Why Humanities?

The Humanities program is a study in human culture and graduates learn how to put their insight and skills to work as knowledgeable and empathetic leaders.

Why Humanities?

The Humanities program is a study in human culture and graduates learn how to put their insight and skills to work as knowledgeable and empathetic leaders.

At TWU, Humanities students learn about their cultural heritage and the study of human beliefs, ideas, and values, which can be applied to all fields of work. This program teaches students the role of the humanities while challenging them to discover questions concerning human society.

This program also gives students flexibility to choose either two minors or a minor and concentration in several disciplines such as English, French, art, history, philosophy, Christianity and culture, biblical studies, political science, and Spanish.


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Important Dates

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Volunteer with NightShift

NightShift is a Christian front-line street ministry where students work together to transform homeless lives by engaging in one-to-one encounters, serving them supper, and caring for them.

Careers in Humanities
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Humanities graduates leave TWU with many skills that prepare them for different types of careers such as:

  • Social activism
  • Public relations
  • Social work
  • Missions
  • Politics

Faculty Profiles

Craig Allert, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies and History
Director MA in Biblical Studies
Coordinator Christianity and Culture Program

Robert Burkinshaw, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Robert Doede, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

Stephen Dunning, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

John Dyck, D.Phil

Assistant Professor of Political Studies

Janet Epp Buckingham, B.A., LL.B., LL.D.

LLC Director; Professor of Political Studies and History

Grant Havers, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy and Political Studies

Monika Hilder, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Holly Faith Nelson

Holly Faith Nelson, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of English; Co-Director of the Gender Studies Institute

Sara Pearson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English; Coordinator of First-Year English

Myron Penner, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy, Director
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities
Director, Anabaptist-Mennonite Centre for Faith and Learning

Darren Provost, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History, Coordinator for History

Robynne Rogers Healey, Ph.D.

Professor of History
Co-coordinator Gender Studies Minor
Co-director, Gender Studies Institute.

Paul Rowe, Ph.D.

Professor and Coordinator of Political and International Studies

Bruce Shelvey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History and Political Studies

Lynn Szabo, M.A.

Professor Emerita in English

Phillip Wiebe, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy; MAIH

Jens Zimmermann, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Former Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion and Culture