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Area of Humane Learning

Curriculum

The Humane Learning Area encompasses a wide variety of subjects, including literature, languages, philosophy, history, fine arts, and theology, many of which are part of the college’s liberal arts curriculum.

Humanities majors work with a faculty member to create a personalized, interdisciplinary major that helps them see and explore the connections and relationships between disciplines, as well as the Christian faith.

The English major can be tailored to focus on teaching, writing, or preparation for graduate school. An advanced writing course offers writers a great way to hone their skills and includes a trip to the national Festival of Faith and Writing, where they can meet writers, editors, and publishers.

All students are encouraged to participate in the student-edited literary magazine, The Phoenix. Popular courses include Fiction of C. S. Lewis, Medieval Literature, Fiction by Women, Images of Jesus in the Arts, Japanese Literature, and more.

Study Abroad

Spending a semester in an off-campus study program is strongly encouraged. Opportunities include Australia, China, Costa Rica, the Middle East, Russia, Oxford, and Uganda through the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. The popular Humanities European Study Tour offers a multi-week tour of historical and cultural sites, led by Milligan professors.

Successful Graduates

Many grads are teaching English or literature in public and private schools and colleges. Some are journalists, editors, or creative writers. Some are practicing law. Still others have gone on to work in public relations, to study library science or information technology, and to work in marketing, customer assistance, and in other aspects of the business world. Others have pursued graduate studies, including architecture, English, theology, and medical school.

 

Faculty

LeeBlackburn

Dr. Lee Blackburn

Associate Professor of History and Humanities; Director of the Humanities Program

Phone: 423.461.8493
Email: LBlackburn@milligan.edu
Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 125

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MichaelBlouin

Dr. Michael Blouin

Assistant Professor of English and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8768
Email: MJBlouin@milligan.edu
Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 117

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TimDillon

Dr. Tim Dillon

Professor of History & Humanities; Henry and Emerald Webb Chair of History

Phone: 423.461.8732
Email: TDillon@milligan.edu
Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 115

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CraigFarmer

Dr. Craig Farmer

Professor of History and Humanities; Area Chair of Humane Learning; Joel O. and Mabel Stephens Chair of Bible

Phone: 423.461.8942
Email: CSFarmer@milligan.edu
Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 122

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SusanHiggins

Dr. Susan Higgins

Professor of Sociology and Missions; Area Chair of Social Learning

Phone: 423.461.8739
Email: SGHiggins@milligan.edu
Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 116

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HeatherHoover

Dr. Heather Hoover

George and Janet Arnold Chair of Humanities; Associate Professor of English and Composition; Director of Writing

Phone: 423.461.8944
Email: HHoover@milligan.edu
Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 113

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PhilipKenneson

Dr. Philip Kenneson

The Kenneth E. Starkey Chair of Bible and Christian Ministries; Professor of Theology and Philosophy

Phone: 423.461.8797
Email: PKenneson@milligan.edu
Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 112

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AllyshaMartin

Dr. Allysha Martin

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8780
Email: abmartin@milligan.edu
Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 103

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JeffreyMiller

Dr. Jeffrey Miller

Vera Britton Chair of Bible; Professor of Bible

Phone: 423.461.8747
Email: JDMiller@milligan.edu
Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 120

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