Humanities

Humanities

The Possibilities

As a Humanities BA major at Waldorf College, you will study how people of your own culture and of other cultures relate to each other and the world, both today and in the past. Those courses help you apply your own experiences as you try to understand all of the complex factors that shape the communities out of which you come to college and which you will enter after graduation.

Students investigate the choices that individuals, families, communities, and even nations make. As one of those students, you will analyze problems and interpret information while forming and communicating effective solutions and reasoned judgements supported by evidence. Creativity, and perhaps even performance, will be nurtured as you gain confidence in the means of expression you choose for your ideas.

With the skills and perspectives developed via the Humanities BA, you will also be well-prepared for immediate entry into a career or further education at the graduate level in a variety of fields.

Surprised? You shouldn’t be!

A Humanities BA provides you with many of the qualities that employers most commonly request, such as critical thinking, an understanding of different cultures and perspectives, and effective writing and communication skills.

The Details

The Humanities BA (HBA) at Waldorf is an interdisciplinary degree. Rather than focusing on one field of study to the exclusion of others, the HBA program offers a broad liberal arts education, focusing on developing critical thinking, writing and research skills in students. Through courses in the Fine Arts, History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion and Writing, students examine and discuss the program’s central question – What does it mean to be human? – from a variety of perspectives. In order to do this, students choose among a wide selection of courses.

While some students continue their education in graduate programs (e.g. English or History) or professional schools (e.g. Law or Seminary), others enter the workforce immediately, finding employment in corporate management, museums, theatres, music organizations, churches, or publishing firms, among others. Where students head after graduation depends on their sense of vocation and their ambition.