Humanities

Get introduced to a wide world of people, cultures, and ideas.

Study broadly across the Humanities disciplines: English, history, philosophy, theology, and more. As our students engage with diverse topics and perspectives, we encourage them to know what is true and love what is good. To that end, our program includes significant biblical and theological grounding alongside study in their concentration.

Students taking Humanities at Briercrest develop the communication skills and love for learning they need to excel in many fields. These skills are especially valuable in marketplace settings, graduate-level study, and many kinds of ministry.

Learn to read thoughtfully, write skillfully, and think carefully in a community that seeks God’s Kingdom first. View our programs below.

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Why Christian higher education?
Posted: September 24, 2019

In a time when young adults are leaving the faith in overwhelming numbers, what is the role of Christian higher education? President Michael Pawelke describes the difference Christian education can make for students.

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Summer 2019 faculty reading list
Posted: April 23, 2019

Special Faculty Blog alert: we asked staff and faculty members to recommend some of their favourite books. Start your summer reading with a pick from your Briercrest Faculty reading list... and try not to miss your profs too much.

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Briercrest Humanities Program
Posted: September 17, 2019

With a BA Humanities from Briercrest, study English, history, and philosophy in a community that seeks God’s kingdom first. Gain a strong biblical and theological foundation and get introduced to a wide world of people, cultures, and ideas.

Life after marking
Posted: May 15, 2018

Read what Matthew Zantingh, PhD, has to say about the rhythms of teaching and the joys of intro-level English courses.

The most satisfying thing about Briercrest is that I can study in an environment that encourages me in a healthy relationship with God and others. It gives me a chance to make friendships and relationships with those who have the same values as me.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015