Multifaceted Explorations of Your World
The Concordia humanities program explores the paradox, complexity, and mystery of humanity in multiple contexts – then uses that information to help create effective leaders for our global village. Courses highlight two basic questions of human existence: How can we live together more successfully, and how do psychology, politics, theology, history, philosophy, and literature inform and reflect this ongoing struggle? Through studies, discussions, and travel (both local and international), students become more informed citizens and develop problem-solving, critical thinking, and communications skills that are key tools for any profession.
Small, discussion-based class environment fosters an ongoing dialog between faculty and fellow students. Instructors quickly get to know students well. And interdisciplinary courses highlight issues from historical, political, and artistic perspectives. A humanities degree also provides an ideal entryway into graduate school.
- Courses take a global outlook, examining the interconnectedness of the human family
- Senior theses, and independent studies challenge students to develop critical thinking, research, and communication skills
- Career opportunities include teaching, writing, and social activism, as well as business and church leadership
“I had a great experience at Concordia – some of the best years of my life. The highlights of the experience, and the element which I believe has facilitated of much of what I’ve done since, is the focus on relationship-based learning.” – Bryant Carlson ’97