Humanities

Get introduced to a wide world of people, cultures, and ideas.

Study broadly across the Humanities disciplines: English, history, philosophy, theology, and more. As our students engage with diverse topics and perspectives, we encourage them to know what is true and love what is good. To that end, our program includes significant biblical and theological grounding alongside study in their concentration.

Students taking Humanities at Briercrest develop the communication skills and love for learning they need to excel in many fields. These skills are especially valuable in marketplace settings, graduate-level study, and many kinds of ministry.

Learn to read thoughtfully, write skillfully, and think carefully in a community that seeks God’s Kingdom first. View our programs below.

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Life after marking
Posted: May 15, 2018

Read what Matthew Zantingh, PhD, has to say about the rhythms of teaching and the joys of intro-level English courses.

Keeping the Faith
Why Christian higher education?
Posted: September 24, 2019

In a time when young adults are leaving the faith in overwhelming numbers, what is the role of Christian higher education? President Michael Pawelke describes the difference Christian education can make for students.

A life-changing lecture?
Posted: September 25, 2018

About a month ago I attended a public lecture by the controversial professor, psychologist, and YouTube sensation Jordan Peterson. He's on a tour promoting 12 Rules for Life: an Antidote to Chaos, a best-selling book of moral advice.

Archibald Library
Summer 2019 faculty reading list
Posted: April 23, 2019

Special Faculty Blog alert: we asked staff and faculty members to recommend some of their favourite books. Start your summer reading with a pick from your Briercrest Faculty reading list... and try not to miss your profs too much.

Throughout my adventures this year, I have made some incredible friendships with amazing people who have challenged me to grow in my faith, embrace hope in the future, and break out of my comfort zone.
Loris Tiede