Department of Humanities
To be human is to be in relationship to others: the relationships created through language, culture, literature, history, and politics shape every aspect of our lives. In the Department of Humanities, we seek to deepen our understanding of our Creator, ourselves, and others through sustained study of these relationships.
Approach to Humanities
The Department of Humanities is the heart of Grace College’s intellectual community and comprises four interrelated programs: Communication, English and Journalism, History and Political Science, and Modern Languages. With over 30 majors and minors ranging from French Education and Creative Writing to Archaeology and Digital Communication, our academic programs prepare humanities majors for successful careers and Christ-centered global citizenship. In addition, our department houses the Interdisciplinary Studies major, a flexible option for students with unique interests.
Students in our department benefit from small, interactive classes with dynamic scholars at the top of their fields, mentoring relationships with faculty, and hands-on learning experiences and internships. We also sponsor many opportunities for enrichment and involvement including a student-run newspaper, podcast, and literary magazine; a forensic speech team and mediation team; language clubs; field trips; and an on-campus history museum. In addition, our department is home to Grace’s Institute for Global Studies, an innovative living-and-learning community that connects students with opportunities for intercultural communication on campus and around the world.
Studies in Humanities
Get Involved in Humanities
Effective communication skills are near the top of desired traits for nearly all professional positions, regardless of major field of study or career industry. As a result, forensics is a great extracurricular activity for students from any major!
The Institute for Global Studies is your one-stop-shop when it comes to engaging the world. Learn how you can get involved.
This is a club and varsity academic team that focuses on learning and practicing the art and skill of mediation. Students study the arts of peacemaking and negotiation and participate in regional
and national mediation conferences and tournaments. For information about the Mediation Team email us.
The Sounding Board
The Sounding Board is a student run publication. See how you can get involved.
Winona History Center
See what the Winona History Center has to offer. Get involved in the history of the area and our early bible conference roots.