Do you want to create your own major? If you are a student with a variety of passions, or if you feel like a single major just doesn’t encompass all your interests, the Interdisciplinary Studies major will allow you to integrate a variety of disciplines as part of your work at Grace College. You will graduate with knowledge that spans the curriculum, yet is sharpened to fit your interests and passions. Designed to promote creativity, original problem solving and greater curriculum flexibility, this unique major requires you to complete 15 credits in each of three departments with an eye to weaving the areas together around your interests. The integration that results will eventually be demonstrated in a senior project. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to enter the major, and entrance requires the completion of an interview process where the student explains their curricular intentions. Students who are in good academic standing following their first year of study at Grace may submit a proposal and apply for acceptance into this major.
This art history course is a survey of art forms from the Renaissance to the present. The primary focus is on the Western European art traditions. However, when the occasion warrants it, the cultures of India, China, Japan, the native Americas, Africa and the South Pacific are discussed.
Designed to give students an orientation to and practice in the principles, techniques, formats and skills necessary to be a writer in the fields of public relations and advertising. Students will develop specific pieces such as press releases, internal memos, fact sheets, public service announcements, commercials and promotions for print, electronic media and the Web.
This course is an introduction to the cultural, political and geographical history of Latin America and the impact of Spanish and Portuguese colonization. As such, it examines the culture and history of Central and South America and to a lesser extent, the Caribbean. It examines the region’s indigenous civilizations, society under colonial rule, independence movements and Latin America’s role in political events during the modern era. The course will have a special focus on Mexico and may be integrated with an on-site J-term study tour to Mexico City and the surrounding region.
A study with intensive concentration on the various theories and schools of literary criticism such as formalism, new historicism, deconstruction, dialogism and basic textual criticism, among others. Representative readings and application to selected texts are features of the course to provide the student with precise skills in the explication of texts.
An introductory study of the principles and techniques of investigation and data collection in the social sciences. The course will deal with techniques of organizing, conducting, analyzing and presenting such data.
An overview of physical, chemical and biological components and their interactions in streams, wetlands and lakes. Particular focus will be on outdoor field work to learn hands-on skills in this area of study
Small business planning, which applies the fundamentals of planning, organizing, leading and controlling to the specific requirements of small business marketing, finance, production and personnel. Practical application and case study is emphasized.
The nature of man and how his culture affects him are explored with a view to how this, in turn, affects ministry in intercultural contexts. Worldview assumptions and resulting values, beliefs, behavior and attitudes are examined to determine how they affect the person in his perception and understanding of the physical and spiritual world around him and, ultimately, his understanding of the Gospel. Social organization is examined as to how it affects ministry strategy, and the nature of culture change is investigated with a view to evangelism.
Students will identify the central affirmations of Christianity that distinguish orthodoxy from heresy, heterodoxy, liberalism and neo-orthodoxy. Students will be able to support each defining doctrine from Scripture. The role of creeds, church councils and doctrinal statements in defining and preserving orthodoxy will be explored. Students will appreciate the diversity within Christian orthodoxy, while the central affirmations are preserved.
B.A. in English, Westmont College; M.A. in English Literature, University of California (Santa Barbara); M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
Frank Benyousky joined the Grace College faculty in 1985. He specializes in English Renaissance and C. S. Lewis, has written on George MacDonald, and has completed advanced studies in communication at Notre Dame. Benyousky directed the Grace College Prison Extension program from 1989 to 2005.
B.F.A., Indiana University, Fort Wayne; M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion; M.F.A. in Visual Arts, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California
In addition to her academic accomplishments, Kim Reiff has worked as a marketing communications manager, graphic designer and production manager.
B.A. in History and English, Spring Arbor University; M.Sc. in British History, University of Edinburgh, U.K.; Ph.D. in British History, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
Mark Norris is the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, professor of European and world history, and he advises pre-law and social studies education students. Norris is engaged in various writing projects dealing with Tudor England, the history of India, and religion in America during the early part of the 20th century. Additionally, he co-edited a volume on the history of Grace College & Seminary, entitled, "Becoming Grace" (BMH 2015). Norris has taken students on study trips to Scotland, India, and to areas in the South that were instrumental in the Civil Rights movement. He also coaches the Grace Mediation team. Mark and his wife, Marla, have three children and live in Warsaw, Indiana.
