Welcome to the Humanities Department
How do we image God through literature, communication, history, philosophy and language? The Humanities Department at TFC is committed to continuing to find practical and God-honoring answers to those questions. We believe it is critical that we celebrate the human endeavors, such as literature, art, communication, philosophy, language and history, and to explore their potential to articulate the restorative and liberating power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe God created us to be creative. It is in and through that God-given creativity we express our commitment to Him. To that end we view writing, reading, filmmaking, thought, speech, dialogue, poetry and all constructive human enterprises as an opportunity to work out our salvation. Furthermore, we intentionally seek to ensure we don’t separate any of these enterprises from our work as the Body of Christ.
The Humanities Department is a collection of academic disciplines that studies the ways people produce, process, consume and understand the human experience. The department pursues this study within a biblical framework that fosters a learning community committed to growing in humanity’s purpose as God’s image. As students pursue B. A. or B.S. degrees in Communication Studies, English, History, or Philosophy they will be required to sharpen both critical thinking and communication skills. These two skill sets are of the greatest value in preparing students for graduate school and for careers in teaching, journalism, writing, media, advertising, public relations, and a whole host of other professional opportunities.
The Humanities Department also offers minors in Applied Ethics, English, French, History, Journalism, Leadership, Media Studies, Philosophy, Public Relations and Spanish. We also offer the Associate of Arts degree, a two-year community college degree that meets the needs of students who desire only two years of college or that allows them to lay a biblical foundation before transferring to a university for a more specialized major.
In Genesis we read that God brought all the animals to Adam to see what he would name them. This part of the creation narrative reveals to us a fundamental component of God’s will for humanity. He desires that we act creatively. Through this creativity we produce methods of understanding our world. We in the Humanities Department at Toccoa Falls College view our work in the same frame as Adam naming the animals. Through our exploration of literature, human communication, languages, human reflection and thought, and history, we are creating ways of understanding that allow us to see God at work in our world.
We would love to have you be a part of our community. Please let us know any questions you might have. We would relish the opportunity to share our vision with you.
Curt N. Wanner
Chair, Humanities Department, Toccoa Falls College
The Humanities Department serves the total student body by providing much of the general education core curriculum, teaching students to think constructively about every area of life-based on the biblical worldview. We also offer the Associate of Arts degree, a two-year community college degree that meets the needs of students who desire only two years of college or that allows them to lay a biblical foundation at a Christian college before transferring to a secular university for a more specialized major.
- Applied Ethics
- Media Studies
- Public Relations