Associate of Arts Humanities

The Humanities are about people, culture, and ideas. The Associate of Arts Humanities introduces students to the rich legacy we share as human beings. It offers a broad theological base from which to engage this legacy as well as an opportunity to become acquainted with English, History, and Philosophy.


Credit Hours: 63
Coordinator: Grant Poettcker

Joy Demoskoff, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
Joel From, PhD
Professor of Philosophy and Humanities
Ken Guenter, MA
Associate Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History
Alan Guenther, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
David Miller, PhD
Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism
Grant Poettcker, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
    Requirements  Program Sheet

Program Overview

The AA Humanities allows students to maximize university-transferable credits in a setting that encourages them to think seriously about the relationship between Biblical and Theological studies and the Humanities. This degree helps students build a solid foundation in preparation for life and service.

The AA Humanities introduces students to the ways of learning, thinking, and serving that we have found to be permanently delightful and provides students with a taste of the good things ahead.


  • the completion of the AA core requirements
  • the completion of 24 credit hours of Humanities requirements including:
    • ENG 100 Literature and Composition I
    • ENG 101 Literature and Composition II
    • HIS 237 History of Christianity I or HIS 238 History of Christianity II
    • PHI 100 Introduction to Philosophy I or PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy II
    • 12 credit hours of Humanities electives selected from English, History, or Philosophy
  • the completion of Free Electives (to bring credit hour total to 63 credit hours)
  • SL 1-2 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)

The most satisfying experience has been interacting with the faculty members, many of which have encouraged and poured into me, and been willing to help me with difficult course work.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015