BACHELORS DEGREE | HUMANITIES: LETTERS

Degree Overview

The Humanities major with a Letters track focuses on the extensive, fascinating world of history and literature. With an added minor in another discipline, this program prepares you for graduate studies in law, history, or other fields. 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. Maranatha's dedicated instructors foster an appreciation for diverse cultures and values that have influenced civilization throughout time, while emphasizing the importance of Judeo-Christian foundations.

Program Outcomes

  • Has sharp, critical, and creative reasoning skills
  • Can read and comprehend complex material
  • Communicates effectively in both written and spoken discourse
  • Is prepared for graduate school and a career in law, history, English, or other related fields
  • Is skilled in public speaking, rhetoric, debate, reading, writing, and logical thinking
  • Has the ability to consider historical events and human experience within a Christian framework
  • Appreciates diverse cultures and values that have influenced civilizations while understanding the importance of the Judeo-Christian foundations of Western culture

Suggested Course Schedule

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Computer Technology Elective (3)
  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 1 (3)
  • The Modern World (3)
  • Math or Science Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • General Psychology (3)
  • History or Literature Elective (3)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
  • Math or Science Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

Related Minors

  • English
  • History
  • Humanities: Cross-Cultural

Potential Career Fields

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

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.

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MBU Program Faculty

Meet some of the people in who lead this program

Jerry Kolwinska - Faculty

Jerry Kolwinska

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor

Credentials

MS English Education, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

MS School Administration, Maranatha Baptist University

BS Christian Education, Faith Baptist Bible College

Angela Morris | Faculty

Angela Morris

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor

Credentials

MS Communication, University Wisconsin-Whitewater

BS Speech Education, Maranatha Baptist University

CELTA Certification, Cambridge

William Licht - Staff

William Licht

College of Arts and Sciences | Professor

Credentials

EdD Curriculum and Instruction, Liberty University

MA History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

MS Educational Administration, Bob Jones University

BS Social Studies Education, Bob Jones University

Nathan Huffstutler - Faculty

Nathan Huffstutler

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor

Credentials

MA English, Bob Jones University

BA English, Bob Jones University

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