern World||3||Science Elective||3|
|Writing, Grammar, or Linguistics Elective||3||Writing, Grammar, or Linguistics Elective||3|
|History or Literature Elective||3||History or Literature Elective||3|
|Computer Technology Elective||2||Christian Life 2||1|
|Baptist Heritage||3||Bible Elective||2|
|Principles of Bible Study||2||Minor||3|
|Introduction to Philosophy||2||History or Literature Elective||3|
|Macroeconomics||3||Christian Life 3||1|
|Psychology & Human Behavior Elective||3||Bible Doctrine 2||3|
|Bible Doctrine 1||3||Minor||3|
|Minor||3||American Studies Elective||3|
|Music Elective||2||Open Elective||3|
|History or Literature Elective||3||Apologetics||2|
|Debate||3||History or Literature Elective||3|
|Bible Elective||2||Bible Elective||2|
|Humantities Elective||3||Literature Elective||3|
|Open Elective||2||Open Elective||3|
(some require further education or training)
- Local or state government
- Public relations
- Collegiate teaching
- Law school
Justin Jones (’07) chose Maranatha for its regional accreditation, but loved it for the opportunities, from singing groups to student body leadership. His 4.0 GPA led to scholarship offers from law schools. He turned down those offers and spent three years teaching English in China. He returned to the U.S. in the summer of 2010 to work as a business analyst in Oklahoma City, where he is actively involved in his church and engaged in outreach to the international refugee community. Justin is passionate about seeing the Gospel affect all aspects of life—including business practices—and plans to transition into management consulting after getting his MBA. “My time in China confirmed my desire to see the Gospel directly impact lives outside the walls of a church building, and I am excited about doing that through business,” Jones said.