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Humanities

School of Arts & Humanities


“Human skills, like leadership, communication, and problem-solving, are among the most in-demand skills in the labor market.”

Human+ Skills for the Future of Work

The humanities major allows students to pursue an interdisciplinary course of study within one of the following concentrations:

  • American Studies — explore the history, politics, literature, music, and art of the U.S.
  • Pre-Modern World — explore the history, literature, art and philosophy of the ancient and medieval worlds
  • Faith & Arts — explore connections between your faith and the arts
  • Religious Studies — explore theological themes from a historical, biblical, religious, or philosophical perspective

Humanities majors at Milligan design and carry out an extensive interdisciplinary research or creative project under the guidance of a faculty committee recruited by the student. Students are encouraged to make connections between academic disciplines and between those disciplines and their Christian faith. Although the major is not structured as a prevocational course, it does provide a broad undergraduate education from which a student can move into teaching or into several graduate programs including law. It focuses upon the great ideas that have shaped history and created contemporary civilizations.  A minor is also available.

DOUBLE MAJOR

Enhance your academic experience and prepare for a competitive job market in today’s globalized world with a second major in the Humanities. Work closely with your advisor to stay on a four-year graduation schedule.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan College Catalog (link below). The Milligan College academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.

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Bachelor’s & Master’s

Milligan also offers a Master of Arts in Humanities. Earn your Bachelor’s and Master of Arts in Humanities degree in five years from Milligan and get a jump start either on pursuing your doctorate or career. This is a 4+1 plan that gives you the opportunity to complete the MAH degree in one academic year plus summer (three semesters) after receiving a bachelor’s degree.

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Faculty

Dr. Lee Blackburn

Lee Blackburn

Associate Professor of History and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8493
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 125

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Dr. Michael Blouin

Michael Blouin

Associate Professor of English and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8768
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 117

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Dr. Tim Dillon

Tim Dillon

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

Phone: 423.461.8732
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 115

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Dr. Todd Edmondson

Todd Edmondson

Assistant Professor of Composition and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8790
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Building 123

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Dr. Craig Farmer

Craig Farmer

Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities; Associate Professor of History and Humanities; Area Chair of Humane Learning; Joel O. and Mabel Stephens Chair of Bible

Phone: 423.461.8942
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 122

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Dr. Susan Higgins

Susan Higgins

Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Education; Professor of Sociology and Missions; Area Chair of Social Learning

Phone: 423.461.8739
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 116

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Dr. Heather Hoover

Heather Hoover

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

Phone: 423.461.8944
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 113

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Dr. John Jackson

John Jackson

Associate Professor of Bible and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8794
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 111

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Dr. Philip Kenneson

Philip Kenneson

Associate Dean of the School of Bible and Ministry; Professor of Theology and Philosophy; Area Chair of Biblical Learning; The Kenneth E. Starkey Chair of Bible and Christian Ministries

Phone: 423.461.8797
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 112

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Hongyou Lu

Hongyou Lu

Program Development Associate for Engineering; Mandarin Chinese Instructor

Phone: 423.461.1517
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Office: Engineering Offices, B.D. Phillips Building

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Dr. Allysha Martin

Allysha Martin

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8780
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 103

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Vera Britton Chair of Bible; Professor of Bible

Phone: 423.461.8747
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 120

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Dr. Ted Thomas

Ted Thomas

Professor of Humanities, History and German

Phone: 423.461.8996
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 121

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Dr. Kayla Walker Edin

Kayla Walker Edin

Assistant Professor of English and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8743
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 119

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