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Humanities



Faculty

Dr. Lexie Wiggins, Chair
Dr. Jan Anderson
Mrs. Catherine Anthony
Miss Susan Hermes
Dr. Daniel Hurst
Dr. N. Luanne Hurst
Dr. Keith Hutchison
Mr. Frank Partridge
Mr. William Ritchie


Degrees and Majors

English (B.A.)
General Studies (A.A. or B.S.)
History (B.A.)
Humanities (B.A.)
Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A. or B.S.)
Pre-Law (B.A.)

Academic Minors

English
History


Purpose

The purpose of the Division of Humanities is to assist in providing the foundation of a liberal arts education to prepare the student to seek knowledge for its own sake and to place it in a Biblical framework. The primary goal is the pursuit of truth so that the mind, the reason, and the power to reflect are exercised. Programs offered within the division are designed to send students to their sacred and secular duties well-prepared and fortified with Christian character.

Description of Division of Humanities

The courses offered by this division form a major part of the foundation of the liberal arts education and lead to six academic majors including five bachelor degree programs. Majors leading to a Bachelor of Arts require instruction at the intermediate level in a foreign language and a course in philosophy. This requirement assumes that the student will have taken two years or more of language at the high school level and will be ready to resume language studies at the college level in Spanish or French. In most cases, students will have to take beginning level foreign language to be successful at the intermediate level.



Bachelor of Arts in English

The major in English seeks to develop in the student the ability to think, write, and speak clearly and effectively. In addition, faculty strive to help the student understand, enjoy, and evaluate literature by becoming acquainted with the works of the world's major writers as well as those writers’ social and intellectual backgrounds. This major is especially profitable for students wishing to enter the Christian ministry or become English teachers, librarians, or lawyers. It is also for those desiring a general humanities background. Students may enter the English major upon submission of a writing portfolio approved by the English Department. Students are to submit the portfolio upon completion of sixty hours.

Course Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in English

Freshman
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3   BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
ENG 101* English Composition I 3   CIS 100 Introduction to Computers 3
ESS 109 Concepts of Fitness 1   ENG 102 English Composition II 3
GNS 101 Freshman Seminar 0   HIS HIS 121, 122, 201, or 202 3
HIS HIS 121, 122, 201, or 202 3   LAN Elem Foreign Language 3
LAN Elem Foreign Language 3   MAT MAT 140 or higher 3
MAT@ MAT 140 or higher 3        
  TOTAL 16     TOTAL 18


Sophomore
ENG 201 Expository Writing 3   BIB Bible Elective 3
ENG 211 American Literature Survey I 3   ENG 204 Creative Writing 3
LAN Interm Foreign Language 3   ENG 212 American Literature Survey II 3
PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy 3   HUM 200 Introduction to Fine Arts 3
POS 231 American Const Government 3   LAN Interm Foreign Language 3  
        SCI SCI 104, 106, or 107 3
  TOTAL 15     TOTAL 18


Junior
BIB 411 Bible Doctrines I 3   BIB 206 Modern Religious Issues 2
COM 110 Fund of Communication 3   BIB 412 Bible Doctrines II 3
ENG English Elective 3   ENG 222 British Literature Survey II 3
ENG 221 British Literature Survey I 3   ENG English Elective 3
PSY 210 General Psychology 3   ENG 331 World Literature 3
        ENG English Elective 3
  TOTAL 15     TOTAL 17


Senior
MIS 101, 201, BIB 430 or 440 3   ENG English Elective 3
ENG 332 Shakespeare 3   ENG English Elective 3
ENG 441 Contemporary Literature 3   ENG 490 Literary Criticism 3
ENG 491 Literature Seminar 3     General Electives 4
  General Electives 4        
  Total 16     Total 13
          TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 128

Major requirements are in bold print and require a minimum grade of C- to satisfy program.
* Entry level courses are determined by a placement exam.
@ Students who need remediation in algebra begin with MAT 099 Basic Algebra or MAT 130 Intermediate Algebra.
English Electives: Select from the following (ENG 291, 301, 312, 321, 332, 334, 391, 430, 431, or 436).



