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The 3 Humanities courses are taken in sequence, 1 course at a time, during your first academic year at Bethel.

Humanities I: The Greco-Roman through Middle Ages (GES145)

The first course in the Humanities Program focuses on great writings and works of art, music, and theatre from the Greeks through the Middle Ages. Likely figures for study include Homer, Thucydides, Plato, Virgil, Augustine, Anselm, and Dante.

Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation (GES147)

The second course in the Humanities Program considers significant figures, movements, and texts in the Renaissance and the Reformation era. Likely figures for study include Luther, Calvin, Erasmus, Renaissance and Baroque artists, Machiavelli, Petrarch, and Shakespeare.
Prerequisite: GES 145.

Humanities III: Enlightenment to Modernity (GES149)

The final course in the Humanities Program begins with great texts of the European Enlightenment and goes into modernity in the post World War II era. Likely figures and themes for study include Voltaire, Rousseau, Burke, Paine, Mary Shelley, Frederick Douglass, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, jazz, modern art, Nella Larsen, and Martin Luther King Jr.
Prerequisite: GES 147.