What does it mean to be human? The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at TWU answers this question and more.
By taking a Multidisciplinary major in humanities, you will deepen your understanding of culture and society, and gain a skill set that can be applied to any field of work.
In our Multidisciplinary program, you will learn about your cultural heritage and the study of human beliefs, ideas, and values. Our courses teach you the role of humanities while challenging you to discover questions concerning human society.
You also have the 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.
OUR MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES PROGRAM OFFERS:
- A Multidisciplinary major in Humanities leading to a BA degree
- A Multidisciplinary major in Social Science leading to a BA degree
- A Human Services certificate
- A Pre-Law certificate
- A Gender Studies minor
The Pre-Law Certificate certificate allows students who have obtained a TWU degree to earn an additional certificate and qualifications. This certificate is ideal for students who are interested in studying law, attending law school, or pursuing other careers that involve law, such as paralegal, law clerk, policing, business, and more.
Courses help students develop a foundational understanding of how law—for example, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms—affects politics, society, and individual lives. This knowledge is essential for students, particularly Christian students, who desire to engage in contemporary debate. With informed perspectives, they can discuss legal decisions that have a direct bearing on the freedoms they will be able to exercise in the future, including religious freedoms.
HUMAN SERVICES CERTIFICATE
The Human Services certificate enriches students with a wide range of courses in the social sciences, psychology, and sociology programs, preparing them for the helping professions.
The program focuses on issues such as child and family development, criminal justice, faith-based social services, general human services, and global issues. Students are also equipped to work with individuals who experience social, emotional, and cognitive problems.
GENDER STUDIES MINOR
A Gender Studies minor offers students the opportunity to understand the role of gender in society, its structural framework in different countries, the perception of gender in the West, and a study of how the concept of gender has evolved throughout the centuries. Offered through the Gender Studies Institute at TWU, a multi-disciplinary minor in gender studies provides students with several courses, ranging from feminist philosophy to engendered history.
Graduates of our Multidisciplinary program often step into professions involving research, the justice system, government, business, or community and social services. Employers look for the skills that our graduates excel in such as research, critical thinking, and analytical skills. If you want to further your studies in humanities, you can take the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities. This program also gives you the option of three disciplines: English, History, and Philosophy.