Trinity Western University

Graduate Interdisciplinary M.A. in the Humanities (English, History, Philosophy)


Dr. Bob Burkinshaw, Director

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in the Humanities is an interdisciplinary program, focusing on the disciplines of English, History, and Philosophy. Students may choose either a general program of study in all three disciplines or a greater level of specialization in one of the disciplines. The program may be completed in four semesters or in several years on a part-time basis. It combines the disciplines of English, History, and Philosophy to analyze significant aspects of Western culture, including those that are rooted in, are impacted by, and/or are challenges to a Christian worldview. It specifically focuses on such themes of cultural formation as: humanity’s purpose in the world; the values, traditions, mores, and belief systems that inform personal and corporate relationships; and the context within which communities function. The cross-disciplinary integration of faith and learning, focused on but not limited to Christian thought and action, encourages students to explore and examine the ideals of truth, goodness (virtue), and beauty.

Note: This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education effective April 12, 2005 (renewed March 31, 2010), having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the minister. Nevertheless, prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree are appropriate to their needs (for example, acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).

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