Humanities

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry

This program offers students a broad foundation of biblical and liberal arts studies including intercultural studies, history, language and philosophy.

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Nicolle Ioanidis

“… The Christian faith is diverse and varied across cultures and centuries; while there are core beliefs, there is a beauty in diversity which we should celebrate!”

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What Makes This Program Different

In offering a broader range of study, this program intentionally makes interdisciplinary connections between biblical studies and the humanities. 

An emphasis on cultural formation encourages students to contextualize their own culture in face of increasing globalization and intercultural dialogue. Students will also benefit from developing valued research, critical analytical and effective communication skills, preparing them for advanced university, seminary and graduate level education.

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Career Opportunities

Our graduates go on to:
• Graduate and seminary level studies in ministry, theology or interdisciplinary
pursue studies in law, education or journalism
• Service opportunities with NGO’s and/or mission organizations.
• Church and Parachurch service

Program Details

Students are strongly encouraged to take a full semester of the program abroad by applying to one of the Best Semester programs offered through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. 

All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Bible & Theology (45 credits)

BT 409 Word and World
NT 112 Reading the Gospels and Acts
NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
NT 351 Reading Hebrews to Revelation
OT 112 Reading the Torah
OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
OT 343 Reading the Psalms and Wisdom Literature
OT 453 Reading the Prophets
ST 100 The Christian Life
TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
TH 210 The God of the Gospel
TH 313 Creation to New Creation
Bible and Theology electives 200 level or above (9 credits)

Arts & Sciences (39 credits)

AS 400 Integrative Seminar
HF 111 Thinking and Writing
HF 231 History of Western Civilization I
HF 232 History of Western Civilization II
SC 230 History and Philosophy of Science
SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
SS 210 Introduction to Psychology
SS 261 Leadership Foundations
Arts and Sciences elective (12 credits)
Arts and Sciences elective 300 level

Humanities Major (21 credits)

HF 403 Humanities Directed Study
HF 406 Humanities Research Paper

Five courses from this list: (15 credits)
HF 242 Survey of Western Philosophy
HF 317 Christian Classics in Historical Perspective
HF 334 Christianity in the Ancient and Medieval World
HF 335 Christianity in the Modern World
HF 336 Experiencing History and Cultivating Historical Consciousness
HF 430 Topics in History
TH 343 History of Christian Thought I
TH 344 History of Christian Thought II

Electives (15 credits)

For course descriptions, see our catalogue here.

  1. Demonstrate a grasp of the foundational concepts in History, Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology
  2. Analyze primary texts in History and Philosophy in their historical-cultural contexts.
  3. Practice the academic skills of library research in finding primary and secondary source documents.
  4. Show competence in identifying and summarizing scholarly arguments, and identifying presuppositional commitments in scholarly works.
  5. Develop written and oral communication skills in presenting their own scholarly research.
  6. Cultivate a theological understanding of the subject disciplines in the Humanities core.

Program Tuition and Fees

For our Tuition & Fee rates as well as Room and Board please see Fees & Financial Aid

Program Specific Costs:
Humanities students are charged a $50 program fee in the Fall semester.

Faculty

Dr. James Enns

Program Coordinator

James Enns is a native ‘Three Hillsean’, born here in 1959. However just eighteen months later he was a resident of West Germany, where he and his three older siblings grew up. James’ parents moved the family to Germany to work for Janz Team Ministries (now TeachBeyond) in evangelistic outreach to German-speaking Europe. As a Third Culture Kid, he graduated from Black Forest Academy in 1977 and went on to earn a B.Ed from the University of Calgary in 1983. That same year he found himself back in Three Hills, teaching in the High School division of Prairie Bible Institute. Here he met his wife Anne, also a high school teacher. In 2000 James earned an M.A in History and moved across campus to begin teaching History in the Bible College. He has taught at Prairie College since then, taking an extended leave from 2005 to 2008 for PhD studies at the University of Cambridge. Read more.