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Humanities

A firm foundation.

At Bethel, a liberal arts education supported by studies in the humanities is foundational. By studying subjects such as English, journalism, world languages, and biblical and theological studies, Bethel students develop the skills that every graduate needs and every employer seeks: how to listen, think critically and creatively, organize ideas, communicate clearly, and collaborate with others who may see things differently.

Pave the way. 

Your gift to the humanities will contribute to:

  • An environment worthy of a world-class faculty. With your help, Bethel will continue to attract and retain the best and brightest in the humanities by offering them facilities that inspire.
  • Classrooms that reach across town and around the world. Bethel has long been an innovator in distance learning. With new high-speed upgrades, students will find a Bethel education even more accessible. 
  • Indoor “neighborhoods” designed for learning and community. Small “parks” with benches for impromptu seminars. Wide “sidewalks” for casual conversation. Communal work areas and “porches” for collaboration. With your help, faculty and students can easily gather spontaneously for learning’s sake.
  • More interdisciplinary opportunities. In the new humanities location, various subject areas will be housed together, fostering even more cross-disciplinary collaboration and a deeper sense of community.
  • More space for innovation. The consolidation means up to 20% additional humanities space for programs like Bethel’s burgeoning undergraduate degree in digital humanities, which fuses the traditional strengths of the humanities with digital-age skills. 

As our world grows increasingly complex and interconnected, solutions will come from the intersection of multiple disciplines. Bethel’s humanities programs train global citizens who are prepared to use Christ-centered, holistic ways of thinking to address the world’s most challenging concerns—for God’s glory and our neighbors’ good. 

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