humanities major

Become a well-rounded Christian intellectual. Refine your capacity to write, speak, and think well, and further develop your ability to think creatively. Pursue questions about truth and beauty. Pursue wisdom, and do so within a lively community of philosophers, writers, artists, and scholars.

We have designed the humanities degree around a flexible combination of English and philosophy courses, with the caveat that students have much room in their schedules to take classes in other disciplines as well, all of which—importantly—are taught from the standpoint of a biblical worldview. The program attracts entrepreneurial students who want to shape our culture through artful communication and deep analysis, and it attracts those who want to attend graduate school in various fields, or law school.

Is Humanities the right major for you?

Yes, if:

  • You are fascinated by the human experience in art, literature, philosophy, and history.
  • You enjoy reading in multiple genres.
  • You tend to think creatively as well as analytically.
  • You like to communicate in person and on paper.
  • You think a lot about the deeper questions in life.

What You’ll Learn

Every student’s experience in the program is distinctive—tailored to his or her interests and career goals. Classes you might take include the following:

  • Logic and Rhetoric
  • C.S. Lewis
  • History of Philosophy
  • Satire
  • Mythology
  • Diverse Authors
  • The Literature of Love
  • Literary Criticism
  • Philosophy and the Fantastic
  • Narrative Theory
  • Masterpieces of Christian Literature
  • History of Film
  • Christian Ethics

Learn what courses you’ll need to complete your degree.

Honors Program

While Corban’s Honors Program is open to students of any major, humanities majors especially value this opportunity to dive even deeper into classical studies, including history, literature, philosophy and the arts. Learn more.