Associate of Arts in General Studies

The A.A. degree program in General Studies offers a core curriculum in liberal arts. This program is designed for the individual who will use the degree as a stepping stone into a four-year program at Clearwater Christian College or another four-year institution. It is designed for the above-average student seeking to gain Biblical foundations in his study of the liberal arts before he or she enters advanced studies in an academic program not currently available at CCC.

Course Requirements for Associate of Arts in General Studies

Freshman
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3   BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
COM 110 Fund of Communication 3   ENG 102 English Composition II 3
ENG 101* English Composition I 3   HIS HIS 121, 122, 201, or 202 3
ESS 109 Concepts of Fitness 1   MAT MAT 140 or higher 3
GNS 101 Freshman Seminar 0   SCI SCI 104, 106, or 107 3
HIS HIS 121, 122, 201, or 202 3        
MAT@ MAT 140 or higher 3        
  TOTAL 16     TOTAL 15


Sophomore
BIB 411 Bible Doctrines I 3   BIB 206 Modern Religious Issues 2
ENG ENG 211, 212, 221, 222, or 331 3   BIB 412 Bible Doctrines II 3
HUM 200 Introduction to Fine Arts 3   POS 231 American Const Government 3
LAN Foreign Language 3   PSY 210 General Psychology 3
PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy 3     General Electives 4
  General Elective 3        
  TOTAL 18     TOTAL 15
          TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 64

* Entry level courses are determined by a placement exam.
@ Students who need remediation in algebra begin with MAT 099 Basic Algebra or MAT 130 Intermediate Algebra.



Bachelor of Science in General Studies

The Bachelor of Science in General Studies requires a curriculum in liberal arts, a Bible minor, and 128 credit hours of study. Students in this program must complete at least 32 hours of 300-400 level courses from Clearwater Christian College. The completion of the college academic core may serve as a springboard for directing students into a specialized field of study. This program permits undeclared students the opportunity to complete a four-year program and receive a bachelor’s degree from an accredited Christian liberal arts college.

Course Requirements for Bachelor of Science in General Studies

Freshman
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3   BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
COM 110 Fund of Communication 3   CIS 100 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 101* English Composition I 3   ENG 102 English Composition II 3
GNS 101 Freshman Seminar 0   HIS HIS 121, 122, 201, or 202 3
HIS HIS 121, 122, 201, or 202 3   MAT@ MAT 140 or higher 3
PSY 210 General Psychology 3        
  TOTAL 15     TOTAL 15


Sophomore
ENG ENG 211, 212, 221, 222, or 331 3   BIB Bible Elective 3
MAT MAT 140 or higher 3   ENG ENG 211, 212, 221, 222, or 331 3
POS 231 American Const Government 3   ESS 109 Concepts of Fitness 1
  General Electives 6   HUM 200 Introduction to Fine Arts 3
        SCI SCI 104, 106, or 107 3
          General Elective 3
  TOTAL 15     TOTAL 16


Junior
BIB 206 Modern Religious Issues 2   BIB 412 Bible Doctrines II 3
BIB 411 Bible Doctrines I 3     General Electives 14
  General Electives 12        
  TOTAL 17     TOTAL 17


Senior
MIS 101, 201, BIB 430 or 440 3   HUM 491 Humanities Seminar 3
  General Electives 14     General Electives 13
  Total 17     Total 16
          TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 128

* Entry level courses are determined by a placement exam.
@ Students who need remediation in algebra begin with MAT 099 Basic Algebra or MAT 130 Intermediate Algebra.



Bachelor of Arts in History

There is an ever-present need in our society for well-informed citizens with a thorough knowledge of historical trends and social forces which shape society. History majors are trained to understand and interpret these forces. The College offers a B.A. program in history to provide students with a Biblical approach to this field of study. Facts are examined, and conclusions are formed by students motivated by a love of learning and a love for history. Graduates from this major are prepared for graduate studies in education, political science, law, and a host of other fields. Undergraduate training in history can be a springboard to many professions where critical thinking skills and disciplined inquiry are valued.

