Integrate intellectual and character formation by studying history’s great arts and ideas.
Humanities at King’s
The Humanities major at The King’s College is a liberal arts degree spanning the disciplines of history, philosophy, literature, and arts to present the ideas that have shaped Western Civilization for centuries. Humanities majors study “the best that has been thought and said,” to use the words of the English poet Matthew Arnold. Graduates come to understand how intellectual and character formation are inseparable, and how the arts and ideas of Western Civilization intersect with the history of Christian faith and practice.
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The interdisciplinary Humanities curriculum centers on the classic texts of the Western tradition. Graduates learn to examine the central issues of history, philosophy, literature, and arts from a distinctively Christian intellectual position.View Courses
Minors add specialty in an additional discipline, which can communicate expertise to graduate schools or prospective employers.
The business management minor equips students from any major with a range of essential management skills, including managerial decision-making, project management, organizational design, and marketing.
Students in the Culture and the Arts minor study the cultural productions of world cultures and societies: architecture, sculpture, painting, literature, music, drama, religion, and philosophy.
The Economics minor builds upon the economic training all students receive as part of the Core, preparing students for a career in business, data management, government, non-profit, and public policy.
The finance minor equips students to understand financial modeling, investments, and how financial markets function.
The International Affairs minor provides students with an interdisciplinary introduction to the key questions, ideas, and institutions that animate contemporary relations among peoples and states.
The International Business minor provides students with a broad-based understanding of key issues in international commerce, politics, and economic development, and offers students the chance to explore opportunities in the global marketplace.
In the journalism minor, students learn about reporting and writing as well as opinion, magazine, and advanced feature writing journalism. Students can submit to the campus newspaper and hear presentations from top journalists funded by the The John McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute.
The media studies minor trains students to examine our society’s conversation with itself and understand how it relates to our public and private choices in areas such as entertainment, newsgathering and life in our ever-changing democracy.
In the Museum Studies minor and concentration, students will learn museum management and museology, as well as how museums communicate historical narratives outside of a traditional academic setting. This minor will prepare students to work in nonprofit arts management, educational programming, archival library work, or any number of related fields.
The Politics minor incorporates courses in political philosophy, American political history, constitutional law, comparative government, and international relations to prepare students for graduate study in politics or for a career in public service or international affairs.
The pre-law minor prepares students to read and evaluate complex legal materials through courses in constitutional law, literature, legal issues, and financial accounting.
The minor in Technology, Innovation and Design provides students the opportunity to explore various facets of technology and its influence in contemporary culture while also pursuing some basic, highly-sought-after design and technology skills.
The theology minor builds upon the biblical and theological training that all students receive as part of the Core to equip graduates to bring the light of Christ into their careers and communities in ways appropriate to their callings.
Humanities faculty includes philosophers, historians, and literary scholars who apply the insights of the classics to contemporary life.
In Europa, the College’s faculty-led summer study abroad program in Europe, a small cohort of King’s students join faculty for two to six week stays in the great cities of Europe.Read More
Andrés Martinez ’20
A King’s-grounded background in philosophy, religion, and the classics uniquely prepared Andrés for a summer studying architectural design at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
Andrew Welser ’19
Winning the 2018 Waldbaum Archaeology Scholarship, Andrew participated in the archaeology field school at Cerveteri, Italy, an Etruscan-Roman site listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.