Humanities: Letters

Delving into the classics

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. 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.

“Maranatha really gives you the groundwork you need for later.” – Naomi Maunu, ('06)

Taking it further

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.


Our faculty knows English

After teaching at Maranatha for over 20 years, Mrs. Angela Morris knows teaching isn’t just about classroom instruction.

“Some of my favorite times are when students stop by my office to talk to me, not merely about English, but also about their burdens about friends, or home, or their own struggles.”

Read more about our Humanities faculty.

Other humanities options

Your potential career

  • Communications
  • Seminary
  • Local or state government
  • Public relations
  • Collegiate teaching
  • Business
  • Writing/editing
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Media
  • Law school

Your potential schedule

Fall Spring 
Computer Application Seminar1General Psychology3
Christian Life 11Computer Technology Elective2
Old Testament Survey2History or Literature Elective3
English Composition 13New Testament Survey2
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2English Composition 23
The Modern World3Science Elective3
Math Elective3
Fall Spring 
Writing, Grammar, or Linguistics Elective3Writing, Grammar, or Linguistics Elective3
History or Literature Elective3History or Literature Elective3
Computer Technology Elective2Christian Life 21
Baptist Heritage3Bible Elective2
Principles of Bible Study2Minor3
Minor3Humantities Elective3
Open Elective2
Fall Spring 
Introduction to Philosophy2History or Literature Elective3
Macroeconomics3Christian Life 31
Psychology & Human Behavior Elective3Bible Doctrine 23
Bible Doctrine 13Minor3
Minor3American Studies Elective3
Music Elective2Open Elective3
Fall Spring 
History or Literature Elective3Apologetics2
Debate3History or Literature Elective3
Bible Elective2Bible Elective2
Humantities Elective3Literature Elective3
Open Elective2Open Elective3