Course Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in History

Freshman
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3   BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
ENG 101* English Composition I 3   CIS 100 Introduction to Computers 3
ESS 109 Concepts of Fitness 1   ENG 102 English Composition II 3
GNS 101 Freshman Seminar 0   HIS 122 History of Civilization II 3
HIS 121 History of Civilization I 3   LAN Elem Foreign Language 3
LAN Elem Foreign Language 3   MAT MAT 140 or higher 3
MAT@ MAT 140 or higher 3        
  TOTAL 16     TOTAL 18


Sophomore
BIB Bible Elective 3   BIB 206 Modern Religious Issues 2
COM 110 Fund of Communication 3   ENG ENG 211, 212, 221, 222, 331 3
ENG ENG 211, 212, 221, 222, or 331 3   HUM 200 Introduction to Fine Arts 3
HIS 201 United States History I 3   HIS 202 United States History II 3
LAN Interm Foreign Language 3   LAN Interm Foreign Language 3
POS 231 American Const Government 3   SCI SCI 104, 106, or 107 3
  TOTAL 18     TOTAL 17


Junior
BIB 411 Bible Doctrines I 3   BIB 412 Bible Doctrines II 3
GEO 200 Survey of World Geography 3   HIS** History Elective (Non Western) 3
HIS** History Elective (Non Western) 3   HIS 351 America in Nuclear Age 3
HIS 347 Florida History 3     General Electives 6
PSY 210 General Psychology 3        
  TOTAL 15     TOTAL 15


Senior
MIS 101, 201, BIB 430 or 440 3   HIS History Elective 3
HIS History Elective 3   HIS 423 Early National Period 3
HIS 491 History Seminar 3   PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy 3
  General Electives 6     General Electives 5
  Total 15     Total 14
          TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 128

Major requirements are in bold print and require a minimum grade of C- to satisfy program.
* Entry level courses are determined by a placement exam.
@ Students who need remediation in algebra begin with MAT 099 Basic Algebra or MAT 130 Intermediate Algebra.

**Non-Western History electives include HIS 321, 343, or 353.



Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

The Humanities major includes study in the traditional liberal arts disciplines of history, literature, language, philosophy, Bible, fine arts, and rhetoric (speech). Our program satisfies the student whose interest is to pursue a major which does not include a special concentration in any one of these areas. Whether or not this program is followed up with an advanced degree in a specialized field of study, the major in Humanities is preparatory for many directions in life.

Course Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

Freshman
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3   BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
ENG 101* English Composition I 3   CIS 100 Introduction to Computers 3
GNS 101 Freshman Seminar 0   ENG 102 English Composition II 3
HIS HIS 121, 122, 201, or 202 3   HIS HIS 121, 122, 201, or 202 3
LAN Elem Foreign Language 3   LAN Elem Foreign Language 3
MAT@ MAT 140 or higher 3   MAT MAT 140 or higher 3
  TOTAL 15     TOTAL 18


Sophomore
COM 110 Fund of Communication 3   BIB Bible Elective 3
ENG ENG 211, 212, 221, 222, or 331 3   ENG ENG 211, 212, 221, 222, or 331 3
LAN Interm Foreign Language 3   ESS 109 Concepts of Fitness 1
PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy 3   HUM 200 Introduction to Fine Arts 3
POS 231 American Const Government 3   LAN Interm Foreign Language 3
PSY 210 General Psychology 3   SCI SCI 104, 106, or 107 3
  TOTAL 18     TOTAL 16


Junior
BIB 206 Modern Religious Issues 2   BIB 412 Bible Doctrines II 3
BIB 411 Bible Doctrines I 3   COM Communications Elective 3
COM 330 Oral Interpretation 3   ENG 204 Creative Writing 3
ENG 201 Expository Writing 3   MUS Music Elective 3
ENG 332 Shakespeare 3     General Elective 3
HIS History Elective (300-400) 3        
  TOTAL 17     TOTAL 15


Senior
MIS 101, 201, BIB 430 or 440 3   ENG Literature Elective (300-400) 3
ENG Literature Elective (300-400) 3   HIS History Electives (300-400) 3
SCI Science Elective 3   HUM 491 Humanities Seminar 3
  General Electives 6     General Electives 5
  Total 15     Total 14
          TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 128

Major requirements are in bold print and require a minimum grade of C- to satisfy program.
* Entry level courses are determined by a placement exam.
@ Students who need remediation in algebra begin with MAT 099 Basic Algebra or MAT 130 Intermediate Algebra.



Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

The interdisciplinary studies major is designed for students with exceptional ability and focus, offering them the opportunity to study in multiple disciplines. The program includes the Bible minor, the College academic core, and an additional concentration in two other disciplines that the student selects in consultation with his or her faculty committee.

In order to build a foundation for an advanced degree in a specialized field of study:
  • Students are required to complete at least 13 credit hours (25%) of the coursework at CCC in the chosen concentrations at the 300-400 level.
  • Students must have at least a 3.00 GPA by the end of the first semester of their sophomore year.
  • Transfer students must have a 3.00 GPA and complete at least 6 hours in the principal concentration and 3 hours in the secondary concentration at Clearwater Christian College.
  • Courses selected for the Interdisciplinary Studies degree may not be commensurately pursued for a second degree.
  • Students may not choose their concentrations from the same department.
  • Students may choose principal and secondary concentrations from areas that are listed below.
  • The concentrations should be comprised of courses that are either required or electives in the chosen area.


  • Areas of possible concentration: Bible (hours above the required minor), church ministries, accounting, business administration, information systems management, biology, education, music, communication arts, English, history, exercise and sport science, mathematics, psychology, and missions.

    Process

    1. The student determines the intended concentrations before the end of the first semester of their sophomore year or during the freshman year.
    2. The student identifies and consults with at least three faculty members to serve on his or her committee, one per concentration. The faculty members will work with the student on his or her final project and advise the student.
    3. Before midterm of the first semester of the sophomore year, the student who desires to major in Interdisciplinary Studies must write a formal, three-part proposal (prospectus), which must be approved by his or her committee and the interdisciplinary studies program chair.
    a. The essay
    i. The prospectus must include an essay which develops the student's reasons for choosing the Interdisciplinary Studies major and the two areas of concentration.
    ii. The essay also must include how the student envisions benefiting from the degree.
    b. The curriculum plan
    i. Also the prospectus must state the two areas of concentration which the student intends to pursue and a list of proposed courses for each from the catalog.
    ii. These courses must be from the 300 and 400 levels, with the exceptions of prerequisite courses and skills classes such as writing and calculus courses, which are at the 200 level.
    c. The capstone project
    i. Additionally, the prospectus must include a proposal for the capstone project, drawn from the Bible minor and the student's two concentrations.
    ii. The student would be responsible to work with his committee to develop and implement the project and for direction in the creative process.
    iii. Grading and managing the project is the responsibility of the committee.
    iv. An oral presentation of the project is required.

    4. Upon approval of the prospectus and a verification of a 3.00 GPA, the student will be admitted and allowed to begin his or her upper level courses.
    a. The prospectus must be submitted before or during midterms of the first semester of the sophomore year.
    b. The approval process must be completed by the end of the first semester of the sophomore year.
    5. Once the prospectus has been approved by the committee, copies will be placed in the academic folder, the advising folder, and the Registrar's Office. Changes in the plan must be approved and signed by all committee members.

    Course Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

    Freshman
    BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3   BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
    ENG 101* English Composition I 3   CIS 100 Introduction to Computers 3
    GNS 101 Freshman Seminar 0   ENG 102 English Composition II 3
    HIS HIS 121, 122, 201, or 202 3   HIS HIS 121, 122, 201, or 202 3
    LAN Elem Foreign Language 3   LAN Elem Foreign Language 3
    PSY 210 General Psychology 3   MAT@ MAT 140 or higher 3
      TOTAL 15     TOTAL 18


    Sophomore
    COM 110 Fund of Communication 3   BIB Bible Elective 3
    ENG ENG 211, 212, 221, 222, or 331 3   ENG ENG 211, 212, 221, 222, or 331 3
    LAN Interm Foreign Language 3   ESS 109 Concepts of Fitness 1
    MAT MAT 140 or higher 3   HUM 200 Introduction to Fine Arts 3
    PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy 3   LAN Interm Foreign Language 3
    POS 231 American Const Government 3   SCI SCI 104, 106, or 107 3
      TOTAL 18     TOTAL 16


