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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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.

Darren Dahl, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Get to know Darren Dahl
Posted: August 22, 2019

Hear from Darren Dahl, out newest professor, on Philosophy 100, the role of Christian philosophers, and asking good questions.

Blayne Banting, Professor of Christian Ministry
Weird stuff we believe
Posted: February 26, 2019

“Do we want to show people we have something different to offer by showing them we’re just like them?” Blayne Banting, Professor of Christian Ministry, wants the Canadian Church to be weird again. Here’s why you should, too.

A life-changing lecture?
Posted: September 25, 2018

About a month ago I attended a public lecture by the controversial professor, psychologist, and YouTube sensation Jordan Peterson. He's on a tour promoting 12 Rules for Life: an Antidote to Chaos, a best-selling book of moral advice.

The faculty genuinely care for your well-being and have a professional relationship that promotes learning and openly asking questions.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015