Johnson University HumanitiesThe Humanities Major introduces students to the breadth and depth of the human experience through a comparative study of the art, history, literature, and philosophy of past and contemporary societies and cultures. It equips them to conduct research, analyze and assess evidence, and articulate sound conclusions both orally and in writing. The study of the Humanities also enables students to better comprehend the biblical text, perceive the work of God throughout history, and thereby engage the world as informed, engaged, and thoughtful global citizens and heralds of the kingdom of God. The Humanities degree constructs a solid platform of lifelong learning skills and wisdom from which students may launch into many different career paths and/or pursue graduate studies. 

Students in the Humanities program benefit from Johnson’s accreditationaffordable tuition and engaged faculty members who share a commitment to each student’s success.

Students in the Humanities program develop knowledge and skills in:

  • Understanding the development of cultures and civilizations
  • Research practices in the areas of arts, history, literature, and philosophy
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Organization and synthesis of data
  • Persuasive and effective written and oral communications
  • Effective use of technology in writing and public speaking
  • Appreciation of diverse cultures in the context of a Christian worldview
  • Respectfully engaging differing worldviews

For a comprehensive list regarding program goals and objectives, see the catalog.

Professional Area Course Sampling
World Civilizations
Classical Antiquity
Early Christianity and Medieval World
Renaissance and the Enlightenment
Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Great Books I, II, III and IV
Advanced Research and Writing

Bible and Theology Course Sampling
Orientation to the Old Testament I
Orientation to the Old Testament II
Orientation to the New Testament
Fundamentals of Christian Faith
Exegetical Methods
Old Testament Poetry/Wisdom or Prophets Selective
New Testament Epistles or Gospels Selective