    Junior
    BIB 206 Modern Religious Issues 2   BIB 412 Bible Doctrines II 3
    BIB 411 Bible Doctrines I 3     Principal Concentration 3
      Principal Concentration 6     Secondary Concentration 9
      Secondary Concentration 6     General Electives 3
      Secondary Concentration 6        
      TOTAL 17     TOTAL 15


    Senior
    MIS 101, 201, BIB 430 or 440 3   HUM 491 Humanities Seminar 3
      Principal Concentration 9     Principal Concentration 3
      Secondary Concentration 3     General Electives 8
              General Electives 8
      Total 15     Total 14
              TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 128

    Major requirements are in bold print and require a minimum grade of C- to satisfy program.
    * Entry level courses are determined by a placement exam.
    @ Students who need remediation in algebra begin with MAT 099 Basic Algebra or MAT 130 Intermediate Algebra.



    Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law

    Pre-Law is an interdisciplinary major representing a variety of academic fields including Business, History, and English. It provides students with broad undergraduate training, which is excellent preparation for law school. Students must have a 3.50 grade point average to continue in the major.

    Course Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law

    Freshman
    BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3   BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
    ENG 101* English Composition I 3   CIS 100 Introduction to Computers 3
    ESS 109 Concepts of Fitness 1   ENG 102 English Composition II 3
    GNS 101 Freshman Seminar 0   HIS 122 History of Civilization II 3
    HIS 121 History of Civilization I 3   LAN Elem Foreign Language 3
    LAN Elem Foreign Language 3   MAT MAT 140 or higher 3
    MAT @ MAT 140 or higher 3        
      TOTAL 16     TOTAL 18


    Sophomore
    ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I 3   ACC 202 Principles of Accounting II 3
    BIB Bible Elective 3   BIB 206 Modern Religious Issues 2
    ENG ENG 211, 212, 221, 222, or 331 3   COM 110 Fund of Communication 3
    HUM 200 Introduction to Fine Arts 3   ENG ENG 211, 212, 221, 222, or 331 3
    LAN Interm Foreign Language 3   LAN Interm Foreign Language 3
    POS 231 American Const Government 3   SCI SCI 104, 106, or 107 3
      TOTAL 18     TOTAL 17


    Junior
    COM 330 Oral Interpretation 3   MIS 101, 201, BIB 430 or 440 3
    ECO 201 Principles of Economics I 3   CIS 250 Adv Microcomputer Appl 3
    ENG 201 Expository Writing 3   ECO 202 Principles of Economics II 3
    ENG 332 Shakespeare 3   ENG 204 Creative Writing 3
    PSY 210 General Psychology 3   HIS HIS 201 or 202 3
      TOTAL 15     TOTAL 15


    Senior
    BIB 411 Bible Doctrines I 3   BIB 412 Bible Doctrines II 3
    BIS 303 Business Law I 3   BUS 304 Business Law II 3
    GEO 200 Survey of World Geography 3   COM 310 Argumentation and Debate 3
    PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy 3   HIS History Elective (300-400) 3
      General Elective 2   HUM 491 Humanities Seminar 3
      Total 14     Total 15
              TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 128

    Major requirements are in bold print and require a minimum grade of C- to satisfy program.
    * Entry level courses are determined by a placement exam.
    @ Students who need remediation in algebra begin with MAT 099 Basic Algebra or MAT 130 Intermediate Algebra.



    MINORS IN THE DIVISION OF HUMANITIES

    Course Requirements for Minor in English

    ENG 101/102 English Composition I and II 6
    ENG 201/204 Expository Writing or Creative Writing 3
    ENG 211/212 American Literature I and II 6
    ENG 221/222 English Literature I or II 3
    ENG 321 Advanced Grammar 3
      Total 21

    Course Requirements for Minor in History

    HIS 121/122 History of Civilization I and II 6
    POS 231 American Constitutional Government 3
    HIS 201/202 United States History I or II 3
    HIS History Electives (300-400 level) 6
      Total 18