B.A. in Business Administration, Cedarville University; M.B.A., University of Baltimore; D.B.A., Cleveland State University
Jeffery Fawcett serves as dean of the School of Business and professor of marketing. He came to Grace College in 2011, bringing 24 years of experience in Christian higher education. Prior to beginning his teaching career, he worked as a consultant in Washington, D.C. on contracts with Naval Sea Systems Command and the Federal Aviation Administration. Fawcett is active in the Christian Business Faculty Association.
B.A. in Psychology, Grace College; M.A. in Biblical Counseling, Grace College; M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary; Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Ball State University
Thomas Edgington joined the Grace College faculty in 1992. He is a licensed psychologist and mental health counselor, who has practiced in community health centers, church counseling centers, and private practice. He is involved in ongoing research and has interests in marriage counseling and counseling depression and anxiety.
B.A. in Biology and Chemistry, Trinity Christian College; Ph.D. in Resource Ecology and Management-Aquatics, University of Michigan
Nathan Bosch joined the Grace College faculty in 2008. He is passionate about teaching and mentoring all ages of students to value and care for our water resources. To better understand how to take care of aquatic ecosystems, he has studied lakes and rivers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. At Grace College, he fulfills the role of associate professor in environmental science as well as the director of the Center for Lakes & Streams, a research center at Grace College. Before moving to Winona Lake and joining Grace College, Bosch earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan while also working as a researcher at the Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is married and has four children. When he is not on a lake or in a stream, he can be found at home, playing with his kids.
B.S. in Psychology, The Ohio State University; M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary; D.Min. in Pastoral Studies, Denver Seminary
Jeffrey Gill was the senior pastor of the Delaware, Ohio Grace Brethren Church for 20 years (1982 to 2002). He started at the church when it was little more than a church plant. It experienced substantial growth over the years and is now well-known in the FGBC as a healthy and influential church body. He assumed the role of dean of Grace Theological Seminary in July, 2002. In 2008, he was named dean of the School of Ministry Studies, which includes both the Seminary and the undergraduate Biblical Studies Department at Grace. He was the National Moderator of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches in 2002. He and his wife, Kathy, have two grown daughters.
An archivist is a professional who assesses, collects, organizes, preserves, maintains control over and provides access to information determined to have long-term value. The information maintained by an archivist can be any form of media (photographs, video or sound recordings, letters, documents, electronic records, etc.).
Contract with organizations to provide writing services that are creative, insightful, and/or technical and always tailored to the marketplace. Remain up to date on current trends in the field in which they write by being a continuous learner.
Brand identity designers create the visual identity, or the branding, for a company and/or its clients including logos, promotional materials and advertising programs that establish and promote a corporate identity. Brand identity designers possess innovation and problem solving skills. Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is common. Typography is a key area in which a brand identity designer should excel.
Are you passionate about nature and eager to pass that love on to others? Environmental educators, also known as naturalists and interpreters, teach students about natural resources. Environmental educators might do their teaching outside while hiking, canoeing or sitting around a campfire, for example. They often work for the government, schools and nonprofit organizations in camps, parks, nature centers, environmental programs and museums. Being in beautiful settings and participating in outdoor activities are two of the bonuses of this job. However, some opportunities are part-time, short-term and low paying.
Typically within a ministry or non-profit organization, project coordinators reach out to under-served populations with vital services and may conduct training, create awareness, raise funds, evaluate services and work to improve the lifestyle of others.
Manage client inquiries by gathering information and responding to questions. Work to research and resolve problems in a timely manner. Assist members in understanding and maximizing the benefits and use of their program.
Directs and coordinates activities of writers engaged in preparing creative, technical, scientific, medical or other material for publication. Analyzes developments in specific fields to determine need for revisions, corrections and changes in previously published works.